Monday, April 2, 2012

Once-Shunned Quarters Becomes Tourist Mecca

Once-Shunned Quarters Becomes Tourist Mecca
Wall Street Journal
Now, the headquarters of world-famous dissident Aung San Suu Kyi and her political party is turning into a hot new stop on Asia's tourist trail. The biggest tourist attraction in Yangon, Myanmar these days isn't the golden Dagon Pagoda.

Burma's Tourist Industry Booms
Voice of America
March 30, 2012 Burma's Tourist Industry Booms Danielle Bernstein | Rangoon, Burma Burma's political reforms have drawn international attention and sparked a boom in its still fledgingtourism industry. Hotels and tour operators are scrambling to meet ...

Where would you travel if you'd won the Mega Millions jackpot?
"Buy an island near Hawaii," noted one Facebook wag when USA TODAY asked what readers would do with a winning ticket. "Take a couple of years off of work andtravel the world," said another. So, where would you head if you struck lottery gold?


Titanic tourism goes global with museums, replica ships, tours
San Jose Mercury News
By Beth J. Harpaz AP This May 29, 1912 photograph on display at the Molly Brown Museum shows Mrs. JJ "Molly" Brown presenting a trophy cup award to Capt. Arthur Henry Rostron for his service in the rescue of the passengers on Titanic that sunk April 15 ...

Travel guide: 'Part Wild' on hiking vacations with dogs
San Jose Mercury News
By Rachel Lee Harris As a former ranger, Ceiridwen Terrill has spent a lot of time roaming the wilderness, often with her dogs. Her treks with Inyo, a wolf and husky mix, and shepherd-mix Argos, who has been trained to carry his own backpack, ...

Hotel Of The Day: Acqualina Resort and Spa On The Beach
What: Acqualina Resort & Spa On the Beach may stretch more than 30 stories into the sky, with acres of grounds including its own sandy beach, but the Forbes TravelGuide Four-Star resort just outside Miami is designed to make you feel like you're...


Travel Picks: Top 10 sunrise destinations
Chicago Tribune
Haleakala National Park, Hawaii, USA Related Travel Picks: Top 10 sunrise destinations A man walks along Kailua beach as the sun rises over the Mokulua Islands, near where US President Barack Obama is staying while he is on Christmas vacation in Hawaii ...

Vacation time goes unused for many Americans, survey says
Los Angeles Times
By Hugo Martin That seems to be the attitude of many Americans, according to a new national survey that shows 48% of adults passed up on using at least half of their vacation time in 2011. The survey of 1000 adults by Los Angeles-based Kelton Research ...

Travel Guru Peter Greenberg Launches Like a Local Brand
Albany Times Union
No one knows how to travel like a local better than Peter Greenberg. Today, he shares his hard-earned expertise on destinations around the globe in his new “Like a Local” series of guidebooks (on sale April 16, 2012), videos and travel tips.

Tourism, economic development officials want to build on 'Hunger Games' success
Asheville Citizen-Times
But a year after the blockbuster was shot in Western North Carolina — the movie made $189 million in its first week — the movie's economic impact is still being felt, and it has economic development and tourism officials working to build on that ...

Room rates rising in Disney-owned hotels
Orlando Sentinel
By Sara K. Clarke and Jason Garcia, Orlando Sentinel In what is a promising sign for the health of Orlando's tourism industry — though maybe not so great a thing for tourists planning trips here — hotel rates at Walt Disney World continue to trend up.

Belfast hopes Titanic proves big tourist draw
CBS News
Now, images of the Titanic resting on the Atlantic seabed form a central part of a new exhibition center Belfast residents hope will spur a tourism bonanza. Gallery: Rare Titanic photos, letters auctioned off The center, on the site where the ship was ...

Ellen Creager: Use vegetarians' website to plan travel
Detroit Free Press
By Ellen Creager Dear Travel Diva: Is there any way to travel anywhere if you eat only organic, healthy, whole-grain food -- and you don't eat meat or chicken or fish or butter or cheese or salad? My husband and I would like to travel somewhere, ...

Travel letters: Be persistent in dealing with airlines
Plus, dollar scrutiny, other travel concerns not just in Peru; fond memories of VW bus travel; the woes of LAX's Gate 44. I read with great interest the On the Spot column of March 25 ["Speak Up, Be Proactive," by Catharine Hamm].

Tourism tax collections up but Myrtle Beach area tourist numbers stagnant
Occupancy rates at area lodgings – one of the best measures of how many people are taking vacations – dropped slightly in 2011 – 0.5 percent – from the previous year, according to the Brittain Center for Resort Tourism at Coastal Carolina University.

History might repeat with tourism funding reduction
The Coloradoan
Facing a challenging summer season with record gasoline prices, a shaky economy and fire danger making national news, Colorado Legislature cuts tourism promotion even as general revenues rise." Anyone who reads that sentence would think that it's an ...

