Chinese Billionaire Plans Massive Iceland Resort, Locals See Oil Plot
Chinese billionaire Huang Nubo wants to pay $9 million for 158 square miles of remote northwestern Icelandic land to build what he says will be an eco-resort. Icelanders fear Nubo, chairman of tourismand development concern Zhongkun, actually wants to ...
Tapping our tourism potential
Sydney Morning Herald (blog)
Similarly, the Chinese middle class is travelling abroad and contributing to huge growth in tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the latest report from the World Tourism Organisation, there was an increase in international travel of 4.5 per ...
Montenegrin Finance Minister Sees Tourism Aiding GDP
27 (Bloomberg) -- Montenegrin economic growth will match or exceed last year's 2.5 percent rise amid a tourism boom, Finance Minister Milorad Katnic said. The country, which gained independence in 2006 and wants to join the European Union by the end of ...
Thailand may return Thaksin's passport
However, Mr Surapong said he was looking into the legality of the seizure of Thaksin's Thai diplomatic passport in 2009. He implied the seizure was unfair, noting a Thai does not lose his or her national identity card because of a conviction. ...
THE MAGICAL TOURISM TARGET IS ATTAINABLE
The Citizen Daily
How do they rank when compared to those in other major tourist destinations in Africa? Is it possible for a tourist to be in the Serengeti a few hours after landing in Dar es Salaam? This is food for thought for all stakeholders in the tourism industry ...
China tourism official wants easier visa process
That's according to China's highest tourism official, who spoke to the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the US Travel Association Monday on the Big Island. China National Tourism Association Chairman Qiwei Shao attended the annual China-US Tourism ...
Dark side of tourism: Sexual exploitation of children
Calgary Herald (blog)
Today is World Tourism Day and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was right when he describedtourism as “a force for a more tolerant, open and united world.” But tourism can also be a force for evil. The numbers of visitors to southeast Asian countries ...
World Tourism Day: Travel & Tourism a driver of world economic revival
The World Travel & Tourism Council today urged Governments to recognise the vast economic and social contribution of Travel & Tourism - particularly as a driver of sustainable economic growth and revival. Speaking on World Tourism Day, David Scowsill, ...
World Tourism Day quiz winners tour Nyungwe Forest
By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda | Sep 26, 2011 (eTN) - The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is hosting 24 winners of a radio quiz on Radio Rwanda and Contact FM, undertaken ahead of the World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations, to a guided, ...
Pojoaque Pueblo Hires Resort Manager
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Sep 27, 2011 (Albuquerque Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Pueblo of Pojoaque officials announced Monday they have entered into a contract with Full House Resorts, which will manage Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino in an ...
World Tourism Day: just another excuse to travel – Lonely Planet blog
By Jane Nethercote
27 September is the United Nations' World Tourism Day and places around the world are marking this year's theme of 'Linking Cultures'. In Jaipur, historical monuments have been illuminated while in Rwanda, the government is using the day ...
Lonely Planet blog
Busy schedule for Junior Minister of Tourism Kitwanie Carbon ...
After emerging victorious at the Caribbean Tourism Association's (CTO) Youth Congress in St. Martin recently, Dominica's Junior Minister of Tourism has a busy schedule ahead of her. During the congress Kitwanie made a presentation on the ...
Dominica News Online
Indoor ski resort to feature 2297 foot downhill slope with a drop of ...
A proposed Swedish indoor ski resort will feature a 700 meter (2297 foot) downhill slope with a drop of 160 meters (525 feet).
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine
Tourism an important force to reduce poverty and foster global ...
27, 2011 - Top United Nations officials stressed the importance of tourism in reducing poverty and linking countries through tolerance and solidarity as they marked World Tourism Day today."At a time of profound global economic uncertainty, ...
It's Time to Celebrate World Tourism Day
Today is World Tourism Day. How will you celebrate it? Myself, like all of you reading this, are economically dependent in one way or another on the movement of travelers from one location to the next. It is as simple as that. Established in 1980, the ... In 2009 international tourist arrivals were estimated at 880 million. ... At Your Lodging Establishment, Make Every Day Earth DayWith Earth Day just one day away, I have been receiving many press releases from hotel, resort and i. ...
Green Lodging News
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Investment and Development Authority ties ...
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Investment and Development Authority (RAK TIDA) recently signed an agreement with the German Tour Operator, Reise Service Deutschland and the based- in- Dubai Destination... ... This is good news for the emirate's hotel operators and many have signed contracts to accommodate this new influx of visitors including the Al Hamra Village Golf Resort, Al Hamra Fort Hotel, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah and the Golden ...
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Chamber of Tourism established in Lithuania | The Baltics Today
By The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics
On the occasion of the European Tourism Day on 27 September, the Chamber of Tourism was established in Lithuania.
The Baltics Today
Elder of Ziyon: Gaza tourism trade worth $40 million in 2010
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Elder of Ziyon)
Palestine Today reports that the Minister of Tourism in Gaza, Dr. Mohammed Agha, said that there was a remarkable demand for tourism over the past two years. Domestic tourism in 2010 reached $40 million in revenue. This is all, he says, ...
Elder of Ziyon
Conference of Language Tourism to be held in Valparaiso, Chile
By email@example.com (Kerstin Doerflinger)
Conference of Language Tourism to be held in Valparaiso (Chile). Three-days conference will concentrate on the value of language tourism within Latin America.
The Santiago Times
Dutch Tourist Busted Trying To Smuggle Hummingbirds In His Pants ...
PHOTOS: Dutch Tourist Tries To Smuggle Birds In His Pants. The birds were carefully individually wrapped in cloth and taped, so as to prevent flying the coop, but, unfortunately for the smuggler, they didn't manage to evade authorities. ...
World Tourism Day 2011 at Shridhar Univeristy Pilani Rajasthan ...
No one has doubts that over the decades, tourism a key driver for socio-economic progress has experienced continued growth and deepening diversification to. ... The dancing peacocks, the parading camels, the old motifs and murals preserved in the village havelis, are all there to remind thetourist of the ancient past of Rajasthan. Pilani town has a vibrant market with an array of shops dealing with Rajasthani handicraft items, embroidery, paintings etc. Tourist attractions in Pilani ...
Tourism Day Festival on Boardwalk.
By firstname.lastname@example.org (SMN-NEWS TEAM)
Great Bay (GIS):--- On Tuesday, September 27, the Department of Tourism will have a celebratory evening entitled World Tourism Day Festival on the board walk at the St Rose Arcade, starting at 7pm. There will be music provided by Ebony ...
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Tourist flight crashes in Nepal, killing 19 aboard | General Headlines ...
Tourist flight crashes in Nepal, killing 19 aboard ... Indians, two Americans and one Japanese were among the victims, Tourism Secretary Ganeshraj Joshi said. ...
8 Adventure Tourist Destinations That Respect Tribal Peoples - Digg
Adventure travel can be extremely dangerous -- for tribal peoples. One man's ' landscape' of escape is, quite simply, another man's home.
How to Travel More Sustainably - Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.
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