Thursday, March 8, 2012

Texas warns against spring break travel to Mexico; Top 10 travel apps

Texas warns against spring break travel to Mexico
The advisory comes despite pleas from top Mexican officials to limit the travel warnings to specific areas where the threat of violence is greatest. Mexican officials said that popular tourist areas such as Cancun and Cabo San Lucas are safe for ...

Texas DPS Issues Spring Break Travel Warning
KVIA El Paso
By ABC-7 Reporter Angela Kocherga EL PASO, Texas -- For the third year in a row the Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a travel warning advising students to stay out of Mexico during Spring Break. It comes just days before the majority of ... 

Top 10 iPad travel apps 2012
Phones Review
If you are a frequent traveller and use an Apple iPad there are quite a few iOS travelapps available for the iOS slate, and as I'm sure you know, using a travel app on your Apple iPad can take a bit of the stress out of travelling, and thus what we ...

Phones Review 

10 Free Must-Have Travel Apps for Android ~ Jaho Jalal
By (jalalHB)  Jaho Jalal
The tons of apps that are available for the Android phones, now have more for you specific to yourtravel needs. And what is more interesting that most of these Apps are FREE. Mashable has selected 10 such free travel specific Apps which ...

Dubai's tourism industry grows 10% to 9.3 million
He said the department has intensified its efforts to build on the success achieved last year through a variety of measures, including enhanced networking with the travel andtourism industry in different parts of the world with the help of the network ... 

Travel agents barred from ticketing for Kingfisher
Hindustan Times
In yet another big blow to Kingfisher Airlines, travel agents were asked by a leading international association on Wednesday to immediately stop booking tickets on the carrier's behalf for failure in settling dues since February.

Hindustan Times

NYC tourism has new goal: 55M annual visitors
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — New York City's tourism agency has a new annual goal of 55 million visitors by 2015, and it's planning to reach that by appealing to a specific demographic: young people. NYC and Company, the city's tourism and marketing arm, ...

Travel Media Group Unveils Major Rebrand
MarketWatch (press release)
ORLANDO, Fla., Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Travel Media Group, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced the launch of its new website and brand identity, reaffirming its value proposition of driving revenue and filling empty ...

Survey names Americans worst tourists in the world (blog)
About globe-trotting Travel news, tips, deals and dispatches. Kari Bodnarchuk writes about outdoor adventures, offbeat places, and New England. Patricia Borns, a frequent contributor to Globe Travel, writes and photographs travel, maritime, ...

Travel Channel Premiere: Slice of Brooklyn
Huffington Post (blog)
Tony's success attracted the attention of the Travel Channel, which premieres Slice of Brooklyn tonight at 10:00 and 10:30pm. On the program, Tony and Paula are joined by Tony's colorful consiglieri, Uncle Louie, Fat Sal, and Frankie Pancakes.

Travel Holdings Exceeds Expectations to Post Record Q4 2011
MarketWatch (press release)
Orlando, FL, Mar 7, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Travel Holdings, Inc., one of the largesttravel brokerage companies in the world, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011.The company reported a record 130% ...

“Passport Day In The USA” Allows Travelers To Apply On Saturday, March 10
“Passport requirements have expanded in recent years as a result of the increasing need to keep our nation's borders secure. As a result, AAA strongly recommends that all travelers secure a passportin advance so that when the time comes to travel, ...

Spring Travel: Turks and Caicos Beaches resort lays out a deal for single ...
Toronto Star
By Kathryn Folliott Travel Reporter It's nice to know that a major resort chain so focused on familytravel makes a special effort to welcome all types of families - and that includes the single-parent variety. Beaches Resorts' 'Single Parent Fun' ...

Get or renew passport during Passport Day March 10 in Fellsmere, Fort Pierce
By Angela Smith Where: Fellsmere Post Office, 15 N. Oak St.; Fort Pierce Main Post Office, 5000 W. Midway Road Post offices in Fellsmere and Fort Pierce will be two of 26 postal centers across Florida participating in the fourth annual Passport Day in ...

