Thursday, April 12, 2012

When to Buy That Plane Ticket

When to Buy That Plane Ticket
New York Times
In January, the corporation, which processes ticket transactions for airlines andtravel agencies, reported that over the past four years passengers paid the lowest price for domestic flights when buying just about six weeks in advance.

New York Times

Americans seeking safe trips abroad tap travel-assistance firms
USA TODAY
By Gary Stoller, USA TODAY Haunted by the devastation and smell of dead bodies after a massive earthquake in Haiti two years ago, Michelle Bohreer says she won'ttravel abroad again without first contracting with a travel-assistance company.

USA TODAY

Lawmakers Plot To Limit Travel Abroad And At Home | Gadling.com
By Chris Owen
On the international travel front, Forbes says, "If he were in charge of travel, the Soup Nazi might say, 'No Passport for you!'" In real life, travel may seem unrelated to taxes, except perhaps for those annoying airport taxes on international ...
Gadling

Lawmakers Plot To Limit Travel Abroad And At Home
By The Huffington Post News Editors
As we make plans for summer travel abroad and at home, concerns turn to the cost of fuel and how it might affect our projected budget. When studying global destination information, we focus on security matters, currency exchange rates and ...
The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

Sands launches $4.4B Macau casino-resort
BusinessWeek
By KELVIN CHAN US billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Macau casino operator on Wednesday launched its long-delayed fourth resort, a $4.4 billion complex that is its latest bet on continued strong growth in the world's biggest gambling market.

Adelson Launches $4.4 Billion Macau Casino
Forbes
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands opened its fourth casino resort in China's gambling mecca on Wednesday. The $4.4 billion Sands Cotai Central will be the only casinoresort to open this year in Macau as the government has yet to give ...

How to travel the world on zero dollars a day
USA TODAY
Perhaps the greatest payoff from this globetrotting journey: It's being chronicled in a TV series, How to Travel the World for Free, which will air on public and local access stations in late April. A companion book by the same name, (Pichu Productions ...

USA TODAY

Allegiant to offer nonstop flights to Honolulu
Fox News
Last year, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. received federal certification to fly a bigger plane, which company officials said was a step toward providing service to Hawaii. The HawaiiTourism Authority has said Allegiant's Hawaii service would ...

Mexican tourist town says new swingers resort could hurt tourism
Fox News
The swinger's Desire resort is located off the Puerto Morelos's public beach, where residents can get an unobstructed view inside.Desire Residents of a small fishing village on Mexico's Riviera Maya are up in arms about the expansion of a hedonistic ...

Tourism Cares Volunteers Donate $25000 in Labor Costs to Pensacola Sites
MarketWatch (press release)
Their muscles ached, their shirts were covered in dirt and paint, but the hundreds of travel industry volunteers gathered in Pensacola on March 30 finished a day of hard work with smiles on their faces. Tourism Cares for Pensacola brought in more than ...

10 best travel rewards cards
CBS News
(MoneyWatch) If you love to travel, getting a generous travel rewards card can pay you in spades -- or, rather, in free flights and nights at luxury hotels. But the value of the points you earn can vary markedly from one program to the next.

CBS News

TripAdvisor Introduces Travel Advice from "Friend of a Friend"
MarketWatch (press release)
NEWTON, Mass., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largesttravel site*, today launched its "Friend of a Friend" feature that highlights trusted reviews and opinions from friends of Facebook friends.

Italy's museum czar's recipe: Cultural tourism can help end recession
Washington Post
1 in tourism centered on culture, he said. “Indians, Chinese don't come to swim or ski in Italy but to see our culture,” Resca added. Appointed to tap the economic potential of Italy's artistic and archaeological heritage, the culture ministry official ...

Exclusive: Travelzoo mulls sale, seeks adviser: sources
Chicago Tribune
The New York-based Internet company, which provides travel deals on flights, hotels, vacationpackages and cruises, is in the process of hiring a financial adviser, the sources said. The company has a market value of $336.1 million.

Travel: 5 Places to Spend Your 2012 Tax Refund
ABC News
That's about $100 less than last year, but still plenty of money to take a vacation. Here are five vacations under 3k to blow that tax refund. There are countless others, of course, but these should get you dreaming of all the places that refund can ...

ABC News

In the hole to Uncle Sam? Bill aims to strip your passport
msnbc.com
With tax season upon us, it seems that Benjamin Franklin's old dictum — No man's life, liberty or fortune is safe while our legislature is in session — may also apply to Americans' international travel plans. That strange bit of governance can be ...

