Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Enjoy sun-soaked sailing holidays in Tortola

Enjoy sun-soaked sailing holidays in Tortola: "Marina Cay is another idyllic isle that can be seen on a bareboat charter holiday in the BVI. In fact, it will take you about two hours to get here from Tortola so you can soon moor up and enjoy a refreshing rum cocktail. As the waters surrounding the island are calm, shallow and warm, it's the perfect destination for a pleasant afternoon swim before drying off in the tropical sunshine. Marina Cay measures just 8 acres, but there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy amazing water sports, including snorkelling and kayaking. As the evening approaches, head to the Sunset Bar - which sits at the highest point of the island - to watch the incredible Caribbean sun set over Great Camanoe Island.

Space tourist is just one way to describe Simonyi
CBS News
SEATTLE — Charles Simonyi may still be described as a space tourist even though the Microsoft billionaire has no plans to take a third vacation on the International Space Station and hasn't hung out in outer space for a few years.

CBS News

Las Vegas Meeting at $4 a Shrimp Forces Out U.S. Agency Head
San Francisco Chronicle
April 3 (Bloomberg) -- The head of the General Services Administration resigned after an inquiry found the US agency had lavished $4-a-shrimp appetizers on employees and minted commemorative coins for a meeting at a Las Vegas area resort.

St. Lucia resort chops prices (blog)
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe Correspondent All-inclusive Morgan Bay Beach Resort on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, now part of Elite Island Resorts, is offering pretty deep discounts on stays booked by April 8, good for travel from now through Dec.

Cambodia Bets Casinos Can Boost Tourism
Wall Street Journal
Several other additions are being developed for the resort, which is operated by Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp., at a cost of $369 million. The plans include a "NagaCity Walk", a tourist park and such retailers as Cartier, Rolex and Piaget.

What travel expenses are tax deductible?
"I have not been audited for travel expenses, but am well backed up in case I am," he says. Newman is not your typical business traveler, tax professionals say. Most taxpayers make one crucial mistake when deducting business travel expenses on their ...


Credit Suisse says no German travel ban for bankers
Credit Suisse said its private bankers already had to comply with tough requirements to justify travel requests because of a global crackdown on offshore accounts in Switzerland. "At Credit Suisse, a strict system for the approval of business travel is ...

Revel Opens Doors in Bid As New Destination Resort
Wall Street Journal
The $2.4 billion Revel casino resort opened its doors on Monday in Atlantic City with a blueberry smoothie toast at sunrise and a rush of gamblers eager to try out the city's 12th casino. Situated at the extreme northern end of the Boardwalk, ...

Wall Street Journal

An "Island Treasure" Hawaiian Vacation Package Includes a $300 Hotel Credit at ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WAIKOLOA, HI, Apr 03, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island has a value added Island Treasure Waikoloa vacation package designed to make a Hawaiian vacation more enjoyable. "We've made it more enticing ...

Let's Go Travel Guides Offers Top 10 Budget Travel Tips for Europe
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Let's Go Travel Guides-the only travel guide created exclusively by students, for students-is here to help by offering up their top ten budget tips and secrets from the new Let's Go Budget series. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2012 Getting the most ...

Preferred Residences Adds Mandharini Resort in Kenya to Its Membership and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
“The East African tourism market has really flourished in the last few years,” said Darren Ettridge, senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Preferred Residences in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Revel, Atlantic City's newest casino, opens
The $2.4 billion resort is being counted on to help revive the sagging fortunes of the nation's second-largest gambling market. Revel had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to reach Monday's opening. Three key executives working on the project ...

Allianz Global Assistance USA Announces International Travel Scholarship ...
MarketWatch (press release)
RICHMOND, Va., Apr 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Henrico-based Allianz Global Assistance USA, a global travel insurance and assistance company, announced today that it has awarded scholarships to six area high school students to travel and study abroad.

GSA head resigns amid reports of lavish spending
The Associated Press
The 300-person event at the M Resort Spa and Casino in Henderson, Nev., included a $95-per-person dinner and reception as well as various violations of federal laws and policies. "As the agency Congress has entrusted with developing the rules followed ...

Procurement chief quits as agency accused of waste
Chicago Tribune
Many expenditures by the General Services Administration for the October 2010 conference at a resort outside Las Vegas were "excessive and wasteful" and violated the agency's own policies, said a report by the GSA's Office of Inspector General.

Blue Diamond Hotels Varadero Resort photo

MarketWatch (press release)
Blue Diamond Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce the addition of a new resort to its portfolio of family-friendly Memories Beach Resorts. Memories Varadero Beach Resort will receive its first guests on May 1st, 2012. This popular resort, previously ...

Global Travel Network,, Launches New Portal for Hanoi, Vietnam's ...
Houston Chronicle, the global online travel network powered by local travel experts, has unveiled its latest travel-booking portal serving Hanoi, Vietnam's capital and cultural hub. Travelers to Hanoi can now make arrangements through for trips to ...

International air travel up 9.3 pct in Feb - IATA
This will limit the potential for business class travel growth and it implies that an uptick for cargo is not imminent," IATA's Director General and CEO Tony Tyler said in a statement. International freight rose 5.1 percent in February.

Study: Tourism spending up across Navajo Nation
That represents a 32 percent increase in tourism spending since 2002. Albert Damon, head of the tribe's economic development division, said the tribe has many families and friends who are helping to promote the Navajo Nation as a destination.

2012's Top 7 Family Hotels in the US
ABC News
KeyLime Cove Resort and Water Park, Gurnee, Illinois This resort, with its indoor waterpark, is a little bit of the tropics in the middle of Gurnee, Illinois. (As one TripAdvisor traveler said, "Now we don't have to go to Florida!

