Thursday, March 15, 2012

Can Uganda tourism survive 'Kony 2012'?

Can Uganda tourism survive 'Kony 2012'?
By Laura Bly, USA TODAY "It's taken nasty dictatorships and a brutal civil war to keep Uganda off the tourist radar, but stability is returning and it won't be long before visitors come flocking back." So wrote guidebook publisher Lonely Planet when it ...


5 Travel Scams Every Traveler Should Watch Out for This Summer
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Lets Fly Cheaper's series on all-too-common travel scams continues with a focus on scams targeting tourists' luggage and cash. We all know the hazards of distracted driving, but what about distracted traveling? Tourists who don't pay attention to their ...

Nicaraguan Tourism Institute Selects Regatta Travel Solutions to Power ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- INTUR (NicaraguanTourism Institute), announced today that they have selected Regatta Travel Solutions as the booking engine provider to power
their time spent in ...

Vacation Time: The Policy Baby Boomers Failed To Change
Huffington Post
I suspect that most companies in Switzerland do precisely what companies in the US do when they have an employee out sick or on vacation: They just tell the remaining non-vacationing workers to suck it up. Vacations don't cost companies anything more ...

Ameristar Casinos Announces Agreement to Acquire Developer of Casino Resort in ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Creative is the developer of a proposed luxury casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which it planned to brand as Mojito Pointe. This is the last remaining riverboat gaming license available in Louisiana under current law.

Syracuse center Fab Melo won't travel with team to NCAAs; school says it's ...
Washington Post
The university announced Tuesday that the 7-foot Brazilian, who did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh for the second- and third-round games, won't take part in the tournament due to an eligibility issue. The school did not elaborate.

Time-travel genre moving forward at warp speed
CHICAGO _ Take a minute, if you will, to consider the prominence of time travel as a theme in the arts. You don't have to be a brilliant but evil scientist huddled in a secret mountaintop laboratory, rubbing your hands together and cackling with glee ...

Peter Whitfield Talks About the History of Travel Literature
New York Times (blog)
By JOHN WILLIAMS Peter Whitfield's “Travel: A Literary History” covers a broad genre of writing that includes work by missionaries, empire builders, thrill seekers and satirists. The book ranges from the travel stories of the Bible and the ancient ...

New York Times (blog)

This St. Patrick's Day, Moon Travel Guides Author Names Top Reasons to Move to ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
For more information on life in Ireland, or more detailed tips and advice on moving, visit the MoonTravel Guides website or check out this Christina McDonald">Q&A with Christina McDonald. MoonTravel Guides make independent travel and outdoor ...

SignUp4 Announces New Travel Technology Integration With FlightStats
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
From manual to automated, managing travel logistics has never been easier. Event planners now have attendee flight details right at their fingertips. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 13, 2012 SignUp4, the innovative meetings intelligence expert announced its ...

Chinese schoolgirls commit suicide in attempt to travel back in time: report
New York Daily News
Poster for "The Myth," a popular Chinese television show about time travel that ran in 2010. Two schoolgirls committed suicide in an attempt to travel through time, possibly inspired by popular TV shows, according to state-owned newspaper China Daily.

New York Daily News

David Cameron's fun American vacation marred by more phone-hacking arrests
By Alex Pareene Insecure countries are known to lock up unsavory elements when international guests are expected, so it should not have been a terrible shock to see that the UK's Metropolitan Police had arrested former News Corp executive Rebekah ...

Travel deals: San Juan, Miami, St. Martin, Jekyll Island
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
El San Juan Resort & Casino: Plan a bachelor party or girls' weekend in Puerto Rico with the Girls Getaway and Guys Getaway packages. These include daily breakfast buffet for two, welcome drinks, one $25 casino coupon, in-room Wi-Fi and BOGO deals on a ...

Space travel 'may damage eyesight', brain study shows
Fox News
Could space travel cause permanent eye damage?NASA Brain scans of NASA astronauts who were in space for more than a month revealed potentially serious abnormalities that could set back plans for longer deep space missions, according to a US study ...

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort makes a splash this spring with new water ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DESTIN, FL, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast, today announced fun in the sun this spring and new activities that are making a splash - including new water sports, ...

A Home Exchange is the Perfect Easter Family Vacation, Say Love Home Swap
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Home exchange company make it easy to enjoy all the comforts of home - in someone else's pad Brighton, UK (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 Picture the whole family squeezed into a hotel room, a result of ridiculously priced school-holiday vacation rentals and ...

Learning How To Travel On A Trip To Bali
Huffington Post (blog)
My cousin had just gotten married and for their honeymoon they decided to travel to Southeast Asia, visiting the places of his childhood. Rejected from graduate school and "between jobs" (read: unemployed), I decided to accept their invite and serve as ...

