Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Brookfield Cancels Deal for Atlantis Resort

Brookfield Cancels Deal for Atlantis Resort
Wall Street Journal
By KRIS HUDSON Brookfield Asset Management Inc. has canceled a deal to take control of the huge Atlantis resort in the Bahamas and two other resorts from Kerzner International Holdings Ltd. after other creditors obtained a court ruling delaying the ...

Wall Street Journal

Carnival, Tourism Industry, Insurers Tally Cost of Cruise Ship Accident
Insurance Journal
The first quarter is a critical booking period across the tourism industry and the images are unlikely to encourage holidaymakers already facing tough economic headwinds to opt for a cruise. “I think it's going to be horrid, short term,” Numis analyst ...

'Usual terrorist activity' blamed in Ethiopia tourist slayings
msnbc.com
One tourist escaped unharmed. "The group of foreign tourists was attacked by gunmen late on Mondayby members of a group that was trained and armed by the Eritrean government. It's the usual terrorist activity by the regime," Bereket Simon, ...

Tourism arrivals to hit record 1b: UNWTO
Hotel News Now
Tourism arrivals are expected to reach 1.8 billion by 2030. MADRID—International tourist arrivals are on track to reach the record 1 billion mark during 2012, even though tourism growth will slow slightly this year for various reasons, ...

Obama headed to Central Florida for tourism announcement
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
As my colleagues write here, President Barack Obama will come to Central Florida on Thursday to unroll a White House initiative designed to boost tourism. Don't know yet what he'll announce, though tourism officials have been pushing for changes to ...

Is Tourism Good for South Africa's Great White Sharks?
National Geographic
It is not much more than an indent on the outer lip of sizable Walker Bay that is lined by large tourist towns that have whale watching among their biggest attractions. But the people of Gansbaai say they have dubbed their cove Shark Bay because of its ...

National Geographic

Obama: I'm going to Disney World
Chicago Tribune
It would be hard for Obama to pick a higher-profile setting than Disney for a tourism announcement. The giant resort draws more than 45 million visitors a year to its four theme parks. Disney is bracing for heavy security around the Magic Kingdom, ...

Laura Morgan inquest: Resort worker tells of rescue bid
BBC News
A worker at a Greek resort has told an inquest he did all he could to try to rescue a Nottinghamshire girl who drowned after a catamaran capsized. Sunsail boat crewman Benjamin Annetts told the county's coroner how he dived into the water to try to ...

BBC News

West Virginia resort to host food, wine festival
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Where: Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Lakeview Road, Morgantown, W.Va. Sandra Fischione Donovan can be reached at 412-320-7920 or via e-mail. Food aficionados can take a culinary road trip across America without ever leaving West Virginia, ...

Four Seasons Resort Nevis Starts New Year with Updated Look
Luxury Travel Magazine
Four Seasons Resort Nevis, the only Four Seasons in the Caribbean, announced new property updates, elevating the five-star resort to an even higher standard of luxury. With renovations on accommodations, innovative new dining and experiential activity ...

Luxury Travel Magazine

Virginia Tourism Corp. says release of Spielberg's “Lincoln” will create mega oppo
Virginia Business Magazine
The stars are lining up perfectly for Virginia's tourism industry this year. With Disney planning to spend $35 million to market Steven Spielberg's movie, “Lincoln'” —filmed entirely in Virginia — the state's tourism agency is gearing up for ...

Tourist Family Survives Balboa Ferry Benz-Minivan Collision, Denied Help From ...
LAist
A Taiwanese family's SoCal vacation was rudely interrupted last Friday when their rental Dodge minivan was rammed off the Balboa Island Ferry. The rental car company, after initially denying aid, has decided to grant the family a full refund for their ...

LAist

Taiwan to set up second cross-strait tourism office in China
Focus Taiwan News Channel
17 (CNA) Taiwan's cross-Taiwan Strait tourism administration is expected to soon establish a second office in China to further tap into the huge Chinese market, Tourism Bureau Director-General Janice Lai said Tuesday. In addition to its existing ...

