Monday, April 9, 2012

Forget Travel if You Owe the IRS

Forget Travel if You Owe the IRS
If he were in charge of travel, the Soup Nazi might say, “No Passport for you!” In real life, travel may seem unrelated to taxes, except perhaps for those annoying airport taxes on international destinations. But a bigger tax and travel connection ...


New video tourism contest for NH 4th-graders
CONCORD, NH—The New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism is holding a "Reach the Summit" video contest for fourth-graders to explain and demonstrate why visitors should come to the state. Students will work together as a class to create 60-second ...

Tourism gets lift from state budget earmarks
Orlando Sentinel
By Jason Garcia and Sara K. Clarke, Orlando Sentinel The proposed state spending plan recently approved by the Florida Legislature includes millions in funds for transportation projects throughout the area's tourist corridor. Among the budgeted items: ...

Vacation rental ban reaffirmed
Santa Maria Times
Pismo Beach officials believe prohibiting vacation rentals does not restrict public access to the coast or shoreline, and the city will continue to require property owners to obtain conditional use permits for short-term apartment and condominium ...

Cutting costs on a family vacation in the Bahamas
At the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, the Great Hall of Waters displays fish and stingrays swimming among artifacts. We had been to the flagship resort run by Kerzner International a year before, so we figured we would have it beat – we knew where ...

Tourist taxes fund local services
Napa Valley Register
Twelve percent goes to the city of Napa and the other 2 percent to the Tourism Improvement District, which promotes the Napa Valley. This bed tax represents the third-largest source of income for the city, following property and sales tax, according to ...

Resort embraces day of kindness
Delmarva Now
Brown and others around the resort embraced Random Acts of Kindness Day, an idea Councilman Brent Ashley came up with in March that was later made official with a town proclamation. Ashley wanted a designated day, and he suggested Good Friday as a way ...

Martin Schram: A costly GSA convention at Las Vegas resort
Naples Daily News
It was held at the M Resort and Casino, not far from the Las Vegas Strip. So they didn't noise around the fun they had with the clown and the mind reader the federal government hired. (Note to readers: Yes, really. But make up your own joke; ...

Tulsa travel: Economy tough on airlines, airports
Tulsa World
High fuel prices, a weak economy and a sluggish travel market have reduced the industry to a shadow of what it was a dozen years ago, executives said. To survive, airlines have cut flights, parked their least fuel-efficient aircraft and exited markets ...

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Travel: The crown jewels of Coronado (and beyond)
Las Cruces Sun-News
Richard Atkins is a travel writer, photographer, playwright, pianist and actor. He can be reached at Thanks to Robert Arends and Sarah Weinberg of the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau for their assistance.

Tourism in Punjab to be given a boost: Minister
PTI | 04:04 PM,Apr 08,2012 Phagwara, Apr 8 (PTI) Tourism in Punjab will be promoted from a commercial angle so that it can become a vehicle for boosting the state economy, State'sTourism Minister, Sarwan Singh Phillaur said today.

Branson, at 100, thrives as a major tourist attraction
Kansas City Star
By one calculation, it ranks 25th on the country's list of most popular touristdestinations. Missouri's holiday holler has shown tourism staying power. Even as it celebrates its 100th birthday this spring with a series of events marking its 1912...

Kansas City Star

Travel Briefs: Lexington studio tour, Titanic exhibit, National Parks Week
Richmond Times Dispatch
"Titanic: 100 Year Obsession" highlights the work of James Cameron, who made the romantic epic film "Titanic." A self-guided 20-mile loop will take visitors from Lexington down scenic country roads to the studios of painters, potters, photographers, ...

Lake Tahoe's Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort extends closing date to April 22
Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort will be open through April 22 with full mountain operations in effect for skiing and snowboarding. Late-season storms brought 140 inches of snow in March to Sierra, offering skiers and riders the best conditions of the season ...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Tourist robbed, beaten in Baltimore
New York Daily News
By Braden Goyette / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A video shows a tourist being punched, stripped, and robbed by an unruly crowd in Baltimore. Baltimore police want to collar a bunch of hoodlums caught on video beating and robbing a touriston St. Patrick's Day.

New York Daily News

10 most sacred spots on Earth
Fox News
There are only a few accommodation choices in the area, in different price ranges, and all are owned by Voyages Indigenous Tourism ( (Camping is not allowed in the park.) Note that while hiking Uluru is not technically forbidden, ...

Medical tourists have cash, will travel
Victoria Times Colonist
By Elaine O'Connor, Postmedia News April 8, 2012 Linda Stewart used a Kelowna-based company to arrange a medical tourism trip in May 2010 to get an experimental treatment for MS in India. Stewart is one of the unknown number of Canadians using medical ...

Early Easter has businesses preparing for early tourist season
Jacksonville Daily News
With sunny skies and warm temperatures expected throughout the weekend, businesses from gift shops to vacation rentals are anticipating a good start to the tourism season despite an earlier-than-usual Easter holiday. A rainy day Friday didn't dampen ...

