Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New literary tourism: read it, watch it, live it

New literary tourism: read it, watch it, live it
In North Carolina, where the movie based on the popular young adult novel "The Hunger Games" was filmed, the state tourism division developed a travel itinerary of movie-related settings and activities from Charlotte to the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

U.S. Travel Industry Taps Rosanne Cash to Lure Visitors
The US travel industry is kicking off a first-ever, $12.3 million marketing campaign, featuring an original song by country-music star Rosanne Cash. Television, Internet and billboard ads will begin rolling out in the UK, Canada and Japan starting May ...

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Announces Spring Deals in Charleston, S.C. and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Apr 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- This spring, pack up the kids and head to Charleston, SC or Alabama's Gulf Coast to stay with Wyndham Vacation Rentals in one of the beautiful rental homes, villas, cottages or resort condos ...

Think ahead: Londoners urged to organize travel plans ahead of the Olympics
Washington Post
London transit officials released more data Monday on which Underground subway and rail stations will be the busiest during this summer's London Olympics and Paralympics — hoping that city's beleaguered commuters might tweak their travel patterns to ...

First coordinated US tourism campaign to launch in May
Los Angeles Times
Details of the campaign are set to be released today at International Pow Wow 2012, a travel trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The US Travel Assn. initiated the campaign with the support of several large tourism groups and travel ...

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announces 2012 Beach Bicycle Tour along ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DESTIN, FL, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Florida's Emerald Coast will be the backdrop for the Sandestin Beach Bicycle Tour May 18-20 as hundreds of cyclists venture through Northwest Florida.

US Travel Industry Taps Rosanne Cash to Lure Visitors
By Andy Fixmer on April 22, 2012 The US travel industry is kicking off a first-ever, $12.3 million marketing campaign, featuring an original song by country-music star Rosanne Cash. Television, Internet and billboard ads will begin rolling out in the ...

UPFRONTS 2012: Travel Channel Introduces Seven New Series
Hollywood Reporter
Destination Summer will begin Sunday, May 20 with special installments of popular returning shows including Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations that will have Bourdain discovering Kansas City barbeque and Park Secrets in the vacation paradise of Hawaii.

Hollywood Reporter

'Passport checks should be cut' as Olympic official complains of three-hour ...
Daily Mail
By Travelmail Reporter The Government's passport-checking policy has come under fire after an Olympic official complained that he had to queue for three hours to pass through immigration checks at Heathrow Airport. Heathrow's owner BAA confirmed that a ...

Daily Mail

Monday Travel Ticker: Twain fire still burns
Los Angeles Times
.Travel quote of the day: “I don't want food snobs. They don't eat in the restaurants, they don't hold their birthday parties there.” (Gordon Ramsay) Currently there are no comments. Be the first to comment! Looking to get away?

State tourism officials launch Screaming Eagle trail through 8 Middle ...
Washington Post
State tourism officials have launched the Screaming Eagle trail through eight Tennessee counties. It travels 353 miles through the counties of Benton, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery and Stewart.

New campaign puts out USA's welcome mat to foreign tourists
Brand USA was created two years ago as a public-private partnership to market US tourism, initially in Canada, England, and Japan and later in such countries as Brazil, China, France, Germany, India and South Korea. Its new $12.5 million campaign, ...

Setting aside differences, India, Pakistan travel the trade route to improve ties
Washington Post
ATTARI, India — In a cavernous warehouse in north India, workers grade and blend mounds of tea for shipping to Dubai, Europe, Singapore — just about anywhere around the globe, except for the country right next door, Pakistan. Decades of conflict have ...
Future of full passport checks at British airports in doubt
The Guardian
A policy of full passport checks on all arriving passengers at Heathrow, Gatwick and other British airports may yet be lifted in the face of renewed complaints about lengthy queues in the immigration halls, the Home Office has indicated.

The Guardian

Italy: body of German tourist found in Lake Garda
Fox News
ROME – Italian Coast Guard searchers on Monday found the body of one of three German tourists who went missing after they took a sailboat out on Lake Garda a few hours before a storm developed, authorities said. Coast Guard Cmdr. Cosimo Nicastro said ...

Tourist robbed in Gold Coast, construction workers help nab suspect
Chicago Tribune
A man who grabbed a $7000 camera from a California tourist in the Gold Coast was chased down by the tourist and two construction workers and caught by security guards and police, authorities said. Allen McCrone, 26, of the first block of Boxwood Court ...

Borat Still Boosting Kazakhstan Tourism
Huffington Post
He may be an unlikely tourism ambassador, but Borat seems to be doing great things for travel to Kazakhstan. Borat is known from the Sacha Baron Cohen farce of the same name as that lovable, bumbling idiot who hails from the central Asian nation.

Alabama Supreme Court and Leon County, Florida Circuit Court Unanimously Side ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Alabama Supreme Court and the Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in Leon County ruled decisively in favor of online travelcompanies, affirming once again that online travel companies ...

