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Some luxury hotels renting rooms by the hour

Some luxury hotels are embracing the example of cheaper motels and letting guests rent rooms by the hour, the Chicago Tribune reports. Manhattan’s upscale Le Parker Meridien, where rooms with a view of Central Park normally start at $379, recently … Continue reading

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N.J. Gov.: State Won’t Repay U.S. for Tunnel Work

By ENR New York TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the state will continue its fight to avoid repaying the federal government for money spent on the Hudson River rail tunnel project that he canceled in October. … Continue reading

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White Flags Waving: AA, Sabre Put Their Legal Battle on Hold

by Michèle McDonald – Travel Market American Airlines and Sabre Travel Network have called a truce, and Sabre has reverted to unbiased displays of American flights. The warring parties put their legal wrangling on hold until June 1. “American Airlines … Continue reading

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Philippines Cultivates Medical Tourism Market with Packages, Fams

 by Nick Verrastro– Travel Market The Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) said it is seeing positive results from a drive encouraging North American tour operators to sell medical packages to the Philippines. The tourism department has been working with the … Continue reading

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Small businesses in Cuba cater to tourists

CIENFUEGOS, Cuba — Communist Cuba’s recent easing of red tape for private enterprise is improving services for tourists in provincial towns on the Caribbean island, with hundreds of new restaurants and lodgings opening up. “Mom-and-pop” small businesses have begun to boom … Continue reading

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‘Rubbish hotel’ booked up for Spanish tourism fair

By Martin Roberts and Catherine MacDonald Celebrating a tourism fair staged this week to promote Spain’s biggest industry is a new hotel in central Madrid whose maker freely admits is rubbish. German sculptor H.A. Shult used 12 tons of recycled … Continue reading

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