Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Israel OKs tourist center in tense Arab area

Israel OKs tourist center in tense Arab area
CBS News
"Israeli authorities have been changing the landscape with archaeological and tourism projects," Mizrahi said. "The idea is that Israelis will never give this up, by creating facts on the ground."

Israel | Silwan | Tourist Center | The Daily Caller
By InternAdmin
Israel OKs tourist center in tense Arab area | The center to be built in Silwan, an impoverished neighborhood next to Jerusalem's Old City. ... Tags: Israel, Silwan, Tourist Center.
The Daily Caller 

Fla. tourist board defends plans for massive bikini parade
Fox News
The Bay County Tourist Development Council, which came up with the idea to promote the area and get more tourists to the beach, is defending the event. They need at least 358 girls in bikinis to break Australia's Gold Coast record.

Worst case scenario: Resort deletes couple's wedding photos
Rachel Patrick's destination wedding at Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia was flawless, except for one little item: her wedding photos, which were taken by a hotel photographer, were missing in action. After a week passed, ...

Mexico Sets New Tourism Record
MarketWatch (press release)
14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SECTUR, The Mexican Ministry of Tourism revealed that 2011 was a record breaking year for tourism. 22.67 million international travelers visited Mexico in 2011; this represents an increase of 2 percent on 2010, ...

RWC tourist boost worth up to $340m
New Zealand Herald
Photo / Sarah Ivey The Rugby World Cup boosted tourist spending last year by about a quarter of a billion dollars, according to a study by the Ministry of Economic Development. The ministry said visitors for the Rugby World Cup spent about $390 million ...

House Tourism Committee Holds Waikiki Casino Bill
KITV Honolulu
HONOLULU -- A bill proposing a stand-alone casino and entertainment center draws overflow crowd at first hearing. The measure calls for a payment of cash up front to the state in exchange for a fast track opportunity for whoever secures the casino ...

Emaar profits soar on tourism boom
The National
Emaar Properties reinvigorated Dubai's battered property sector with a sharp rise in earnings that underscored the emirate's tourism-driven turnaround. The region's largest developer reported a 76 per cent increase in fourth-quarter profit after retail ...

The National

Austerity Tourism: Greek Travel Deals
"Tourism is Greece's number one source of revenue and they need cash," says David Lytle, editorial director at For flights leaving in the next two weeks, for instance, Delta Airlines, Swissair, Iberia and American Airlines all have ...

Tourism policy available online for public feedback
Draft of five year tourism policy launched online for feedback from general public and Minister ofTourism says policy is aiming toward responsible tourism. Minister of tourism, culture and environment Mario de Marco said the previous tourism policy ...

White Point Beach Resort redesign unveiled
The main building of the 83-year-old resort on Nova Scotia's South Shore burned down in November, destroying the dining room, kitchen and some guest rooms. The resortreceived more than 100 design ideas from visitors, employees and residents in the ...

Walt Disney World Resort Update
USA TODAY (blog)
Just weeks after her husband's policy speech on Main Street, USA in the Magic Kingdom, First Lady Michelle Obama appeared at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World on Saturday. Mrs. Obama's appearance was in conjunction with the ...

New curriculum for tourist guides in pipeline — Abg Jo
The Borneo Post
Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg who said this yesterday, added that the curriculum would give a second chance to individuals aspiring to be tour guides who had sat for and failed the Malaysian tour guide examination to be licensed.

Smartsave Expand Presence in US Tourism Market
Sacramento Bee
By Smartsave Smartsave, the leading discount voucher supplier for family days out and restaurants in the UK and Europe, are expanding their presence in the US tourism market. Leisure tourismcontinues to be a large business in the US, with an estimated ...

Resort officials react to death of Sioux Falls skier
Officials at the ski resort say that Heilman was skiing with friends. But she was alone when she collided with the support tower. Ski patrol quickly responded and Heilman was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she later died of her injuries.

Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort: Honors 4 employees
The Wilderness Hotel & Golf recently named Tracy Fuller, marketing manager, the resort “Manager of the Year”, and Steve Krause, security, the resort “Employee of the Year”. Each will get to select a vacation and $1000 as a thank you for a job well done ...

Alden Beach Resort Got a Makeover
By Leigh Armstrong The beach resorts are preparing for a heavy tourist season and the Alden BeachResort is looking to be a top contender. The Alden Beach Resort recently performed a $400000 makeover on their Gulf Front Suites, according to an article ...

BCTF funds: JSDC ponders end to funds for Buffalo City Tourism
Jamestown Sun
Board of Directors will recommend to local governments that the Buffalo City Tourism Foundation get $75000 in grants to distribute to nonprofits in 2013. The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors will recommend to local governments ...

Tourist facilities to be ready in six months
The Hindu
The government had released around Rs.2 crore for various works, including construction of parking lot, tourist information centre and installation of solar lighting and signages at Pulicat. A desalination plant at Thonirevu village and an over head ...

