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Travel in 2011

How Mexico's drug war affects tourism

Violence has increased, but some areas are relatively safe and airlines are adding flights.

Navigating 2011's cruise offerings

Navigating 2011's cruise offerings: A Disney ship with a roller coaster, the introduction of megaships and river cruisers, special-occasion voyages and more.

Hot spots to travel in Europe in 2011

The new year is a good time to head to the Basilicata region of Italy; Dresden, Germany; and Albi, France.

Planning a vacation in 2011? Expect to pay more

With more people traveling again, expect the costs of flights, cruises and hotel rooms to go up. But deals do still exist, experts say — you just have to dig for them. Here's a look at 2011.

Sports fans: Time to plan 2011 trips

Plan a weekend getaway and support your favorite team at the same time.

London readies for its global close-up

First, there's the wedding of Will and Kate next year, then Queen Elizabeth II's diamond jubilee and the Summer Games in 2012. Blimey, could it get any better?

Disney launches cruise ship

Ship, which sails in January, will feature theme-park whimsy.

California tourism is in a bright spot

International and business travelers are leading the better-than-expected rise in travel to California and upcoming high-profile events may help Southern California stay in tourists' sights.

What travelers can expect in 2011

It may be the last year for bargains as the recession winds down, but gas prices may inch higher.

In Cambodia, once-untouchable treasures await

A surge of tourism increases access not just to well-known sites such as Angkor but also temples in regions once off-limits due to skirmishes.

Garth Brooks is doubling down on Vegas

There are indications in Las Vegas — such as ticket prices for singer Garth Brooks' Encore shows nearly doubling to $250 — that the lean times are over for the hotel and gaming trades.

What to expect at theme parks in 2011

New roller coasters and more in Florida, California.

On the Gulf Coast, meet the 'new normal'

The area is recovering nicely, despite challenges, say tourism officials, who report the water is safe and the beaches are beautiful.

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