Friday, February 3, 2012

US boosts passport fees, sets value of citizenship

US boosts passport fees, sets value of citizenship
Fox News
It's also getting more expensive if you want to keep your US citizenship and need a passport to prove it. The application fee for a passport is jumping by 27 percent, from $55 to $70 with a 100 percent increase, from $20 to $40, in the passport ...

Jesus at mountaintop ski resort in US allowed to stay after feds reverse ...
Washington Post
HELENA, Montana — 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 federal land since 1955, was allowed to remain in place for at least 10 more years after the ...

Cruise Tourism in the Arctic: Recipe for Disaster?
The Arctic Institute
Tourism in the Arctic is heavily on the rise, in large part because of the effects of global climate change that make formerly remote areas accessible to cruise vessels. Ironically, as a 2007 article in the journal Arctic pointed out, ...

The Arctic Institute

Tourism 'feeding off Olympics'
The Press Association
Scotland is experiencing a knock-on boom in tourism because of the Olympics in London this year, according to online travel firm Expedia. The company said an extra 30% have booked to visit Glasgow and Edinburgh this July. Visitor numbers in both cities ...

Orange tourist tax dips for 1 s t time in 22 months
Orlando Sentinel
The county's hotel-tax collection had been on the rise for 22 straight months, since the region'stourism industry started to climb out from the depths of the 2007-09 recession. "We have enjoyed almost two years of phenomenal recovery in the tourist ...

Tourism taxes give Nashville enough money to keep Music City Center on budget
The Tennessean
After more than a year of tourist traffic that surpassed expectations, Metro officials will reserve $15 million of excess tax revenues so they can cover land acquisition costs for the Music City Center project if the city loses its appeal of a costly ...

A.C. casino authority approves tourism district
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Suzette Parmley ATLANTIC CITY - The document that sets the strategic framework for this Shoreresort's newly created tourism district was unanimously approved Wednesday by the board of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

Horseshoe Bay Resort Entices Guests With 30% to 50% Off Room Rates for Limited ...
MarketWatch (press release)
2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hurry to Horseshoe Bay Resort, the Hill Country's premier lakefront golf resort, and enjoy up to 50% off room rates now for a limited time only. Guests booking by March 2012 can choose one of three special offers ...

Tourism on the Increase in Gran Canaria, Report On the Beach
MarketWatch (press release)
This growth in tourist numbers is expected to continue and even increase further in 2012 thanks to a weak Euro and the popularity of the region as a year round destination for beach holidays. There has already been a 10% increase in bookings for next ...

Resort living: Town, detached homes in Lewes
Washington Times
By Michele Lerner SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES NVHomes is building 70 town homes and 30 single-family homes at Canary Creek in Lewes, Del. The town homes range in size from 1983 to 2023 square feet and are priced from $299990 to $319990.

Washington Times

Salazar and McDonnell talk VA tourism
(WTVR) - Virginia's tourism industry generates $19 billion each year, but members of the private and public sector think Virginia can do a better job attracting visitors. State leaders looked to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for guidance ...

Knox County mayor: Tourism officials should resign
(AP) — Knox County's mayor said Thursday that several officials with the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation should resign because of what some critics have called an excessive compensation package paid to the group's president and CEO.

Buffalo tourism group unhappy with Tom Brady
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Once there was Callfinity, which specializes in software used by call centers and in phone conferences. Then Manhattan voice-over-Internet telecom company M5 Networks bought the Rochester company in spring 2011.- 12:46 am Gov.

Montco to get casino resort, new Marriott franchise this spring
Set to open in the spring, the Valley Forge Casino Resort, formerly the Valley Forge Convention Center Complex in King of Prussia, will generate 500 jobs. With 488 guest rooms among its two existing hotels, the resort will feature 100000 square feet of ...

Chicago Tourism Push: Emanuel Announces Big Plan To Attract Visitors
Huffington Post
Emanuel on Wednesday announced plans to consolidate the current Chicago Convention andTourism Bureau with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture. Emanuel's office says the new organization will promote Chicago as a global destination and will work ...

Tourism group says Buffalo is cashing in
Buffalo Business First
Using several key economic standards, Visit Buffalo Niagara had a record year bolstering the area'stourism and hospitality industry. According to Visit Buffalo Niagara's annual report, the organization — formerly the Buffalo Niagara Convention ...

