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Despite Risks, Tokyo Takes Summer Olympics 2020

Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics in 2020, after beating Istanbul and Madrid in the final push for the coveted honor. The Japanese capital last hosted the Games in 1964. Madrid was eliminated Saturday in the first round of voting by the International Olympics Committee after final presentations in Argentina’s capital, Buenos [...]

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My Haiti Travels Launches Inaugural Impact Week Haiti Voyage in 2013

My Haiti Travels, a boutique concierge firm that coordinates high-quality travel services to Haiti for leisure and business purposes, is launching its first annual “Impact Week Haiti 2013” signature expedition to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The five-day package will feature custom activities, volunteerism, networking and touristic exploration of the Caribbean island nation on January 17-21, 2013.  The trip is all-inclusive, including all meals, hotel and beach resort stays, private ground transportation and professional escorts in [...]

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Baltimore: Out From Under “The Wire”

Baltimore, MD.  Can Good News Revive a City? A new media experiment is underway in Baltimore, Maryland to find out. One goal is to inspire social change by celebrating the city’s positive outliers, offering them a microphone and giving them public praise. Another is to introduce the world to Baltimore’s eclectic and vibrant cultural scene. [...]

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Travelers Can be More Than Just Consumers

Berlin, Germany. Can you change the world by traveling? Sure, there are eccentrics who hop around the world on one leg and allow us to sponsor them, or rich philantrophes who organize a soup kitchen on the deck of their yacht. But the normal tax payer? Apart from self-evident things like ecologically and socially responsible [...]

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Ritz Hotel Paris Woos Discerning Chinese Travelers

Global luxury companies are wooing wealthy Chinese patrons both in and out of China. Well-to-do Chinese are traveling more than ever and this group of travelers, who are showing their willingness to spend, can not be ignored. A recent Wall Street Journal article revealed the dedication and investment top hoteliers like the Ritz Hotel Paris [...]

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The Pope Urges Europe to Do More for Migrants

U.N.: Israeli Demolition of Homes Contrary to International Law

In New York, Yun-Chin Zhou Seduces Zankel Hall Audience

Stage and Screen Stars Unite to Salute Rita Cosby for Wounded Warriors

Diplomatic Viewpoint: Recovering from the Conflict – Peace for All

Obama Remarks in Address to the Nation on Immigration