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Within five years, 38 EasyHotels are expected to open in Pakistan, India, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Effective July 1, visitors arriving in Mexico by plane or cruise ship don't have to pay taxes on purchases over $110.
Frontier Airlines has five nonstops per day between San Francisco and L.A. starting June 29.
Through the end of October, Hilton Garden Inn guests staying any night Thursday to Sunday are eligible for a free round of golf for two at 250 North American courses.
British Airways cut fares to 65 European destinations (a London-Bordeaux flight costs as little as $52).
Kiosks in 37 Hilton Hotel lobbies permit guests to check in for most flights--and even change seats and print boarding passes.
JetBlue's rewards program, TrueBlue, now gives you two fully transferable passes when you earn 100 points; each is valid for a one-way flight anywhere the airline flies and is bookable online.
EasyCruise is charging as little as $24 nightly per cabin on its new river cruises in Holland and Belgium.
Eos, the all first-class airline flying from New York to London, has staffers who meet passengers curbside and fast-track them through check-in so they can arrive only 45 minutes before departure.
Swiss Pass holders receive 50 percent off most cogwheel trains and cable cars, and free admission at over 400 museums in Switzerland.
Adventurers in the Adirondacks now have something to see on rainy days. The Wild Center, a natural history museum opening July 4, has an indoor trout stream with an underwater viewing area (wildcenter.org).
The world's third-largest waterfall was recently discovered in Chachapoyas, Peru; it's a five-hour trek from the nearest Amazon River-basin village. Named the Gocta waterfall, it will be open to visitors, via a road, in 2007.
Every room at the new Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro hotel, in the West Loop, has a balcony and free "sleep kits" with a mask and lavender spray (crowneplaza.com).
Through November, the FreeStayMaine program gives cruisers a voucher for one night at select hotels across the state (freestaymaine.com).
At the Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland, July 7-16, look for slow-motion break-dancers in robotic costumes and a 3-D virtual-reality cave created by NASA (ingenuitycleveland.com).
This July, the National Aquarium in Baltimore inaugurates a family sleepover program called Down Under Dreaming, with a behind-the-scenes tour, dinner, snack, and breakfast (aqua.org).
It's now illegal to smoke in all public spaces in Colorado.
Chukka Caribbean Adventures, a tour operator in Jamaica, will begin running dogsled tours this summer (chukkacaribbean.com).
On July 8, pranksters will line up along the train tracks in Laguna Niguel, Calif., to moon Amtrak passengers; it's an annual event (moonamtrak.org).
Berlin has a new $900 million central train station. Called the Hauptbahnhof, the glass-and-steel structure will eventually see over 1,000 trains a day passing through.
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