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  • US Issues General Travel Alert
    The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Americans traveling abroad. A news release issued Friday said the recent deadly hostage incident in Australia "is a reminder that U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:49:59 -0500.
  • Sinosphere Blog: Beijing Battles Decline in Tourism
    Beijing is considering several measures to increase tourism, including extending visa-free entry to 96 hours, the government-run newspaper China Daily reported.
    By Bree Feng.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:56:21 GMT.
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  • For Russians Abroad, a Ruble Doesn’t Go as Far as It Used To
    The collapse of the Russian ruble — down more than 45 percent this year — has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being felt in tourist destinations across Europe.
    By Steven Erlanger and Kimiko De Freytas-tamura.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:48:25 GMT.
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  • Storm threatens holiday travel in B.C. this weekend
    A Pacific storm expected to sweep through B.C. this weekend could have an impact on travellers during the busy holiday season.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:51:36 EST.
  • fraud network revealed
    Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent
    BBC News.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:39:11 GMT.
  • So Now You Want To Go To Cuba: 5 Things You Need To Know
    It'll be a while before Cuba's infrastructure is up to handling hordes of American tourists.
    By Andrew Bender.  Forbes.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:43:00 GMT.
  • Christmas travel getaway starts
    Few problems are reported so far as millions of people take to the UK's roads, railways and airports at the start of the Christmas holiday getaway.
    BBC News.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:25:48 GMT.
  • Space Tourism Needs a Reality Check (Op-Ed)
    His latest book, just released, is "New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond" (Zenith Press, 2014). ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:21:30 -0500.
  • Turkey warns citizens to be ‘vigilant’ if travelling to Lebanon
    The Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to its citizens currently in Lebanon or planning to travel to Lebanon, urging them to be “vigilant.”
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:47:00 +0200.
  • Holiday Travelers Experience Special Magic At Marriott Village
    ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 19, 2014 -- Winter travelers will get swept up in the holiday spirit as they celebrate the season at Walt Disney World® Resort. ...
    PR Newswire.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:11:00 EST.

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