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    Say that you arrive at a hotel where you have a firm reservation — maybe even prepaid — only to have the desk clerk tell you the hotel is full and can't honor your reservation. This can happen for several reasons, generally because the hotel overbooked, some guests stayed longer than expected, or somebody bought out the whole hotel for an event. Something has to give: A hotel can’t quickly build another room for you to occupy, and it can't throw a current guest out. The "why" doesn't matter; the hotel is simply unable to honor your reservation. What you need to know is how the hotel plans to fix the problem and what rights you have if it doesn't find an acceptable fix.

      Years ago, when I got my history degree, I said to myself, “I’d better get a business degree, too, so I have something useful.” But I’ve learned over the years that if more people knew more about history, our world would be a better place. History is constantly speaking to us. Travelers enjoy a privileged way to hear it — and sometimes an up-close chance to witness history in the making.

        “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” – the Korean adaptation of the hit Spanish series “La Casa de Papel” – will premiere June 24 on Netflix, which will drop the entire six-episode first season. Last week, Yoo Ji-tae – who portrays the mastermind of a group of thieves – and “Squid Game” star Park Hae-soo – who plays the gang’s charming but deadly leader – participated in this interview from Seoul and Los Angeles, respectively.

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        Milan can't compare with Rome and Florence artistically, but Italy's second city hosts two noteworthy masterpieces: Michelangelo's last pietà sculpture and Leonardo’s Last Supper.

        Of the great cities of Europe, four are worth a week of sightseeing: London, Paris, Rome, and Istanbul. And of those, Istanbul offers the most thrills for the best price. With every visit, I simply get out and stroll. The historic and touristic center of Istanbul between the Hagia Sophia Mosque and the Blue Mosque is virtually traffic-free, with blossoming trees, refreshing fountains, and a ...

        Over the years, much type and many pixels have been devoted to advice about the best times to fly and the best times to buy tickets to get the lowest airfares. This crazy year, the "usual suspects" suggestions about when to fly and the airport and schedule hacks remain relatively valid, but the frenetic airline scene leaves a lot to be desired about historical ideas of when to buy tickets. The one overriding condition remains: At any given time, airlines micromanage airfares at levels they think will bring in the most revenue. And these days, that can be a toss-up.

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