Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Maldives tourism industry denies spas are brothels

Maldives tourism industry denies spas are brothels
AFP
Last week the tourism ministry instructed resort hotels across the nation's coral islands to close all spas and health centres offering beauty treatments and massages. The crackdown followed protests by an Islamist party that claimed they were a front ...

Ready to leap into an all-nighter, Disney-style? Parks to stay open 24 hours ...
Palm Beach Post (blog)
by FloridaGoGo Disney Parks guests can get the most out of February 29 when Walt Disney WorldResort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California celebrate Leap Year by keeping a theme park on each coast open for 24 hours. For the first time ever, ... 

New York takes lead as tourism destination - Los Angeles Times
OK, quickly name America's top tourist destination. Orlando, Fla. ... New York's great tourism leap.... International Travel : With Renewed Interest In Overseas. ...
articles.latimes.com/2011/.../la-na-new-york-tourism-2012010...

Dubrovnik tourism boss sacked for 'drunken Kiwi and Aussie' comments
TVNZ
The walled city of Dubrovnik, on the Adriatic Sea coast, is one of the most prominent touristdestinations on the Adriatic. In 1991, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, Dubrovnik was besieged by Serb-Montenegrin forces for seven months and received heavy ...

Alaska is cool winter tourism destination
CanadianBusiness.com
For example, skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and snow machine tours, not to mention the Spring Carnival in April and the Roundhouse Museum, have helped build Alyeska Resort into a staple of Girdwood. Anchorage also holds popular tourist attractions ...

Hyatt Gold Passport 110000 Points prize winner.
USA TODAY (blog)
While I will keep his identity undisclosed, the winner is no stranger to Hyatt Gold Passport. Here is a brief description of the winner's travel style. He also asks for suggestions about where to spend those 110000 points? Although I've stayed at a few ...

Celtic Manor resort hotel evacuated after small fire
BBC News
More than 800 guests were evacuated from the Celtic Manor resort hotel in Newport after a fire during the early hours of New Year's Day. Firefighters were called to the 2010 Ryder Cup venue at 04:23 GMT on Monday. A spokesman for the hotel said the...

BBC News

Newman-Dailey Resort offering a Sanctuary at Redfish
Walton Sun
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties was recently selected as one of only two vacation rental management companies to represent the luxury condos within Sanctuary at Redfish resort on Scenic Highway 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. The 64-unit luxury condominium ...

Israeli tourist accused of accidentally starting Chile fire
NEWS.com.au
Picture: Jennifer Lush Source: news.com.au INVESTIGATORS have arrested and freed on bond an Israeli tourist they believe set off a blaze that consumed 12140 ha of a national park in Chile. The fire started on Tuesday, allegedly when 23-year-old Israeli ...

NEWS.com.au

Viennese tourism braces for stagnation
Austrian Independent
Norbert Kettner, who heads the Viennese Tourism Board, said today (Mon) a "dent" in the statistics was likely to occur in the first half of this year. Speaking to newspaper Die Presse, Kettner added that the situation would improve between July and ...

New source markets boost tourism
Daily Nation
In the South Coast, Baobab Beach Resort director Bimal Thaker said the hotel was full over Christmas and New Year and current occupancy was 90 per cent. “Our hotel is relatively busy from this month up to March following the surge in tourist arrivals ...

Where is my passport? Do we have life insurance? How to keep track of this ...
Globe and Mail
Birth certificate, social insurance, drivers licence, health card and passport numbers, and where to find those important documents. Contact information for your accountant and lawyer; where to find the key to your safety deposit box. ...

Globe and Mail

Alabama Tourism Releases Calendar of Events and Top 10 Events for 2012
PR Web (press release)
Nearly 400 events focusing on food take place in Alabama in 2012 during tourism'sYear of Food campaign. Four of top 10 events celebrate food — Alabama Restaurant Week Aug. 17-26, the Red Diamond Restaurant Tour in Anniston Apr. 21, the National...

