Tourist Kidnappings Ravage Kenyan Resort Area
High tourist season traditionally begins here in November, but the $1800-a-night rooms could sit empty, the white sand beaches bare of sunbathers. "Tens of thousands of people depend on thetourism -- their livelihoods are at stake," said Dario Urbani, ...
Lawyer for U.S. hikers says Iranian officials took his passport
By the CNN Wire Staff Masoud Shafiee, the Iranian lawyer for the recently released American hikers, said his passport was taken away by Iranian authorities. Tehran, Iran (CNN) -- Iranian authorities have taken away the passport of the lawyer who ...
Report says tourism in Japan is rebounding slowly
Los Angeles Times
The tourism industry in Japan -- devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March -- has slowly begun to rebound, with a full recovery expected by next year. Those conclusions came from a report by the Worth Travel and Tourism Council that said ...
Tanzania's Shilling Gains as Tourism Dollar Inflows Increase
“We have seen inflows from the tourism sector,” said Eric Chijoriga, a trader with National Bank of Commerce Ltd., Absa Group Ltd.'s Tanzanian unit, said by phone. “But the shilling is still in a weak zone, because we expect demand for dollars to ...
Al Habtoor restarts Dh1b hotel project
The resumption of work on Habtoor Island Resort and Spa project, which was originally launched in 2007 but put on hold in 2008 amid the global economic crisis, will be funded by the Habtoor Group. It will be the first of several announcements to be ...
Tourism Nanaimo disbands after 25 years as funding disappears
By Walter Cordery, Daily News October 5, 2011 Nicholson, one of five remaining Tourism Nanaimo employees, learned late last week that the society that runs the organization was disbanding. At an annual general meeting that was supposed to celebrate ...
Will Thailand's Most Famous Fugitive Get His Passport Back?
Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted as Prime Minister of Thailand in a 2006 coup d'état, looks set to be getting his passport back. It was revoked when he was charged with terrorism last year for allegedly inciting a violent antigovernment uprising. ...
Tourism Malaysia Continues To Woo Singaporeans To Malaysia
By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah SINGAPORE, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- Tourism Malaysia has reinforced its 2011 advertising campaign, "Malaysia: A Million Experience to Share," by leveraging 55 buses wrapped with their new thematic advertising in ...
Second quarter tourist spending rises
By Marina Mello Tourist spending in the second quarter rose more than 14 percent to $133.5 million compared to the same period last year. And the Island's large resort hotels saw a rise in both sales revenue and bookings. The increase in expenditure ...
Bayfest claims top tourism award
By TYLER KULA, The Observer Rogers Bayfest has been named the best in Ontario when it comes to tourism events. The Sarnia music festival claimed Event of the Year honours at the seventh annual Ontario Tourism Summit in Hamilton on Tuesday. ...
Gay Friendly Phuket Hotel's 'Together Package' Inspires Romantic Adventures
MarketWatch (press release)
PHUKET, THAILAND, Oct 05, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Nurture your romance with a secluded getaway to one of the premier vacation spots in Thailand where relaxation comes easy amidst opulent accommodations in some of Phuket's finest resort villas. ...
Dream over for Virgin Galactic space tourist
New Zealand Herald
Instead of flying all the way to orbit, current space tourism efforts are focused on suborbital trips using vehicles designed to rocket up to the edge of space then immediately descend rather than circle the Earth. Virgin Galactic promises flights to ...
Hawaii Tourism Association goes on the road
HONOLULU, Hawaii - After appointing Hawaii Tourism Ambassadors in India, Qatar, Colombia, and Moscow, the Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) President, Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, is bringing the aloha message to trade shows in Europe, Las Vegas, ...
Ethiopia: People As Tourist Attraction · Global Voices
By Ndesanjo Macha
When people become a tourist attraction: “When my girlfriend and I decided to go there [South Omo, Ethiopia] in the first place it wasn't just because we are expecting to see beautiful animals – but also exotic people. These are people who can ...
Tourists kidnappings ravage Kenyan tourist area | The Associated ...
By The Associated Press
During high season in this Kenyan luxury resort area, foreign tourists snorkel by day and sleep in rustic dwellings with woven coconut leaves for doors. Now they're leaving town early and canceling reservations after gunmen kidnapped two ...
Westin Hosts World Tourism Day Event | Official Travel News from ...
Earlier this week, World Tourism Day was marked on the island during a special conference and cocktail party hosted by the Westin Resort & Casino,
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Highlights of Tourism in India | Vacation Guides
Highlights of Tourism in India. India is one of the most sought after tourism destinations in the world. It appeals tourists and vacationers from all over the world. It presents tourists a great opportunity for awesome tourism experience and ...
PATTAYA SEA SAND SUN RESORT AND SPA | Pattaya today ...
A masterpiece of luxury is Pattaya's Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, a perfect choice for your vacation. This 60-room boutique hotel combines style, elegance and comfort. Enjoy the warm ambiance of a Bali tropical garden complemented by ...
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Klobuchar, Blunt introduce bipartisan legislation to increase ...
By Howard Lestrud
“The international travel industry has grown by 40 percent over the past decade. Unfortunately, America's share of the international travel market has remained stagnant – in part due to our country's visa policies,” said Blunt. “Tourism is an ...
Pop culture, wealthy Chinese spur medical tourism in Asia | Reuters
SEOUL (Reuters) - It is one of Asia's fastest growing industries and shows no signs of losing steam even as the global economy wobbles.Traveling abroad for ...
Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Thailand – First Look! | Pursuitist
But the Conrad Koh Samui resort has nothing to do with tourist crowds. On the contrary, this is a place of meditation and rest, in an environment that is both ...
Burasari Patong Resort (Pa Tong, Thailand) - Resort Reviews ...
Burasari Patong Resort, Pa Tong: See 575 traveler reviews, 402 candid photos, and great deals for Burasari Patong Resort, ranked #29 of 212 hotels in Pa Tong ...
Skipper Thom Burns: A Life Well-Sailed - By Brian E. Clark Thom Burns grew up in Dewitt, Iowa, a small town far from any ocean. In fact, the Pacific was about 2,000 miles to the west and the Atlan...
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