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Viking Dropped The Word Cruise From Its Official Name PDF Print E-mail

cruisefredlgSo next time I want to cruise the ocean blue on that line, I’ll have to call it big ship sailing, ocean journey, sea excursion or water passage. Citing a desire to focus on destinations, as well as a reflection of its growth into different types of sailings, Viking has also dropped the word “cruise” from its official name.Viking founder and chairman Tor Hagen tucked the announcement into an event Jan. 15 in Los Angeles. After the remote christening of the line’s latest ocean ship, Viking Jupiter, and the long-anticipated [reveal of its expedition line], Hagen said that the company’s website URL had been changed from vikingcruises.com to viking.com.

 
Jackson Hole Wy: Park Service Kill Invading Mountain Goats PDF Print E-mail


They say the elimination is necessary, but many of we senior naturalists may disagree. Instead of murdering them, if the mountain goats are invading the territory of the approved bighorn sheep, why not just gather them up and take them where they can live out their lives?

An official kill of the mountain goats that have invaded Grand Teton National Park and threaten the existence of the park's struggling bighorn sheep herd, is going on. A High Tetons area, including the north and west slopes of the Cathedral Group, will be closed to the public. Flying goat killers are locating and shooting the evil invaders. Hey, senior naturalists: Doesn’t this slaughter really get your goat?

 
Las Vegas NV: Unadvertised Hotel Resort Fees Sneaking Up PDF Print E-mail


When planning your Sin City trip, you’re attracted by all those hotel and online travel guru ads offering rooms for $49.99, with some listed as low as $19.99. So, first get smart when you see they always take an entire penny off the ridiculous price to lure in the suckers.

Then, after several wild cheap Vegas days and nights, when you check out you get a bigger surprise. The bill has another $50 daily “resort fee” and other charges added to the cost. The innocent explanation at the front desk is that the legally added rip-off is for security, city taxes and/or other dire luxury necessities.

Big bad news! Now Caesars Palace and other Las Vegas hotels are raising their resort fees, and other city hotels will continue to do the same. For example, the new extra nightly fees at Caesars Palace and Nobu Las Vegas are kited to $51.02. So, along with all the family savings you’ll be bringing to Sin City to invest in never-win gambling, be sure you have enough to pay the hidden resort robberies.

 
Be Aware Of Growing List Of Where You Can’t Travel PDF Print E-mail


As the world gets more dangerous, American wanderers are officially banned from venturing to potentially dangerous destinations. The most recent list includes Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea.

If you’re considering making plans for this year, before you commit to reservations that involve ground and air travel into or through forbidden countries, be sure they’re not officially banned to U.S. citizens. apnews.com/753968e412fab06e6fb8180e7ac98d47

 
No More Ladies And Gentlemen, Welcome Aboard! PDF Print E-mail

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Maybe now as you arrive at your airline seat, you’ll hear: “Hey, stupid! Get your big old butt settled in so we can take off!” Seriously, low-cost carrier EasyJet crews now greet boarding passengers with gender-neutral language.

The British airline is training them to use more contemporary greetings than the traditional "ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard.” Other airlines, including American and United, are also encouraging flight and airport crews to make their customer greeting language more individualized. Example: Have a safe, enjoyable flight, Mr. And Mrs. Jones.

 
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