Travel news – July 16th 2012 to July 17th 2012:
- 5 Amazing New Water Park Rides – Valerie Rains recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
Looking for a fun way to cool off? These five new water rides at parks and piers across the country deliver exactly the type of thrills and chills these dog days call for.
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- Stranded in China, United fliers stage ‘mini-revolt’ – USATODAY.com –
More than 200 United passengers are back in the USA after a delay in China that resulted in a near "mutiny," according to media accounts.
- Family Travel Deals: 3 Last-Minute Summer Steals – posted this over on Frommer's : Book a last-minute summer vacation with these family-friendly deals in Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, and D.C.
- 10 Reader Tips For A Stress-Free Beach Vacation – Nicholas DeRenzo recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
- Press Releases – Jul 2012 | APEX Editor’s Blog –
16.07.12 | British Airways makes history with aviation book published by Lund Humphries British Airways has opened its archives to publishers Lund Humphries, and together they are bringing back …
- Six Hotel Chains Now Allow Reward Point Gifts to Wounded Veterans – Sean O'Neill recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
You could donate a free room like this to a military service member who needs it. (Courtesy princessAngela/myBudgetTravel)
Today a new program launched that allows Americans to donate hotel rewards points to wounded U.S. veterans and their families. Six hotel chains have joined in the "Hotels for Heroes" program: AmericInn, Best Western, Choice Hotels (Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, Rodeway, etc.), Marriott, Starwood (Sheraton, Westin, Four Points, Aloft, etc.), and Wyndham.
For instance, a Best Western loyalty program member could donate 2,500 points by clicking the Best Western loyalty donation webpage. That donation would be worth a free night's stay at a Marriott hotel for military service members in need related to a medical condition.or a loved one visiting that person.