Monday Wake-Up: Best Caribbean Deals, New HK to London Route

● The New York Times takes a look at the best deals in the Caribbean, where many five-star hotels are just a short flight away. [NYT]
● As budget airlines grow ever more profitable, it’s natural that they’d seek to expand their coverage—but is their product a good fit for every market? A survey of European travelers suggests that their budget airlines have a long way to go to convince business travelers that an airline they can put up with for an hour is one they’ll want to take for the long haul. [Travel Daily News]

● Can you name the 7 wonders of the world? You can probably name seven, but you probably didn’t know that there are actually separate lists for natural, ancient, and man-made wonders, and that they’re up for debate. A two-year voting process has established a current “natural wonders” list. [MSNBC]
● If you’re a government employee, prepare to see more of your desk—President Obama has called for a 20% reduction in federal spending, including all non-essential work travel, for a projected savings of $4 billion dollars. [Travel Weekly]
● As usual, the latest growth news is out of Asia, this time from Hong Kong Airlines, who will begin daily nonstop service in March between Hong Kong and London on an all-business class plane. [BTN]

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