Monday, February 20, 2012

Caribbean tourism up slightly in '11 despite economic crisis

Report: Caribbean tourism up slightly in '11 despite economic crisis
Washington Post
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tourism officials say the Caribbean saw a small increase in visitors last year despite the global economic crisis. The Caribbean Tourism Organization says 23.8 million tourists visited the region in 2011, a 3.3 percent increase ...

Andy Plesser: Architect John Hix Opens First Solar-Powered Resort ...
By Andy Plesser
John Hix, the noted Canadian architect and developer of the Hix Island House, the high-design, eco-resort on the Caribbean island of Vieques, has opened the first totally "off-the-grid," solar powered resort building. The new six-unit building, ...
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Expected $4 Gas by Spring Could Hamper SC Tourism
ABC News
While an improving economy would seem to be good news for South Carolina's $14 billion tourismindustry encouraging more people to travel, it's shadowed by rapidly rising gas prices that could hit $4 a gallon in as soon as six weeks.

2 Dead, up to 8 Missing in Wash. Avalanche
ABC News
Authorities say two people are reported dead and as many as eight more are missing after an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort. King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says her office began receiving word about the avalanche near Stevens Pass, ...

Foreign media reports 'killing Bahrain tourism'
A Tourism chief has called on Bahrain to step up its public relations war to combat foreign media reports, which he said were killing Bahrain's travel industry. It follows the temporary suspension of visits by a major cruise ship operator, ...


Mika's adventure resort in Delhi
Times of India
The singer has now opened an adventure resort in Delhi near Damdama lake, called Kings Jungle. About how he bought the property, he told us, "My father had a garden of mangoes, but then my brothers and I had forgotten all about farming because we were ...

Canada's declining share of tourism worrisome
Ottawa Citizen
Quinn Newcomb, spokesman for the Canadian Tourism Commission, said the country's share ofinternational travel fell further in 2010 to 1.7 per cent, adding it's part of a trend that's been ongoing since the 1950s as more countries become players in the ...

Thailand questions 'open door' after terror plot
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thailand's tourism industry rakes in more than $25 billion in revenue a year, accounting for more than 6 percent of the economy. But officials are now questioning if they should roll back the welcome mat a little. "We have to admit that there are ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tourism Australia eyes big spenders
The Australian
FED up with losing the business tourism dollar to competitor countries such as Singapore, TourismAustralia is stepping up its marketing campaigns to attract big-spending executives who are not averse to bedding down in five-star hotels and forking out ...

Beautification project for Jamaica Ocho Rios region placed on hold
Washington Post
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's tourism minister has suspended a nearly $1 million project to beautify the popular resort town of Ocho Rios in the island's northern region. Wykeham McNeill says he is scrapping plans to clean drains and renovate ...

Tourism officials look ahead
Parkersburg News
By WAYNE TOWNER ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG - Local tourism officials are expecting a positive year in 2012 as the Mid-Ohio Valley has seen an increase in tourism over the past year or two, rebounding from ...

Will state see recovery in tourism this year?
That's good news for an important part of the state's travel and tourism industry, and for the local segment of that sector, given the hopes attached to the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay. What that means for travel generally is far more uncertain.

Legal travel by Americans to Cuba comes at high price
The Seattle Times
Tours for legal travel to Cuba are selling out quickly. Travel companies are planning for 2013, but the outcome of the November presidential election makes next year uncertain. By Carol Pucci Buildings in Havana are dilapidated, but Cuba recently began ...

USA.'s Travel-Intel examines Cruise Industry in wake of the Concordia
BYM News (press release)
The new issue of's Travel-Intel newsletter looks at what practices and policies are afoot in the wake of last month's foundering of the Costa Concordia. Statements by industry brass, such as Royal Caribbean's Richard Fain and Cruise Line ...

Frankfurt airport strike could ground 400 flights
The Seattle Times
Ground workers at Frankfurt's airport announce another strike starting Monday that could snarl airtravel to and from the busy European hub. By The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. BERLIN — A union representing ground ...

Travel news: Mardi gras museum closing, selling items
Detroit Free Press
AP KENNER, La. -- Designed as a celebration of Mardi Gras when it opened in 1992, a museum in this New Orleans suburb has closed and its stock of memorabilia will go on the auction block. Bidders will have the chance to acquire costumes, ...

Postcards from the edge: tourist journalists in war zones
The Age
He arrived home with a portfolio of combat photographs and enough travel stories to beat any boast by his mates. ''So you went to Thailand and rode on an elephant,'' he tweeted recently. ''Good for you mate. I went to Libya and rode a f--king gun ute.

A toast to St. Petersburg: The Renaissance Vinoy Resort and the Dali Museum
Palm Beach Post
Get ideas for getaways - from international travel and cruises to fun things to do in our own backyard. Plus, browse vacation photo galleries and upload yours for free.Travel news, tips and your contributions. Email us: By Jan...

