Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mexico sets tourism mark despite drug violence

Mexico sets tourism mark despite drug violence
Los Angeles Times
Tourism also got a boost from Mexican travelers, who registered 167 million visits to tourist spots. The total of Mexican and foreign tourists was 2% higher than for 2008, which had been the best year on record. The number of air travelers from the ...

Polish sea resort poll rejects nuclear plant
The emergence of Gaski on the PGE shortlist caught local authorities and citizens by surprise, with some 90 percent of them earning their living from tourism, Roszak-Pezala said. "People are very determined not to have the nuclear plant here," she told ...

Tourism Cities to Be Built At the Coast and North Kenya
By Peter Leftie, 14 February 2012 Kenya has set out an ambitious project to build three tourism resort cities at the Coast and in the North in the next two years to boost the industry. Toward this end, the government is dispatching a team of experts ...

Upscale Arizona Resort Joins Wyndham Portfolio
MarketWatch (press release)
The full-service property is the third hotel in Arizona to fly the Wyndham(R) flag, joining sister properties Wyndham Green Valley Canoa Ranch Resort in Green Valley and Wyndham Garden Hotel Prescott in Prescott. It is also the first in the state to ...

UK tourism authorities scale down Olympics expectations
Britain received around 250000 UAE tourists last year, an increase of about five per cent over 2010, and tourism promotion authorities are expecting a small five per cent increase on that number this year, according to Carol Maddison, the UAE manager ...

Birth tourism on the upswing
Saipan Tribune
They also carry photos of some Saipan apartments/housing rentals where clients could stay, some Saipan tourist spots, links to CNMI and federal agencies' websites, and a list of benefits of having a US citizen baby, among other articles.

Record high tourism offers some relief for recession-hit
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal saw record high tourism last year, lifting hotel revenues to their highest since 2008 in a positive sign for the recession-hit, debt-laden economy, data showed on Monday. While the recession prompted some hotels and ...

Tourism road projects eyed for Western Visayas
BusinessWorld Online Edition
ILOILO CITY -- A total of 34 road projects leading to top tourist destinations in Western Visayas have been proposed for inclusion in a tourism infrastructure program. Helen J. Catalbas, Department ofTourism (DoT)-Region 6 acting director, ...

Selling Timeshares, Inc. Redesigns Resort Directory To Help Timeshare Owners ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Selling Timeshares, Inc., a licensed real estate brokerage who specializes in timeshare resale, now offers a new resort directory on their website. Timeshare buyers can now compare club locations and amenities at a glance to help get the best price or ...

Tourist operators call for longer backpacker visas
ABC Online
ELEANOR HALL: The Australian Tourism Export Council is calling on the Federal Government to allow backpackers on working holiday visas to extend their stay by a year, if they spend three months working in the tourism in regional Australia.

Passport Day in the USA 2012
Buffalo Rising
If you had told me that I'd be writing about US Passport Day a week ago I wouldn't have believed you. Then, as chance would have it, my wife and I were invited to a wedding out of the county (not Canada), and I realized that my passport had expired...

New Stay Here, Fly There Promotion Offers Companion Tickets Plus $100 Credit ...
MarketWatch (press release)
With the Stay Here, Fly There package at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center, you'll receive a complimentary companion airline ticket for a future flight, making it easier to get away together again.

Tourism boss refutes 'atrocious service' claim by wind farm agent
Borders Today
It is not small-scale wind farms which are detrimental to tourism in the Borders, but “atrocious service, poor accommodation and ... the massive litter problem”. That is the publicly stated view of Dr John Bell, a research physicist, who is currently ...

Iran's foreign tourist arrivals continue to increase
Tehran Times
Seyyed Hassan Mousavi, the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, pointed out that based on factors defined by World Tourism Organization, Iran has attracted 3.2 million foreign tourists during the current Iranian year ...

Officials say local tourism rebounding
Tampa Bay Newspapers
By SUZETTE PORTER CLEARWATER – Tourism is up in Pinellas County, and that makes members of the Tourist Development Council very happy. In a series of reports presented Jan. 8, the numbers show reason for optimism that the lull is over and visitors are ...

Tampa Bay Newspapers

NSW man found dead at Japan ski resort
Sydney Morning Herald
An Australian has died while on a skiing trip with friends at a popular resort in Japan. The body of David Fitzpatrick, 45, was found in Niseko on Sunday after he apparently disappeared while walking home late at night from a bar.

One&Only Announces Their Newest Resort in Sanya, China
It's only been just over a year since the last One&Only resort opened in Dubai, but luxury hotel guests won't have to wait that much longer for a new place to call their One&Only. This morning, the One&Only Sanya on the Hainan island of China was ...


EDA Considers Expanding Tourism and Tech Zones
The Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority is reviewing this morning the Tourism and Technology zones to see if there can be modifications. One proposed change would allow the city manager to approve incentives worth up to $100000 without City ...

Fire Destroys Ski Resort in Western Pennsylvania
By Bob Rovnanik, Internet Content Director - email A major fire completely destroyed a ski lodge at a popular resort in Western Pennsylvania. Crews were called to the Mystic Mountain Lodge at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County around 8 pm ...