Somalia is the new hotspot on the 'jihadi tourism' trail
FRANCE 24
Except if you're on the “jihadi tourism” trail, scouting for the perfect terrorism training spot. The term “jihadi tourism” first appeared in news reports in late 2010, when US diplomatic cables, revealed by WikiLeaks, quoted a US diplomat in East ...

FRANCE 24

Asian Medical Tourism Market Future Reviewed in New Report Published at ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Asia is estimated to record an increased market share in the global medical tourism market with projected volume growth of foreign patients being the highest worldwide. New market research report "Asia Medical Tourism Industry Outlook to 2015 - The ...

Quincy area tourism director optimistic about 2012 and beyond
Quincy Herald Whig
Another barometer of Quincy tourism is seen in numbers from the Villa Kathrine, 532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy's tourist information center and the home of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. According to the Friends of the Castle, the Moorish-style ...

State's Tourism Effort Stuck In First Gear
Hartford Courant
Today, Connecticut is competing for tourism in a global economy and in a communications milieu that demands smart organization and compelling messaging. To meet this challenge, Connecticut has three quasi-independent tourism districts that are funded ...

Palm Beach County tourism office woos Brazilians who like to shop
Palm Beach Post
latest money news » From The Post and AP By Alexandra Clough Palm Beach Countytourism leaders are looking forward this year to capturing more business from visitors who love to shop, and Brazilian tourists figure heavily into that strategy. ...

Palm Beach Post

Tennis Australia is Using Image of Li to Promote Tourism
10sBalls
EPA/BARBARA WALTON | Tennis Australia has selected the image of China's champion Li Na and is using the French Open winner and Melbourne finalist as a tourism lure. The tournament claims that half a million Chinese visited Australia in 2011 out of an ...

Tourism meet at Khajuraho on February 12
IBNLive.com
PTI | 10:01 PM,Jan 17,2012 Bhopal, Jan 17 (PTI) In order to promote tourism in Madhya Pradesh, the MP State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) will organise with FICCI a two-day long 'Tourism Meet Conclave and B-to-B' at Khajuraho on February 1-2 ...

Seychelles tourism officials meet in lagoon
eTurboNews
Officials of the Seychelles Hospitality and Tourism Association (SHTA) and the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) waded into the lagoon at Au Cap on the main island of Mahe last Friday and used the occasion to underline concerns about challenges facing the ...

eTurboNews

Clearwater Beach's newest resort Earns Four Green Keys
Focus on Travel News
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, the newest beachfront property on Florida's West Coast, has raised the bar in its commitment to environmental management and corporate social responsibility. The 250-all-suite resort recently secured a ...

City of Jerusalem Appoints Steinreich Communications to Promote Tourism
MarketWatch (press release)
Steinreich Communications was chosen for its cultural and tourist promotional campaign that emphasized the multi-faceted attractions the city has to offer. Late last year, the agency was one of five firms invited to participate in a public bidding ...

Need a passport? Go to the mall
Philippine Star
By Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star) Updated January 18, 2012 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos can now more easily apply and renew their passports as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) opens new consular offices inside SM malls and ...

Rich Lister eyes tourism acquisitions
National Business Review
NBR Rich Lister Owen Glenn, fresh from cashing up via the sale of OTS Logistics is eyeing uptourism investments in New Zealand. “I'm looking at some investments in New Zealand in tourismbut I can't say much more yet,” Mr Glenn told the NBR. ...

