Monday, January 30, 2012

Club Med Lindeman Island resort closure a blow for tourism

Club Med Lindeman Island resort closure a blow for tourism
Courier Mail
Club Med's Lindeman Island resort will become the seventh island resort in Queensland to close in recent years. The best job in the world advertising campaign, millions of dollars in taxpayer funds for marketing and a visit from Oprah Winfrey to ...

Egypt tourism minister voices regret over slain Frenchman
Ahram Online
The killing of a French tourist on Saturday in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh was a “random act” and not directed against foreigners, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour declared in a Sunday press statement.

Tourism initiative gives Falls hope
Buffalo News
“To have these visa restrictions lightened or less restrictive is a welcome for us, because that opens more doors for international travel.” The national plan has drawn others to take stock of the Falls' tourism industry, which many view as an untapped ...

Buffalo News

Tourist boating proposed
The Hindu
At their recent gram sabha meeting, fisherfolk belonging to Kottaikuppam panchayat near the Pulicat lake decided to write to the Tiruvallur Collector staking their rights to be included in the government's proposed tourist boating services.

The Hindu

Bahrain launches tourism hotline
Trade Arabia
As part of its efforts to provide better services and strengthen partnerships with the private sector, the Bahrain Ministry of Culture- Tourism Sector has launched its own call centre in co-operation with Silah Gulf (Silah).

Master plan for Atlantic City Tourism District expected to be approved this week
Press of Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY - Steel security doors fronting most stores along the resort's busiest streets will be a thing of the past if the local business community joins the initiative that is part of the Atlantic CityTourism District master plan.

Himachal Pradesh: Rural Tourism given big boost-Prem Kumar Dhumal
He said that tourism potential was being explored in rural areas as well besides developing famous tourist destinations. He said that Home Stay Scheme had been launched in rural areas to apprise the tourists of the rich cultural traditions of the State...

Country club and resort's new owners plan changes
Brownsville Herald
By STEVE CLARK/The Brownsville Herald Returning Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club to its prime and building up flagging membership will take a significant investment, but that's just what the new owners say they intend to do. Ted and Margaret Trapp, ...

Opportunities abound for health tourism
Bangkok Post
The Thai tourism industry's efforts to promote more niche-market visitors is set to take a step forward when the Global Alcohol Policy Conference convenes in Bangkok between Feb 13-15 this year. Jointly organised by the Ministry of Public Health, ...

Tourist bureau wins top award
Opelousas Daily World
The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission has been named the recipient of the 2011 Louey Award, presented to the state's outstanding convention and visitors bureaus and tourists commissions. The parish received its Louey Thursday at the Louisiana Travel ...

Mexican man admits beating Canadian tourist while intoxicated
Globe and Mail
A Mexican man charged in the brutal beating of a Calgary woman has admitted his guilt in the resort town where the incident took place. Jose Ramon Acosta Quintero says he tried to hold Sheila Nabb in a hotel elevator and punched her several times when ...

Globe and Mail

Colorado tourism tax in eye of storm
Denver Post
By Margaret Jackson and David Migoya Aurora: Gaylord Resort - The plan: Aurora wants 95 percent of the state sales-tax increment generated by the Gaylord project because of the high proportion of out-of-state visitors attending conferences.

Tourism entrepreneurs ask govt to end NTB dispute
Himalayan Times
KATHMANDU: Tourism entrepreneurs today asked the government to make the member selection process in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) transparent. During a meeting with the minister Lokendra Bista Magar representatives from tourism associations including HAN, ...

Promotion of domestic tourism stressed
The Hindu
Prof Sreekumar was delivering the keynote address at the seminar on 'Tourism – Heritage and Industry' organised by the Tourism Club at Christian College, Chengannur on Saturday. He said connoisseurs of art across the globe were very much after India's...

The Hindu

China's Tourism Revenue up 24 Pct for Spring Festival Holiday
China's tourism revenue rose 23.6 percent during the Spring Festival holiday from the same period last year, the National Tourism Administration said on Sunday. The revenue reached 101.4 billion yuan (15.6 billion US dollars) during the week-long ...

S Asia propels tourism growth
Himalayan Times
South Asia was the star growth performer, followed by Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and the Pacific, all of which saw tourism demand improve albeit at different rates of growth, according to Pacific Asia Travel Association, for the first eleven months ...

'Make Kengohozho a tourist destination'
(Morung Photo) Thenyizu | January 29: Thenyizu village on January 28, Saturday made plea to the parliamentary secretary for tourism and law & justice Yitachu to make Kengohozho as the touristdestination. Yitachu, during the brief programme appreciated ...

Tourist arrivals in PH hit record 3.9m in 2011
Manila Standard Today
While the Tourism Department has not released the final tourist count for 2011, President Benigno Aquino III cited in a speech before foreign investors that last year's number represented a growth of 11.2 percent from 3.52 million arrivals in 2010.

