Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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Buying A Vacation Home: Post 50s Seek Proximity
Huffington Post
Once dominated by young families, the vacation home market is greying. The study showed the average age of vacation home buyers was 50, and the average distance of the home from the buyer's permanent residence was 305 miles.  

Tuesday Travel Ticker: Americans on the move
Los Angeles Times
Eighty-four percent of Americans planning to travel this summer expect to travel primarily by car for at least one of their trips, a survey from Choice Hotels International found. Those same Americans plan on racking up an average of 1172 miles on all ...

Burma Issues Passport to Aung San Suu Kyi
Voice of America (blog)
Burma has issued a passport to democracy activist and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, allowing her to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years. An official from her National League for Democracy party said the passport, valid for the next three ...

Dry NJ resort weighs BYOB, 'Jersey Shore' fears
OCEAN CITY, NJ—Voters in a dry New Jersey seaside community that calls itself "America's Greatest Family Resort" will decide Tuesday whether the threat of competition outweighs their fears of turning a vestige of the temperance movement into a ...

California Travel Association to Honor Industry's Best at 30th Annual Summit ...
MarketWatch (press release)
F. Norman Clark Tourism Champion of the Year: a tribute to CalTravel founder F. Norman Clark, recognizing tourism excellence in a specific year or a body of work. Recipient: Surf industry legend, Jack O'Neill. Tourism Stewardship of the Year: ...

CSA Travel Protection Deploys Interactive Intelligence Unified IP Business ...
MarketWatch (press release)
INDIANAPOLIS & SAN DIEGO, May 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CSA Travel Protection has reported reduced costs and more personal service as a result of deploying Interactive Intelligence Group Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ININ) all-in-one IP communications software ...

Tibet Travel Coop Announces 14-day Holy Lhasa Tour
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Tibet Travel Coop now offers a 14-day tour through Lhasa, the Yarlung Valley, Gyantse and Shigatse. This spiritual journey traces the footsteps of Buddhist pilgrims, who spend months and years traveling to the many holy sites of central Tibet.

Your Office Coach: Vacation-time strife is overblown
Kansas City Star
By MARIE G. MCINTYRE QUESTION: I am angry with one of my co-workers because she stole my vacation slot. In our office, employees select vacation dates based on seniority. A calendar is circulated, and everyone marks off the days they want.

6 winners announced in Nevada tourism campaign
Fox News
Gold Well Open Air Museum Nevada officials have crowned the six winners of a tourism campaign aimed at identifying the state's top "treasures" — and getting Nevada residents on the open road to visit them. The Nevada Commission on Tourism announced ...

Nicaragua Tourism Website Debuts New Feature to Streamline Vacation Planning
Sacramento Bee
By Nicaragua Tourism Board MANAGUA, Nicaragua, May 8, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Nicaragua, Central America's hottest (and safest) tourist destination, has unveiled a website feature to make traveling to "the land of lakes and volcanoes" easier.

Suu Kyi has passport after 24 years
Herald Sun
BURMA has issued opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with a passport as she prepares totravel abroad for the first time in 24 years. The 66-year-old democracy icon, who spent much of the last two decades locked up in her Rangoon home by Burma's former ...

Aung San Suu Kyi given Myanmar passport
By Hla Hla Htay (AFP) – 3 hours ago YANGON — Myanmar has issued opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with a passport, her party said Tuesday, as the former political prisoner prepares to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years.


China Legal Activist Chen Working on Travel Permits, U.S. Says
After initially agreeing to a deal that would have him remain in China to study, Chen changed his mind and said he wanted to travel to the US Chen is being treated for a broken foot and other ailments at a Beijing hospital, where he's stayed since ...


Atlas Travel International Names Lea Cahill as COO
MarketWatch (press release)
MILFORD, Mass., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Atlas Travel International is announcing that Lea Cahill, formerly with Amadeus, is now the Chief Operating Officer for the company. Lea will be overseeing Atlas' expansion into new areas, ...

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Given Passport To Travel Overseas
Wall Street Journal
YANGON (AFP)--Myanmar has issued a passport to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her party said Tuesday, as the former political prisoner prepares to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years. "We were informed on Friday that Daw Suu got her ...

Time to take an innovation vacation?
Washington Post
Despite your packed schedule, you need a vacation. It sounds counterintuitive, but being busy inevitably hurts your business. While you're hurriedly producing, your ability to see the important is overcome by your reactions to the immediate.