Rush Limbaugh: Missouri's newest tourist attraction?
By Laura Bly, USA TODAY What do conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and sultry singer and dancer Josephine Baker have in common? The former is set to join the latter in Jefferson City's Hall of Famous Missourians.


Strong travel, tourism growth expected in 2012
Hotel News Now
By Patrick Mayock The global travel and tourism industry is projected to grow 2.8% during 2012, according to the WTTC. The industry will represent 9% global GDP, which is more than the automobile industry at 8%. The hotel sector is poised for growth ...

Stay out of Mexico: Spring break advisory falling on deaf ears
(AP Photo/Israel Leal) by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5 Border Bureau For the third year in a row the Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a travel warning advising students to stay out of Mexico during Spring Break. It comes just days before the ...

Americans are world's worst tourists, says new survey
Fox News
AP Are we really the stereotype of the "ugly American" when we travel? According to a new survey carried out by LivingSocial and Mandala Research we seem to be. And worse, it was predominately Americans ranking their fellow countrymen.

Travel & Tourism Forecast: Job Boom in 2012
Travel Agent
Get ready for a promising year for travel. Travel and tourism is set for a milestone year as the industry's direct contribution to the global economy is expected to pass $2 trillion in GDP and 100 million jobs, according to research by the World Travel ...

Travel Agent

Skyscanner: Top 10 iPad Travel Apps
MarketWatch (press release)
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the eagerly-awaited iPad 3 set to be unveiled by Apple on 7 March, Skyscanner presents 10 of the best iPad travel apps designed to make your trip that bit better. There's an app for almost ...

Warrnings issued to spring-breakers headed to Mexico
Resort cities in Mexico are party destinations "Mexico is really fun and it's really pretty," Garcia said. But for the last several years, the number of American deaths in Mexico has skyrocketed. In 2011, 120 UStravelers were murdered.

WorldMate Wins the Best Mobile Travel App Award at EyeForTravel
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WorldMate announced today that it won the Best Mobile Travel App Award on March 5th at EyeForTravel's Social Media and Mobile Strategies for Travel 2012 conference.

National Plan A Vacation Week - March 18-24 - Calling All Travel Agents
MarketWatch (press release)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- So you've planned the ultimate vacation. You've scanned the Internet, seen numerous pictures of exotic resorts. You've probably already daydreamed yourself wearing your new vacation ...

Rent My Vacation Home at the PGA Golf Tournament in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Rent My Vacation Home dot com has expanded operations into Puerto Rico. The PGA Golf Tournament is on Thursday March 8 to Sunday Mar 11, 2012 in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Rent MyVacation Home dot com will be renting homes at this event.

The Tourism Market: How Can French E-travel Get a 100% Growth Rate Per Year ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The first trend has to do with bespoke travel: sales of individual "a la carte or bespoke" trips have gone up by 10 to 15% per year, while group tours are now stagnating. The second trend is the boom of the e-tourism market, with an average yearly ...

DPS issues Spring Break travel alert for Mexico
by Sergio Chapa Texas authorities are asking Spring Breakers to avoid travel to Mexico due to continuing drug cartel violence south of the border. Texas authorities are asking Spring Breakers to avoid travel to Mexico due to continuing drug cartel ...

Texas DPS Warning Against Travel to Mexico Proves Controversial
Yahoo! Contributors Network
It suggests violent crimes, including rapes and sexual assault, have become problems even in resortareas. Some bars and nightclubs in resort areas have become havens for drug traffickers. Americans have been victims of robbery, car-jacking, ...

Tourism NZ link to site draws fire
New Zealand Herald
By Jamie Morton Moteliers have hit out at New Zealand's official tourism body for linking itself to a peer-review website accused of aiding blackmail tactics by malicious guests. Tourism New Zealand added an optional TripAdvisor ratings function to its ...

