Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hope for Future of Libyan Tourism in Sprawling Greek Ruins

Hope for Future of Libyan Tourism in Sprawling Greek Ruins ...
... promote them as a tourist attraction in the rural area where unemployment is high. ...encompassing education, tourism, archaeology and cultural preservation.

The Atlantic Resort & Spa Chooses Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as Exclusive In-Room Tablet ...
MarketWatch (press release)
1 mobile phone provider in the United States(1) and a leading supplier of Android tablets, announced that beginning today, AAA Four Diamond Award-winning The Atlantic Hotel Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. will equip more than 100 premium guest ...

Medical tourism in the UAE experiences growing pains
The National
DUBAI //While providers of private health care are gearing up to promote the country as a hub for medical tourism, health experts warn the efforts may be premature. Private-sector hospitals and medical centres in the capital and Dubai have reported an ...

The National

Iranian Bangkok bomb suspects 'partied' with women in Thai beach resort
New York Post
PATTAYA, Thailand -- Three Iranians suspected in a botched bomb plot targeting Israeli diplomats in Bangkok holidayed in the Thai resort of Pattaya just days before the blasts, an official said Friday. Meanwhile, a senior Thai police officer said ...

New York Post

Lift your game on Chinese tourism, says James Packer
The Australian
The billionaire chairman of gaming company Crown said investment in large-scale tourist attractions in Australia had been "modest" at best, and a more comprehensive strategy was now needed to tap the lucrative tourist market of the rising Asian tigers.

Cashing in on 'Lin-sanity' tourism
By Laura Bly, USA TODAY From "Lin and tonics" and "Lintinis" at Manhattan watering holes to Taiwanese tours featuring hard-to-get Knicks tickets at Madison Square Garden, some enterprising tourism promoters are hoping to turn NBA phenomenon Jeremy ...


Florida posts record tourism in 2011, up 4.4 percent
By Doreen Hemlock, Sun Sentinel Florida hosted a record 85.9 million visitors last year, up 4.4 percent from a year earlier and more than pre-recession levels, the state's tourism marketing agency said Thursday. The previous high was 84.5 million ...

Tourist arrivals increase
by 15.4 per cent in 2011 NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- Kenya's tourist arrivals rose by 15.4 percent to 1.26 million in 2011 compared to 1.09 million in the same period in 2010, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Tourism Minister Najib Balala said ...


Downturn hits tourist numbers
Irish Times
The number of visitors travelling to Ireland fell by 3 per cent in the last three months of 2011 as turmoil in the global economy affected tourism, new figures show. there were more visits made to Ireland last year than in 2010.

Irish Times

Florida tourism perks up year after BP oil spill
Orlando Sentinel
By Sara K. Clarke, Orlando Sentinel The state of Florida attracted a record number of visitors in 2011, according to Visit Florida, the state's publicly funded tourism-marketing agency. An estimated 85.9 million visitors came to Florida last year, ...

Chhattisgarh Tourism to unveil master plan by year-end
Hindu Business Line
The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board plans to come out with a tourism master plan for the next five years by the end of 2012. “The master plan would emphasise on a capacity building mechanism to support the local population, and ensure a sustainable model ...

Pa. resort open for skiing 5 days after lodge fire
(AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania resort has reopened its ski slopes five days after a massive fire destroyed its ski lodge. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has cleared the ruins of its Sundial Ski Lodge at Mystic Mountain and heated tents have been ...

Chinese Tourism - Lessons for the Country
Tourism is to China what agriculture and mining are to Zimbabwe. And the level of investment in the industry and the commitment by the Chinese government to preserve those sites that are key touristattractions told it all. At present China has 1 593 ...

Iranian suspects in Bangkok bombing 'partied in Thai resort before blasts'
Three Iranians suspected in a botched bomb plot targeting Israeli diplomats in Bangkok holidayed in the Thai resort of Pattaya just days before the blasts, an official said on Friday. "The three suspects stayed in different hotels in Pattaya," an ...

Airline collapse 'won't hurt Qld tourism'
The Australian
THE placement of Brisbane-based Air Australia into voluntary administration will have no great impact on Queensland's tourism, an industry leader says. The head of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Daniel Gschwind, says highly competitive ...

China Stocks: China International Travel, Harbin Pharmaceutical
The CSI 300 Index gained less than 0.1 percent to 2537.09. Tourism stocks: China International Travel Corp. (601888) (601888 CH), the country's largest tourism company by market value, rose 1.6 percent to 26.71 yuan. Emei Shan Tourism Co.

