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  • Orlando visitor numbers set another record

    Orlando visitor numbers set another record
    About 59 million people visited Orlando in 2013 — the fourth year in a row that the area has set a record for visitors, the region's tourism agency announced Wednesday. The total number of visitors rose about 3.5 percent versus 2012, Visit Orlando...
  • Hotel chain La Quinta makes subdued debut in crowded IPO market

    (Reuters) - Shares of Blackstone-backed hotel chain La Quinta Holdings Inc made a subdued market debut as investors took the view that the stock was fully priced in a crowded IPO market. La Quinta's shares, which priced below the expected range at $17,...
  • An empty vacation package from Expedia

    An empty vacation package from Expedia
    Gladys Martin's Expedia vacation package is missing two key components. Should she have to pay for its mistake? Q: I'm writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica. A few weeks before our...
  • Conquering European bathrooms

    Conquering European bathrooms
    European bathrooms can be quirky. Just keep an open mind, and remember that nothing beats a good bathroom story when you get home. First, don't expect big spaces. Over the years, hotel owners have carved out chunks of elegant bedrooms to shoehorn in...
  • Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally

    Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally
    If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally. The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
  • For next MegaCon, center will try to fix traffic mess

    For next MegaCon, center will try to fix traffic mess
    MegaCon, it turns out, was a mega traffic headache for International Drive and the resort area. The massive comic book, science fiction and fantasy fiction blowout drew upwards of 75,000 people to the Orange County Convention Center over the weekend...
  • Procrastinators can plan on Last Minute Travel Deals

    For those who can't plan ahead, here's another app to help you find travel savings. Name: Last Minute Travel Deals Available for: Website (www.lastminutetravel.com), Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch What it does: Accesses flights from more...
  • Delray group helps put city on tourism map

    Keep people coming — and keep them coming back — to Delray Beach. That's the mission of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, the city's marketing arm. They've been at it mission since 1993, working to put Delray on the nationwide map...
  • Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell

    Hanging out in Haiti with Madison Smartt Bell
    It's practically impossible for Americans to learn much about the country of Haiti without running into the works of Goucher College's creative writing professor and award-winning novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Along with a dozen or so published pieces,...
  • Taking the Kids -- and letting a little girl lead the way in Monet's garden

    I can't stop smiling. I'm walking in Monet's famous gardens at Giverny (http://giverny.org/gardens/fcm/visitgb.htm) on a sunny day, gardens with nearly 100,000 plants and a riot of colorful flowers, not to mention the famous lily pads immortalized in...
  • Dinners interrupted and vacations ruined; handling sports news when it breaks at the wrong time

    LOS ANGELES If I have learned one lesson in four years covering the NBA, it's to always be prepared with a phone charger and a wireless connection. You just never know where you'll be standing when the next big story breaks. I thought of that recently...