Thursday, April 5, 2012

Vacation homes beckon to bargain shoppers

Vacation homes beckon to bargain shoppers
By Kathleen Kingsbury | BOSTON (Reuters) - Splurging on a vacation home shortly after the housing market meltdown was not an easy decision for Kathy and Dan Nikolai. The couple, who live in California's San Fernando Valley, wanted a nearby escape that ...

Ten top vacation-home markets
By Kathleen Kingsbury | BOSTON (Reuters) - Here's a list of some of the most popular and promising places for vacation-home shopping, with recent median list prices from real estate shopping site Aspen, Colorado Median list price: $1725000 ...

Tourism sector aims to generate 2.5 crore jobs
PTI New Delhi: With a target of 12 per cent growth in tourist arrivals, the tourismsector is expected to generate 2.5 crore jobs during the 12th Five-Year Plan. "We have targeted 12 per cent growth in inbound as well as domestic tourists during the...

Easter travel 'gridlock' warning given by airlines
BBC News
The British Air Transport Association has written to Theresa May with 11 airlines' concerns over possible delays at peak travel times such as Easter. They say there are too few border staff for full security checks. The Border Force said it would "aim...

BBC News

Adelman Travel Enhances Their Fare Offering
MarketWatch (press release)
MILWAUKEE, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Adelman Travel Group, a leader in corporate travel management, has enhanced its Adelman Integrated Fares (AIF) suite through the addition of Adelman Jets. AIF is a combination of tools that allows ...

Newest Kauai Vacation Rentals at Kukui`ula Exclusively Offered by The Parrish ...
MarketWatch (press release)
POIPU BEACH, Kauai, Hawaii, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Adjacent to the newest private golf course in Hawaii, The Club Cottages at Kukui`ula are the latest and most luxurious Kauai vacation rentals available on the island's South Shore.

Airlines warn of Easter queues at passport control
The Guardian
While motoring organisations anticipate a relatively jam-free holiday weekend, airlines are expecting lengthy waits at passport control due to a shortage of Border Agency staff to carry out the rigorous passport checks demanded by the Home Office.

The Guardian

Airport and travel chaos: The UK Border Agency rears its ugly head to wish us ...
Daily Mail
As Easter comes, we also have the annual great getaway, and the resulting travelchaos. This is as natural as the daffodils coming out and just as preventable. We should be able to drive to places. David Cameron has given up trying to make us hate the ...

Daily Mail

March marked all-time high for Pa. slots revenue
The slots totals released Tuesday include revenue from two test nights and one day of operations at the state's 11th casino, Valley Forge Casino Resort, which opened on Saturday. Overall, the figures broke the previous monthly record of $218.3 million ...

List Vacation Rental Property & Home Swap on for St. George Utah ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
List Vacation Rental Property & Home Swap from St George Utah on for free. is offering free listings to Utah vacation rental owners and other high demandresort locations. Owners get high end perk package with each ...

Jumbo Glacier ski resort approved
By Jesse Huffman Courtesy photo Aerial view of the site of the proposed Jumbo Glacier Resort in the BC interior. The provincial government of British Columbia, Canada approved the development of a new ski resort in the Jumbo Glacier Valley of the ...


PHOTOS: Inside The Massive New Casino Resort That Could Save Atlantic City
Business Insider
As gaming lags in the Las Vegas of the East Coast, expectations are high for the casino resort to turn things around. Revel CEO Kevin DeSanctis boasted that the venture has already created some 10000 jobs in the region—5000 in the resort'sdirect ...

Business Insider

Vacation Package Gives Elvis Fans the Opportunity to Celebrate the 40th ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Six days and five nights at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort features concerts, panel discussions and tours of Elvis-related sights on the island, all culminating with an enhanced movie screening of “Aloha from Hawaii” held 40 years ...

US Imposes Travel Ban On Mali Coup Supporters
RTT News
The travel ban imposed by the State Department on Tuesday targets those who actively promote Captain Amadou Sanogo and the National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy, who seized power from democratically elected President Amadou Toumani Toure ...

Texas tornadoes continue to hamper air travel
Los Angeles Times
The Texas tornadoes that smacked the Dallas area on Tuesday were still playing havoc with air traffic on Wednesday, not just in Dallas but across the country. Dallas is a hub for American Airlines, one of the nation's largest carriers.

'Hunger Games' tourism: See District 12 -- and the Arena -- in the flesh
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
Want to plan your own Panem vacation? After taking a moment to consider whether you really want to visit a dystopian wasteland built on the backs of murdered children, consult the North Carolina tourism board's handy list of Hunger Games locations.

In Cancun, spring break goes on despite tourist unease
Bend Bulletin
While American tourism to Mexico slipped a few percentage points last year, the country remains by far the biggest tourist destination for Americans, according to annual survey of bookings by the largest travel agencies. Israel Leal / The Associated ...