Bank of America Launches Three New Travel Rewards Credit Cards
MarketWatch (press release)
The new credit cards -- BankAmericard Travel Rewards(TM), BankAmericard Privileges(R) withTravel Rewards, and WorldPoints(R) Travel Rewards for Business -- have no foreign transaction fees, no expiration on points and no blackout dates.

Madeleine McCann Photo Used In Travel Ad
Huffington Post
The low-cost vacation planner VoucherDigg has landed in hot water after using an image missing child Madeleine McCann to advertise a travel deal. Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, said that they were ...

Burma's Suu Kyi finally gets passport
The Australian
BURMA opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received her first passport in 24 years ahead of a planned trip to Norway and Britain. An aide to Suu Kyi, Htin Kyaw, said the passport was received from the Home Ministry. Suu Kyi applied for the passport ...

SD holds tourism events in Mitchell, Rapid City
CBS News
MITCHELL, SD — The South Dakota Department of Tourism is hosting two Travel Rally Day events to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. The events Tuesday in Mitchell at the Corn Palace and Wednesday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid ...

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi gets passport
BBC News
Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been given a passport for the first time in 24 years. Ms Suu Kyi has spent much of the past two decades under house arrest in Burma as a political prisoner. But following recent reforms she and other ...

BBC News

Travel professional can help where computer can't
St. George Daily Spectrum
If you have never worked with a travel professional before or prefer to make your own travelarrangements online, there are several ways in which a travel agent can add value to yourvacation. Save you time. Your time is valuable.

Michiganders travel, cook in Bravo series
Detroit Free Press
"A chance to travel the globe, exploring it through the cultures, customs and food, is any chef's dream," says Vermiglio, 27, who graduated from Clinton Township's Chippewa Valley High School in 2002. "While I won't divulge the countries I visited, ...

Activist says China helping him get passport to leave | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng said Tuesday officials have told him they will help him get apassport to leave, but friends and US embassy staff are still being blocked from visiting him in hospital. Chen also said he and his wife were unable to leave the ... Since emerging from US protection last week, he has said he fears for his safety and wants to travel to the United States with his family to take up a university fellowship. Speaking to AFP by telephone from his hospital bed, ...
The Raw Story

Drilling Down: Business Travel Tips From a Travel Columnist ...
Once upon a time, business travel might have been fun, but it's not all that thrilling now.
You're the Boss

Ask Asa: Avoid Extra Fees When Applying For A New Passport ...
By mjmontone
With the summer vacation season coming up a lot of people will be updating expired passports. A number of websites claim to expedite the often lengthy process of getting a new passport.
CBS New York

Upside Down House Becomes Austrian Tourist Attraction [Video]
By Victor Bronsin
Two Polish architects, Marek Rozhanski and Irek Glowacki, designed an upside down house as a tourist attraction in the western Austrian village of.
The Inquisitr

Former Prison Facilities Become Tourist Attraction « CBS Detroit
By sstoddart
Former state prison facilities in southern Michigan are becoming a hot tourist attraction where visitors can sit in cells and read prison rule books still attached to the cell bars.
CBS Detroit

Travel Tech: Waterproof Gadgets for Playing Music | Travel News ...
Whether you're cruising a river in Europe, chilling by the resort's pool, or sloshing about in the ocean, you can still enjoy your favorite tunes. We've rounded up a half dozen travel cases, speakers, and players you won't have to worry about ...
Fodor's Travel News

Does the West still want to free Tibet? | FP Passport
By Joshua Keating
Adam Yauch, who passed away last week at the age of 47, will of course be remembered primarily as MCA from the Beastie Boys. But his role as the music industry's primary advocate for Tibetan independence may be a close second: ...
FP Passport

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Prêt à Voyager: Travel Book by Air France
By Prêt à Voyager
Travel Book by Air France. A couple months back you may remember that I was on a press trip with Air France to Nice to scope out the city, while testing out their new Facebook/iPhone appTravel Book by Air France. I'm excited to finally share ...
Prêt à Voyager

Our Fabulous Private Five-star Egypt Vacation! | Africa & the Middle ...
2 weeks of that sort of travel with 30 or more such people would drive us crazy. Plus, we like to take our time in some places and bus tours were usually rush, rush, rush. Finally, most package tours did not list a lot of the sites we wanted to see.

Two New Hotels Add to Qatar Tourism Boom | Travel News from ...
Fodor's | Travel Intelligence ... Two New Hotels Add to Qatar Tourism Boom ... of the Hilton to Qatar's growing role in global tourism in a statement to the press, ...

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