Monday, March 19, 2012

New Way to Travel Cheap

The New Way to Travel Cheap
Additionally, two-thirds of travel-bound consumers plan to increase their travel budgets. However you don't have to spend more to make your vacation worthwhile; this year, it's all about alternative destinations and cool search tools to save more money ...


Know before you go: Mexico
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Anyone traveling to Mexico should read the most recent US State Department travel warning about the country. It can be found at (click on the "Travel warnings" link at the left to get a list of countries, then click on "Mexico").

Mexico's violence is up, and so is tourism
Tourism has been increasing despite setbacks, such as the state of Texas' three-year-old travel advisory warning its residents not to cross over to Mexico because of drug cartel violence. Guevara, a former travel industry executive who lived for four ...

Playboy Club at Palms resort in Las Vegas to close in June, no details offered ...
Washington Post
LAS VEGAS — Officials say the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will close in June. No reason was given, and no specific date was set. A statement released Friday by casino and N9NE Group spokesman Larry Fink said the parting was ...

Travel Picks: Top 10 Best Non-Art Museums
Chicago Tribune
To help you culture vultures plan ahead, the members and editors of travel website ( have compiled a list of the "Top 10 Best Non-Art Museums." Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1.

NJ tourism on rebound
Philadelphia Inquirer
Shore tourism, including Atlantic City gaming, accounts for a significant portion of New Jersey's annual vacation dollars. "Who can forget the governor making national headlines with 'Get the hell off the beach.' Forty-eight hours later we told them to ...

Travel problems hit Toronto after Air Canada's 'challenges' in Montreal
Globe and Mail
A closed runway that caused delays and cancellations at Canada's busiest airport early Sunday was back in use by mid-morning after heavy fog which shrouded the facility began to lift. The runway at Toronto's Pearson Airport had been closed after a fire ...

Globe and Mail

Tourism group offers war zone trip to Libya
A British travel agency is offering organized tours of Libya as it emerges from its civil war. (Source: CNN) TRIPOLI, LIBYA (CNN) - Picture a package holiday and a destination like Libya probably doesn't spring to mind. But a British travel agency is ...

Toronto airport problems trigger March break travel delays
There are fog problems persisiting," CBC's John Northcott reported early Sunday. challenges," including weather, during what is considered to be a peak travelweekend at the tail end of the March break. Air Canada advisory The airline is asking ...

TRAVEL: Local trip tips for March 18
North County Times
ADJUST YOUR ALTITUDE: Hotel Madeline, near southern Colorado's Telluride Ski Resort, is offering a package that features altitude adjustment oxygen therapy to help guests going from a couple of hundred feet to 9000 feet. Guests who stay for three ...

Tourism to contribute $44bn to GCC economies
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter - MUSCAT — The total direct contribution of travel and tourism to GDP in GCC countries is expected to reach $44 billion this year, up 27 per cent from 2009, the peak of the financial crisis in the Gulf, according to the World ...

Bryant: Tourism outlook better in 2012 than '11
While installation of the replacement pipe will be done long before the peak of tourism season arrives, the city is also planning to replace sidewalks on North Main and put down a new surface along Main. Will that work scare off tourists?

Tourism and Transport Forum CEO John Lee. Picture: Alan Pryke Source: The ...
Herald Sun
Tourism industry leaders a government plan to double visitor spending on overnight stays to $140 billion a year is achievable by 2020. While sentiment over the struggling industry's performance improved towards the end of 2011, it contrasted with a ...

Officials: Tourism pays
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
By Mike Carrels Phoenix Staff Writer Muskogee should reap a multi-million dollar return on its investment in tourism, city officials say. The investment — spent mainly on marketing — was funded from an increase of the city's hotel-motel tax, ...

The Passport Party Project opens the world to 10 young Austin women
CultureMap Austin
By Shelley Seale Did you know that only 30% of Americans have a passport? And that abysmally low number is an increase from previous years, what with a passport recently required for Mexico and Canada travel. I say 'abysmally low' because I am a firm ...

Travel: Jets will not be affected by rules for tours over Grand Canyon
Herald Times Reporter
McCain said the plan could eliminate hundreds of tourism jobs and cause tour operators to lose as much as $18 million in the first year alone. "Air tours provide a unique sightseeing experience for people who might otherwise not be able to visit the ...

