Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tourism in Burma

Your views: tourism in Burma
Telegraph.co.uk
Following David Cameron's historic visit to Burma last week – and reports of Aung San Suu Kyi's plans to visit Britain – we called for readers' views on changing attitudes to tourism in the south-east Asian country. Here is how you responded.

Telegraph.co.uk

Readers' feedback: tourism in Burma
Telegraph.co.uk
We were aware that our Foreign Office was discouraging British tourists from visiting Burma at that time, but at all the main tourist areas we found coaches containing tourists from Germany, Italy and France. Our guide expressed his frustration that ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Don't stay home because you lack a companion: Tips for traveling solo
Washington Post
Solo travel is an extraordinary, accessible opportunity that can involve big or small adventures, easy or difficult as you choose. You can do what you want, when you want, how you want, where you want. You pick your own pace, budget, itinerary and can ...

The Billion Dollar Travel Trend You've Never Heard Of
Forbes
The world of leisure travel has brought a growing trend to light: Shopping Tourism. Although an uncommon and largely unheard of term, the trend is one of the more recurrent vacation activities among tourists worldwide. “Shopping tourism” illustrates ...

Forbes

Tourism Alliance says Scottish wind farm claims are 'hysterical'
BBC News
Claims that tourism will be damaged by wind farms are based on "emotion, hysteria and conjecture", an industry group has said. Stephen Leckie, of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, told MSPs there was "little evidence" of the developments putting off ...

BBC News

Rezidor Hotel Group: Kurt Ritter a New Member of British Travel Industry Hall ...
Reuters
The British Travel Industry Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to honour the most outstanding achievements in the British and international travel- & tourism sector. Among the members are personalities like Thomas Cook (Founder Thomas Cook), ...

Hertz Introduces 11 New NeverLost® My Explore(TM) Travel Apps
MarketWatch (press release)
PARK RIDGE, NJ and PLANO, Texas, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ) and Navigation Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hertz, announce the launch of 11 new travel apps for the iPhone.

Madrid leads for Sands new resort: Barcelona mayor
MarketWatch
s (NYSE:LVS) first European integrated resort, a multibillion dollar project that Barcelona is also trying to attract, Barcelona's mayor Xavier Trias conceded Wednesday. Sands's Chairman Sheldon Adelson has announced that he expects to make a final ...

Despite Rising Fuel and Airfare Prices Travel Demand Remains Steady
MarketWatch (press release)
Despite the concerns, demand for both leisure and business travel appears to be steady, and analysts are still expecting most airlines to be profitable this year. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Airlines Industry and provides ...

Green Travel Grows to Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaii and Costa Rica
Sacramento Bee
For example, Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort and Spa in Cancun's Riviera Maya was awarded the prestigious GOLD "TRAVELIFE AWARD" for environmental commitment. Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort and Spa's environmental efforts include: Guided Eco Tour exploring the ...

Wendy Wu Tours is Pleased to Announce the Signing of a Distribution Contract ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Liberty Travel is a dynamic and innovative leader in the US Travel Industry, well positioned to bring the Wendy Wu brand to the American public. Liberty Travel has more than 165 store locations across 14 states staffed by more than 900 vacation experts ...

Tourism officials anticipate more visitors this year to Fairbanks, Interior Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Hickok said she's wary of predicting tourism trends for the years ahead but said some major segments of the industry appear to be moving in a good direction. Tourism provides an estimated $115 million in direct expenditures to the Fairbanks economy.

Tourism a double-edged sword for Myanmar?
etravelblackboard.us
As Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to formally take her seat in Parliament next week, ready to welcome tourists to the country, some are asking if Myanmar is ready (and willing) to accept the almost inevitable 'bad' tourist for the good.

Travel greenlights pilot trio: Coker, Connolly, Harper at center of potential ...
Chicago Tribune
Travel Channel has greenlit three pilots and begun development on two others. Among the pilots ordered are "Barn Finds," which centers on antique car expert Corky Coker and his free-wheeling Deep South roadtrip in pursuit of automotive ...

Travel, commuting time: When must employers pay?
Business Management Daily
by Alexander Hamilton Institute on April 18, 2012 9:00am Determining when and how much to pay employees for their travel and commuting time is a complex subject, governed by Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. Employers need to know what is ...

Promotion offers savings on Scottish rail pass
Boston.com (blog)
You can save 20 percent with an extra free travel day for those buying a pass through May 10. The extra-day promotion extends passes by an additional day of rail travel valid in standard class for either four days (within eight days) or eight days ...

King apologizes for hunting elephants as Spain staggers
USA TODAY
... from wildlife advocates and his financially beleagured countrymen, Spain's King Juan Carlos said Wednesday that it was "a mistake" to have taken an elephant hunting trip to Botswana's northern Okavango Delta, one of Africa's biggest touristdraws.

USA TODAY

Legalized prostitution draws sex tourism to Cartagena
Pocono Record
That is, a tourist comes to Cartagena and it's part of his plan to look for company," said Gerardo Javier May, a security industry executive. Elias said he understands the national security implications of having people tasked with protecting the US ...

Suu Kyi to travel abroad
UPI.com
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, April 18 (UPI) -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader, willtravel abroad for the first time in 24 years, officials said. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Suu Kyi was scheduled to visit the country in June and a ...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to travel to Norway and Britain
San Francisco Chronicle
(04-18) 01:56 PDT YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A spokesman for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the democracy icon will make her first trip abroad in 24 years in June. Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, ...

