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    På en gitt dag gjennomsnitt rundt 2200 australiere satt ut for å gjøre forretninger eller ferie i Amerika. Til enhver tid er det omtrent 30.000 kortsiktige australske besøkende vei rundt i USA, ikke medregnet tusenvis mer på arbeid visum.

    Etter New Zealand og Indonesia, australiere mest populære utlandet reisemål, og ifølge turisme prognosemakere, vil tiltrekke mer enn en million Aussies i 2015-16.

    Men de siste to månedene har vært alt annet enn en omgjengelig ferie med USAs østkyst og Midtvesten innspillingen en av deres kaldeste og mest snørike vintre Records.

    Det har sette amerikanske innenriks flyselskap systemet i en tailspin. Ifølge en analyse av Associated Press forrige uke, har mer enn 75.000 innenlandsflyvninger avbrutt siden den offisielle starten av vinteren desember 1-14 000 av dem i den siste uken alene. Reklame

    Noen av de største byer som New York, Detroit, Boston, Chicago og St Louis er sa å ha mottatt to ganger til tre ganger så mye snø som de vanligvis får. Selv byer med mild helårig klima har ikke blitt spart, med isen stormer i Atlanta, Georgia, og Dallas og Houston i Texas.

    På torsdag i forrige uke, ble mer enn 70 prosent av alle flyreiser kansellert i flyselskapet hub byene Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC og Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Siden begynnelsen av vinteren, har 5,5 prosent av USAs 1.35 millioner rutefly blitt kansellert, ifølge flyreise oppsporer nettstedet FlightAware - den høyeste antall og høyeste prosent økning...

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    På en gitt dag gjennomsnitt rundt 2200 australiere satt ut for å gjøre forretninger eller ferie i Amerika. Til enhver tid er det omtrent 30.000 kortsiktige australske besøkende vei rundt i USA, ikke medregnet tusenvis mer på arbeid visum.

    Etter New Zealand og Indonesia, australiere mest populære utlandet reisemål, og ifølge turisme prognosemakere, vil tiltrekke mer enn en million Aussies i 2015-16.

    Men de siste to månedene har vært alt annet enn en omgjengelig ferie med USAs østkyst og Midtvesten innspillingen en av deres kaldeste og mest snørike vintre Records.

    Det har sette amerikanske innenriks flyselskap systemet i en tailspin. Ifølge en analyse av Associated Press forrige uke, har mer enn 75.000 innenlandsflyvninger avbrutt siden den offisielle starten av vinteren desember 1-14 000 av dem i den siste uken alene. Reklame

    Noen av de største byer som New York, Detroit, Boston, Chicago og St Louis er sa å ha mottatt to ganger til tre ganger så mye snø som de vanligvis får. Selv byer med mild helårig klima har ikke blitt spart, med isen stormer i Atlanta, Georgia, og Dallas og Houston i Texas.

    På torsdag i forrige uke, ble mer enn 70 prosent av alle flyreiser kansellert i flyselskapet hub byene Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC og Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Siden begynnelsen av vinteren, har 5,5 prosent av USAs 1.35 millioner rutefly blitt kansellert, ifølge flyreise oppsporer nettstedet FlightAware - den høyeste antall og høyeste prosent økning...

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    The data are in and Hong Kong is victorious: based on 2012 travel patterns (apparently these studies take some time to compile) the HKSAR drew more visitors than any other city in the world. That that, Singapore (3rd) and Bangkok (4th place).

    Now, not to rain on Hong Kong's parade, but the fact that visitors from mainland China counted as "international travelers" does pretty significantly skew the results. The Wall Street Journal blog covered HK's new ranking and they admitted, "to be sure, a large portion of the visits from the mainland to Hong Kong are day-trippers from neighboring Shenzhen looking to stock up on daily necessities, such as milk powder."

    When New York City (ranked 8th) gets "international travelers," they come from, well, other countries. With Hong Kong, it's a bit sketchier.

    This is just fair warning for when Euromonitor (the company who ran this study) publishes its "Top 100 City Destinations" as some kind of hot travel guide, readers should be wary that many of their fellow "international" travelers will be a bunch of Guangdongers running to snag some milk powder, update their Facebook apps, orgive people avian flu.