Tips for Travel Nurses on Going Green
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
In observance of the upcoming Earth Day 2012, Aureus Medical Group offers suggestions totravel nurses, travel therapists, and others in travel healthcare careers on green living while on assignment. Making changes to the commute to and from work can ...

Sands Opens New $4 Billion Casino in Macau
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Booming Macau welcomed another large-scale casino resort on Wednesday with the opening of Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s fourth property in the Chinese territory, the $4.4 billion Sands Cotai Central. The new property sits on the reclaimed strip of land known ...

Mexico tourism bounces back
San Francisco Chronicle
Mexico has taken a beating over the past several years, ever since the triple whammy of drug violence, the H1N1 flu scare and a prolonged recession that curtailed travel in the countries that supply the bulk of its tourism.

SignUp4 Partners with Business Travel News for the 2012 Business Travel Trends ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 11, 2012 SignUp4, the innovative meetings intelligence provider, had the pleasure of co-sponsoring the Atlanta stop of Business Travel Trends and Forecasts Conference April 5, 2012. This was the first of three one-day events ...

Sands opens new casino resort in Asian gaming hub
AFP
"We're going to make Macau a city of business, conventions and leisure tourism," Sands group chairman Sheldon Adelson told hundreds of journalists at the glitzy new resort's opening news conference. Located in the middle of the former Portuguese ...

AFP

The St. Regis Aspen Resort Brings FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs Together in One ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Opening of This Innovative Restaurant Concept will Mark the Completion of the $40 Million Redesign of The St. Regis Aspen Resort NEW YORK, Apr 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The St. Regis Aspen Resort today announces an exclusive partnership and ...

Family Travel Mobile Phone App Wins Industry Award
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Know Where To Go for diaper changing stations, kid-friendly restaurants, parks and play places, and medical facilities wherever you travel. KIDzOUT directs parents to user-rated and reviewed baby changing locations (sorted by women's restrooms, ...

Mary Jo Manzanares Named Conference Director of TBEX 2012, the World's Largest ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Recently acquired by BlogWorld, TBEX '12, the world's largest gathering of travel bloggers is taking place at the Keystone Resort & Convention Center in Keystone, Colorado, June 15-17, is excited to ...

Shanghai Disney Resort Operator Said To Secure $2B Loan To ...
By NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
(A groundbreaking ceremony for the resort was held in April last year.) Shanghai Shendi Group vice president Shao Xiaoyun said the project will receive two syndicated loans with plans to develop the theme park as well as a tourism district in ...
Deadline.com

UFO's making NM top tourist spot
By Alex Tomlin
Alien and UFO enthusiast are causing a flurry of tourist to flock to New Mexico.
KRQE News 13 - Top Stories

Japan March 11 2011 Tsunami debris travel route in the Pacific ...
By Armand Vervaeck and James Daniell
When the monstrous tsunami of March 2011 struck the northeast coast of Japan, the retreating waves pulled many pieces of civilization and many lives out to sea. The Japanese government estimated that 5 million tons of debris was swept up ...
Earthquake Report

The Travel List Challenge | Peanut Butter Fingers
By peanutbutterfingers
The Travel List Challenge. Last night's Food List Challenge was so much fun that I thought we might enjoy round two today! Thanks to blog reader Lisa who told me about the Travel List Challenge! Apparently a bunch of different “List Challenges ” are ... Walt Disney World ResortOrlando, Florida. 95. Washington Monument Washington, D.C., USA. 96. White Cliffs of Dover Dover, England. 97. White House Washington, D.C., USA. 98. Winchester Cathedral Hampshire, England. 99.
Peanut Butter Fingers

Bike Snob NYC: Travel Day! Wheee!
By BikeSnobNYC
Owing to my imminent departure for Seattle, I can only offer this brief note in lieu of a proper blogging post. Thank you very much to 21st Avenue Bicycles for hosting my pre-BRA ride in Portland yesterday evening, and to Powell's for hosting ...
Bike Snob NYC

Sands launches $4.4 billion Macau casino-resort - Home » Other ...
U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Macau casino operator on Wednesday launched its long-delayed fourth resort, a $4.4 billion complex that is its latest bet on continued strong growth in the world's biggest gambling market.
philstar.com - Breaking News

Priv├ęPass is Asia's Ticket to a Luxury Travel & Lifestyle | TechNode
By Jason Lim
Priv├ęPass is Asia's Ticket to a Luxury Travel & Lifestyle According to International Luxury TravelMarket Asia, the high end luxury traveller is defined as those with a.
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