Palm Beach Post

Travel: Tantallon Castle
Scotsman (blog)
By CATRIONA THOMSON The top of a promontory, with a view over the Firth of Forth, is a pretty impressive location for any house to perch upon. That's clearly what William Angus, First Earl of Angus, thought, when he started work on Tantallon Castle in ...

Scotsman (blog)

Taiwan pitches its tourism attractions in Philippines
Focus Taiwan News Channel
19 (CNA) Hoping to sustain growth in Filipino visitor numbers to Taiwan, the Taiwan Visitors Association promoting the country's cuisine, lifestyle and leisure farm tourismthrough balloon displays at a travel fair in Manila that concluded Sunday.

Focus Taiwan News Channel

[LAUNCHPAD] TukeQ Pitches A Social Travel Organizer | TechNode
By Jason Lim
Founded in May last year, TukeQ is a social travel web and mobile app that helps people organize their travel plans by sharing, follow and viewing other's plans.
TechNodeTechNode | TechNode

Enjoy your Aspen vacation, everyone! :: Naked DC
By emily
Several people have known about the “low-key” vacation, with the Secret Service in town for the past few days scoping out places for the family to relax and enjoy what the resort has to offer. That's nice. It has been a whole month since she got ...
Naked DC

Video: Michelle's Skiing Vacation – Lifestyles of the Rich and ...
By nicedeb
Just last August, she sojourned on Martha's Vineyard, and the month before she travelled to southern Africa for a trip that mixed official business with tourist outings like an African safari. In July 2010, she took an exorbitant excursion to the ...
Nice Deb

Just weeks after 17-day Hawaii vacation Michelle hits the slopes ...
By Jennie Jones
The First Lady Michelle Obama is spending Presidents' Day weekend in the upmarket resort with her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and was seen hitting the slopes – albeit apprehensively – on Saturday. The Obamas are staying at the home of ...
Patriot Update

Heavenly Mountain Resort offers tubing, sledding for snow lovers ...
By Kathleen Jay
Heavenly Mountain Resort — Lake Tahoe's largest ski and snowboarding resort, which covers terrain that straddles California and Nevada — has figured out how to not only make this group welcome, but it has created a fun-for-all-ages ...
Examiner RSS

Travel: Starry nights — and trinkets — in Dogon Country « Summit ...
By Bob Berwyn
A guide can make or break a travel experience. I prefer to go unguided when possible rather than gamble on the personality of a stranger. In the Himalayas I tried hiring a guide, a friendly Kashmiri named Sahil, for Spiti Valley. He asked me ...
Summit County Citizens Voice

Vacation Fun, No Reservations Required!
By Connie McCarthy
School vacation can be a great time for family fun. Here are some simple ways to keep young children productively engaged, using all five senses (note that these activities can be enjoyed either at home or away on vacation): If at home, check ... blog entries

Michelle Obama, Malia, Sasha on Aspen ski vacation - Lynn Sweet
WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are in Aspen on a Presidents Day weekend vacation, according to the Aspen Daily News. The paper is reporting that they are staying at the home of Chicago's Jim ...
Lynn Sweet
Training programmes being conducted in tourism and hospitality ...
By KNews
This is part of ongoing training programmes being conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and GTA in an effort to improve the quality of service delivered in the tourism and hospitality industry. Forty-six (46) employees have already participated in ...
Kaieteur News

SnappyGo cost-effectively connects travel experts with consumers
By Alan Colmenares
According to Forrester research, during the past 5 years, travel-planning enjoyment fell 6% and Google claims that people are spending, on average, 29 days.

Is Medical Tourism part of Dubai's Future? –
By Eva Fernandes
Considering that this could literally a matter of life and death, Kipp would like to see some concrete and comprehensive regulation, protection and standardisation in the field of medical tourism before it takes off. ... Preoccupied by the well wishes, the celebrations and the additional domestic chores, our friend procrastinated acquiring a visa and passport for his newborn. During this time ... How differently will the application process be for applying for a medical tourist visa? And what of ...
Dubai Business | Kippreport»...

Mexico Travel Warning - Bureau of Consular Affairs - U.S. ...
International Travel Information ... Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in ...

Postcards from the edge: tourist journalists in war zones
Sydney Morning Herald
He arrived home with a portfolio of combat photographs and enough travel stories to beat any boast by his mates. ''So you went to Thailand and rode on an elephant,'' he tweeted recently. ''Good for you mate. I went to Libya and rode a f--king gun ute.

Sydney Morning Herald

Gulf Coast celebrates return of Biloxi Blonde beer
By Bill Haber, AP The Beau Rivage Casino and Resort in September, 2007. The beer, born at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, was lost when the casino's brewery was destroyed in 2005. Yet it was not forgotten by customers. "It's so much more than a beer ...


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