Friday, March 9, 2012

FAA forecasts high air fares most of this decade while US airline travel grows modestly

FAA forecasts high air fares most of this decade while US airline travel grows modestly
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Air fares are likely to stay high throughout this decade, as passenger travelgrows but airline capacity shrinks, according to a government forecast issued Thursday. In its annual economic analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration ...

10 best travel inventions of all time
By Caroline Costello, Many of the everyday conveniences that ease you through your journeys, from the hotel key card in your wallet to the website where you booked your trip, are responsible for revolutionizing the travel world.


Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers Savings on Breckenridge Accommodations During ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BRECKENRIDGE, CO, Mar 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- As the seasons change and Breckenridge Ski Resort's 50th anniversary season draws to a close, the Colorado resort town will kick off Breck Spring Fever. The month-long Breck Spring Fever ...

Vacation over for Bruins' Marty Turco
Boston Globe
WILMINGTON - Marty Turco had plans to go on an Italian vacation to Venice, Florence, and Rome with his wife and daughters once his EC Red Bull Salzburg hockey club was eliminated from the playoffs in the Austrian First Division.

Boston Globe

Is spring break travel to Mexico safe?
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Despite the insistence of Mexican officials that it's safe to vacation in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and other destinations that have lured Americans in large numbers, Texas said it's too risky given the level of violence among drug cartels and by other ...

FAA: High Air Fares To Remain For Most Of This Decade
Huffington Post
By JOAN LOWY 03/ 8/12 09:06 AM ET AP WASHINGTON -- Air fares are likely to stay high throughout this decade, as passenger travel grows but airline capacity shrinks, according to a government forecast issued Thursday. In its annual economic analysis, ...

Trump plans to inject $200 million in Doral
(AP) – Donald Trump is investing more than $200 million into the Doral Golf Resort and says it will be one of the best golf resorts in the world when he's finished. By David Cannon, Getty Images Donald J. Trump talks about his plans for the Doral ...


Tourism brightens Hawaii's economic forecast
CBS News
"Tourism is good and tourism takes the rest of the economy with it," he said after the meeting. "Yes, there are problems. There's a problem in Europe. There could be a problem with Iran, but right now, there's no problem and that's where we're coming ...

Airline passenger travel to nearly double in 20 years
Central Valley Business Times
Airline passenger travel will nearly double in the next 20 years, predicts an annual forecast released Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration. US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says this means the federal government must move forward ...

Welcome to 'passport baby' hotel
Toronto Sun
(CARMINE MARINELLI/QMI Agency) Three townhouses in Richmond, BC, are being used to house foreign nationals pregnant with “passport babies,” and are among numerous local housing destinations for birth tourists, a QMI Agency investigation has uncovered.

GlobalStar Travel Management Adds new Partners in South Africa and Bulgaria
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- We are pleased to announce that Club Corporate Travel in South Africa and Europatour Pro in Bulgaria joined GlobalStar TravelManagement from 1st March 2012. Club Corporate Travel is recruited as a ...

Hill Country Resort Unveils Spring Break Activity Lineup
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott proves why Spring Break is yet again one of the most popular times to take a vacation with exciting events and hotel deal. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 08, 2012 Texas' premier Hill Country resort, the Horseshoe Bay Resort ...

Tourism spending in Japan expected to rebound
Los Angeles Times
Tourism spending is forecast to make a full recovery this year in Japan after last year's earthquake and tsunami, and the global travel and tourism industry is expected to grow by 2.8% in 2012. A view from the tourist class carriage of a Panama Canal ...

Los Angeles Times

Lopez-Negrete: Texas' warning about travel to Mexico goes too far
Austin American-Statesman
In May, leading tourism industry figures will converge on CancĂșn for the regional summit of the WorldTravel and Tourism Council. The culmination of this trifecta will take place in June, when leaders from the world's 20 largest economies will meet in ...

Spring breakers warned to avoid Mexico
New York Daily News
This is the third consecutive year Texas has warned students not to travel to Mexico during spring break, Reuters reported. The Department of Public Safety cites widespread violence as a growing problem, noting that rape is a common problem inresort ...

New York Daily News

Passenger numbers to nearly double by 2032, FAA predicts
USA TODAY (blog)
By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY Airline travel will nearly double over the next two decades, growing enough to add another airline every year, the Federal Aviation Administration predicted Thursday. The number of passengers will grow from a projected 732 ...

Airline Passenger Travel to Nearly Double in Two Decades
Canadian Skies
WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its annual forecast today projecting airline passenger travel will nearly double in the next 20 years. The report underscores the need to continue moving forward with implementation of ...

New owner (and avid golfer) Donald Trump plans to make Doral 'finest golf resort'
Inside the opulent clubhouse, Donald Trump has just finished his usual Saturday round on his flagship golf course, the first of 11 in his collection, which now includes Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, site of the WGC-Cadillac Championship that tees ...

Japan's tourism industry expected to fully recover in 2012
Los Angeles Times
By Hugo Martin Los Angeles Times Only days before the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a report by a global travel trade group predicted that Japan's tourism industry will make a full recovery in 2012.

