Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Apps and Scanners for Travel Expenses

Travel expense headaches? Apps and scanners ease the pain
By Eoghan Macguire, CNN Recording travel expenses, in the shape of bills and receipts, can be one of the most frustrating aspects of doing business on the road. A number of gadgets aim to simplify this chore. The Planon Slimscan (pictured) is a credit ...

More drivers seen hitting road for Memorial Day: AAA
| NEW YORK (Reuters) - More Americans will take to the roads over the Memorial Day weekend this year as they benefit from a recent drop in pump prices, travel group AAA forecast on Tuesday, heralding a summer of strong gasoline demand.

AAA: US Memorial Day Auto Travel Seen +1.2% Vs Year Ago
Wall Street Journal
By David Bird NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--US auto travel over the end-of-May Memorial Day weekend is expected to rise 1.2% from a year ago, but motorists are expected to make shorter trips, a survey released Tuesday by travel and leisure group AAA shows.

Cheaper gas not enough to boost summer driving
Fox News
Economists and tourism experts are expecting only a small uptick in summer travelers. Gas prices are lower, but still high enough to keep some Americans off the road. The job market is improving, but still shaky. And household debt remains high.

More Memorial Day travelers expected to hit the road
Fox News
AAA projects that 34.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend, which according to its statistics stretches from Thursday, May 24 to Monday, May 28. This is an increase of 1.2 percent – or 500000 travelers ...

Hometel Travel Lets Users Vacation For Less On A Corporate Connection
Houston Chronicle
Randy Williams, founder and CEO of Hometel Travel, saw the global corporate infrastructure as an opportunity to set up a travel and vacation rental community in which users search for accommodations through corporate or college networks.

More US motorists to travel on Memorial Day weekend
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fueled by cheaper gasoline prices, more Americans will take to the roads during Memorial Day weekend this year, travel group AAA forecast on Tuesday, heralding a summer of strong gasoline demand. About 30.7 million people will ...

GBTA Presents 'Luminaries Of Travel CEO' Panel At 2012 Convention In Boston
MarketWatch (press release)
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Global Business TravelAssociation (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today announced the speakers for the 'Luminaries of Travel CEO' panel to be held on July 24th, ...

Americans Appear to be Warming Up to Summer Travel in 2012: Deloitte Survey
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Compared to 2011, more Americans are planning to kick-off the summer with a Memorial Day weekend excursion this year; however, they are conscientious about travel expenses, according to a new Deloitte ...

Short's Travel Appoints Ryan Dohmen President of STM Charters
MarketWatch (press release)
WATERLOO, Iowa, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Ryan Dohmen is the new President of STM Charters, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Short's Travel Management. Mr. Dohmen had previously served as Director of Charters for STM Charters, a position he ...

Travel firm launches probe after two Britons die during Gran Canaria heatwave
A travel firm, which organised guided walks in Gran Canaria, is investigating after a 78-year-old woman died during one of its hill walks in temperatures of almost 40C (100F). Wendy Richardson, 78, suffered a suspected heart attack 40 minutes into the ...

Summer Travel Forecast Sunny For U.S. Travelers
MarketWatch (press release)
NEWTON, Mass., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largesttravel site*, today announced the results of its annual summer travel survey of more than 1800 US respondents. Eighty-six percent of travelers are planning leisure ...

A new frontier for space travel
Los Angeles Times
Instead of keeping space travel a closely guarded government function, NASA has already begun hiring privately funded start-up companies for spacecraft development and is moving toward eventually outsourcing NASA space missions.

Memorial Day road trip? You're not alone
Approximately 30.7 million Americans plan to drive to their destination this year, an increase of more than 500000 travelers on the road compared to 2011, according to the organization, which provides roadside and travel services.

Big business globally cautious about spending on travel
By Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Big businesses around the world are cautious about spending money on travel this year, saying in a new survey that they're most likely to send employees on trips only if they think it will generate revenue.

