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1 hr ago | Hospitality Net

The Ritz-Carlton Crafts Picture Perfect Memories as Largest Luxury Wedding Atelier In Asia Pacific

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. 4445 Willard Avenue - Suite 800 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States Phone: 941-6225 Fax: 703-941-7492 Visit Website Wedding planners at The Ritz-Carlton are redefining the art of the wedding atelier by curating artisanal luxury wedding shows fuelling the dreams of couples looking for an intimate affair or a lavish dream wedding that would rival royalty. each year, making The Ritz-Carlton the largest luxury wedding atelier and host in the region.

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Related Topix: Wedding, RitzCarlton Hotel Company, Hotels, Chevy Chase, MD

2 hrs ago | Mail on Sunday

What Scotland's independence would mean for tourism industry

Tourist snaps chilling moment a family allows their BABY to crawl to the edge of a 1,982ft mountain ledge for a souvenir photo From a 1,300ft zip wire in Colombia to a cliff-edge trek in China: Incredible photos of world's most dangerous walks to school Complaining that Stonehenge is 'just rocks', writing about pimps on a stairwell and BLOOD STAINS on pillows: The most bizarre TripAdvisor reviews of all time revealed If your name's not down, you're not coming in! Pranksters set up makeshift NIGHTCLUB in a London Tube carriage, complete with banging music and bouncers City of culture! Five of the UK's top 10 best-rated museums are in London ... with the National Gallery ranked number one 'I have never been so ill': Thomas Cook agrees to pay A 3,000 to holidaymaker who was hospitalised after contracting E. coli at Tunisian resort What a wash out! World's first five-star underwater hotel ... (more)

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Related Topix: TripAdvisor, Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, E. Coli, Health, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Kentucky

2 hrs ago | Express India

Revealed: Where and how Indians plan travel abroad

A study by travel site TripAdvisor reveals that the number of Indians planning to travel abroad in 2014 has gone up. AP/PTI A study by travel site TripAdvisor reveals that the number of Indians planning to travel abroad in 2014 has gone up by 21 percent compared to last year.

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Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Best of 2007, Central America Travel, Travel, Belize Travel

2 hrs ago | Palm Beach Post

Cabana restaurant in West Palm Beach closes

It's adios to Cabana Las Palmas in West Palm Beach. The Nuevo Latin cuisine restaurant quietly shut down on August 31, after five years in the 500 block of Clematis Street.

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Related Topix: West Palm Beach, FL, Delray Beach, FL, TripAdvisor, Boca Raton, FL

7 hrs ago | York Press

Railway museum comes out top of the list for tourists

The awards are compiled by online travel site TripAdvisor, and were gathered from user reviews from the last 12 months. Jim Lowe, head of operations at the NRM, said: "Coming sixth in the UK and nineteenth in Europe is outstanding given the quality of the competition - and is testament to the tireless work of our staff and volunteers to make the museum what it is."

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Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Hotel Interactive

Starwood Hotels' Aloft to Debut in El Paso, TX

Set to Launch in the summer of 2016, Aloft El Paso Downtown will Appeal to the Next Generation of Travelers with its Loft-Like Design, Intuitive Technologies and Live Music at the WXY Bar. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced plans for its leading-edge Aloft brand to debut in El Paso, Texas.

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Related Topix: Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, El Paso, TX, University of Texas at El Paso

KOLD-TV Tucson

Desert Museum makes top-ten list

TUCSON, AZ - A popular outdoor museum in Tucson has just made a top ten list, based on millions of reviews and opinions. TripAdvisor says the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is number 9 on the list.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist

Switched

How Not to Plan a Wedding in 7 Easy Steps

Get as many opinions as possible -- it's always better to make highly personal decisions with the doubts of others swirling around inside your head. 2. Hire a travel agent and pay them hundreds of dollars to tell you that you're only viable destination-wedding option is an all-inclusive resort in Mexico that he/she directly profits from.

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Related Topix: Wedding, TripAdvisor

Mashable

Ripping a Business on Yelp? This Congressman Has Your Back

The rise of online review sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor have forced businesses to take action to maintain their digital reputations. To combat the rise in businesses suing over bad online ratings, a congressman is introducing a bill that will clarify the relationship between reviewer and reviewee while trying to prevent frivolous lawsuits.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yelp, TripAdvisor, US Politics, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, US House of Representatives, Democrat

USA Today

Carnival to renew Great Vacation Guarantee program

Carnival to renew Great Vacation Guarantee program Carnival Cruise Lines refunded 47 cruises over the past year Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1s5lAUI Carnival Cruise Lines refunded 47 cruises over the past year in the process of honoring its Great Vacation Guarantee, which promises your money back plus 10% if a Carnival cruise isn't for you. The no-questions-asked refund was one way Carnival tried to rebuild its business from the aftermath of the Carnival Triumph engine room fire and subsequent bad publicity early in 2013.

