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Oldies But Beauties: 5 Can't-Miss Historic Hotels in NYC
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Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

Oldies But Beauties: 5 Can't-Miss Historic Hotels in NYC

By Dee-Ann Durbin |
Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.

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Virgin Galactic Aims to Reach Space Soon With Tourism Rocket

Virgin Galactic Aims to Reach Space Soon With Tourism Rocket

By John Antczak | Dec 13
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism.

Man Sues After Getting Pinky Finger Caught in Airline Armrest

Man Sues After Getting Pinky Finger Caught in Airline Armrest

Dec 12
A man is suing after he says one of his pinky fingers was caught in an airline armrest mechanism for nearly an hour during a flight to Los Angeles.

Airline Group Says Christmas Travel Will Increase by 5.2 Percent

Airline Group Says Christmas Travel Will Increase by 5.2 Percent

Dec 12
U.S. airlines expect a 5.2 percent increase in air travel during the Christmas and New Year's break, to more than 2.5 million people a day. The busiest day is expected to be the Friday before Christmas.

Discovering Guanajuato's Courtyard Gardens

Discovering Guanajuato's Courtyard Gardens

By Kim Curtis | Dec 11
Step off the dusty cobblestone streets and peek behind nondescript, weather-worn, faded, even grimy brick facades, and encounter the startlingly beautiful courtyard gardens of this central Mexican colonial town.

Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

Hertz, Clear Partner to Speed Rentals with Biometric Scans

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Dec 11
Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car.

Custom Officers Searching More Travelers' Electronic Devices

Custom Officers Searching More Travelers' Electronic Devices

By Colleen Long | Dec 11
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found.

Britain's Unlikeliest Tourist Destination Gets a Festive Makeover

Britain's Unlikeliest Tourist Destination Gets a Festive Makeover

Dec 10
The plastic-covered tunnel linking a Sainsbury's store in Bude, Cornwall, to its car park has been thrilling visitors this year after unexpectedly topping TripAdvisor's list of things to do in the seaside town.

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

By Mohammed Daraghmeh | Dec 10
A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem, offering visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years.

Milan's Plan to Become Cleaner and Greener: Plant a Tree

Milan's Plan to Become Cleaner and Greener: Plant a Tree

By Colleen Barry | Dec 10
If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray — not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution. But Milan now wants to shift its palette toward green.

Ahoy, Galveston! Royal Caribbean Plans Third Cruise Terminal

Ahoy, Galveston! Royal Caribbean Plans Third Cruise Terminal

Dec 7
The Port of Galveston and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. plan to develop an $85 million terminal — the third for the cruise-popular city on the Gulf of Mexico.

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