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Blonds-only Island Resort Stirs Racism Charges

Blonds-only Island Resort Stirs Racism Charges Twitter Follow There are probably more blonds in Lithuanian (capital, Vilnius), Iceland and maybe Sweden than any other place on the earth. But the blonds of tiny Lithuania (a Baltic country) have decided to turn one corner of the Indian Ocean island of the Maldives into a blonds-only resort. The BBC reports that a ... Read More »

TripAdvisor Adds Cool New Feature: “Reviews At A Glance”

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TripAdvisor Adds Cool New Feature: “Reviews At A Glance” Twitter Follow It’s not easy to find Go to TripAdvisor. Look for the hotel whose reviews you want to read. Then follow the wise but “snarky”owl to “Reviews You Can Trust.” Then below that, on an already busy page, is TripAdvisor’s latest genius stroke, “Reviews at a Glance” TripAdvsor has made ... Read More »

Are Ace Hotels The Coolest Hotels In America?

Are Ace Hotels The Coolest Hotels In America? Probably. And that probably makes Ace Hotel founder, Alex Calderwood, one of the hippest guys in America. If Chris Mahoney, Senior VP at BlackBook Media is right, the recession killed the big, expensive hotel model, and “Calderwood has filled a niche.” BlackBook publishes popular on and off line content on hotels, restaurants ... Read More »

Top Ten Travel Social Network Sites for 2010

Top Ten Travel Social Network Sites for 2010 It’s pretty common these days for someone to come up with a “top ten” best web sites list or air fare search engine list or applications, and it’s anyone’s guess how accurate or useful the list is since we all have different needs and preferences and us the sites differently. But I’m ... Read More »

Short Skirts, Bikini Tops Cause More Car Crashes

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Short Skirts, Bikini Tops Cause More Car Crashes You know it’s summer and a slow news season when the web site, Insurance News, tells us that men get into more car accidents in the summer than in the winter. They get into more car crashes generally, but much more so in the summer, says Sheila’s Wheels, a British-based insurance company ... Read More »

FAA Downgrades Mexico’s Airline Safety Rating

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FAA Downgrades Mexico’s Airline Safety Rating The Associated Press announced Tuesday that Mexicana de Aviacion, known to millions of sun seeking, Mexico-bound travelers as “Mexicana” filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. and Mexico after pilots and flight attendants rejected a pay cut and layoffs. Just days before, reports AOL Travel, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded Mexico’s aviation safety ... Read More »

Pssst! Don’t Change Your Sheets, And Earn Some Money

Pssst! Don’t Change Your Sheets, And Earn Some Money Usually my hotel room doesn’t need regular cleaning, and my sheets don’t need changing daily. And when I tell the housekeeping staff to skip my room, they reward me with a hand to the small of their backs, and a thanks for making their day a little easier. Besides, they often ... Read More »

Huffington Post Launches New Travel Section. Will It Work?

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Huffington Post Launches Travel Section In saying that some of her happiest moments as well her most “enriching and enlightening moments have come through travel,” Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the Huffington Post, announced late last week that the Huffington Post launched a new travel section, HuffPost Travel. The new on line feature will be headed by Kate Auletta, ... Read More »

Seduced By The Cayman Island Sisters

From NMT Images Seduced By The Cayman Islands Most any novel or movie about corporate bad guys somehow always has shady types furtively wiring funds off shore to the Cayman Islands. Truth is, the three islands that make up the Cayman archipelago are so much more than temples of high finance, regardless of John Gresham’s books. Little Cayman and Cayman ... Read More »

Why Travel Public Relations Must Change

From NMT Images Why Travel Public Relations Has to Change In his very successful book, The New Rules of Marketing and PR, social media guru David Meerman Scott sounds the death knell for public relations as we have known it in the last hundred or so years. In fact, until the advent of social media, public relations hasn’t changed much ... Read More »

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