Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New dark tourism sites open all over the world; Mexico's Acapulco resort takes a dive over drugs war; Ten Time-Lapse Videos

New dark tourism sites open all over the world | Gadling.com
By Jessica Festa
For those who are unfamiliar with the term, "dark tourism" refers to visiting sites associated with grief, tragedy, or death. While some people may debate the ethics of visiting these types of sites, they often provide educational, enlightening, and ...

Mexico's Acapulco resort takes a dive over drugs war
BBC News
By Rajan Datar and Jayne Douglas Acapulco was once the haunt of the rich and famous, but recently it has struggled to attract visitors as Mexican tourism suffers from bad publicity because of the country's drug wars. "This wave is good, ...

BBC News

Travel the World With These 10 Time-Lapse Videos
By Christine Erickson
You don't need a passport to travel around the world -- you can travel the world right at home with these time-lapse videos. ...
Mashable » Video 

3 killed after avalanche near Washington ski resort
Fox News
Well-equipped and familiar with the terrain, about a dozen expert skiers were making their way through a foot-and-a half of fresh snow when an avalanche hit them in an out-of-bounds area near a popular Washington ski resort. Three men were killed ...

Fox News

3 skiers killed in Wash. avalanche; 4th survived
CBS News
Ajai Sehgal, with King County Search and Rescue, works at a staging area near Stevens Pass ski resort in Skykomish, Wash., near where three skiers were killed in an avalanche Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. The avalanche swept the three skiers about a ...

Four dead in avalanches at Stevens and Snoqualmie passes
The Seattle Times
Separate avalanches claimed four lives on Sunday: three skiers in an out-of-bounds area near the Stevens Pass ski resort and a snowboarder in an out-of-bounds area of The Summit at Snoqualmie. Ajai Sehgal, with King County Search and Rescue, ...

The Seattle Times

Avalanche kills 3 in Washington state
Chicago Sun-Times
AP February 20, 2012 10:32AM King County Sheriff's officers and other emergency officials work along Highway 2 near Stevens Pass ski resort in Skykomish, Wash., near where three skiers were killed in an avalanche Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.

Skier who survived avalanche thanks backpack
New York Daily News
By Meena Hart Duerson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS King County Sheriff's officers and other emergency officials work near Stevens Pass ski resort where three skiers were killed in an avalanche Sunday. Elyse Saugstad, pictured at the Xtreme freeride contest in ...

New York Daily News

Canadian travel abroad hits 18 year high in December: StatsCan
Toronto Star
The surge in Canadian travel is also well known to Ellen Tucker, who chairs the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies. Tucker – who owns a travel agency in Saint John, NB – says she's seen rising demand for short bus tours of one or more days ...

Travel firms dump Kingfisher Airlines; KFA pulls out inventory on many travel ...
Economic Times
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Kingfisher Airlines faced the combined wrath of passengers and the government as the fifth day of flight cancellations on Monday prompted travel firms to shut their doors on the airline, snapping a key lifeline and dimming prospects ...

Avalanches kill three in Washington state ski resorts
The Guardian
An avalanche near a popular ski resort in Washington state killed three people Sunday, and all those initially reported as missing have been accounted for, a resortofficial said. John Gifford, general manager at the Stevens Pass ski area, ...

The Guardian

Independent Scotland 'may need passport controls at the English border'
The UK is outside of the European free travel area and is determined to remain so, a decision that means citizens from other EU countries are still subject to passportchecks at UK borders. But Mr Lidington said a separate Scotland would have to ...


3 dead in Washington avalanche
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Three people were killed Sunday in an avalanche near a ski resort in Washington state, officials with the King County Sheriff's Office said. Spokeswoman Katie Larson said several groups of skiers were caught in the deadly ...

Thai Tourism Sector Must Face, Not Dismiss, the Threat of Terrorism
But in their bungled attempts at damage control, Thai government officials and tourism executives are doing even more damage to Thailand's reputation than the bombers ever could. Before police had finished combing through the wreckage of the rented ...

Stevens Pass avalanche victims remembered for their energy, passion
The Seattle Times (blog)
The Stevens Pass community is still in shock over the deaths of Chris Rudolph, Jim Jack and John Brenan, said John Gifford, the resort's general manager. Rudolph was the resort's marketing director, Jack was a Freeskiing World Tour head judge who often ...

Avalanche near popular ski resort in Washington state kills three
New York Daily News
AP The avalanche happened in an out-of-bounds area on the back side of the Stevens Pass ski resort in Washington state. STEVENS PASS, Wash. - Three skiers were killed Sunday when an avalanche swept them about a quarter-mile down an out-of-bounds canyon ...

New York Daily News

Travel Channel's 'Bizarre Foods America' makes a Detroit stop
Detroit Free Press
On tonight's episode of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods America," host Andrew Zimmern will visit a variety of Detroit restaurants hoping to give the nation a taste of the city's unique and authentic flavor. Some of the places and dishes scheduled ...

International travel hits 18-year high: StatsCan
The figures mark the first time since March 1994 that monthly travel abroad exceeded five million trips, suggesting that Canadian wanderlust is alive and well. By comparison, StatsCan reports that Canadians made 1.5 per cent fewer trips outside the ...


Scotland may need passport control
The Press Association
Scotland may have to establish passport controls at the English border if it votes for independence, the UK's Europe Minister has said. David Lidington said Scotland would not necessarily inherit the UK's opt-out of the Schengen Agreement which permits ...