Recycled Shipping Container 'Glamping' at Beach Resort in Buenos ...
By Paula Alvarado
An art gallery is turned into an upscale accommodation surrounded by pine woods.
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Towards tailor made tourism through smart use of ICT to support SMEs
(17/01/2012) The European Commission launched today a tourism initiative to facilitate SME's interconnection to major electronic distribution networks. Tourism demand is expected to further shift from mass tourism to more tailor-made ...
News - Europe's Information Society

California Reviews Tourism PR
By nospam@example.com (Greg Hazley)
California is reviewing its six-figure tourism PR account with an RFP process open through the end of February. Read the full story (sub req'd) | Subscribe to O'Dwyer's. Posted by Greg Hazley in RFP at 09:22 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0) ...
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The Buffalo Post » Blog Archive » Resort hopes Native American ...
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Buffalo Post is a blog about Native American news and people at the Missoulian newspaper in western Montana.
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Hawaii Tourism Authority Funds Community, Cultural Programs and ...
By hawaiireporter808@gmail.com (Malia Zimmerman)
HONOLULU, HAWAII — The Hawai'i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu, and the Counties.
Hawaii Reporter

Barceló Resort - A perfect resort for your stay in @RivieraMaya
By Bethany
I've never been much of a resort person. Generally I prefer a more off-the-beaten ... Barcelo Resort in @RivieraMaya РAn all inclusive photo essay & review. WP Greet Box icon ... On my recent trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico I stayed at Barceló Resort and I have to say Рit was pretty awesome. In fact, they may have .... on the Shores of Riviera Maya. *This trip to Riviera Maya was sponsored by the Riviera Maya tourism board but all of the views and opinions in this article are entirely ours. ...
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Disneyland Resort's Goofy's Kitchen | Picky Palate
By Jenny
When we stayed at the Disneyland Resort Hotel back in November, I knew that one of places we had to eat was Goofy's Kitchen that is located in the Resort.
Picky Palate

Travel Safety News: Egypt tourism: Decline much larger than ...
By Travel Safety
Egypt tourism: Decline much larger than government reports: Egypt's better-than-expected tourismresults for 2011 have been met with disbelief by many in the industry. read more +++++Subscribe to the eTN award winning e-mail newsletter. ...
Travel Safety News

Photographs of the Worlds Highest Ski Resort Turned to Bedrock ...
By Maja Daniels
Nick Ballon is based in London where he works as an editorial and commercial photographer. He was born to the idiosyncratic parentage of a Bolivian restaurateur and an NHS chief executive from Petts Wood. Due to a developed interest in ...
Feature Shoot

Jumeirah to operate luxury resort on Bali | Jumeirah (Jumeirah ...
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has signed a management agreement with PT Asia Pasifik Properti to operate a luxury resort on the island of Bali,...
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Tourism continues steady growth in 2011 « Summit County Citizens ...
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Global tourism grew by 4.4 percent in 2011 as measured by the number of international arrivals, according to the results of the latest World Tourism Organization tourismbarometer released Jan. 16. Arrivals for the year totaled 980 million, ... Despite persistent economic uncertainty, tourist arrivals to Europe reached 503 million in 2011, accounting for 28 million of the 41 million additional international arrivals recorded worldwide. Central and Eastern Europe and ...
Summit County Citizens Voice

Marine tourism set to grow – experts | MaritimeSecurity.Asia
By MaritimeSecurity.Asia
He said Tasota in collaboration with the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), was planning to develop untapped tourism potentials in the Southern circuit this year. “For 2012, our priorities are to establish a Secretariat manned by an Executive ...
MaritimeSecurity.Asia

Obama will visit Disney to pitch tourism plan | Florida politics blog ...
For Florida political news today, the Buzz blog is your can't-miss-it source. St. Petersburg Times writers offer the latest in Florida politics, the Florida Legislature ...
www.tampabay.com/.../obama-will-visit-disney-pitch-tourism-...

British man has passport tattooed on back - UPI.com
A British man had his passport tattooed on his back and even used the image as an ID to take money out of the bank, he said.
www.upi.com/Odd_News/...has.../UPI-84001326645277/

St. Petersburg: The Tourist Capital | Beyond Moscow | The Moscow ...
The tourism information center itself is another, very obvious step, which ... "There are also information signs and maps near tourist sites saying, 'You are here.'" ...
www.themoscowtimes.com/beyond_moscow/stpetersburg.html

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