Saturday, January 28, 2012

International tourism to reach one billion in 2012

International tourism to reach one billion in 2012 | World Tourism ...
International tourist arrivals grew by over 4% in 2011 to 980 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With growth expected to continue ...

Nashville resort gardener in charge of maintaining 50000 plants covering 9 acres
Washington Post
Malone is in charge of maintaining 50000 tropical plants, rare international blooms and Southern species at the sprawling Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. His garden covers nine acres of lavish landscape inside soaring, glistening glass ...

US Virgin Islands Tourist Bus Accident Injures 13
ABC News
A tourist bus collided with a parked vehicle in the US Virgin Islands on Friday, injuring 13 cruise ship passengers after it went down an embankment, authorities said. One female passenger was hospitalized for a hip fracture while 12 others were ...

Tourism industry protests poll circular
Times of India
PANAJI: Hit hard by the circular issued by poll authorities restricting their timing, the tourismindustry has struck back and pressed the officials concerned to do a re-think on the same. The circular stipulates that all hotels, restaurants and ...

Rural Kansas a tourist lure for offbeat travelers
Chicago Tribune
Few small towns have conventional tourist attractions. The Explorers Club finds something to like. Hornbaker is hitting dirt roads partly because he is intrigued by old farmsteads, some with weathered, collapsed barns and houses.

New tourism campaign for Winston-Salem unveiled
Winston-Salem Journal
The tourism bureau unveiled Friday a campaign aimed at attracting the leisure traveler. It plans to release the strategy, which targets business, convention and sports guests, at its June meeting. The campaign – titled "Winston-Salem, Your Southern ...

Canadian woman beaten at Mexican resort returns home to Calgary
Winnipeg Free Press
CALGARY - The uncle of a Canadian woman found battered and bleeding in the elevator of a posh Mexican resort says she has returned home to Alberta. Sheila Nabb was on vacation with her husband when she was badly beaten last weekend at the five-star ...

Tourism Minister Calls for Strengthening of Linkages
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is imploring the business community and other stakeholders in the tourism industry to assist the Government in improving linkages between the industry and other sectors.

Mexico Poised to Break Tourism Records in 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Building on solid tourism numbers in 2011, the MexicoTourism Board predicts 52 million tourists will visit Mexico in 2012. This follows a strong winter break season with hotels in many of the top tourist ...

'Downton Abbey' creates tourism boom
CNN International
"It has been amazing," said Lady Fiona Carnarvon, describing the effect "Downton Abbey" has had on the family's life and the tourist demand to see the castle. "We have so many e-mails now saying 'We love your home.'" More than e-mails are pouring in.

New Medical Tourism Hub Being Built in Abu Dhabi
“You will feel like you're on your own private island—the hotel has that resort feel to it,” says Luigi Romaniello, managing director of Rosewood Abu Dhabi. “We are not a flashy hotel; we are inspired by the natural beauty of what the region offers.


Rebranding 'Hotel Rwanda' into tourist destination
Christian Science Monitor
Eighteen years after a genocide that killed 800000, symbolized in the movie 'Hotel Rwanda,' major hotel chains are moving in to take advantage of growing touristbusiness. By Patrick Adams, Correspondent / January 27, 2012 Hotel guests splash in the ...

Christian Science Monitor

US aims to ease tourism, business visa norms
“Combining B1, B2, the business tourist visas, it allows visiting relatives on one visit and to do business on another visit without applying for another visa.” Obama's executive order, posted on the White House website, said a task force would explore ...

Tourism initiative titled 'Rediscover Home” la...
NCN Guyana
Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali, acting in the capacity of Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, on Wednesday at the Ministry of Housing launched the first of a series of tourismpackages to be unleashed under the 'Rediscover Home' ...

Nashville resort gardener tends to 50000 plants
Click here Nashville resort gardener tends to 50000 plants Published: January 27, 2012 10:23 AM By The Associated Press JOE EDWARDS (Associated Press) (AP) -- Hollis Malone's garden is gigantic and enjoyed by many. Malone is in charge of maintaining...


