John Rubsamen

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Royal Caribbean sends the world's largest cruise ship to Europe

One of the world’s largest cruise ships is going on a European vacation.<p>But the 5,400-passenger <i>Oasis of the Seas</i>, which has sailed from Fort …

InterContinental sells its London Park Lane hotel to Qatari group

One of London’s most prestigious hotels was today bought by the Qataris for more than £400 million.<p>The five-star, 13-storey InterContinental London …

VisitPittsburgh's six-figure salaries to be reviewed by outside agency

Pittsburgh’s tourism agency is rethinking how much it pays its top executives.<p>Leaders at VisitPittsburgh won’t say how much that review will cost, …

Nonprofits

Horton's compensation part of legacy of airline golden parachutes

The judge handling the AMR Corp. bankruptcy put off a decision yesterday on American Airlines CEO Tom Horton’s proposed $20 million exit package, but …

Lessons I've Learned at 35,000 Feet

I've always felt that marriage equality is a right, not a privilege. Full disclosure...I also have many friends who are LGBT. Because I work for an airline people sometimes presume that's the reason I have close friends from said community. Truth be told, that's not the case. If you don't have any …

Seven Things You Should Always Wear On A Plane

Dressing appropriately for air travel means knowing what will keep you comfortable on the plane. And, given the cramped seats and various temperature changes on flights, this isn't always easy. The following seven items, which provide plenty of comfort plus a touch of style, are essential for any …

American Airlines retirees' poignant letters to court on their benefits post-merger

As the federal bankruptcy judge signed off Wednesday on the $11 billion merger of American Airlines and US Airways, a few things are still unclear: …

Vienna wants to be Europe's next gay travel hotspot

Vienna has joined a growing list of European cities seeking to attract lesbian and gay tourists who are expected to remain willing to spend on travel …

Cruise travel agency compiles list of pettiest passenger complaints

A cruise agent has revealed some of the most unusual complaints it has received in the past year.<p>Following the widely documented debacle with the …

Africa’s Mysterious “Fairy Circles” Explained

Changing Planet<p><b>Fairy circles—circular patches of bare soil surrounded by a ring of grass—have long mystified scientists.</b><p>Found mainly in the grasslands of southern Africa, the oddly shaped formations can grow to more than 65 feet (20 meters) wide, but no one knew what caused them. Now, perhaps …

Nature