Robbery highlights wealth, travel of Supreme Court justices
Kansas City Star
By DAVID G. SAVAGE AND IAN DUNCAN WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer was at his Caribbean vacation home late in the evening one recent Thursday when a man wielding a machete cut his way through a screen door, walked into the living ...

Fatal avalanches
The Seattle Times
Three experienced skiers and a snowboarder were killed in separate avalanches around noon Sunday — one in an out-of-bounds area at the Stevens Pass ski resort and the other in or near an out-of-bounds area at Alpental near Snoqualmie Pass.

Expert skiers killed by avalanche in Washington state
BBC News
Three expert skiers have died in an avalanche near a ski resort in the US state of Washington. Rescuers were sent to an out-of-bounds area near Stevens Pass resorton Sunday around noon local time (20:00 GMT). One woman swept down the mountain survived ...

BBC News

Stevens Pass avalanche kills three
The group was descending a popular route outside the resort boundary accessed via a 10-minute hike from a backcountry gate off the top of the Seventh Heaven chairlift. The avalanche was triggered about noon by one of the skiers who perished in the ...


3 dead in Wash. avalanche
CBS News
King County Sheriff's officers and other emergency officials work along Highway 2 near Stevens Pass ski resort in Skykomish, Wash., near where three skiers were killed in an avalanche, Feb. 19, 2012. (Erika Schultz,AP Photo/The Seattle Times) STEVENS ...

Las Vegas Resort Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Four Days of Events
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
AP source: Manny Ramirez close to signing with A's 02.20.12 The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa invites guests to experience the Luck of the Irish from March 14-17 with drink specials, live music and more. St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, ...

Post-tornado tourism map reopens wounds
Chicago Tribune
While the community struggles to rebuild, a flap is playing out on Facebook over a map created by the local tourism agency that points out-of-towners to hard-hit areas in the tornado's path. Some residents in this city of about 50000 are upset by the ...

Official: Wash. slide swept up 4 skiers, killed 3
The Seattle Times
Authorities say an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort swept four skiers 1500 feet down a mountain, killing three of them. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Authorities say an avalanche near a Washington state ...

Australian travel industry must adapt for more tourists from China
The Australian
100 million outbound tourists expected in China Tourists "spend a great deal when on holiday" Chinese visitor boom gives Aussie tourism hope THE Australian travel industry must adapt to meet the coming boom in the outbound market from China.

Three skiers killed in Washington avalanche
AP Image Credit: AP King County Sheriff's officers work along Highway 2 near Stevens Pass ski resort in Skykomish, Washington, near where three skiers were killed in an avalanche on Sunday. Stevens Pass, Washington: Three skiers were killed on Sunday...


Deadly Avalanche Rumbles Near Wash. Ski Resort
by AP Three skiers were killed Sunday when an avalanche swept them far down an out-of-bounds canyon at a popular resort, but a fourth skier caught up in the slide was saved by a safety device, authorities said. The four were among three groups of ...

Travel Notes, Azerbaijan | English Russia
By ok4u2bu
We are in Baku, the city of contrasts. The city today is a huge construction site where they build skyscrapers and interchanges, as well as reconstruct old Soviet five-storeyed buildings. Baku has combined nice architecture and good food.
English Russia

Architizer Blog » Travel To Tatooine
By smedina
It's less than four short months till summer, and what better way to pass the last couple weeks of winter planning your dream vacation to Tatooine! While the Outer Rim is only a figment of the Bearded One's imagination, Tatooine is actually ...
Architizer Blog

kew focus: Southport's Tourist Information Centre
By Councillor Mike Booth
I know that it is stating the obvious, but Southport is a leading coastal tourist resort. In a recent survey Southport was highlighted as the 8th most important resort in the UK having 5300 people in employment directly supported by tourism. This placed the town higher than Scarborough and Eastbourne. Thankfully closure of the ... The town is now classed as World's Friendliest Resort for Group Travel. We would not have even been nominated for the award if a tremendous amount of hard...
kew focus

Travel Tip: Use Wired Internet instead of WiFi
By Terry White
Terry White talks about a recent experience getting much faster internet service through the hotels wired network as opposed to their WiFi network.
Terry White's Tech Blog

Bipolar travel: going abroad without going into crisis ...
By purplepersuasion
My concerns about travel, however, continue to niggle on. The one thing all the books and websites about bipolar seem uniformly agreed upon is that long-distance travel is bad news. It's taken me a lot of internet searches to feel that I have a ...

Ming-Tang Hot Spring Resort / CT Design | ArchDaily
By Victoria King
Architect: CT Design + Cooperation Team Location: Bazhou City, Hebei Province, China Site Area: About 12 hectares at the first phase Investment: About.

Etihad Airways honours Kuwait travel industry | Etihad Airways ...
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has paid tribute to travelagents in Kuwait at a gala dinner at the Kuwait Marriott Hotel. The event recognised the Kuwaiti...
Air Travel Consumer Report (January-December 2011) « Full Text ...
By fulltextreports
Air Travel Consumer Report (January-December 2011). February 20, 2012. Air Travel Consumer Report (January-December 2011) (PDF) Source: U.S. Department of Transportation The Air TravelConsumer Report is a monthly product of the ...
Full Text Reports...

Where the Powerful Travel – Top Presidential Vacation Destinations ...
By Matt Long
Well, Presidents are human too and need vacations just like anyone else. Not all Presidents have liked to travel, but those who did tended to do so in style. Here are some of my favorite Presidentialvacation destinations. Sacre-Coeur Paris ...

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