Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vail Resorts to buy Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Vail Resorts to buy Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Los Angeles Times
By Hugo Martin Vail Resorts Inc., one of the largest ski resort operators in North America, has agreed to spend $18 million to acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resortalong with undeveloped land at the base of the mountain in Lake Tahoe.

Los Angeles Times

SC tourism improves in 2011, growth also expected this year
By Dawn Bryant - GREENVILLE -- Tourism in South Carolina continued to bounce back from the recession with growth in 2011, and officials anticipate more progress this year with plans that include adding technology to the state's ...

Travel industry leaders to meet Thursday in Sacramento
Sacramento Bee
By Darrell Smith Travel industry leaders will meet in Sacramento on Thursday to mark a milestone in travel spending in the state and preview plans to increase the numbers of international visitors to California. Visit California's annual Tourism ...

Friendly Planet Travel Doubles the Dazzle With Its Latest Tour: Dazzling Dubai ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Now, thanks to Friendly Planet Travel, a leading tour operator that offers high-quality, affordablevacation packages to exotic destinations worldwide, travelers can experience the best of these two destinations on its 9-day Dazzling Dubai and Bangkok ...

Vail Resorts To Acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif ...
MarketWatch (press release)
22, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe, Calif., recognized by skiers and snowboarders as offering some of the best high ...

Vail to buy Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe for about $18 million
Washington Post
Vail Resorts has agreed to buy Kirkwood Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe, Calif., for about $18 million. The deal includes residential and commercial property at the base. Kirkwood will continue to be involved in the property development.

Vail Resorts buying Kirkwood resort in $18M deal
CBS News
Vail Resorts Inc. is buying Kirkwood Mountain Resort and some undeveloped sites near the skiresort for about $18 million. Vail Resorts, which runs ski resorts, luxury hotels and condominiums, said Wednesday that the undeveloped sites are at the center ...

Tourism Chief says Tasmania is spending a "pittance" on tourism campaigns
Herald Sun
Northern Territory and New Zealand biggest competitors NT spend $2.50 for every Tassie dollar on campaigns, NZ $10 Travel destinations: Tasmania TOURISM Tasmania has been attacked for spending a "pittance" on a new campaign to attract visitors during ...

Tourism is growing in South Carolina
Parrish made that announcement at the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism and Travelin Greenville. Parrish said the turn-around in tourism business is due in large part to a private sector that offers award-winning destinations and innovative ...

Police Restore Order at Indonesian Resort Prison
ABC News
Indonesian security forces stormed a resort island prison where inmates were rioting and restored order Wednesday after several hours of violence that injured a policeman and three inmates. The overcrowded prison on Bali island holds a number of ...

ABC News

NZ's Tourism Holdings back in the black in H1
| WELLINGTON Feb 23 (Reuters) - New Zealand's Tourism Holdings Ltd returned to profit in the first half on Thursday as it got a lift from an influx of visitors for the Rugby World Cup. The troubled caravan rental operator and tourist site operator ...

Clerks' passport profit examined
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Janel Davis A little-known part of Georgia's law allowing court clerks to supplement their income with passport processing fees could get a second look as state lawmakers consider other court legislation. Bita Honarvar, Rosa Pizano ...

The ethics of disaster tourism: What is the right thing to do?
Los Angeles Times
By Catharine M. Hamm Los Angeles Times Travel editor Removal of fuel from the Costa Concordia, which ran aground last month off Tuscany, began last week and officials say that after it's gone, it may take seven to 10 months to refloat the ship.

Los Angeles Times

Florida -- rising gas prices bring gloomy tourism forecast
With increases in plane tickets and high gas prices, fewer people will be able to afford familytravel by plane or to keep refilling their gas tanks for long drives. Therefore, amusement parks like Universal Orlando Resort and the Walt Disney World ...

Golf resort 'not a danger to Causeway'
Belfast Newsletter
Department of the Environment announce plans to build Bushmills Dunes GolfResort which will establish the north coast as world-acknowledged Gold Standard. The first golf links course to be built in Northern Ireland for almost one hundred years has ...

Belfast Newsletter

Two Bunch Palms Resort sold to Hollywood high-rollers with ambitious plans
The Desert Sun
Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs, including this grotto fed by mineral hot springs, has been sold after two years in receivership. / Richard Lui, The Desert Sun What do you think of the sale and plans?

£100m golf resort 'not a danger to Causeway'
Ballymoney Times
See PA story ULSTER Resort. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire THE green light for a £100 million golf resort on the fringes of the Giant's Causeway will not endanger the famous landmark's world heritage designation, the Environment Minister ...

