Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Earth Day: Ten tips for greener travel

Happy Earth Day: Ten tips for greener travel
Los Angeles Times
By Terry Gardner Special to the Los Angeles Times As Earth Day directs our attention to how to live more gently, here are 10 tips for greener travel, gathered with the help of David Owen, author of the recently released book “The Conundrum,” and with ... 

Air chief barred from travel
Philadelphia Inquirer
Pakistan vowed to probe the crash that has renewed fears about airliner safety in the troubled country. By Chris Brummitt and Zarar Khan Associated Press ANJUM NAVEED / Associated Press Pakistani troops search the crash site on the outskirts of ...

Budget Travel: Riviera Nayarit
Fox News
The name “Riviera Nayarit,” a not so subtle allusion to Europe's famed rivieras (and, closer to home, the Riviera Maya), suggests the luxury—and the accompanying price tag—of a spare-no-expensevacation. And it's true, you can find that here, ...

On the Spot: Getting a passport
Los Angeles Times
If you're planning to travel abroad this summer, apply now. Question: I just renewed my passport. Why does the US Department of State send the new passport and the old passport separately? I know the Postal Service needs all the business it can get, ...

Hello, Columbus: Reader-submitted vacation photos
Columbus Dispatch
The travelers suggest planning — and getting your passport — well in advance for such a tour. Just back from a trip? Where did you go? What did you do? Travel would like to share your experience: • Choose a vacation photo showing you and your ...

Summer Travel—Where the Deals Are…and Aren't
Wall Street Journal
To find the best deals this summer, travel experts suggest turning to discount travelsites and daily-deals sites and being flexible about travel dates and locales. In some cases, it's more about how you book a trip than the actual destination.

Wall Street Journal

Second Briton dies at Magaluf resort in Majorca
BBC News
A man from London has died after falling from a balcony at a hotel in Magaluf - the second Briton to die at the Spanish resort in three days. Benjamin Harper, 28, from Twickenham, fell to his death at the four-star Sol Antillas hotel in Majorca on ...

Summer air travel deals scarce this year
Tucson Citizen
As the calendar creeps toward May and its signature summer-is-around-the-corner events — the end of school and Memorial Day — more travelers will be striking out as they search for bargain vacationairfares. The cheap fares travelers enjoyed just a ...

With environmental spotlight on Greenland, more tourists want closer look
Greenland tourism officials tell visitors there's still ice to see, but it's unclear how much will remain over time. (CNN) -- There's a good chance you've seen more of Greenland in magazines or on TV recently. With its ice cap and glaciers melting at a ...

Ten Tips to Help Boomers Celebrate Earth Day through Green Travel
Huffington Post
The blossoming of the eco-tourism sector and attendant resorts, the exponential growth of activities focusing on the outdoors and a greater awareness of our carbon footprints (okay, did you even know what that meant a few years ago?) ...

Briton killed in Spanish hotel fall
The Press Association
A British tourist has died after falling from a balcony at a hotel - the second Briton to die at the same Spanish resort in three days. Benjamin Harper, 28, from Twickenham, south-west London, fell to his death at the four-star Sol Antillas hotel in ...

Qantas plane that lost engine returns to service
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Second Briton plunges from 5th floor balcony to his death at Spanish resort ...
Daily Mail
By Jonathan Petre and James Millbank A tourist has become the second Briton to die in three days at the same Spanish resort after falling at a hotel. Benjamin Harper, 28, plunged from a fifth-floor balcony of the Sol Antillas hotel in Magaluf, Majorca, ...

Daily Mail

PATA Travel Mart Staging PH Comeback
Manila Bulletin
By JACKY LYNNE A. OIGA KUALA LUMPUR – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Sunday encouraged travel industry leaders from all over the world to rediscover the Philippines as Manila, once again, is set to host the PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2012 on ...

Travel Notes: Business travel study finds fewer trips, more work
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Hugo Martin / Los Angeles Times Although many signs point to a strengthening US economy, the overwhelming sentiment in the business travel world remains doing more with less. That attitude came across in a recent study that found many business ...

Stonewall Resort Hosts Taste of Spring
Stonewall Resort hosted its annual Taste of Spring Weekend. Chefs at the resort gave cooking demonstrations Saturday, and showed people how to use herbs native to our area. The weekend also included Stonewall Resort hosted its annual Taste of Spring ...

In search of a safe vacation in Mexico
Bend Bulletin
But with the US State Department's recent travel advisories warning about the drug cartels and the continued violence, even I, an admitted addict, was worried. Was Mexico safe? I needed to see for myself, so I booked a week in Mazatlan, in the state of ...

