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Europe’s cruise market is booming

Online travel agent Expedia has revealed that it is seeing an increased interest in cruises to Europe in response to cuts in air capacity between America and Europe. The year so far has seen increased interest in European cruises from US consumers. There was “tremendous value” to be secured for travelers right now. According to [...]

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Bangkok named ‘World’s Best City’

Thailand’s capital Bangkok has been named the world’s best city by influential US travel magazine Travel + Leisure. Announced as part of its World’s Best 2011 Awards issue to be published July 22, the prestigious title was awarded based on the votes of thousands of Travel + Leisure readers who voted for cities around the [...]

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Zurich’s airport most pleasant in Europe

A report released last week by the French airports group Aeroports de Paris has suggested that Zurich’s airport boasts the highest customer satisfaction in Europe. Nearly 90 percent of travelers said that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their travel experience through Zurich International in Switzerland, by far the highest score of the 16 [...]

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Pay a fee to speed through security with Jetblue

Flyers with US budget carrier JetBlue can now buy themselves speedy access through security lines, an idea which could catch on further afield. At select airports, passengers who purchase the “even more speed” package will be able to use dedicated lanes, or those reserved for premium passengers, to ensure they pass through security checkpoints faster [...]

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Norwegian Cruise Line unveils new stateroom designs

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has revealed the new cabin designs to be used on its new ships set to come into service over the next three years. The cabins, unveiled June 21, are described as “modern boutique hotel meets the sea” and are built on the experience of Norwegian over the past ten years — [...]

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Seabourn Quest debuts in Barcelona

Luxury cruise line the Yachts of Seabourn has launched its latest liner at a glittering ceremony in Barcelona. The new Seabourn Quest was christened June 20 by Blythe Danner in Barcelona, ahead of its maiden voyage to Athens. It marks the end of a significant period of expansion for top-end line Seabourn, which has raised [...]

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