Westchester developers Cappelli, Tinson feud over Catskills resort
The Journal News |
Both of their Sullivan County proposals include hotels, gambling and a lot of entertainment, harking back to the long-faded Borscht Belt's heyday as a resort and vacation mecca in the mountains. “It was a glamorous place to go,” said Jim Tinson, ...

Travel: Newport Jazz fest lineup, battlefields and wineries and other travel news
Press of Atlantic City
A new travel program in Virginia aims to connect history lovers to wineries and wine lovers to history. The Sesquicentennial Winery Passport program links 23 wineries to nearby Civil War battlefields and historic sites. The pocket-size passport ...

Travel Q & A from G4 phones to nude beaches
Monroe News Star
At the end of every travel column, I always ask to be contacted me if you have any questions. Well, last week, my cup runneth over, so, today, let's take a quick look at some of the things on your mind: Question: Can you tell me if my new 4G phone will ...

New tourism officers on the job in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield
Richmond Times Dispatch
(more) If you doubt that tourism is a big-ticket item in central Virginia, consider this: In the past eight months, during a time of budget angst, belt-tightening and hiring freezes, Richmond, Henrico County and Chesterfield County have all added a top ...

Travel Matters: Wine, flowers and a new bridge in Dallas
Austin American-Statesman
The new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas doesn't lead to any tourist attractions, but its graceful lines add beauty to the city's skyline. If future development pans out, the span could take you to an eating and drinking mecca.

Austin American-Statesman

Going Places: Travel news and tips
Nashua Telegraph
The World Travel & Tourism Council has some cheery economic projections in its latest report:Travel and tourism will grow by 2.8 percent this year, trumping the predicted global economic growth rate of 2.5 percent. The industry is expected to ...

14 Travel Tips for Berkshire 2012
Motley Fool
By Joe Magyer | More Articles The Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) (NYSE: BRK-B ) annual meeting is dubbed "Woodstock for Capitalists" for good reason: 30000-plus value investors and Warren Buffett acolytes descend upon Omaha, Neb., for a weekend of ...

Targets for tourism 'not realistic'
The Australian
TOURISM executives have criticised the federal government's ambitious long-term strategy, saying targets such as doubling overnight travel expenditure to $140 billion by 2020 are not achievable. Just one federal government target set out in the Tourism ...

Travel: Get a pro's help in planning your dream vacation
Lansing State Journal
I was doubtful when I heard you could get on the phone with a Delta Vacations/MLT sales specialist and plot out every detail of an entire, custom vacation. How could a phone rep have the time and patience for that level of personal service, ...

Israel's Campaign To Halt Organ Trafficking Tourism
Daily Beast
Yet while there are no available statistics that give concrete numbers on the black market of international transplant tourism, medical watchdogs say that Israelis have popped up in organ trafficking cases over the past decade with surprising frequency ...

Daily Beast

PhotoBlog - Fog and air pollution disrupt travel in Beijing
The new China Central Television (CCTV) tower hardly visible as fog covers most of Beijing on Saturday. More than 400 flights to and from Beijing airport, including around 35 international services, were cancelled or delayed due to thick fog ...
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Travel Smarter 2012: New hotel alternatives |
By Jessica Festa
Travelers who want a modern take on vacation rentals and apartment sublets. While checking apartment and home ... Ecotourism is a hot topic in the travel world, and accommodations are catching on to the trend. First, there is World Wide ...

5 Injured In Accident At Maryland Ski Resort « CBS Pittsburgh
By hlang84
The injured, including two children, were transported to West Virginia University's Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W. Va. Saturday marked the official end to the resort's ski season. RELATED LINKS: More Local News. Share this ...
CBS Pittsburgh

A perfect travel experience… - One Mile at a Time
By lucky
A perfect travel experience… Even when flying in premium cabins, travel isn't always seamless. There are still so many things that can go wrong, from airport security to long lines at customs/immigration to surly flight attendants to bad food to ...
One Mile at a Time

Roth on Wesleyan » Blog Archive » Spring Travels, Vacation Thoughts
By mroth
Kari and I have been on vacation this first week of Spring Break. We've returned to Paris, a city we both lived in when we were in our student years, and in which we have spent extended periods of time in the time since. Although this was not a ...
Roth on Wesleyan

Tired Of Using Vacation Days For March Madness? Just Get a ...
By Sean Newell
This, this is pretty crazy if you ask me. It would appear that many men (sometimes a more than 50 percent increase) opt to get a vasectomy in March in order to cash in on the couple days off it affords in order to watch the NCAA Tournament.

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