Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brazil takes on websites that promote sex tourism

Brazil takes on websites that promote sex tourism - Yahoo! News
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil is asking more than 2000 websites to remove sexual content that promotes Latin America's biggest country as a sex tourism ...
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Typical Michigan tourist changing as state travel industry rebounds
Detroit Free Press
People who vacation here are increasingly educated and ethnically diverse and have interest in beaches, wineries and restaurants rather than fishing and boating, tourism researchers from Michigan State University said Tuesday.

TripAdvisor Survey Reveals Vacation Rental Stays on the Rise for Americans in 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
NEWTON, Mass., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largesttravel site*, today announced the results of its third annual vacation rentals survey of more than 1200 US TripAdvisor travelers, revealing an increased interest ...

British man arrested in Somalia claimed he was heading on vacation to rebel ...
Washington Post
LONDON — A British man who claimed to be heading on vacation to a rebel-held town in Somalia has been arrested in the country's capital on suspicion of links to a terrorist group, officials said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, a spokesman in ...

Revel Entertainment CEO Kevin DeSanctis rolls the dice on new Revel resort
Philadelphia Inquirer
He believes that the success of his property, which on Wednesday begins two nights of play-money testing in the casino, can only be measured by what happens to Atlantic City in the wake of his resort's debut. "If Revel is somewhat successful and, ...

SurfingList Travel is now offering clients premium Surf Camps in Central America
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
SurfingList Travel is now offering clients premium surf camps to destinations in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Baja Mexico, and Mainland Mexico via a new partnership with Adventure Sports Tours (AST) and Baja Surf Adventures. All the surf camps offer premium ...

Michigan tourism spending projected to grow 6% in 2012
The Detroit News
By The Detroit News Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of many draws in Michigan, where travel is recovering from the recession. (Pure Michigan) Michigan's $17 billiontourism industry will have another year of strong growth after ...

Utah Tourism Conference slated for mid-May
Salt Lake Tribune
Online registration is now open for the 9th annual Utah Tourism Conference that will be held at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo from May 15 through May 17. The conference, which will coincide with National Travel and Tourism Week, ...

Luxury Travel Demand Soaring According to Five Star Beach Properties
MarketWatch (press release)
DESTIN, Fla., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Luxury vacation demand is soaring according to Josh McLean, owner of Five Star Beach Properties in Destin, Florida. A recent spike in activity has his clients overly excited about things to come ...

SD tourism officials unveil new state ad campaign
BusinessWeek
By KRISTI EATON A new multimillion-dollar campaign unveiled by the South Dakota Department of Tourism on Tuesday uses high-definition aerial video footage of the state's well-known attractions to entice visitors to come to South Dakota, Secretary of ...
Albuquerque Tops Popular Lists for Summer Travel
MarketWatch (press release)
... recognition comes as a result of the site's annual Hotwire® Travel Value Index study, showcasing the top 10 cities where consumers can get the most vacation for their money based on low rates, discounts, affordable entertainment and overall appeal.

Work starts on floating resort off Key West
MiamiHerald.com
This artist's rendering of the Oceana Water Resort shouts tranquility. Federal officials continue meeting with the developer to determine exactly what's needed to place it in the Gulf of Mexico. By KEVIN WADLOW A year after he floated the idea for his ...

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JD Power recognizes travel providers as customer service champs
Los Angeles Times
By Catharine M. Hamm Los Angeles Times Travel editor At first blush, Ritz-Carlton, Drury Inn & Suites, Four Seasons, Hotel Indigo and Hampton Hotels might not seem to have much in common, other than being places to lay your weary head at the end of the ...

New E-Book Offers Introduction to the Travel Industry and Its Many Careers
MarketWatch (press release)
SONOMA, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Travelmedia today released its educational, motivational e-book, Travel and Tourism: Opening Doors for Your Future, an introduction to the business of travel and tourism.

Pure Michigan Tourism Campaign Brought In $1 Billion In 2011
Huffington Post
After launching its newest ads for the Pure Michigan tourism campaign earlier this month, the state tourism group Travel Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation revealed the campaign brought in a record $1 billion dollars for state ...

World's best hotel beds
Fox News
It doesn't matter if you stay in a cheap motel or at an uber-luxe hotel overlooking Central Park — if the mattress isn't comfortable, it can ruin your entire vacation. And as you know, you can't return a bad vacation. So we slept on the job.

AAA says gas prices will impact travel
MiamiHerald.com
As prices at the pump near $4 per gallon, travel experts and operators of South Florida touristattractions anticipate fewer people hitting the road for vacations. By Katarzyna Klimasinska Rising US gasoline prices will probably prompt Americans to ...

Europe travel: Best money-saving tips
msnbc.com
Pair a stronger dollar with unsteady European economies, as well as growing tourist markets and emerging destinations, and the happy conclusion is this: Europe travel can be affordable again, and not always where you expect it.

Resort Boosts Prices As Shredding Seniors Ski More
KMGH Denver
The growing number of people remaining healthy and active into their 60s and 70s prompted Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort to increase its season pass prices for that demographic, the Durango Herald reports. "People are living longer, ...

John McCain: John Boehner's got it wrong on presidential travel
Politico
Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that he disagrees with House Speaker John Boehner's suggestion that it's inappropriate to criticize President Barack Obama when he's traveling overseas. “I understand John Boehner's point and I respect that, ...

US, Asia, Caribbean top trending travel destinations
Reuters
"It seems US travelers are looking more internally at the United States for travel this year and staying within the country," he added. The KAYAK findings are based on searches on its website in January. There were 100 million searches on the site that ...

