Thursday, February 2, 2012

UK tax threatens Caribbean tourism

UK tax threatens Caribbean tourism
BBC News
The region has seen a 16% drop in arrivals from the UK over the last five years which has had an impact on the local economy where it is estimated that one in nine people work in the tourist industry. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is joining the ...

BBC News

Tornado tourism: Should Joplin, Mo., mourn – or cash in?
Christian Science Monitor
Tornado tourism debate is dividing Joplin, Mo., scene of a devastating twister in 2011. Tornado tourism could promote the city's recovery, visitors bureau says. By Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press / February 1, 2012 This file photo from January ...

Christian Science Monitor

City's tourism offices merge
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago's annual tourism budget is $17.8 million. That pales by comparison to most other major cities. With an ambitious goal of attracting 10 million more visitors by 2020, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is merging two major tourism organizations to free up $1.3 ...

Religion news in brief
Fox News
Jesus at mountaintop ski resort in US allowed to stay after feds reverse statue's eviction HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A mountaintop Jesus statue can stay at a ski resort in the western US state of Montana — for now. The religious statue, which has been on ...

Chicago Tourism: Second to None
Chicago Reader
The folks who gave us the "Chicago: Second to None" campaign are about to become the only game in town for Chicago tourism efforts. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the city's tourism functions handled by the Chicago Office of Tourism and...

Chicago Reader

New Hyatt Gold Passport Promotion Brings Travelers One Step Closer to Their ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CHICAGO, Feb 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hyatt Gold Passport(R) announced today its new global promotion that will help travelers earn thousands of bonus points toward their next vacation. From now until April 30, 2012, Hyatt Gold Passport members will ...

Kelly McParland: Another tourist attack in Mexico. Round up the usual suspects
National Post (blog)
When Sheila Nabb was viciously beaten while vacationing at a luxury Mexican resort, we were treated to a campaign of reassurance about what a great place it is. Two million Canadians vacation there every year, and relatively few of them end up dead or ...

Isolated Peru tribe turns into tourist attraction
CBS News
"The place where they are seen is one of heavy transit" of river cargo and tourist passage, and so the potential for more violent encounters remains high, Soria said. That is compounded by culture clash. The Mashco-Piro live by their own social code, ...

Tourism plan aims to keep AC in game
Cherry Hill Courier Post
A state agency hopes a new development plan for the resort will make it cleaner, safer and more welcoming, unlike this strip club near a casino. / WAYNE PARRY/ASSOCIATED PRESS WAYNE PARRY | Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY — Friends have taught Larry ...

Sultan endorses eco-tourism projects
Khaleej Times
SHARJAH - His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has endorsed eco-tourism projects like the Mangrove Protected and Al Ghail Valley Project in Kalba and Wasit Protected Project in the city to ...

Aviemore Highland Resort ending High Life access scheme
BBC News
A pool at Macdonald's Aviemore Highland Resort could be used with the card. The company said this arrangement would end in March. Some residents in Aviemore are upset by the move. They said trips to the pool and gym would no longer be affordable for ...

BBC News

Foxwoods(R) Resort Casino Kicks off 20th Anniversary Celebration in a BIG Way
MarketWatch (press release)
MASHANTUCKET, Conn., Feb 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Since New Year's Day, FoxwoodsResort Casino has asked "How Big Can You Celebrate?" Now, North America's largest resort casino plans to commemorate its 20th Anniversary with its biggest celebration ...

Tourism is a Pollution free industry: Meira Kumar
Newstrack India
Citing Tourism as a pollution free industry, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today stressed on the need of boosting this industry multi-fold. "There is no pollution in this industry while other industries leave waste water, fumes, and other hazardous by ...

Newstrack India

Cotter Resort Developer Waited for Right Time
Arkansas Business Online
By Gwen Moritz Missouri commercial developer Steve Stinnett, a fly-fishing enthusiast whose family is from Baxter County, says he's been waiting for an economic upturn before starting construction on a new resort at Cotter. "I see a niche here, ...