Tourism in Southwest Florida: Industry focuses on sustainability
The News-Press
Paddling excursion on Wiggins Pass: Connie Langmann of Geaea Guides leads a group of paddlers on eco tourism trip through Wiggins Pass. (Video by Andrew West/ A bottlenose dolphin comes up for air in Wiggins Pass Wednesday, ...

Green energy in Caribbean discussed at Guyana forum
New York Daily News
Dignitaries participated in last week's ribbon-cutting in Guyana for the opening of the Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development, which held its first “green” energy forum this year. Sir Richard Branson will be honored in Manhattan in ...

New York Daily News

Travel: London theaters optimistic about Olympics
Herald Times Reporter
West End producers had been apprehensive that the 2012 London Olympics could deter people from traveling to London or visiting its central entertainment district at the height of the summer tourist season. Composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber ...

Tourism industry to help push Malaysia forward
KUALA LUMPUR - Business entities and entrepreneurs need to anticipate opportunities in the travel and tourism sector, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said at the opening of the 2012 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual ...


Travel series on horseback captures two Telly Awards
Aiken Standard
A winner of multiple Emmy Awards, the television travel series that explores the world on horseback, won two prestigious Telly Awards, a Silver Award for it's Outstanding Cinematography, and took Bronze Award honors in the Travel and Tourism category.

Six tourism projects seeking Colorado tax incentives to get 2nd hearing
Denver Post
At least 49 people are expected to testify at the hearing, from 12:50 to 6:01 pm in the Hershner Room at Wells Fargo center, 1700 Lincoln St. People have signed up to speak about all six of the projects vying for funding under the Regional Tourism Act, ...

Summer air travel deals scarce this year
By Dawn Gilbertson
Summer air travel deals scarce this year, Megan Murray has been relentlessly shopping for airline tickets since February, hoping to snag a deal to New Jersey for her brother's Fourth of July party. {lnl}Travel blog | Check out deals on ... As the calendar creeps toward May and its signature summer-is-around-the-corner events -- the end of school and Memorial Day -- more travelers will be striking out as they search for bargain vacation airfares. The cheap fares travelers enjoyed just a ... | news

Happy Travel Snapshots in Austin - A Beautiful Mess
By elsiecake
Happy Travel Snapshots in Austin. Austin a beautiful mess 1 Jeremy and I had three days off in beautiful Austin, Texas this week! We spent our days exploring, snapping photos and relaxing. We're feeling so inspired by this trip. I've been filling ...
A Beautiful Mess

Passport expiring | Europe Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk Forums
By KatD
I just learned about the 3 months past travel date expiration requirement for the European countries. Which my passport does not qualify due to it's expiration on 5/28/12 and my travel to France is 4/26/12. Will France refuse admittance if I travel ...

News for travelers: PDX adds new flights, Travel Oregon gives away ...
By The Oregonian staff and wire reports
Last year, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. received federal certification to fly a bigger plane, which company officials said was a step toward providing service to Hawaii. The Hawaii TourismAuthority has said Allegiant's Hawaii service ...
Oregon Travel News

Regional tourism effort stalls in Jackson - Featured Story ...
JACKSON -- Creation of a regional, public-private tourism agency for the Coast has stalled, with the area's state legislative delegation refusing to tackle enabling legislation this year as some leaders back home continue to bicker and lobby ... Featured Story

Travel Green This Earth Day - New Girl in the Air
By New Girl in the Air
Obviously I'm a big fan of travel, but to be more specific, most of my favorite travels have been in natural settings. I tend to favor national parks over big cities and incredible vistas over shopping malls. In order to keep these wonderful ...
New Girl in the Air

Ovation: A Day As A Tourist Makes You Appreciate Your Home ...
Over the years we've visited all the nearby tourist attractions, seen all of the sights and enjoyed the most popular restaurants. My folks have become “locals”. ... I felt like I was on vacation without leaving home. I'm certain that my mother feels ...

Colorado Travel Clinic | Passport Health
Passport Health Colorado is the comprehensive international travel health and general wellness immunization and information clinic with many convenient ...

8 Insider Secrets to Booking Cheap Airfare - Yahoo! Travel
From Yahoo! Travel: With summer right around the corner, U.S. News spoke to Brancatelli and other travel industry experts about the best ways to stretch your travel budget. Here are eight insider secrets to booking cheap airfare:

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