Monday, March 12, 2012

Japan tourism still suffering one year on from quake

One year on: Japan marks tsunami victims as tourism rises
Travel Daily UK
Japan National Tourist Office (JNTO) has now unveiled a new logo to show its appreciation. "We are pleased to be able to report that 2012 is off to a good start for Japan's tourism industry, with visitors to Japan in January being just 4% down on 2011...

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Japan tourism still suffering one year on from quake
By Kate Millar A visitor speaks with representatives of Japan's travel industry at the ITB international tourism fair in Berlin on March 9, 2012. The industry is still hurting a year after the tsunami and nuclear disaster, international industry ...

Japan tourism still suffering
Sky News Australia
There was a 28 per cent fall in the number of foreign visitors to Japan in 2011 compared with the previous year, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) says. It predicts a full recovery by mid-2012. But Japanese travel industry representatives at ... 

Tourism Australia looks to China's second tier cities
TOURISM Australia's 10-year marketing plan for China will be expanded into the country's fastest-growing second-tier cities, after new research. The research findings were released today following last week's international visitor arrival and spending ...

Swiss voters reject 6 weeks paid vacation
The Associated Press
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss citizens appear to be leading the way on European austerity, rejecting a minimum six weeks paid vacation a year. Swiss polls closed Sunday on several national referendums, including one pushed by a union to raise the ...

Travel advice: how to find joint travel insurance
The consumer travel expert Sophie Butler answers a reader's query on obtaining the joint travel insurance with a friend. 'Now most insurance companies will only provide joint cover for partners. What can we do?' Photo: alamy By Sophie Butler A friend ...

Irish tourism minister Michael Ring comes to BIRMINGHAM for St Patrick's Parade
Sunday Mercury
But this year Ireland's minister for tourism and sport, Michael Ring, won't be in Dublin – he'll be in BRUM. He's travelling to Birmingham to join Britain's biggest parade in honour of his country's patron saint. Around 50000 people are expected to ...

Idaho's Schweitzer Ski Resort touts great snow, views and no crowds
On a bluebird day you can see snowcapped peaks in Montana, Washington and British Columbia from the top of Idaho's largest ski resort. Lake Pend Oreille below makes Schweitzer Mountain feel like the Northwest's Lake Tahoe region.

Now Morrissey tears into Prince Harry in his role of tourism ambassador after ...
Daily Mail
Harry, who is in Rio de Janeiro to promote Britain's biggest ever tourism campaign, was there 'to take your money' Morrissey told fans at an outdoor concert in the city. 'As you know, Prince Harry is in town. He wants to take your money.

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Airline Passenger Travel To Nearly Double In Two Decades
AvStop Aviation News
By Jim Douglas March 11, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its annual forecast on Thursday projecting airline passenger travel will nearly double in the next 20 years. The report underscores the need to continue moving forward ...

AvStop Aviation News

Travel shorts: Boracay, Baguio, Batangas
One of the hotels in the country's favorite island getaway is the 201-room Boracay Garden Resort, located at the center of Station 2. It features premiere rooms with direct access to the pool and family rooms that can fit up to six persons.

Travel perks for U.S. House members questioned
Green Bay Press Gazette
"What's troubling is these are junkets sponsored by people who have business pending before Congress," said Craig Holman of Public Citizen, who was instrumental in amending the travel rules in 2007. "This is what we worked so hard against after the ...

Park City resort says rival trying to shut it down
Salt Lake Tribune
Suit » Resort accuses companies that own Canyons of trying to kick it off leased land. By Roxana Orellana Park City Mountain Resort is suing two companies that own part of the land on which it operates, claiming they are trying to shut it down.

Group looks to revitalize bankrupt Bitterroot Resort project
The Missoulian
Missoula County Sheriff's deputy Pat Turner conducts a Sheriff's sale of the proposed 3000-acre Bitterroot Resort ski area on the steps of the Missoula County Courthouse Wednesday morning in Missoula. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

New Trends in Travel: Rain Forest Summer Camp for the Whole Family
Midland Daily News
Each activity-packed week-long program offers the advantages of an all-inclusive resort, the comfort and intimacy of a deluxe nature lodge, the fun of summer camp, and up-close, hands-on learning experiences. This is eco-tourism for the whole family.

Travel Troubleshooter: Airline no help on death in family
Sacramento Bee
I needed to travel to Austin, Texas, for his funeral. Because I was already scheduled to fly from Baltimore to Austin on American Airlines on Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving, I thought it would be easiest to just move my outbound flight up a few days to Nov.

