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TRO Travelgram: July 3



Tuesday, July 3
In Singapore, Taking Butter With Your Coffee
There are many ways to explore Singapore — through its casinos, its busy night clubs, its botanical gardens... New York Times

Atlantic City gets a free light and music extravaganza
Like fellow gaming mecca Las Vegas, which offers tourists several outdoor shows involving lights and music, Atlantic City is getting a free outdoor light and music extravaganza... USA Today

Tours and Activities
7 great U.S. national parks for families
There's something special about the awe in a 5-year-old's eyes when she sees for the first time the Old Faithful Geyser in full eruption...

World's best distillery tours
Liquor has taken on an increasingly prominent position in the zeitgeist... ABC News

Millions to travel for the Fourth, despite midweek holiday
Millions of Americans are hitting the road for the Fourth of July, despite the holiday landing mid-week this year... USA Today

Report: Gay cruise turned away from Morocco
A Holland America cruise ship with more than 2,000 gay travelers on board was turned away from Morocco over the weekend, several news outlets are reporting... USA Today

Bermuda by cruise ship: A quick guide to the top attractions
Planning a cruise that stops in Bermuda? USA TODAY's new cruise review site,, has launched a quick online guide to the destination... USA Today

Lawsuit challenges plans for Charleston cruise terminal
Environmental and preservation groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging plans for a $35 million cruise terminal in South Carolina and asking a federal judge to invalidate a permit for the project... USA Today

American Airlines changes tune on canceled flights
Losing two vacation days is unacceptable, but not as disappointing as American's canned apology and mileage offer... San Francisco Chronicle

Eight air marshals fired for drinking during training
Eight federal air marshals are being fired for drinking alcohol during training, and six others are being disciplined for not reporting it... CNN

5 ways to keep kids busy during a flight delay
Being stuck in the boarding area with kids in tow can be challenging...

Frequent Flier Pros to the Rescue
A handful of frequent flier fanatics are using their expertise to hunt down and book those award seats for you... New York Times

Hotel Review: Inn at the Presidio in San Francisco
The first hotel to open in the Presidio, the former military base on San Francisco’s northwest edge, with suites and rooms from $195 to $350... New York Times

Other and Odd
Why use a travel agent
Smart travelers save time, money and headaches by booking with a travel agent... Misc

7 common expenses that take travelers by surprise
Bad surprises: getting the final bill on your cruise and seeing hundreds of dollars tacked on for gratuities and being informed you must pay a departure tax... CNN

Queen Elizabeth 2 now planned as floating hotel in Dubai
Dubai has settled on a use for the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner it bought for $100 million five years ago, with plans to turn it into a floating hotel fitted with many of the storied vessel's original furnishings...

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Brainstorming for Travel Agencies – Ideas from Clients and Associates
Clients are a great source of new ideas. Their travel ambitions are the stuff of which your practice is made. Their hobbies, interests and pursuits are fertile ground for ideas for marketing... Travel Research Online

Today in History
The Downing of Iran Air Flight 655
On July 3, 1988, Iran Air Flight 655 was flying to Dubai. Aboard were 290 passengers, including 66 children. As it passed over the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy's USS Vincennes... Travel Research Online<
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