The Atlantic Resort & Spa guests enjoy exclusive In-Room service on Android ...
Sacramento Bee
LAUDERDALE, FL, March 13, 2012 -- Atlantic Resort serves up hotel services and information to guests on Android tablets, managed and secured by SOTI's MobiControl MDM solution FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - SOTI, the market leader in ...

APNewsBreak: Irish airline ends nationality test
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK AP DUBLIN — An Irish airline apologized Tuesday for forcing a Greek woman living in Ireland to complete a language test in her native tongue to demonstrate that herpassport and nationality were genuine.

Travel: Spring's In The Air, But Deals Are On The Slopes
ABC News (blog)
Don't trade your ski gear for resort wear just yet. There's still a few weeks of ski season left and the deals are abundant. Warmer-than-usual weather in much of the country means many travelers have beaches, not snow, on the brain.

ABC News (blog)

11 new hotel wonders
CNN International
By Beth Greenfield, Budget Travel Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi. See more photos of the hotels at (Budget Travel) -- If the best architecture aims at eternity, to paraphrase famed English architect Christopher Wren, then these new ...

Dunnigan residents drive away travel center
Daily Democrat
Board Chairman Jim Provenza was the only supervisor to vote for the Love's Travel Center to move forward while the other four supervisors voted against it. Provenza said he was surprised the vote went the way it did. The board's vote was a significant ...

7 Travel Spots That Avoid Spring Break
The American Express(AXP) Spending and Savings Tracker found that 61% of Americans plan to spend more on travel overall this year. About half of those big spenders will be hitting domestic hot spots, while 22% will be heading abroad and another 20% ...

Israel issues travel warning on Turkey
Israel is calling on its citizens to stay away from Turkey because of intelligence warning of imminent attacks against sites frequented by Jews and Israelis there. The prime minister's counterterrorism office issued the warning late Tuesday.

Travel Movie Watch: 'Chico & Rita' - Travel Blog - World Hum
By The World Hum Editors (
Travel Movie Watch: 'Chico & Rita'. Travel Blog • Jim Benning • 03.13.12 | 4:44 PM ET. This looks great. Nominate for a 2012 Academy Award for best animated feature, Chico & Rita is set in Havana, New York and Paris in the 1940s and '50s ...
World Hum

Capstone Travel Journal: Episode 1 – Education News - State of the ...
By Allison Ladue
Some group members arrived via Frankfurt, Istanbul and Doha a few days prior to scheduled meetings to visit Jordan's popular weekend resort destination – The Dead Sea. The team was able to get to know each other better while taking ...
State of the Planet

Outside magazine's inaugural "Travel Awards" winners |
By Laurel Miller
Known in sacred Buddhist texts as the "Hidden Valley of Happiness," the Tsum Valley lies on the edge of the more visited Manaslu Conservation Area, which opened just three years ago to tourism. Best travel company Geographic Expeditions ...

Rail Budget 2012 to be presented today, travel may get costly ...
New Delhi: It's the D-day and all eyes will be on Union Minister Dinesh Trivedi who will present the Railway Budget 2012 in Parliament. Sources say that the government is likely to impose a safety cess, although it will not be labelled a fare ...
IBN Top Headlines

Indy Airport spring break travel tips
By Jim Scott
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Despite warm temperatures locally, many Hoosier travelers are heading to even warmer destinations for Spring Break in the coming weeks. Airport officials say the busiest period at the Indianapolis International Airport ...
Mobile | WISH TV

Xinjiang Budget Travel: 5 Money-Saving Tips
By Josh
For those wishing to travel to Xinjiang China on a budget, here are five ESSENTIAL tips to saving the most money while having the best adventure!
Xinjiang: Far West China

Best way to Travel from Venice (Italy) to Florence (Italy)? | Europe ...
By ElminefromRSA
Please advice what is the best way to travel from Venice, Italy (Boscolo Bellini hotel) to Florence, Italy (San Giorgio hotel). We are from South Africa and would love to explore Italy without being part of a tour group, Posted in the Europe forum.

American Air Travel and Carrier Profits - 24/7 Wall St.
By 247wallst
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that 631 million people boarded domestic flights last year. Jet fuel costs were relatively low in 2011. That is no longer true. Americans who cannot afford totravel much by car because of high ...
24/7 Wall St.

SnappyGo wants to be the eHarmony of travel planning | Tnooz
By Kevin May
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based SnappyGo, a system which connects consumers to a travel advisor with the same interests.

Tourism shoot stirs controversy
By Amanda Goodman
SANTA FE (KRQE) - It is an ad campaign about New Mexico to get tourists to come to New Mexico, but in a state that has become famous for its TV and movie know-how, the state contract to make the advertisements went out of state. The state ...
KRQE News 13 - Top Stories

Bora Bora Nui Hilton Resort and Spa French Polynesia hotel ...
The Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa is nestled in an idyllic cove of white sand and majestic lava rock. Bora Bora Nui offers a unique combination of Polynesian ...

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