Tourism industry leery of proposed agency merger
By AP | September 11, 2011 ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — New Mexico tourism industry officials want Gov. Susana Martinez's administration to slow down its efforts to merge the state's tourism and cultural departments, saying they would like more information ...
NTY campaign takes a toll on adventure tourism
KATHMANDU: Nepal Tourism Year 2011 idea to bring more Indian and Chinese tourists over shadowed the promotion of adventure tourism. “The tourism campaign for the year 2011 is much more focused on arrival of Indian and Chinese tourist, which has out ...
Tourism fest pits students in culinary arts
By Desiree Caluza BAGUIO City—The University of Baguio (UB) was the overall winner in the student category at the recent 8th Hotels and Restaurants Tourism (HRT) Weekend in Baguio City. Organized by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB ...
Leading Fair Trade campaigner to open WTM World Responsible Tourism Day 2011
Breaking Travel News
Harriet Lamb, Executive Director of the UK's Fairtrade Foundation - an organisation that has dramatically transformed shopping habits and improved the lives of millions across the globe – is to officially open WTM World Responsible Tourism Day. ...
Saturday hours to make passport applications easier
(There are no local residency restrictions; any US citizen can apply for a passport at either location.) Passports are required for international travel to most places. Wallet-sized passport cards are required for travel, by land or sea, to Canada, ...
Historic Vietnam site in new battle: tourism
The bearded lawyer said he stopped in Dien Bien city on his way to Laos from the better-knowntourist destination of Sapa, and it was a shame that other Westerners on his bus just continued on. One complaint is about the lack of English spoken in the ...
Israeli tourism to Turkey up 60% in August
84000 Israeli visited Turkey in August 2011, 60.5% more than the 52300 who visited in August 2010, three months after the Mavi Marmara incident, according to the Israel Airports Authority monthly operations report for Ben Gurion Airport. ...
Phuket's Taxi Driver Bashing: How a Resort Responded to Tourism Terror
The issue of continuing violence among local taxi and tuk-tuk drivers will be raised when Phuket hoteliers and resort management groups meet on Monday, first to discuss the issues assailing Phuket tourism, then with Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha. ...
3 passport centres to open on Sept 16
Times of India
CHENNAI: Passport Seva Kendras will be launched in three areas in the city on September 16 when its portal for online registration will become functional. The trial run for the three centres at Nelson Manickam Road, Saligramam and Tambaram has been ...
Passport Day coming up
The Seattle Times
Federal passport agencies will open Saturday, Sept. 17, to make it easier for families to apply for US passports. No comments have been posted to this article. A nationwide "Passport Day" is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 17, that lets travelers apply ...
Tourism association accepting award nominations
Vernon Morning Star
The event will be part of the third annual Thompson Okanagan Tourism Industry Summit, Nov. 2-4 at Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops. The program provides an opportunity to showcase innovation and excellence within the tourism industry. ...
Tourism may see even better days by 2012
According to official figures from the World Tourism Organization (WTO), international tourist arrivals grew faster than they had projected [+4.5 per cent] in the first half of 2011. South America, which has stood out as a strong performer economically ...
Greece Reality Check: The Answer Is Taxing Tourist Property
The Market Oracle
... (a) because debt was not securitized (that's non-recourse, the stuff they got now is recourse), and (b) because the creation of the Euro-zone provided a perfect mechanism for avoiding paying tax on Greece's main foreign-exchange earner, tourism. ...
Chinese tourist numbers bounce back
By Shelley Shan / Staff Reporter The number of Chinese tourists rebounded last month after a three-month year-on-year slump, registering a 17.6 percent rise compared with same period last year, theTourism Bureau said yesterday. ...
State to study how the Maldives achieves success in tourism
He said the Maldives was a country which had gained success in the international tourism market by promoting the natural beauty of its tropical islands. “They have water bodies which they have turned into tourist attractions. In Sarawak, we do not have ...
Weekly International Travel News Roundup
Peter Greenberg.com Travel News
Or if you are having trouble deciding on your future vacation destination, take a look at Anna David's informative account about one man's dream to build an earth-friendly green resort on Indonesia's Sumba island. For more on these stories and to find ...
Portal To Boost Sarawak Tourism
KUCHING, Sept 11 (Bernama) -- Local and foreign tourists could now obtain the latest information on the Sarawak tour packages and travel products at competitive prices by surfing Borneo TourismAlliance (BTA) e-Community portal at ...
Assembly candidates talk tourism, coal, bonds
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
BY ANDREW WELLNER WASILLA — The topic on the table was tourism, but candidates for Mat-Su Borough Assembly sounded off on coal and bond propositions at a forum Friday. All three would-be assembly members were present at the forum, part of the Mat-Su ...
Middle East tourism falls 11% in H1 | Tourism and Hospitality ...
A new report by the UN World Tourism Organization has shown the number of tourists visiting the Middle East dropped by 11% in the first half, while political instability in popular tourists spots...
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Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market » Crystalvisionswands ...
Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious trade show entirely dedicated to travel and tourism industry in Saudi Arabia. As the tourism industry is in boom, this expo is going to focus on that surging ...
British man killed, wife kidnapped at Kenyan resort-Nationalpost ...
By Caroline Mango. A tourist walks on the beach in Mombasa, Kenya in 2008. Tourism is one of Kenya's main sources of income. MOMBASA, Kenya – Gunmen killed a British man and kidnapped his wife on Sunday in a raid on a beach resort ...
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Europe's travel Oscars revealed | Rus Tourism News
By Nadezda Basyrova
Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa proved the perfect host for the evening's proceedings, exemplifying the spirit of World Travel Awards to push the boundaries of excellence in travel andtourism. Since opening in 2008, the ... The industry's elite – including CEOs of leading travel companies, government ministers, tourist board chiefs – attended the glittering gala event, which was headlined by Turkish pop sensation Aydan Kaya and violin rock supremos, Fuse. The raft of media ...
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Visitors flock to Gawai Tourism Open House | BorneoPost Online ...
The event was jointly organised by the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism and Heritage on September 3 and launched by Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk James Dawos Mamit. A lot of activities were lined up for the day and ... A German tourist named Alexander said as a first-time visitor, he was impressed with all the cultural activities planned and would definitely tell his friends and relatives about them when he returned home. “I'm impressed with the dances, music and ...
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Historic Vietnam site in new battle: tourism - Yahoo! News
Read 'Historic Vietnam site in new battle: tourism' on Yahoo! ... Bien city on his way to Laos from the better-known tourist destination of Sapa, and it was a shame ...
Eco Tourism and coral reefs - Dallas green design | Examiner.com
Hand in hand with the rebuilding, the concept of Eco Tourism to these ... Eco Tourism is defined as “responsible travel to destinations where flora, fauna and ...
Sale at Heathrow Terminal 1. Everything Must Go. - The entire contents of the aged building, which opened in the 1960s, will be up for auction before it’s torn down to make way for Terminal 2’s expansion.
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