Saturday, January 14, 2012

Resort casinos debate heats up at the Florida Capitol

Resort casinos debate heats up at the Florida Capitol
WTSP 10 News
So, the leadership of the business community, you have the Florida Retail Federation, the Restaurant and Lodging Association, the tourism industry, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, most of the statewide business organizations are opposed to this. ...

WTSP 10 News

MGM Resorts unveils Mass. casino plan
The competition for the sole resort casino license in western Massachusetts intensified Thursday, as MGM Resorts International announced a plan to purchase 150 acres of land in the small town of Brimfield. The Las Vegas casino company said it would ...

India holds tourism road shows in Saudi Arabia
MSN India
New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) Aiming at tapping into tourism potential of Saudi Arabia, the TourismMinistry organised road shows in the cities of Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah there between January 7 and 11. A strong Indian delegation comprising officials from ...

Bangkok Warned by U.S. Embassy of Possible Terror Attack on Tourist Areas
Thailand, a US treaty ally that sent troops to Iraq in 2003, depends on tourism for about 7 percent of gross domestic product, according to the government. The benchmark SET Index (SET) fell 0.7 percent, the most in a month, after the US warning. ...


Uganda tourism ministry finally gets Kanyeihamba report
By Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda | Jan 13, 2012 UGANDA (eTN) - After four months of waiting, the Ministry of Tourism has finally received the Kanyeihamba report, giving the findings of the commission of enquiry, which has over the past year ...

Tourism slump
Cullman Times Online
By Trent Moore The Cullman Times Tourism has been down in Cullman County and across the state, a fact recently confirmed by a data release from the Alabama Mountain Lakes TouristAssociation. In Cullman County, direct and indirect travel related ...

Tourism Australia Announces Youngest Friend, Callan McAuliffe
Bradenton Herald
/PRNewswire/ -- Callan McAuliffe (Flipped/I Am Number Four/Cloudstreet/The Great Gatsby) has been named by Tourism Australia as the youngest friend in their prestigious "Friends of Australia" Campaign. He joins an elite group of fellow Australians ...

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's tourist magnet now has less to fear
Washington Post
Rio has been a top tourist spot for decades. The city's tourist ranks swell by the hundreds of thousands for Carnival in February. But crimes targeting tourists rise every year during the raucous festival. And the very prominent word in globe-trotting ...

Tourist minsiter bungee jumps to prove sport's safety
Zambia's tourism minister leaps off Africa's Victoria Falls Bridge in attempt to reassure tourists after a woman's bungee roped snapped.

Wyoming Resort Will Take Ski Passes From Anywhere
New York Times (blog)
Thanks to its advantageous location in the Teton Valley, the resort has had 142 inches of snow since early November and is offering free skiing and snowboarding to lodge guests with a 2012 season pass to any ski resort in the United States or Canada. ...

New York Times (blog)

Tourism minister: Significant growth projected in cruise, group business
Nassau Guardian
Vanderpool-Wallace at the Bahamas Business Outlook Conference yesterday morning at the Wyndham Nassau Resort. Kyle Smith / TNG With cruise ship business projected to continue its “relentless” growth this year and tourism group business expected to grow ...

Nassau Guardian

Apoca-tourism: Mexico to spend $8 million to boost tourism, expects millions ...
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Tourism officials said Thursday that 2012 will be a special year for Mexico, even though they don't expect the world to end Dec. 21. The Tourism Department says it will spend $8 million promoting tourism to the “Mayan World,” the ...

India signs MoU to boost tourism
Daily Pioneer
MoU between India and ASEAN would serve as the key instrument for more action-oriented cooperation, encouraging both parties to cooperate in facilitating travel and tourist visit and further strengthening the close tourism partnership. ...

The Purple Passport Launches New eBook Guide to Palm Beach
PR Newswire (press release)
Featuring everything from buzzing lounges to prime beaches, the downloadable guide will help on-the-go locals and travelers discover the choicest spots in this fashionable South Florida resort town. The guide is organized by venue type (Hotels, ...

Tourism forum on tap
Berkshire Eagle
The conference will be led by Bodden-Hamilton Partners, the Manhattan marketing and PR firm finishing out its one-year tourism promotion contract with the town. "My vision is to get these different groups together -- hospitality, public service, ...

Coushatta Casino Resort Celebrates 17 Years of Success
Members of the Coushatta Tribal Council and Coushatta Indian Princesses cut the cake during Coushatta Casino Resort's 17th anniversary celebrations. Coushatta Casino Resort celebrates its 17 th anniversary with a cake-cutting ceremony held today in the ...

