Thursday, February 16, 2012

9 tourist couples marry naked in Jamaica at Hedonism II

9 tourist couples marry naked in Jamaica
Fox News
It was like a fairy tale," the 39-year-old Salas said shortly after the nude nuptials at Hedonism II, aresort for the pleasure-seeking crowd in Negril, a western tourist town in this largely conservative,tourism-dependent island.

Tourism will help boost Dubai economy
The National
The growth of Dubai's economy is expected to rise to 4.5 per cent this year, propelled by its key pillars of tourism, transport and logistics, says a leading government official. Sound management of the emirate's debts was also helping to underpin the ...

The National

Kenya 2011 tourism revenues soar but 2012 seen tough
By Beatrice Gachenge | NAIROBI (Reuters) - Visitors from China and other new markets drove a surge in Kenya's tourism revenues last year, but the euro zone crisis and fears that 2007's election violence will be repeated are likely to hurt arrivals in ...

Tourism industry fears visitor slump
Bangkok Post
Tourism numbers will suffer if a link between the bomb blasts and terrorism is proven, industry executives say. The blasts have scared tourists and the government should tell the public whether the three men allegedly behind the blasts in the city were ...

Bangkok Post

Panic in Bangkok: Officials feat impact on Thai tourist industry in wake of ...
Daily Mail
By Travelmail Reporter Officials in Thailand are again fearing for the country's touristindustry in the wake of a number of bomb blasts that caused significant disruption in Bangkok yesterday. The Thai capital was rocked by a bizarre series of ...

Daily Mail

Tourism numbers improve despite challenges
ntvkenya Kenya's tourism industry grew by 15.4% last year, to stand at 1.7 million visitors into the country. Consequently, Kenya earned 97.9 billion shillings, compared to 73.7 billion made in 2010. NTV's Zeynab Wandati breaks down the ...

County Tourism Budget Appears Ample
Pasco County allocated $80000 in bed tax money for 16 events last fiscal year but groups only claimed $70000 of that, according to the Tourist Development Council. By Neil Johnson County grants to promote events such as the Swampfest appear to be safe ...

Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Gives Away Dream Waterfront Wedding at Second ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md., Feb 15, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- The Chesapeake BeachResort & Spa will be giving away a Dream Waterfront Wedding to one lucky bride and groom at their second annual Bridal Show on Saturday March 31, 2012.

Ex-Tourism Board Chief Denies Fraud
The claim was made during the hearing of a fraud charge against former Kenya Tourism Board managing director Achien'g Ong'ong'a. Ong'ong'a said he was present at a meeting chaired by former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura where decision for the ...

Tourism to Blame For Rise in Shark Attack Deaths (blog)
According to a study conducted by the University of Florida, while 2011 shark attack figures decreased in some of the most popular beach destinations in the world, they seem to be occurring more often where they were once rare — and tourist trends may ...

Hope for Future of Libyan Tourism in Sprawling Greek Ruins
New York Times
Now that he is gone, heritage-conscious Libyans have drafted a plan to preserve the ruins at Cyrene and promote them as a tourist attraction in a rural area where unemployment is high. Abdallah al-Mortdy, a 52-year-old architect, grew up just a few ...

Hotel federation seeks govt help in tourism sector
Times of India
MYSORE: The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has sought support from the government in the 12th Five-Year Plan for development of the tourism sector aiming to increase the foreign crowd. They have also requested a budget ...

Destination Hotels & Resorts to Manage Lansdowne Resort Near Washington, D.C.
Sacramento Bee
15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination Hotels & Resorts, the 3rd largest hospitality management company in the United States, today announced it will manage Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA. Situated on the bluffs of the Potomac River, this 296 room ...

Abu Dhabi forms super-agency to boost tourism
Financial Times
By Camilla Hall in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich emirate plunging tens of billions of dollars into itstourism industry, has launched a new super-agency in its latest effort to fulfil ambitious plans to develop the sector.

Spring Break at Lake Michigan's All New Blue Harbor Resort & Spa
Sacramento Bee
By Blue Harbor Resort & Spa SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for family fun at the all new Blue Harbor Resort & Spa on the shore of Lake Michigan. Located just a two hour drive from downtown Chicago and one hour from Milwaukee, ...

Tourism Fiji Announces Search for World Class Website Developer
Business Wire (press release)
NADI, Fiji--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tourism Fiji has announced its plans to seek a website partner to assist in the development of a new global website. This latest development follows on from the National Tourist Office's announcement last month of its plans ...

