Friday, January 20, 2012

Obama's bureaucratic plan to boost tourism

In Florida, Obama Announces New Tourism Policies -
At the Walt Disney World resort, President Obama unveiled a new travel and tourism initiative Stephen Crowley/The New York TimesAt the Walt Disney World resort, President Obama unveiled a new travel and tourism initiative aimed to ...
The Caucus

Obama unveils plan to boost tourism in Florida visit
Fox News
The White House said more than 1 million US jobs could be created over the next decade, according to industry projections, if the US increases its share of the international travel market. Thetourism initiative is part of an executive order Obama ...

Egypt Tourism Receipts Slip Nearly 30 Pct in 2011
ABC News
By TAREK EL-TABLAWY AP Business Writer Revenues from Egypt's vital tourismsector plunged almost 30 percent last year, the government said Thursday, as unrest following the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak stunted economic growth and forced the ...

ABC News

Report: Egypt tourism revenues drop nearly 30 percent in 2011 amid political ...
Washington Post
CAIRO — Revenues from Egypt's vital tourism sector plunged almost 30 percent last year, dragged down by the unrest following the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak, the government said Thursday. The shortfall has forced the country to turn to ...

North Korean tourism: it costs more than you think
ABC Online
While the embalmers were busy draining the fluid from the Dear Leader's body, the Western media had begun selling North Korea as the world's new adventure tourismdestination. A North Korean stamp in your passport not only granted you entry to the most ...

ABC Online

Ethiopia hunts tourist killers after volcano attack
Montreal Gazette
The killings and kidnappings have dealt another blow to regional tourism after kidnappings in Kenyan resorts and attacks on yachts by Somali pirates. Some of the survivors were airlifted back to the capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday afternoon but the ...

Tourism department cuts advertising contracts
The Department of Tourism is reducing the number of advertising agencies it uses for marketing activities, a move that will allow the provincial government to end an existing contract with a Liberal-friendly advertising firm. ...

Cruise ship disaster expected to hit regional tourism
The National
Stephen Lock / The National The Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy is expected to put pressure on the industry just as the UAE is striving for the sector to play a bigger role in its tourism strategy. ...

The National

A tourist destination
Adelaide: A wire-mesh cage sits amidst the bats, blazers and baggy greens in the Bradman museum at the Adelaide Oval. Inside is the water tank that served as one of Bradman's earliest cricketing opponents. Up on the wall is an endlessly looping video ...

As Big Tupper resort decision looms, environmentalists face setbacks, divisions
North Country Public Radio
Environmentalists like Richard Brummel have struggled to gain traction with their opposition to the Big Tupper resort. Photos: Brian Mann The Park's biggest green group, the Adirondack Council led by Brian Houseal, has signed off on the project. ...

North Country Public Radio

Custer State Park Resort fined for alleged labor violations
Rapid City Journal
But Custer State Park Resort insists it believed it was following the law but voluntarily paid back wages to the workers when confronted by the Department of Labor findings. From April through November of 2010, the Department of Labor said Custer State ...

Jumeirah to Operate Luxury Resort on Bali
MarketWatch (press release)
DUBAI, UAE, January 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 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 ...

Minnesota executives named to national tourism panel
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Travel and tourism industry officials say the approval process for travel visas has become mired in red tape and delayed by lack of staff. The delays have driven foreign travelers -- and their touristdollars -- to other countries. ...

US Commerce Secretary Bryson Appoints Executive Director of Puerto Rico ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"President Obama presented a robust strategy to promote the US as a tourist destination," said Gonzalez-Lafuente. "My contribution will primarily focus on helping the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board develop an innovative and integrated marketing ...

Kaua'i Resort Helps Travelers Get Closer to Paradise
MarketWatch (press release)
KAUA'I, HI, Jan 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- As if holding your next meeting or event at the picturesque Kaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, a leading Kaua'i luxury resort, isn't appealing enough, we're offering you the opportunity to get ...

International Tourism to Top One Billion in 2012, United Nations Reports
Successful Meetings
Last year, international tourist arrivals grew by over 4 percent, according to UNWTO, which said arrivals totaled 980 million in 2011 — up 45 million from 939 million in 2010. Although growth will be slower in 2012, it predicts, global tourism will ...

Hawaii Tourism Authority helps fund Maui County events
Maui News
Ka'anapali Beach Resort Association's Kaanapali Fresh from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Japanese Cultural Society's Maui Matsuri on May 4 and from May 11 to 12. Ka 'Imi Na'auao O Hawai'i Nei's Recalling Hawaii 2012 Maui on June 2. Ebb & Flow Arts' North South ...

American Airlines Applauds the Obama Administration's Actions to Promote ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"Creating a task force to recommend ways to promote domestic and international travelopportunities for US citizens and promoting visits to our nation's parks, wildlife refuges, cultural and historic sites also will have a positive effect on the ...

China as lender of last resort ... more than just a loan
Reuters India
But the Chinese banks are reluctant lenders of last resort. They are unlikely to get carried away as they are only too aware of the experience of Japanese and euro zone banks before them, who ultimately had to pull out of loan syndicates when markets ...

Obama touts low-wage tourism jobs, nixes high-wage energy jobs
Daily Caller
(Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo) A day after President Barack Obama nixed up to 20000 high-wage Keystone XL pipeline construction jobs, he flew down to Florida to tout his support for low-wage tourism jobs. “The more folks who visit America, ...

Daily Caller

UT: Do Chula Vista Tourism Dollars Check Out?
KGTV San Diego
"There was no money spent for direct marketing that can get a tourist, dollar for dollar," he said. "We don't want, in this recession and bad economy, pennies for dollars. Chula Vista hotels and motels are working hard to create this tourism marketing ...

