What we’re reading: The snobbiest city in America, wacky summer events, Regent orders new ship, Asiana CEO defends pilots

by Stephanus Surjaputra on July 11, 2013

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And the snobbiest city in America is …

According to readers of Travel + Leisure, the snobbiest city in America is San Francisco.

Based on the magazine’s America’s Favorite City survey, readers ranked 35 major U.S. metropolitan areas on their snobbishness. Not without positive accolades, the results also highlighted good reasons to visit each of the cities ranked.

TripAdvisor names 10 wacky U.S. summer events

Tired of doing the same thing every summer? Then check out TripAdvisor’s 10 wacky summer events in the United States.

From a festival honoring the best cat videos on the Web to an underwater rock concert, these events — all $10 or less per person — provide affordable and off-the-wall entertainment for travelers seeking comic relief from the hot summer sun. Events are listed in chronological order.

Regent orders new ship, touts it as most luxurious in cruising

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has ordered a new ship that can hold 738 passengers.

Scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2016, the Explorer will be Regent Seven Seas’ first new ship since the Seven Seas Voyager made its debut in 2003. It will also be the cruise line’s largest ship, at 54,000 gross tons.

Asiana CEO defends ‘very experienced’ crash pilots

Asiana Airlines CEO Yoon Young-Doo is defending the pilots involved in last Saturday’s crash as “very competent.”

“They are very experienced and competent pilots,” he told reporters in Seoul, while adding that South Korea’s number two airline would improve its landing simulation training.

“I feel tremendous responsibility for those affected by the crash,” Yoon added.

(Photo: jeffgunn/Flickr Creative Commons)

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