What’s the “Play to Play” featured city of the week?

Last week, we introduced you to the “Play to Play” program, which offers you special discounts in one city each week. (If you missed that post, you can read it here.) Last week’s featured city was Chicago, but if you didn’t get a chance to take advantage of those special deals, don’t worry. We have a brand new city for you this week, with plenty of exciting savings. Last week, we had you play a hidden-letters puzzle, but this week...

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Have you developed new travel habits?

Many, many studies have shown that a recession can cause travelers to modify their travel plans. But it’s generally expected that after the economy recovers, that business and leisure travel will return to previous levels. The trouble caused by the volcanic ash cloud appears to have more long term affects on travel habits. Articles, like this column in the UK Times suggests, that people will think twice before jetting away for a...

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If someone told you to jump, would you?

How many times have you been asked that question over your life? Well now you can answer yes as the Stratosphere Skyjump attraction is open for business. The attraction has been awarded the record for world’s longest commercial decelerator jump for its 829 foot fall. The only other SkyJump in the world is on Auckland New Zealand’s Sky Tower, where the fall is ‘only’ 627 feet. Video of some of the first jumps: Plus this one...

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The Ritz-Carlton Chicago unveils $25 Million Renovation

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago steps into the limelight with the largest restyling in the hotel’s history since its 1977 opening. During the first week in May 2010, the $25 million project unveils a dramatic new lobby, restaurant and bar, promenade, ballroom and Presidential Suite. (The re-design of the hotel’s guestrooms and suites was completed in 2009.) The Ritz-Carlton Chicago renovation was designed by Brayton Hughes Design Studios....

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Last Minute Travel’s “Play To Play” Promotion is a Great Way to Travel for Even Less

Chances are that by now you know all about Last Minute Travel’s fantastic travel deals and “last-minute prices in advance” credo. Hopefully you also know that this blog is a great place to get some fun ideas for things to do in all those destinations you’re visiting. In our opinion, it’s about time we also show you our appreciation for your continued readership. (Clearly, you’re worth it.) As a result, we’re launching a special...

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