Alabama's tourism director expects big impact on Space Camp from Hallmark Hall ... (blog)
(The Huntsville Times/Robin Conn) HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Alabama TourismDirector Lee Sentell, who on Wednesday attended the Los Angeles premiere of the new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "A Smile as Big as the Moon," has high expectations for the film's ... (blog)

Man with suspicious passport arrested at Detroit Metro Airport
Detroit Free Press
By Tresa Baldas The Department of Homeland Security arrested an airline passenger from India who arrived at Detroit Metro Airport Monday with a suspicious passport: His Saudi Arabian visa had been burned and torn out of the booklet.

Florida tourism funding untouched amid budget cuts
Florida Trend
Rick Scott's proposal to spend $35 million on Visit Florida, the state's public-private tourism agency. It's the same amount the Legislature appropriated last year, a 31 percent increase over the prior year. "It's all about jobs," Maryann Ferenc said.

DISNEYLAND: Resort tempts fans Cars Land preview
BY FIELDING BUCK The spotlight will be on Disney California Adventure throughout 2012, according to a press release from Disneyland Resort previewing the year. In addition to the eagerly anticipated Cars Land and the redesigned Buena Vista Street ...

Honua Kai Resort & Spa Closes More Than $54 Million in Real Estate Sales in 2011
Business Wire (press release)
MAUI, Hawaii--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Honua Kai Resort & Spa, the only new, whole ownership opportunity on Kaanapali Beach in more than 25 years, has closed more than $54 million in real estate sales with 75 new home transactions in 2011.

Business Wire (press release)

A tourist in Zabadani
Moreover, the call to resort to the UN for assistance, and for the UN Security Council to discuss the issue after everything that has happened, demonstrates that there is no serious desire – even now – on the part of the majority of Arab countries, ...


Resort in Curacao Welcomes Starbucks and New Okeanos Spa
MarketWatch (press release)
WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO, Jan 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Continuing to set the standard for the ultimate in relaxation and hospitality, the Renaissance Curacao Resort and Casino, a premier resort in Curacao, welcomes the island's first Starbucks ...

Tourism bounces back in Valley
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
The $90000 increase also will help tourism officials spread the word about what's available in the county. With the December numbers just in, the total revenue for 2011 was $404200, according to Dee Grossman, executive director of the county Convention ...

Yoga has Become a Multi-Billion Dollar Business and Anamaya Resort is Becoming ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Anamaya Resort and Retreat Center in Costa Rica is also prospering from the huge demand and have had to dedicate half the year to Yoga Teacher Trainings. They have created a very dedicated following of Yogi's and feel like they are contributing to a ...

Tortured freedom: Libya's new rulers resort to old tactics
Despite the changes sweeping Libya, violence and bloodshed have not stopped. In shocking revelations, military and security forces stand accused of torturing detainees to death. Rights groups say Libya's new rulers have not addressed the problem.

LBL slates Sustainable Tourism Small Business Seminar
Business Clarksville
By Turner McCullough, Jr. | January 27, 2012 | LBL announces its 2nd sustainable tourism business seminar. Focusing on aiding businesses enhance their tourism appeal thru LBL connected promotions, the seminar will feature business development ...

Wilmington wins tourism awards, elects new officers
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Hufham also announced the Tourism Development Authority's new board officers for 2012. They were elected at the regular TDA board meeting on January 25. Chairman John Andrews is the owner of South Beach Grill in Wrightsville Beach.

G'Day LA: Tourism Soars With Help From Australia
NBC Bay Area
By SHIRAH MATSUZAWA LA tourism numbers have been released, and once again Australia has hopped in as the front-runner in generating the most overseas visitors in Los Angeles. In 2011, approximately 26.9 million people visited Los Angeles, ...

Gay Tourism Takes Off In India [Headlines] @PSFK
India becoming a popular get-away for the homosexual population.

