Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Record Tourism for Cuba this year

Record Tourism for Cuba this year (Canadians, as always, lead the ...
By Humberto Fontova
This is the eighth time Cuba has welcomed two million tourists, and this year it did so one month earlier than it did last year, demonstrating the growth.
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An American In Paris (The Tourist Phase) | Inside Student Blogs
By Alanna Fusco
This quiet Sunday evening of September the 18th, 2011 marks the two-week anniversary of the start of my study abroad experience. Fourteen days is actually a long time to cover given how much I have seen and done, but I will try my best.
Inside Student Blogs
Dubai's trade and tourism 'back in business' | Select Property
By Max Bielby
Looking at the UAE's economy as a whole, the report identified Dubai's non-oil growth as some of the best in the entire region with strong performance in trade and tourism. The report stated “non-oil economic indicators in Dubai look positive, ...
Select Property
A glimpse of North Korea - The Big Picture - Boston.com
While some tourism has increased over the last few years, Western visitors .... After a tourist was killed by North Korean guards in 2008, however, the resort has ...
www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/09/north_korea.html

New e-passport price tag could be hefty
CBC.ca
Beginning of Story Content Canadians could be spending a lot more than $87 for a passport when the new, electronic versions come out next year. The first version issued to top government officials and diplomats carries a hefty price tag, if an expense ...
BC Ferries rescues guests from West Coast luxury resort
CBC.ca
Prices at the exclusive resort range from $1600 to $4000 per person per night for its fishing and eco-tourism adventures. But on Saturday Environment Canada issued a weather warning for the region, forecasting southeast winds of up to 90 kilometres per...
Quake crashes tourism dream
Hindustan Times
The 6.8 magnitude quake has shaken the anticipation of a great tourist season this October in the Sikkim and Darjeeling Hills. With Sikkim and Darjeeling being the worst effected, anxious queries are being made by the tourists who have already planned ...
Tourist killer's accused in court
BBC News
David Tebbutt, 58, from Herts, was shot dead at a remote Kenyan resort on 11 September. Somalian pirates are thought to be holding Mrs Tebbutt. A second Kenyan man, Issa Sheck Saadi, is expected to appear in court later. It is not clear if the people ...
Stadiums resort to blocked views as demand soars
New Zealand Herald
By Isaac Davison Dressed up rugby fans with big wigs, flags and banners take up a lot of the viewing space. Photo / Natalie Slade Overwhelming demand for Rugby World Cup tickets - especially Ireland games - has seen stadiums put seats with partially ...
UK Home Office considers gender-free passports
Reuters
"IPS is considering the gender options available to customers in the British passport, "an Identity and Passport Service IPS.L spokesman said in a statement. "We are exploring with international partners and relevant stakeholders the security ...
Tourism groups press to keep limits to foreign ownership
BusinessWorld Online
“Allowing foreigners to own properties and have a majority stake will lead to uncontrolled development in the country's tourism industry,” she argued, in apparent reference to risks to the environment posed by rapid development of tourist attractions. ...
Dominican tourist released from custody
CBC.ca
RCMP The foreign tourist who mysteriously disappeared into the Saskatchewan bush earlier this month, only to resurface several days later in a farmer's field — has been released, border officials say. Santos Nunez, a resident of the Dominican Republic ...
The UK's first Crowne Plaza Resort opens in Essex
CatererSearch
The first Crowne Plaza Resort in the UK opens today with the rebranding of the Five Lakes hotel, golf, country club and spa in Maldon, Essex. To be known as the Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes, the four-star, 194-bedroom resort is set in ...
Global tourism figures on the up
Bangkok Post
Worldwide international tourism during the first half of this year rose 4.5% to 440 million, 19 million more than the same period last year, according to the latest update of the World Tourism Barometer of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). ...
Sudan Sees Tourism Income Rising 20% in 2011 on Investment
Bloomberg
“The relative political stability the country enjoyed after southern secession and the instability the whole region is witnessing due to the 'Arab Spring' have increased Sudan's opportunity as a touristdestination,” he said. ...
Australian tourism begs for your business
Sydney Morning Herald (blog)
For even wanting to do that, I am way outside the consumer targeting of TourismAustralia, which wants to put me into an expensive resort on the east coast as part of its new domestic tourism campaign, which was launched on Friday. ...