PR Web (press release)

Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Acquires Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Hotel News Resource
With the completion of the sale, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort now joins Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc., one of the largest private ski resort owner/operators in North America. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort announced today the successful sale of ...

Online passport slots increased to 2500
Times of India
HYDERABAD: Woes of passport applicants are likely to end soon with the Regional Passport Office (RPO), Hyderabad, deciding to enhance the number of online slots to 2500, including tatkal, from Monday. Till now, the RPO was releasing around 1800 slots ...

Kobe Bryant Living at Resort, while Vanessa Takes the Home
Gather.com
Bryant is reportedly living at a local resort in the southern part of California near the Newport Coast. The resort is located near the Pelican Hill. While many people who have been served with divorce papers may be sad and desperately seeking ...

Resort works magic on pair
Otago Daily Times
By Olivia Caldwell on Tue, 3 Jan 2012 Alice Sinclair, of Christchurch, and Shannon Morton, of Auckland, visiting Queenstown for their new year celebrations. Two young professionals who decided to spend New Year's Eve in Queenstown said yesterday they ...

Otago Daily Times

State tourism to get a revamp
Times of India
Complete with a list of identified destinations, tourism opportunities, shortfalls specific to all 30 districts, the masterplan is meant to be a ready reference for the department on tourist hubs, once it gets compiled. The state tourism department ...

OPINION: St Vincent and the Grenadines: Top ranked tourist destination
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Nautical tourism must be considered a tourist product related with entertainment activities in contact with bodies of water, where many different nautical activities can take place, always with an ecological outlook and respect for nature. ...

Our tourism share plummets in spite of record marketing spend
Irish Independent
There appears to be little correlation between marketing spending by tourism organisations and visitor numbers. - Too little money is spent on selling Dublin overseas given the amount it contributes to the tourist economy. ...

Tourism, refunds boost economy at end of 2011
KUAM.com
"So with the additional expenditures into the economy with the bond issue with the recoveredtourism, I'm predicting the December retail sales will be the highest in the history of Guam," he added. Despite delays in the much-anticipated relocation of ...

First PRC medical tourist group to arrive on Feb. 13
Taipei Times
Under the program, visitors can stay in Taiwan for up to 15 days, including three non-medical care days for shopping and tourism, he said. The first group of medical-visa visitors will be headed by the president of a Liaoning-based hospital, ...

Risk mangement plan urged to bolster tourism
The Nation
Risk-management plans for tourism need to be prepared to cope with any further instability this year so that Thailand remains on top of travellers' minds. "Rebuildingtourism is not just putting more effort into marketing and strategy, but also into ...

The Nation

New McCarran terminal among tourism highlights for 2012
VEGAS INC
With that in mind, here are some of the top tourism news stories you'll be seeing in 2012. Airline shuffles. The airline industry has always been turbulent, with fuel costs, the state of the economy, labor, overregulation and high taxes figuring ...

VEGAS INC

Centre sanctions tourism projects for Ladakh
IBNLive.com
"The Centre has sanctioned three development projects costing Rs 17 crore for upgradation and development of tourist-related infrastructure in Leh-Ladakh belt," Minister for Tourism and Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora said. The state has received the first ...

Experts sound cautious note on tourism growth
Myanmar Times
By Yu Yu Maw WITH Myanmar likely to again be among the world's top nations in terms of tourist arrival growth this year, stakeholders are warning that the government should ensure the industry's expansion doesn't come at the expense of Myanmar's ...

New taxes still 'last resort' -- Palace
BusinessWorld Online Edition
“New taxes will be used only as a last resort,” Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a press briefing in Malacañan Palace. “What is important right now -- as the President [Benigno SC Aquino III] has always maintained -- is that we would have ...

Faasai Resort and Spa puts Chanthaburi on the map
Breaking Travel News
This is expected to attract visitors interested in adventure tourism, eco-tourism, agri-tourism and marine eco-tourism. Already the province has impressive credentials. The Kung Kraben Bay Royal Development Study Centre is a marine sanctuary under the ...

