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Tuesday Travel Ticker: Bring cash, Brits say

July 24, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times staff writer
  • King salmon likes these, favorites of anglers and consumers, are not showing in sustainable numbers on some of Alaska's best fishing rivers.
King salmon likes these, favorites of anglers and consumers, are not showing… (Associated Press )

Britain’s Payment Council, which works with banks and other cash providers, has advised tourists to bring cash to London and to have backup plans in case their credit cards are rejected or local cash machines run dry. Lines at ATMs are already getting longer, authorities say .... FYI, by spring 2014, the 560-acre Olympic Park will become a new visitor destination and community park, featuring waterways and entertainment venues .... Where are the Chinook? Some of Alaska's best salmon rivers are closed to king fishing because fisheries managers have determined that the fish aren't showing up in enough numbers to ensure sustainable future runs .... Several American Airlines employees have roles in Universal Pictures’ upcoming “The Bourne Legacy,” in theaters Aug. 10. Scenes from the action-thriller were shot inside American’s Terminal 8 at JFK  in New York and onboard a Boeing 777-200 aircraft  .... Solvang’s 76th annual Danish Days will be celebrated Sept. 14-16. The theme (really): Tak for Mad — Velbekomme! (Thanks for Food — You’re Welcome!)  Admission is free, and the fest features food, folk dancing and entertainment .... Apres Wine Co.’s Tasting Tuesday takes place today in Tahoe, featuring the wines of Italy. It includes five wines and three appetizer pairings. RSVP (530) 544-9463 .... Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport invites guests to dive into family-friendly films throughout the summer. For more information, visit www.fourpointslax.com or call (310) 645-4600 .... The American Jazz Festival, dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans' native son, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, will take place Aug. 3-5 at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans .... Shell Vacations Hospitality resorts are offering 40% off three-night stays at properties in Napa, Phoenix and Kauai .... Affinia Hotels is giving cupcakes, wine and hotel credits to guests who can perform yoga poses at check-in .... Quote of the day:  “England and America are two countries separated by the same language.” (George Bernard Shaw )

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