Tourism boost
Manila Bulletin
KORONADAL CITY, Philippines (PIA) – A recent significant development could spell a major push for South Cotabato's bid to become a primary tourist destination. Governor Arthur Y. Pingoy Jr. recently announced that beginning September 23, management of ...
UT cold to religious tourism plan
Times of India
Since most of the religious places in the region are not properly connected to Chandigarh through railway tracks, it was felt that tourist buses and taxis, arranged by the tourism development boards and corporations of respective states, would prove to ...
No pashing, no dwarf-throwning: tourist rushes to Tindall's defence
Sydney Morning Herald
English rugby player Mike Tindall did nothing wrong during a boozy night out with teammates in New Zealand, an Irish tourist who was at the bar has said. Tindall was captured on CCTV footage getting cosy with a mystery blonde in Altitude bar in ...
Tourism operators gear up for Chinese growth
ABC Online
Tourism operators say an agreement between the Western Australian Government and Beijing should pave the way for a dramatic increase in visitors from China. Premier Colin Barnett has just returned from Beijing where he signed a memorandum of ...
Safari tourism needs boost
Egyptian Gazette
Normally, a desert trip required security permits from the Ministry of Tourism, the National Security Department, the Armed Forces Operation, the Egyptian Intelligence, the Border Guards, the Ministry of Environment and the Tourist Police, ...
South African Tourism to sponsor Meridian Club
ITCM
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has confirmed South AfricanTourism as its exclusive partner for Meridian Club, the industry's only global buyers club. South African Tourism plans to use its sponsorship of ...
Lawmaker Yadav arrested in red passport scam
Republica
KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Monday arrested lawmaker Shivapujan Raya Yadav of Madhesi People´s Rights Forum (MPRF), who has been absconding for months, allegedly for involvement in red passport abuse. ...
Igloo Village Kakslauttanen, An Igloo Resort in Northern Finland
By EDW Lynch
Hotel and Igloo Village Kakslauttanen is a resort north of the Arctic Circle in Finland that, in addition to luxury log cabins, offers guests glass-topped igloos during the winter months. The igloos are constructed of a temperature resistant glass ...
Laughing Squid
The Islamization of the Danish passport - Atlas Shrugs
By Pamela Geller
The Islamization of the Danish passport Jihad Watch According to the Danish police, you are not allowed to wear a hat or a cap on passport pictures. But you are allowed to wear an Islamic veil that covers both your hair, your ears and the ...
Atlas Shrugs
Officials: English tourist kidnapped by Somali pirates – This Just In ...
By ahayes
An English tourist kidnapped from a remote Kenyan resort is being held by Somali pirates in a remote corner of the lawless country, according to experts and security analysts in Nairobi.
This Just In
Kitwanie Carbon wins CTO Tourism Youth Congress | Dominica ...
By admin
A Dominican student has emerged winner of the CTO Tourism Youth Congress, organised as part of the inaugural State of the Industry conference. Kitwanie Carbon, 15, a student of the Convent High School in the capital, Roseau, out ...
Dominica News Online
Slap Upside The Head: Australia Adopts Trans-Friendly Passport ...
By Mark
Australia Adopts Trans-Friendly Passport Rules. September 19th, 2011. A man sits at a GalacticPassport office. "Errorr," the attendant says. Australia has adopted new passport regulations that allow trans citizens to select the gender with ...
Slap Upside The Head
Kenyan in court over attack on UK tourist couple | The Associated ...
By The Associated Press
Kenyan in court over attack on UK tourist couple. By: The Associated Press | 09/19/11 5:59 ... Theresort, popular with celebrities, consists of 18 cottages dotted along a white sand beach fringed with palms. At least six gunmen burst into their ...
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Phuket Tourist Office | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
By nobody@flickr.com (Dawn at Bon Island, Phuket, Thailand)
Friendly smiles welcome you here! Note the plastic covering still on the desk - only in Thailand!
Uploads from Dawn at Bon Island,...
Renewed fighting rocks Yemen's capital | FP Passport
By Joshua Keating
Top news: Clashes between factions of Yemen's divided army continued for a second straight day in Sanaa on Monday, with more than 40 people reported killed. In the worst violence seen in the capital since March, forces commanded by Maj ...
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