Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Why the IRS Wants the Right to Seize Your Passport

No Taxes, No Travel: Why the IRS Wants the Right to Seize Your Passport
The Atlantic
While that doesn't sound like anything having to do with your taxes, the bill includes a little-noticed section that allows the State Department to "deny, revoke or limit"passport rights for any taxpayers with "serious delinquencies.

The Atlantic

Algeria to develop tourism to diversify economy-minister
By Tarek Amara | DJERBA, Tunisia (Reuters) - Algeria plans to boost investment in the tourismsector with the aim of attracting some 3.5 million tourists per year starting in 2015, the tourismminister said on Monday, in an effort to move its economy ...

New HomeAway Summer Travel Report Reveals Economic Hardships Highlight ...
MarketWatch (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Undeterred by record-high gas prices and rising airline fuel surcharges, most Americans are set on taking a summer vacation this year, with 70 percent saying that even a brief vacation with ...

New Mexico tourism hopes to shed misperceptions with new branding campaign
Washington Post
Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson hopes to finally change some of those perceptions with a new $2 million statewide branding campaign that puts a heavy focus on the state's unique culture and outdoor adventures. It also gives the state a new logo, ...

Traveling4Health Unveils Interactive Map of Medical Travel and Retirement ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Traveling4Health & Retirement premieres 1st ever interactive navigation map of overseas medical resources with searchable destinations for medical travel, retirement living and vacation travel for baby boomers ...

NimbleCommerce Launches Travel Deals With
MarketWatch (press release)
SANTA CLARA, CA and NEW YORK, NY, Apr 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- At Daily Deal Summit East in New York City today, NimbleCommerce, a leading enterprise local marketing and e-commerce platform, announced that it now provides TripAlertz Travel ...

New Mexico tourism officials fight state's dull reputation
Chicago Tribune
Tourism officials in New Mexico are launching a new slogan, "New Mexico True," that they hope will change perceptions of the state which was described by a focus group last year as "barren," "dull" or merely "close to Arizona.

Sex Tourism, the Secret Service and the Harms of Buying Sex
Huffington Post
All of these remarks seem to ignore the fact that sex tourism (traveling to buy sex) fuels sex trafficking. Thankfully, President Barack Obama's response indicates that he was concerned with more than security: "We're here on behalf of our people," the ...

Money-Saving Travel Websites
ABC News
Here are four new(ish) websites that promise to save travelers big bucks on the priciest and most important aspect of the summer vacation: the hotel stay. Backbid (See my complete coverage of Backbid here.) turns bidding for travelon its ...

ABC News

Sex-tourism defendant set to plead guilty is apparent suicide
Philadelphia Inquirer
Ware, of East Nottingham, had been scheduled to appear in US District Court Monday afternoon to plead guilty to charges of ex tourism with minors, production of child pornography and possession of child pornography. He was arrested in February, 2011, ...

Panetta Reassessing His Travel Options
New York Times
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday that he was looking for less expensive alternatives to his travel most weekends from Washington to his walnut farm in Carmel Valley, Calif., which costs taxpayers close to $32000 per trip.

Is Travel in a Holding Pattern?'s Travel-Intel Looks at the Numbers
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Apr 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Airline ticket sales by travelagents may be surging but US travelers are putting their travel plans into a holding pattern, according to the April 15 issue of Travel-Intel.

Official: Italian tourist kidnapped in Algeria by al-Qaida's North African ...
Washington Post
ROME — An official says an Italian tourist who was kidnapped in 2011 by an al-Qaida-linked group in Algeria has been freed. Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said in a statement Tuesday that Maria Sandra Mariani has been released and her family ...

Travel Therapy Jobs Leader, Aureus Medical, Releases Tips for Maximizing Time Off
Albany Times Union
Aureus Medical Group releases suggestions for those with travel occupational therapy jobs and others working in mobile medical careers regarding living life to the fullest during and in between contract assignments. National Occupational Therapy Month ...

Time travel with the family in Birmingham, England
All this came within a quick jaunt of Birmingham, the UK's second-largest city and an up-and-coming tourist destination. Birmingham is close enough to London for a day trip (90 minutes each way and £25/$39 round-trip on Chiltern Railways), ...

Protect Your Summer Visitors to Canada With Travel Insurance: THIA
MarketWatch (press release)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Apr 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Canadians are urged to make sure their out-of-country summer visitors are covered by travel insurance to protect them from unexpected accident or medical emergency costs during their stay.

Rihanna frolicks topless in Hawaiian vacation pics
New York Daily News
Rihanna, who has a reputation for posting pouty photos of herself on Twitter, shared an especially racy snap from her Hawaiian vacation, in which she strips off her bikini top and frolicks under a waterfall. Rihanna says she doesn't really have a...

New York Daily News

Tourism shows positive signs
Irish Times
Over half of Ireland's tourism businesses have seen business improve in 2012 while one in five businesses holdings steady, according to the latest Failte IrelandTourism Barometer Over half of Ireland's tourism businesses have seen business improve in ...

Irish Times

Good Advice / Bad Advice
USA TODAY (blog)
I pore through section after section, from advertisements, World News, the Capital Region, Sports, Travel… Heck, I even spend some time with Parade magazine to see if Marilyn vos Savant has a stumper for me. Then I wrap the whole thing up with the New ...

Utah tourism board gets new leadership
Salt Lake Tribune
Joel Racker, the president and CEO of the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named the new chair of the Board of Tourism Development by Gov. Gary Herbert. Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah, was appointed vice chair.