Nemacolin resort 'good to go'
Tribune Review
Skiers can glide down the slopes at Mystic Mountain today, five days after a fire destroyed the Sundial Ski Lodge at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County, a spokesman said. The charred rubble from the two-story lodge has been cleared, ...

Maldives tourism hit by negative reports
TTG Asia
This is affecting tourism.” According to Adheeb, visitors to the Maldives could be assured of safety due to the destination's “one island, one resort” concept. “No tourist or hotel has been harmed in Male,” he added. “Whichever side (of the conflict) ...

Dutch Prince Johan Friso Hurt In Avalanche In Austria's Lech Ski Resort
Sky News
Prince Johan Friso, the second son of Queen Beatrix, was rescued and flown by helicopter to Innsbruck university hospital after the incident in the western resort of Lech, Austria. Reports indicate that the avalanche was at least 30m wide when it hit ...

Sky News

Summit to Have Great Spin-Offs for Tourism
By Clemencia Jacobs, 17 February 2012 Namibia's tourism sector will benefit from great spin-offs should the country win the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit, therefore every Namibian should support the initiative, says Netumbo ...

Tourism Ireland campaign to attract rich tourists from Brazil and Russia
Irish Times
A STRATEGY to attract high-spending tourists from Brazil and Russia has been announced byTourism Ireland. The move is part of the programme for Government to develop marketing campaigns in emerging long-haul markets. The initiative is helped by a ...

£9m iris passport scanners scrapped
Aol Money
Targeted at foreign passport holders resident in the UK and regular travellers to the country, participants had to undergo a 15 minute registration to record the unique pattern of their iris, and repeat the process every two years.

For-Profit College Chiefs Unwind At Lavish Tahoe Resort
Huffington Post
They found it this week at the palatial Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort, a wonderland of gondolas, heated pools and upscale dining that is a city unto itself. The private four-day getaway marked the annual senior executive management seminar of the ...

Tourism Boom In Ifugao Province
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines — Tourism is a booming industry in Ifugao province, with tourist arrivals increasing yearly by 8 percent. Ifugao's major attraction is the 2000-year-old world-famous Banaue Rice Terraces, hand-carved into the mountains by ...

Scottsdale Wants Tourism Update
By (Greg Hazley)
Arizona desert tourism oasis of 230K residents, wants an agency to develop a five-year tourism plan to assess changes in the travel landscape since its last study in 2005. Read the full story (sub req'd) | Subscribe to O'Dwyer's. Posted by Greg ...
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Resort owners aim drowning reduction in Zambales » Nation ...
By By Anthony Bayarong
The Pundaquit Resort Owners Association, in cooperation with the Zambales Tourism Association, Surfers Association and the Local Government Unit of San Antonio, recently conducted a Lifeguarding Training through the Philippine Life ... - Breaking News

Tahoe Queen now offers waterborne ski shuttle service | Heavenly ...
By RachelRoberts
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog · Tahoe Queen now offers waterborne ski shuttle service. Lake Tahoe view. One of the many things I love about Tahoe is that there is never a shortage of things to do. Whether you're into skiing, shopping, ...
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog

Zhangjiajie Bright International Travel Service|
By Sanders000
Wangcheng County Lunar Ecological Farm Changsha the Wangcheng real Bridge Resort  the. Zhangjiajie Bright International Travel Service Zhangjiajie Zhang International Travel Zhangjiajie Holiday International Travel Service ... - Community for the...

EU Parliament To Study Benefits of EuroVelo and Cycling Tourism ...
By ecf_ed
The authors of the ground-breaking 2009 study The European Cycle Route Network, EuroVelo: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Tourism have been commissioned by the European Parliament to update their work.

Caribbean Tourism Industry holding its own: CTO | United Nations ...
By Florence Poblete-Enriquez
The Caribbean recorded a rise in tourist arrivals in 2011 when compared to 2010, and further growth is forecast for this year. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on Caribbean tourismarrival statistics and visitor spending, ...
United Nations Radio

Morocco Tourism - YouTube
Tourism in some parts of North Africa declined sharply during the Arab spring uprisings, but ...

Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle (Islamorada, FL ...
The entire resort was recently renovated and can boast the most desirable .... I will bring that subject up to some tourism officials in teh keys and see if there is an ...

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