Thursday, March 1, 2012

UK 'sad and frustrated' with Argentina's turning away cruise vessels

UK 'sad and frustrated' with Argentine decision to turn away cruise vessels ...
The British government has said it is a source of ”sadness and frustrated” that Argentina decided to turn away British tourists wishing to visit Argentina as a result of the ongoing row over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.


Airlines likely to keep pushing fares higher as peak summer travel season ...
Washington Post
That means fares, which normally rise as the summer travel season nears, could increase faster than usual. Airlines have already pushed through two price increases this year, and it's only February, when leisure travel is slow.

German's activities were inconsistent with tourist visa: PC
The Asian Age
PTI A German national, who was suspected to have been involved in the anti-nuclear protests in Koodankulam, was deported back to his home because he indulged in activities not consistent with his tourist visa. Addressing a press conference, ...

Travel websites, accused of shortchanging local TN governments, prevail in court
The Tennessean
US District Judge Aleta A. Trauger granted the online travel companies a summary judgment last week. Trauger ruled that Tennessee's “tourist accommodation tax” should be levied on the rate hotels charge, not the rate consumers ultimately pay if they ...

Interval Leisure Group Acquires Vacation Resorts International
"With the acquisition of VRI and ILG's existing management interests, Interval Leisure Group becomes the largest independent provider of resort and homeowner association management services to the shared ownership industry. ILG companies now deliver ...

Trump promises changes to Doral Golf Resort and Spa
Donald Trump's long-anticipated acquisition of the Doral Golf Resort and Spa means a lot of changes to the famed property west of Miami. First, Marriott will leave as resort manager when the $150 million sale closes. That's expected to be June.

Travel management needs a serious overhaul
ZDNet (blog)
Robert Scoble knows something of the problems having infamously taken a swipe at Workday while almost shooting himself in the head complaining about the state of enterprise travel applications. While he got his critique wrong, he made good general...
ZDNet (blog)

Cultural Travel to New Mexico During Centennial Celebration
Sacramento Bee
By Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa THE PUEBLO OF SANTA ANA, NM, Feb. 29, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- With educational and enrichment vacations becoming more and more popular, New Mexico offers an authentic cultural experience for travelers with several ...

Travel deficit for Canada shrinks
The Province
Canada's international travel deficit shrank in the fourth quarter of 2011 as the amount Canadians spent abroad dropped more sharply than the amount of money foreigners spent in Canada, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday. The deficit fell to $4 billion ...

'China may resort to Indian territory grab'
Zee News
New Delhi: China may resort to territorial grabs, including through a "major military offensive", especially in Arunachal Pradesh or Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, and India should respond with "a strategy of quid pro quo", says a report by an ...

Travel: an early adopter
Express Computer
The Indian e-commerce space is dominated by one sector namely online travelbooking, which commands over 80% of this market. Manjari Juneja explores why this is so Online travel is the most successful consumer e-commerce category in India accounting ...

Express Computer

Tourism commission expands international outreach efforts
Las Vegas Review - Journal
The four new contracts, at $30000 each, run through fiscal 2012 and include sales, marketing and public relations services; Web hosting in the country's native language; Nevada-centric pitches totravel writers; and coordination of sales calls and ...

Trump chips in $150M for Doral golf resort
New York Post
By PAUL THARP The real-estate mogul and host of “Celebrity Apprentice” acquired the landmark Doral Golf Resort & Spa at a fire-sale price from hedge-fund tycoon John Paulson and other investors, which seized control of the bankrupt resort from a Morgan ...

Fitness Takes a Vacation
By Rick Aristotle Munarriz, The Motley Fool Posted 10:20AM 02/29/12 Investing Holiday Inn parent InterContinental (NYS: IHG) is opening a new chain of hotels with a fitness theme. When the first of the Even hotels opens early next year, guests will see ...

Donald Trump likely to attend Doral tournament
Donald Trump, who bought the Doral Golf Resort, plans to give the course a makeover. By Bill Van Smith While the Honda Classic gets ready to tee off Thursday, the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship waits in the wings, sprucing itself up for ...

Senior Travel: City passes -- do they work?
Orlando Sentinel
... for 10 cities in North America: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hollywood, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto, providing no-extra-cost admission to a mix of important museums and major commercial tourist attractions.

Taunton mayor and Mashpee Wampanoag tribe detail plans for resort casino off ...
“This will be a first class resort with something to offer the whole family,'' Cromwell said in the statement. Current plans call for the resort to offer a casino, hotels, casual dining, “entertainment space and other amenities.

Tourism and Information Technology
The impact of IT system in tourism start right from the moment the willing holidaymaker starts planning to visit a desired destination. At the onset of your plan, the destination, travel agents, tour operators, hotels, among other things become ...

Costa Allegra: How much will it affect the cruise industry?
Los Angeles Times
By Mary Forgione Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger The stranding of the Costa Allegra this week brings new woes to the Italy-based cruise line. But it also brings new consumer fears about the safety of the cruise industry as a whole, ...

Helping humanity, students travel the world |
By Chris Owen
Volunteers first provide needed disaster relief services, and then they help build back those same communities. To do that, the non-profit organization utilizes volunteers who travel to affected areas, giving their time to make a difference. On the ...

Gorgeous collection of vintage international travel posters - Holy Kaw!
Gorgeous collection of vintage international travel posters. Posted Feb 28th, 2012 at 5:55 PM and seen. times. Tweet. Media_httpfarm8static_brgij. Travel posters from times gone by make one yearn for far away places in terms of both miles ...
Holy Kaw!

Microsoft Drives Cloud Computing in Tourism | WebProNews
By Mike Fossum
According to Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, “the tourism sector has undergone a drastic transformation over the past years and has been evolving towards Tourism 3.0, where users connect to travel websites and ...

Kenya - travel tips needed | Africa & the Middle East Forum | Fodor's ...
By Pawan
We are looking for travel tips as this is our first visit to Kenya. We may also spend a night at the Mount Kenya Safari Club. Is there a dress code at the MKSC?? Is it necessary to take anti-malarial medication? We have been vaccinated against ...

Should Central America's drug violence be considered a global ...
By Joshua Keating
The AfPak Channel: Al-Qaeda leader Saif al-Adel reportedly detained in Cairo · FP Passport: Red lines · The Middle East Channel: Turkey and Iran: A Fraying Relationship or Business as Usual? Turtle Bay: Reflections from the far reaches of ...
FP Passport

134 Travel APIs: Kayak, Yahoo Travel and HotelsCombined
By Wendell Santos
The most common tags within travel are 27 travel booking APIs, 21 travel transit APIs and 14 travelhotel APIs. On the mashup side, we list 497 travel mashups. We named ... BookingMarkets API:Travel web site platform. BookingSync API: Vacation Rental Booking Service. BookIt API: Travelbooking services. Castilla-La Mancha API: Spain tourism information service. Cleartrip API: API: Travel and tourist database services. TourCMS Marketplace API: Online travelreservation ...

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