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TRO Travelgram: Aug 10



Friday, August 10
48 Hours In: Salzburg 
The Austrian city's annual festival of opera, theatre and classical music gives added sparkle to the home of Mozart and 'The Sound of Music', says Will Hawkes... The Independent

5 free, non-political things to do in Charlotte
President George Washington spent the night in a Charlotte inn once and came away unimpressed, referring to the city in his diary as a "trifling place."... Yahoo Travel News

36 Hours in Montpellier, France
In this Mediterranean city, trams are wrapped in style, city hall wears blue and the fruit of the sea decorates plates... New York Times

Tours and Activities
The irresistible call of the Grand Canyon
First, it was Mt. Whitney, then a trio of friends decided to hike the Canyon's South Rim. It was a weekend of great beauty — and perseverance and fortitude... LA Times

10 great places to try stand-up paddle boarding
Stand-up paddle boarding is making waves. The sport, which is has its roots in surfing, uses a board and paddle to scoot along the water, building strength and coordination... USA Today

Sailing San Francisco Bay Like a Pro
Next year, San Francisco will host the America's Cup. But you don't have to wait until then to taste the experience — and some sea spray — yourself... New York Times

Princess Unveils Expanded, Relocated Spa on Next New Cruise Ship
When Princess' newest cruise ship, Royal Princess, debuts in June 2013, it will have a relocated and expanded spa with more treatment rooms than any of its fleetmates, and an enhanced thermal suite called the Enclave...

Massachusetts town suggests sewage on beach came from cruise ship
A room tag from a cruise ship and sewage that washed ashore in Lynn, Massachusetts, over the weekend has led town officials to suggest it may have come from a Holland America ship... CNN

Canadian port town to taxis: Stop racing to pick up cruisers
The drive-as-fast-as-you-can taxi frenzy that greets cruisers arriving in Victoria, B.C. may be coming to an end... USA Today

El Al will honor tickets mistakenly discounted
Israel's national airline says it will honor tickets purchased this week at discount prices after fares were reduced erroneously...Yahoo Travel News

Spirit Airlines sued over 'unconscionable' fees
Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is the one U.S. airline that's more closely associated with add-on fees than any other. So maybe it should come as no surprise that the airline is now at the center of a lawsuit over airline fees... USA Today

AA pilots reject contract, face uncertain future
The head of the pilots union at American Airlines has resigned after the airline's pilots rejected a tentative contract offer that he had supported... USA Today

Room Service: Argos in Cappadocia, Turkey 
Live like a modern caveman in style at this Turkish boutique hotel...The Independent

Barclay twins win London luxury hotel court battle
British brothers David and Frederick Barclay have won a legal fight for control of Coroin, which owns three five-star hotels in London, after a court dismissed claims against the twins by one of the firm's shareholders... Yahoo Travel News

Best Western's top-tier 'Premier' chain reaches 146 hotels
Best Western recently opened two of its top-level hotels in Russia and Australia, boosting the small "Premier" brand's count to 146 properties in 34 countries... USA Today

Other and Odd
'Up to Speed' is one trippy travel show
Armchair travelers who find most travel shows a bit too slow — you know, earnest host visits exotic destination and waxes rhapsodic about the major landmarks — are about to get the chance to pick up the pace a bit...

TSA more popular than Congress
A majority of Americans believe the Transportation Security Administration is doing a good job, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday...

365 Guide Tip for the Day
Advertising Your Page on Facebook
Facebook provides your travel practice with a variety of advertising vehicles for promoting your page. Like all advertising, one of the key objectives, and difficulties, is converting your advertising dollars into a measurable return... 
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