Tips From the Times Travel Show -
From Maine to Uzbekistan, advice gleaned from representatives at The New York Times Travel Show.... After stuffing myself with cookies, I gleaned advice from dozens of chamber of commerce, touristboard and travel company representatives. Below is a selection of 10 of those tips. A caveat: With only two days ... During the summer season, most visitors to Maine are too focused on the coast, said Margaret Hoffman of the Maine Office of Tourism. She suggested trying inland spots ...
Frugal Traveler

How Bruce Chatwin 'Saved Travel Writing' - Travel Blog - World Hum
By The World Hum Editors (
How Bruce Chatwin 'Saved Travel Writing'. Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 03.07.12 | 8:39 AM ET. I was catching up on some back issues of Harper's a few weeks back, and this quotation about the author of “In Patagonia” and “The Songlines” ...
World Hum

Texas Advises Spring Breakers To Avoid Travel To Mexico « CBS ...
By ktvtdeborah
“Many crimes against Americans in Mexico go unpunished, and we have a responsibility to inform the public about safety and travel risks and threats,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “Based on the ... Of particular interest to students is Department of State information noting that some bars and nightclubs in resort cities such as Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, and Tijuana can be havens for drug dealers and petty criminals. McCraw applauded foreign officials ...
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

BLOG: State Dept. Issue Travel Warning for Mexico « CBS Philly
By jimdonovancbs3
... a spring break trip this year? Well if you're heading to Mexico the State Department has issued atravel warning for American tourists. ... Meanwhile, here are some quick tips from the State Department to make your international travel easier and safer: Sign up for the Smart ... Signpassport, and fill in the emergency information: Make sure you have a signed, valid passport, and a visa, if required, and fill in the emergency information page of your passport. Leave copies of itinerary and ...
CBS Philly

Spiderwebs blanket Australian tourist stopover |
By Libby Zay
Spiderwebs blanket Australian tourist stopover. by Libby Zay (RSS feed) on Mar 6th 2012 at 9:00PM. Unless looking to relive a scene from Steven Spielberg's "Arachnaphobia" (1990), travelers should be wary of a visit to Wagga Wagga, ...

Share Your Travel Experiences to Win a $25000 Vacation and More
Conde Nast is looking for stories about your travel experiences. Share yours and you could win a $25000 dream vacation and many other prizes in the Conde Nast Traveler - Dream Trip Contest and Sweepstakes. To enter the contest, upload ... Contests & Sweepstakes

Don't travel to Mexico | spring, travel, breakers - DPS to spring ...
By By LAURA B. MARTINEZ/The Brownsville Herald
DPS to spring breakers: Don't travel to Mexico | spring, travel, breakers, don, dps, mexico. ..."However, drug cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat, even in some resort areas." The DPS cites information ...
The Brownsville Herald - Headlines...

Travel to Morocco! - Rolling Rains Report
By Scott Rains
American-born Johnson has been touring the towns and cities of southern Morocco since June of 2011, researching hotels, museums, tourist venues, shops, and sites for the fledgling travelcompany, Morocco Accessible Travel, which goes live with its first ... The fact is that often it simply hasn't occurred to them to think of disabled people as a tourism 'market', if you care to use that term, or that with a few simple changes they can make their hotels and venues easily accessible. In many...
Rolling Rains Report

16 Irish Government Ministers set to travel abroad for St. Patrick's ...
The Irish Government has announced that 11 ministers and five ministers of State will attend St. Patrick's Day events overseas throughout the month of March. Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny has said that these trips are an investment ...
IrishCentral News ...

What is Bicycle Travel? | The Path Less Pedaled
By Laura
Three years ago, almost to the day, we left our then-home of Long Beach, CA, on what would turn out to be a fateful bike trip to Joshua Tree. By the time we had returned home, we knew that we would soon be selling everything we owned and ...
The Path Less Pedaled

Texas warns on Spring Break travel | Mexico Unmasked
By Tim Johnson
“However, drug cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat, even in some resort areas.” ... “Mexico strongly disagrees with the assessment made by Texan officials regarding travel to Mexico in general. As their ...
Mexico Unmasked

Oregon Trip Ideas - TravelOregon - Travel Oregon
If creature comforts are your bag, indulge yourself in luxury travel with Oregon's fine dining, ....facilities, RV parks and vacation rentals, you'll find the best of lodging in Oregon . .... The official guide to Oregon travel and tourism information.

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