Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mayor wants Chicago to have 50 million visitors a year by 2020

Mayor Emanuel wants Chicago to have 50 million visitors a year by 2020
Washington Post
CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to open city tourism offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan this year. Emanuel says he wants to “dramatically” increase the number of visitors to Chicago. He spoke Thursday to members of the Chicago ...

Friday Travel Ticker: Talk about a ski deal
Los Angeles Times
By Chris Erskine Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Bruce Willis says he's willing to give away his central Idaho ski resort to a nonprofit. The Idaho Mountain Express reports Willis told county leaders that he is willing to donate the Soldier Mountain ski ...

US Travel's "Vote Travel" Bus Tour Stops at Mall of America® in Bloomington ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The US Travel Association's "Vote Travel" bus tour made its only Minnesota stop at Mall of America®. US Travel launched the national bus tour in Washington, DC on March 21, and will travel ...

Travel Woes: The Airline Edition
Huffington Post
Is travel actually more relaxing when you carry your grand piano through the airport? From this place of elevated irritation, it's hard to imagine that I ever enjoyed, much less tolerated, air travel. There was a time, not long ago, when I recorded ...

AAA Travel Lists Top Summer Vacation Destinations
MarketWatch (press release)
Large numbers of vacation loyalists are still traveling despite rising fuel costs, according to a recent AAA travel agent survey and travel sales data. AAA Travel's lists of top summer vacationdestinations include choices popular with American ...

Tourism increases; bed taxes up 21 percent in Jan.
Palm Beach Post
As Easter approaches - traditionally considered the end of the high tourist season - hoteliers will slip into the shoulder season when business and group travel becomes more important to bring in revenue. However, some leisure visitors left a couple of ...

Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Tourism Plan: 50000 Annual Visitors By 2020
Huffington Post
04/ 6/12 07:52 AM ET AP CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to open city tourism offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan this year. Emanuel says he wants to "dramatically" increase the number of visitors to Chicago.

LGBT Tourism: Do Tour Companies Have A Responsibility To Boycott Anti-LGBT ...
Huffington Post
John Robert Hart and Dennis Jay Mayer were passengers aboard the Celebrity Summit cruise ship, which is run by Atlantis Events, a company that specializes in gay travel. While the ship was docked in the harbor of the Caribbean island of Dominica, ...

Panetta's commuting tab: about $860000 so far
The Associated Press
As Pentagon chief, Panetta is required to travel on military planes because they have the secure communications equipment he needs to stay in contact with the president and other top civilian and military leaders. The amount he pays is calculated using ...

The Associated Press

Faith tourist: From Easter at the Vatican to a South Pacific church
Christian Science Monitor
My fascination with religious observances is ecumenical. I have recited my 'Allahu Akbars,' been blessed at Easter by the pope in St. Peter's Square, and recently attended a service in the South Pacific. Everywhere, I find a universal need for ...

Christian Science Monitor

Hipmunk Brings Travel Industry First Calendar Integration to Mobile Search
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Save time while travel planning on mobile by viewing calendar appointments in-line with flight and hotel results San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 Hipmunk, the travel site removing the agony from travel planning, today launched the ability for ...

Congress to Probe GSA Travel Spending
Travel Agent
The US Travel Association urged lawmakers "to carry out a measured and appropriate response to the findings of the report" fearing a backlash against conference and meeting travel. “Unfortunately, a single instance of irresponsible decision making has ...

Jerusalem mayor sees vast potential in tourism
BusinessWeek
By JOSEF FEDERMAN When Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat stares out at his city, the one-time venture capitalist sees fresh opportunity: He believes he can turn Jerusalem into one of the world's leading tourist destinations, on par with New York, ...

Lost-and-found tips for travelers
Washington Post
Here are some travel experts' tips on how to safeguard your things and, in the event that they get cut loose, how to track them down. ●Label like mad. For ease, Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel.com, recommends buying a labeling machine.

Chicago to open tourism offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan
Chicago Sun-Times
Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times Chicago is opening international sales offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan — and bringing in the brightest minds in international tourism to find out which attractions need to be enhanced to attract visitors — in a move ...

Travel warnings cite violence in Sonora; data show it's safe
Arizona Republic
by Daniel Gonzalez - Apr. 5, 2012 11:01 PM Sonoran officials point to the statistics as evidence that the state, which borders Arizona, is safe for tourism despite recent US travel warnings cautioning Americans about traveling to Rocky Point and other ...

All-you-can-fly airline hopes to take off in California
The Seattle Times
For a monthly membership fee with Surf Air, travelers could have unlimited travel along the Calif. coast. By Hugo Martin No comments have been posted to this article. Can an all-you-can-fly, membership airline get off the ground?

Military heightens alert in tourism areas
Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - The military command declared a maximum security alert status intourism areas in the Visayas following two explosions that injured three people in Palawan province on Maundy Thursday, an official said Friday.

All-you-can-fly airline gets ready for take off in California
Fox News
Wade Eyerly, CEO and Founder of Surf Air On Thursday, Surf Air founders, brothers Wade and David Eyerly, announced their business plan, concentrating on frequent-flyers who represent 85 percent of the business travel industry.

Bruce Willis Wants To Donate Soldier Mountain, Idaho Ski Resort, To Nonprofit
Huffington Post
BY AP KETCHUM, Idaho -- Bruce Willis says he's willing to give away his central Idaho ski resortto a nonprofit. The action star has already put his lavish home in nearby Hailey, Idaho, on the market – it's listed at $15 million – along with his local ...

