Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tourism and Cultural Preservation Walk Hand-in-Hand

Tourism and Cultural Preservation Walk Hand-in-Hand
The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer
“Tourism is a thread which connects all cultures and people. As we travel, explore and discover, this common thread pulls closer together,” he said. Tourism Week does not exist solely to celebrate the economic side of the tourist industry, ...

The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

North Korea Recruits New Yorkers to Revive Resort Where Troops Shot Guest
Bloomberg
Enlarge image North Korea Hires Firm to Lure Tourists to Shuttered Resort North Korea Hires Firm to Lure Tourists to Shuttered Resort Korea Pyongyang Trading USA, a New York-based liquor importer, is working on a plan to attract travelers to Mount ...

Bloomberg

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa(R) Receives AAA Four-Diamond Status for 15th ...
MarketWatch (press release)
MILWAUKEE, Feb 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Marcus(R) Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation /quotes/zigman/233011/quotes/nls/mcs MCS -2.68% , today announced that the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wis. has received AAA ...

The Biggest Loser Resort - Niagra to Open May, 2012
TVbytheNumbers
February 10, 2012 – NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Fitness Ridge Worldwide, the parent entity of The Biggest Loser Resort, today announced that it will open its third destination resort location this spring in western New York.

TVbytheNumbers

Mexico tourism minister defends troubled country
CTV.ca
(Kevin P. Casey / Mexico Tourism Board) Still stinging from reaction to the latest violent attack on a Canadian tourist in Mexico, officials there are launching a campaign to convince potential visitors their worries are unfounded.

CTV.ca

Global Specialty Tourism Sector is Poised for Steady Growth, According to New ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global outlook on the Specialty Tourism Industry. World specialty tourism market is poised for steady growth, driven by recovering global economy, increasing consumer confidence, and expansion in various ...

Tourism Ministry Working on Strategies to Maximise Opportunities
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service
With the tourist industry on a growth path, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the Ministry is now working on strategies to maximise the opportunities within the sector, for all Jamaicans to benefit.

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Maldives: Day after 'coup', the island resort on boil
Times of India
MALE: The ousted president of the Maldives, credited with bringing democracy to the Indian Ocean island resort, said on Wednesday he was forced out of power at gunpoint, prompting clashes between police and angry supporters.

Angry Donald Trump blasts plans for Scottish wind farm near his luxury golf resort
Washington Post
Trump also heaped praise on Salmond's government after it overruled local lawmakers who rejected the planned golf resort. The Scottish leader backed the golf course by claiming it would create hundreds of tourism jobs around the Aberdeenshire area.

Challenges from 'health tourism' going unrecognized
HealthCanal.com
The rise of medical tourism presents significant challenges for the NHS according to new work from academics at the Universities of Birmingham and York. They argue that policy makers have so far failed to address the implications health tourism has on ...

Tourism saturated – NTB
Namibia Economist
The Namibia Tourism Board CEO, Digu //Naobeb believes there is market saturation in the local tourism industry and supply is now outstripping demand as evidenced by the sluggish growth recorded in recent years. In an exclusive interview with the ...

Philippine tourism makes history, breaks record with foreign tourist arrivals ...
Asianjournal.com
Helped by gains in all regional markets, the Philippines eclipsed the previous 3.52-million record for foreign visitors set in 2010 with 3.917 million visitors last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reports. “When the industry exceeds expectations ...

From tourist attraction to ghost town in Libya
Al Jazeera
North Africa's most well-preserved Roman ruin used to be a bustling tourist attraction, but since the revolution Libya's Leptis Magna is now a ghost town. Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Leptis Magna.

Pandas will boost tourism to Calgary
Montreal Gazette
Tourism Calgary president and CEO Randy Williams greeted the pending news with enthusiasm. He said Tourism Calgary looks forward to working with the zoo to market the pandas, which will undoubtedly become a major tourist attraction.

'Birth tourism' heightens tensions between China and Hong Kong
thejournal.ie
ANTI-CHINA SENTIMENT has risen in Hong Kong over the past few months as the phenomenon of 'birth tourism' becomes more apparent and the semi-autonomous state asserts its own identity. In Hong Kong last year, nearly 33500 children were born to parents ...

Latvian 'Tourist' Detained for Stealing Diesel From Russian Pipe
Bloomberg
One of the men identified himself to the police as a tourist from Latvia, according to a statement posted on St. Petersburg-based Transnefteprodukt's website today. During the investigation, police and employees from two Transnefteprodukt units ...

Int'l passport must for haj pilgrims
Times of India
ALLAHABAD: Secretary State Haj Committee has informed that provision of international passporthas been made compulsory from this year. The committee also informed that the declaration of the application form for the people desirous of performing haj ...

Egypt struggles to recover tourism; investment
Wikinews
The long-term solution is to restore tourism and foreign investments but both are suffering because of the continuing unrest. The Sphynx was said to guard the city of Thebes by killing anyone who couldn't answer a ridddle. Egyptian tourism suffered ...

North Korean super-sized hotel, tourism experiment may signal slight opening ...
Washington Post (blog)
The government's focus, for now, is on the Mount Kumgang tourist resort near the demilitarized zone on the east coast. The park — with its abundant peaks, red pine trees, waterfalls, Buddhist temples, hiking trails and crystal-clear rivers — was ...

Booming Medical Tourism in India
Bradenton Herald
In the recent years, government support, low cost, improved healthcare infrastructure, and rich cultural heritage, have taken the Indian medical tourism to new heights. India has emerged as one of the world's most cost-efficient medical tourism ...

