Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sprucing up Atlantic City goal of tourism plan

Sprucing up Atlantic City goal of tourism plan
The Associated Press
But when they're here, they experience only a tiny slice of the resort, sticking to the casinos and the Boardwalk, areas where they feel safe. People like Sherlock, a retired manufacturing manager, are at the heart of a redevelopment plan expected to ...

The Associated Press

With Hawaii Tourism Rebound, the New and Notable
ABC News (blog)
The Wall Street Journal reported tourism in Hawaii is back up to 2007 levels, good news for the island chain battered by a recession, significant air service reductions, two cruise ships leaving and a downturn in Japanese tourists reeling from the ...

ABC News (blog)

19-year-old dies in fall from Park City chairlift
CBS News
(AP) SALT LAKE CITY — A University of Utah student suffered a seizure before she fell from a chairlift at a Park City ski resort and died in an extremely rare case of a fatality on a properly functioning lift, authorities and industry officials said ...

Tourism Seen Adding $850 Billion With Obama's New Visas: Retail
San Francisco Chronicle
31 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomingdale's Chief Executive Officer Michael Gould is a fan of President Barack Obama's efforts to speed up tourist visas for Chinese and Brazilian shoppers. Doing so would create an "immediate" surge in retail sales as foreign ...

Mexican accused in tourist beating says he was forced to sign confession
Toronto Sun
Sheila Nabb, 37, was on vacation at the five-star resort with her husband when she was badly beaten earlier this month. (HANDOUT) Sheila Nabb and her husband Andrew are seen in this Facebook photo. Nabb was found beaten in the elevator of a five-star ...

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Announces Upscale Wedding Expo to the Emerald ...
Sacramento Bee
By Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort DESTIN, FL, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, named "Best of Weddings in 2012" by The Knot today announced The Modern Bridal Expo on Sunday, Feb. 19. from 12:30-4 pm The expo will be held ...

Tourism consultant gets local input
McCook Daily Gazette
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Kathy McKillip, Director for the Division of Travel & Tourism of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, met with area leaders Monday evening to gather information that would aid in the creation of a statewide tourism plan.

Lodge at Eagle Crest Joins Holiday Inn Resort Portfolio
Following the completion of renovations totaling $6 million, The Lodge at Eagle Crest and The Lodge at Running Y Ranch, two premier Oregon resort properties, will join InterContinental Hotels Group's Holiday Inn Resort portfolio in February.

Jesus statue near Whitefish ski resort can stay
KBZK Bozeman News
The statue is located on a small parcel of federal land within the Whitefish Mountain Resort permit boundary at Big Mountain in northwestern Montana. In a press release, Weber states that the permit is reauthorized for 10 years and is for the "display ...

Tourist bus turns over in Dominican Republic, killing driver, injuring 10 ...
Washington Post
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Officials in the Dominican Republic say a tourist bus has crashed down a hill, killing the driver and injuring 10 people, including seven from the United States. Local civil defense official Jacqueline Polonia says ...

Man who tried to rape tourist near police academy arrested
By Dina Aboul Hosn, Staff Reporter Dubai: A man who attempted to rape a British tourist in Sufouh two weeks ago was arrested despite the scarcity of leads provided, Dubai Police have announced. The woman was running in the area behind Dubai Police ...

Decision iced: Parks Canada wants more time to study Alberta glacier tourism
Winnipeg Free Press
Parks Canada has put off making a decision on a US company's proposal for a private, for-profittourist attraction in the scenic and environmentally sensitive Rocky Mountains. Brewster Travel Canada wants to build a 400-metre-long interpretive trail ...

Pa. Tourism Office turns to Foursquare to promote Groundhog Day
Now with the advent of social media, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office is hoping to bring the city and its beloved holiday into the global spotlight. Its tool: Foursquare, a location-based, mobile platform that uses brightly colored badges as incentives ...

Film, tourism groups court Virginia legislators
The Virginian-Pilot
By Kathy Adams With movie posters, popcorn and coffee, representatives of the state's film, tourismand hospitality industries this morning courted Virginia's legislators, as well as any under-caffeinated passersby. The industries' annual lobby day ...

Joplin's tourism bureau again taking heat over map
Joplin Globe
Mayor Mike Woolston said Monday that the city does not intend to make money off “disastertourism,” but that it will not turn away anyone who wants to see the recovery effort “and celebrate the success with us.” The Weather Channel on Sunday broadcast ...

Lake Louise Ski Resort is never the “Same old same old”
Calgary Herald (blog)
Well it wasn't the same old resort at all. I ran into Mike Moynihan, a farm kid from Gleichen, Alberta turned Sales and Marketing Manager for Ski Louise. When I said there is nothing new at the hill he suggested it was more than my skis stuck in a rut ...

