Saturday, February 25, 2012

What's the deal? This week's best travel bargains around the globe

What's the deal? This week's best travel bargains around the globe.
Washington Post
This week's best travel bargains around the globe. Land l On Feb. 29, book an Ireland land trip with Isle Inn Tours and four travelers go for the price of three. The Leap Year Special applies to its six-night Pub Tour of Ireland, which starts in ...

Hop to it for leap year travel deals
CNN International
(CNN) -- An extra day once every four years doesn't really give travelers much more time to play, but it's an excuse for the hospitality industry to create special Leap Year travel offers. (Each year is actually 365 days plus about 6 hours.

Vail Buys Yet Another Ski Resort This Week
Forbes
On Wednesday, Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that it has acquired the Kirkwood Mountain Resort on the California side of Lake Tahoe. This is the seventh major ski resort in the company's portfolio, and the third in Lake Tahoe, with the remainder in ...

Forbes

New Prague tourist trail spotlights graft and sleaze
Reuters
By Jan Lopatka | PRAGUE (Reuters) - Prague has long been a favored destination for its medieval looks and cheap beer, but one travel agency has freshened up the offering with a new type of tourism experience which spotlights graft and sleaze.

New travel toys for kids on the go
Fox News
Keeping the kids entertained is the number one priority when hitting the road for a familyvacation. Here is a list of new and upcoming travel games designed to make family expeditions fun. As most know, traveling with children is no easy task.

Perryville considering tourism advertising upgrades at casino, travel plaza kiosks
Baltimore Sun
BY MARISSA GALLO, mgallo@theaegis.com More tourism advertising for the town of Perryville could be popping up at the Hollywood Casino and Maryland House on I-95. During the town's work session Tuesday evening, the mayor and town commissioners discussed ...

Baltimore Sun

Jennifer Aniston's 'nude vacation'
OCRegister
By GARY A. WARNER / Register Travel Editor Jennifer Aniston stopped short of baring it all in her new movie, "Wanderlust," but nudist groups are hoping the star's turn will bring new guests to their doors. In the movie, Aniston and Paul Rudd play a New ...

Voyeuristic tribal tourism continues in Odisha
The Hindu
The Odisha government had acted after advertisements on the Internet by certaintravel operators offering to display Bonda tribal people had come to the attention of the authorities. The offer involved entertainment for the tourists provided by tribals ...

The Hindu

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Lima, Peru
Reuters
Skip the ubiquitous tourist kitsch and head to INDIGO Gallery (El Bosque 260 San Isidrowww.galeriaindigo.com.pe). This spacious store spans both sides of the street and features home accents and textiles, including alpaca.

Tourism Launches “100 Alabama Road Trips”
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
The initial itineraries are now live on the tourism website and each is numbered,http://www.Alabama.travel. Other trips will continue to be added throughout the first year of the campaign. The first 10 trips include the BCS Championship tour, ...

Conn. asks residents to help with tourism campaign
CBS News
Connecticut is turning to residents for help with a new tourism campaign, asking them to define what sets the state apart in an effort that takes inspiration from the "I Love NY" brand of the 1970s. The first step is a contest beginning Monday that ...

Haiti - Tourism: «Michel and St├ęphanie» talk about the development of tourist ...
Haitilibre.com
During a press conference in Les Cayes, last Tuesday during the National Carnival 2012, St├ęphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism and the President Michel Martelly explained what they were planning to carry out for the development of our ...

Haitilibre.com

Pain at pumps hurts tourism
The Beacon Herald
"I think that certainly if it's hitting $1.35 and up people are going to be judicious about how they use their automobiles," said Eugene Zakreski, executive director of the Stratford TourismAlliance. "The average consumer, if it hits that level, ...

Hospitality, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Design Award Announced
Albany Times Union
A' Design Award & Competitions announces a new design competition category to award entries in hospitality, recreation, tourism and travel sectors. Today, A' Design Award & Competitions announced a new design award category: Hospitality, Recreation, ...

Ras Al Khaimah targets medical tourism
gulfnews.com
By promoting itself as a medical tourism destination the emirate hopes to break into other feeder markets. Dubai: With its health care, hospitality and airline pulling their weight in a combined effort, Ras Al Khaimah is all set to raise its profile as ...

gulfnews.com

Wine Lovers Traveling to Seneca Lakes for Polar Passport Wine Tours are ...
Albany Times Union
Wine lovers are taking weekend getaway trips to Seneca Lake for the final weeks of the PolarPassport tours of New York State's acclaimed Finger Lakes wineries, ending March 31. Visitors have been booking accommodations for private Seneca Lake vacation ...

Tourist sealed conviction of 11 men in shabu lab case
Sun.Star
Alex Tolentino, counsel for Lao, said his client will stay for the meantime inside the provincial jail while his passport and other travel documents are being processed. Yap, in her ruling, pointed out that Lao was discharged as an accused and ...

Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Kentucky Courts Affirm Decisions for Online Travel ...
MarketWatch (press release)
These decisions follow a clear national trend, where state and federal courts have rebuffed efforts by state and local governments to attempt to impose hotel occupancy taxes on onlinetravel companies for their services.[1] "We are pleased that these ...

Utah State Senate Backs Ski Resort Interconnect
Utah Ski And Snowboard
"The seven ski resorts in Summit County and Salt Lake County are all located in close proximity to one another, offering the opportunity to easily connect these resorts, an opportunity that leading competing winter tourism states do not have.

