Wednesday, May 30, 2012

11 Easy Ways to Slash Travel Costs

11 Easy Ways to Slash Travel Costs
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
This might mean you have to wait a few days to secure that vacation package, but you could end up saving a significant amount of money on those airline tickets. Earn bonus miles when booking a group trip by paying for travel expenses using a travel ...

Family vacation: Airlines asked to cut fees for seating together
Christian Science Monitor
Family vacation might be cheaper if Senator Charles Schumer succeeds in getting airlines to allow families with young children to sit together without paying extra for window and aisle. By The Associated Press / May 29, 2012 Family vacation can cost...

Christian Science Monitor

CNN Poaches Anthony Bourdain From Travel Channel To Host New Weekend Program ...
By Alex Weprin on May 29, 2012 10:53 AM We can't say anyone saw this coming: celebrity chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain–who has hosted “No Reservations” on Travel Channel since 2005–is joining CNN and CNN International to host a new weekend ...

Tibet Travel Restrictions and Permit Guidelines
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
For foreign travelers (non-Chinese) independent travel in Tibet is impossible. It's important for travelers to know what restrictions apply, to obtain the correct permits, and to keep informed of the changing political situation.

Anthony Bourdain Joins CNN to Host New Weekend Program
CNN (blog)
World-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain will join CNN as host of a new weekend program, creating a signature showcase for the network's coverage of food and travel. The announcement was made by ...

Gulf Coast tourism rebounds after BP oil spill
NEW ORLEANS — The Gulf Coast is a hot destination again two years after the massive BP Plc oil spill made the region a tourist dead zone, with the petroleum giant pumping more than $150 million into promotions to help the region recover.

Anthony Bourdain to Join CNN for Weekend Show
New York Times (blog)
The chef and author will host a weekend program on CNN beginning early next year, once his shows for the Travel Channel end, CNN announced on Tuesday. CNN said in a news release that the program “will be shot on location and examine cultures from ...

New York Times (blog)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC Opens Its First Luxury Resort In Japan
MarketWatch (press release)
OKINAWA, Japan and CHEVY CHASE, Md., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the tropical island of Okinawa. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa will pioneer luxury hospitality on ...

Anthony Bourdain Exits Travel Channel for CNN
Hollywood Reporter
Globe trotting No Reservations star Anthony Bourdain is leaving Travel Channel for CNN. The chef, author and media personality will get his own program on the cable news network in early 2013. He'll become the marquee personality in CNN's efforts to...

Hollywood Reporter

Disneyland Resort Update
USA TODAY (blog)
...If you're already starting to make vacation plans for 2013, MousePlanet reader MacBaby has shared the dates of the 2013 Grad Nite events at the Disneyland Resort. The parties are scheduled May 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, ...

Anthony Bourdain Says Goodbye To Travel Channel, Hello To New CNN Deal
Cinema Blend
Travel Channel is losing one of its best-known personalities to CNN after ten years. Emmy-winning No Reservations star Anthony Bourdain has signed a deal with the news network to head up a new show set for a 2013 premiere over at CNN as well as ...

Cinema Blend

DaVita Lists Top 10 US Cities for Dialysis-Friendly Travel
MarketWatch (press release)
The summer travel season can be intimidating for dialysis patients who have to factor treatments into their vacation plans. DaVita(R) provides travel assistance and operates more than 1800 facilities across the country, which allows patients to enjoy a ...

Anna Webber/WireImage
New York Daily News
CNN has laid down another bet on lifestyle programming with the announcement Tuesday morning that chef, author and travel personality Anthony Bourdain will host a weekend show starting early next year. Bourdain, who has hosted “Anthony Bourdain: No ...

New York Daily News

Summer Vacation Healthy Travel Checklist
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- While June 20 signals the official start of summer, vacation season already is in full swing. With this in mind, Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) is sharing a healthy travel checklist that's worth reviewing ...

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and YOLO Board Featured on NBC's Today Show
MarketWatch (press release)
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was chosen as the feature location for a stand up paddleboard (SUP) segment, including YOLO Board Adventures. The segment airs today, May 29 during The Today Show's Kathie Lee and Hoda. YOLO Board is a leading SUP brand ...

Iowa workers aren't using earned vacation time
Many Americans are leaving vacation time unused. A survey of 2000 US travelers by PhoCusWright, a travel industry research firm, found nearly four in 10 didn't book a vacation in the past year. That's up from 28 percent who didn't take a vacation in ...

Anthony Bourdain to join CNN in 2013 as host of prime-time weekend show
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The chef, author, actor will host a weekend show focused on food, travel and 'cultures'. CNN has been under much corporate pressure to do something about its ratings, and the news of this hire is that it moves CNN off the news model it has been ...

Faasai Resort and Spa Invites Travelers to Chanthaburi, Thailand to Eat Durian ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Award-winning Thailand eco-resort Faasai Resort and Spa invites visitors to try the indigenous fruits of the region - especially the king and queen of fruits - durian and mangosteen. The resort is located in the world capital of durian - the lush ...

