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Japan's Capsule Hotels - perfect for a budget conscious traveler!

If you are traveling on a tight budget to Japan and would rather spend your hard earned dollars to enjoy your sushi and beer instead of spending it on a plush hotel just for a good nights’ wink, then you should give Capsule Hotels a try the next time you are there.
So, you enter a lobby and buy your tickets in the vending machine and show them to the clerk who issues you a numbered velcro wrist band with an attached barcode and directs you into a huge hall of plastic capsules that resemble neatly stacked up coffins.
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Road accidents on surge... Are we ready for more?

Every year more than 1.2 million people die in road crashes around the world. This is an estimate given by World Health Organization (WHO). Millions of people are crippled or injured in the road accidents. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries.
The obvious reason for these ever-increasing road accidents is huge increase in motorization in developing nations.

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Make your hotel stay more nature friendly and lessen your carbon footprint

Are you all set to travel this Labor Day weekend? If you are, do try and make your hotel stay more eco-friendly. By doing so, not only will you do your bit in reducing your carbon footprint, you will also prove yourself to be a responsible global citizen.

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Women - only hotel floor at Plaza Hotel at Minnesota

Recently an exclusive floor for women only was introduced at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. The concept has received mixed reaction from people. h
There has been a lot of discussion that setting aside a floor and a lounge for women only is discrimination or a good business idea. Some people are of the opinion that this is discrimination and against the viewpoint of equal rights for both sexes. Other people think that this is the hospitality business and a way of serving customers.
Most women love the concept!

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Russia to send its first space tourist in 2009

It seems like space tourism is getting closer and closer to reality. Few days back I wrote about Galactic Suite, the first hotel planned in space that is expected in 2012. After launching five tourists (four from the U.S. and one from South Africa) the Federal Space Agency is launching first Russian space tourist in 2009.
As revealed by Russia’s Federal Space Agency chief Anatoly Perminov, the person who is training to fly to International Space Station (ISS) as a tourist is a prominent Russian businessman-turned-politician.

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Check out Rio de Janeiro: where the party never ends

Brazil’s Rio is a great party town. Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, people are just partying it up. Rio is just one big party. Besides the partying factor, people in this part of the world are beach crazy. As Stanley Stewart mentions, just like the English go to the pubs, the dwellers of Rio visit the beaches. Let’s see what else make Rio a good place to visit.

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Tell Brak mass grave site tells a gruesome story

A recently discovered mass grave site in Syria points to the existence of the ancient city known as the Tell Brak. The discovery of Brak is a great breakthrough in archeology. This sort of helped the researchers understand the existence of the Syrian mass grave. If you are a researcher, you might want to check this out yourself. Although, it is a very gruesome sight.

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Smoking bans make cruise liners suffer heavy losses

Smoking is injurious for health but banning it can be really injurious as far as your profits are concerned. In an effort to make a step in this direction, the Regent seven seas speculated to toughen its smoking rules from this coming December. The bans haven’t been put yet but the company has already lost its $3 millions due to the cancellations it has received.

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Trade Me enters the travel market with �Travelbug�

New Zealand’s busiest online auction site, Trade Me has taken a step forward to move into the travel market by launching its new travel website called �Travelbug�. The site allows users to search for and book accommodation within New Zealand.

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Dog bark park Inn: Bizarre of Idaho!

Ever thought of staying in an animal’s tummy? No i’m not talking about the real animal. The unusual architectural marvel, Dog bark park Inn in Idaho will surely make you feel as if you’re inside dog’s stomach.
If you are planning to visit Idaho for a vacation and unusual places fascinate you, then I would suggest you a stay at Dog bark park Inn. Located in Cottonwood in the U.S, it is a hotel run by animal-loving couple Dennis J. Sullivan.

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