Friday, March 2, 2012
Branson hit by tornado; Microsoft uses cloud computing for Tourism; Ten best US city travel apps; Egypt lifts travel ban for 7 Americans
By Phil Gast, CNN (CNN) -- Officials in the resort city of Branson, Missouri, were relieved an EF2 tornado, which damaged some of its marquee musical theaters, struck before the prime touristseason began. They said Wednesday the town was still open ...
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Storms damage country music resort town, kill 9 .... Branson has long been a tourist destination for visitors attracted to the beauty of the surrounding Ozarks.
Microsoft Drives Cloud Computing in Tourism | WebProNews: Yesterday in Madrid, Microsoft announced that it became a strategic partner with the UN World Tourism Organization, in hopes to drive the implementation of new technologies, primarily cloud computing, in tourism. The new partnership would be beneficial to the 155 UNWTO member countries, and over 400 affiliate members from the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities – by helping them to establish cloud technology. According to Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, “the tourism sector has undergone a drastic transformation over the past years and has been evolving towards Tourism 3.0, where users connect to travel websites and interact by sharing their experiences, thus directly influencing the perceptions and decisions of other users and potential travellers. Because of this, it is more and more important for tourism sector enterprises to develop their online businesses by looking to the most advanced technology. In this regard, the adoption of cloud computing is key, as it provides access to a solid web platform that will make it possible to offer more productive, efficient and competitive services.” The UNWTO will recognize Microsoft as the go-to source for its new, cloud-based workflow, including productivity tools, instant messaging, e-mail, video conferencing, distance-training solutions, customer relationship management and application development tools. Currently, roughly 1 in 12 people worldwide work in the tourism industry, which generates about 5% of the global GDP. The UNWTO hopes to improve their competitiveness and productivity with Microsoft’s assistance. . . .
10 best U.S. city travel apps | CNNGo.com
By Tom Tiberio
Travel apps, at their best, are like companions who can serve as unofficial tour guides: they can tell you the city's ins and outs, its points of interest and its pitfalls. With a growing list of more than 20000 apps dedicated to travel, there are plenty ...
Egypt lifts ban on travel for 7 Americans
By Hannah Allam and Omnia Al Desoukie CAIRO - Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on seven Americans who were on trial with 36 other civil-society workers on charges of illegally receiving foreign funds, the first sign that a case that has chilled ...
Egypt lifts travel ban on Americans, but now faces angry Egyptians
Egypt's apparent decision to lift a travel ban on seven Americans charged in the prosecution of US pro-democracy organizations could ease the worst US-Egypt diplomatic crisis in three decades. But it does not resolve key US concerns, ...
Tourist destination Branson surveys damage
While most of the shows will go on, the tourist area suffered damage amounting to many millions of dollars to theaters, strip malls, marinas, go-cart tracks, apartments and bass boats. Fortunately, the Wednesday morning storms that took three lives ...
Egypt's rulers face backlash after lifting travel ban on Americans
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Egypt has lifted a travel ban on Feb. 29 for seven Americans charged with fomenting unrest by working for illegally funded pro-democracy groups, signaling an end to the worst crisis in Egypt-US relations in 30 years. Egypt's apparent decision to lift a ...
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Egypt ends travel ban in US NGO row
(Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany) Egypt has decided to lift a travel ban preventing American pro-democracy activists from leaving the country, judicial sources said on Wednesday, a move that is likely to defuse a standoff that has plunged US-Egyptian ties ...
Egypt to lift travel ban on US democracy activists
By Marwa Awad and Tamim Elyan | CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has decided to lift a travel ban preventing American pro-democracy activists from leaving the country, judicial sources said on Wednesday, a move that is likely to defuse a standoff that has ...
Egypt lifts travel ban on US pro-democracy workers
February 29, 2012|Hamza Hendawi, AP Egypt lifted a travel ban Wednesday on seven Americans charged with fomenting unrest by working for illegally funded pro-democracy groups, signaling an end to the worst crisis in Egypt-US relations in 30 years.
Egypt Lifts Travel Ban On US Pro-Democracy Activists
(RTTNews) - Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban imposed on seven US nationals accused of attempting to instigate unrest against the north African country's current military rulers, following weeks of intense negotiations with US officials on the ...
Games fuel rise in travel to Britain - Amadeus
By Peter Myers | LONDON (Reuters) - Bookings for travel to Britain around the time of the summer Olympics have jumped, helping to dispel fears many tourists would stay away during the Games, a study showed on Thursday. Analysis by Spanish travel ...
Egyptian Judge Ends Travel Ban on NGO Workers on Trial for Foreign Funding
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood criticized a court decision lifting a travel ban on a group of foreign non-governmental organization workers, who are on trial in a case that has strained US-Egyptian relations. “It's a regrettable decision,” Mahmoud Ghozlan, ...
Reports: Egypt lifts travel ban on detained Americans
(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) (AP) CAIRO - Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on seven Americans being tried on charges that the pro-democracy groups they worked for fomented unrest with illegal foreign funding, Egypt officials told the Associated Press.
Egypt lifts travel ban on American democracy workers charged with fomenting unrest
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CAIRO - Egypt has lifted a travel ban on seven Americans charged with fomenting unrest by working for illegally funded pro-democracy groups, signalling an end to the worst crisis in Egypt-US relations in 30 years. The clash put $1.5 billion in annual ...
Tenn. revives tourism slogan 'We're Playing Your Song'; 'Stage Is Set for You ...
The stage may be set for travelers in Tennessee, but state tourism officials have abandoned it for a song. The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has dropped the slogan “The Stage Is Set for You,” which had been used for eight years.