Vacation: The Aftermath
Wall Street Journal (blog)
I'm not complaining; nobody forced me to travel. And we had a great weekend of hiking, visits to a train museum and Disneyland, plus family meals. But at the end of it, we were all tired. Our jam-packed flight to LA left at 7:30 pm on Friday night, ...

New 'hastily-made tourism video' targets Brunswick, trending online
NewsNet5.com
BRUNSWICK, Ohio - A new “hastily-made tourism video” targets a second northeast Ohio city – Brunswick -- and it was trending Friday on YouTube. The video follows the same theme as the highly-popular “Hastily-made Cleveland tourismvideo,” which was ...

NewsNet5.com

Hong Kong tourism operators charmed with Seychelles workshop
eTurboNews
A number of private sector tourism trade representatives from Seychelles in Hong Kong for a promotional workshop have left happy, with reports hitting the Hong Kong media, saying that they had charmed the local tour operators.

eTurboNews

Tourism - Back From the Future
AllAfrica.com
I have a passion, well beyond the call of duty, to see a renewed life and vitality in our nationaltourism. In this regard I am very motivated by what I see as great potential and opportunities to take Zimbabwe's tourism to levels hitherto unimagined ...

Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa & Nature Park Receives Best Green Initiative ...
Albany Times Union
160 of the top executives from 91 different vacation club and fractional ownership companies attended. Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa & Nature Park received the most votes for their contribution to environmental preservation and being a sustainable ...

Border Beat: Violence Crosses to US as Mexico Promotes Tourism
Fox News
Best Pix of the Week Warning to American tourists traveling to Mexico for spring break The US State Department is telling Americans to avoid travel in 14 out of 31 of Mexico's states due to the war on drugs, including all areas of Chihuahua and Durango ...

Fox News

Alabama tourism officials compile list of 100 suggested road trips inside state
The Republic
The Alabama Department of Tourism wants to encourage people to take "road trips" inside the state and has compiled a list of 100 such journeys. The department has started the promotion by releasing driving itineraries for the first 10 suggested trips ...

Beautiful Bookstore Tourism - GalleyCat
By Maryann Yin
Beautiful Bookstore Tourism. ... Would you plan a vacation just to visit a beautiful bookstore? Flavorpill has compiled a list of the “The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World.” The list includes stores located all over the world, including ...
GalleyCat

Passport mania « gigi-hawaii
By gigihawaii
Well, I completed my passport application online and printed it. I stapled my photo to the application. The more I look at my picture the more I hate it. Ew. Horrible! My face has changed drastically since my old passport photo was taken ten ...
gigi-hawaii

Itineraries - 6 most inspiring travel films of the year
By Budget Travel
... to Hawaii. Here, we nominate six 2011 films in Budget Travel's newly minted category of MostTravel-Inspiring Film. ... Plus: We've arranged a BT-exclusive Real Deal for each movie to get you going on your very own on-location vacation.
Newsvine - Itineraries - Articles

Upcoming China travel trend: Touring U.S. through TV shows ...
By CNNGo staff
Now that the U.S. government has started streamlining the visa process for Chinese travelers, China's fast-growing tourism market has spotted a new way to zip about the United States: travel with fewer people but more focus.
CNNGo.com

Travel Tip: Watch Your iPad Movies on the Big Screen in Your Room
By Terry White
Terry White talks about How to Watch iPad Movies on the Big Screen HDTV in your Hotel Room.
Terry White's Tech Blog

Travel search to become personal, focused, nosy | Gadling.com
By Chris Owen
Travel search engines come in a variety of sizes, shapes and brands all aiming to become our first choice when planning a trip. ... that we refer to as Online Travel 3.0 which recognizes the power shift from suppliers to retailers and to end consumers," says Stephane Durand, Director, Online & Leisure at Amadeus, a major provider of advanced technology solutions for the globaltravel and tourism industry. ... All Deals, Flight Deals, Hotel Deals, Vacation Deals, Cruise Deals, Car Deals ...
Gadling

Nic Sauve Full Part From Vacation | TransWorld SNOWboarding
By hondo
WOW Nic's FULL PART from Vacation. This is no B Footy or Remix, it's the real deal. Enjoy viewing right here ... Stay tuned as we drop all the Vacation parts every friday. Get the Full movie on DVD out at your local snowboard shop and ...
Transworld Snowboarding » –...

decor8 » Blog Archive » Travel Notes from Paris, Trusting + Slow ...
By decor8
Today I thought that since I've been working in Paris this week that you may enjoy some of my inspirations from the road consisting of mini travel notes and little snaps that I took on my iPhone along the way. I am back home now, but leave ...
decor8

Florida tourism recovery could help incumbents | Florida Politics ...
 “Notwithstanding the adversity that small businesses have faced over the past few years, I am confident that these gains are a strong indication that Florida's tourismeconomy is on the road to recovery,” Atwater concluded.
Juice: National politics

Space travel can affect astronauts' sense of taste and smell - Physics ...
By Physics Today
NPR: After a few days in space, astronauts start craving spicier food, and researchers are looking into the reason why. Jean Hunter, a food engineer at Cornell University, says that spacetravel can cause humans to lose their sense of smell.
Physics Today News Picks

Dubai's Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa to host WTA Middle East ...
By Nadezda Basyrova
World Travel Awards (WTA), the “Oscars of the travel industry”, has announced plans to host its Middle East Ceremony at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa in. ... Main sponsors include Qatar TourismAuthority, BBC World News, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Jebel Ali International Hotels, the JamaicaTourist Board, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Conrad Hotels, World.mobi, Sandals Resorts and WeClickMedia. WTA's global media partner network includes ...
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