JK showcases tourism potential at SATTE
GreaterKashmir.com
New Delhi, Feb 10: Jammu and Kashmir government today showcased the tourism potential of the state at the South Asia Tour and Travels Exhibition (SATTE) in Pragati Maidan in Delhi today. The three-day exhibition was inaugurated today.

World class fitness resort comes to WNY
WIVB
JAVA CENTER, NY (WIVB) - A local corporation is making a big announcement about a new fitnessresort that could be a big boost to the local economy. Friday afternoon at the Hyatt in Buffalo, Snyder Corporation, the Buffalo based hospitality and ...

Lack of Snow Forces Virginia's Wintergreen Resort to Slash Jobs
First Tracks
Online Media Wintergreen, VA - Wintergreen Resort is Nelson County, Virginia's largest employer. Lean snowfall this ski season, however, has forced the resort to tighten its belt and one of its first cost-cutting measures is to reduce the size of its ...

First Tracks

Jamaica Tourism Threatened by Toxic Dump Fire
Gather.com
Think twice before getting on an airplane going anywhere near the capital town of Kingston or neighboring tourism destination Portmore. There's a toxic dump fire burning out of control near the capital which is threatening the life of anyone downwind.

Gather.com

Swedish businessmen hauled into court for Manhattan tourist sex assault
New York Daily News
Two Swedish e-commerce honchos appeared in a Manhattan court on sex assault charges Friday for allegedly attacking a 19-year-old tourist from Texas in a midtown hotel. Klarna co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Niklas Adalberth, 30, ...

New York Daily News

Burma 'struggling' with tourism boom | Democratic Voice of Burma
By NAY THWIN
Burma's tourism industry is struggling to cope with the influx of travellers and businessmen visiting the country, with hotels at bursting point and the government fearing humilitation if it is unable to accommodate an expected surge in numbers over the coming year. One plan mooted to cope with the increase is to expand ... Tourist numbers for this year have already passed 400000; in 2010, less than 800000 in total visited. Accompanying the boom has been a rise in hotel prices in ...
Democratic Voice of Burma

UNHCR | Refworld | South Africa: Asylum-seekers resort to border ...
Cite as, Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), South Africa: Asylum-seekers resort to border jumping, 9 February 2012, available at: 
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4f3503492.html[accessed 10 February 2012]. Disclaimer, This ...
UNHCR | Refworld | Latest Updates

Cape Town, Alone In Africa, Chases Gay Tourist Dollars | OSUN ...
By Online Editor 5
But no city in the country, or on the continent, has moved as aggressively as Cape Town to tap into “pink” tourism dollars, presenting itself as a model of tolerance and a magnet for international gay tourists. “The gay market is definitely one of ...
OSUN DEFENDER

Elder of Ziyon: Say goodbye to Egypt's tourism industry: 3 more ...
By Elder of Ziyon
Say goodbye to Egypt's tourism industry: 3 more kidnapped in Sinai. From Ma'an: Armed men kidnapped three Korean tourists and an Egyptian guide in St. Catherine in the southern Sinai on Friday, an Egyptian security official said. Maj. Gen.
Elder of Ziyon

Get to know Boulder like a tourist | CU Independent
By Natalie Proulx
Whether you've lived in Boulder for 20 years or two, chances are you've probably never seen the town like a tourist. Get a different perspective of our great town by spending your weekend on one of Boulder's many unique and exciting tours.
CU Independent

WTO paints promising picture for global tourism in 2012 - Stabroek ...
By Stabroek staff
The projection by the World Tourism Organization that global tourist arrivals will reach a billion this year signals a dramatic and remarkably quick recovery.
Stabroek News

Vivien Hoexter: Keeping New York City a Competitive Tourist ...
By Vivien Hoexter
However, what really distinguishes New York City from a tourist point of view - its competitive advantage -- is several hundred years of investment in the city's cultural and educational infrastructure. Did you know that Columbia University is the ...
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Passport Fraud Could Lead to Identity Theft | AllClear ID
The benefits of possessing a US passport make them extremely valuable to criminals and those illegally seeking citizenship.
AllClear ID

10 Super Strange Tourism Videos - Arts & Lifestyle - The Atlantic Cities
By Mark Byrnes
From small towns in America to entire nations in Asia, tourism boards provide the Internet with video gems (whether they mean to or not).
Latest Posts | The Atlantic Cities

Daily Snow Report 2/10/12 | Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog
By Ashley Smith
It's the start of the weekend and we are welcoming it with groomed runs, fresh corduroy and fantastic conditions thanks to Heavenly's high elevation.
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog

UK Passport Offices Cease In Person Apperances | Travel Visa Pro ...
By justin
The UK passport in Washington, DC has released an important announcement. As of March 5, 2012 the UK Embassy in Washington, DC will no longer accept in person submissions for any passportrelated functions. In order to cut costs and ...
Travel Visa Pro Blog

Stuttgart Tourist - Hotels, √úbernachtungen, Apartments, Kongresse ...
stuttgart-tourist.de ist die offizielle Touristik Webseite der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart und der Region Stuttgart. Unser Angebot umfasst Stuttgarter ...
www.stuttgart-tourist.de/en/index

Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort | Carowinds, Charlotte NC
Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort provides the perfect backdrop for your rustic outdoor family adventure!
www.carowinds.com/places.../carowinds-camp-wilderness-reso...

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