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TRO Travelgram: June 7



Thursday, June 7
Mexico Without the Crowds, or Attitude
On Oaxaca's Costa Chica, people are friendly and prices are gentle. The waves, however, are a different story... New York Times

A gentleman's London weekend
Man about town Simon Horsford books a wet shave and sets off to enjoy a weekend fit for a gentleman in London... Telegraph (London)

Madrid attractions: what to do and see in summer
Our Madrid expert, Annie Bennett, suggests what to see and do in the city this summer, with advice on upcoming exhibitions and shows, and suggestions on where to stay... Telegraph (London)

Tours and Activities
London 2012: 50 of the best unusual museums in London
With 50 days to go before the Olympic Games begin,'s London editor John O' Ceallaigh rounds up 50 of London's best alternative and quirky museums... Telegraph (London)

Australia's top five secret beaches
From coast to coast and top to tip, Lee Atkinson names five great Aussie beaches that you're likely to have all to yourself... Sydney Morning Herald 

17 great food markets around the world
Whether you wish to gormandize in southern France or graze in Santa Fe, markets offer travelers a sampling of a destination's freshest bounty in one central place... USA Today

Cruise Critic Members Up in Arms Over Leaked Carnival Loyalty Program Changes
A leaked version of Carnival's new VIFP (Very Important Fun Person) past-passenger loyalty program has Cruise Critic readers up in arms...

Small ship line SeaDream adds first Costa Rica cruises
Small ship cruise line SeaDream Yacht Club is Costa Rica bound. The company says the 112-passenger SeaDream I will transit the Panama Canal in late 2013 to offer its first sailings along Costa Rica's Pacific Coast... USA Today

American Airlines to reduce July flying
American Airlines says it will reduce flights in July partly because of a shortage of pilots due to more of them calling in sick... Seattle Times

LaHood: DOT's hands are tied on airline seat fees
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told a Senate panel today that he's been urging airlines against charging more for popular seats, but that he can't force them to do what he wants... USA Today

How do you know your airline is safe?
Most travelers know little about the hundreds of carriers transporting passengers across the globe, and Sunday's deadly crash in Nigeria might raise concerns. So how do passengers find safety information?... CNN

For one day only: Renaissance hotels offer free events
For today only, 151 Renaissance properties in 35 destinations across the world will host "Get Out & Discover" events meant to encourage guests to leave their rooms and experience their surroundings... USA Today

Hotel Review: W Paris-Opéra
The first W hotel in Paris has the ability to transport. But will you like where it takes you?... New York Times

Yotel hotels chief plans U.S. expansion
The Japanese pod hotel concept could be spreading across the USA if Yotel Chief Executive Officer Gerard Greene gets his way... USA Today

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