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The Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel Dubrovnik indoor pool. (Photo courtesy of the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel.)

Posted on July 13th, 2015

Discover Dubrovnik

The Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel in Croatia is offering the Discover Dubrovnik package for two guests.
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Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa offers VIP access to the Mdina Grand Prix.

Posted on July 13th, 2015

VIP Access to the Mdina Grand Prix in Malta

The Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa, the official sponsor of the Mdina Grand Prix—Europe's vintage car rally hosted in Malta—is offering a package with VIP access to the event.
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Inside the Eishole Ice Cave in Austria. (Photo credit: Richard Rico)

Posted on July 13th, 2015

Virtuoso Agent Staci Kimball Gives Us the Scoop on Adventures by Disney

Virtuoso agent Staci Kimball gave us her take on what it's like to sell the Adventures by Disney product and what she learned from her recent travels to Central Europe with the tour operator.
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Posted on July 10th, 2015

Pleasant Holidays Suspends Sales of Trump Hotels

Pleasant Holidays suspends all sales of all Trump International Hotels in its portfolio.
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Tarragon Restaurant aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa 2

The first time I reported on German-born Hapag-Lloyd Cruises—several years ago after sailing with the first Europa—I called it the best cruise line American vacationers had never heard of. Now there’s Europa 2, and it’s highly likely that travel consultants and their clients are hearing quite a lot about Hapag-Lloyd thanks largely to a lively marketing campaign.
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Windstar Cruises' Star Breeze.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

Windstar’s Star Breeze

The sparkling newcomers—Star Pride, Star Breeze and Star Legend—sport no sails, and it’s scarcely a surprise that the line’s veteran cruisers might be caught momentarily off base.
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Writer Ed Wetschler poses with Galapagos’ famous tortoises.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

Small Boats & Big Tortoises in the Galapagos

When my friend Larry returned from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, he told me (repeatedly) that he’d found the water too cold for snorkeling. A few months ago, when I returned from the Galapagos, I told him that his skinny pal had felt warm enough. How could this be?
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Royal Palm South Beach.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

A Couple of New Brands Bring Diversity to the Hotel Landscape

Loews and Starwood launch new hotel brands.
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A tour of Chichen Itza is included in Mayan World itineraries. (Mexican Tourism Board)

Posted on July 9th, 2015

A Treasured Journey into the Past

Mexico offers a cultural feast of World Heritage sites, including archaeological wonders left behind by the Maya and Aztec indigenous groups that are awe-inspiring, enigmatic and breathtaking.
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Just a 30-minute drive from Angama Mara, Governor’s Balloon Safaris offers hot air balloon rides.

Posted on July 9th, 2015

Indaba 2015 (with a taste of Durban)

For four days last May, the city of Durban welcomed just over 1,000 exhibitors from 20 African countries, about 2,000 buyers and 750 members of the media from around the globe at INDABA 2015.
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