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New roller coaster coming for Harry Potter theme park

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New roller coaster coming for Harry Potter theme park

- ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a little more thrilling at Universal Orlando Resort. The theme park resort announced Monday that it would be building a new roller coaster that will showcase favorite characters from J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series. The coaster will be built in the location of The Dragon Challenge ride, which is closing permanently in early September
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Secrets flight attendants won't tell you

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Secrets flight attendants won't tell you

- The summers are always a popular time to hop on a plane and travel to beautiful vacation destinations. But did you know that your flight attendant is carrying secrets around that you might not know? Did you know that the pilot in command can order any passenger to be handcuffed, has the ability to write fines or to take the will of dying passengers? Do you know what soda product the flight attendants loathe to open? Or just how gross the trays are on the plane? Or why some attendants wear shorter skirts? Or when the pilots sleep? (Story continues below
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14 Super-soft T-shirts That Are Perfect for Travel

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14 Super-soft T-shirts That Are Perfect for Travel

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This Famous Plane Spotting Beach Is Making Changes After Tourist's Death

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This Famous Plane Spotting Beach Is Making Changes After Tourist's Death

- The runway at Princess Juliana Airport, in Sint Maarten, is consistently named one of the scariest airport landings in the world. It also often tops the bucket lists of aviation enthusiasts who want to get up close and personal to aircraft. However, one week after the death of a tourist who got too close to a plane’s jet blast, Sint Maarten government officials announced that they will reroute traffic along the runway to keep tourists further away
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This Beauty Tool Cleans Your Face With Just Water and It’s Perfect for Travelers

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This Beauty Tool Cleans Your Face With Just Water and It’s Perfect for Travelers

- Everyone has had those nights where you just fall into bed without so much as removing your mascara. After all, caring for you skin can be a hassle. There's face wash, serum, moisturizer, eye cream — the list goes on. At times it can seem overwhelming, but it is important. Which is why as a beauty enthusiast and avid traveler, I’m always on the lookout for ways to simplify my skincare routine — especially on the road
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Hilary Duff Robbed After Sharing Vacation Photos on Instagram

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Hilary Duff Robbed After Sharing Vacation Photos on Instagram

- If Instagram is any indication, Hilary Duff had a fantastic vacation with family and friends in Canada. The "Younger" star shared several photos of her travels, including a few snaps of her and her son Luca enjoying a helicopter ride, tubing in a lake and sitting on the dock sharing a snack. She even posted a few videos of her own personal adventures, one where she’s seen jumping off a bridge and another showing off her gymnastics skills while doing a handstand off a dock into the water below
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Riding the rails: Touring Rhode Island on a rail bike

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Riding the rails: Touring Rhode Island on a rail bike

- PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — There's a new way to ride the rails in Rhode Island: by pedaling a rail bike beside picturesque Narragansett Bay. Rail Explorers opened in Portsmouth in April as part of the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad. On a gorgeous summer day in July, the site was teeming with people looking to spend a fun day outside and families seeking a kid-friendly activity
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“It’s ridiculous,” Oklahoma City Allegiant passengers stranded in Las Vegas

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“It’s ridiculous,” Oklahoma City Allegiant passengers stranded in Las Vegas

- OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials say about 200 travelers heading to Oklahoma City were left stranded in Las Vegas after a sudden flight cancellation. Allegiant Airlines canceled its flight from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City on Sunday, leaving 200 passengers trying to find out what to do next. Airline officials told the travelers that there wouldn’t be another flight to the Sooner State until Thursday
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Delta takes on Boston rivals with two new routes

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Delta takes on Boston rivals with two new routes

- Behind the scenes at Delta Air Lines Last Slide Next Slide Delta Air Lines is ramping up its presence in Boston with new routes to Pittsburgh and New Orleans. The flights to Pittsburgh begin Oct. 1, with Delta Connection affiliate Endeavor Air offering two daily round-trip flights on Bombardier CRJ 900 regional jets. The New Orleans service will be less-frequent and will be seasonal, operating only on Saturdays and Sundays from Feb
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Birmingham summer tourism numbers on the rise

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Birmingham summer tourism numbers on the rise

- The Greater Convention and Visitors Bureau says tourism numbers for June were up 15 percent from last year. Events like the Sloss Fest, the Senior Games, and the Jazz Fest brought in tens of thousands of people to Birmingham in June. The Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church also attract tourists. The GBCVB says many of the people visiting the area are part of family reunions
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Mayor’s office to Bill Torpy: ‘When you open your travel agency ...’ 

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Mayor’s office to Bill Torpy: ‘When you open your travel agency ...’ 

- Please attribute the statement to spokesperson. The trip itinerary is linked below, and the airlines policy is attached for reference. Statement: Six of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world today are found on the African continent. For the past two years, Mayor Reed and the Office of International Affairs have worked to advance a strategy to make Atlanta the preferred gateway to the Americas for African nations
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Turkey's President Erdogan Wades Into the Qatar Crisis on a Tour of the Gulf

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Turkey's President Erdogan Wades Into the Qatar Crisis on a Tour of the Gulf

- (KUWAIT CITY) — Turkey's president waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations on Sunday, traveling to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as part of a three-country Gulf tour aimed at helping break the impasse. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the fifth high-level visitor from outside the Gulf to try to resolve the dispute since it erupted on June 5
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4 new San Gabriel Valley hotels set their sights on Chinese tourists

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4 new San Gabriel Valley hotels set their sights on Chinese tourists

- Four hotels are coming to Monterey Park and San Gabriel, all with the aim of catering to Asian tourists. Some are closer to their grand openings than others. Construction for the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel hotel, at 303 E. Valley Blvd., is in its final stages, and the hotel is set to open November, hotel manager Wanda Chan said. It will feature 288 rooms, a meeting space, restaurants and a Starbucks
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US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

