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Many Americans Will Cut Back on Vacation Spending This Year — Dollars and Sense

While travelers globally say they’ll spend more money on vacations this year than they did in 2011, the story is a bit different in the US — here, many people will actually shell out less.

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British Airways Going to Extremes to Let Flight Attendants Find Your Personal Information — Is It Fair?

How would you feel if you found out that an airline was using the Internet to track down photographs and personal information about you before you even boarded the flight?

Surprise — it’s happening.

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MoDOT Photos, Flickr
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State Police Celebrate 35 Years of Operation C.A.R.E.

This Fourth of July, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is again reminding motorists to make safety a priority during their holiday travel. For the 35th consecutive year, MSP troopers are joining other state police and highway patrol agencies in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C

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Gleason Praises Pure Michigan Decision to Use Michigan Printer

State Senator John Gleason (D-Flushing) is pleased that the Pure Michigan travel magazine will be printed by a Michigan-based company. While the Iowa company Meredith/Midwest Living was awarded the contract to publish the magazine once again, a new stipulation in their contract will require them to use a Michigan printer

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Airline Passenger Forced to Sit Next to a Corpse, Has Trouble Getting a Refund – Is It Fair?

The next time someone dies sitting next to you on a commercial flight, you might receive a partial refund. Key word, “might.”

According to a report in a Swedish newspaper, a woman was forced to sit next to a dead man aboard a Kenya Airways flight after the he allegedly died shortly after take off.

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JetBlue Reigns Supreme in Airline Consumer Satisfaction Index

Move over, Southwest Airlines — your 20-year reign at the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index is over. So who’s the new champ? None other than JetBlue.

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Neal Jennings, Flickr
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Do You Need a Vacation After Taking a Family Trip? — Survey of the Day

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but anybody who’s gone on a family trip knows that all of the moving parts associated with the journey can be quite stressful.

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What Are the Germiest Surfaces in Hotel Rooms? You May Be Surprised

You’ve probably seen those reports about how germy hotel beds can be. But a new study shows something else in a room is likely to be far more contaminated.

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Man Rescues Three People While on Vacation

Like most tourists in Florida, Gus Hertz was probably just hoping for some relaxing time in the sun. Instead, the Virginia man became a hero after rescuing three people in two separate incidents over a two day period. Well, that puts us to shame. The most we ever managed on vacation is a mean case of sunburn.

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Planning a July 4 Trip? Buy Your Plane Tickets Now — Dollars and Sense

Thinking about taking a few days off for the Fourth of July holiday? If your plans involve a plane ticket, travel experts say now’s the best time to buy.

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