Time to Plan for Summer Travel
Portfolio.com
by Joe Brancatelli Mar 28 2012 A rough winter for the airline and hotel industries means a nice thaw for travelers: vacation deals late into the season. Even for those who haven't yet booked their summer destinations, now is an ideal time to get in on...

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Grupo Vidanta Ranks as Top Hotel and Resort Company in 2011 Best Companies to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Grupo Vidanta, Mexico's leading developer of resorts, today announced that it is recognized as the top hotel and resortcompany in the American award known as "2011 Best Companies to Work®" ...

Check Out the Barbados Crop Over Festival with Marville Travel and Totally ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Marville Travel is offering deals on travel that will take you from the streets of Toronto to the beaches of Barbados. And for the information you'll need on what to do, where to go and how to do it, check out Totally Toronto's sister site, www.

New Seattle TourSaver Book Offers Exclusive 2-for-1 Travel Savings
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The best and brightest travel deals for Seattle--it also features exclusive 2-for-1 deals in Victoria and the San Juan Islands. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 Only the 2012 Seattle TourSaver® 2-for-1 travel savings book offers the best and ...

Nudist resort's no-kids rule the focus of lawsuit
The Desert Sun
The Chaparral pool at the Desert Sun Resort in Palm Springs. Photo courtesy of Desert SunResort Palm Springs — The times being what they are, the owners of the nudist Desert SunResort started barring entrance to children a year ago.

Tate and The Ultimate Travel Company Launch Tate Travels Art and Cultural Holidays
Sacramento Bee
By The Ultimate Travel Company Tate and The Ultimate Travel Company today announce the launch of Tate Travels, a unique collection of holidays which aim to promote enjoyment and understanding of art. The first of what is to be an annual programme, ...

Go There Surf Travel: Taiwan
By Justin Cote
Go There: Southeast Taiwan The Green Face Of China. Where: Taiwan is in the tropical western Pacific Ocean, 110 miles off mainland China's southeastern coast, between the Philippines and Japan. What: At the same latitude as Hawaii, ...
Transworld Surf » | Transworld Surf

Saudi Arabia: Stop Arbitrary Arrests, Travel Bans on Opposition ...
By Human Rights Watch
(Sanaa) – Saudi Arabia should end the arbitrary detention and travel bans inflicted on those who peacefully exercise their freedom of speech or assembly, Human Rights Watch said today.

Owners Of SoCal Nudist Resort Forced To Defend 'No Kids' Policy In ...
By Staff
John and Elizabeth Young say they will shut down the clothing-optional Desert Sun Resort if necessary in order to uphold their ban on children.
CBS Los Angeles

Six things I've learned about travel writing after submitting 1000 ...
By Sean McLachlan
SOmaliland, Sean McLachlan, travel writing. My blogger dashboard tells me, "you have written 465451 words in 1000 posts since you started publishing 1048 days ago." Wow! I've been working for this wonderful blog for that long? It's been ...
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Mexico tourism: the future looks bright | beyondbrics | News and ...
By Adam Thomson
Even one full day before it concludes on Wednesday, the annual tourism trade fair has surpassed expectations, with 7000 businesses and travel associations in attendance compared with about 4000 last year. According to Gloria Guevara, ... The move was controversial, not least because it stripped the fair from Acapulco, Mexico's once-glamorous, now faded-and-edgy tourist resort, which has suffered a rash of drugs-related violence in the last couple of years. But the move has also ...
beyondbrics

Fifi Flowers: Travel Tuesday
By Fifi Flowers
Travel Tuesday. Fifi has been painting ALL DAY andddddd needed a VIRTUAL Parisian cafe hop ("champagne in Paris cafe" images via Google.com)... join moi... What's better than Paris sights, champagne and cafes... hmmmmm... MAYBE ...
Fifi Flowers

How to Plan a Caribbean Vacation | Can You Stay For Dinner?
By admin
Created google docs indicating the price and travel time for each destination. Scoured craigslist and VRBO for vacation rentals. Responded to dozens of ads. And admittedly spent hours every day on Lonely Planet. That was before I picked up ...
Can You Stay For Dinner?

Couple found dead inside Laguna resort » Nation » News ...
By By Mike Frialde
A couple was found dead inside a resort cottage in Majayjay, Laguna, Tuesday night in what police say could be a murder case that ended in a suicide.
philstar.com - Breaking News

Lingle commends Chamber for tourism focus | Hawaii 24/7
By Karin
“The travel and tourism industry currently employs 7.4 million Americans and generates more than $700 billion in revenue,” Donohue said. “And when foreign visitors spend their money here, it's counted as an export. But we are leaving ...
Hawaii 24/7 | Hawaii247.com

Caribbean Resort That Looks Like a Paradise on Earth (30 pics ...
By Voodoo
Jade Mountain resort at the Caribbean island St. Lucia is a breathtaking place, which provides an astonishing view upon mountainous shore and blue ocean waves. There is an infinity pool with.
Izismile.com

Commission OKs expanded tourism plan - Tourism - SunHerald.com
By By MARY PEREZ
BILOXI -- The Harrison County Tourism Commission drafted its own proposal Tuesday that would create an expanded tourism promotion agency for South Mississippi.
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Sweet is Not Your Aunt's Lesbian Travel Experience - Curve ...
By Candy Parker
Founded in 2009 by Jen Rainin and Shannon Wentworth, Sweet offers an affordable and distinctive lesbian travel experience, merging first-class tourism with community service, a blend known in the industry as voluntourism. Many Sweeties ...
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Bermuda Tourism Selects Fuseideas as Agency of Record | Adweek
By Noreen O'Leary
The Bermuda Department of Tourism has selected Fuseideas as its new agency of record for North American marketing for the period of April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013. Fuseideas prevailed in a request for proposal process initiated late ...
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