Resort activity scores BIG at Travel Show
The Beacon
“Wow” was the way local Tourism Director Larry Fletcher put it. “We had many enticing visuals to attract people's attention, including a 20-foot by 40-foot backdrop,” said Fletcher. “We also had a lot of activities for kids and a wine tasting bar for ...

Iowa Tourism Industry Showcases what Iowa has to offer
Quad-Cities Online
Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa tourism supporters hosted the 23rd annual TourismShowcase for Legislators at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. More than 70 communities showcased their attractions, events and businesses to ...

Quad-Cities Online

Resort gets new owners
Flathead Publishing Group
Marina Cay Drive leads the way into the Marina Cay Resort. The new wood-sided condos sit to the left of the entrance and the older blue-sided condos occupy the right. Marina Cay Resort in downtown Bigfork changed hands for an undisclosed amount on Jan.

Tourism sector seen adding $850 billion with new visas
Bangor Daily News
By Ashley Lutz, Bloomberg News NEW YORK — 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 ...

Biking meets tourism
Sandy Post
15 will center on bicycling tourism in the Mount Hood area. Between the inaugural Barlow Road Ride scheduled for late August and the increasingly popular Sandy Ridge Trail System, the Mount Hood area is ripe for bicycling tourism.

Sandy Post

Tourist arrivals register robust growth in Jan
Himalayan Times
All the regions have shown positive growths in the first month led by the key tourist generating markets India and China, that recorded positive growth of 29.2 per cent and 107 per cent. In the SAARC region, arrivals from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka ...

UN okays Jigawa's Baturiya Sanctuary for international tourist
By adekunle
DUTSE:- As part of its effort to improve tourist attraction the United Nations has selected Baturiya Sanctuary in Jigawa state as an international tourist attraction sanctuary. The state commissioner of Commerce, Industries, and Tourism, Hajiya ...
Vanguard News

Tourism talks | Olive Press Newspaper Spain | News
By Eloise Horsfield (Reporter)
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo is meeting tourism chiefs in London to discuss issues including the UNESCO World Heritage status of Gorham's Cave.
Olive Press Newspaper Spain

Digital Music News - Why International Travel Still Sucks for ...
By paul
Why International Travel Still Sucks for Streaming Music Fans... Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by paul. It's sad, but when it comes to big overseas trips, streaming music still basically sucks. And from the perspective of an American, here's reason ...
Digital Music News

Qatar Tourism Authority serves up four day gourmet treat at third ...
Related content. Exclusive Preview: St Regis resort, Saadiyat Island » ... "The "Taste and Fun" festival has become a much anticipated community event in Doha," Qatar Tourism Authority Chairman Ahmed Al Nuaimi said. "Where else can ...
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Chile's Valle Nevado ski resort rolls out early-bird special | Gadling ...
By Laurel Miller
Valle Nevado, located 20 miles east of Santiago, is already the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 23000 acres of skiable domain. This year, during its June 22-October 2nd winter season, it has even more enticements to ...

Joplin Missouri Angered Over Talk Of 'Tornado Tourism'
By The Huffington Post News Editors
So when a local television report raised the possibility that tourist buses could be allowed to crawl through neighborhoods leveled by one of the deadliest tornados in American history, people swiftly responded with angry calls and emails.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

I Know a Tourist Trap When I See One - There, I Fixed It - Redneck ...
By Cheezburger Network
white trash repairs - I Know a Tourist Trap When I See One.
There, I Fixed It - Redneck Repairs

Tourism gold? Olympics set to lose Britain billions. | Ghanaian ...
By salome
Unwanted hotel rooms needlessly reserved for dignitaries by Olympic organisers will be a key factor in a tourism slump set to cost Britain billions this summer, top travel industry figures have warned. The organising committee for the London ...
Ghanaian Chronicle

Emanuel Begins Push To Increase Tourism « CBS Chicago
By Adam Harrington
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce plans Wednesday to streamline efforts to bring more tourists and conventions to the city.
CBS Chicago

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