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Save up to $500 with new deal from Railbookers and Amtrak Vacations

Railbookers and Amtrak Vacations are encouraging travellers to hit the open road – or track – with hundreds of dollars in discounts on an exclusive collection of rail vacations.
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Amtrak Vacations & Railbookers coming into Canada with Cris David at the helm

Amtrak Vacations and Railbookers is coming into the Canadian market with a familiar name heading up operations here.
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Amtrak train was going 50 mph over limit before derailment

Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle.
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Death toll in Amtrak wreck climbs to 8; mayor says all those believed aboard are accounted for

The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday, while a lawyer for the train's engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash and wasn't on his cellphone or using drugs or alcohol.
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Hours after deadly Philadelphia crash, House GOP panel approves cuts to Amtrak

WASHINGTON – A Republican-controlled House panel on Wednesday approved deep spending cuts to Amtrak’s budget just hours after a deadly crash in Philadelphia. The Appropriations Committee backed a $55 billion transportation and housing measure after rejecting Democratic attempts to boost spending on Amtrak by more than $1 billion, including $556 million targeted for the railroad’s Northeast […]
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Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia; 5 people die in ‘disastrous mess’

An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away.
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Amtrak offers ‘Great Dome’ car to see fall foliage between Albany and Montreal

Amtrak is bringing its vintage "Great Dome'' car to upstate New York for a six-week run during the fall foliage season.
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“We’re handling it as a team”: Globus on the Italy outbreak, and travel myths
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With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly increasing in Italy, Globus family of brands is reassuring travel agents...
TICO board approves Comp Fund payment for Adria Airways consumers
TICO board approves Comp Fund payment for Adria Airways consumers
TICO’s Board of Directors has approved a payment from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund to consumers affected by...
Agents can ‘Sell and Sail Free’ with Silversea’s new incentive
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With Silversea’s ‘Sell and Sail Free’ promotion, agents in Canada and the U.S. can earn a free expedition cruise...
Atout France announces Product of the Year Award
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Over 150 tourism professionals and more than a dozen exhibitors and partners took part in last night’s Destination...
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