Tourism groups claim Homecoming 2010 drew hundreds of thousands to province
MetroNews Canada
Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg are proclaiming their joint Manitoba Homecoming 2010 initiative a success in Winnipeg and across the province. According to figures recently released from Statistics Canada Winnipeg saw 2.8 million visitors in ...

Auckland NZ's tourism hotspot
Auckland stuff.co.nz
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development manager of tourism Jason Hill was pleased with the growth. "For the last two years Auckland has shown near-continuous improvement in visitor numbers. "Rugby World Cup was an obvious driver for...

Auckland stuff.co.nz

No passport services during city hall move
LAS VEGAS -- It's moving day at Las Vegas City Hall -- and that's going to leave residents who need a passport out of luck for a little while. The city is beginning the process of moving into the new city hall for the next two weeks and passport ...

Cambridge man dies in snowboarding accident at Jay Peak Resort in Vermont
By Alexander C. Kaufman, Globe Correspondent A 29-year-old Cambridge man died in a snowboarding accident at Jay Peak Resort in northern Vermont Saturday, resort officials said today. Sylvan Walton had just cleared the steepest, most difficult part of a ...

Pinoy officials to promote PHL tourism at Turkey Fair
GMA News
Turkish travel agencies invited the Philippine government to promote its tourist destinations in the "Travel Turkey Izmir 2012 Tourism Fair and Conference" from December 6 to 9 this year, a news release of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs ...

Research and Markets: Greece Tourism Report Q1 2012
Greece Tourism Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, tourismassociations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Greece's tourism industry.

On Book Tourism [Bookrageous] | The Book Lady's Blog
By Rebecca Joines Schinsky
I've written before about how I love to visit bookstores when I travel, and I know I'm not alone. For this new episode of the Bookrageous Podcast, Josh and Jenn.
The Book Lady's Blog

John condemns Salisbury tourist attack | Dominica News Online
By admin
The parliamentary representative for the Salisbury constituency, Hector John, has condemned the recent attack on a tourist couple who were badly beaten up by unknown assailants. On Saturday two guests of the Tamarind Tree Hotel in ...
Dominica News Online

The Bookstore of Last Resort « The Scholarly Kitchen
By Joseph Esposito
The bookstore of last resort is an online venue where you can purchase any book that has been offered for sale in recent years, even if you make that purchase years from now. It is a from-this-moment-on archive and preservation service for ...
The Scholarly Kitchen

Casa Marina Resort Wedding by Aubrey Joy Photography | Style Me ...
By Emilia Jane
I have to admit that a couple-crush for this bride and groom is going on in full effect over here! They are fun, free-spirited and full of killer style that.
Style Me Pretty : The Ultimate...

Key West Tourist Claims Adult Massage Parlor Overcharged By ...
By willmcguinnesscbs
A Massachusetts man is sore today after he was charged $9000 for a $500 shoulder massage.
CBS Tampa

Notorious drug baron caught using Ghanaian Diplomatic Passport in ...
By VibeGhana
The Federal Police Department of Brazil has established that a notorious Ghanaian drug baron, Raymond Kwame Amankwah, who is serving a 14-year prison term at the Provisional Detention Centre at Caucaia in Brazil for drug trafficking, ...

Centara to open second Maldives resort in 2012 | Rus Tourism News
By Nadezda Basyrova
Centara Hotels & Resorts will open its second property in the Maldives in late 2012, the Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa, set on Giraavaru Island in North Male Atoll just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport. The new resort ...
Rus Tourism News

“Human Zoo” Tourism Sparks International Outrage | BabalĂș Blog
By Carlos Eire
Human Zoo” Tourism Sparks International Outrage. At last, human rights groups have called for a boycott of “human zoo” tourism. The press.
BabalĂș Blog

Highlighted Job | Club Getaway - Resort Sales & Reservations ...
By CoolWorks
Club Getaway, a Sports and Adventure Resort in the Berkshire Mountains of Kent, Connecticut is looking for a Sales & Reservations person. Candidate should have strong prior phone sales experience, computer skills and be able to multi task ...
Jobs On Water - CoolWorks.com...

Napa hotel projects a sign of expanding tourism sector – North Bay ...
By Dan Verel, Business Journal Staff Reporter
The southern portion of Napa County near Airport Park is counted separately, where another project, a Mantalcino Resort Hotel, has been approved for a 379-room property. Clay Gregory. The projects are further proof that the tourism sector is ...
North Bay Business Journal

Germany: International Tourism Bourse (ITB) | Africa Report
By Africa Report
With a population burgeoning on 4 million, Berlin is perfectly poised to host an event as big as the International Tourism Bourse 2012.
Africa Report

Oil and gas industry can fuel tourism industry – Minister Ali ...
By Stabroek staff
For the first quarter of this year, the projected tourist arrival rate in Guyana is 6% beyond that of last year, and acting Minister of Tourism Irfaan Ali said this would mostly be accounted for from the advancement of the oil and gas industry.
Stabroek News

LAX facing head wind in international travel - Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles International Airport is lagging well behind other big-city U.S. airports in the contest to attract highly prized foreign travelers at the levels seen before ...

Jonathan Glancey's passport to the planet | Art and design | The ...
He has 'Give this man every assistance' written in his travel documents – and as the Guardian's architecture critic for 15 years Jonathan Glancey has travelled ...

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