Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cruise line: 22 passengers robbed in Mexican seaside resort

Cruise line: 22 passengers robbed in Mexican seaside resort
Twenty-two Carnival Cruise Lines passengers were robbed of valuables and their passports during a shore excursion in the Mexico seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta, cruise officials said late Saturday. The passengers were robbed Thursday during a guided ...

Group of 22 cruise passengers robbed in Mexican resort
Daily Mail
When the film was released, the tiny town experienced a tourism boom, which it has developed over more than 40 years. Carnival Splendor set sail on February 19 from Long Beach, California, for a seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise which included a trip to ...

Daily Mail

Leap Year Travel Deals
Huffington Post
If Wednesday is too soon for a last-minute vacation, why not take this extra time to plan one instead? With this sale from Frontier Airlines, departures from 65 cities nationwide have been discounted for travel through May 9.

Travel Q&A: Taking a Danube cruise; choosing an Alaska itinerary
Orlando Sentinel
By Jane Wooldridge, Miami Herald (MCT) Travel expert Jane Wooldridge answers a potpourri of reader travel questions from river cruises, Amtrak, Alaska cruises and more. Q: My wife and I want to take a cruise on the Danube.

Anguillian Resort, Cap Juluca, to be Sold at Public Auction
MarketWatch (press release)
27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The greater part of the real estate comprising the Cap Juluca resort, a five star Anguilla island escape for the world's notable rich and famous, will be sold at a public auction to be held on Wednesday, ...

South Korean conductor to travel to North Korea
Los Angeles Times
This week, a prominent South Korean conductor is scheduled travel to Pyongyang, North Korea, to rehearse a planned joint performance in Paris by North Korean and French orchestras. Born in South Korea, Myung-Whun Chung is a renowned conductor who has ...

Los Angeles Times

Tourism campaign spells Brecon as 'Breacon' on US poster
BBC News
A £25m tourism promotion aimed at enticing visitors to the UK has apologised for a spelling mistake on one of its posters. A poster on a New York subway train for the latest campaign of GREAT, Britain's biggest ever tourism drive, misspelt Welsh beauty ...

BBC News

Train travel remains among safest
Hamilton Spectator
“It's certainly one of the safest modes of travel,” said David Jeanes, national president of Transport 2000 Canada, a public advocacy group. “You're still safer boarding a passenger train then getting into your own car to drive somewhere.

Travel dilemmas: What's the culprit in jet lag?
Sacramento Bee
Why some people suffer horribly from jet lag and others do not (I, thankfully, fall in that latter category) is not really known, said Dr. Charles D. Ericsson, head of travel medicine and a professor of medicine at the University of Texas Medical ...

Hotwire Reveals February 2012 Travel Savings Indicator
MarketWatch (press release)
Using extensive pricing research to cover the three most popular travel products, the report helps guide travelers to the best destinations to maximize their travel dollars each month. "Travelers shouldn't rule out the idea of a winter vacation.

Mississippi Gulf Coast tourism leaders move toward compromise as they seek a ...
Washington Post
Leaders of various tourism-related interests on the Mississippi Gulf Coast say they are making progress toward an agreement on a single regional tourism marketing organization. No formal agreement was reached during a meeting Friday in Biloxi as ...

Tragedy strikes Israel's London-based tourist office
An employee at Israel's London-based tourist office accused a superior of sexual harassment. But the Tourism Ministry apparently didn't handle the complaint properly. A few weeks ago, the complainant took her own life. By Gidi Weitz A few weeks ago, ...


'Birth tourism' pains Canada
Winnipeg Free Press
Citizenship and Immigration Canada is poised to crack down on so-called "passport babies" or "birth tourism" -- the practice of travelling to Canada to give birth so that child can have Canadian citizenship -- as a media report out of China reveals a ...

Where To Go Now & How Guide: Travel-Ticker Announces Top 5 Destinations for Spring
MarketWatch (press release)
To form the list, Travel-Ticker.com experts look at local trends like weather and tourist traffic, as well as entertainment options, cultural experiences, and the available deals in each locale. "Spring is the time that many folks begin to emerge from ...

