Monday, April 30, 2012

HoJos makes offer to real Don Drapers

Travel Notes: HoJos makes offer to the real Don Drapers
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
To all the Don Drapers out there: If that's your legal name, the cost of your next one-night stay at Howard Johnson's will be picked up by the hotel chain. HoJos is trying to capitalize on the exposure the hotel chain got April 22 on AMC's "Mad Men," ... 

Cruise Industry Demonstrates Support for US Travel Association's 'Vote Travel ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CLIA's president and CEO, Christine Duffy and conference delegates welcome the USTA VOTETRAVEL bus tour today as part of its 20000-mile nationwide journey to raise awareness of the significant economic impact of the $1.8 trillion US travel industry.

Vacation savings from the penthouse to the backyard
Lancaster Eagle Gazette
Regardless of your budget, plans or lack thereof, below I've listed suggestions for making the most of your dollars and time on the ever-sacred summer vacation -- conveniently divided into categories to suit three budget categories.

Ohio lags neighbors in tourism marketing
Columbus Dispatch
A look at the most well-funded state tourism offices this year, according to the US TravelAssociation: Sen. Sherrod Brown last released his first campaign ad, hitting Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel for hiring his college friends and ...

Travel changes Edward Sharpe frontman
San Francisco Examiner
Touring the country by bus may sound romantic, but for musicians, it also can be a cramped, claustrophobic nightmare, says Alex Ebert, frontman of the 12-member Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Then again, the singer — appearing this week in ...

San Francisco Examiner

Travel Insider: Go with the flow in India
Sacramento Bee
By Stephen Magagnini Welcome to Travel Insider, an occasional feature in which we get the inside scoop on common – and sometimes exotic – destinations from those who have lived or traveled often there. The expert: Ravi Verma, 47, was born in India and ...

Heathrow passport queue figures row as immigration bosses are accused of ...
Daily Mail
By Christopher Leake, Mail On Sunday Home Affairs Editor Immigration bosses were accused last night of 'massaging' figures on the length of time passengers are being delayed at Heathrow Airport's passport control. As passengers were forced to wait up ...

Daily Mail

Dry NJ shore resort weighs allowing diners to BYOB
The Sheboygan Press
Whether this popular Jersey shore town that calls itself America's Greatest Family Resort will allow restaurant patrons to bring their own beer or wine to have with dinner will be decided in a referendum on May 8, after being debated and argued about ...

City hopes travel writers conference results in positive publicity
Fayetteville Observer
Tourism officials are hoping that Fayetteville will fetch some good publicity from the more than 40 travel writers and public relations professionals who have spent the past few days exploring the city. The Midwest Travel Writers Association held its 2 ...

State tourism embraces new campaign
Rapid City Journal
In March, when the South Dakota Department of Tourism unveiled its new campaign slogan, “Your American Journey,” the group must have had the Black Hills in mind. Perhaps there is no more famous attraction for all South Dakota than the iconic Mount ...

Dubailand set to increase tourist numbers by continuing to attract new third ...
AME Info
Dubailand, a Dubai Properties Group Destination, announced at the annual Arabian TravelMarket event, the introduction of several exciting projects in conjunction with third party investors. The move will broaden the tourism capacity for one of Dubai's ...

Going Places: US tourism campaign, Travel bargins
Nashua Telegraph
The US Travel Association initiated the $150 million campaign with the support of several largetourism groups and travel businesses. It was approved by Congress as part of the TravelPromotion Act of 2010. The campaign will be financed by a $14 fee ...

Ross Lake Resort needs new operator
The Olympian
North Cascade National Park Complex officials are seeking proposals to run the concessions at Ross Lake National Recreation Area, mainly the Ross Lake Resort. The resort includes 15 cabins, including three bunkhouses, that sit atop large logs anchored ...

Travel advice: when should I book my summer ferry?
Like so many things, ferry fares rise according to demand, and can soar for weekend travel during the school holidays. If you're able to travel midweek and avoid the more sought-after, daytime departures, you'll find better value.

The Coeur d' Alene Resort
Columbia Basin Herald
COEUR D' ALENE, IDAHO – If you're wondering how you'll give your family a world-classvacation this summer in this struggling economy, you may want to consider the Coeur d' AleneResort. The Coeur d' Alene sits just off the eastern edge of Washington ...

Patients Beyond Borders® Launches Dubai Healthcare City Edition™
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
First edition addressing medical tourism in the Middle East to be introduced at Arabian TravelMarket conference Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) and Healthy Travel Media are pleased to announce the official release of ...

Tourism chief says new funding proposal would help Ohio compete with neighbors ...
The Republic
AP COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's tourism director says the proposed new model for fundingtourism marketing would make Ohio more competitive in the region as it lures visitors. Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) proposal would double the allocation to $10 ...