Tourism works for all of us
Hilton Head Island Packet
Welcome them with open arms because tourism -- and the value it brings -- is something we should never take for granted. According to research from the University of South Carolina Beaufort's Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Institute, ...

Titanic's allure still strong
CNN International
The cruise, organized by a British travel agency and sailing on the liner MS Balmoral, will feature history lectures; a stop at Cobh, Ireland, the Titanic's last port of call; and a stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where many of the victims were buried.

Travel apps: Goop City Guides from Gwyneth Paltrow
What it does: Brings in-the-know celebrity travel to everyday plebeians. Paltrow (and her people) have designed a mobile travel guide based on Goop, her lifestyle website and its GO newsletter. It comes with a "What's Near Me" Google map with ...

Cleveland: A round-trip fare for $269? That's a win-win
Los Angeles Times
Browse our destination and topics pages to read about vacation ideas, view photos and videos and get advice from our experts. Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger Mary Forgione likes to hit the dirt when she's on vacation.

Medical tourists have cash, will travel
He contracted a medical tourism company based in Kelowna, BC, to book the trip, travelled with his wife to Kerala and for $20000 he had his knee replaced in less than a month. After the surgery, he spent two weeks recovering in hospital with a private ...

Business Sense: The vibrant fabric of tourism
It seems that just about everybody has a different idea as to what tourism-related economic development is all about. The industry representatives, environmental advocates, hoteliers, historic preservationists, scenic rail promoters, museum operators ...

Baltimore Tourist Robbed, Beaten On St. Patrick's Day, As Attack Caught On ...
Huffington Post
Video of a tourist being beaten, robbed and stripped naked in Baltimore has surfaced on the Web, and police are hoping to use the clip to make arrests in the case. A group of people took the man's belongings, as onlookers laughed and pointed.

Super Time Force: Contra Meets Time Travel -
By Cthuloops
You immediately get Super Time Force as soon as you see it. Those ganglia in the back of your noggin screams only one thing – it's Contra! You run, jump, shoot and do whatever you...
G4 TV - TheFeed

Tourism and sex slavery - a Catholic country and member of the EU ...
By Thomas Steinmetz
SPain is the home of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) UNWTO had been fighting expoitation and human trafficing for years. Spain is a member of the EU, but voted as the world champion in sex tourism and human ...
eTurboNews - Independent and...

Tourist Park Dam project in Marquette resumes | News - Home
Work has resumed on a project to restore Marquette's Tourist Park Dam, which washed away in the 2003 Dead River flood. The Mining Journal reports Saturday the $4.8 million project began last year and is expected to be completed by ...
Click On Detroit News

Taking a break: tourism in El Salvador - Zoe Smith
By Zoe Smith
One the one hand, it's great that there are no tourist hotspots, manufactured purely for the touristmarket and a far cry from true local life, as found in many other countries. But on the other hand,tourism can be an important source of income, ...
Zoe Smith

By WDM Group PR Network
With their continuous growth, China is poised to become the leading tourist destination in the world by 2016, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. ... ChinaInternational Travel Service (CITS) are the largest travel service company in China and are increasing their tailor-made tour itineraries to deal with the increased interest in travelling around China. Shu Yu from CITS states that "With Chinese citizens hunger for new traveloptions, we continually have to ...
Press Releases

Fun Vacation Spots For Kids Smart Way to Find Anything On The Net
By sasa
Depending the way you plan your vacation with kids, it can either be an exciting exciting-crammed knowledge or a tragedy. Time your kids determine to take a family holiday, the most important thing to accomplish is take into consideration ...
Smart Way to Find Anything On The Net

Vacation Rentals From Faraway Vacation Rentals Offer A Travel ...
By pradmin is an on-line portal that offers international travelers, property owners and excursions brokers to share the travel experience like no other. (Press Release Distribution) Preparing a vacation or holiday destination ...
Press Release Search Engine

Video: Black Mob Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist As Onlookers Laugh ...
Black Mob Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist As Onlookers Laugh! [News Footage] BALTIMORE (WJZ)-- Caught on camera-- a white tourist being beaten in downtown Baltimore and instead of helping him, a black crowd laughs and steals his ...
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Private guide in Ephesus | Europe Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk Forums
By otto2
On cruise. One day in Ephesus. Really don't want to take tour booked on ship. Would like a private one... BUT... they all seem so expensive. And how can you trust an independent operator? Many thanks. Posted in the Europe forum.

Culinary Tourism Industry Questionnaire
By culinarytourism
This survey was created by the International Culinary Tourism Association. It should only take 1-2 minutes to complete. The survey is intended for distribution to the Association's members, as well as the foodservice and travel trade industries, ...
ProProfs Quiz School

Budget Travel Magazine Sale | A Frugal Chick
By Laura
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Caught On Video: Crowd Laughs As Tourist Beaten, Stripped And ...
Caught on camera– a tourist being beaten in downtown Baltimore and instead of helping him, a crowd laughs and steals his belongings. 15 minutes ago post a ...

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