Lighthouse Project - Chapter Four: Tourism driving force behind SW Florida ...
Naples Daily News
Since then, tourism has been the driving force behind Southwest Florida's development and the largest private sector industry. More than 1.4 million tourists visit Collier County annually. And after a glimpse of paradise, repeat visitors often buy ...

Tourism trail program to expand
Evansville Courier & Press
By Susan Orr INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Office of Tourism Development is seeking grant applicants for a program that aims to market themed "trails" to tourists. This is an extension of the state's Indiana Artisan program, launched in 2008.

Coordinated tourist attack in Thailand kills 14, injures 340
Adelaide Now
One of the fatalities was identified as a Malaysian tourist. A McDonald's restaurant on the hotel's ground floor appeared to have suffered heavy damage from the blast. The hotel was also targeted in 2006, when four people including a Canadian man were ...

'Deep South Magazine' offers travel app for literary sites
Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Eudora Welty House in Jackson is among 28 Mississippi sites on a new travel app. / File photo/The Clarion-Ledger For instructions on downloading the $2.99 app, •Mockingbird Cafe - home of the Atticus Sandwich, ...

Tourist stranded as floodwaters rise in Fji
ABC Online
Hundreds of tourists have been stranded in Fiji after flooding closed the main road to the island's international airport. More heavy rain has fallen overnight, exacerbating the flood crisis, and more is forecast to be on the way.

Travel advice: Should we take a gulet cruise in Turkey?
Daily Mail
By Frank Barrett, Mail on Sunday Travel Editor Do you have a travel query that you can't find the answer to? Or just need advice on a specific destination? The Mail on Sunday's Frank Barrett probably has the answer... QUESTION: My brother-in-law is...

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Rising Internet Users and Growing Tourism Boosts the Online Travel Market in ... (press release)
Netscribes (India) Pvt. Ltd. launches Online Travel Market in China 2012 report covering a market with strong growth potential. The report is part of Netscribes' Travel and Tourism Industry Series reports Mumbai, India, April 01, 2012 --( ...

Thanks to time travel, Hipster Companion did everything before it ...
By Lauren Davis
Thanks to time travel, Hipster Companion did everything before it was cool New companion Jenna-Louise Coleman hasn't even been on an episode of Doctor Who yet, but she's already a meme. That's because she's the Hipster Companion, ...

Tourism Minister: Lebanon is among the safest Mid-East countries ...
By Sami Haddad
“We want to spread the message that Lebanon today is probably one of the safest country for tourists in the Middle East and we have a unique mix of tourism offerings from skiing in the mountains to water skiing in the Mediterranean, to offer them ,” adds Abboud. Lebanon remains as the ... “We have seen the strongest growth in tourist arrivals from the European markets, at the rate of 10-12 per cent over the years and believe that there is potential for much more.” Currently about 65 per ...
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Summer New York Vacation | United States Forum | Fodor's Travel ...
By lhenry1998
We've basically done everything that a normal New York tourist would do, and we need to dig deeper. We've seen the Statue of Liberty, The Financial District/ Wall st, stayed in Battery Park, seen Soho and Tribeca, Times Square, saw The Lion ...

Swiss returns to the Arabian Travel Market with its new look | SWISS ...
Swiss, Swiss International Air Lines, announces its participation to the 2012 Arabian TravelMarket, exhibiting for the first time its newly-rebranded look in the Middle East. The annualtravel...
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Air Travel: 1902 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive
By Dave
The Kate Shelley High Bridge. Its still there and is a sight to see. Union Pacific railroad just recently finished a new parallel bridge but left the original in place. If I recall correctly, The Boone Scenic Valley Railroad uses the bridge with their ...
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive...

Travel Times from Traffic Info Back in Google Maps | Geekosystem
By Max Eddy
Estimated Travel Time From Traffic Info Triumphantly Returns to Google Maps. Android Google Maps Traffic. by Max Eddy | 1:00 ... Max I don't think I properly decompressed from my vacation. permalink · favorite · retweet · reply · James Plafke ...

Caribbean Tourism Contest – Deadline April 13 - Bay Area Travel ...
By Carolyn Koenig
Thanks to Karen Misuraca for this news: The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is looking for the best of print, broadcast, trade and online placements and photography from International, U.S. and Caribbean-based media that have ...
Bay Area Travel Writers
Lake Village, Ascona, Switzerland - Five Minute Getaway - Beautiful ...
By Cheezburger Network
vacation travel photos - Lake Village, Ascona, Switzerland.
Five Minute Getaway - Beautiful...

Sober Vacation | Vacation Guides
Sober Vacation. During the Sober Vacation season, more people drink to excess, and often drive impaired, adding up to a dangerous season. There are more social occasions, and more stress as social and financial obligations and deadlines ...
Vacation Guides

Vacation dining at non-vegan restaurants
By JLgoesVegan
Hi folks, still enjoying the fun and sun in Florida so no “Vegan News” from me today. I am the only plant-eater diner on this family vacation so I'm trying to find decent eats in very non-vegan (as in not.
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