Tuesday, April 10, 2012

'Social travel' startups help travelers find tips from the locals

'Social travel' startups help travelers find tips from the locals by mining ...
San Jose Mercury News
By Peter Delevett Wondering where to go on your vacation this year, and what to do? A growing number of "social travel" startups offer alternatives to the trusty, dusty guidebook. Sites like Twigmore and Triptrotting help you troll your social networks ... 

Thompson Hotels Aims For The Resort Market
Devotees of the intimate scale and stylish design of urban-centric Thompson Hotels will be able to translate the brand's hip vibe from city to beach in 2014 with the recently announced opening of the brand's first-ever resort location in Cabo San Lucas ...


Tourist spending hits four-year low
Sydney Morning Herald
THE high Australian dollar is taking a savage toll on the nation's tourism industry, with official figures showing foreign visitors' spending has slumped to its lowest in four years. Income from foreign tourists is estimated to have fallen to $2.63 ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Skies get friendlier for pets
USA TODAY (blog)
Banfield Pet Hospital, which has more than 800 hospitals in 43 states, will give Alaska Airlines customers traveling with or shipping their pets a free office visit,travel consultation and $10 discount on a health certificate.

USA TODAY (blog)

Travel Channel makes room for 'Hotel Impossible'
New York Daily News
As a result, he doesn't vacation well. “I'm not a person who sends food back, I'm not a person who demands perfection,” says Melchiorri, the star of Travel's “Hotel Impossible” launching Monday at 10 pm “But I notice everything.

New York Daily News

Tourism industry suffers as dollar dazzles
Sydney Morning Herald
Savage toll on tourism ... the high dollar has also tempted thousands more Australians to take their holidays overseas, instead of travelling domestically. THE high Australian dollar is taking a savage toll on the nation's tourism industry, ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Travel Nurse and Travel Therapist Tips for Going Paperless
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Aureus Medical Group, a healthcare staffing leader, offers insight to travel nurses and traveltherapists with regards to reducing use of paper while on assignment. Moving toward greener options can reduce waste and one's impact on the environment.

Avis Named India's Top Tourist Transport Operator
MarketWatch (press release)
PARSIPPANY, NJ, Apr 9, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Avis Car Rental has been recognized as the top "Tourist Transport Operator" in India for 2010-2011 by the prestigious National Tourism Awards. Established by India's Ministry of Tourism, ...

French tourist dies in fire at illegal Thai hotel
A French tourist has been killed in an overnight fire that engulfed an illegally operated budget hotel in one of the Thai capital's main tourist districts. Police say the fire started at a bar on the ground floor of a three-story building in the city's ...

US Airways Gives One Million Reasons to Book a Walt Disney World® Resort ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Customers are automatically entered to win the grand prize when they book a US Airways Vacations package with airfare to any qualifying Walt Disney World Resort between April 9 and June 4, 2012 for travel through 2012. Grand prize includes: "US Airways ...

Nazi prison transformed into tourist hotel
Fox News
Renaissance castle to Nazi prisoner-of-war camp to… tourist hotel? A British battlefield tour company is now offering guests hotel rooms for £20 ($32) a night at the Colditz Castle in Germany, which housed Allied officers who frequently made attempts ...

Fox News

Travel firm sees turnover increase
The Press Association
A travel firm has bucked the national trend and reported an increase in turnover for the first quarter of the year. Barrhead Travel saw its turnover rise to £27.5 million for the first three months of the year - 20% more than in the first quarter of ...

Berlin politicians split over Grass travel ban
Jerusalem Post
After Grass published a poem last week attacking Israel as the main impediment for world peace and a nuclear threat to Iran's population, Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced on Sunday that Grass will not be permitted to travel to Israel.

Scottish travel firm Barrhead Travel reports first-quarter turnover rise to ...
Scottish Daily Record
SCOTS travel firm Barrhead Travel has bucked the national trend and reported an increase in turnover for the first quarter of the year. The travel agency saw turnover rise to £27.5 million for the first three months of the year - 20per cent more than ...

Japan's infidelities: Cheaters traced through electronic travel cards
ZDNet (blog)
By Hana Stewart-Smith | April 9, 2012, 4:59am PDT Summary: Japanese travelcards like Pasmo are being used by investigators to track unfaithful partners. As a result, the company has shut down its travel history services. Since arriving in Japan I've ...

ZDNet (blog)

STA Travel's $10000 Donation to Foundation for Global Scholars to Fund STA ...
PR Web (press release)
STA Travel Scholar André LeBeau, a Loyola University student from New Orleans, attended Universite Charles de Gaulle in Lille, France, in the fall of 2011. We take great pride in seeing the world open up before these students.

PR Web (press release)

Travel dilemmas: Where to change a child's diaper on an airplane
Sacramento Bee
By CATHARINE HAMM Q: I recently flew first class from Orlando, Fla., to Los Angeles. There was a couple with a little girl, maybe 2 years old, and the kid screeched the whole time. The parents never showed her a picture book, gave her toys or did ...

Chairlift derails at Kirkwood Mountain Resort; no one injured
Sierra Sun
By Adam Jensen Ski patrol lowers a woman from Kirkwood Mountain Resort's Chair 6 Saturday afternoon after a gust of wind blew the resort's airbag into the lift, derailing it. The airbag can be seen in the foreground. Kirkwood Mountain Resort's Chair 6 ...