Los Angeles Times

Ryanair Pokes EU Officials on Travel Policy
New York Times
The European Commission, one of three institutions overseeing the belt-tightening in Greece, has barred its travel agency from booking flights on low-cost carriers, which offer rock-bottom fares but few comforts. These airlines also tend to use ...

New York Times

Resort eyes new business as £2.4m revamp nears completion
Belfast Telegraph
Work at Galgorm Resort -amp; Spa, one of Northern Ireland's most popular short break and wedding locations, began in late 2011. Since its £17m development project in 2007, the complex has continued to invest in its spa, accommodation, restaurants and ...

No quick revival seen for Egypt, Tunisia tourism
* Outlook for North Africa tourism seen difficult in 2012 * Tunisia tourism minister says must reassure travellers * Egypt struggling, but Russian demand is a bright spot * German travel group says Tunisia bookings recovering By Victoria Bryan and ...

JPMorgan makes global business travel service pact
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said it had entered into a partnership with AirPlus International, a business travel manager owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHAG.DE), to offer expense tracking systems and commercial credit cards to multinational ...

Mexico's Tourism Board Disputes Travel Warnings from US
San Diego Reader (blog)
By K. Mennem | Posted March 7, 2012, 6:43 pm The chief of the Mexico Tourism Board, Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, disputed today what he says are “exceptionally aggressive” travel warnings for Mexico. "To paint Mexico with such a massively broad brush stroke ...

Tourism industry to generate US$2 trillion in 2012
Travel Daily UK
Travel and tourism industies will contribute more than US$2 trillion to the global economy and provide 100 million jobs in 2012, according to a new reported by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The WTTC has forecast that the globaltravel and ...

Travel Daily UK

Tourism is a big winner in final state budget
Orlando Sentinel
Although the state Legislature cuts funding for everything from hospitals to universities, its roughly $70 billion spending plan includes a huge boost for spending on tourism advertising. Visit Florida, the state's publicly subsidized marketing agency, ...

Travel + Leisure: A Rock And Roll Tour Of Los Angeles (PHOTOS)
By Travel + Leisure
From my vantage--where the only salt spray was crusted on snowbanks, left over from the plow--Los Angeles sounded like more than a nice place to vacation; it sounded like the solution. I mention all this having just returned from L.A., where I ...
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Pinterest Meets Trip Advisor: Wanderfly Launches New Travel Site
By Sarah Kessler
Travel recommendation engine Wanderfly's new site works like a Pinterest built for personalizedtravel. ... Pinterest surely has much more content in its travel and places section, but it's not built to plan a vacation. Wanderfly's focus on travel ...
Mashable » Startups

Madrid's visitors can rent tourist-friendly iPads | TUAW - The ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
Madrid's visitors can rent tourist-friendly iPads. by Kelly Hodgkins Mar 8th 2012 at 10:00AM. If you're vacationing in Madrid, you may want to check out PadInTheCity before you arrive. The local service lets you rent an iPad for the duration of ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

After Acquiring Topguest, Travel Rewards Redemption Company ...
By Leena Rao
Switchfly. Travel rewards redemption company Switchfly (formerly ezRez) has raised $15 million in Series C financing led by StarVest Partners with Azure Capital Partners and Canaan Partners participating. This brings the total capital raised ...

Wanderfly re-launches with a Pinterest-inspired travel site ...
By Sarah Mitroff
Wanderfly, a travel recommendation search engine, re-launched its service Wednesday with a whole new site. The company is doing away with details like hotel prices and is offering picture-heavy travelguides for cities instead.

Travel like Bourdain: the 'No Reservations' host gets his own travel ...
By McLean Robbins
Fans of Anthony Bourdain's no-holds-barred style of travel can rejoice because the next best thing to taking a trip with the famed Travel Channel host is finally here. Today, the Travel Channel launched a "Layover Guide with Anthony Bourdain ...

Lisa Mirza Grotts: Travel Questions And Answers
By Lisa Mirza Grotts
Airlines · International Destinations · U.S. Destinations · travel video · Smarter Ideas More .... Lisa Mirza Grotts is a recognized etiquette expert, an on-air contributor and the author of "A Traveler'sPassport to Etiquette." She is a former director of ...
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La Vida Locavore:: Kenya Diaries: Day 15 - Travel to Bondo
By Jill Richardson
This diary has little importance in terms of understanding Kenyan agriculture, but I feel compelled to share the story all the same. On the 15th day of my trip, February 20, I was to travel to Bondo District. The particular village I was visiting was ...
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Garden State Plants Tourism PR Review
By (Greg Hazley)
The Garden State has planted the seeds to review its tourism advertising and PR accounts with an RFP process through late April. Read the full story (sub req'd) | Subscribe to O'Dwyer's. Posted by Greg Hazley in RFP at 09:20 | Comments (0) ...
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Search Travel Oregon… Search .... With our hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, camping facilities, RV parks and vacation rentals, you'll find the best of lodging in ...

'Bachelorette' Star Ali Fedotowsky to Host NBC Travel Show '1st ...
Ali Fedotowsky traveled the world on season six of The Bachelorette in search of her soulmate. Although she may not have found her happily-ever-after with her ...

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