Egypt lifts travel ban on Americans, lawyers say
Hafez Abu Saada, a lawyer representing some of the 43 defendants, said Wednesday that the travelban would be lifted but only after the foreign defendants each paid about $332000 in bail. But US officials declined to confirm that the travel ban had ...
Egypt lifts travel ban on accused U.S. pro-democracy workers, signaling end to ...
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By Hamza Hendawi AP CAIRO -- Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on seven Americans being tried on charges that the pro-democracy groups they worked for fomented unrest with illegal foreign funding. The shift signals an end to the worst crisis in ...
Egypt rescinds travel ban for 7
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CAIRO — Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on seven Americans who were on trial with 36 other civil society workers on charges of illegally receiving foreign funds, the first sign that a case that's chilled Egyptian-US relations may be nearing a ...
Kentucky tourism official resigns over 'Roadkill Bingo' fiasco
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The newspaper also noted that a Web site Gosh PR used to promote Kentucky tourist attractions to the British contained factual errors and offensive stereotypes about Kentucky. Officials at the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said they were offended...
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Egypt lifts travel ban on Americans, judge says
Cairo (CNN) -- Egyptian authorities have lifted the travel ban on 16 Americans accused of fraud and stirring up unrest after a series of raids that strained ties with a leading ally, an appeals court judge said Wednesday. In Washington, US Secretary of ...
Egypt Says It Will Lift Travel Ban, Allowing American Defendants to Leave
New York Times
CAIRO — Egyptian officials said Wednesday that they would lift a travel ban barring seven Americans from leaving the country during the politically charged prosecution of four American-financed nonprofit groups here, apparently resolving a crisis that ...
New York Times
Egypt lifts travel ban on 7 Americans in Cairo
San Francisco Chronicle
The lifting of the travel ban on the Americans - including Sam LaHood, son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood - follows intense diplomatic negotiations to stem a precipitous free fall in relations between Washington and one of its closest Middle ...
Going on vacation? DogVacay offers homestays for pets
Msnbc.com's travel team examines gear and gadgets, provides tips and information and keeps tech-savvy travelers up-to-speed with the latest apps, web tools and services. Going on vacation? DogVacay offers homestays for pets Dogs on vacation at a home ...
Mideast Egypt lifts travel ban on US NGO workers
Foreign Policy (blog)
Egypt has lifted the travel ban on 43 NGO workers -- including seven US citizens who work for the pro-democracy organizations the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute -- accused of using illegal international funding ...
Egypt lifts travel ban on seven Americans
(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) CAIRO • Egypt on Wednesday lifted a travel ban on seven Americans who were on trial with 36 other civil society workers on charges of illegally receiving foreign funds, the first sign that a case that has chilled Egyptian-US ...
Egypt Is Set to Lift Travel Ban
Wall Street Journal
By MATT BRADLEY CAIRO—An Egyptian judge is set to lift a travel ban against at least seven Americans accused of violating Egypt's laws on foreign financing of civil-society groups, said lawyers for the defendants, a move that would go toward easing a...
Wall Street Journal
Egypt lifts travel ban on Americans facing trial
AP CAIRO — Egypt lifted a travel ban Wednesday on seven Americans facing trial on charges they worked for pro-democracy groups that fomented unrest with illegal foreign funding. The shift signaled an end to the worst crisis in relations between Egypt ...
Egypt says US NGO workers cleared to leave
By Tom Pfeiffer and Marwa Awad | CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's airport authorities have been told that atravel ban on US pro-democracy activists has been lifted, airport sources said Thursday, opening the way to defuse a row that US officials linked to ...
Travel guide under fire for advising women to wear a fake wedding ring to ...
By Travelmail Reporter A Canadian travel guide has caused controversy for suggesting that women travellers wear a fake wedding ring to ward off unwanted attention in foreign countries. 'Her Own Way: A Woman's Safe-Travel Guide' was first released by ...
The Navigator: On travel Web sites, the pre-checked box checks out
The pre-checked box, a clever technique that travel companies use to extract a few dollars more from customers booking their trips online, may be going away for good. Last month, the Minnesota Department of Commerce alleged that National Union Fire ...
The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : Travel Ban Lifted On ...
By John Tabin
CAIRO - Egypt lifted a travel ban Wednesday on seven Americans charged with fomenting unrest by working for illegally funded pro-democracy groups, signaling an end to the worst crisis in Egypt-U.S. relations in 30 years. The clash put $1.5 ...
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A Month of Travel for Less than a Month at Home
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So not only are you taking time off work, but you're not working in your place of travel. However, I didn't want to take a month long vacation, and I definitely didn't want to end up in the red. This is when my search for Internet work started.
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George Hobica: Why Pittsburgh Is A Hidden Travel Gem
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Pittsburgh might not be on your list of 1000 places to fly to before you die, but perhaps it should be. With a cultural scene that rivals that of many larger cities, and its proximity to an architectural icon and a moving historical site that everyone ...
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TRAVEL TIPS: The Keystone of Airlines | The Cornell Daily Sun
By Kelly Gordon
Because we were just looking to travel in general, the weekend did not matter. We looked up prices for different weekends on the site (they fluctuate a lot) and ended up finding roundtrip tickets for 60€! If you travel at bad times, flights are super ...
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Hawaii247.com » Four Seasons Resort presents 'Made in America 2 ...
MEDIA RELEASE. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu hosts Made in America 2, a celebration of high-profile dinners, cooking classes and experiences. The series of culinary events, March 1-5 at the resort, highlights some of ...
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A travel writer looks back on his first travel blog. ... There were no affiliates or appeals for free lodging, and I was years away from collecting my first paycheck for travel writing. Then, it was simply so my family and friends could follow along and ...
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