Starwood Hotels to Open Its First Dual-Branded Ski Resort Complex in China
MarketWatch (press release)
STAMFORD, Conn., Apr 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced it will open its first dual-branded ski resort complex in Changbaishan, China later this year. The Westin Changbaishan and Sheraton ...

Slip away to Costa Rica's hot springs
By Katherine Dorsett Bennett, CNN The Springs Resort & Spa was the host hotel for ABC's "The Bachelor" in Costa Rica. (CNN) -- Ziplining through tropical rain forests, rappelling down steep waterfall cliffs and whitewater rafting satisfy the rugged ...

O'Hare Travel Affected By Texas Storms
NBC Chicago
By Lauren Petty The impact of the Texas tornadoes is being felt from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to airports in Chicago. According to American Airlines, two flights out of O'Hare Airport to Dallas were cancelled following Tuesday's damaging tornadoes ...

Georgia Sees Tourism Gaining Share of GDP on Russian Visitors
Georgia's tourism industry, whose share of economic output has grown to 7 percent this year, is set to expand further as a thaw in relations with Russia spurs an influx of visitors. “Russian tourists, as a high-spending segment, are important for ...

US issues travel restrictions for leaders of Mali's coup and their family members
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has issued travel restrictions for leaders of Mali's recent coup and says they should restore civilian rule immediately. The State Department says coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, some of his followers and ...

Wednesday Travel Ticker: See a movie, help the parks
Los Angeles Times
For the second straight year, resort developer Grupo Vidanta has been recognized as one of the top companies to work for in Mexico. The company won eighth place overall for firms with over 5000 employees in Mexico . . . .Travel quote of the day: “I ...

An Edu-Vacation
Huffington Post (blog)
Unless every vacation you take involves lying on the beach, there's a lot to be learned while traveling. Many destinations offer the chance for both an escape from the everyday -- and a history lesson. We rounded up some of the most compelling (and ...

San Miguel bets $500 mln on air travel, tourism growth
San Miguel's entry into the airline business is likely to have been triggered by the growth potential of the Philippines' tourism industry. The government is targeting 10 million visitor arrivals by 2016, up from nearly 4 million last year.

Business Travel On The Rise With Focus On Personal Value ...
By Chris Owen
Results from the fourth annual Embassy Suites Business Travel Survey show that while the recovering economy is still holding down the number of busine.

Seadrift Vacation Home For A Three-Generation Family | Freshome
By Ada Teicu
Designed to acts as the second home for a three-generation family currently living in San Francisco, the Seadrift Residence beach house is located in a gated vacation community in Stinson Beach, California. The 1900 square foot sustainable ... - Interior Design...

Cancun: Spring Break On Despite Tourist Unease
While American tourism to Mexico slipped a few percentage points last year, the country remains by far the biggest tourist destination for Americans, according to annual survey of bookings by the largest travel agencies. (AP Photo/Israel Leal, File) ... But he said it's a safe vacation for the multitudes of bikini-clad visitors who have a singular goal when they reach the numerous resortcities that dot the east and west coasts: to lie on the beach with a beer and a taco. Other Americans come ...
College on

not martha — links: travel
By megan
A CUP OF JO: Travel fantasy: Rainbow hotel. We passed this hotel, The Saguaro, when we were in Palm Springs and it looks even more colorful on the inside. I did not realize it was created by the same people who do the Ace hotels.
not martha

Sukhothai Heritage Resort | Pattaya today newspaper
By pattayatoday
Set in an idyllic rural setting amidst tranquil rice fields adjacent to Sukhothai Airport lies a low-rise boutique accommodation styled with ancient Sukhothai architecture – The Sukhothai Heritage Resort. Inside the compound the eclectic interior ...
Pattaya today newspaper

Bicycle Tourism Interview: Kevin Hague | The Path Less Pedaled
By Russ
What Is Bicycle Travel? ... Perhaps one of the most vocal champions of bicycling is Kevin Hague, who also happens to be a keen bicycle tourist himself. We visited Kevin at his home in Greymouth and talked to him about his role and vision of ...
The Path Less Pedaled

North Texas Twisters Lead To Air Travel Delays « CBS Dallas / Fort ...
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - The storms may be gone, but problems still remain for air travelers on Wednesday morning. Hundreds of flights have been canceled or delayed at DFW International Airport a day after tornadoes whipped ...
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Government cabinet reshuffle Zanzibar gets new Tourism Minister ...
By Linda
(eTN) – The spice and tourist island of Zanzibar has got a new Tourism Minister after a cabinent reshuffle announced Tuesday by the isle's President, Ali Mohammed Shein. Mr. Said Ali Mbarouk has been appointed the Minister responsible for ...
eTurboNews - Independent and...

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