Monday, May 21, 2012

Cannes Film Festival: Taboos and Sex Tourism

Cannes Film Festival: Taboos and Tourism
New York Times (blog)
The protagonist, Teresa (the stage veteran Margarethe Tiesel), is a fleshy, middle-aged Viennese woman on vacation at a resort in Kenya, where young, lithe local men known as beach boys stake out the water's edge, selling trinkets — and themselves ...

Tibet Travel Agency, Explore Tibet, Introduces Tibetan Cuisine
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency, has put together a guide to Tibetan food. “Travelers should have some idea what to expect,” the agency said. “We get asked a lot of questions about food and food culture, and we wanted to share our ...

A Travel Writer Drves Cross-Country
ABC News
According to a recent survey by Expedia, a majority of Americans have always wanted to do a cross-country road trip but haven't yet. Ever since the publication of Jack Kerouac's On The Road over 50 years ago, and probably since the first wagon train ...

ABC News

Tourism leaders work to offset visitor summer slump in city
However, tourism officials are hoping to combat that, by encouraging summer festivals to help lure in drive-in visitors. A lot of money is at stake: tourism and hospitality accounting for 15 percent of the area's gross domestic product (GDP).

My Vacation
Boston Herald (blog)
Later as I packed up to jet off to LA, I was telling Philippe about my practice, and how it was so similar to my practice before my surgery–except I misspoke and said the word “vacation” instead of surgery. Well, Dr. Brooks did say that he attributed ...

Boston Herald (blog)

Palm Springs area tourism shines during 'pause in economy'
The Desert Sun
The tourism rebound wasn't just at Palm Springs International Airport, where nearly 837000 travelers flew in or out from January through April, airport officials said. “We have seen 35 percent growth in travel from our international traveling clients, ...

Memorial Day travel deals are only a car ride away ANDREW M. SEDER Steals & Deals
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
When you hit the road this coming weekend for Memorial Day travel, perhaps a meal at a TravelCenters of America or Petro Stopping Centers is in order, especially if you have kids age 10 or younger. Through Sept. 3, sit down restaurants located inside ...

Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Memorial Day weekend travel expected to rise
Standard Speaker
By Denise Allabaugh (Staff Writer) Auto travel over Memorial Day weekend is expected to rise 1.2 percent from last year and drivers will benefit from a recent drop in gasoline prices, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. AAA projects 34.8 million Americans ...

Summer travel: Gas prices may keep some drivers off road
Corning Leader
Marty Jones, of Elmira, said he, his wife Carrie and their three children have often traveled to South Florida for an annual summer vacation, but gas prices will change that this summer. “Because of the gas prices, they're too high, and the economy as ...

New players help you plan a Washington vacation
The Seattle Times
With Washington state out of the tourism-promotion business due to budget cuts, local entrepreneurs are stepping in to provide travel planning resources. By Carol Pucci No comments have been posted to this article. With Washington state out of the ...

Callaway Gardens' financial landscape in despair
Atlanta Journal Constitution
But, behind the scenes, Callaway Gardens has been less than calm and bleeding financially for years from its resort operations, cut by declining attendance and an infusion of projects meant to boost revenues, but draining them instead.

Travel today is easier, in spite of the traffic
South Bend Tribune
By LARRY PRINTZ The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK, Va. - I recently came across a story titled "Motoring to the Jamestown Exposition," written in 1907 by William Parker for The Outing Magazine. The story chronicles the author's drive from New York City to ...

Alexander County Tourism to present quilt showcase
The Southern
TAMMS — The Alexander County Tourism Group will present “Country Quilts and Memories,” beginning at 9 am Saturday, June 2, at Egyptian School, adjacent to the Tamms-Olive Branch Blacktop. Quilts on display will showcase the skills of local quilters ...

Travel Leaders Corp names Angie Licea Senior VP of business operations and ...
By LB Blackwell Travel Leaders Corporate has chosen Angie Licea as its senior vice president of business operations and technological development. Licea, who has close to 25 years of experience in management and the travel industry, worked for American ...

Private Jet Central Releases Travel Advice for London 2012 Olympics
Albany Times Union
Major airspace restrictions will be in place from the 14th of July and travel to the events in London is also restricted. Customers of Private Jet Central planning to travel to the Olympic Games in London are advised to book their flights as soon as ...

Summer vacation and kids: How to be a rock star parent while winging it
CultureMap Austin
By Heidi Gollub Summer vacation. Two perfectly lovely words, until they are followed by “starts in one week!” Then, the realization that you will soon be on Cruise Director duty for three sweltering months can cause parental heart palpitations.

CultureMap Austin

Gulf states issue travel warning on Lebanon summering
Several countries, including the US and UK, have issued Lebanon travel warnings. Saudi Arabia last month warned Saudis to stay away from Lebanon's border areas, after two Saudi citizens were kidnapped and tortured for eight days, before being freed in ...

Travel Health Category Expanded At OnlineClinic
PR Web (press release)
The UK's premier online health service, OnlineClinic, has expanded its TravelHealth section to offer patients new treatments for a number of conditions associated with traveling. The Travel Health section at OnlineClinic now includes an expanded range ...

PR Web (press release)

Gulf countries issue travel warning
DOHA, Qatar, May 20 (UPI) -- Three Persian Gulf countries, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain issued restrictions on travel to Lebanon following further unrest there. All three foreign ministries said Lebanon had become unsafe for their ...