US woman advised to bring husband or adopt surrogate baby
The Hindu
Five days after she left her infant at the passport office here, an American woman has been asked by officials to produce her husband to take a DNA test to confirm their parenthood or legally adopt the child born through surrogacy.

The Hindu

Local tourism officials tout overnight stays
Parkersburg News
By PAMELA BRUST ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG - Tourism officials on both sides of the Ohio River are touting programs and packages to draw out-of-town visitors and hopefully provide enough activities and ...

Redevelopment project aims to create tourist-friendly attraction
Downtown Memphis
MEMPHIS, TN-(WMC-TV) - The Triangle Noir Redevelopment Project could turn a historic area of Memphis into a major tourist attraction. On any given week, the National Civil Rights Museum attracts thousands of tourists to Memphis.

Tourism falls off at Texas parks hit hard by drought, wildfires, funding woes
By Kelley Shannon, Special to the Reporter-News AUSTIN — Texas parks and nature-basedtourism suffered in numerous ways because of drought and wildfires, adding to an already difficult financial picture, the state parks leader is warning legislators.

Tourism Developments Support 'Fun' Campaign
Manila Bulletin
By JACKY LYNNE A. OIGA MANILA, Philippines — Weeks after its unveiling, the Department ofTourism's (DoT) new campaign, 'It's more fun in the Philippines' has reached meme status, piquing the interest of netizens worldwide. Now that the campaign has ...

Tourism website boss asks Irish to 'Occupy Ireland' rather than travel abroad
Irish Central
Mike Webster of claims that were this to happen, 40000 jobs would be created in the Irish tourism industry. According to the Irish Times, Webster went on to say that people from the Emerald Isle spend more on their foreign jaunts that in ...

Miracle Thailand to the rescue
Bangkok Post
The Tourism and Sports Ministry will kick off its "Miracle Thailand Year" campaign in April after postponing it from last month due to the massive flooding. (From left) Yukimoto Ito, deputy mayor of Sendai; Sansern Ngaorungsi, TAT's deputy governor for...

Bangkok Post

Govt urged to promote tourism, forget mining in Palawan
GMA News
Now that the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is officially part of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the government should consider dropping mining in Palawan in favor of promoting tourismthere. The suggestion came Sunday from Puerto Princesa ...

African tourism investment urged
Summit County Citizens Voice
“Africa has been one of the fastest growing tourism regions of the last decade,”Rifai said, urging continued support for tourism efforts. “With the right investment, tourist arrivals will continue to grow, investors will see excellent returns, ...

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CARPHA to collaborate with CTO on Quality Tourism : Kaieteur News
By KNews
It was disclosed that after receiving a presentation by Dr. Edward Greene, Coordinator of the CARPHA Resource Mobilization Committee on its vision, mission and developments, the CaribbeanTourist Organization (CTO) Council agreed that ...
Kaieteur News

The Art & Tourism fair making its debut in Florence | Rus Tourism ...
By Nadezda Basyrova
Art & Tourism will be the ideal showcase for destinations to display and promote all their cultural heritage, and so encourage an increase in tourist flows from all over the world to their destinations. Exhibitions, shows, conventions, open spaces ...
Rus Tourism News

Como Shambhala Resort in Bali » Design You Trust – Design and ...
By letmebeinspired
Happy Sunday! Check out this wonderful place in Bali. More info and pictures! More info and pictures!
Design You Trust - Design and Beyond!

USPS says get your passport now in advance of spring vacations ...
By Stephanie Claytor
Adult passport books cost $110 plus the $25 processing fee.
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FAITH TOURISM: One of the Fastest Growing Industries | World ...
By World Footprints Media
Faith tourism may seem a minor branch of the industry, yet numbers suggest it is one of the most expansive segments which have significant potential. Visiting religious sites has long been a priority for believers; no matter what religion, those ...
World Footprints Travel Radio

Tourism in Cuba Photo Essay - Havana
By Circles Robinson
Despite the world economic crisis, which has contributed to a contraction of tourism worldwide, Cuba has already experienced eight years of welcoming more than two million tourists annually. Actually, the figure here is now approaching three ...

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French tourist killed in Egypt
French tourist killed in Egypt...The masked gunmen robbed the shop and exchanged fi...Two others, a German tourist and an Egyptian citiz...The French man was shot in his stomach and legs....Sharm El-Sheikh, one of the most famous tourist re.. . ... A 42-year-old French tourist was killed by robbers at a currency exchange shop in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Xinhua reported. The masked gunmen robbed the shop and exchanged fire with the security forces.
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Mexican accused in Canadian tourist beating shown to media ...
Nabb, 37, was found unconscious last weekend in an elevator at the resort, where she ... The accused was known, according to police, to visit tourist establishments and become .... Is this arrest to stop the bad publicty affecting tourism here?

Mexican suspect admits to brutal beating of Canadian tourist at resort
Mexican suspect admits to brutal beating of Canadian tourist at resort .... People in any touristy location should realize they benefit from tourism at the least ...

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