Pearls of Wisdom: Travel Advice from 'Hotel Impossible's' Anthony Melchiorri
Sacramento Bee
By RACHEL JACOBY Our BFFs over at the Travel Channel are launching an exciting new series on April 9 called "Hotel Impossible" - and we got to come along for the ride! The one-hour program, airing on Mondays at 10 pm ET, will show Melchiorri critiquing ...

Peace Corps leaves Mali, new US travel warning issued
Chicago Tribune
The agency again warned Americans against travel to the West African nation due to a rebellion in the north and continuing threats of attacks and kidnappings of Westerners. It strongly urged US citizens there to consider leaving temporarily.

Nevada tourism roundup at Lake Tahoe to feature noted author James Gilmore
Carson Now
Brian Krolicki, chairman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism. “What he has to say is very relevant to tourism, and we are excited to have Mr. Gilmore speaking at the Rural Roundup.” The Roundup will be at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, ...

Beyonce Wears Short-Shorts, Takes Blue Ivy on Yacht for Vacation
Us Magazine
Credit: X17online.com After months of hanging out in NYC, Beyonce and Jay-Z took their daughter, three months, on a posh vacation to St. Bart's over the long Easter weekend. Beyonce and ay-Z enjoying a day in St Barts, Caribbean on April 5, 2012.

Us Magazine

PA Tourism Day to Feature Artisans
Gant Daily
Artists and artisans offer a great reason to spend vacation time and money in Pennsylvania. When the state's tourism industry gathers at the Capitol to commemorate PA Tourism Day on Monday, April 30, artisans from the mid-state will be on-hand to ...

Barrhead Travel reports increase in turnover
TRAVEL firm Barrhead Travel has bucked the national trend by reporting an increase in turnover in the first three months of 2012. The group, originally from Glasgow, saw turnover climb to £27.5 million over the first quarter of the year.


Obama to restrict travel « Don Surber
By Don Surber
Now the Soviet experience may expand to restricting overseas travel — the price of passports rose dramatically after 9/11 — in the name of collecting income taxes. ... As we noted in 2011, an internal passport for Americans is codified under the December 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. If fully implemented, Ron Paul has warned, it will allow “the government to establish a Soviet-style internal passport system” that would subject “every citizen to surveillance ...
Don Surber

BP Ads Are Ironic Inspiration For Gulf Coast Tourism (VIDEO)
By The Huffington Post News Editors
HuffPost's QuickRead... Loading... Airlines · New York Travel · Cruises · Budget Travel ... It's a reminder that the ads are paid for by the company responsible for one of the biggest oil spills in history, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, which littered beaches with tar balls and devastated tourism for months. Some critics have mocked the ... I'm one of those visitors who, ironically, might never have considered a vacation here had it not been for the oil spill. Like a lot of New Yorkers, I've ...
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A Converted School; Milan Travel Tips; Iron Chef Buys; More ...
By Rob Bear
Photo: Automatism · A former schoolhouse turns sleek family home in Sweden. [Automatism] · A tastemaker's guide to Milan. [Architectural Digest] · Inspiration for outdoor bathing. [Houzz] · Former hotel...
Curbed National

New Jersey's Crystal Springs Resort offers Golf & Stay packages ...
By tim
HAMBURG, N.J. -- Crystal Springs Resort, located in the mountains of northern New Jersey, is a premier golf destination with inviting Golf & Stay packages suited for all levels of golfers. Best values may be found in two-night midweek stays ...
The WorldGolf Wire - Daily golf-indus...

New tourist attraction is the 'Cold-Ritz' hotel | The Sun |News
BRITS are captivated by a new tourist 'hotel' — the notorious World War Two prison Colditz. ...New £20-a-night tourist attraction is the 'Cold-Ritz' hotelBRITS get new tourist 'hotel' — the WW2 prison Colditz Jail break ... tea outside ...
HomePage - The Sun

Tourist Beaten, Robbed and Stripped Naked In Baltimore As Crowd ...
By jonathanturley
A video has emerged from last St. Patrick's Day that shows a brutal attack on a tourist in Baltimore who is beaten, robbed, and stripped naked as a crowd stands around and laughs. No one reportedly called police and someone stood filming ...

A year of making do on tourism promotion | Crosscut.com
By Ronald Holden
The Obama administration gets the value of tourism for job creation. All the neighboring states do. ... On a global scale, inbound international travel is a market that's still reeling from the effects of 9/11. Only 12 pecent of international travelers ...
The Crosscut Blog

Should we be concerned about travel to Spain and Portugal ...
By crckwc1
DH and I are planning a month vacation (independent travel via car) through Spain and Portugal. We are beginning to have second thoughts because of the failing economy there and the possibility of riots, etc. due to the high unemployment ...

Singapore co launches Muslim air travel prayer time calculator
The world's first air travel prayer time calculator has been launched by Singapore company Crescentrating. The innovative calculator will allow Muslim travelers to know the correct time to pray as their plane moves along its flight path.
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Peace Corps leaves Mali, new U.S. travel warning issued - Yahoo ...
I'd better call my travel agent and cancel our dream vacation to this tranquil, plush , west african shidthole who's only source of revenue is the $ 140000000.00 in ...

French Tourist Dies In Khao San Road Fire - Thailand Forum
French tourist dies in Khao San Road fire BANGKOK: -- A French tourist died after fire broke out on the ... BANGKOK: -- A French tourist died after fire broke out on the first floor of a three-storey... It is a young mans dream to travel the globe.

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