Noribachi Designs Custom Solar Led Lights For Sandia Resort And Casino ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Noribachi, advancing informed grid interaction through smart energy products, enhances parking lot lighting at Sandia Resort & Casino with custom designed LED bulb and solar hybridization upgrades. Noribachi created custom solar panel additions for 52 ...

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
by Tom Ski | Print the article | Readers, this week we are going to begin an extremely amazing journey with The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. We all know that 2011 was a bit difficult for most, but beginning 2012 by speaking about the most ...

Tourism king of the road in bills
Omaha World-Herald
By Martha Stoddard and Paul Hammel LINCOLN — Tourism is Nebraska's third-largest industry, and two proposals introduced Wednesday in the Legislature aim to build it up more. The first proposal would earmark some of the state sales taxes generated near ...

Beaver Creek Ranks as US's Most Expensive Ski Resort, New Survey Reveals
MarketWatch (press release)
Indeed, the lodging price at one nearby ski resort is, by far, the most expensive in the United States, a recent survey compiled by has revealed. Just how expensive will a Beaver Creek ski vacation run? On average, travelers to the ...

Obama 'We Can't Wait' actions to boost foreign, domestic tourism, generate jobs
The US tourism and travel industry is a substantial component of US GDP and employment, representing 2.7% of GDP and 7.5 million jobs in 2010 – with international travel to the United States supporting 1.2 million jobs alone. It is the first, ...

Annika Sorenstam visits Florida's Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
LPGA Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam will visit Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin's Town Center on Friday, January 20 to kick-off the countdown to the inaugural 'Annika & Friends' celebrity golf event and concert, ...

Atlantic City residents urge Tourism District planners to consider reducing ...
Press of Atlantic City
"Map of areas where tourism predominates" outlines the tourism district in Atlantic City. The CRDA will vote on a number of resolutions to effectively launch the city's new Tourism District. The authority moved the meeting to the Convention Center to ...

Koh Samui Resort's Romance Package Pampers and Relaxes
MarketWatch (press release)
KOH SAMUI, THAILAND, Jan 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- At the Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa, among Koh Samui luxury resorts, romance is in the air. Couples can fall in love all over again with our special Romance Package, offering a number ...

Chernobyl exclusion zone reopens for extreme tourism — RT
breakingnews. Go to main page Programs Prime Time Russia News Chernobyl exclusion zone reopens for extreme tourism. Follow RT on ... The popular “radioactive” tourism was suspended back in June 2011, after a check-up by the prosecutor general. Norilsk 27.07.2011, 18:40 1 ... More than 10000 tourists visit Chernobyl and its surroundings each year, and Forbes Magazine has called the dead zone one of the world's most exotic tourist destinations. -1 (1 votes). Follow @ rt_com ...
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Fresen pitches changes to casino resort bill | Naked Politics
By Mary Ellen Klas
The House sponsor of the bill to bring three mega resort casinos to Florida unveiled a series of amendments Wednesday to make the measure more palatable to his conservative, anti-gambling colleagues. The changes by Rep. Erik Fresen ...
Naked Politics

Obama Disney World Visit: President Touting Tourism In Florida
By The Huffington Post News Team
Obama issued an executive order seeking to boost tourist visa processing in China and Brazil and took additional steps including promoting national parks and adding business executives to a tourismadvisory board. The goal is to significantly increase travel and tourism in the United States. The White House said that more than 1 million U.S. jobs could be created over the next decade, according to industry projections, if the U.S. increases its share of the international travel market.
President Obama on Huffington Post

North Dakota Baffled by Outcry Over Tourism Ad | Adweek
By David Gianatasio
North Dakota. What happens there, stays there … for a few days. Then it gets bounced from the state's Facebook page and expunged from the tourism division's online catalog.
Adweek : Advertising & Branding

Obama Pushes Tourism Changes In Florida « CBS Miami
By cbs4kephart
President Barack Obama is in the Sunshine State Thursday to promote his new tourism initiative and to get a jump on the Republican presidential candidates who are about to overwhelm the state ahead of January 31.
CBS Miami

Fargo Tourism Ad Deemed Too Sexy, Gets Yanked - Arts & Lifestyle ...
By John Metcalfe
Is this an innocent promotion for North Dakota tourism, or an enticement for a steamy interlude?
Latest Posts | The Atlantic Cities

Meols Lib Dems: Petition to Save Southport's Tourism
By Nigel Ashton
One of the cuts that the Labour Leader of Sefton Council has decided to consult on is a proposal to scrap the Tourism Service. This would mean closure of the Tourist Information Centre and end to marketing Southport as a tourist destination.
Meols Lib Dems

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt's tourism minister says revenues from the vital tourism sector fell by nearly 30 percent in 2011 compared to the previous year, amid the unrest stemming from the mass uprising that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak.

Peter Greenberg Worldwide – Radio Guest List, Emerson Resort ...
Tune in for the latest travel news when Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio broadcasts from the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt Tremper, New York on January 21, 2012.
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

Tourism officials say an agreement is in sight - Tourism - SunHerald ...
9 the Harrison County Supervisors gave them 60 days to find a way to create a single group to promote South Mississippi tourism and on Wednesday tourism officials said they may come to an agreement in less than 30. ... “Let's deal with the contentious issues last,” said John Hairston, co-chairman of the Premier Destination Initiative that proposed forming a group organized similar to most of the top tourist promotion agencies in the country. The deadline and two days of meetings ...

Declination: The Great Alaskan Ski Resort that Never Was
By michael frank
Hatcher Pass is three hours north of Anchorage, Alaska, and like a lot of Alaska, you wouldn't have gone there save for a job to do. In the 1930s there was lots of work at the Independence Mine at Hatcher.
adventure journal

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