'Borat' travel boom makes benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan
New York Post
ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstan is finally seeing the funny side of Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat," after cashing in on a tourist boom inspired by the British comedian's magnificently-mustachioed adventurer. The Central Asian nation reacted with fury ...

New York Post

Have leash, will travel: Tips on traveling with your dog
Since dogs are a beloved member of the family, many people like to travel with their four-legged friends. With a little extra planning and savvy packing skills, vacationing with your dog can be a wonderful experience. To help make your next vacation a ...

April Travel: Lenox, Massachusetts
This small luxury resort's exquisite service, lavish rooms and eclectic decor have earned it accolades such as Condé Nast Traveler's “No. 1 Small Hotel in the US.” With eight exquisite suites, four private cottages and a carriage house with 10 unique ...


Donald Trump May Invest $100 Million in Georgia Resort Tower
Georgia was ranked as the world's third-fastest growing tourist destination last year, with a 39 percent increase in international arrivals, according to a March report by the World Tourism Barometer. The country's $11.6 billion economy grew about 7 ...


Walt Disney World Resort Update
USA TODAY (blog)
From the Magic Kingdom's opening in 1971 through approximately 1981, Tropical Serenade (the original name for Walt Disney World's Tiki Room) was sponsored by the Florida Citrus Growers, as was the Sunshine Tree Terrace restaurant.

Scenic Holiday Retreats in Kanuhura Resort, Maldives | Freshome
By Lavinia
The striking natural beauty of the Maldives is captured in the Kanuhura resort, where each villa is built in strong connection with its privileged.

New U.S. Literary Tourism Goes Beyond 'The Hunger Games'
By The Huffington Post News Editors
In North Carolina, where the movie based on the popular young adult novel "The Hunger Games" was filmed, the state tourism division developed a travel itinerary of movie-related settings and activities from Charlotte to the Blue Ridge ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

Insight Guides travel photography competition - Photography ...
By PhotographyCompetitions.net
Do you have an eye for what makes the perfect travel photo? The Independent on Sunday/ Insight Guides 2012 travel-photography competition is your chance to prove it. Readers can take a picture of absolutely any travel destination. The only ...
Photography Competitions

iTWire - Aussie upstart OzForex takes on banks in travel money card ...
By Peter Dinham
OzForex says that outbound travel and tourism is seeing a rapid increase in Australia, partly as a result of the strong dollar, and Helm points to the fact that government figures show over seven million resident outbound departures in 2011, and ...
iTWire Latest Headlines

ONE | Travel virtually to Ghana with ONE this week
By Jeannine Harvey
This week, ONE is in Ghana with a team of five bloggers to document the launch of two new life-saving vaccines. Follow along on the ONE Blog, Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates of their journey. ONE's Jeannine Harvey reports: ...

Win a Fun Vacation in Puerto Vallarta from Lucky's Sweepstakes
Win a Fun Vacation in Puerto Vallarta from Lucky's Sweepstakes. ... The grand-prize winner will receive a trip for two to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico including a stay at the Las Olas Surf Safari Resort, yoga and surf lessons, a safari to a secret surf spot , and more. The prize is ...
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How to Travel Like an American | Hack the System | Big Think
By Maneesh Sethi
First of all, don't travel abroad in the first place (unless you are from California, New York, or maybe Colorado). Hell, you only have a 30% chance of having a passport, anyway. When you do travel, try to make sure it only happens for 2 weeks ...
Big Think

Lebanese tourism recovery Lebanon: Tourist numbers down, tourist ...
By Thomas Steinmetz
The Tourism Ministry figures released in April 2011 showed that Lebanon saw a 13 percent drop intourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2011, compared to the first quarter of 2010. Analysts and officials say the turmoil across Syria remains ...
eTurboNews - Independent and...

MURPHY'S LAW: Vacation Slide Show | WHOTV.com – Des Moines ...
By Keith Murphy
And by working vacation, I mean I did absolutely no work whatsoever. From the time we left Iowa, I never turned on a cell phone, television, or computer. I did use my Kindle Fire to read books, but that's only because the Kindle Fire is so ...
WHOTV.com – Des Moines news...

Centara manages Koh Chang Resort | Pattaya today newspaper
By pattayatoday
“We believe Koh Chang has great potential for growth as a quality tourism destination, and we are delighted in the confidence that the owners, Koh Chang Tropicana Resort & Spa Co., Ltd. and Tropicana Resotel Co., Ltd. are placing in us in ...
Pattaya today newspaper

Microsoft account - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Microsoft Account (previously Microsoft Wallet, Microsoft Passport, .NET Passport , MicrosoftPassport Network, and most recently Windows Live ID) is a single ...

Travel news from KCCI NewsChannel8
Workers for three American Airlines unions have agreed to support a potential merger with US Airways Group, according to a US Air document filed with the ...

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