Governor Quinn Announces New Section on State's Tourism Web Site for LGBT ...
eNews Park Forest
One year after signing historic civil union legislation, Governor Pat Quinn today announced the launch of a new section of the state's official tourism website tailored toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) travelers.

Skyway Resort proposed for south side of bridge
WTSP 10 News
TAMPA, Florida- As the sun sets on the tranquil waters of Tampa Bay, one man is announcing big dreams for bringing dramatic changes to an area on the southern end of the Skyway Bridge. "I've never seen anything like it... I really haven't," said a very ...

Diamond Resorts International® Flamingo Beach Resort Receives the Golden ...
PR Web (press release)
Diamond Resorts International® (Diamond), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, continues to raise the standard and receives the Golden Hospitality certificate at Flamingo Beach Resort in St. Maarten for the successful ...
PR Web (press release)

Ski lodge a total loss
The entrance to the Sundial Lodge at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, was all that remained Monday after fire leveled the lodge Sunday evening. The rubble continued to smolder Monday morning.

Vermont's Award-Winning Twin Farms Boutique Resort Joins Relais & Chateaux
MarketWatch (press release)
On-site activities include hiking, biking, tennis, swimming, fly fishing, and canoeing; in winter theresort has its own private downhill ski slopes, trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as ice skating and sledding.

Marriott St Thomas Luxury Hotel Finishes Caribbean Wedding Venue
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort opens its stunning new St. Thomas wedding venue as part of a recent $48 million renovation. Couples looking for a wedding in St. Thomas should take note: a beautiful new wedding venue has just ...

Dozens take up Big Sky Resort's offer to book lodging, get free lift ticket ...
The Republic
AP Big Sky Resort in Montana says dozens of Epic Pass holders took up its offer of free skiing last month. Jones says the offer drew several people who had never visited before, and the resort spread its message that it has good snow this year.

China to get first One&Only resort in 2014 |
By McLean Robbins
The setting is just spectacular and I am very confident the resort will be well received by our many loyal One&Only guests and new guests alike," said Sol Kerzner, Chairman, Kerzner International. " Tufu Bay is an ideal location for this new luxe ...

European Public Policy Blog: Helping a Greek tourism revival
By bechikson
Amid Greece's gloom and doom, one sector is thriving - tourism. Both tourist receipts and the number of visitors rose by about 10 percent last year, even as the country's overall economy shrank by more than five percent. Tourism now accounts ...
European Public Policy Blog

Citizenship by investment - a passport for a price | SmartPlanet
By Charlie Osborne
The demand for a 'second passport' has resulted in citizenship being offered for 250k - but what are the advantages?
Smart Takes | SmartPlanet

Tourism meeting set for Feb. 24 - Tourism -
BILOXI -- Tourism officials will meet Feb. 24 to work out a plan that will create a single tourismpromotion agency for South Mississippi. ... of our interactive community, but please keep the discourse civil and refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, 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. Local » Blog Archive » Bike tourism workshop in ...
By pcroasdaile
The Chamber ought to be very interested in bike tourism, and this bridge is one of the keys to making it a reality. There's not enough recognition that the bridge and connectivity are what we need, nor are there enough people talking about it ... » Front Page

Caribbean News Now!: Guyana joins Amazon tourism sector
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana has been formally presented with the Tourism Circuit Manual of the Amazon Tourism Trail during a forum at the Guyana International Conference Centre that was organized by the Ministry of Tourism ...
Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Scottsdale: 33% off Montelucia Resort & Spa | Vacation Deals ...
Besides “graceful plazas and arcaded walkways,” the 35-acre Montelucia features “fountain-filled courtyards, garden terraces, and vistas of Camelback Mountain from the outsize suites.” Now until the end of April, resort is offering a three ...
Travel and Leisure Hot Travel Deals

Daily Snow Report 2/14/12 | Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog
By Kim McCune
Good Morning, Skiers and Riders! Happy Valentine's Day! Grab the one you love and head up to the highest elevation in Tahoe to enjoy 3”-6” of fresh powder! We will be operating 21 lifts accessing 62 trails of the freshest snowpack in the ...
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog

Momoiro Clover Z performs at Fukushima Spa Resort as a support live
By halicolipocky
On February 12th, five-member idol unit Momoiro Clover Z performed a support live at Fukushima SpaResort Hawaiian Dance for their reopening event. Just two summers ago, this idol group filmed the music video “Coco Natsu” (released ...

Rosen College Helps South African City Develop Tourist Attractions ...
By gkruckemyer
To help with the conceptual infrastructure, the municipality's executive mayor, Cllr Cathy Dlamini, has enlisted the help of tourism experts from UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality Management. “Ever since Mbombela had a taste of tourism with ...
UCF Today

York debates £1 per head per night tourist tax | UK news | guardian ...
York's Labour council cabinet is spending part of today's Valentine evening discussing whether to go for a 'tourist tax' – a levy of £1 a head per night from visitors ...

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