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Related Topix: Carnival Cruise, Marketing

The Bold Italic

Yelpers Can Legally Talk Lots of Trash Now

Crowd-sourced review sites like Yelp or Tripadvisor have always been a bit of a predicament for businesses. On one hand, they do a better job of weeding out the good, the bad, and the ugly, better than any curated review service ever has.

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Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Hudson, NY, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Daily Echo

Change come sto top roles at Carnival UK

David Dingle has been appointed chairman of the powerful cruising empire and David Noyes, currently executive vice president of operations, has been promoted to chief executive. Mr Dingle, together with Mr Noyes, who will also have operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard Line, will take up their new roles on October 1 and report to Carnival Corporation president and chief executive, Arnold Donald in Miami, Florida.

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Related Topix: Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises, Carnival Cruise, Carnival

CBS Local

Art Institute Named Best Museum On Planet Earth By TripAdvisor

"Founded in 1879, this spectacular Windy City attraction is home to more than 300,000 pieces of art including the famous "American Gothic" painting by Grant Wood and "Stack of Wheat" by Claude Monet," TripAdvisor said. "In addition to its permanent displays, the museum hosts 30 rotating exhibitions and hundreds of gallery talks and performances each year.

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Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Painting, Arts, 9, Chicago, IL

The Orlando Sentinel

NASA to announce winner of new space vehicle contract

NASA plans to announce today the winner of a lucrative contract to build the so-called "taxi" to the International Space Station that will return the U.S. to manned spaceflight, the space agency said. The competition pits aerospace giant Boeing Co.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Manufacturing, Sierra Nevada, Aerospace-Defense

The Orlando Sentinel

09/17: People on move

Submit professional appointments, management-level promotions, and significant awards for individuals , along with photos, online at orlandosentinel.com/submitpeopleonmove.

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Travel World News

The Luxury Collection Celebrates 140th Anniversary of Hotel Imperial...

As part of a multi-million dollar investment to restore one of Europe's most iconic hotels under The Luxury Collection, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today unveiled the restored public spaces at Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna. The one-year, $14M restoration of the hotel's ground floor, which includes the landmark lobby, a signature restaurant, destination bar, Imperial Cafe and Imperial Torte shop, and private event venues, was led by British interior designer Alex Kravetz, in close collaboration with the Bundesdenkmalamt .

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Related Topix: World News, Austria, Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Vienna, Austria Travel, Austria Travel, Europe Travel, Arts, Interior Design

Airwise

TUI, TUI Travel Agree EUR 6.5 Bln Merger

Europe's biggest tour operator, TUI Travel, and majority owner TUI have agreed the terms of a merger, creating the world's largest leisure and tourism group with a combined value of EUR6.5 billion . The agreement on the terms of the recommended all-share, nil-premium merger comes after the two companies announced they were in talks in June.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Asian Civilisations Museum tops in Singapore: TripAdvisor

The museum also came in ninth in Asia, above Malaysia's Islamic Arts Museum, according to the travel site operator. SINGAPORE: The Asian Civilisations Museum beat out the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum to come out tops in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Travellers' Choice Museums in Singapore list.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist, Best of 2007

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Resource Investing News

Newstrike Capital's Ana Paula Features Low Cash Costs, Opportunities to Expand

On Monday, gold- and silver -focused exploration company Newstrike Capital reported the results of a preliminary economic assessment for its Ana Paula project in Mexico, and the numbers certainly appear to stack up well. With an after-tax net present value of $232.1 million at a 5-percent discount, an internal rate of return of 32.8 percent and a 2.4-year payback period, Newstrike looks to have a project with strong potential under its belt.

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Related Topix: Sabre Holdings, World News, Mexico

Sys-Con Media

Legroom Matters, Pillows Don't: ExpediaA 2014 LCC Airline Index ...

LCC airlines typically feature a single aircraft type, high utilization, low fares and limited perks compared to traditional airlines. to report on that tradeoff between fares and frills.

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