Ballymoney Times

Luxury Resort in Myrtle Beach Was Awarded the Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award
MarketWatch (press release)
On January 30, 2012, the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, among hotels near Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach, received the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award for the seventh consecutive year. Recognized for its high quality of ...

Vail Buys Kirkwood
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Big news in Tahoe this morning: Vail Resorts, Inc. is buying Kirkwood MountainResort for $18 million. That gives Vail, the industry's largest publicly held company, ownership of three major Tahoe resorts. In addition to Kirkwood, the Vail folks run...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Vacation Like the 99 Percent: Five Places the Obamas Should Visit Next
ABC News
It's not exactly the style of travel available to most folks. To be fair, the Obamas did make a stop on the Gulf Coast on their way to the Vineyard in the summer of 2010 after the BP oil spill. Many, however, criticized the weekend trip as an ...

ABC News

AMR in Bankruptcy to Pare New York Flights in Peak Travel Season
Enlarge image AMR to Pare New York Flights in Peak Travel Season AMR to Pare New York Flights in Peak Travel Season Scott Eells/Bloomberg An American Airlines Inc. plane taxis past two others at LaGuardia airport in New York.


Hawaii tourism spending should be up 6.4% in 2012
State economists predict Hawaii will continue to see steady growth this year, especially in thetourism sector, which saw 15 percent growth in visitor expenditures last year. Hawaii visitor expenditures are expected to grow another 6.4 percent in 2012, ...

Passport Day Returns to Atlanta
Getting a passport is one of those things travelers often put off until they need it. But sometimes that's too late. On Saturday, March 10, the Atlanta Passport Agency is offering would-be travelers a chance to get ahead in their preparations for ...

Numbers show growth in SC tourism
Parrish announced the figures Tuesday in front of tourism industry leaders at the annual Governor's Conference on Tourism and Travel which was held at the Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center. Parrish said the reason South ...

Vail Resorts Acquires Kirkwood Mountain Resort - Quick Facts
( - Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN) said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire Kirkwood Mountain Resort, a sky resort based in California. Vail Resorts said it is purchasing the skiresort as well as the undeveloped sites at the center of the base ...

Haley: South Carolina needs marketing to boost tourism industry
Charleston Regional Business
“We are seeing increases in rentals, increases in rates and increases in occupancy levels,” Haley said during the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Travel Tuesday in Greenville. “We want to continue to sell to the rest of the country and the world ...

Terroir Travel Magazine |
By Lena Dystant
A travel magazine based in Singapore, bi-annual, it is put together by publisher Benjamin Hoh in his home. This isssue features Japan.
Joshua Berman: My Formula For Travel: Get Out, Go Slow
By Joshua Berman
I stop and look up. The path looks like it flattens out on top and then disappears in a knot of wind-stunted trees. I walk toward them.
The Full Feed from

A Whole Lotta Nothing: World travel with the unlocked US Verizon ...
By Matt Haughey
I've had the Verizon iPhone 4S since it launched last Fall, and I've now taken trips to three countries to use it. I've spent extensive time in Belgium and New Zealand using local micro SIM cards to great effect, and...
A Whole Lotta Nothing

Travellers from emerging markets frustrated by online travel ...
By Linda Fox
Travellers from emerging economies such as Russia and India are even more frustrated by researching travel online than those in more developed countries.

Eco-Travel Experience Photography Contest - Photography ...
Photos will be judged both by aesthetic appeal and the degree to which they embody the essence of ecotourism, which Greenloons defines as the discovery of a.
Photography Competitions

Mountain High Resort and Aerial 7 Join Forces On A7 Listening ...
By laura austin
Mountain High Resort and Aerial 7 have teamed up to create a unique listening lounge at the resort where the public can take a break, put their boots up, and relax with their favorite tunes. This area has custom couches and A7 listening ...
Snowboarder Magazine

Nature tourism business professionals benefit from Costa Rica field ...
By Paul Schattenberg
19 White House press office release stated that “the travel and tourism industry projects that more than 1 million American jobs could be created over the next decade if the U.S. increased its share of the international travel market.” It also ...
AgriLife Today

Despite arbitrary travel ban, Israel to permit Palestinian human rights ...
By Ali Abunimah
Shawan Jabarin, director of human rights group Al-Haq, is to be allowed to travel to Geneva for a meeting with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, for the first time since Israel imposed a travel ban on him six years ago.
The Electronic Intifada blogs

Denver family stranded after passport denied because of crease ...
“They took a look at our passports and said that my passport was mutilated, therefore I wasn't ...Kyle Gosnell has used this passport to travel to Belize before.

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