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  • Corliss Travel Agenda

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    1. Shore thing

    Celebrity Cruises has recruited broadcaster Ben Fogle to design a series of shore excursions for the company's ships. Half-day options include taking a Sicilian gastronomic tour in Catania (£195), going Norwegian salmon snorkeling (£390) or embarking on a mini Croatian triathlon (£234).

    celebritycruises.co.uk/benfogle

    2. In the know

    My Plus One launches on 4 March. The website connects travellers with like-minded locals in five European cities – Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris: £15 for a short meeting and £35 for a longer stint with an in-the-know resident. Register your details on the website to find out more.

    www.myplusone.net

    3. Art house

    Rotterdam hosts its Art Week from 5-9 February. Unique to the Dutch city's event is the chance to spend the night in an artist's home or studio. In return for €60 per guest or €100 for two, hosts will create a special place to sleep and serve breakfast the next morning.

    wakeupinit.com

    4. Ernest escape

    Meliá Hotels has launched a new Madrid property in the former home of Ernest Hemingway. Built in 1956 and opened by the Swedish royal family, it became the Scandinavian country's enclave in Madrid, before the peripatetic writer moved in. Today, the Inside Suecia contains 127 minimalist rooms, a Dado Deli, rooftop pool and bar.

    melia.com

    5. Ebook out

    The Independent Traveller has produced an eBook compilation of 48 Hours... city guides. Discover the perfect way to spend two days in 20 daz...

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    Forbes Travel Guide has added 36 hotels, restaurants and spas to its exclusive list of Five-Star properties.

    Among them are 15 hotels, bringing the total number of Five-Star hotels to 97 worldwide, the most in its history.

    A number of the hotels on the list are newly-opened or recently renovated, which Forbes Travel Guide President Michael Cascone says is proof of an uptick in investment in the luxury hotel industry.

    "In other words, the capital is flowing back into this segment," Cascone says. "The outlook remains strong for this segment."

    Luxury hotels suffered the most during the recession. Many projects came to a halt, as occupancy levels and average daily rates dropped.

    Still, through November of last year, 75.4% of luxury hotel rooms were filled, while the average daily rate was $287.94, according to STR. In 2009, at the height of the economic downturn, 63.7% of luxury hotel rooms were occupied with an average daily rate of $243.98.

    Forbes Travel Guide has been handing out stars since 1958. A team of inspectors anonymously evaluates properties against about 800 standards, the company says.

    Cascone says those include such factors as décor and cleanliness. But most importantly, it's about consistently top-notch service, he says.

    "It's first and foremost service," he says. "That consistency is what we look for, and that's what ultimately the best of the best end up doing."

    The newly renovated Mandarin Orient...

  • 1390013203091 Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting down with the locals. Researching a book entitled 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die: The Ultimate Travel Guide to Partying Around the World may seem like the most fun job ever. But editor David S. Miller stresses there’s more to it than one might think. He describes the compilation of wild, first-person adventure stories pulled from the community of travel writers that comprise the Matador Network as a “Trojan Horse:” the sensationally-dubbed cover opens to reveal real cultural experiences. The book’s crazy title gave Miller pause when he was first approached about the project, but he soon realized there was a lot missing in the current travel literature. Most features flaunt the best beaches and sunsets, but they lack details on how visitors can have authentic cultural experiences. “People are just trying to sell the destination,” he says. But he wanted this book to provide readers with “culture and stories you wouldn’t find in every travel book.” “The whole ethos behind the book is: it doesn’t really matter where you go…even in Antarctica or the middle of the Bolivian salt flats…if you’re the kind of person who isn’t much of risk-taker, this is a time to get out and mix it up,” says Miller. The crazy stories told in the book, organized into booze—and, occasionally, drug—fueled chapters like “High Elevation” and “...
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    When parents tell me they're going to Europe and ask me where to take their kids, I'm sometimes tempted to answer, "To Grandma and Grandpa's on your way to the airport."

    It's easy to make the case against taking the kids along. A [European vacation with kids](http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2014/01/13/tips-for-travelling-with-kids-in-europe in tow is much more about playgrounds and petting zoos than about museums and churches. And traveling with kids can be expensive. Out of exhaustion and frustration, you may opt for pricey conveniences like taxis and any restaurant with a child-friendly menu. Two adults with kids can end up spending twice as much to experience about half the magic of Europe.

    But traveling with kids, you'll live more like Europeans and less like tourists. Your children are like ambassadors, opening doors to new experiences and countless conversations. With kids, you'll be forced to discard your tourist armor and become a temporary European — as a parent.