New Verizon Wireless Global Data Plan Takes the Guesswork Out of International ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Summer travel season is just around the corner, and Verizon Wireless is setting sail with a new, easy-to-understand Global Data Plan. Starting April 23, the new Verizon Wireless Global Data ...

Suu Kyi to travel outside Myanmar
Stuff.co.nz
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and newly elected lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi willtravel outside Myanmar for the first time in 24 years after accepting invitations to visit Norway and Britain in June, her party says. Her travel caps months of dramatic change ...

Stuff.co.nz

Millions of Americans Dial Up Travel Plans from the Phone - Tricia ...
By Tricia Duryee
While total spending on online travel continues to grow, it is the mobile travel market that has everyone excited. In a report released today, eMarketer estimates that 16 million Americans will book travel from their mobile devices this year, ...
AllThingsD

Juggling Family and Work Travel - NYTimes.com
By By KJ DELL'ANTONIA
I leave for an overnight business trip in an hour. There has been some juggling — my baby-sitter needs to know that one child is going to a friend's house this afternoon, and two other children will be staying home, instead of playing at a ...
Motherlode

Patterico's Pontifications » Romney Took a Dog on a Vacation ...
By Patterico
Romney Took a Dog on a Vacation; Obama Ate a Dog. Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:09 pm. So a while back, Mitt Romney put the family dog in a crate on the roof of his car and went on a family vacation. So a while back, Barack ...
Patterico's Pontifications

Travel Channel Greenlights Three Pilots
By THE DEADLINE TEAM
Travel Channel today announced that it has ordered three pilots and has started development on two original series intended to boost the network's 2012 sla. ... City Swappers (wt): Produced by Stone Circle Films with Travel Channel's Patrick McManamee as Executive Producer “City Swappers” (wt) follows the adventures of two couples that have swapped homes, cars, friends, favorite restaurants and culinary tastes for their vacation. From the moment they arrive in their new home ...
Deadline.com

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. Reviews Its Advertising ...
By Andrew McMains
The media spending behind New Orleans' tourism marketing efforts is relatively small—just under $10 million this year—but big shops have expressed interest in the account, which is now in review.
Adweek : Advertising & Branding

Student Opinion | What is Your Fantasy Vacation? - NYTimes.com
By By KATHERINE SCHULTEN
Student Opinion | Tell us about your dream vacation, whether it's something exotic like sailing around the world, or something much closer to home (and more modest in price). Where would you go ... T Magazine's spring travel issue lists ideas for vacations from biking in Africa to shopping at a Belgian flea market, while “The 45 Places to Go in 2012″ include London for the Olympics, Mexico for a food festival and a Caribbean Island for pampering at a five-star resort. Where would you ...
The Learning Network

Happy Travel Snapshots in California - A Beautiful Mess
By elsiecake
Happy Travel Snapshots in California. California 1 We had an incredible time in California last week! I actually fell in love a little. We spent most of our time in LA and then traveled to Indio for Sucré to play at a Nylon Coachella party. Here are a ...
A Beautiful Mess

Travel App Maker To Give Away One Million Downloads | Gadling.com
By Chris Owen
In celebration of National Park Week, travel app maker Chimani Apps for the Outdoors is giving away their suite of Chimani National Park apps. ... Travel App Maker To Give Away One Million Downloads ... suite of national park apps include Acadia, Cape Cod, Cuyahoga Valley, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion National Park as well as the National Parks app, a virtual passport tool for all the National Park Service units. Each of ...
Gadling

Rihanna Posts Personal Vacation Photos, Is Literally Without Flaw ...
By Jenna Rubenstein
For your viewing pleasure: Rihanna in a bikini on vacation. After looking through 169 Facebook photos of Rihanna's most recent Hawaiian vacation, I can now confirm what most of the world has always suspected: There are literally no bad ...
MTV Buzzworthy Blog

Modern Resort Granting Easy Access to the Great Barrier Reef ...
By Lavinia
Hayman five-star Hotel is located on a privileged island in Australia, and provides easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. The natural beauty surrounding the resort is just minutes away from exploring. This is probably why the 240 luxurious ...
Freshome.com - Interior Design...

Time Travel With Glamorous Italians (PHOTOS)
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Many factors come into play when considering what to pack for a trip -- weather, itinerary, atmoshpere, the company you'll keep. And then there's Italy, which will inspires you to pack your finest.
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The 20 Best Small Towns in America | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine
There are lists of the best places to get a job, retire, ski, golf and fall in love, best places lists for almost everything. We think any best place worth traveling to ...
www.smithsonianmag.com/.../The-20-Best-Small-Towns-in-A...

Sex Robots The Future Of Sex Tourism - travel | Stuff.co.nz
The future of sex tourism lies in robot prostitutes, two Victoria University researchers have ...''Amsterdam's tourist industry is built on an image of sex and drugs.
www.stuff.co.nz/.../Robot-prostitutes-the-future-of-sex-touris...

JetBlue | Deals Are In The Air Sale
Travel April 24 – June 20, 2012. (Blackout dates and day of week restrictions apply and vary by route. Travel window exceptions apply for some routes.) Click on ...
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