Revel Resort Developer Defies The Atlantic City Odds
Fast Company
The developer of Revel, a would-be destination resort, wants to stop playing games and inject new life into the area. BY Danielle Sacks | April 17, 2012 Revel's Kevin DeSanctis hopes his resort will help end the days of empty seats in Atlantic City.

Fast Company

Smart Destinations' Multi-Attraction Passes Help Must-See Oahu Tourism Sites ...
MarketWatch (press release)
But even while actual visits to the island overall were up by just under three percent, some attractions have seen traffic jump by more than 50 percent thanks to an innovative multi-attractiontravel pass program by Smart Destinations.

Study: Weatheregg Widget Announces Its Usefulness for Travel Blogs
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Through weather detection, business and vacation trips can become successful. Personal transactions can be continued or delayed, and the fragile line between safety and danger can be determined. This is the specialty of a weather widget known as ...

Rihanna Shares Topless Photos From Hawaii Vacation
After posting several snapshots from her wild weekend at Coachella, Ri dipped to Hawaii for a little vacation, and she had no problem sharing racy photos from her stay on Facebook. In addition to posting a photo of her getting ready to snorkel, ...

Guides highlighting La.'s ecotourism now at tourism centers
Washington Post
NEW ORLEANS — Guides touting Louisiana as an ecotourism destination are now on the racks of tourism centers, according to the America's Wetland campaign, a group highlighting coastal wetlands loss. America's Wetland says the Travel Green Wetland Tour ...

Summer Travel Ahead? Chimani National Park guides are free for a ...
By Mel Martin
Summer Travel Ahead? Chimani National Park guides are free for a limited time. by Mel Martin Apr 17th 2012 at 7:00AM. I've loved the Chimani National Park guides. They're chock full of worthwhile information and are well worth the US$4.99 ...
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Prison » IRS Travel Ban: Revoking Citizenship By Stealth
By admin
Efforts to pass a bill that would allow the IRS to deny travel rights to U.S. citizens who the feds merely claim owe $50000 or more in delinquent taxes represents a de facto move to revoke the citizenship of Americans without due process and in ...

Salomon and Bonfire's Team Vacation: Welcome to Japan | Videos ...
By hondo
RELATED ARTICLES. Salomon's Team Vacation Japan Mini-Movie Premieres Monday at 9AM! Team Vacation: Utah to Colorado · Bonfire / Salomon Team Vacation sets sail! Bonfire And Salomon Team Vacation. Comments ...
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Colorado's Tourism Head Pleased To See New New Mexico ...
Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson hopes to finally change some of those perceptions with a new $2 million statewide branding campaign that puts a heavy focus on the state's unique culture and outdoor adventures. It also gives the state a ... Similar efforts have proven highly successful for Michigan, California and Oregon as well as the city of Philadelphia, according to industry officials and research from Longwoods International for the United States TravelAssociation. One of the ...
CBS Denver

Congress to U.S. Citizens: Pay Your Income Tax or Forfeit Your ...
One of the strongest enforcement mechanisms any government has over its citizens is to restrict their ability to travel internationally. Since international travel to almost anywhere requires apassport, requiring citizens to adhere to specified ...

King Juan Carlos's not-so-excellent vacation | FP Passport
By Joshua Keating
In his classic essay Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell describes an experience he had as a colonial police officer in Burma. Under public pressure from a crowd of townspeople, he puts down an out-of-control elephant against his own ...
FP Passport

Nevada Tourism Campaign
The Nevada Commission on Tourism launched the Nevada Treasures contest on March 1, encouraging Nevadans to get out and visit their state. Winners will be announced May 7, and thetourism agency will develop travel packages featuring ...
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NYC Educator: Vacation from Vacation
By Miss Eyre
Vacation from Vacation. As I mentioned before my departure, I traveled to exotic climes for spring break this year. And as the vagaries of international travel would have it, I didn't return until quite late Sunday evening, and once I made it ...
NYC Educator

Zurich On A Dime - Budget Travel Tips for the World's Most ...
By Dave Seminara
After meeting with Daniela Strobel from Zurich Tourism and chatting with some students, I discovered that, with a bit of foresight, it's definitely possible to visit Zurich on a budget. Here are a few more tips. Free water - Zurich has 1224 public ...

Ann Gentry: Will Travel for Food
By Ann Gentry
As a vegan or any kind-of vegetarian eater, not only do you have to plan a vacation or business trip like anyone else would, but you are also faced with the task of discovering veg-friendly eateries. Sometimes ... If you are traveling out of the country, bring along a Vegan Passport, which is a passport-sized guide showing you where to eat in many cities in the world over, or write down some important vegetarian/vegan phrases in the language of the country or countries you are visiting.
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Travel Guide: Berlin -
By Lynn Gilmartin
Without forgetting Berlin's turbulent history, it has now transformed into one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations, mixing rich history with a dynamic atmosphere that has made the city a magnet for young people from all over the world.

Updates on GSA Travel Restrictions |
By Claudia Hosky
From now until the end of the fiscal year, all travel for internal GSA meetings, training, conferences, seminars, leadership or management events, etc., whether paid for by the Government or another entity is suspended unless exempted by one ...
IRS Travel Ban: Revoking Citizenship By Stealth Alex Jones ...
Efforts to pass a bill that would allow the IRS to deny travel rights to U.S. citizens .... what have ...

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