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Hotel design quiz

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Oceania Marina owner's suiteThe folks over at Apartment Therapy posted a Design Quiz that asks readers to match the designer to the hotel room. Since it's Fashion Week in New York, it seemed like two reasons (hotels and fashion) to mention it on Travel Jonze.

Can you match the designer's name -- Lacroix, Armani, Moschino and Ralph Lauren -- to the photo? Bonus points if you know where the hotel is located.

Extra bonus points if you can name other fashion houses lending their name, or cred, to the travel biz. (For example, Ralph Lauren just lent its prowess to the top suites on Oceania Cruises' newest ship, the Marina.)



Use a travel agent

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A report posted on, from the newspaper's Cruise Issue, is headlined "How to find cruise line deals." The first recommendation?

Use a travel agent.

The report goes on to say:

"Unlike the airlines, which have been severing ties with travel agents and online agencies in recent years, cruise lines still rely on outside travel sellers. In some cases they offer special promotions through agencies. In others, the agencies buy up blocks of rooms in advance to secure the best rates for their clients."

Another suggestion is for would-be travelers to consider "an older ship." Our first thought was that the writer would recommend something akin to the Song of Norway, but it turns out an "older ship" is much newer than that: A 5-year-old Freedom-class ship, it is pointed out, is older than the Oasis of the Seas.

What do you think of the tips? Are there others you would add?

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