Breaking Travel News

Lake Tahoe: Kids ski and skate free at Resort at Squaw Creek
Los Angeles Times
The ski-in, ski-out Resort at Squaw Creek at Lake Tahoe offers a family package starting at $299 a night that adds skiing, skating and sledding to room amenities. The deal: The offer is good for a room that accommodates two adults and two children 12 ...
Los Angeles Times

Tourism promotional website launched
Pakistan Observer
Islamabad—A unique website has been launched to provide promotions to tourism industry and people concerning this industry. This website www.GREAT.PK can be considered as a guide for Tourism. The website is having unique features and is introduced on ...

Alaska is cool winter tourism destination | Washington Examiner
By The Associated Press
... have helped build Alyeska Resort into a staple of Girdwood. Anchorage also holds popular touristattractions in the winter, namely with the Iditarod, Tour of Anchorage and Fur Rendezvous. Many resorts are ... International tourism has grown so much that the resort has a designated vice president of Japanese marketing who partners with Japanese wholesalers and visits the country twice a year to set up groups. "We are fortunate to have our Asian visitors sustain us during our busy ...
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Tourism In Philadelphia Gets Off To A Fast Start In 2012 Thanks To ...
By dmajka7
According to a top tourism official, it was a rip-roaring New Year's holiday in terms of bringing people to enjoy the festivities in Philadelphia.
CBS Philly

Is Troubled Egypt Ripe Enough For Eco-Tourism? | Green Prophet
By Tafline Laylin
Red Sea, eco-tourism, sustainable tourism, sustainable development, sinai peninsula, A new eco-village in Upper Egypt raises hopes that the country may move in a more sustainable tourismdirection, which we would really love, but most ...
Green Prophet

The Yeshiva World Israeli Tourist Family Defends Chile Fire Suspect ...
By Y.W. Editor
The family of an Israeli tourist accused of starting a massive forest fire in a Chilean national park say the authorities are making him a scapegoat. Twenty-three-year-old Rotem Singer's relatives in Israel say he could not have caused the blaze. ...
Yeshiva World News

Sri Lanka Guardian: "Russian tourist raped after attack in Sri Lanka"
By noreply@blogger.com (Sri Lanka Guardian)
(January 02, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) While the tourism industry in Sri Lanka struggled to contain the negative fall-out from the murder of a 32-year old British tourist, Shaikah Zaman, and attack on his Russian girl friend, Victoria ...
Sri Lanka Guardian

Egypt expects big rebound in tourism revenue in 2012 | Tourism and ...
Egyptian tourism minister, Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour has said tourism revenues are expected to rebound by more than a third in 2012 if the country's security situation improves in the wake of the...

Zagreb Tourist Board
By Zagreb
Towards the end of December, a new Tourist Information Centre, the fourth consecutive one, was opened at yet another important location in the city, its main bus station. Tourist Information Centres run by the Zagreb Tourist Board already ...
Zagreb Tourist Board

Daphne Anson: Strangling Einstein: What The Tourist Saw At The ...
By Daphne Anson
Strangling Einstein: What The Tourist Saw At The Waxworks. American attorney and writer Ben Shapiro has been visiting London. On Christmas Eve he and his wife visited the world-famous waxworks founded by immigrant Franco-Swiss ...
Daphne Anson

Can Large-Scale Tourism Ever Be Sustainable? | Totally Green
By BrendanMagone
Can large-scale tourism ever be sustainable? Jan 2, 2012. Sustainable tourism is no longer the reserve of eco retreats, remote nature reserves or tented camps. In fact, the only way sustainabletourism will make a difference is if it's embraced ...
Totally Green
Winter Resort : funny
Come to find out though, this kid, apparently his dad owns the resort or something and he begins threatening all of us that his dad is going to bulldoze the place ...
www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/nz26m/winter_resort/

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