Designed for all travelers but especially suited to guests with asthma, allergies and other respiratory sensitivities, the ‘Respire by Hyatt – Hypo-Allergenic Rooms’ are designed to eliminate up to 98 per cent of airborne viruses and bacteria, as well as pollen and other irritants commonly found in indoor environments.

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Drawing on its heritage as the former home of Charles Kingsley and the famous “Bloomsbury Set” of writers, The Kingsley will offer guests staying in its suites access to an exclusive series of lost classics brought back into print by local publisher Bloomsbury Publishing.

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An analysis conducted by non-profit organization the Consumer Travel Alliance has found that major U.S. airlines are not disclosing the vast majority of existing ancillary fees on their websites, despite regular statements to the contrary by the airlines.

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El Monte RV Rentals, one of the United States’ largest recreational vehicle rental firms, has created a list of its ‘Top Ten Fall Foliage Road Trips’ for scenic autumn sightseeing across the country.

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With jobs at risk and the U.S. economy still struggling, more than half of all American workers are too worried and busy to take all their vacation days, a new survey by Westin Hotels & Resorts has found.

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JDB Fine Hotels & Resorts’ ‘SmartStart: One Night Free’ offer provides an additional night free for clients pre-paying for two or three nights at more than 60 participating hotels in Italy, Spain, Ireland, France and Mexico.

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Each book lets users play the storyline, from location to location, across five Italian cities – Venice, Florence, Verona, Milan and Rome – interweaving the fictional and the factual to create a new high-tech adventure in city sightseeing and touring.

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After the first use of the credit card – which comes with a $75 annual fee – members will receive, courtesy of Chase and Hyatt, two nights at any Hyatt anywhere in the world, redeemable within one year.

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‘Fly Rights’ offers air travelers advice on such issues as how to get the best airfare, what to expect when a flight is delayed or canceled, and how to avoid travel scams. It also provides information on various federal airline regulations, including accommodating air travelers with disabilities and rules for bumping and baggage compensation.

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The Brazil Airpass allows travel across TAM’s entire domestic network. The routing can be freely selected but needs to cover between four and nine flight coupons. Each city may be visited once, but connecting flights through the same airports are permitted.

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The list of the 15 most-infested cities is topped by New York and includes other major cities such as Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago. Ohio has the dubious distinction of being the most bedbug-infested state, with three cities in the top 10 and four in the top 15.

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A poll carried out by cheap-flights comparison site Skyscanner shows that 59 per cent of travellers would like a separate ‘families only’ section in airliner cabins. However, less than a third of parents surveyed were in agreement.

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Perdido Key on Florida’s northwest Gulf Coast is rewarding late-summer travelers with a $100 American Express gift card for every night’s accommodation booked in the community by September 30, with up to $300 in gift cards available per family.

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Along with a newly designed home page at delta.com introduced earlier this week, the Delta Ticket Window offers the first visual cues of Delta Air Lines’ planned transformation in customer-facing technology.

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GroundLink will give a free Gogo Inflight Internet session to any passenger that books a car through its LimoRes retail brand while in-flight.

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American Airlines has released the first version of its iPhone application, saying the free app for iPhone and iPod Touch offers customers a new way to stay connected with the airline while they are traveling.

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With adventure tourism attracting more than 415,000 visits to Scotland each year and Scotland hosting the 2010 Adventure Travel World Summit in October, VisitScotland has produced a list of some of the country’s top mountain bike and cycle routes so visitors can explore them this summer.

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The Consumer Travel Alliance has released an analysis showing that hidden fees charged by airlines on popular U.S. domestic routes can increase the base cost of an airline ticket by an average of 54 per cent for a typical traveler with two checked bags and extra legroom, or by an average of 26 per cent for a comparable one-bag traveler.

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Michelin is expanding its restaurant and hotel guide series in North America to include Chicago. The Michelin guide Chicago 2011 is the first-ever Michelin guide for a Midwestern city and will be published in November 2010.

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