NI support urged for tourism plan
The Press Association
A plan to attract Irish descendants from around the world as part of a major tourism push for 2013 should be supported by Stormont, the SDLP has said. The Republic's tourism minister Leo Varadkar hopes to attract 300000 extra visitors, ...

Travel books: A worldwide hit with collectors
The Somerville News
In the US, Niagara Falls has the distinction of having the most travel guides written about it because it is a perennial honeymoon and family vacation spot. Bermuda is also popular with collectors, both British and American.

The Somerville News

Craigslist scam targets vacation rentals
Boston Herald
By Susan Morse / Portsmouth Herald YORK, Maine — Last August, a couple who had driven hours to get to York Beach knocked at the door of their vacation rental only to find the condominium occupied and unavailable. The people already staying at the Long ...

Blood, gore, tourism: The ax murderer who saved a small town
By Nick Kowalczyk This is a story of murder and tourism and ghosts. Of civic failure and the illusion of certainty. It's a Midwestern story that begins in 1912, before the state of Iowa became a patchwork of vanishing villages, before Interstate 80 and ...


Davis Mountain Resort Evacuated
UPDATE: Davis Mountains Resort is still under an evacuation order this morning. Jim Fowler with the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department tells NewsWest9 that the Livermore Ranch fire has burned roughly 8800 acres and it did not grow much overnight.

Travel agency to host food-focused tours of Cuba
Kitsap Sun
Just don't expect any wild Havana nights on this vacation. To earn the right to lead the eight-day Cuba tours, Older had to show the feds that the trips booked through Creative Travel "will result in meaningful interaction between the travelers and ...

Local Livermore inn featured in Travel Channel's new show
News in photos
Rhiannon and Derek Eddy are hoping a little help from a hotel maven and the travel channel will turn Livermore into a bed and breakfast destination and help their Purple Orchid Resort and Spa take off. The Livermore couple that bought the Purple Orchid ...

Hilton Head Vacation Rentals Has a Live Streaming Video Web Cam
PR Web (press release)
The vacation rental management company, Hilton Head Vacation Rentals from Hilton Head Island, SC added a LIVE streaming video Web Cam to their website recently, which allows multiple users to see the beach up close and personal from wherever they are.

PR Web (press release)

Tourist Bureaus, Garuda Try to Lure Saudi Travelers to Indonesia
Jakarta Globe
In a push to attract more Saudi tourists to Indonesia, the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry recently held a tourism exhibition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, along with the Indonesian consulate general there. The two-day expo on Thursday and Friday was ...

New plan to cut border queues as passengers wait hours at Heathrow
By David Barrett, Home Affairs Correspondent Immigration bosses promised that scenes of chaos which have engulfed Heathrow and Gatwick airports would not be repeated when the Games happen - and are now re-hiring retired passport control officers to man ...

Jacada Travel: A Day In The (Wild) Life Of The Okavango Delta ...
By Jacada Travel
Well known to be one of the world's premier wildlife destinations, our senior travel designer just got back from an outstanding trip to Africa.
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Planetarium, Centre for Eco Tourism, and Science and Technology ...
By Alison Furuto
The iconic nature of the winning proposal for the Planetarium, Centre for Eco Tourism, and Science and Technology Centre is balanced by a rational response.

Luxury Travel: Stay at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, now With 100 ...
By McLean Robbins
Luxury Travel: Stay at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, now With 100% More Bentleys. by McLean Robbins (RSS feed) on Apr 28th 2012 at 2:00PM. bentley st. regis singapore A new partnership between Bentley Motors and Starwood's St. Regis ...

St. Regis Doha promotes high end tourism at Arabian Travel Market ...
The new St. Regis Doha will bring a touch of elegance and class to this year's Arabian TravelMarket, which runs from April 30 to May 3, 2012, as it presents to luxury enthusiasts unprecedented...
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Travel Agents see spike in business |
A better economy could be inspiring some people to travel more this summer and as vacation season approaches, travel agents say they're seeing a spike in clients. Oldham TravelinJohnson Citysays they've seen a 40 percent increase in ... - Local

Jumeirah Opens Luxe Resort in Mallorca, Spain | Travel News from ...
Luxury hotel group Jumeirah swung open the doors this week to their plush, new Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa set in Fodor's Top 10 Places to Travel this Spring pick, Mallorca, Spain.
Fodor's Travel News

Maine Tourism Association to present Olympia Snowe with award ...
By The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Tourism Association is paying tribute to Sen. Olympia Snowe. The association says it will present Snowe with its 2012 Chair's Award at its annual meeting and awards luncheon on May 18 in Freeport.
Bangor Daily News

Nobody Asked Me...: More Random Travel...
By Old NFO
More Random Travel... So, the road trip continues... Worked all day yesterday, then out to dinner last night, which turned into an "adventure" in eating... Went to my favorite Thai Restaurant in Waikiki last night (Keos) and ordered what I ...
Nobody Asked Me...

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