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February 27, 2020
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Travel advisors say clients are "absolutely 100% concerned about all of Europe" and the spreading coronavirus, but most aren't canceling planned trips beyond March yet. More new cases have been confirmed outside of China than inside that country, and advisories against travel to certain areas are being updated regularly.
Full Story: TravelPulse (2/26),  The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/26),  Vox (2/26) 
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Review: West Hollywood Edition is an A-lister's dream
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The West Hollywood Edition features some to-die-for suites with "giant" patios and Hollywood Hills views from the bathtub, but the hotel's whole vibe hits the right note, "from the minimalist design ... to the vegetable-forward menu ... and the old Sunset Strip glamour of the disco ball-clad underground nightclub," Nina Ruggiero writes. She also gives props for the "never intrusive" service that A-listers will love.
Full Story: Travel + Leisure (2/2020) 
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New Disney parade, more in store at US theme parks
Elsa from "Frozen" will be in Disneyland's new parade. (Handout/Getty Images)
On Friday, California's Disneyland will see its first new daytime parade on Main Street U.S.A. in almost two decades. Samantha Davis-Freedman offers the low-down on this and other 2020 additions to some favorite theme parks across the country.
Full Story: TravelAge West (2/26) 
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Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj rounds up several places where travelers can find luxury for less. Istanbul; Mexico City; Phuket, Thailand; Cape Town, South Africa; and Taipei, Taiwan all have plenty of affordable activities and posh hotels that are far less expensive than their American or European counterparts.
Full Story: CEOWorld Magazine (2/25) 
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Tensions brew at airports, as TSA caps overtime
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Overtime cuts for Transportation Security Administration employees has resulted in delays in getting through security gates and bag screening areas, and the dearth of workers is causing stress and even anger among airport passengers. In an incident last week at Salt Lake International Airport in Utah, a passenger said approximately 150 people were waiting on a slow-moving line, and some passengers began yelling and trying to push closer to the gates in an effort to get to their flights on time.
Full Story: KJZZ-FM (Tempe, Ariz.) (2/24) 
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Decompressing, staying active and committing to looking and feeling good are three of Ronit Raphael's seven foundations for being successful. Raphael founded wellness brand L.Raphael and has developed spas at top hotels worldwide.
Full Story: Forbes (2/25) 
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