Telluride Ski Resort focuses on safety
The Daily Planet
This year, Safety Day for the public will be expanded into a season long event for staff with the Employee Passport to Safety. Every other week for the rest of the season, one of the stations from Safety Day will be set up at different locations around ...

Facebook furor dooms North Dakota tourism ad: Nightlife promotion called ...
It will likely be shelved, the director of the Department of Commerce's tourism division said. Special to The Forum Do you approve of the North Dakota tourism nightlife ad? FARGO - It looks like North Dakota will be ceding “best place for sleazy ...

Escambia tourism changes on hold
Pensacola News Journal
Those private meetings included Tourist Development Commission Chairman Denis McKinnon Jr., Innisfree Hotels owner Julian MacQueen, Nash Patel, who owns a number of smaller motels, and Ellis Bullock III, whose advertising agency handles Escambia's ...

AirAsia X flight cuts hurt Coast tourism
Gold Coast Bulletin News
THE Gold Coast's struggling tourism industry has suffered another blow with the severing of a vital link between the city and tourism markets in India, London and Paris. AirAsia X will cut 21 flights between Mumbai, New Delhi, London and Paris and its ...

New body formed to market domestic tourism
The Standard
And as Mr Ambrose Rachi By KEPHER OTIENO A masterplan to market tourist excursion sites in Nyanza has been developed to boost domestic tourism, which for many years has been overlooked despite its economic potential. The move comes as Tourism Minister ...

BP Promotes Tourism In The Gulf Of Mexico
Here And Now
Oil giant BP is now promoting tourism in the Gulf of Mexico. The company's national advertising campaign says the gulf is a great vacation spot — despite the 2010 oil disaster. Their new ad says “the Gulf is America's getaway spot — no matter where ...

Paradise Bay Eco Resort goes into receivership
Paradise Bay Eco Resort in The Whitsundays has gone into receivership. Picture: Courtesy of Paradise Beach Eco Resort Source: Supplied QUEENSLAND'S tourism industry has had yet another blow, with Paradise Bay Eco Resort going into receivership. ...

Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour shatters passport record, with nearly 12000 visitors
The Lane Report
“We're extremely proud of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience and its growing economic and tourism impact. This is further proof that Kentucky Bourbon is a vital part of our history, our culture, our economy and our future. ...

The Lane Report

North Dakota tourism ad wasn't meant to be racy, official says ...
By Associated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota s tourism director says an ad that showed two young men ogling a group of women on a Fargo sidewalk wasn t meant to be provocative.
News | Domestic tourism goes downhill
By By Stathis Kousounis
Estimating the annual drop in domestic tourism last year at 20 percent, Panhellenic Hoteliers Federation president Yiannis Retsos sees little hope for 2012 regarding Greek customers. The latest available data by the Civil Aviation Authority for ...
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Hawaii Tourism Japan opens new offices | Washington Examiner
By The Associated Press
The Hawaii Tourism Authority's new contractor for Hawaii Tourism Japan, which promotes the islands Hawaii to Japanese travelers, has opened its offices in Honolulu and Tokyo. The state agency said Thursday a.Link LLC has opened its ...
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By Scott Macaulay
Financial writer (Snap Judgement), documentary film producer (The Burger and the King) and Athens Biennial artist David Adler just returned from Greece, and.
Filmmaker Magazine

ND tourism director: Ad wasn't meant to be racy | Washington ...
By The Associated Press
North Dakota's tourism director says an ad that showed two young men ogling a group of women on a Fargo sidewalk wasn't meant to be provocative. The ad was yanked from the state tourismdepartment's Facebook page after it got dozens ...
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ITE Introducing Its 8th Successive Edition | Rus Tourism News
By Nadezda Basyrova
The 8th edition of the International Travel Expo - the most established travel event in Vietnam – is set to cover 7500 square metres of space at the. ... About ITE HCMC 2012 – 8th International TravelExpo, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ITE HCMC ...
Rus Tourism News

Brian Andrews » Mexico launches tourism plan for Mayan sites
By npachon
Mexico City, Mexico (NTN24) - Mexican Tourism Minister Gloria Guevara announced on Thursday the formation of a Mayan tourist trail that will connect 70 archaeological sites in southern Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras ...
Brian Andrews

Tides Riviera Maya resort completes upgrades - World Interior ...
The Tides Riviera Maya resort in Mexico has completed an extensive facelift.
World Interior Design Network

Facebook furor dooms North Dakota tourism ad: Nightlife promotion ...
FARGO - It looks like North Dakota will be ceding “best place for sleazy pickups” honors to the cast of “Jersey Shore” for another year. But we gave it a try.

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