Hotels cutting rates for fire evacuees

by Jon Surmacz on October 24, 2007

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Today’s Top Story

Hotels cutting rates for fire evacuees
Hundreds of thousands of displaced San Diego County residents are navigating around road closures to find refuge in shelters and hotel rooms a safe distance from the wildfires encroaching on their neighborhoods. (CNN)

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What’s New On Tripso

Take your U.S. Dollars to Latin America
With the U.S. greenback now on life support compared to the euro and the Canadian dollar, what’s an international traveler to do? That’s easy: Head south to Latin America. Tim Leffel shows you where the battered dollar can still act tough. (Tim Leffel)

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More travel news

Airlines may be fined for chronically late flights
Airlines that operate chronically delayed flights could face stiff fines in the coming weeks as the U.S. government concludes a six-month investigation into potentially deceptive business practices. (AP)

Bush to nominate acting FAA chief to be administrator
A former Topgun Navy fighter pilot who went on to fly commercial jetliners is being nominated to run the Federal Aviation Administration for the next five years. (AP)

JetBlue to end flights to Columbus, Nashville
JetBlue Airways said Tuesday it will drop service to Nashville, and Columbus, Ohio, beginning Jan. 6, ending flights to the two cities just more than a year after they had begun. (AP)

World’s spookiest spots
If you’re looking for ghosts and ghouls this month, chances are you’ll get a better fright in Romania than you will trick-or-treating down Elm Street. (Forbes)

Portugal pilots’ strike grounds flights
A strike by TAP Air Portugal pilots grounded almost all the national airline’s flights Tuesday. (AP)

Today’s Travel Blogs

Party all night for free in Miami
What’s more Miami than partying all night? Sleepless Night, the free, 13-hour cultural extravaganza is set for Saturday, November 3. (Smarter Travel)

‘After we got back to the room, an uneasy feeling came over us’
Timeshare properties can be a reasonably good investment — or a rip-off. For John Morgan and Jill Stephenson, who recently vacationed in Mexico … well, you probably know where this is going. Let’s just say things didn’t turn out well for them. (Elliott.org)

Son of founder hopes to revive Windjammer
Can Joey Burke save Windjammer Barefoot Cruises? The sailing line has all but collapsed in recent months, and many customers already have given it up for dead. But the youngest of founder Mike Burke’s six children says he can revive it. (Cruise Log)

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