    Some of my best travel memories wouldn't have happened without my kids. Because my son was in the car, I once detoured to watch a "Petit League" baseball tournament in southern France — and debated ball and strike calls behind home plate with a pan-European bunch of parents. I'm no horseman, but because my daughter had her heart set on it, I've trotted along leafy bridle paths in the Cotswolds (next time I'll wear long pants).

    Let the kid in you set the itinerary, and everyone ...

  • 8 tips to ease winter travel woes

    Community, Industrial Design

    (CNN) -- The arctic weather just keeps pounding people on the move.

    Here are some tips to ease the trip home, but above all else, patience -- and caution -- will be key.

    Rebook your flight for free. Airlines rolled out their customary winter weather waivers this week, so most passengers traveling to, from or through affected areas can make one itinerary change without paying a change fee. Delta, American, US Airways, United, Southwest/AirTran and JetBlue have all posted weather policies on their websites.

    Act quickly. Rebook your itinerary as soon as possible. Other passengers are snapping up open seats as you mull over a new itinerary. Be sure that your airline has your e-mail address and phone number, advises Rick Seaney, CEO of airfare tracker FareCompare.com. If you didn't provide this information when you purchased the ticket, go online and add it.

    Follow your airline and airport on social media. Many airlines and airports post the speediest updates to their Twitter feeds, so start following them now. Sign up for airline alerts to get flight updates e-mailed to your smartphone.

    If you're stranded, multitask. Get online, get on the phone and get in the ticketing line (if you're already at the airport). With thousands of flights delayed or canceled, competition will be fierce for seats when operations start humming again. Get airline apps for your phone and try to contact your airline on Twitter, Seaney suggests.

    Elite fliers should use their loyalty program hot line...

  • Exciting new destinations for 2014

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    Johannesburg - Insight Vacations has released its 2014 Exotics Collection brochure featuring a range of new premium escorted journeys, a brand-new destination, stopovers in the Middle East and a wonderful range of signature hotels, dining and experiences.

    Pieter Beyers, general manager for Insight Vacations, says: “All are thrilling, inspiring and impressive countries, some of the most culturally and historically rich destinations in the world.”

    [Bhutan, the Dragon Kingdom](http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/corliss-group-luxury-travel-agency-2120/topics/corliss-group-luxury-travel-agency-russian ), is a new destination for Insight Vacations this year. This real-life Shangri-La will offer exceptional natural beauty, magnificent fortresses that command the hilltops and prayer flags that flutter in the breeze.

    The citizens all wear national dress, and the country measures its wealth in “gross national happiness”. Equitable social development, cultural preservation, conservation and good governance are the cornerstones and this truly special destination will touch your soul.

    With travel to India about to become easier with new visa regulations and Indian carriers looking to expand into Africa, Insight Vacations has increased the number of itineraries to this mystical country.

    The 11-day Colours of Rajasthan itinerary will see guests enjoying a game safari with an expert naturalist in Ranthambhore National Park.

    Guests will visit Delhi, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipu...

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    Power of the poster

    The taxi driver left us in a quiet residential area. There were no signs to indicate the existence of the Propaganda Poster Art Centre in Shanghai. We entered a block of flats, walked down long corridors, past front doors and a windowless flight of stairs to a plain wooden door with a tattered handwritten sign on it. The furtiveness of it made it feel illegal. The small museum was packed with more than 5,000 posters which, up to 1979, were a very powerful tool for propaganda.

    The power of the exaggeratedly happy facial features in the early posters and the presence of red-and-black art style, promoting Chairman Mao and the Cultural Revolution in the later ones, were evocative. Photographs showed the posters and political slogans daubed over buildings. It was surreal to be in a secretive, windowless basement in China and actually see and imagine the ways that public opinion had been moulded in former times.

    Judy Langworthy, from Derbyshire, wins a walking holiday with Mickledore

    Creative Corner

    Queenstown, New Zealand – on every street corner it seems there is an opportunity to buy an adventure: rafting, bungee-jumping, zip wire, jetboat - the list seems endless in the macho atmosphere of the adrenalin capital of the world. But turn the corner into Beach Street and at No 45 you find a complete contrast. For this is the gallery of New Zealand’s leading landscape artist, Tim Wilson, who paints the spectacular world of the Southern Alps and Fiordland on a...

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