Friday, December 30, 2011

Irish Tourism grew in 2011; Egypt expects rebound 2012

Tourist industry grew in 2011
Irish Times
Tourism in Ireland returned to growth in 2011 after three “most horrific” years for the sector, the IrishTourist Industry Confederation has said. The number of overseas visitors increased by 7 per cent this year, the first increase since 2007 which ...

Egypt expects tourism rebound in 2012, security key
The Daily Star
"The police are now much more present in Cairo's streets," said Abdel Nour, adding that security has always been good in the main tourist destinations across the country. Tourism is a crucial source of much-needed foreign currency for Egypt, ...

The Daily Star

Crystal Mountain Resort: A Huffington Post Travel Ski Resort Guide
Huffington Post
Crystal Mountain Resort in Westbank, British Columbia, is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers our guide to Alpine Mountain, featuring all the key information snow lovers ...

Grand Targhee Resort: A Huffington Post Travel Ski Resort Guide
Huffington Post
Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers our guide to Grand Targhee Resort, featuring all the key information snow lovers need to know before ...

Good for tourism, bad for shareholders
Philippine Star
It also dovetails with the plan of the Department of Tourism to use Changi International Airport as the gateway airport for the tourist destinations in the South. But it will take a lot, even for savvy Ramon Ang, to decisively turn around PAL. ...

Celebrate Robbie Burns Weekend at The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa
Sacramento Bee
By The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa MINETT, Ontario, Dec. 29, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Embrace Canada's winter wonderland when you stay at The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa. The Ontario resort is pleased to offer winter adventurists a ...

RETAIL: Temecula tourism report shows growth, recession impact
Press-Enterprise
The report gives a glimpse of the impact of Pechanga, which was transformed from a gaming casino to a full-scale resort in June 2002. Tourism employment nearly doubled between 2002 and 2003, from 2930 to 5560. Total spending surged to $231.1 million to ...

Aussie resort is rugged, refined
Houston Chronicle
By Andy Olin, STAFF WRITER The suites at the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa near Sydney, Australia. Photo: Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa / HC The suites at the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa near Sydney, Australia. Photo: Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa / Ian Brown ...

Tourism targets US$ 850 m
Ceylon Daily News
The tourism sector has set an ambitious target to become a billion dollar industry by end of next year, Sri Lanka Tourist Hotels' Association President Anura Lokuhetty said. The country has received 819500 tourists by December 23 and will be looking at ...

Hotel Stocks: Tourism Industry Predicts Record Spending for 2011
Motley Fool
This spending is even more likely to rise if the federal government adopts changes to make international tourism easier. Such changes would include speeding up the process for getting touristvisas and expanding the program that waives the visa ...

British tourist`s death: Lankan politician held
Zee News
... her until she is able to travel back home," Abeywardena said. Sri Lanka has laid emphasis ontourism as a main area of growth in the island's post ethnic conflict phase. Tourist arrivals have increased to over 800000 this year from 650000 in 2010. PTI.

Utah snowpack below normal as resorts cross fingers
USA TODAY
By Lynn DeBruin, AP Snowbasin Resort, seen here in a photo taken Sunday, had good trail coverage on Christmas Day thanks to its extensive snowmaking systems. But the surrounding hills are brown, not white as most storms have missed Utah this winter. ...

USA TODAY

Free ferry service from Galveston may be Lone Star State's best tourist bargain
Washington Post
GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston's Bolivar Ferry, Texas' version of the famous New York Staten Island Ferry, may be the best tourist bargain in the Lone Star State. It's free, and the roughly 20-minute ride each way between Port Bolivar and Galveston is ...

American interested in massive tourist investment
Cyprus Property News Magazine
YESTERDAY Finance Minister Kikis Kazamias revealed that a foreign investor is seriously interested in investing in a large project that would boost the beleaguered construction industry and the Cyprustourism sector. The minister accompanied the ...

