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TRO Travelgram: July 25



Wednesday, July 25
Croatia: The coast with the most
With isolated islands, beautiful beaches, watersport hotspots and historic ports, Adriatic Croatia is a shore thing for a great seaside break... The Independent

5 surprising facts about London
Condé Nast Traveler senior editor Lisa Gill shares some trivia about London. Here are a few things we learned...

Catalina calls from across the water
The island, just 26 miles across the sea, as the song goes, is an easy-to-reach getaway for lovers of nature and relaxation... LA Times

Tours and Activities
World's coolest bazaars
Bazaars turn shopping into a cultural exchange, knitting you into local rhythms, customs and traditions like few other travel experiences can...

America's most-visited zoos
Approximately 175 million people — about half of America's population — visit a zoo or aquarium each year. The appeal is natural...

Best swimming holes across the USA
In the dog days of summer, nothing beats a leap, wild and free, into a good old-fashioned swimming hole. Grab your swimsuit and head for the river. We've rounded up 10 refreshing pools where you can float behind plunging waterfalls and swan dive from rocky ledges... USA Today

Venice Shows Support for Cruise
Just a day after we revealed Venice could be closed to big cruise ships, a group drawn from the porters, mooring, security, hospitality and tourism services in the city have joined together to show their support for cruise ships...

Cruise Ship-Sponsored Tour Bus Crashes
Thirty-six passengers from Royal Caribbeans Freedom of the Seas got the scare of their lives when the tour bus they were on in St. Martin plunged into a ditch Thursday morning...

American Airlines ending leaves for 400 flight attendants
Earlier this year, American Airlines allowed 400 flight attendants to take voluntary leaves rather than layoffs, but now it needs them back on the job...

Philadelphia: US Airways-AA merger would be a good thing
Count the city of Philadelphia among those endorsing US Airways' efforts to force a merger with American Airlines... USA Today

What airline fees are coming next?
It used to be death and taxes were the only certainties in life, but in recent years more and higher airline fees have become a lock as well... USA Today

At home in European B&Bs
Staying in a bed-and-breakfast is easy on the budget and gives a closer look at other cultures... Seattle Times

Wi-Fi fees drag hotel satisfaction
Hotel guests across the continent are not happy. At least that's the conclusion from a survey released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates... CNN

Colombia gets its first W Hotel
Colombia is getting its first W Hotel. W Hotels Worldwide has signed an agreement with Terranum Hotels to debut a new W Hotel in Bogota, the capital of Colombia... USA Today

Other and Odd
How to take great landscape photos on your travels
Landscapes can be one of the more gruelling photos to take, depending on how determined you are to get that perfect picture. And getting that perfect picture means going the extra mile – but isn't that what makes it worthwhile?... Globe and Mail

10 Paths to a More Fluent Vacation
Tired of sounding like a tourist when you travel? Here’s a guide to several programs designed to help you learn foreign words, phrases and more... New York Times

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Public Relations Tactics – Go Guerrilla
The essence of good guerrilla marketing are marketing tactics travel professionals can execute with a minimal expenditure of capital. Certainly public relations can fall into this category... Travel Research Online

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