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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 388th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

Each month, this magazine presents articles and letters written by its subscribers, travelers sharing advice, adventures and discoveries. We toss in a few columns by Contributing Editors and descriptions of upcoming tours, events and products as well, plus news of interest to travelers. For example. . .

Travel agents in Hong Kong reported that authorities in China have stopped...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 387th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

Before you get to the articles and letters sent in by other ITN readers — who write for your benefit as well as a love of travel, not for any personal gain — here are some news items you may find of interest.

Travelers flying into Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport are no longer being asked by Immigration officials to state where they will be staying while in South...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 386th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine, the magazine that depends on its subscribers, international travelers like YOU, to fill its pages.

Just back from someplace beautiful or interesting? Get ripped off by the cab drivers in a city overseas? Have a packing tip? This is the place to share what you’ve learned with people who will appreciate it and can benefit from it.

We print news items, too, for travelers. While I cover...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 385th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine. We’re beginning our 32nd year of publication. . . and not slowing down!

This is the first March issue of ITN since 1986 that has not contained a Reference Index listing all of the articles, letters and news items printed in the magazine during the previous year or, since, September ’03, half year. Instead, we are devoting those pages to more of your articles and letters.

As I...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 384th issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine, something that YOU help make happen. For the most part, this magazine is written by pay-your-own-way travelers like yourself, everyone watching out for each other. Whether it was a terrific guide or a hotel that was the pits, write in to share what you found and learned on your latest trip.

In the meantime, here are some news items you may want to be aware of.

In Paris’...

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The Cavalieri Hotel (4 Capodistriou St., Corfu, GREECE; phone +30 26610 39041, fax 10 39283, www.cavalieri-hotel.com) is such an elegant place! I stayed there three nights in October ’07 at €90 ($132) per night, with breakfast.

They have a rooftop bar/restaurant with lovely views, and my room overlooked the Old Fortress and the sea.

PATRICIA McKEVLIN

Charleston, SC

Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 383rd issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine.

Flash your cell phone; board your flight.

The International Air Transport Association recently announced a standard agreed upon by major airlines worldwide. By the end of 2010, passengers checking in for flights each will present a bar code to be scanned rather than a document with a magnetic strip.

When buying a ticket, a passenger with a cell phone, personal digital...

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Dear Globetrotter:

Welcome to the 382nd issue of your monthly overseas travel magazine, the one written largely by you and your fellow subscribers!

A few items worth noting crossed my desk this month.

The International Airline Passenger Association, or IAPA (www.iapa.com), in a Sept. 14 press release wrote, “The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering new rules which may see the airline passenger receiving increased compensation for being denied...

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