Friday, January 27, 2012

Universal Orlando Resort Announces Multiple All-New Experiences in 2012

Universal Orlando Resort Announces Multiple All-New Experiences in 2012
Monsters and
By April MacIntyre Jan 26, 2012, 18:05 GMT The year 2012 may be portentous for Mayans, but for lovers of fun, fun, fun in the sunny skies of Orlando, Florida, it's an awesome time to visit Universal Orlando Resort. The resort invited M&C to participate...

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Year of the Dragon Boosts Chinese Tourism to US
This year, however, a growing number are opting to travel abroad, bringing in new streams of tourism revenue to destinations in the Bay Area and across the country. Qiquan Shao operates Classic Tours in San Francisco. Catering primarily to visitors ...


Russian tourism organization joins efforts of HiTA
Russia may seem as far away and different from Hawaii as could be possible, but that is where the visionary efforts of the Hawaii Tourism Association sees this dichotomy as pure opportunity. Why wouldn't Russians want to travel from their mostly cold ...

Tourism saved from state budget ax
By Tom Scherberger, Times Staff Writer TAMPA — While executives at Florida hospitals are reeling from $2 billion in proposed spending cuts, local tourism officials couldn't be happier with the reception they are receiving in Tallahassee.

Louisiana tourism trending upward despite setbacks
Jay Dardenne, the state's chief tourism booster, said Wednesday that the number of tourists and the money they spend "are trending in the right direction" this year despite a struggling national economy and lingering effects from hurricanes and the ...

North Shore officials worry proposed MBTA commuter rail cuts will hurt tourism
"This is a huge hub for tourism for the Commonwealth, all you have to do is look at this city, cutting any service during weekends would be disastrous for the City of Salem during Halloween and Beverly in the summer and fall," State Representative Brad ...

Tourist centre makes budget list
EMC Arnprior
EMC News - Arnprior Council gave a lukewarm reception Monday to the idea of paying for a touristinformation centre, but agreed to consider it during next week's budget deliberations. A committee made up of members of the Greater Arnprior Chamber of ...

Cantor Gaming Gains Final Licensing Approval for Sports Wagering at Palms ...
MarketWatch (press release)
... technology and pre-eminent race and sports book operator in Nevada, announced today that it has received final licensing approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board to operate the race and sports book at Palms Casino Resort.

16 NJ tourism boosters to share over $1.4M in state aid
16 New Jersey tourism organization will share more than $1.4 million in state marketing grants, the state Division of Travel and Tourism announced Thursday. The organizations work with entertainment venues, restaurants, retail outlets, and hotels to ...

Man facing more serious charges in Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem hotel assault
The Express Times -
By Sara K. Satullo | The Express-Times Courtesy PhotoNicholas Aaron Mullins is accused of trying to suffocate his girlfriend with a pillow at the the Sands CasinoResort in Bethlehem Hotel, police say. A Lock Haven, Pa., man is accused of trying to ...

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Mexico Tourist Arrivals at Airports Rise 13% to December Record
Mexico received 1.07 million foreign visitors at its airports in December, 13 percent more than a year earlier and a record for the last month of the year, the Ministry of Tourism said. It was the fifth consecutive month of increased visitor numbers, ...

Sierra Nevada brewery will bring tourism, big economic bump to Western North ...
Asheville Citizen-Times
MILLS RIVER — Look for an economic boost and increase in tourism in Western North Carolina from Sierra Nevada's new East Coast expansion brewery in Henderson County, local officials and economic developers said Wednesday.

Teresa Mitchell, NY tourism promoter, dies at 59
Wall Street Journal
AP CLAYTON, NY — Teresa Mitchell, the first executive director of the organization that promotes tourism along the Pennsylvania and upstate New York stretches of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, has died at age 59. Mitchell died of cancer Tuesday at her ...

Tanzania: Tourism Industry Wary of Minimum Wage
The chairman of the Zanzibar Association of Tourist Investors (Zati), Mr Abdulsalmad Said, told BusinessWeek by telephone that paying such inordinately high salaries would be possible if jobs were reduced. Mr Mabrouk Omari Mohamed, who is also the ...

Tourism record for New York City
New York Daily News
By Tina Moore / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The city reached a record high for tourismin 2011 — and unusually warm weather was part of the draw. New figures released Wednesday show 50.5 million tourists visited the city last year. The number is slightly more ...

New York Daily News

State tourism leaders detail Effingham plan tonight
Savannah Morning News
Eight state tourism experts met with leaders of Effingham County at the old courthouse in November. They will present a detailed plan to attract more tourists to Effingham County at 6:30 pm tonight in Springfield. The public is invited.

New tourism centre hopes to attract 70000 visitors a year
The Kerryman
By SIMON BROUDER TRALEE'S newest tourist attraction, the multi million euro Wetlands Centre close to Ballyard, is on track to opens its doors to the public on March 31. All major building and construction work is now complete and workers on site are ...