Apple Features Packing Pro in "Plan Your Vacation" Promotion
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Recommended by Apple for planning a vacation, the now iCloud-enhanced Packing Pro has shot to the top of the US App Store charts, placing #4 in the iPad Travel section, and #5 in the iPhone section. Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB) May 15, 2012 Packing Pro, ...

Searchlight, the New Interactive Product and Travel Necessity
MarketWatch (press release)
SALEM, NH, May 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On Call International, the leading provider of medical, security and travel assistance has introduced a dynamic new risk mitigation and traveler tracking tool, Searchlight. This highly anticipated service ...

New federal limits on travel, meetings
Washington Post
New government-wide restrictions on federal travel and meetings are the inevitable fallout from the General Services Administration scandal involving an excessive Las Vegas conference. Jeffrey D. Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and ...

Tuesday Travel Ticker: Pirate ship sails San Diego
Los Angeles Times (blog)
6. Tickets start at $49.99, plus tax and service charges; (800) 627-6667 . . . . Travel quote of the day: “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” (Jack Kerouac)

European travel groups prepare for Greek euro exit
BERLIN—European travel companies are planning for a possible Greek exit from the eurozone amid concern over the country's political stalemate. TUI Travel PLC, Europe's biggest tour operator, says it has "contingency plans" in place should Greece drop ...

Quick Sand for Travel Agents: The Dangers of Medical Tourism; A New Consulting ...
Houston Chronicle
The Author of The American Medical Money Machine, James Goldberg, Announces a Consulting Service Especially Aimed At Advising Travel Agents Regarding the Implications of MedicalTourism. As Traditional Travel Agency Industry Shrinks, Travel Agents are ...

Travelocity, Broward Settle In Tourist Tax Lawsuit « CBS Miami
Brick and mortar hotels must pay the tourist development tax to support advertising, tourisminfrastructure and other projects, but online travel companies have rejected that claim. Counties claim they are losing tens of millions of dollars, and in ...
CBS Miami

Australian tourist alleges rape by Chandigarh youth at Kasol - India ...
A 22-year-old Australian tourist has filed a police complaint against a Chandigarh youth, stating that he had raped her in a guest house at Kasol in Kullu district, 220 km from Shimla.
IBN Top Headlines

South Shore Tells Riders To Avoid Travel During Summit, If Possible ...
By John Dodge
... trains that arrive into Chicago, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, the final day of the summit at McCormick Place. “NICTD advises passengers to postpone travel on NATO summit days if possible,” the rail agency said in a statement.
CBS Chicago

Dole Summit & Our California Vacation | Two Peas & Their Pod
By Two Peas
We recently spent 10 days in sunny California for the Dole Summit and a fun family vacation. First, we went to Monterey to attend the Dole Blogger Summit. Josh grew up in California and had been to Monterey many times, but it was a first for ...
Two Peas & Their Pod

Travel Tuesday: Fab Destination For A Couple's Retreat! | Black and ...
By Kirstin Fuller
Imagine a former cocoa plantation transformed into a resort that just happens to be built inside a rainforest. Nine villas and twenty three suites all have spectacular ... Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals ...
Black and Married With

JustLuxe: Women's Luxury Leisure Travel Goes Solo (PHOTOS)
By JustLuxe
These days, a variety of single-serving travel options make it not only easy, but appealing, for women to take a vacation without their family. ... In the case of the newly reopened BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, it's a luxury all-inclusive wellness resort that nicely balances indulgence (i.e. blindfolded wine tastings) with healthy pursuits (tennis, Pilates, fencing). BodyHoliday's September Solos fitness-inspired program is perfect for all the women--and perhaps a few men, too--who want to get in ...
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Wordsworth House, Cumbria | Great British walks | Travel | The ...
Distance 8 miles (13km) Classification Moderate Duration 3 hours 30 minutes. Begins Wordsworth House OS grid reference NY118306. Walk in a nutshell ...

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