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NYT > Travel » T Magazine: Case Study

Wednesday 7 March 22:30:19 UTC 2012

Dror Benshetrit, the sought-after designer behind Dror, creates a line of travel bags for Tumi. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Sexy Miami Beach hotel now taking reservations

Wednesday 7 March 21:22:54 UTC 2012

The much-awaited SLS Hotel South Beach is now officially taking reservations for arrivals starting on June 14. [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros » “Nensi”, el monstruo de Leganés

Wednesday 7 March 19:03:10 UTC 2012

Esta tarde, mientras miraba el vuelo de las moscas coj**eras, estaba pensativo acerca de un viaje a Madrid que tengo pendiente; y se me ha ocurrido la gracia de que estaría bien que pusiesen en el municipio de Leganés ( sur de Madrid ), una estatua al monstruo del Lago Ness, más que nada por [...] [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Cruising for young(ish) people, by a first-timer

Wednesday 7 March 17:36:56 UTC 2012

Natalie Paris boards a cruise for the first time, as part of a multi-generational family holiday in the Mediterranean. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Cruises: Ten of the best voyages for first-timers

Wednesday 7 March 17:36:55 UTC 2012

From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, we select the ten best cruises for sampling holidays at sea. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » The Big Picture photography competition: round 194

Wednesday 7 March 17:36:54 UTC 2012

Enter our photography contest for the chance to win a £250 camera. Here are this week's best entries. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Rush Limbaugh: Missouri tourist attraction?

Wednesday 7 March 17:30:00 UTC 2012

What do conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh and sultry jazz singer Josephine Baker have in common? [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Natalio Grueso, nuevo director de Programación de Artes Escénicas

Wednesday 7 March 16:56:14 UTC 2012

El Ayuntamiento cuenta con el Teatro Español, Teatro Fernán Gómez, Teatro Circo Price y las Naves del Español de Matadero Madrid Su trabajo más reciente ha sido el de director del Centro Niemeyer, en Avilés, una entidad en la que los seis primeros meses de funcionamiento recibió más de un millón de visitantes, multiplicando por cuatro el turismo en la … [Link]

NYT > Travel » Practical Traveler: All-Inclusive Resorts Become More Sophisticated

Wednesday 7 March 16:02:01 UTC 2012

All-inclusive resorts are reinventing themselves with chic rooms, sophisticated restaurants, butlers and activities all wrapped into one price. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Best beach in the UK: Bournemouth voted top coastal spot by travellers… and fourth best beach in Europe

Wednesday 7 March 15:57:04 UTC 2012

The Dorset seaside town beat off competition from France, Spain and Portugal to break into the top five beaches in Europe, behind two Turkish hotspots and a beach in Majorca. [Link]

NYT > Travel » In Transit Blog: Followers of a TV Host Can Follow His Footsteps

Wednesday 7 March 15:45:45 UTC 2012

Fans of the travel show host and writer Anthony Bourdain can now follow in his footsteps using a new application for iPad, iPhone and iTouch: The Travel Channel Layover Guide With Anthony Bourdain, being introduced this month. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Luxury travel accessories for safari

Wednesday 7 March 15:35:27 UTC 2012

Take the right kit at dawn or dusk and a game-drive becomes even more exciting, says Adriaane Pielou. [Link]

NYT > Travel » T Magazine: Bandra, Star of India

Wednesday 7 March 15:30:52 UTC 2012

With a flurry of new galleries, shops and bars, the Bandra district is officially rivaling South Mumbai as the city’s style hub. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » De paseo con las 'Mujeres ilustres de Madrid'

Wednesday 7 March 14:50:00 UTC 2012

Se transitarán lugares emblemáticos como la Colegiata de San Isidro, donde reposan los restos de Santa María de la Cabeza, o la plaza de Oriente, en la que se destaca la figura de la reina Isabel de Farnesio La visita guiada se desarrollará también por emplazamientos en los que realizaban su labor distintas mujeres de gremios como el de las … [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Holi festivals in Britain

Wednesday 7 March 14:19:29 UTC 2012

As celebrations for the Indian spring festival of Holi take place across the UK, we select the best events to go to. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Even worse American postcards

Wednesday 7 March 13:48:58 UTC 2012

We follow up our popular 'Bad American Postcards' gallery with an even more memorable selection. [Link]

Telegraph Travel » Map of tourism-related human rights abuses in South India launched

Wednesday 7 March 13:05:09 UTC 2012

An interactive map tracking tourism-related human rights abuses in South India has been launched by a charity. [Link]

Ayuntamiento de Madrid – Notas de prensa » Madrid en bici, cada día más fácil

Wednesday 7 March 12:35:33 UTC 2012

En la senda ciclable de Madrid-Río se han instalado señales cada 200 metros con el objetivo de mejorar la convivencia y la seguridad en la utilización de este espacio En 2003 había 108 kilómetros de red ciclista y en la actualidad la Ciudad de Madrid cuenta con 272, a los que se sumarán los 4,5 kilómetros del nuevo eje Mayor-Alcalá … [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Video shows Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier collapse as tourists witness phenomenon in Patagonia

Wednesday 7 March 12:22:53 UTC 2012

The spectacular Perito Moreno attracts swarms of tourists every year, but 2,500 visitors were treated to an extra show when they witnessed a huge chunk of the glacier collapse into the water. [Link]

Nosolo Viajeros » Las 10 ciudades más bellas de Argentina

Wednesday 7 March 12:19:30 UTC 2012

Hace ya unos años, en el viaje de novios, tuve la oportunidad de poder conocer el sur de Brasil, Uruguay, y sobre todo, Argentina; y quizá por ello, y por la buena sensación que me dejo el país, tenía pendiente desde hace tiempo realizar un artículo de ésta índole, un listado de las ciudades más [...] [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Sicily holidays: Discovering the real Italy in Taormina, Siracusa and Noto

Wednesday 7 March 11:25:02 UTC 2012

Sicily is a version of Italy for true lovers of this great country, complete with elegant small towns, dramatic scenery, ancient history and fine food – as Andrew Pierce discovers. [Link]

Travel | Mail Online » Greece sells Corfu land in bid to raise funds and tackle debt mountain

Wednesday 7 March 11:15:25 UTC 2012

The crisis-hit country has put a 120-acre chunk of coastal land on Corfu out to tender as part of its fund-raising drive, with Rhodes set to be the next island to sell off land. [Link]

About.com Spain Travel » When and Where to Place Your Towel in Benalmadena

Wednesday 7 March 11:02:50 UTC 2012

The Town Hall in Benalmadena, on the Costa del Sol, has brought in new rules to dictate when and where you can put down your towel on the town's beach. It seems that from this year, you won't be allowed to place your towel before on the beach before 11am, to the dismay of the entire population of Germany….Read Full … [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Bikini parade in Florida sets a world record

Wednesday 7 March 11:00:00 UTC 2012

A bikini parade in Panama City Beach sets a Guinness World Record. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Las Vegas adult and topless pools open for the season

Wednesday 7 March 6:28:54 UTC 2012

The season for party pools, including "toptional" ones, starts again this week, and tourists and celebs alike are marking their calendars. [Link]

USATODAY – Destinations Top Stories » Texas warns against Mexico spring break travel

Wednesday 7 March 0:11:44 UTC 2012

For the second year in a row, a Texas law enforcement agency is urging spring break vacationers to avoid all travel to Mexico because of "continued … [Link]

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