Thursday, December 1, 2011

Puerto Rico Posts Strong Tourism Gains, Unveils New Campaign

Puerto Rico Posts Strong Tourism Gains, Unveils New Marketing Campaign to ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Visitors enjoy new boutique, luxury and business facilities – which include a convention center, casinos, five-star golf courses and resort hotels – and new properties are expected to open an additional 2100 rooms in 2012. Several of these properties ...
Topkapi Palace: Turkish tourist site attacked
Police stand guard on November 30, 2011, at the scene where a man armed with a shotgun opened fire earlier in the day in a tourist area of Istanbul, wounding two people. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images) A gunman attacked a major tourist site called the ...
Yoga Retreats Announced by Four Seasons Resort Maui for 2012
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Guests at Four Seasons Resort Maui, the island's first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star resort, would agree. The resort has perfected this "state-of-being" into a finely crafted art. Rest on its laurels? Not a chance. ...
Resort on Lindeman Island to close
Whitsunday Times
Tourism Minister Jan Jarratt said her immediate concerns were for the staff and that she had asked the office of the Minister for Employment, Skills and Mining to consider deploying the rapid response team to help impacted workers find new jobs in the ...
Report: Tourist spending in Utah rose in 2010
Salt Lake Tribune
By TOM WHARTON The economy might be struggling, but Utah's tourism business seems to be on the upswing. In a report released Tuesday, the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget reported that total spending by travelers and tourists in Utah rose to ...
US man wins Aruba appeal in missing tourist case
Click here US man wins Aruba appeal in missing tourist case Originally published: November 30, 2011 1:22 PM Updated: November 30, 2011 2:51 PM By The Associated Press DILMA ARENDS GEERMAN (Associated Press) (AP) -- A US businessman who spent nearly ...
Zucker to produce state's new tourism commercial
Milwaukee Small Business Times
Shorewood native David Zucker, who has directed, produced and written some of the most successful comedic movies over the past three decades, is returning to his home state to shoot the winter 2012 TV commercial for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. ...
PhotoBlog - 9 killed as fire engulfs Hong Kong residential block
By PhotoBlog
A fire believed to be the work of an arsonist engulfed a Hong Kong residential block and populartourist market early Wednesday, killing nine people and injuring 30, police said. Ambulances rushed the injured to hospital as firefighters battled ...
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German tourist fatally injured after falling from elephant's back - The ...
German tourist fatally injured after falling from elephant's back. Krabi - A German woman has been fatally injured after she and her husband fell from an elephant's back during a ride on a forest track in this...
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German Tourist Dies After Falling Off Elephant In Thailand
By The Huffington Post News Editors
BANGKOK -- A 52-year-old German woman has died after falling off an elephant in southern Thailand. Police Capt. Chatchai Nakpaksee says the tourist, Kerstin Kretz Schmar, was riding the elephant with her husband when the accident occurred Tuesday evening in ...
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Saudi Arabia looks to bolster internal tourism | Gulf Tourism and ...
Saudi tourism officials and hotels in the kingdom have been stepping up their efforts to entice local residents to travel within the country in hopes of capturing a larger share of the billions of dollars that Saudis spend on vacations overseas each ...
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Phoenix protesters pepper-sprayed at Westin Kierland Resort
By Bob Ortega
Phoenix protesters pepper-sprayed at Westin Kierland Resort, 200 people were met by a strong police presence at a legislative conference. | {snl} Photos | {vnl} Video {bnl}Occupy Phoenix protesters cited over camping. | news
Tipton: Feds Backed Resort Into Corner « CBS Denver
By jnmcrae
Congressman Scott Tipton says the U.S. Forest Service forced Powderhorn Mountain Resort to surrender water rights so the ski area could open in two weeks.
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Tourism, hospitality a major source of employment – Minister ...
By ekow
Ms Akua Sena Dansoa, Minister of Tourism on Monday said the tourism and the hospitality sectors of the economy have remained one of the largest avenues for employment creation in the country. She said the tourism sector requires a ...
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Idaho City hot springs resort getting new lease on life | Local News ...
Closed more than a decade ago, the Warm Springs Resort will re-open in 2012 — the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold in Idaho City. The property owner shared photos of the site this week. News Updates
Kim Noorda for Ellery Resort 2011 | RDuJour
By rdujour
Kim Noorda stars as the face of Australian brand Ellery's Resort 2011 campaign. Photographed in Paris by Darren McDonald under the creative direction of designer Kym Ellery the collection features designs inspired by David Hockney's 1963 ...
Puerto Rico Tourism Takes Over Times Square - PRNewser
By Tonya Garcia
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) introduced its Winter/2012 U.S. marketing campaign last night at an event in Times Square. The weather was misty, but everyone walking around the Square was treated to wall-to-wall images of ...
Adventure Sleeping at a Mountain Resort in Germany – The Blogs at ...
By Amanda Arnold blogger Amanda Arnold writes about portaledge camping in the Waldseilgartenresort in Germany.