Egypt's tourism gets boost as historic Nile cruise set to return
Bikya Masr
Sailing the Nile River in Egypt has always been a huge tourism boost for the country, but for the past 16 years, the an historic route on the river had been put on hold. Now, tour operators and the ministry of tourism are hopeful restarting the ...

Bikya Masr

Visitors to Miami International Film Festival Book Accommodations Through ...
Yahoo! Contributors Network
Travelers heading to the Miami International Film Festival are booking private vacation rentals instead of hotel rooms this year. John Romano of Vacation Rental Web Directory says the online site is experiencing higher traffic than last year from ...

Yahoo! Contributors Network

Rushwaya Gets Passport Back Permanently
By Vimbai Sibanda, 10 March 2012 FORMER Zimbabwe Football Association chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya got back her passport permanently after she successfully applied to have her bail conditions relaxed. Rushwaya, the alleged mastermind of the ...

Must Have Travel Apps
So, which travel apps do you find my useful? TripIt: More than just a booking site, TripIt is an all-around travel organizer with one key feature: It recognizes confirmation emails sent from airlines, Amtrak, etc. and turns them into calendar invites.

The Last Word: Passport to run for GB? It's in the Mail
The Independent
I am pretty clear on this — anyone who wants to compete for Great Britain must hold a Britishpassport or go through the full naturalisation process. What I am against is giving special treatment to people simply to allow them to compete for this ...

Travel Matters: Looking ahead to Savannah, Bonnaroo, Telluride
Austin American-Statesman
My Morning Jacket plays at last year's Bonnaroo. Tickets are selling out fast for this year's festival in Tennessee. As part of a technology change, commenting will not be available on some articles for a number of months. Read more about the change ...

Austin American-Statesman

Travel agencies rely on Internet, service to clients to stay afloat
Charleston Post Courier
Peter Mehlman and his wife, Bernice, (behind brochure) hear the details of a paddleboat excursion they will take later this year from travel agent Susan Altman at Abbott and Hill Travel Agency in West Ashley, which has adapted to the onslaught of the ...

Travel Smarter 2012: New technologies that make travel more social
by Jessica Festa (RSS feed) on Mar 11th 2012 at 9:00AM While there was once a time when people would simply head down to their local travel agent for a trip recommendation, the world of social media and technology has greatly impacted the way we travel ...

Stefon Appears On SNL To Recommend Spring Tourist Destinations ...
By Sarah Devlin
Oh Stefon, it's good to have you back! Spring has come early and so has our favorite NYC tour guide, who swept onto the Weekend Update set to raucous applause. Stefon was here to give visitors a rundown of fun things to do in the city now ...

Second Russian tourist dies from fire injuries - The Nation
Second Russian tourist dies from fire injuries. A second Russian tourist died early yesterday from injuries received in a fire on Thursday night at the Grand Park Avenue Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 22 in... - National

Fastest way to renew passport | Europe Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk ...
By SashieZo
Many people believe that a U.S. passport has to be valid for 6 months after travel to every country, but that does not apply for countries who are party to the Schengen Agreement. According to the U.S. Department of State's website: ENTRY / EXIT REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENS: The Netherlands is a party to the Schengen Agreement. As such, you may enter the Netherlands for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. If you are traveling for any other purpose ...

A Luxury Travel Blog » Luxury travel links of the week
By Paul Johnson
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal... Luxury Rhodes honeymoons from 3redbags Italian beauty from Azimut Yachts St. Moritz charm from...
A Luxury Travel Blog

Wonderopolis » Blog Archive » What Time Would You Travel To?
By Wonderopolis
The concept of time travel sounds simple: you just move back and forth between different points in time like you would between different points in space. You could jump forward into the future, or you could jump back to sometime in the past.

Westin Beaver Creek Resort and Spa Amenities - Mommy Points
By mommypoints
Best Family Travel Blog ... Westin Beaver Creek Resort and Spa Amenities. This is one of my favorite posts in the series about our trip to take our toddler to see snow in Beaver Creek, Colorado as it covers lots of the “fun stuff” to do at the Westin Beaver Creek Resort and the Villas. What made the resort so spectacular was the amenities, so I am excited to share some of the ... Deciding to Stay an Extra Day While on Vacation. What Happens When Your Whole Family Misses Their Flight...
Mommy Points

Grayson county holds passport fair
SHERMAN, TX-Dozens turned up at the Grayson County Justice Center to apply for a passport just in time for spring break.
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Campgrounds aiming to become resort destinations
By mbennett
Instead of offering rest stops on the way to vacation destinations, KOA wants to add enough activities to convert its modest overnight campgrounds into final destinations for traveling families. "Campgrounds are indeed a resort destination," ...
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