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Can destination apps take the place of guidebooks?

  GPS is nice. Location-based recommendations can lead you to some tasty restaurants. But one of the best perks of traveling with a smartphone is being able to ditch bulky guidebooks and clunky maps. Flipping through your Fodor‘s while standing … 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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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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