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Ebola Already Costing Africa’s Travel Industry Millions

October 16th, 2014

A virus of fear surrounding the Ebola outbreak is taking a toll on the African travel industry. NY1′s Valarie D’Elia filed the following report. After a trip to West Africa earlier this summer, New York City based photojournalist Alison Wright is now heading to East Africa and South Africa on other documentary assignments, but this [...]

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New Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to See their City

October 20th, 2014

Courtesy: NYC & Company / Julienne Schaer

New Yorkers, are you getting out and seeing this great big beautiful city of ours? A three-month promotion called “See Your City” is being presented by NYC & Company, encouraging locals to explore the different neighborhoods of the five boroughs. The campaign showcases 10 neighborhoods: the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue, Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, DUMBO, the Staten [...]

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Get a Lesson in Fort Worth’s Cowboy Culture

October 20th, 2014

Courtesy: Fort Worth Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Do you have the stuff that makes you a cowpoke or a cowboy? Let these two Fort Worth events help you decide. From Oct. 24-26, the Stockyards National Historic District will hold Red Steagall’s Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival. The annual event celebrates western heritage and features music, cowboys, chuck wagon cooks, poets and [...]

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Set Sail Like Popeye: Tattoo-Themed Cruise In April 2015

October 17th, 2014

Courtesy: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

The first ever tattoo-themed cruise, Ink or Swim, will sail April 16-20, 2015 from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. It is produced by REBEL INK, a magazine highlighting tattoo lifestyle and ink culture, and photographer Dan Howell, and will offer the chance to get tats from some of the [...]

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Eurail Releases 20 Percent Discount on Off-Peak Passes

October 17th, 2014

Booking date: December 31st, 2014
Courtesy: Eurail Group GIE

Non-European residents can take advantage of a 20 percent discount on regular-priced Eurail Global and Select passes through the end of the year. Travel  through March 31, 2015 in 24 to 27 countries, depending on the type of pass. Click here to find out where you can purchase a Eurail Global or Select pass.

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Poll Finds Comfiest Airline Seats on jetBlue

October 16th, 2014

Drumroll, please. An Airfarewatchdog poll cites the domestic airline with the most comfortable economy class seats?   jetBlue. Of the 1,700 fliers queried, 21 percent chose the airline that also serves up the popular blue chips to its passengers. “JetBlue is famous for giving passengers more legroom than any other domestic airline in all economy class [...]

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TripAdvisor Study Reveals Top Travel Motivations

October 15th, 2014

TripAdvisor is revealing what travelers want out of their vacation and what their top vacation priorities are. More than 53,000 travelers and hoteliers from around the world took the poll.  Almost 6,000 of those respondents were from the U.S. The top motivations for U.S. travelers are: Provide unique and interesting experiences: 66 percent Enjoy special [...]

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