ABC News

Roadshow: Need travel tips? Try 511
San Jose Mercury News
I am seeking travel time information by time of day on Interstate 880 between 280 and 101. ... How is the congestion on a Friday afternoon from Concord to Yountville when leaving about 3 pm? ... I need to go to San Mateo from the Niles district of ...

Clean Currents Unveils Social Media Contest - "Green Passport DC"
MarketWatch (press release)
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Clean Currents, a leading green electricity supplier serving Washington, DC and Maryland, has announced the launch of its spring contest, Green Passport DC, which will run from April 3rd through ...

Cancun: Spring break on despite tourist unease
Huffington Post
While American tourism to Mexico slipped 3 percent last year, the country remains by far the biggest tourist destination for Americans, with about 20 million US visitors a year, according to annual survey of bookings by the largest travel agencies.

Tuesday Travel Ticker: Alaska visits are up
Los Angeles Times
NYC & Company, the city's official marketing/tourism organization, will join with start-up firm CityMaps to launch a free smartphone app that allows users to navigate New York City using easy-to-recognize names and logos . . . . Travel quote of the ...

Westgate Resorts and Interval International Extend Long-Term Partnership
MarketWatch (press release)
“Since day one, we've focused on providing exceptional value and memorable vacationexperiences. We could not have a better exchange partner than Interval, whose high-qualityresort network, programs, and benefits have helped us meet our owners' needs.

Las Vegas Conference at $823000 Leads U.S. Agency Chief to Quit
The head of the General Services Administration resigned after an inquiry found the US agency had lavished $4-a-shrimp appetizers on employees and minted commemorative coins for a meeting at a Las Vegas area resort. The $823,0000 conference in October ...

Law Could Hamper Drug Tourism in the Netherlands
New York Times
“I think that by the end of next year, there will be no drug tourism in the Netherlands,” Ard van der Steur, a Parliament member and a spokesman for Mr. Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, said in an interview in The Hague.

New York Times

US procurement chief quits as agency accused of waste
Chicago Tribune
* Shakeup at GSA over spending at Las Vegas resort * Report cites "excessive" costs for resort By JoAnne Allen WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - The head of the US government's federal procurement office is resigning and two senior officials have been ...

Revel-ations from Monday's opening
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
Despite a wildly successful opening day, there were a few glitches at Revel mega-resort. Photo: Revel Entertainment There's no denying Atlantic City's $2.4 billion Revel mega-resort redefines “fabulous” and gives the beleaguered gambling capital a ...

Travel Photographer of the Year - Photography Competitions
TPOTY is the photo contest that's run by photographers for photographers. It's open to photographers from all countries; amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, we have categories to suit you all! And it's judged by leading ...
Photography Competitions

How Fast Can You Travel By Transit From Your Neighborhood ...
By James Brasuell
Click here to view the full photogallery. Following on the heels of that very cool April Fools 8-bit Google Maps activity over the weekend, a student correspondent at Archinect today...
Curbed LA

Travel Movie Watch: 'Mariachi Gringo' - Travel Blog - World Hum
By The World Hum Editors (
Travel Movie Watch: 'Mariachi Gringo'. Travel Blog • Jim Benning • 04.02.12 | 4:49 PM ET. This looks promising. That said, I don't see an official release date set; it got a mixed review in Variety; and according to a piece last month in the ...
World Hum

Travel Tuesday: Road Trip & Weekend Getaway In One! | Black and ...
By Kirstin Fuller
Travel Tuesday: Road Trip & Weekend Getaway In One! travel. by Kirstin Fuller | on April 3rd, 2012 | 0 comments. In most cities, this weekend was a wonderful snapshot of the beautiful days of summer. Summer is perfect for weekend getaways ...
Black and Married With

Portland Dubbed "Greenest City" by Travel Mag | Blogtown, PDX
By Alex Zielinski
News and entertainment from Portland's bestest alt weekly.
Blogtown, PDX, Portland Mercury

vacation luxe
By Olivia
I got back home late last night and as I usually do after coming home from a vacation, I felt a twinge of sadness leaving the island. Perhaps it was the reality call of a long week of school waiting for me or the inclination to keep traveling, ...

A Fun Travel Shade Idea - Dreamstate's Neoprene Sleepmasks ...
By BureauJules
A fun travel shade idea - dreamstate's neoprene sleepmasks were inspired by vintage frames and come *BureauJules. A fun travel shade idea - dreamstate's neoprene sleepmasks were inspired by vintage frames and come in 10+ colors .

Start Your Travel Fund With The Change In Your Pocket (But Good ...
By Dave Seminara
Almost twenty years ago, I read about this change accumulation tactic and decided it would be an effortless way to start a travel fund. It's hard to save money but it's easy to accumulate coins. At the time I started my first coin collection, I was ...

RihlaPrime set to transform online travel experiences in Middle East ...
RihlaPrime, the first online luxury travel club in the Middle East, is partnering with the world's leading hotels and holiday destinations to offer breathtaking vacations at members-only prices.
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Take A Spiritual Vacation | Care2 Healthy Living
By Gabby Bernstein
In this video I share about the importance of taking a spiritual vacation. Time spent in still contemplation can be surprisingly productive! Reboot, recharge and resurface! Take a spiritualvacation this week and share your experience in the ...
Care2 Healthy Living

Red Rock Casino Resort Spa - Las Vegas, NV - SniqueAway
Not too far off the beaten path, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa couples all the energy of the Strip with the city's often overlooked mountains and canyons.

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