Partying and living like a local in Madrid
Renting an apartment in a foreign country is a way to live alongside locals — and feel more like a resident than a tourist. Renting also can buy more for yourvacation dollar, especially in Spain, which has been hit hard in the European economic ...


Sarasota tourism officials aim for more mileage from Dr. Beach's No. 1 ranking
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sarasota tourism officials have enjoyed that distinction, too. By Thomas Becnel For the last year, Sarasota tourism has basked in the sunny glow of Siesta Key's ranking as the nation's No. 1 beach. Each year, just before Memorial Day, a new No.

Medical tourism worth a careful look
The Coloradoan
Medical tourism combines popular exotic vacation spots with medical treatment, but at a fraction of US medical costs. I first learned about the medical tourism industry a few years ago from John and Tina (not their real names), who are clients of mine.

SD tourism destinations enjoy lift
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Tourist season in South Dakota is off to a strong start, travel experts say. Jim Hagen, secretary of the state Department of Tourism, says numbers for various attractions already are up double digits from last year, when flooding on the Missouri River ...

Las Vegas woman sues Cosmopolitan resort and casino for pregnancy discrimination
BY BOB HOLT A room service sales employee who answered the phone when hotel guests called for room service is suing the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for pregnancy discrimination. Melodee Megia worked at the Cosmopolitan from November ...
Family travel to Netherlands | Europe Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk ...
By Carole_Steer
If you spent a couple of nights in Bruges, you could take the train (only a 15 minute ride) to Oostende (Ostend) for a day at the beach. Oostende is a pretty little seaside resort town with a big center square, lots of restaurants and a long beach ...

Travel advisories by GCC states surprise Lebanon PM | Ya Libnan ...
By Ya Libnan
Prime Minister Najib Mikati expressed his surprise over the travel advisories by a number of Arabian Gulf countries restricting travel to Lebanon, National News Agency reported on Saturday. “There is no practical justification for [this warning] ...
Ya Libnan

Education tourism??? : Kaieteur News
By KNews
“Education Tourism”, as Bhaskar coined the term, is a major contributor to the economy of a number of Caribbean territories, with St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Grenada and St. Kitts among the places which have established offshore universities, ...
Kaieteur News
By simonhaykin
Forum: Tourism, travel insurance, flights, train tickets, cruise, hotels, guides…: Easy ExpatTravel provides a range of services and choice of companies to organise your holidays.You can discuss the different offers, the service, your feedback, ...
Easy Expat - News

Genea-Musings: Vacation Day - Saturday, 19 May 2012
By Randy Seaver
Angel Linda and I love to travel to visit friends and relatives, to sightsee, to cruise or to do genealogy. Our travels have taken us all over the USA, to England and Scandinavia. For earlier posts (not visible on the main post list), please see the ...

Nomad ≠ Tourist | The Modern Nomad
By Gustav, the Modern Nomad
A nomad is not a tourist. Nomads and tourists share a love for travel, but the way they travel and what they get out of it is very different. Trying to understand the nomadic life from a tourist point of view is a mistake, but an easy one to make.
The Modern Nomad

Oxford starts six-month tourism study - Regional Wire -
By The Associated Press
The city of Oxford has hired Young Strategies Inc. to conduct a six-month study of the localtourism industry. ... "Leisure travel is no longer just a luxury," Young said. "For most, it is a form of therapy." Representatives of the firm will visit the ...

Must we allow vacation leave accrual while employees are out on ...
By Susan Lessack
Q. I'm under the impression that our company is obligated to give employees all vacationaccrued up to the time of their FMLA leave, but we're not obligated to let employees accruevacation leave during their FMLA leave. Am I.
Business Management Daily
KARA's Goo Hara takes a beach vacation & enjoys the fireworks
KARA member Goo Hara recently tweeted about her well-deserved vacation break. On May 20th, the idol uploaded photos from her trip and wrote, “A brief trip.

First Europe trip/solo travel | Europe Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk ...
I've been lurking travel forums for a while now, but I'm just starting to plan my first ... So I recently decided it was time to start planning the vacation I've been ... Just keep your wits about you, be careful with your money/passport, common sense ...

Film about female sex tourism is talk of the town at Cannes
A film about sex tourism is igniting a buzz at Cannes. With graphic sex scenes and unapologetic nudity, the movie follows a group of lascivious European ... - Oxford starts six month tourism study
Oxford starts six-month tourism study - OXFORD Miss. (AP) — The city of Oxford has hired Young Strategies Inc. to conduct a six-month study of the local tourism industry. The Oxford ... "Leisuretravel is no longer just a luxury," Young said.

Although the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal is not a tourist destination and only fishermen have ventured into the area, MalacaƱang on Sunday imposed a travel ...

Travel Ideas - I try to mark my camera, ipod, ipad etc. with my address labels - just in case I leave, or lose it. This is a great idea for all those chargers, earbuds ...

Travel Nursing Jobs Leader, Aureus Medical, Recommends Smartphone Apps for Nurses
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Travel nurses may find mobile phone apps useful while working contract assignments nationwide. Aureus Medical, a national leader in medical staffing, recommends five iPhone apps that will help keep those working in travel nursing organized, in touch, ...

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