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Caribbean Fare War Wages On

But for whatever reason, there’s been an unadvertised airfare war from major hub airports (Detroit, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Newark, Houston, Dallas, Miami, even Salt Lake City) to various Caribbean destinations. Usually, these fares would be $500 or even much more, especially for winter travel (when most U.S. residents want to escape the cold). We have no idea what’s going on, but trust us, these are great fares. The fares are on Delta, American/US Airways and in some cases United. …read more

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Step aboard Orient Express for journey back in time

The Orient Express lets out a whistle and a chug, just as it did 130 years ago when it pulled out of Paris’s Gare de Strasbourg on its inaugural journey to Istanbul. Stepping on board, the visitor is immediately immersed in the atmosphere that once made the train the last word in elegant travel and inspired authors such as Agatha Christie and Graham Greene. The brainchild of Belgian engineer Georges Nagelmackers, the Orient Express — operated by his Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits — used the latest 19th century technological advances to supply an unprecedented level of luxury for its well-heeled clientele. At a time when many in Europe’s capital cities still lived in slum conditions, passengers on the Orient Express enjoyed central heating, hot running water and gas lighting.

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At least 12 Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) – An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche, the deadliest in eight years, hit the most popular route to the mountain’s peak. Three Nepali guides were injured and up to five people were missing, said Dipendra Paudel at the Tourism Ministry’s mountaineering department. …

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At least nine Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) – An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday, killing nine Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche hit the most popular route to the mountain’s peak and three Nepali guides were injured and some people may be missing, Tilak Ram Pandey, an official at the ministry’s mountaineering department, told Reuters. It was the first major avalanche on Mount Everest this climbing season, when hundreds of foreign and Nepali climbers flock to the mountain to attempt to climb its 8,850 meter (29,035 feet) peak. The avalanche hit the sherpa guides between base camp and camp 1 early on Friday, Pandey said. …read more

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