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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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Airlines offering abundant fare sales, lower ticket prices through February

By SAMANTHA BOMKAMP NEW YORK — For travelers who aren’t tapped out from the holidays, it’s a great time to fly. January and February are the slowest travel months of the year. Planes that were packed during the holiday travel season could … Continue reading

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Attack shows ‘major security loophole’ at airports

By William Maclean, Security Correspondent LONDON — Monday’s Moscow bombing shows much more must be done to protect the world’s airports from ground attacks, a risk long overlooked in the post-September 11 rush to secure passengers in-flight, analysts said on Monday. … Continue reading

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More Australians flee as floods move across SE

By ROHAN SULLIVAN MELBOURNE, Australia — Townspeople huddled behind sandbag walls Monday as the inland sea swamping southeastern Australian snaked toward them down a tangle of swollen rivers, and the prime minister urged big business to help pay for a disaster big … Continue reading

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