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Unspoiled Caribbean in Central America

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Needle-nosed ballyhoo fish leap from the water, lured by the wake as Capt. Bobby Halliday motors off Ambergris Caye. The turquoise waters here are so clear you can see blades of sea grass and lobster traps more than 20 feet below the surface. Halliday has been guiding fishing trips through these waters for years, making some customers so happy that they gave him the two 60 horsepower engines that power his boat, the Blanca Lilly. He slows to troll, and suddenly even more is visible below: Parrot fish. Angel fish. A 5-foot bull shark, silent as a shadow.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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Puerto Rico positions itself for tourism boom

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Bride-to-be Megan Ziemba was weighing two Caribbean destinations for her winter wedding when the U.S. government stepped in and tipped the balance. nZiemba, a New Yorker, chose a colonial mansion in Puerto Rico, where her 100 guests won’t have to worry about a new passport requirement that has given the U.S. territory an edge in the crowded Caribbean tourism market.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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New passport rules go into effect for air travelers

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Americans flying to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean made sure to bring their passports Monday because of a new rule going into effect Tuesday that requires them to show one to get back into the country.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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Cambodia’s attractions too limited

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Cambodia should not rely on its famous Angkor Wat temple complex to sustain its tourism industry, and should be looking to develop other destinations as well, officials said Monday.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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Malaysia’s ‘Believe it or not!’

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Malaysia has launched its biggest tourism drive since independence under its famous slogan ‘Malaysia: Truly Asia,???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? but it may as well read ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?truly bizarre.’???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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Easyjet Reacts To Criticism

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Spokesman for Easyjet, Toby Nicol, has reacted to criticism from Environment Minister Ian Pearson. Mr Pearson told The Guardian that the attitude of several airlines was ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?a disgrace.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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O???¢?¢?€š?¬?¢?€ž?¢Leary demands action from chancellor

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Recently announced increases in airline taxes aimed at helping reduce greenhouse gases should be repealed, according to Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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Ryanair Boss Says Tax Old Planes, Business Class

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?The head of Europe’s biggest budget airline Ryanair urged Britain to adopt a fresh approach to taxing air travel which would target fuel-guzzling old planes and business class travellers.???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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Great Railroad Journeys of the World

???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?Planes, ships, automobiles — they’re all great ways to travel. But
if you really want to understand where you are, rather than
materialize in your destination with brain slightly befuddled, take a
train. Watching the scenery unfold as you move from Point A to Point B
allows you to experience new places in real time, to get a sense of
where you are and where you’re going, undistracted by the need to
drive or read maps. And there’s nothing that says ???¢?¢?€š?¬?…?€?adventure awaits???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚?? like the sound of a train’s whistle. All Aboard!???¢?¢?€š?¬?‚??

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Happy New Year 2007