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The Chaos of Travel: Who Can Help?

While it might have been a bit ambitious for PhosCusWright to call its recent Webinar, Chaos Calls: Philip Wolf Answers, that's exactly what they did. PhoCusWright, a leading travel market and research company, put their president, Philip Wolf, squarely in the lion's den.While it might have been a bit ambitious for PhosCusWright to call its recent Webinar,

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Is Your Baby Safe Flying?

 It’s tortured reasoning.The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) position on mandatory child restraint systems (CRS) on planes is, that they’re not necessary.Child restraint systems is “gov-speak” for seat belts.Any why does the FAA think they’re not necessary?They contend that air travel is safer than car travel, where, by the...

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Carbon Offsets – More Hype Than Hope?

Travel honchos in the travel and tourism industry are running a bit scared.With all the hand-wringing about Global Warming, the execs wondered if they are about to become the next Exxon Valdez of travel, villains in the making: major contributors to global pollution.Travel honchos in the travel and tourism industry are running a bit scared.With all the hand-wringing...

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Give Us a Song, Newfoundland

“Give us song,” the dark-haired beauty called out from the doorway of one of the many Celtic pubs and taverns in St. John’s, Newfoundland’s upbeat capital.The young men sitting around the table smiled, and the patrons hoisted drinks and called for a song.“Give us a tune,” she laughed boldly,...

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Are Teen Travel Spas Self Indulgent?

The “Teen Spa Program” at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst Village, North Carolina is designed “to reduce teen stress through aromatherapy, massage, soothing music.” “We tell teens to leave their cares and stresses and backpacks...

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Twitter Your Travel Complaints

A woman we knew had to cancel her hotel reservation because she found out she was pregnant…and had pneumonia? As if she didn’t have enough problems, when she tried to cancel, she was told she missed the penalty free cancellation date, which was a stringent sixteen days prior to arrival! Some are actually longer.She made a fuss, going up the chain, but when finally confronted, the hotel...

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Historic Deerfield: Score One For The Native Americans

We think it's great that many of the colonial settlers in historic Deerfield, MA, who were taken captive by "attacking" Native American tribes opted not to return to the ways of the "white man."Perhaps the women and men were more emancipated under tribal rule than colonial law!But we're ahead of ourselves here.So, It wasn’t always this tranquil… this mile long stretch of...

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Reunions Can Be Tricky: How To Plan One

Travel for reunions is big business and getting bigger as families, communities, organizations and affinity groups  strive to stay in touch in an increasingly complex post 9/11 world.Travel for reunions is big business and getting bigger as families, communities, organizations and affinity groups  strive to stay in touch in an increasingly complex post 9/11 world.The...

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Travel Recipes We Found and Loved

Travel is about food!Sure, it’s about shopping and seeing the sights, but there's no better way to get to know a culture and its people than by sharing their food with them. Not cuisine, food!?? I mean the fabled falafel stands and savory street food in North Africa, the small tavernas of Italy and...

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How Not To Travel With Bed Bugs

A few heads were scratched at AOL Travel’s recent story about about bed bugs.We weren’t scratching from the bugs but from curiosity: Why would author Libby Zay do a piece on the nasty critters.A few heads were scratched at AOL Travel’s recent story about about bed bugs.We weren’t scratching from the bugs but from curiosity: Why would author Libby Zay do a...

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