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TRO Travelgram: Aug 6



Monday, August 6
My Italian escape: A converted stable, €2 red wine and olives galore
Italy seems to incite the most envy when you tell people you're going there. The country looms huge in our imaginations for its simple sensuous pleasures and for being the origin of all that's beautiful in Western culture... Globe and Mail

Tranquillity on an Island Off Cape Cod
Home to few cars, little night life and only about 18 year-round residents, Cuttyhunk Island may be an ideal destination for those who really want to escape... New York Times

Visiting Myanmar: It’s Complicated
Over the past year, destinations in Myanmar have drawn an increasing number of tourists. But the question of whether to visit a country long ruled by a brutal military dictatorship has not gone away... New York Times

Tours and Activities
Cheers! Top bars in London
With 11 million visitors attending the 2012 Summer Olympics in London right now, locals and tourists may need a drink. Here's an insider's guide to their favorite bars in the city...

50 years gone, Marilyn's legend lives on
She was a star and a style icon, a "dumb blonde" who was anything but and an abandoned child adored by millions. She was, of course, Marilyn Monroe and she died 50 years ago this

Hotel Gansevoort in NYC gets a new restaurant
Hotels are increasingly becoming known for their restaurants as much as for their accommodations... USA Today

A cruise for everyone: 7 themed sailings
When you think of a cruise, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Lounging by the pool with a pina colada? Overindulging at the buffet? ... How about Garrison Keillor?... CNN

River cruising makes a comeback on the Mississippi
Fans of river cruising have a new option for exploring the Mississippi River. The Queen of the Mississippi, a new paddlewheel riverboat operated by American Cruise Lines and built specifically for the river, launches on Saturday in New Orleans...

Tropical Storm Ernesto scatters ships in Western Caribbean
A growing Tropical Storm Ernesto has forced nearly half a dozen cruise ships heading to the Western Caribbean to alter course...USA Today

Southwest Airlines promo glitch charges customers for flights aplenty
Southwest Airlines has updated their Facebook page with information for customers affected by a computer glitch that has caused excessive credit card charges for countless people taking part in a 24-hour deal on Friday ... CNN

US Airways flight at Reagan National airport aborted after fire scare
Passengers were removed from a plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., on Friday after the pilot of the US Airways regional flight aborted takeoff...

Labor peace at United? Deal with pilots offers hope
Could there finally be peace between pilots and management at United Airlines?... USA Today

At the Waldorf Astoria, each guest gets a personal concierge
This summer, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is taking the concept of the concierge to another level with the launch of True Waldorf Service, a personalized and customized concierge service for business and leisure travelers... USA Today

TripAdvisor poll: Hotel rate discounts top free Wi-Fi as No. 1 perk
Hotel owners think that travelers want a break on their room rate more than they want free Wi-Fi, according to a new TripAdvisor poll... USA Today

Other and Odd
Is the photo better than the vacation?
Brent Larson might have had the vacation from hell, but it seems that any trip can be turned into a great tale with amazing pictures... CNN

Swarm of thousands of bees delay Pittsburgh flight 
A beekeeper says he had to be called into gather up a swarm of thousands of bees that delayed a Delta Air Lines Inc. flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to New York...

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Facebook – The Mechanics of Setting Up a Business Page For Your Agency
I begin our series on Expanding your Digital Footprint with the mechanics of setting up a business page on Facebook... Travel Research Online

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