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1 hr ago | Examiner.com

Carnival Sunshine coming to Port Canveral, sets sail from new port on April 17

The Carnival Sunshine , which has been sailing out of New Orleans, is headed to Port Canveral in Florida.

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Related Topix: Carnival Cruise, Disney Cruise Line, Cruise Lines

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Deutsche Bank will lend $1.9B to Hawaii hotel owner Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts

Deutsche Bank AG will lend $1.9 billion to Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts LP, which owns five Starwood Hotels & Resorts-branded hotels in Hawaii, beating out three other international lenders.

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Related Topix: Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, Financial Services, Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

6 hrs ago | Electric Energy Online

Annual Sales of Hybrid and Electric Trucks Will Reach Nearly 105,000...

Despite government support, such as funding under the United States' economic stimulus efforts, the market for hybrid and electric trucks has struggled to expand beyond a narrow niche.

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Related Topix: Navigant International

10 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

Photos: The 5 most desired hotel amenities

A lunar eclipse took place Tuesday. The entire event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to US space agency NASA.

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Related Topix: Hotelscom, Travel

11 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

Tripadvisor Given New $105.00 Price Target at Credit Suisse

The firm currently has an "outperform" rating on the stock. Credit Suisse's target price indicates a potential upside of 31.63% from the stock's previous close.

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Related Topix: TripAdvisor, VirtualTourist

13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Avvo Overcomes Lawyers' Objections, Raises $37.5M

Lawyers who don't like being rated on the Web used to sue or threaten online legal marketplace Avvo regularly, but now they've begun to view the service as a valuable tool instead of a threat, the company says.

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Related Topix: Avvo, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, VirtualTourist, TripAdvisor, Startups, Yelp

16 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

OMVS Explores Adding Oil & Gas Transportation Services

With the oil and gas industry in the U.S. enjoying a tremendously profitable renaissance, On the Move Systems Corp. is exploring the addition of oilfield transportation services to its growing slate of online travel and transportation options.

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Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Priceline, pricelinecom, Computers, Travelzoo, Advertising

20 hrs ago | Canada Online Explorer

Survey: What hotel amenities travellers want most

In a new survey by Hotels.com , 1,000 travellers from around the world were asked to rank 33 amenities in order of how important they deemed them to be and it turns out free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast are the most important hotel amenities for visitors.

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Related Topix: Hotelscom, Travel

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Reuters

Shipping alliance opposes Beckham's Miami arena plan

An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper ad on Monday protesting retired English soccer star David Beckham's plans for a soccer arena at the port of Miami, saying it threatens the city's plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL, Royal Caribbean Cruises

NOLA.com

A tour of the Carnival Dream, largest cruise ship to make New Orleans its homeport ...

The Carnival Dream floated into the Port of New Orleans at approximately 5:45 Monday morning , becoming the largest cruise ship to establish a year-round homeport in the Crescent City.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Carnival Cruise, Beer

MediaPost

TripAdvisor, Hotwire Top Travel Site Ads, Study Shows

Phoenix Marketing International will release findings this week from an online travel audit analyzing consumer sentiment about the most popular travel industry ads on TV.

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Related Topix: VirtualTourist, Hotwire, Startups, TripAdvisor, Marketing, Priceline, WebMD

Denver Westword

Marijuana: Denver hotel searches for 4/20 weekend up 73 percent

As we've reported, State of Colorado and City of Denver tourist agencies have resisted the temptation to use marijuana as a way to lure visitors to the area, despite mainstream media pot coverage that's essentially free advertising.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Hotelscom

Zillow Blog

Jack Reacher Author Buys Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi's Co-Op

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has sold his co-op on New York's Upper West Side to the author of the Jack Reacher book series.

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Related Topix: Expedia, Tarrytown, NY

ArkansasBusiness.com

Boyle Building Will Carry Aloft Hotel Banner

The 12-story Boyle Building at 501 Main St. in Little Rock will be developed as an Aloft Hotel, according to announcement Monday by the Chi Hotel Group of Little Rock.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide

CNN

Most photographed places are ...

Sightsmap.com has revealed the destinations tagged most often on Panoramio, a Google photo-sharing website.

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Related Topix: WebMD, TripAdvisor, Travel

Mobile Marketer

How the 5 biggest online travel agencies are expanding beyond mobile bookings

The next generation of mobile innovation for online travel agencies is moving away from transactions to influencing all parts of the travel experience, including loyalty programs, personalized messages and real-world sales.

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Related Topix: Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, iPhone, Wilmington, DE

Merinews

India Travel Awards: First of its kind in Southern India

For the first time, Indian tourism celebrated the achievements of those behind the success of the travel and tourism industry in South India at a glittering awards ceremony named- India Travel Awards, held in Hyderabad recently.

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Related Topix: India Travel, Asia Travel, World News, India,

Q93

New Orleans To Be Homeport To Carnival's Largest Cruise Ship

Pleased with the success of their cruises from New Orleans, which are very popular and rated highly by their guests, Carnival Cruise Lines has decided to offer cruises from the Big Easy on its largest ship.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Carnival Cruise

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Three tips to eat like the locals while on vacation

When traveling part of the experience is finding an assortment of activities that are unique to the area.

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Related Topix: TripAdvisor

The Motley Fool

Is Google About to Disrupt the Travel Industry?

However, Google appears to be creating its own delicate juggling act with the likes of Priceline.com ( However, Google continues to push deeper into providing hotel bookings, which could mean interesting things for Google's long history with travel-related names like Priceline, Expedia, and TripAdvisor.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Priceline, VirtualTourist, TripAdvisor

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