Snowmaking and Grooming Update 1/27/12 | Heavenly Mountain ...
By Ashley Smith
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog · Snowmaking and Grooming Update 1/27/12. IMG_0631. Good morning skiers and riders! Our snowmakers had a chance to blast snow on Canyon and California Trail last night! They will try and blow more ...
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog

Brazil a replacement for Euro-Tourism? | The Disney Blog
By John Frost
A spokesman for Disney World said 2011 has been “one of our best-ever years for Brazilian attendance and resort-hotel room-nights.” According ... With Europe on the ropes, this should ease Disney's concerns about weak international travel.
The Disney Blog

Subsea World News - USA: Barton Creek Resort and Spa to Host ...
By Subsea World News
On 7-9 February 2012, the Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Texas will be host to a 65-strong consortium of CEOs and Senior Corporate Officers from small, mid and large cap oil and gas producers attending the latest Next Generation Oil and ...
Subsea World News

Nashville resort gardener tends to 50000 plants | Washington ...
By The Associated Press
... big garden? Then consider Hollis Malone, who's in charge of maintaining 50000 tropical plants, rare international blooms and Southern species at the sprawling Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. ... But for Malone, his considerable passion has been on the plants dominating the 2881-room hotel, which is the cornerstone of Nashville's tourism industry with 1 million overnight guests annually. "I like all phases of .... US Virgin Islands tourist bus accident injures 13 · Yeas & ...
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US Virgin Islands tourist bus accident injures 13 | Washington ...
By The Associated Press
Authorities say a tourist bus has collided with a parked vehicle in the U.S. Virgin Islands, injuring at least 13 cruise ship passengers. Tourist Department spokeswoman Allegra Kean-Moorehead says one female passenger was hospitalized for ...
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Joe. My. God.: Gay Tourism Rises For Tel Aviv
By Joe
Gay Tourism Rises For Tel Aviv. Some website somewhere named Tel Aviv as "the best gay city in the world." That may be the result of Israel's recent campaign to promote LGBT tourism, something detractors say they are doing to dampen ...
Joe. My. God.

Belize Tourism Expo Readies to Host International Travel Sellers ...
By Travel World News Editor
The Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX) is a business-to-business event showcasing Belize travel destinations, hotels, tour operators, and other tourism service providers. It is an exclusive opportunity for international travel resellers (trade visitors) to ...
Travel World News Online

Getting a Second US Passport | Life Listed
By Danny Dover
Last week the Minimalist in me had a battle with the James-Bond-Wannabe in me. The subject was getting a second US Passport. I have mentioned here before that I own less than 100 possessions (99 as of last week) and.
Life Listed Success Stories

Belize's Cruise Tourism In Serious Danger - The Belize Times
By cwilliams
[caption id="attachment_11819" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Minister of Tourism, Manuel Heredia, has failed to provide leadership in the Cruise Tourism Industry"] [/caption] Royal Caribbean and Carnival “fed up” with Belize GOB Belize ... by taking the bold and visionary step of working with the private sector to develop the Belize Tourism Village, Cruise Tourism soared from 43000 to almost a 1000000 tourist coming to our shores to spend and buy our goods and services.
The Belize Times

Special Phagwah tourist package to encourage Diaspora to ...
By Stabroek staff
Acting Minister of Tourism Irfaan Ali yesterday launched the 'Rediscover Home' special package for Holi, the Festival of Colours, in an effort to encourage.
Stabroek News

2012 WI Ag Tourism Board Announced | Wisconsin Farm Bureau ...
By lsiekmann
The Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association (WATA) 2012 Board members were announced during the annual Membership Meeting, held Jan. 16th during the Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference held at the Wilderness Resort Conference Center. Board of Director officers were elected at the Board Meeting held later that day. Don Schuster of Schuster's Playtime Farm at Deerfield was elected president of the WATA. The Schuster's Playtime Farm experience include ...
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation

Hotel/ Tourism Attraction Locator - Developing Caribbean
By App@Work
Lack of technology to improve customer service, efficiency and reduce cost in Tourism. Solution : Hotel/ Tourism attraction desktop and mobile application for tourist, small businesses and hotel. Technologies used: The apps created using the ...
Developing Caribbean

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