PhoCusWright Reports US Mobile Travel Bookings to Top $8 Billion by 2013
MarketWatch (press release)
SHERMAN, CT, Feb 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Distribution is just one of numerous opportunities that mobile creates for travel organizations. But for many executives, the true test of mobile's influence is simple: show me the money.

Travel guru Steves to give talk on European adventures
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
"In truth, Europeans find it amusing how afraid Americans are of traveling in their countries, when in truth it's safer to travel in Europe than it is in the US" But Steves doesn't sweat the insecurities of Americans about the possible perils of travel ...

Walt Disney World Resort Update
USA TODAY (blog)
"I just can't believe somebody out there thought it was a good idea to pick up where the school bullies left off and shame kids on their vacation.… There's no doubt in my mind that overweight and obese kids going through this exhibit are leaving ...

Sennheiser Improves Mobile Travel Line®: Successful High-End Wireless Headsets ...
Sacramento Bee
The new MM 450-X and M 550-X combines the latest Apt-X® technology for superb sound with a long list of premium features that make the headsets a blast to listen, talk and travel with. Why settle for less than the best, when you're on the move?

Long dormant Queens tourism group is revived
New York Daily News
By Irving Dejohn / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Queens business leaders, who are reviving the Queens Tourism Council gather on the roof of the Z Hotel in Long Island City. They are: Front row (l. to r.), Seth Bornstein, executive director of the Queens Economic ...

New York Daily News

Travel claims on a voyage to easier access for customers and partners
The Australian
COVER-MORE Travel Insurance chief information officer Tom Roche is on a journey to create hassle-free interactions for customers and partners. Building additional services and boosting accessibility are behind the leading travel insurers' key IT ...

Ottawa Tourism Launches JUNO Awards Getaway Deal
Music Indistry News Network
Ottawa Tourism has launched a JUNO Awards Getaway package that includes overnight accommodation options as well as the option to purchase tickets to the 2012 JUNO Awards, to be held Sunday, April 1 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa.

SM Entertainment to start a travel agency business
By mintpepsi
Korea's leading entertainment agency SM Entertainment will start a travel and tourism business. On February 27th, SM Entertainment released a statement saying, “SM Entertainment has acquired a travel agency specializing in Hawaii called, ...

Staying in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan | Travel Wire Asia
By Natasha von Geldern
It's easy to arrange a yurt stay in Kyrgyzstan through the excellent Community Based Tourismscheme, which has offices in many towns and villages. Tags: Asia travel, Central Asia travel, Kyrgyzstan travel, Kyrgyzstan yurt stay, staying in a yurt ...
Travel Wire Asia

iPad Travel Book A Unique, Epic Adventure | WebProNews
By Mike Tuttle
LOS ANGELES to BUENOS AIRES, a 1200 page iPad travel book, perhaps the most ambitious project of its kind. It is available in the form of a Universal App for Apple's iOS devices. The “Short Cut” edition of the book covering the Mexico and ...
Expert Articles - WebProNews

Business Casual: Travel, Travel, Travel! – Fashionista: Fashion ...
By Hayley Phelan
A colossal part of business school I've yet to cover is the travel. At least in my program, there weren't a ton of opportunities in my first semester. We were all busy meeting hundreds of new friends, exploring our new city of Boston and trying to ...
JustLuxe: Is Jet Set Surgery The New Luxury Travel Trend?
By JustLuxe
Variations on medical tourism are also becoming popular. Some extremely wealthy patients are said to be bringing their surgeon and a friend with them, to a costly six-figure procedure when you total the costs of the procedure, plane tickets, resort stays and other travel expenses for the medical travel. Another variation is being ... Despite the risks, many people are happy to have their plastic surgery performed while on vacation and the industry continues to grow. After all, if you can ...
Health on Huffington Post

Shutter Sisters - home - Accidental Tourist
By Shutter Sisters
Accidental Tourist. As photographers we often find ourselves looking through our lenses like tourists, seeing the world around us with fresh eyes, documenting everything that's new. Even what we're familiar with can be captured through a new ...
Shutter Sisters

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