CNN hiring chef Anthony Bourdain for weekend prime-time show on food and travel
Washington Post
The news network said Tuesday it is bringing chef Anthony Bourdain in to be the host of a weekend show on food and travel. The series is expected to start early next year. Bourdain has done programs on both the Travel Channel and Food Network, ...

Vacation rental websites, from quirky to sleek
The Seattle Times
If you are put off by exhaustive vacation rental listings, here's way to narrow down the choices. By JENNIFER CONLIN The New York Times No comments have been posted to this article. Every March my most organized friends start reserving waterfront rooms ... Expands Global Presence into South American Vacation Rental ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- YELLOW7, Inc. (otcqb:YLLC) ("the Company"), a rapidly evolving internet media company and a provider of online vacation rental properties, announced today that its premier online vacation listing site, ...

America's Vacation Deficit Disorder
Huffington Post
A problem, that many who care about our nation like me, have described as a national crisis that I have labeled America's Vacation Deficit Disorder. America's Vacation Deficit Disorder derives out of a type of collective manic obsessive-compulsive ...

Montreal's tourism industry feeling pinch of protest
Ottawa Citizen
By Sue Montgomery, The Gazette May 28, 2012 Businesses that prosper during the Montreal International Jazz Festival and other annual summertime events hope the ongoing student protests won't mar the city's image as a fun tourism destination.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Opens Its First Luxury Resort In Japan
Sacramento Bee
By The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC OKINAWA, Japan and CHEVY CHASE, Md., May 29, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC has opened its first luxury resort in Japan on the tropical island of Okinawa.

Historic Tourism Deal to Be Sealed Today
By Sydney Kawadza and Patrick Chitumba, 29 May 2012 ZIMBABWE, Zambia and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation are set to sign the historic Trilateral Agreement in Victoria Falls today. The agreement is for the two countries' co-hosting of the ...

CNN hiring chef Anthony Bourdain for weekend show
Seattle Post Intelligencer
CNN announced Tuesday, May 29, 2012, that Bourdain will host a weekend show on food andtravel. The series is expected to launch early next year. Photo: Peter Kramer / AP NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is hiring a chef. The news network said Tuesday it is ...

What's the USA's top tourist destination? DC is one
By Kitty Bean Yancey, USA TODAY The city's tourism and convention corporation says 2011 brought 17.9 visitors -- the best since 17.4 million visited in 2000. After 9/11,tourism sagged. Last year's total included 1.8 million overseas visitors, ...


Bankruptcy tourism — Marginal Revolution
By Tyler Cowen
A solicitor in Leicester has helped Irish clients escape more than €1bn (£798m) of debt by taking advantage of a booming trade in “bankruptcy tourism”. Data seen by the Guardian reveal Steve Thatcher, who runs the new advisory service ...
Marginal Revolution

The Art of Non-Conformity » Adventures in Travel Hacking
By Chris Guillebeau
Greetings from LHR Terminal 3, soon to be departing to San Francisco after a weekend in London for the U.K. launch of The $100 Startup. ***. We've had a lot of new readers join our community over the past month (hi, everyone!) and I thought ...
The Art of Non-Conformity

Hong Kong travel agents |
By Zoe Li, Hong Kong Editor
The Internet was a travel industry job-killer, particularly in the United States, where the number of agency locations has halved since the high of 34000 branches in the mid-1990s. Online flight and hotel booking services, such as Expedia, ...
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HelloGiggles – Why Do You Travel?
By Stephanie Spitler
Why Do You Travel? by Stephanie Spitler. It's been called a passion. An obsession. A compulsion. It's been applauded and criticized, held up as an enviable way of life and cautioned against as life threatening. The love of it is commonly ...

The less glamorous side of my travel… - One Mile at a Time
By lucky
Tips, Tricks, and Travel with Lucky. ... The less glamorous side of my travel… A lot of people assume my flying is all ice cream sundaes, caviar, and Wong Chin. To prove that's not the case, check out (parts) of my boarding pass for today's flight: ...
One Mile at a Time

Louisiana tourism office launches site for music vacations |
By The Associated Press
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Office of Tourism is launching a website for visitors to sample the state's musical offerings and plan a music-themed vacation. The site A news release from Lt. Gov.
New Orleans Metro Real Time News

take it with you: travel essentials | Design*Sponge
By Amy Azzarito
Hopefully, I'm not alone in saying that the weekend wasn't nearly long enough. (I can't be the only one!) But I'm looking forward to many more summer weekends away, and while some of these aren't necessarily essentials, they're certain to ...

San Diego's Coronado beach named the best in U.S. - Yahoo! Travel
San Diego's Coronado beach named the best in U.S. ... by the iconic hotel featured in Marilyn Monroe's 1958 film "Some Like It Hot" — has been named the No.
Travel Tech: Tips for Taking Better Summer Travel Photos | Travel ...
Fodor's Travel Technology Columnist. In March, I was fortunate enough to be one of the 20travel/tech journalists Sony Electronics invited out to Sedona to test ...

US tourist dies while snorkelling in Cayman Islands - Latest News ...
A police statement says the 56-year-old tourist from Tampa died while snorkelling of . ... died ...

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