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New York (AirGuide - Destination News North America) Apr 4, 2010

Pentagon denies missile launch in Saudi defense exercise The U.S. is denying news reports that it fired a submarine-based Trident missile during military exercises with Saudi Arabia. Though the U.S. has been helping Arab allies bolster their missile defenses against Iran, the Pentagon insists no missiles were launched in the region.E Apr 1, 2010

Travel insurance is available to those who have had serious illness.

People who have suffered from a serious illness often find it difficult to procure travel insurance. More people are recovering from such illnesses thanks to advancements in treatment. Meanwhile, specialist providers also are extending coverage to those who are rejected by traditional insurance companies. For example, Fiona Macrae runs the insurance broker, which specializes in insurance for cancer survivors. Mar 31, 2010

Amtrak Amtrak said it is making the recent 14-day advance purchase fares, which are up to 25 percent off the lowest available Northeast Regional fare and were set to expire at the end of this month, part of its standard fare offering. Passengers may travel between Washington and New York or New York and Boston for a little as USD49. OWith ridership up on the Northeast Regional service so far this fiscal year, itOs obvious these low fares are popular with our passengers,O said Emmett Fremaux, Amtrak vice president of marketing and product development. Apr 2, 2010

Cuba House may soon pass bill lifting ban on travel to Cuba. The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation as soon as next month that would lift a ban on travel and ease restrictions on agricultural imports to Cuba, according to the bill's sponsor. The bill, known as the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, would end a 47-year prohibition on Americans traveling to Cuba, and President Barack Obama has said he envisions a "new era" in relations with Cuba. But he criticized "deeply disturbing" humans-rights violations by its government. Mar 31, 2010

Fairways Golf Fairways Golf is offering a series of packages for spring, golfOs high-booking season. The company was purchased in late 2008 by Alan B. Hale, a former travel agent with 25 years experience, and a board member of Ensemble Travel and the Travel Institute. Fairways Golf was expanded to include international destinations such as Ireland and Scotland, while also broadening its domestic destinations to include Palm Springs, Calif.; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Pinehurst, N.C. With former TravelGuard executive and travel agent David Kunze in charge of the sales team, the company is...

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