Salazar, McDonnell to talk tourism — and drilling? — in Richmond
Washington Post (blog)
Robert F. McDonnell will hold a town hall meeting in Richmond Wednesday to talk up tourism and travel as a way to create jobs. But we'd guessed they might talk about offshore drilling. McDonnell (R), who has made offshore drilling one of his ...

Financial Times: Mexico Tourism Breaks Record with 1 Million International ...
MarketWatch (press release)
According to figures published by the tourism ministry, 1072180 foreign tourists visited Mexico in December 2011, 13 percent more than during December 2010. These 1 million visitors marked the highest figure ever recorded for the month of December, ...

'Outstanding' year for Hawaii's tourism industry
CBS News
(AP) HONOLULU — Hawaii is seeing a solid recovery in tourism with increases in both arrivals andtourist spending. State tourism officials said Monday that the islands welcomed 7284069 visitors last year, a 3.8 percent increase over 2010.

Perry Barr tourist kicked out of US over friend's joke tweets about 'digging ...
Birmingham Mail
by Duncan Gibbons, Birmingham Mail A BIRMINGHAM tourist was kicked out of the US – over her friend's internet jokes about “destroying America” and “digging up Marilyn Monroe”. Emily Banting's dream trip to Los Angeles turned sour when she was quizzed ...

Four Seasons Resort Maui Announces Unforgettable Events for 2012
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Four Seasons Resort Maui announces its Unforgettable Events program for 2012. Guests can book ahead to secure space in one of these "must do" programs ranging from athletic endeavors to culinary experiences. Last year's series of unique programs ...

Tourism is crucial to Delaware's economy
The News Journal
Then let's talk reality -- the reality of tourism. Tourism contributed $2.1 billion -- yes, billion -- to Delaware's economy in 2010. Over 7 million people visit our state every year. They splurge on shopping, dining, entertainment, ...

Major makeover restores Florida's beachfront Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island resort
A continuous $65-million renovation since 2006 has revitalized this grand beachfront resort, refurbishing all 445 rooms and suites, building a new spa and rebranding the dining scene. Jim Badenoch remembers how sleepy and secluded this section of ...

HTA: Continued Growth In Tourist Arrivals, Spending In 2011 ...
Honolulu -- An increase in the number of tourists and spending was seen in 2011, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Monday, January 30, 2012. - Most Popular Stories

Redjet, Tourism Ministry to collaborate on holiday package ...
By KNews
“This will be a start of a tourist initiative that will really put Guyana on the map and Redjet is delighted to be a part of this. Burns said that the future of tourism in the Caribbean, especially Guyana, depends on linkages between the airline ...
Kaieteur News

Caribbean News Now!: Letter: Tourism Matters
However, I hope readers will stop and consider for a moment and join with me in saluting all those involved in the tourism industry, who were working over Christmas and had to forgo that special time that many take for granted, to ensure our cherished visitors have the most memorable stay. ...According to Hilton, Chinese visitors to the United Kingdom spend an average of GBP202 per night (roughly BDS$640), which is more than the typical Russian, Arab or Japanese tourist.
Caribbean News Now! Daily Headlines

Nike Chosen Tour at Heavenly | Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog
By MeganH
Nike Snowboarding is about to blaze through town on their Chosen 2011/2012 Tour and Heavenly is the site of the Night Jam.
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog

Fairmont Mayakoba Resort | Riviera Maya Mexico | materialicious
By miguelfds
Life is sweet at the Fairmont Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, a luxury resort in the jungle surrounded by the Caribbean. Escape to this beautiful 6 star paradise immersed in the.

Florida Moves Tourism PR to Ketchum
By (Greg Hazley)
Visit Florida has engaged Ketchum for it tourism PR account, following an RFP process for the six-figure account. Read the full story (sub req'd) | Subscribe to O'Dwyer's. Posted by Greg Hazley in travel at 09:34 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0) ...
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8 Most Extreme Tourist Attractions
By The Huffington Post News Editors
8 Most Extreme Tourist Attractions: From kayaking with whales, to walking around the tip of the world's tallest ... Around ... CN Tower Unveils New Extreme Tourist Attraction - Business ... Lifestyle... Extreme Tourism: Main Text | Island Studies ...
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SA looks to grow Indian tourism market -
South Africa's world-renowned events and lifestyle offerings have proven to strike a chord with the Indian traveller who is eager to experience a unique and varied destination with a wide range of choices to suit every budget, says Tourism ... News Feed
Elephant Wallops Annoying Tourist Video
You've got to give the elephant credit here. He probably should've knocked the guy out for messing with his food, but he waited.

8 Most Extreme Tourist Attractions -
From kayaking with whales, to walking around the tip of the world's tallest tower, meet eight scary attractions that seduce the adrenaline seekers.

Mexican man admits to beating Canadian tourist | CTV News
A 28-year-old Mexican man confessed to brutally beating a Canadian tourist in the resort city of Mazatlan last week but said he did not intend to harm the woman ...

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