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Mamounia Hotel reopens in Marrakech Morrocco PDF Print E-mail

After a long restoration and makeover, one of the greatest hotels in the world has reopened.  We have been to Marrakech and spent time there, it's truly a life changing experience.   Here's a great article on the new changes from AP.

 
Ryanair allows fliers to huff'n'puff smokeless PDF Print E-mail

Cartoon of smoker

Many of us now in our senior years can remember when smoking on flights was unrestricted, and we sat through flights while the recycled cabin air turned choking blue with stinky cigarette and cigar smoke. Now, for the past decade or so, passenger smoking has been banned by every airline. However, some genius in Ryanair has just come up with a brilliant idea to bring back tobacco in the air.

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Southwest makes a sour savings decision PDF Print E-mail

Lemons

In an attempt to cut back on its already bare-bones services, some beancounter at Southwest came up with a brilliant plan. The airline figures it can save $100,000 a year by not serving lemons with its booze on flights. And Southwest isn’t the only skinflint in the sky. American Airlines hopes to save $40,000 annually by omitting olives from its salad servings.

Stay tuned, because more silly savings may be on the way. Should we expect that, in an attempt to wipe away its budget problems, Delta will omit toilet paper from its onboard bathrooms?

 
Destination: Tiananmen Square, Beijing PDF Print E-mail

Beijing

One of the first places China tourists want to see and be seen through their camera lenses is Tiananmen Square. The world-famous plaza, located in Beijing, the nation's capital city is the largest public square in the world. It’s named for the sacred Tiananmen, translated as Gate of Heavenly Peace. This structure stands at one end of the Square as guardian doorway to the Forbidden City.

The Forbidden City dates back to the early 1400s, and through the centuries has served as palace, religious site, government quarters and residences of Chinese royal dynasties. When the Communist regime took over the city in 1949, a new kind of dynasty was created to be honored on the Square.

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Las Vegas needs you(r money) now! PDF Print E-mail

Las Vegas

Times are toooo sloooowwww in the Nevada gambling mecca, and you’ll find bargains galore all around town. Hotels and casinos are giving away lots of coupon books and tickets. When you first check into your hotel, ask the front desk clerk for any current free or discount offers for meals, rides, entertainment, casino games and other goodies. Also check in-flight and in-room magazines for similar deals.

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