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US Cuba tour operators gird for Trump travel crackdown

- U.S. tour operators that send Americans to Cuba are banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama's historic opening to Cuba, saying his predecessor negotiated a "terrible and misguided deal." The revised approach includes stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists
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Get away from it all in Olympic National Park

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Get away from it all in Olympic National Park

- Where to stay. Sol Duc Hot Springs. 12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Road, Port Angeles. olympicnationalparks.com. /lodging/sol-duc-hot-springs-resort. Rustic cabins and lodge in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains, proudly internet-free. Open late March to late October. Cabins from $208 per night during high season, $142 per night during off season. Kalaloch Lodge. 157151 Highway 101, Forks. thekalalochlodge.com. Spartan cabins and lodge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, near some of the most famous hikes in Olympic National Park including the Hall of Mosses
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U.S. Cuba tour operators brace for Donald Trump travel crackdown

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U.S. Cuba tour operators brace for Donald Trump travel crackdown

- U.S. tour operators that send Americans toare banding together to try to limit damage to business from tighter restrictions on travel to the communist-run island expected in September from the Trump administration. U.S. President Donald Trump in June rolled back parts of Barack Obama‘s historic opening to Cuba, saying his predecessor negotiated a “terrible and misguided deal.”The revised approach includes stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists
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This is not a typo: Flights to Europe in the fall cost around $300 round-trip right now

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This is not a typo: Flights to Europe in the fall cost around $300 round-trip right now

- Not much shocks me when it comes to the air travel industry, but a couple of things happened this past week that made me do a bit of a double-take. One airline plans to drop its baggage fee. And some airlines have flights to Europe in the fall for around $300 round-trip. First, the bag fee: Hungary-based Wizz Air has been charging passengers up to $50 for carry-on bags but as of Oct
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  • Secrets flight attendants won't tell you
    Secrets flight attendants won't tell you

    , chron.com

    The summers are always a popular time to hop on a plane and travel to beautiful vacation destinations. But did you know that your flight attendant is carrying secrets around that you might not know? Did you know that the pilot in command can order any passenger to be handcuffed, has the ability to write fines or to take the will of dying passengers? Do you know what soda product the flight attendants loathe to open? Or just how gross the trays are on the plane? Or why some attendants wear shorter skirts? Or when the pilots sleep? (Story continues below
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  • Birmingham summer tourism numbers on the rise
    Birmingham summer tourism numbers on the rise

    , wiat.com

    The Greater Convention and Visitors Bureau says tourism numbers for June were up 15 percent from last year. Events like the Sloss Fest, the Senior Games, and the Jazz Fest brought in tens of thousands of people to Birmingham in June. The Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church also attract tourists. The GBCVB says many of the people visiting the area are part of family reunions
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  • Delta takes on Boston rivals with two new routes
    Delta takes on Boston rivals with two new routes

    , usatoday.com

    Behind the scenes at Delta Air Lines Last Slide Next Slide Delta Air Lines is ramping up its presence in Boston with new routes to Pittsburgh and New Orleans. The flights to Pittsburgh begin Oct. 1, with Delta Connection affiliate Endeavor Air offering two daily round-trip flights on Bombardier CRJ 900 regional jets. The New Orleans service will be less-frequent and will be seasonal, operating only on Saturdays and Sundays from Feb
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  • “It’s ridiculous,” Oklahoma City Allegiant passengers stranded in Las Vegas
    “It’s ridiculous,” Oklahoma City Allegiant passengers stranded in Las Vegas

    , kfor.com

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials say about 200 travelers heading to Oklahoma City were left stranded in Las Vegas after a sudden flight cancellation. Allegiant Airlines canceled its flight from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City on Sunday, leaving 200 passengers trying to find out what to do next. Airline officials told the travelers that there wouldn’t be another flight to the Sooner State until Thursday
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  • This Famous Plane Spotting Beach Is Making Changes After Tourist's Death
    This Famous Plane Spotting Beach Is Making Changes After Tourist's Death

    , travelandleisure.com

    The runway at Princess Juliana Airport, in Sint Maarten, is consistently named one of the scariest airport landings in the world. It also often tops the bucket lists of aviation enthusiasts who want to get up close and personal to aircraft. However, one week after the death of a tourist who got too close to a plane’s jet blast, Sint Maarten government officials announced that they will reroute traffic along the runway to keep tourists further away
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  • “It’s ridiculous,” Oklahoma City Allegiant passengers stranded in Las Vegas
    “It’s ridiculous,” Oklahoma City Allegiant passengers stranded in Las Vegas

    , kfor.com

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials say about 200 travelers heading to Oklahoma City were left stranded in Las Vegas after a sudden flight cancellation. Allegiant Airlines canceled its flight from Las Vegas to Oklahoma City on Sunday, leaving 200 passengers trying to find out what to do next. Airline officials told the travelers that there wouldn’t be another flight to the Sooner State until Thursday
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  • Tokyo airport police find 30 bullets in US plane crew’s bag
    Tokyo airport police find 30 bullets in US plane crew’s bag

    , bostonglobe.com

    TOKYO — Japanese airport police have found 30 bullets in an American Airlines crewmember’s carry-on bag and say the flight attendant apparently carried them through his security checks at US airports. Police at Tokyo’s Narita airport seized the bullets after finding them Saturday during a security check before the man boarded his duty flight back to the US. Airport police official Masatoshi Ito said Wednesday the crewmember — identified only as a male US citizen in his 50s — told police he forgot to leave the bullets before boarding his Tokyo-bound flight
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