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2018 Platinum Choice Winners Announced

Distinguished hospitality partners earn coveted Smart Meetings honor After much voting and decision-making, the 15th annual Platinum Choice Award winners have been selected by the Smart Meetings magazine judges. This highly esteemed award salutes excellence in service and amenities among meeting hotels and resorts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Also recognized…

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San Diego Offers Year-Round Whale Watching

Whale watching used to be an activity relegated to winter, however today whale watchers in the San Diego region are practically guaranteed to see at least one of the great mammals anytime they venture out in a boat on the Pacific Ocean. Nearly all the local companies offering whale and dolphin-watching charters promise a free…

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Uber Cars Exceed Yellow Taxis in Big Apple

Despite operating in New York City for less than four years, Uber vehicles now outnumber yellow cabs, although yellow cabs make 10 times more trips. Uber, which began operating in the city in May 2011, has 14,088 black and luxury cars in the city, compared with 13,587 medallion cabs, according to the New York City…

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Helsinki Airport Preps for Renovations

As part of a 900 million euro development program to position Helsinki as a leading transfer airport in Northern Europe, Finavia Corporation is carrying out extensive improvements at Helsinki Airport. A runway that has been in use since 1952 will be renovated between May and early August, and a total of 70 new or refurbished…

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Shanghai Disney’s New Attraction Features Beloved Characters as Chinese Zodiac Signs

Shanghai Disney Resort’s newest attraction, Garden of the Twelve Friends, features beloved Disney and Pixar characters cast as members of the Chinese zodiac. The new attraction was purposely unveiled to coincide with the start of the Chinese New Year. “Introducing the 12 Disney zodiac characters to our guests is one way of conveying the best…

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Cuban Cigar Maker Eyes U.S. Market

A Cuban cigar maker anticipates that it eventually would capture 70 percent of the U.S. market if the U.S. trade embargo on Cuban goods is lifted. Jorge Luis Fernandez Maique, commercial vice-president for cigar-maker Habanos S.A., told reporters before XVII Festival Habano (one of the world’s leading cigar festivals) that he expects the company to…

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