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  1. New Adventure Island slide Colossal Curl is a scream (w/video)

    Tourism

    TAMPA

    When Adventure Island opens for the soaking season Saturday, the perfectly fine water park will finally have its first perfectly star-making attraction: Colossal Curl, a 622-foot-long thrill slide with a "weightless wave wall" as its looming gut check finale.

    Sean Daly rides the wave wall Wednesday on Colossal Curl at Tampa's Adventure Island water park. [Busch Gardens]
  2. Pinellas tourism ad campaign gets frosty reception in Chicago

    Tourism

    Pinellas County has miles of magnificent beaches. But can it say so in or near Chicago's Magnificent Mile?

    A Chicago tourism group isn’t happy about signs posted by Visit St. Pete-Clearwater using the words “magnificent” and “mile.”
  3. Booking travel online versus booking direct

    Travel

    Expedia, the online booking site that owns other major players, including Hotels.com, Hotwire and, more recently, Travelocity, has announced it is planning to acquire yet another rival, Orbitz Worldwide.