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Clinton makes first visit to Myanmar | FP Passport
By Uri Friedman
Top news: Hillary Clinton touched down in Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, this morning for the first visit to the country by a secretary of state since 1955. The thaw in relations between the two countries comes as the United States lavishes more ...
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Director to return to Wis. for tourism ad | Washington Examiner
By The Associated Press
State tourism officials say director David Zucker is slated to return to Wisconsin to helm a commercial. The state Tourism Department spokeswoman Lisa Marshall says Zucker will direct and edit a commercial depicting winter activities in the ...
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US man wins Aruba appeal in missing tourist case
USA Today
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) – A US businessman who spent nearly four months in an Aruban jail before a judge ordered his release scored another legal victory Wednesday when an appeals court rejected a prosecution appeal to put him back in pretrial detention ...
Bahamian resort is favorite spot for singer
Chicago Tribune
By Jae-Ha Kim Tribune Media Services With more than 30 million records sold, singer Richard Marx's first seven singles, including “Don't Mean Nothing,” “Right Here Waiting” and “Should've Known Better,” hit the Top Five on Billboard's Hot 100 singles ...
Tourism: Rural areas receive tourism grants
Reno Gazette-Journal
... a primary feeder market for the area outside of Las Vegas proper. "These grants are exclusively targeted to our rural areas, which must remain competitive when vying for tourist dollars," said Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chair of the tourism commission.
Bear Creek Mountain Resort deploys HD surveillance system
Pa. resort anticipates significant ROI and reduces cost of theft and false liability claims using Avigilon solution By Avigilon Vancouver, Canada – November 29, 2011 – Avigilon, a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance ...
Disaster Tourism Update: Chernobyl Shuts Down, Congo Volcano Draws Crowds
It seems disaster tourism—an industry in which a perverse curiosity draws travelers to creepy, scary or depressing disaster sites over beaches, museums or ski slopes—is alive and well. Other popular spots on disaster tourism hit lists: 1. ...
Tourist dead as husband lands on her after elephant slips
Sydney Morning Herald
Police Captain Chatchai Nakpaksee said the tourist, Kerstin Kretz Schmar, was riding the elephant with her husband when the accident occurred on Tuesday evening in Krabi province. The elephant slipped, and the couple fell to the ground. ...
North American Wine Tourism Conference debuts in Napa
Napa Valley Register
The firs North American Wine Tourism Conference closed on Nov. 17 with a unanimous vote by conference attendees for the creation of an annual conference, dedicated to educational programming and networking opportunities for wine travel and tourism ...
Do we need an international travel bill of rights?
The Seattle Times
The swimming-pool death of an 8-year-old Illinois boy at a Mexican resort has inspired proposed legislation to require disclosures about dangers and health hazards at vacation properties booked by online travel agencies. By Christopher Elliott So, ...
Educational tourism
Times Online
I mean the 'educational tourism' ones. They are easy to recognise. Some minister or shadow minister has been on a visit to Norway, the United States or wherever, and returns home with an 'idea' for schools or universities -- whether it is how to raise ...
Resort Review: Wolf Creek in Colorado
Yahoo! Sports
Contributor Network 1 hour, 45 minutes ago Colorado has some amazing snow to offer skiers, as well as some great resort locations to practice your craft. Located in Pagosa Springs, the Wolf Creek Ski Area claims that they have the most snow in Colorado ...
NZ rugby tourist's fatal Bali cocktail
New Zealand Herald
By Andrew Koubaridis Michael Denton was drinking only moderately at Kuta Beach because his Perth rugby team had an early game the next day in defence of their title, his brother says. Photo / Supplied The family of a New Zealand rugby player who died ...
Chinese Skiers Lift Japan as Tourism Defies Yen to Beat Slump
At Hotel Gran Deco, a ski resort run by Tokyu Hotels less than 80 kilometers from the Fukushima plant, bookings are still about half of last year's level, said spokesman Akihito Abe. “I don't see why people are so optimistic about inbound tourism,” ...
Tourism releases Civil War heritage videos
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
By Ben Adducchio November 30, 2011 · The state Division of Tourism is continuing its effort to preserve the state's civil war history with a series of new videos. They're featured on the division's new website dedicated to the state's civil war ...
Many Coweta County tourist destinations show off the past
Newnan Times-Herald
The average tourist spends $102 a day (which represents $47 for "daytrippers" and $116 for overnighters.) "If you travel more than 50 miles in a day, we consider you atourist," she said. To sustain the tourism industry, it's more important than ever ...
New resort deals available
Boston Herald (blog)
The one that caught my eye first is a two-night deal at the Mountain View GrandResort and Spa in Whitelfield, NH This grand colonial revivalist hotel is striking - looking out over a valley from atop a hill in the middle of Whitefield. ...
Resort requiring helmets on employees
Jackson Hole News&Guide
This safety trend is now exploding in the ski resort workplace. And Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is no exception. Effective this season, the resort will require its on-mountain employees to wear a helmet while on the mountain. Jon Bishop, the resort's ...

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