Chicago Tourism Wins if LGBT's Included
ChicagoPride.com
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's announcement April 5 that Chicago is ramping up its efforts to attract tourism is welcome news for businesses throughout the city, given that for years we've spent less than any other major US city to promote our town as a tourist ...

ChicagoPride.com

Dunes Village Ranked by TripAdvisor.com Among America's Top 25 Large Hotels ...
MarketWatch (press release)
MYRTLE BEACH, SC, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dunes Village Resort, a full-service family destination resort and member of www.MyrtleBeachHotels.com , was included on TripAdvisor.com's 2012 Travelers' Choice list of the "Top 25 Large ...

New Trends in Travel: Tracing the Ancient Silk Route through China and Seeking ...
Albany Times Union
Time travel may be impossible but, increasingly, modern travelers are conjuring on-the-spot visions of Marco Polo's caravans Silk Route">crossing the central Asian steppes and marauding hordes attacking Kashgar's market fortifications.

Presidential Committee - Abu Ismail's Mother Had American Passport
AllAfrica.com
The department's statement said that the woman in question "used that passport while travelling to and from the United States of America several times and also used it to travel to Egypt and Germany in 2008 and 2009", the Middle East News Agency ...

It seems a lack of manpower is behind this weekend's dire warning that there ...
USA TODAY (blog)
Estimates put over 370000 passengers will fly from Heathrow airport between Good Friday and Easter Monday, and 200000 will travel through Gatwick. Whilst I wouldn't expect massive delays over the Easter Weekend (I'd expect them the week after when ...

Easter Likely to Bring Travel Chaos to UK Airports
Comparecarrentals.co.uk
This is because 11 of the most popular airports in the UK are going to be filled with travel chaos, according to new letters that were sent to the Home Secretary. Theresa May, who is the Home Secretary, said that she had already seen letters from 11 ...

Chicago to Open 3 International Tourism Offices | NBC Chicago
By Allison Preston
Chicago's reach just got bigger. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday the opening of new Chicago tourism offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan to help spread Chicago's presence in an effort to draw...
NBC Chicago - Chicago Local News...

Travel Planning: Choosing Between A Big City Or Small Town ...
By Jessica Festa
Before booking your next vacation, take these factors into consideration. Finding things to do. In a big city, ... Most importantly, not a moment went by that I felt bored or unhappy with my traveldecision. Finances For the most part, big cities tend ...
Gadling

Your 2012 Indie Travel Champion Is...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
In a big upset in the finals, Portugal squeaked by New Zealand to win the inaugural Indie TravelTake Down Tournament. In a tournament that saw lots of upsets, I don't think many had the #8 seed in the Europe region winning the entire thing.
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Paul Haselmayr Of FTI Touristik Named Hawaii Tourism ...
By Linda
The Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) is pleased to announce their latest appointment of Paul Haselmayr representing FTI Touristik in Vienna, Austria, as HiTA's latest global tourismambassador. FTI Tours has been including Hawaii in their .
eTurboNews - Independent and...

Will Palawan blasts affect tourism?
By RAPPLER.COM
Businesses are anxious about a backlash from would be travelers after simultaneous blasts hit 2 well-known tourist areas. ... The resort town of El Nido hosts white beaches, enchanting islets, lush vegetation and several small islands which make it a draw for island hopping. Photo courtesy of Lala Rimando. Former El Nido Mayor Leonor Corral ... The city state projectedtourism would soar to nearly 2 million visitors a year by 2016, said the report. The explosive in the capital was ...
RAPPLER

Debate Over Simple Tourism Bill Is Anything But « CBS Denver
By CBS4
Senate Bill 124 would increase the number of Colorado tourism projects that the state Economic Development Commission can approve for tax-increment financing this year from two to six — while maintaining a cap of six total projects that ...
CBS Denver

Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Tourism Plan: 50000 Annual Visitors By ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
CHICAGO -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to open city tourism offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan this year. Emanuel ... He also announced that the city will host the 2014 U.S. Travel Association's International Pow Wow.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

Development provides boost for Grand Strand tourism | SCNOW
MYRTLE BEACH,SC- The Easter holiday is typically one of the busiest weekends on the Grand Strand. This year, there are signs that Myrtle Beach is in for a strong tourist season.
www2.scnow.com - News

Alaska Air Travel Raffle Tickets Still Available Through Burien Arts ...
By editor@b-townblog.com (Scott Schaefer)
Burien Arts has announced that there are only 50 tickets left for their fundraising Travel Raffle, with the winner receiving two tickets to anywhere Alaska. ... 31, 2012 but the recipient has 320 days from that date to complete their travel. They can ...
The B-Town (Burien) Blog | Named...

Travelteq Travel Jacket - The Awesomer
By Lambert V.
A reversible jacket – one side has a more formal design than the other – for quick business trips. Submit your email address to be eligible for a 50% discount when the jacket is released.
The Awesomer

How We Plan for a Summer Vacation | The Simple Dollar
By Trent
A few days ago, I mentioned that my family and I are going on a summer vacation to South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, where we intend to see Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest, Devil's Tower, Mount Rushmore, and several ... There may be things that require a specific time or date when you travel, but you're better off minimizing those and allow your schedule to be flexible, because there will always be interesting impromptu things to see on an open-ended trip.
The Simple Dollar

Ryanair plane makes emergency landing in ... - AOL Travel - AOL UK
'Mayday, mayday': Ryanair pilot makes emergency landing, three people hospitalised Stock photo: PA. Three people are in hospital and ten others injured after ...
travel.aol.co.uk/.../mayday-mayday-ryanair-pilot-makes-emer...

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