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The best places in the world to zip-line

20-07-2017

The best places in the world to zip-line

Shannon McMahon, SmarterTravel.com Published 8:08 a.m. ET July 20, 2017 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide Icy Strait Point, Alaska: Alaska has some of the best mountain and glacier views in the world, and a lengthy zip-line might be the most invigorating way to see them. The Icy Strait Point ZipRider sends up to six riders at a time (side-by-side) across the length of 18 football fields for an all-encompassing view of... Read more

CDC reporting significant drop in norovirus infections on ships

19-07-2017

The number of infectious illness outbreaks on cruise ships has dropped sharply in the last 12 months, greatly extending what had already been a stretch of smooth sailing for the industry. Since July 2016, just four ships have experienced gastrointestinal illness that reached the level of an outbreak, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which monitors cruise ship outbreaks. That compares with an average of 19 outbreaks annually from 2008 to 2014. About 70% of the gastrointestinal outbreaks... Read more

Waikiki hotel is largest Holiday Inn Express in U.S.

19-07-2017

The largest Holiday Inn Express in the U.S. has opened at what used to be Honolulu's Maile Sky Court Hotel.... Read more

Copper Creek Villas open at Disney World

19-07-2017

The Pacific Northwest-themed Copper Creek Villas & Cabins has opened at the Disney World Resort in Orlando.... Read more

LA Times launches journalist-hosted tours

19-07-2017

The Los Angeles Times has launched a series of small-group tours, called... Read more

Avis to enable voice reservations on Amazon Alexa

19-07-2017

Avis next month will become the first car rental company to allow customers to make voice reservations through Amazon's Alexa.... Read more

lRS regulations remain stringent for travel-related expenses

19-07-2017

Q: In a column five years ago (" Tough to meet IRS requirements on travel-related deductions ," Aug. 6, 2012), you wrote that there were no court precedents, regulations or IRS guidance on the deductibility of travel agents' familiarization trips and other travel expenses incurred to learn about suppliers' products and destinations. Any update? Also, what are the odds of getting caught if I deduct something I shouldn't? A: There is now one relevant court... Read more

Ghosts and bikes rule Amsterdam

19-07-2017

In Amsterdam for Phocuswright Europe last spring, I stayed at the Grand Amrath Hotel. It's reputed to be haunted. I didn't know it because unlike the 80% of travelers who read reviews before they book a hotel, I didn't do any research. I stayed there because it was the hotel of choice for the Phocuswright team. It's a very old hotel -- actually, ancient, because to us in Asia, any hotel over 30 years old... Read more

Supreme Court OKs weakened travel ban

19-07-2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.... Read more

 

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