Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene wreaking havoc on Caribbean tourism

Hurricane Irene wreaking havoc on Caribbean tourism
Breaking Travel News
Authorities on the east coast of the United States are bracing for the impact of Hurricane Irene. Expected to make landfall over the weekend, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season is considered a class 3 storm – bringing winds of up to 115 miles ...

Russian Firm Unveils Plan for Space Tourism
Voice of America
The main purpose will be space tourism, to house people, he says. It will be designed and built in such a way that will provide the most comfortable conditions possible for the tourist's space stay. Kostenko says the hotel will be aimed at wealthy ...
AP source: Strauss-Kahn gets passport back
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Dominique Strauss-Kahn is now free to travel the world again after getting hispassport back from New York City prosecutors. But it's not clear when the former International Monetary Fund leader might put it to use. ...
Tourism earnings rise by 32 pc on increased visitor arrival figures
Business Daily Africa
Tourism minister Najib Balala and Kenya Tourist Board managing director Muriithi Ndegwa address a press conference at Utali House Thursday where they released half-year results of Tourism Ministry performance for the month of January to June 2011. ...
Genting Profit Declines With Takings at Singapore Gaming Resort
Genting Bhd. (GENT), parent of Asia's second-biggest casino operator by market value, said second- quarter profit fell 9 percent, dragged down by lower takings at its Singapore gaming resort. Net income for the three months ended June 30 slid to 673.2 ...
Rezidor announces the Park Inn Trysil Mountain Resort in Norway
Reuters (press release)
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, announces the Park Inn Trysil Mountain Resort in Norway. The property featuring 369 rooms is scheduled to open in December 2011 - just in time for the next ski season. ...
Seoul convenes task force on Mount Kumgang
JoongAng Daily
North Korea is preparing to turn over the mountain resort to a third party and restart internationaltourism, which has left South Korean contractors high and dry with nothing to account for their millions of won in investments. ...
FP Passport: Why is China really afraid of Lady Gaga?
Foreign Policy (blog)
Last week, China's culture ministry added 100 songs to an internet blacklist, including hits by Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and the Backstreet Boys. Chinese music websites have until Sept. 15 to remove the offending songs, unless record labels submit the songs ...
Resort Developer Plans to Build Homes in China
Wall Street Journal
The fund will be used to develop hospitality-related properties in four tourist destinations in China: Huangshan, Yangshuo, Lhasa and Lijiang. China, especially its inland cities, continues to offer the greatest growth potential despite keen ...
US diplomat posed as Korean tourist in undercover visit to China tiger farm
The Guardian
Photograph: Sinopix/Rex Features An American diplomat posed as a Korean tourist to investigate a notorious tiger breeding centre in southern China, where he saw animals whipped, made to perform "marriage processions" and reportedly sold to be used in ...
International travel agencies reject Brotherhood statements on tourism
Al-Masry Al-Youm
International travel agencies have rejected proposals from the Muslim Brotherhood regarding restrictions on the behaviour of tourists visiting Egypt, claiming that the proposals could cost the Egyptian economy some US$12.5 billion in annual losses. ...
Costa Rica: Four nights for two at beach resort for $499
Los Angeles Times (blog)
By Mary Forgione Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger Online discounter Kgbdeals has an uber-cheap coupon for a beach resort stay in Costa Rica. Four nights for two at the all-inclusive resort costs $499 -- which breaks down to about $62 per ...
Medical Tourism: Bargain Plastic Surgery on the Luxe
ABC News
By NINA TERRERO From $20000 contouring surgery in Poland to facial restructuring in China at a 7-star medical spa, cosmetic surgery services and luxury medical tourismare gaining in popularity across the globe. With the current tough economy, ...
'A bitter blow' as tourist centre to shut next month
Teesdale Mercury
But the authority this week announced that the award-winning tourist information centre will close in September. The council has again refused to say if council tourism staff will remain in place in the town. Sandra Moorhouse, vice chairwoman of a ...
South Africa: Minister Launches Tourism Month - 'Domestic Tourism Has to Be ...
Minister van Schalkwyk emphasised again that as part of the National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) launched in March 2011, to grow tourist arrivals to South Africa, increase tourism'scontribution to the national economy and create jobs, ...

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