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Egyptians fear religiously conservative government will ban bathing suits, fun

Even though the pull of enacting your deeply held beliefs is strong, so is the desire not to see tens of thousands of people unemployed and your most promising industry thrown into crisis.

Online Travel

Kayak considering bigger IPO with price range increase

You'd think Kayak might take a more conservative approach on pricing after the Facebook swoon, but a cork-popping $1 billion valuation maybe within Kayak's grasp and it has waited so long for this day.

Media and PR

Qantas tries to drive social booking through its new site Hooroo

At least Hooroo is chasing current trends rather than last year's. Qantas' well-designed site engages consumers with Pinterest-inspired glossy images that you can easily click for an article or to book via TripAdvisor.

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7 preventable travel scams that still trip up travel pros

Even Lonely Planet's U.S. editor has been bamboozled on the road and he recommends all travelers be aware of these common, kind of obvious, set-ups including hidden fees, fake bags, and greedy Elmos.

Tourism

How to attack Disney World’s Cinderella Castle: Best Quora question ever?

"Take the castle... and be sure to visit the gift shop while you're there!" As twisted as the question is, it takes a special kind of insanely dedicated Disney fan to formulate the correct method of attack.

Media and PR

Why non-app and human filmmaker Woody Allen is an excellent inspirational trip planner

He may never inspire you to take a trip to Los Angeles, but Woody Allen is driving tourists to Barcelona, Rome, Paris, and London.

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National Geographic picks top 10 kid-friendly world heritage sites

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of UNESCO's 936-strong World Heritage List, bring the kids to a site that will hold their attention even longer than Angry Birds.

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US Airways boss: We like you American, but we’re not going to wait forever

CEO Doug Parker has done an excellent job lobbying for support for a US Airways/American merger -- even among current rivals and possible future oneworld alliance partners at British Airways.

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American’s rosier second quarter results mask the airline’s future challenges

Things look better at American because it's able to use its bankruptcy to avoid being held accountable or addressing its past mistakes. It owes its employees and shareholders a future that benefits more than just its own executive ranks.

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Commuters bike to Copenhagen on cycle superhighway

The 11-mile paved path saves time, increases health, decreases pollution, and has employees offer chocolates for good behavior. What's not to love about Denmark's newest transportation option?

Online Travel

Foursquare gives businesses a better way to communicate with check-in addicts

Crowley & co. may be able to turn this communication between merchant and loyal customer into a product they can monetize that won't anger anyone.