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Alitalia To Go To the Highest Bidder
December 6, 2006

Italy's Treasury on Tuesday said it plans to sell at least 30.1 percent of Alitalia shares to the highest bidder.

Drama Continues With US Airways Bid for Delta
December 6, 2006

Following the announcement of an $8.5-billion takeover bid of Delta Airlines by US Airways, Delta's pilot union is denouncing the proposed merger, citing contract conflicts.

Viking River Cruises Debuts 100-Percent Refund
December 5, 2006

Viking River Cruises, host of tours along the rivers of Europe, Russia and China, on Tuesday announced a new service guarantee.

LAN Airlines Starts Seasonal Service
December 5, 2006

On Tuesday, LAN announced it would add the Patagonian port of Madryn to its two weekly flights from Santiago, Chile, beginning December 28 through March 4, 2007.

Virgin Atlantic Takes Flight to Chicago, Adds to D.C.
December 5, 2006

Beginning April 23, 2007, Virgin Atlantic will begin daily service between London Heathrow and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the carrier announced on Tuesday.

Internet Bookings Continue to Outpace GDS, Report Says
December 4, 2006

TravelCLICK on Friday released its quarterly benchmark report of booking trends which revealed that 40 percent of hotel reservations for major brands during the third quarter of 2006 were booked online, an increase of 24.8 percent over the same period last year.

St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater to Temporarily Close
December 4, 2006

Travelers to St. Petersburg next year will not be able to visit Russia's nearly 150-year-old Mariinsky Theater, which is closing in January 2007 for major renovations.

HAL's Lanterman in Good Condition After Recent Heart Attack
December 4, 2006

Following a heart attack last month, Kirk Lanterman, chairman of the board for Holland American Line, is on his way to recovery, according to a company spokesman.

Crystal Cruises to Offer 29 European Itineraries in 2007
December 4, 2006

Crystal Cruises in 2007 will offer seven- to 14-day cruises with added overnight stays in a variety of European destinations that include such cities as Toulon, France, Sochi, Russia and Stockholm