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Today’s urban beach escape: Miami Beach

(Relaxnews) – They’re cities that pull double duty for sun-thirsty lovers of culture: Beach cities in destinations that offer surf and sand but also have compelling stories to tell. If you’re the type of restless vacationer looking for a destination that can reconcile world...
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New guide helps travelers find best hotel deals throughout the year

(Relaxnews) – Number crunchers over at a leading hotel booking site in Asia have come up with a handy calendar to help travelers find the best hotel deals. In a New York state of mind but on a budget? According to Agoda.com’s travel wheel, booking a room in the first week...
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The top 10 landmarks in the world: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Machu Picchu, the fabled, mythical city of the Incas built high in the clouds between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin, has taken the title of world’s top landmark by TripAdvisor users. The historic sanctuary, which stands 2,430 meters above sea level,...
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The promise of quality living at Rockwell’s exceptional residences

With 19 years of providing quality living, expertise in property management, and a trained eye for pioneering design, Rockwell Land has created the Philippines’ premier luxury residential and commercial communities. Its flagship development, Rockwell Center, is a 15.5-hectare,...
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Biggest Ferris wheel in the world opens in Sin City

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest observation wheel has opened in Las Vegas, at 550 feet or 168 meters high. The Las Vegas High Roller began boarding its first passengers this week for 30-minute spins that include a video and music presentation before fading out to let the...
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Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after quake repair

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Washington Monument will reopen to the public on May 12, nearly three years after it was shut due to damage from a rare earthquake centered near the US capital. The 170-meter (555-foot) obelisk, a major tourist draw, was shuttered when engineers found...
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Travel International and 888myTravel.com joins PHL, Malaysia in joint tourism seminar

LOS ANGELES – Travel International Group shares center stage with Philippines and Malaysia tourism officials at the Philippine-Malaysia Fiesta Seminar on March 4, 2014 when it was chosen as the tour operator for the Philippine-Malaysia travel promo. A joint tourism presentation...
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Singapore world’s costliest city: survey

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – The soaring cost of cars and utilities as well as a strong currency have made Singapore the world’s most expensive city, toppling Tokyo from the top spot, according to a survey Tuesday. Tokyo’s weakening yen saw it slide to sixth place, the...
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Design moves to Asia for the first ever Singapore Design Week

(Relaxnews) – Singapore’s first-ever Design Week (SDW) is approaching, and with the two major trade platforms — theInternational Furniture Fair Singapore and the Paris-based design salon Maison&Objet Asia — hitting the city simultaneously, the Asian...
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Why vacation rentals are growing in popularity in the US

(Relaxnews) – Vacation rentals are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional hotels, with the latest survey out of TripAdvisor showing that more than half of travelers intend to book a private home in 2014. After polling about 1,100 respondents in the...