One of the World's Most Beautiful Luxury Resort Getaways and Development Sites ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SHELL KNOB, Mo., Feb 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Listing agent Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty and auction company BRAUN, Inc. are pleased to announce the offering of fee-simple interest in Missouri's Stonewater Cove Resort and Development Site ...

Tourism Officials Aim For Second Super Bowl
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS -- As Indianapolis prepares to welcome thousands of visitors for the Super Bowl, officials said they hope the city will earn rave reviews for tourism and hospitality to host another championship game. Indianapolis Colts wide receiver ...

Talk of 'Tornado Tourism' Stirs Anger in Joplin, Missouri
Insurance Journal
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.

LudoBites Hawaii Nine-0 to Pop-Up at Hualalai Resort
MarketWatch (press release)
KONA, Hawaii, Feb 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hualalai Resort and Four Seasons ResortHualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu will be home to LudoBites Hawaii Nine-0. The wildly popular "touring" restaurant ventures across the Pacific, being held for the first ...

Puerto Rico Looks to Astro-Tourism as 'GoldenEye' Telescope Gets Makeover
Fox News
Previously Unknown Amazon Tribe Attacks Tourists with Bows and Arrows The plan is to convert an onsite cafeteria and staff housing into a hotel and restaurant to help promote the observatory as an educational tourism niche in the Caribbean, ...

Ron Paul: Tourism, Tips and Romance
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Michael Crittenden Las Vegas — Rep. Ron Paul played to the crowd Wednesday afternoon, pledging at a campaign stop here to make it easier for folks to travel to Vegas and to cut federal taxes on tips in a city where the hospitality industry is king.

Tawi-Tawi abduction won't affect tourism, Palace says
Valte said the Palace is optimistic that the campaign of the Tourism department to lure in foreigntourist will not be affected by this recent incident. "Because of a recent slogan, the government has taken steps to ensure the rehabilitation NAIA ...

First RI tourism director, columnist dies at 92
NEWPORT, RI—A longtime columnist for The Newport Daily News who was Rhode Island's firsttourism director has died. The newspaper reports ( that Leonard Panaggio died Wednesday. He was 92. Panaggio began writing a history column ...

SPORTS TOURISM: Baku 2020 adds new luxury hotels to boost hospitality
Sports Features Communications
TAMPA: Six new luxury hotel chains have built landmark accommodations in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku giving the city's tourism industry a more international boost. A line up of five star hotels opened recently in the area and they are the Jumeirah ...

Sports Features Communications

Sustainable tourism for Nepal's wetlands | BirdLife Community
The focus of this year's World Wetlands Day is sustainable tourism. Find out about Bird Conservation Nepal's work at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
BirdLife Community

First RI tourism director, columnist dies at 92 | Washington Examiner
By The Associated Press
A longtime columnist for The Newport Daily News who was Rhode Island's first tourism director has died. The newspaper reports ( that Leonard Panaggio died Wednesday. He was 92.
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US boosts passport fees, sets value of citizenship - KTIV News 4 ...
It's also getting more expensive if you want to keep your U.S. citizenship and need a passport to prove it. The application fee for a passport is jumping by 27 percent, from $55 to $70 with a 100 percent increase, from $20 to $40, in the passport ...
KTIV - National News

Report says Pitkin County tourism jobs falling | Washington Examiner
By The Associated Press
A report handed to Pitkin County commissioners indicates the county known for its glitter and glamour has fewer tourism jobs than a decade ago.
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Daily Snow Report 2/2/12 | Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog
By Ashley Smith
Thanks to the two inches of natural snow we recently received and thanks to our high elevation, our snow conditions are great! Our groomers have.
Heavenly Mountain Resort Blog
Como Shambhala Hotel Resort [Bali] | Trendland: Fashion Blog ...
By Cyril Foiret
We love dreaming of Summer in the middle of Winter! And that is why we love taking you with us on the discovery of amazing Hotels. This one here is COMO Shambhala Estate a residential health retreat with luxury villa-style accommodations ...
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Biking meets tourism
Anyone with a personal or professional interest in bicycle tourism is encouraged to attend a community-based planning program that aims to put Clackamas ...

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