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Photo of the Week

Our photo of the week comes from Diane Sussex of Portland, Oregon. Diane took this photo of Patrick's Point along Highway 1 in Northern California.

Yosemite Park Limits Access

In a move to reduce the strain on the park from overcrowding and traffic congestion, the National Park Service announced this week that access to Yosemite National Park will be cut by 10%. Park superintendent Gabe Foster told reporters that the move was long overdue. "The effect of overcrowding has had a devastating effect on the wildlife and the park's natural features." he explained, "At this point, we feel the only way to preserve its natural beauty is to limit such exposure."

Local businesses did not react well to the announcement. "This is going to have a devastating impact on the restaurant." said Susan Sanchez, owner of the El Cap Inn, "We're looking at least a 10% decline in revenues, if not more. I don't know how we're going to make it."

Environmental groups hailed the decision, saying that it was a tough call but necessary to preserve the park for future generations.

LuxAir Slashes Prices

LuxAir announced this week that it is cutting roundtrip airfare from New York to Luxembourg by 20%. Travelers can now travel to Luxembourg for $850. The price cut will good for travel up to June 28th. Other international carriers are expected to follow suit, taking part in what will be the first major fare war of the summer.

Travel Tip: Toronto

Travels interested in a vacation spot in Canada, can do no wrong by visiting Toronto. The city offers a wealth of interesting attractions including the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Royal Ontario Museum. Interested in sports? Go catch a baseball game at the beautiful Sky Dome stadium. Like animals. You can find no better zoo than Toronto's Metro zoo. For more information about Toronto, see Toronto Travel Tips in our Features section.

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