Kicking Horse ski resort sold to Calgary company
CBC.ca
A BC ski resort — Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden — has been sold by its Dutch owners to one of the biggest ski hill operators in North America. Calgary-based Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, which already owns resorts in Lake Louise ...

CBC.ca

Tourist trade ripe in Big Apple
AFP
New York is claiming the title of the most visited US city, after setting a record in 2011 of 50 million visitors. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the service, vibe and welcome of the Big Apple has revved up tourism -- and generated 32 billion dollars in ...

Will Islamist Politicians Hamper Egyptian Tourism?
NPR
Tourist numbers have plummeted this year with the political turmoil in Egypt. Now, some Islamist politicians are proposing rules that could discourage visitors. Tourists visit the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza near Cairo. ...

Tualatin's Ice Age Tourism Plan steps forward with donation of ancient boulders
OregonLive.com
TUALATIN -- Two ice-age erratic rocks delivered last week to the Tualatin Heritage Center are the latest steppingstones in the city's Ice Age Tourism Plan. The donated rocks, from the Gaston area, are thought to be more than 15000 years old and stem ...

OregonLive.com

Israel approves new Jerusalem homes, tourist center over 1967 lines
Xinhua
The plans called to build a large tourist and convention center which would contain a parking lot near the extensive City of David archaeological dig, in the Silwan/Shiloach neighborhood outside the southern walls of the Old City, Israel's Army radio ...

9/11 Memorial: How Disasters Become Tourist Attractions
International Business Times
The following year, nine million people visited the site of the former towers and it was officially recognized by the city's tourism department as an attraction. The neighborhood around the WTC site is now crowded with tour groups from across the globe ...

International Business Times

BP money buys sports towels, Xmas lights, jingles
Salt Lake Tribune
Florida Panhandle officials made the mix of eyebrow-raising purchases with $30 million BP gave them earlier this year to help tourism recover from 2010's disastrous Gulf oil spill. The money allowed seven area tourism bureaus to try promotions they ...

Valley gets huge tourist arrivals
GreaterKashmir.com
Karnai added: “We have appealed to the State Government to provide uninterrupted power supply to the tourist areas, if they really want to promote the tourism sector in the state.” President, Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) ...

GreaterKashmir.com

Gunstock Resort welcomes in new year with family festival
NewHampshire.com
Count down the minutes until the new year on the ski slope as Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford offers ski runs, sleigh rides and snowshoe hikes along with a parade and fireworks on Saturday, Dec. 31. and sleigh rides and snowshoe hikes throughout ...

Vail Cascade Resort hosts Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines, Jan. 5-7
Examiner.com
5-7 at host hotel Vail Cascade Resort. Now in its 12thyear, the three day festival begins with the Calibration Dinner on Thursday at 7:30 pm, and continues with events all day on Friday and Saturday. This year's schedule includes special guest speakers ...

Tourism Looking Up In Palm Desert
Patch.com
We need other hotels at Desert Willow Golf Resort. We need other hotels in the north sphere. And we've got to keep working on our hotel occupancy tax," Spiegel said. Spiegel said he also plans to focus on the fa├žade enhancement program, ...

Outbound tourism in flux
Bangkok Post
The TTAA has spoken with national tourism bodies about promoting quality package tours, with an aim to upgrade outbound tourism in each country. Mr Charoen named India as an interesting destination to promote among Thai travellers in 2012, ...

Acqualina Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Florida Features a New Luxury Skin ...
PR Leap (press release)
(December 29, 2011) – The luxury Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in South Florida is thrilled to announce exciting new additions to Acqualina Spa by ESPA beginning with the launch of new, luxury spa product formulations to the skin and body ...

