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TRO Travelgram: July 26


Thursday, July 26
Istanbul attractions: what to see and do in summer
Our Istanbul expert, Terry Richardson, suggests what to see and do in the city this summer, with advice on upcoming exhibitions and shows, and where to stay... Telegraph (London)

Twenty reasons to visit Kuala Lumpur
From shopping and cooking to markets and mosques, this is the best Kuala Lumpur has to offer... Sydney Morning Herald 

An Insider's Itinerary on Sweden's Eastern Coast
On a trip devised by a Times reader, the Frugal Traveler camps in a questionable spot and solves a windmill mystery... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Court suspends tourism in tiger reserves
India's top court has suspended tourism in core areas of tiger reserves as the country struggles to stem the dwindling numbers of the endangered wild cats, a lawyer said... Telegraph (London)

Weekend Escape: Great American Beer Festival in Denver
Visiting Denver during the Great American Beer Festival is fun by the liquid ounce and more... LA Times

New York gets another rooftop bar with a view
Find a spot at the Rooftop Terrace at Renaissance New York Hotel 57 and prepare to stare at the Chrysler building all night long. Many New York rooftop bars have great views, but this is one of the few unobstructed ones we've found... USA Today

New Princess Cruise Ship to Feature Batting Cage, Laser Shooting Range
With the Olympics Games set to begin in just over a week, Princess Cruises has revealed the fitness offerings on the 3,600-passenger Royal Princess, scheduled to debut in June 2013...

Royal's Cruise Tour Bus Crash, Part 2: 'Not a Traffic Accident'
Less than a week after a bus crash left several Freedom of the Seas passengers injured while on a ship-sponsored excursion in St. Martin, first-hand accounts are emerging that imply the crash may not have simply been a routine traffic accident...

First look at cantilevered shower on Celebrity Cruises ship
One of the best views from Celebrity Cruises next ship, the 3,030-passenger Celebrity Reflection, will be from the shower of its top suite... USA Today

Researchers list top 10 airports for spreading disease
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Civil and Environmental Engineering department looked at the 40 largest U.S. airports and figured out which ones would be the most likely to spread a disease in the event of an outbreak in the cities they serve... CNN

US Airways reports 'highest quarterly profit' ever
US Airways this morning reported what it is calling the "highest quarterly profit in company history."... USA Today

Virgin Australia to crew: Be less sexy, don't say 'mate'
Virgin Australia is sending its flight attendants to etiquette classes, where the crews are being told to tone down their sexiness and adopt a more sophisticated air when interacting with customers...USA Today

America's hottest new hotel restaurants
Convenient as they are for a quick bite, hotel restaurants can get a bad rap for uninspired menus and bland atmosphere — sometimes, deservedly so. But there's been a countervailing trend gathering strength since the mid-'90s...

6 money-saving hotel tips for families
When it comes to booking a hotel for vacation, families want comfort, cleanliness and amenities – and all at a budget they can afford...

America's most charming inns
The 10 boutique properties on this list deliver top-notch service, delicious food (marquee chefs, on-site cooking schools and organic gardens are commonplace) and doses of Americana...

Other and Odd
'Rome alone': Boy, 11, slips through security, flies from UK to Italy without passport
An 11-year-old boy flew alone from England to Rome after boarding a commercial flight without a passport, boarding pass or cash, officials said Wednesday...

U.S. tourist ordered to pay $6,500 fine for illegal Cuba trip
In the latest twist to the USA's 50-year-old trade sanctions against communist Cuba, a New York man has agreed to pay a $6,500 fine to end a long-running dispute with the U.S. Treasury Department over an unauthorized trip he made as a tourist 14 years ago... USA Today

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