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The Land and Sea Package offered by CitySightseeing NY and Gray Line New York includes a 90-minute cruise.

Want to find out if an airline seat has a power outlet, Wi-Fi access, and reasonable legroom before you buy or fly? Get these details and real-time flight status alerts and book your tickets using the free new app SeatGuru by TripAdvisor. It features more than 700 color-coded seat maps for nearly 100 airlines, offers recommendations based on thousands of passenger reviews, and lets you track down flights using’s popular search engine. Download the app from the iTunes store, or go to 617-670-6300,

New York by land and sea

See the city’s top sights from the seat of a double-decker bus and aboard a small ferry on a new Land and Sea Package offered by CitySightseeing NY and Gray Line New York. Inside 48 hours, you can do four land tours and a cruise. Loop tours explore downtown, from Times Square to the World Trade Center site, uptown, including Fifth Avenue and the Metropolitan Museum, and Brooklyn, with its outstanding botanic garden and public library. A night tour takes in Chinatown, SoHo, and the Lower East Side. Then take a 90-minute cruise to see Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, among others sights. Rates for the package: adults $69, children $59 ($5 off if booked online). The weather-dependent tours run daily, year-round. 800-669-0051, citysight

Make ‘scents’ of Barcelona

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Stay at Hotel Arts Barcelona and you can meet with the Fragrance Concierge who will help you choose the perfect scent for your Catalonian getaway. Your concierge will help you select your preferred “notes,’’ and can even help you create a personalized fragrance based on your top picks that you can reorder after your stay. The modern boutique-like hotel overlooks the Mediterranean and was built in Barcelona’s Olympic Village for the 1992 Summer Games. Guests staying in the one- to three-bedroom apartments can take advantage of the fragrance service, and are also offered complimentary use of electric Smart cars. Rates: $1,735-$8,000, not including tax. 011-34-93-221-1000, www.hotelartsbarcelona .com

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