This Just In!
The latest travel news from the pages of this month's issue.
London Lodging The trendy Umi hotel company just opened its first property in Notting Hill. umihotels.co.uk, from $120.
Prado Expansion The Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid has completed its first expansion in 200 years, more than doubling its exhibition space. museoprado.mcu.es, $8.
Mexican Cabanas At La Zebra Beach Cantina y Cabañas, a new hotel in Tulum, rooms have king-size beds and gratis bottles of tequila. lazebra.com.mx, from $100.
Cold Cruising Regent Seven Seas has added four Antarctic sailings to its roster. Ships depart from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. rssc.com.
Smoke-Free Singapore It's now a no-no to smoke in Singapore's bars, karaoke lounges, and nightclubs. Violators will pay a hefty fine of $650.
Atlantic Sailing Norwegian Coastal Voyage is accepting reservations for the Fram, the company's first ship to tour North America. In the U.S., the Fram will sail along the Atlantic Coast. hurtigruten.us.
Disney Update The company is now offering guided-tour packages to over a dozen destinations, including Costa Rica. The Adventures by Disney trips can accommodate 5 to 10 families each. adventuresbydisney.com.
Hybrid Rentals By 2008, Hertz will add 3,400 Toyota Priuses to its rental fleet.
No Pets Air Canada is no longer accepting pets as checked baggage on flights within Canada.
Cruise Excursions An Alaskan law now mandates that cruise lines reveal any commissions they receive from operators that advertise excursions.
JetBlue Expansion New nonstops include Fort Lauderdale to Buffalo and Syracuse, N.Y.; Salt Lake City to San Diego and San Francisco; and Boston's Logan to Aruba.
New Guidebooks Lonely Planet launched its Encounter series: pocket-size city guides on where to eat, drink, shop, and hang out.
Hotels for Kids Nickelodeon plans to partner with Marriott and open 20 upscale themed hotels that cater to families.
Real Price Quotes Unlike nearly every other carrier in the world, the European low-fare airline Ryanair is now including taxes and fees in all fares.
Ireland Flight Scotland-based upstart Flyglobespan began flying nonstop from Boston's Logan and New York City's JFK to Ireland West Airport Knock, near Galway.
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