Tourism ads earn return on investment
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) - Ohio earned a 14-to-1 return on a state tourism advertsing campaign that ran last year. The Ohio Department of Development's Office of Tourism said the 2011 "Too Much Fun for Just One Day" advertising campaign resulted in a $14 ...

Mexican judge orders former 'Survivor' producer to stand trial in wife's ...
Washington Post
CANCUN, Mexico — A Mexican judge on Wednesday ordered a US reality television producer to stand trial in the killing of his wife at a Cancun resort in 2010, and a defense lawyer said his client fainted when he heard the ruling.

Starwood Unveils First of Three St. Regis Hotels in the Middle East This Year ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, Feb 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. /quotes/zigman/410958/quotes/nls/hot HOT -2.89% today announces the debut of The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi as the St. Regis brand continues its ...

Mexico police find 6 mutilated bodies dumped on road near central tourism city ...
Washington Post
MEXICO CITY — Mexican police have found the mutilated bodies of six men inside plastic bags dumped on a road leading to the tourist city of Cuernavaca. Morelos state prosecutors say the bodies were found Wednesday on a highway in the town of Yautepec ...

State's Pride Illinois tourism site misses area
LaSalle News Tribune
Pat Quinn announced the launch of a new section of the state's official tourism Web site tailored toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) travelers,” an announcement from the governor's office read. Pride Illinois features LGBT-friendly ...

Arrests expected in Mo. resort embezzlement
Baxter Bulletin
Cloud 9 Ranch Club is a member-owned RV resort set on 6500 acres. Members buy a lifetime membership for $2000 and pay $440 in yearly maintenance fees, according to Coy Jackson, general manager for the resort. The resort, popular with Twin Lakes Area ...

Whistler Resort Heats Up With Top Chef: Texas, Season Nine (press release)
Whistler, BC – Tourism Whistler, in collaboration with its membership and industry and resortpartners, welcomed Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition series – Top Chef – to the resort in January and, as a result, ...

Seychelles at OTM Tourism Trade Fair in India and pursuing Bollywood to ... (press release)
( Two of the Seychelles Tourism Board Marketing Executives have left Seychelles for India accompanied by a number of tourism trade partners to participate in the Outbound Travel Market (OTM) Tourism Trade Fair.

Quernica CEO discusses Mexican tourism
By Martin Kaufmann
The current secretary of tourism has come to Cabo three times in the past 12 months. Before that we were visited a maximum of once a year. Recently there was a pact for tourism signed by the different governors of tourist-related states on ... stories

The Standard | Tourism earns Kenya Sh98b in 2011
Kenya's tourism revenues rose 32 percent to Sh98 billion ($1.18 billion) last year after the country attracted visitors from new markets.
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St. Jean condemns tourist attacks | Dominica News Online
By admin
Education Minister Peter St Jean has denounced the latest incident in which a tourist visiting Dominica has been brutally attacked. Dominica News Online received information earlier that a French tourist was robbed and raped in Calibishie on ...
Dominica News Online

Illinois Tourism Officials Make Pitch For Gay Travelers « CBS Chicago
By Adam Harrington
Now that Illinois allows civil unions for unmarried couples, and other states are allowing same-sex couples to get married, Illinois tourism officials are trying to market the state to the gay and lesbian community.
CBS Chicago

Illinois Tourism Courts Gay and Lesbian Community « CBS St. Louis
By jmbutler13
A new portion of the state's tourism website has collected information about gay-friendly lodging and attractions, as well as links to information about pride festivals.
CBS St. Louis

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India Tourism

Clock Ticking On Historic Ranch, Ski Resort - News Story ...
MISSOULA, Mont. -- One of the Bitterroot's oldest families is fighting to save the land they've owned for more than a century. The 29000 acre ranch lies at the base of Lolo peak, south of Missoula. Tuesday, February 14, 2012. - Local News

Tourism group creates proposal for new agency - Tourism ...
BILOXI -- The Harrison County Tourism Commission on Tuesday came up with its proposal to create a three-county tourism agency that folds the existing staff and board members into the new organization. ... Ladner said he doesn't think public and private funds should be combined and he doesn't necessarily agree with a regional tourist promotion agency. “The devil's in the details,” he said. Copyright 2012 Sun Herald. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, ... Local

Tourism to Blame For Rise in Shark-Attacks Deaths : TreeHugger
Tourism to Blame For Rise in Shark-Attacks Deaths ... But the apparent correlation between touristtrends and shark attacks goes both ways, says Burgess.

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