The Kerryman

Key gov's initiative, to start classes before Labor Day, killed by tourism ...
Washington Post
Bob McDonnell's public education improvement package that would allow local schools to open before Labor Day has failed a major Senate panel vote, a victim of Virginia's monied business andtourism lobbies. The Senate Education and Health Committee ...

Snyder to Detroit tourism: Don't forget to emphasize positive
Detroit Free Press
But the positive side of the message is an important one to keep the tourism industry thriving. He celebrated the good: the recent auto show that had record number of visitors, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the city's winning sports teams.

Seychelles Tourism Ambassadors meet in Tanzania (press release)
( Melton Ernesta, based in Jamaica, and Maryvonne Pool, who is based in Tanzania, met this week in Dar es Salam, Tanzania, to strategize together plans for supporting actions by the island's Tourism Ambassadors based in the four ...

Tulare County websites boost business, tourism
Visalia Times-Delta
ª To get information about locating or expanding a business in Tulare County, go online to www.tularecoun®tyeconomicdevelop® ª Information about tourism in the county and a digital copy of the Sequoia Tourism Council's visitor guide is ...

Delaware sees rise in tourism
The News Journal
NEWS JOURNAL FILE Tourism in Delaware increased from 2008 to 2010, and experts say the recession may have actually helped the upswing, according to a report released by the state tourismboard Wednesday. The study found that most of Delaware's visitors ...

Our Voice: Tourism boost could be great for our valley
The Desert Sun
(Richard Lui The Desert Sun) / Ricahrd Lui The Desert Sun If President Obama comes through with his plans to boost tourism, the Coachella Valley could benefit greatly. The industry is already looking good around here. December's Smith Travel Research ...

Snowboarder Dies At Heavenly Mountain Resort « CBS Sacramento
By Lisa
Authorities have confirmed a 34-year-old British man was killed while snowboarding last week at Lake Tahoe's Heavenly Mountain Resort.
CBS Sacramento

Study: Drilling could hurt tourism - Gulfport -
“The opening of state waters to oil and gas drilling could have a huge negative impact on billion-dollar industries like coastal tourism, and the public should be given the time and the information they need to (review) this complex proposal,” said ... name-calling or attacking others for their views. Read moreRead less. Do not resort to personal abuse. You may disagree with the content of an article, with the reporter or with other readers' comments, but do not attack anyone personally. Featured Story

Tourism to Orange County slightly increased in 2011 - Around ...
Tweet Spending by tourists crept up last year after dips during the economic downturn, according to new figures released Wednesday. About 42.9 million visitors flocked to Orange County in 2011,...
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Japan quake drives tourist numbers to rock bottom |
Japan quake drives tourist numbers to rock bottom. Final data for 2011 shows overseas visitors saw sharpest drop on record. 26 January, 2012. Tweet. Japan tourism And on that side, you'll find pretty much all of Japan. Make yourselves at ...
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Romantic Getaway at Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut — The ...
By GoBigGal
A romantic getaway at Foxwoods Resort in Connectiucut includes gaming, dining, and spa visits, great for a couple's weekend vacation.
The Vacation Gals

Optimism in north Sweden´s tourism industry - Stockholm News
This in turn is expected to draw large number of tourists who hope to see a glimpse of the phenomenon. One example is the tourist station run by the Swedish Tourist Association (STF) in Abisko (see map) where the northern lights bookings for ...
Stockholm News - Latest news | Wind farm threat to Eden's tourism future
By Windaction
"Properties near the Toora wind farm (12 turbines) devalued by up to 35 per cent. That location is spectacular but the Twofold Bay location is even more spectacular. Wind farms create deep divides in communities. If you don't look after your ... | Latest Posts Feed

NYC Revises 2011 Tourism Number... Upwards! « CBS New York
By ebindelglass
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta had projected a record 50.2 million visitors to New York City in 2011. But it turns out another 300000 showed up at the end of the year.
CBS New York

Daily Snow Report 1/26/12 | Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog
By Ashley Smith
Thanks to our recent storm that brought 4 feet of snowand thanks to our high elevation, conditions are great and we now have 64 open trails! You can now.
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog

Kirkwood Mountain Resort first in Tahoe to open 100% of terrain ...
By Jerry Heinzer
KIRKWOOD — The almost five feet of snow that slammed Kirkwood Mountain Resort this past weekend has transformed the resort, allowing it to open 100 percent of terrain and lifts and move to full operations by the weekend. Throughout the ...
Mountain Democrat

Bing Plan to boost U.S. tourism - Travel blog - Site Blogs - Bing ...
Plan to boost U.S. tourism. Bing Travel. 1/20/2012 4:23 PM. Comments (1). After 9/11, foreign travel to the U.S. dropped sharply in the wake of sweeping security ...

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