Galveston ferry may be Texas' best tourist bargain | Washington ...
By The Associated Press
Galveston's Bolivar Ferry, Texas' version of the famous New York Staten Island Ferry, may be the best tourist bargain in the Lone Star State.
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Separating space tourism from ballooning « NewSpace Journal
By Jeff Foust
“Space tourism doesn't have to be rocket science,” reads the subheading of a New Scientist article about a proposed high-altitude passenger balloon concept that would take people to the edge of space. The “bloon” concept, by Spanish ...
NewSpace Journal

Tennessee tourist wanted to check gun at WTC memorial | SILive.com
By Associated Press
NEW YORK -- A tourist from Tennessee reportedly thought she could check her loaded gun at New York City's Sept. 11 memorial. The New York Post says 39-year-old Meredith Graves was visiting the memorial at the World Trade Center site ...
Staten Island Real-Time News

Architizer Blog » New York's First Gay Urban Resort is Coming Out ...
By kchan
Does this new brand of niche tourism spawn a new brand of architecture, namely, a “gay” one? The renderings reveal a rather sensual curving path in the plan, along with flowing spaces sculpted with a shiny, clean aesthetic befitting for any ...
Architizer Blog

Tourist Arrivals Primed to Reach 7.6 Million in 2011 | Embassy of ...
By Embassy of Indonesia
A record 7.6 million tourists are expected to have visited Indonesia by the end of the year, up 0.6 million from last year's numbers but less than the government's optimistic target of 7.7 million, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture has said. ...
Embassy of Indonesia, Athens

Two arrests for death of German tourist on Gran Canaria
Two arrests for death of German tourist on Gran Canaria News and Information about Spain in English. ... The teenager then opened the door to the other man when the tourist's attention was distracted. Police indicated to EFE on Thursday that ...
typicallyspanish.com

Report: Tenn. tourist wanted to check gun at WTC | The Associated ...
By The Associated Press
A tourist from Tennessee reportedly thought she could check her loaded gun at New York City's Sept. 11 memorial.
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Germany: Saxony's CPI Boosted By Tourism And Food In December ...
Saxony CPI December: +0.7% m/m, +2.2% y/y November: -0.1% m/m, +2.6% y/y --- Pan-German CPI MNI median forecast: +0.8% m/m, +2.2% y/y MNI forecast.
ForexLive

New Industry Blog » Do you want a Passport Ebook Or Passport Card
By Nina
The U.S. Division of State Passport Solutions fairly recently started issuing the passport card as an alternative to the old fashioned passport book. Inside of a quick time period, Passport Solutions acquired over 350000 apps for your passport ...
New Industry Blog

Adventure Cycling Association: Bicycle Tourist Preferences
By Arlen, Tours Director
Have you ever wanted to tour with Adventure Cycling, but our offerings, schedule, or touring styles did not match your needs? We would like to invite you to participate in an important survey that will assist us in enhancing our existing bicycle ...
Adventure Cycling Association

Ekiti's N25bn bond to boost tourism, infrastructures
Specifically, the Ikogosi resort which has been described as a money-spinner would not only generate funds to the coffers of the state government but also open it up for attractions from international communities. The Ekiti State Commissioner ...
Vanguard News

TOURIST GUIDE PROVISIONS FOR BAKU | OIKOTIMES.COM
By ANOTHER SOURCE
Culture and Tourism Ministry reports that only professional certified guides will provide services to guests of European song contest. “If 30-40.000 guests arrive for Eurovision as expected 100-150 guides will be at their service. Excursions will ...
OIKOTIMES.COM

Tourism output in Lithuania increased by 10.4% in 2010 | The ...
By The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics
In 2010, the added value in the tourism sector made LTL 2.4 billion (EUR 0.7 billion) or 2.8% of the country's gross value- added and, in comparison with 2009, it increased by 8%.
The Baltics Today

Tourist tried to check in gun at WTC site - US news - msnbc.com
A tourist from Tennessee reportedly thought she could check her loaded gun at New York City's Sept. 11 memorial.
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../tourist-arrested-after-trying-check-gu...

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