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Just Back from Phoenix

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Excerpt: Fodor's editorial assistant Mike Nalepa spent a week in Phoenix this summer and learned first-hand why this area is called the Valley of the Sun. Here's his report. What was your favorite part of …

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Thanda rages against rhino poaching

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Excerpt: Thanda Private Game Reserve is a supporter of World Rhino Day 2011, which was held for the second time on 22 September 2011. The property has played an active role over the years in …

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Costa Rica: Volcanoes

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Excerpt: Arenal Volcano Costa Rica's most active volcano looms over the landscape (photo, right). Night is the best time to see it in action. On a clear evening you can see rocks spewing skyward and …

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Can the Olympics factor transform Weymouth?

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Excerpt: "It was 12.46pm on Wednesday 6 July, 2005. That was the moment we got the announcement, when Weymouth changed forever." Jacqui Gisborne, of the Weymouth and Portland 2012 operations team, is telling me about …

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Just Back from Qu bec City

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Excerpt: Fodor's editor Linda Cabasin spent five music-filled days in Qu bec City earlier this month. She explored the cobblestone streets of Vieux-Qu bec during the day and at night attended the Festival d' t …

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Classic Chicago Restaurants

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Excerpt: Chicago is a city of invention. Witness its motto: The City That Works. In the kitchen it's fond of tinkering. When experimental, deconstructionist food made the jump from Spain to the U.S., it didn't …

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Diamond jubilee weekend: what’s on where – plus how to avoid it

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Excerpt: Whether you're a royalist or a republican, the long weekend is a reason for everyone to wave a small flag of joy – Union Jack or otherwise. No work for four whole days. Thank …

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Chicago Survival Guide

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Excerpt: To make it in Chicago, even as a tourist, you've got to be a realist. The weather can be wildly erratic, airport cabs are a pain, and business travelers, who are by and large …

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Walkless Walking Tours

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Excerpt: If the mere thought of a lengthy walking tour of a big city makes your feet and head ache, you might consider the latest trend in sightseeing---Segway tours. The tours are named after those …

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Just Back from a Mediterranean EasyCruise

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Excerpt: In October, Fodor's Senior Map Editor Bob Blake embraced the EasyLife and sailed the French and Italian Rivieras aboard EasyCruiseOne, a low-cost cruise line founded by Stelios (he goes by one name), the man …

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Wine prices surge at Nederburg Auction

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Excerpt: Buyers at the Nederburg Auction made it clear over the past weekend: We are not taking part in this recession! Prices for red, white and sparkling wine surged and, with a spectacular boost from …

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New luxury suites for Midlands hotel

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Excerpt: Granny Mouse Country House & Spa in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands has launched an additional 12 suites, to better cater for its customers, who include corporate, conference, leisure, holidaymakers and honeymoon travellers. The new owners …

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Famous Brands proves resilience with strong interim results

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Excerpt: Famous Brands CEO Kevin Hedderwick says of the interim results to 31 August 2011: “At the end of the prior financial year we cautioned that operating conditions would present challenges. In both South Africa …

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E Tourism Africa Summit demonstrates growing importance of online marketing

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Excerpt: The South African tourism industry left the fourth E Tourism Africa Summit better equipped on how to engage with - and listen to - potential customers in a world where over 95% of travel …

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Just Back from Toronto

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Excerpt: Fodor's Editor Caroline Trefler spent a summer weekend in Toronto, that vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis to the north, keeping cool and seeing how much the city has changed since she grew up there. Why …

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Xavier Lablaude is new GM of Mount Nelson Hotel

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Excerpt: Orient-Express Africa’s regional MD, Sandro Fabris, has announced the appointment of Xavier Lablaude as the new GM of the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. Lablaude has worked in top hotels in Paris, including …

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Do hospitality awards make a difference?

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Excerpt: Hotel & Restaurant ran a poll last week asking our readers what they thought about awards in the hospitality industry.  Most respondents (49%) in our poll believe that the extra publicity brought in by …

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Africa Fashion Week is coming to Jo’burg

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Excerpt: Johannesburg is getting ready to host Fashion Week, a major event on the African fashion calendar. South African Tourism once again supports Africa Fashion Week as it works to establish South Africa as a …

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Touring New York: Walk Somewhere

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Excerpt: Better yet, walk everywhere. Now, it's true that Manhattan is a big island, but if you have to take mass transit or a cab, take it someplace where you can get out and walk. …

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London 2012 event listings 30 July: what’s on during the Olympics

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Excerpt: TheatrePlay Without Words, Sadler's Wells, EC1, to 5 Aug, sadlerswells.com Matthew Bourne's dance drama of power and seduction set in 1960s Chelsea. Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, National Gallery, South Bank, WC2, to 23 Sep, nationalgallery.org.uk …

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London’s top five curry houses

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Excerpt: Lahore Karahi, Tooting BroadwayIf you can get over the strip lighting (and I promise you can), Lahore Karahi offers some of the best Pakistani food in London. There is often a queue but it …

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Yorkshire-Heathrow flights restored after 18-month gap | World news | guardian.co.uk

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Excerpt: Direct flights between London and Yorkshire are to be restored after an 18-month interval in what some people regard as an encouraging move for the region's economy. British Airways will run four services a …

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Faircity expands with acquisition of two hotels in Sandton

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Excerpt: The Faircity hotel group celebrated its recent acquisition of the Quartermain and Falstaff hotels in Morningside, Sandton. Having started in 2007 with the opening of the four-star Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel in Johannesburg, Faircity’s latest …

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A Da Vinci Code Tour: Paris

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Excerpt: On the road with the Da Vinci Code in Paris: It's a Shocker at the Louvre... Shocking Night at the Ritz After he gives a talk at the American University of Paris on mysterious …

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