Monday, May 14, 2012

Google guide to summer vacation

A Google guide to summer vacation | Official Google Blog: "Begin your trip by finding, comparing and booking domestic or international flights from the U.S with Flight Search. Search for airports or cities, e.g., [flights to JFK] or [flights to New York City], at and flight results will immediately appear below. Select the time and price that work best for you or click "more results" to further filter your search. You can use our Hotel Finder experiment to find your perfect hotel based on price, time, proximity to landmarks and user images and reviews. As you glance over specific hotels, add the ones you might be interested in to your own personal shortlist. Click the red “Book” button to go ahead and make the reservation. . . . "

Q&A: Tourism advocate points to Central La.'s military, river connections
Alexandria Town Talk
They spoke Thursday before the Alexandria/Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau Louisianatourism luncheon. / Tia Owens-Powers/ The lieutenant governor's passion for the history, culture and character of his home state is ...

Goldeneye Resort in Jamaica is all about unhurried luxury
New York Daily News
It's on the oceanfront property where James Bond creator Ian Fleming built hisvacation home. And Sting wrote “Every Breath You Take” in one of the villas. Thisresort, owned and run by Chris Blackwell, the music legend who discovered Bob Marley, ...

New York Daily News

No Chinese travel ban vs Phl - Palace
Philippine Star
By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) Updated May 14, 2012 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines - There is a travel advisory but not a ban on Chinese citizens planning to visit the Philippines, MalacaƱang clarified yesterday. In her weekly radio interview ...

Tibet Travel Agency Explore Tibet Announces Trip to Isolated Drak Yerpa Hermitage
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based Tibet travel agency committed to responsible tourism and kailash trek, now offers a half-day hike with guide to the Drak Yerpa Hermitage. This excursion is available as part of Explore Tibet's custom-designed trips.

Travel Tips From Harper's Bazaar Editrix Glenda Bailey
Huffington Post
MILAN I stayed at the new Armani Hotel the last time I was in Milan — the bathrooms were just wonderful: spacious, light and easy (it's so important to have a bathroom you feel comfortable in when you travel often). There were chic black shower caps ...

How to visit Walt Disney World on a budget
Fox News
Visit during the off-season Lou Mongello, Walt Disney World historian and host/producer of the WDW Radio show, emphasized that one of the most important factors in reducing the price of your Walt Disney World vacation is deciding upon the right time to ...

Scam watch: Amazon emails, foreign travel, commodities fraud
Los Angeles Times
As a precaution, people traveling abroad should update all software before they travel, the FBI said. In addition, the FBI recommends that travelers check the digital certificate of any prompted update to see if it corresponds with the software vendor.

Travel smart
Detroit Free Press
By Ellen Creager Witness a death-defying stunt at Niagara Falls on June 15 when Nik Wallenda attempts an 1800-foot tightrope walk across the American and Horseshoe falls. The stunt is expected to draw up to 200000 people.

Tourist boom, huge wave, Obama remarks
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
» The parent company of the Queen's Medical Center said Friday it was exploring whether to buy and reopen Hawaii Medical Center-West, which was closed late last year because of bankruptcy. » A 78-foot wave caught by Haleiwa pro surfer Garrett McNamara ...

With the forecast for summer gas prices dropping, tourism officials are optimistic
Having gas prices back off that $4 mark before the summer gets underway couldn't come at a better time for those in the local tourism industry, officials say. That much was clear in the results of a March survey by the US Travel Association, ...

Travel briefs
The University of Miami has opened a Travel Medicine Clinic offering vaccinations, screenings and advice on health and safety while traveling out of the country. Vaccinations are available for yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, meningococcal, ...

Special US Envoy on Energy to Travel to India Next Week
Washington: A top American diplomat on energy issues would travel to India next week to discuss several broad themes, including emerging trends in the global energy economy and helping India address its challenges in the energy sector.

Travel agents remain vital source for cruise sales
By Arlene Satchell, Sun Sentinel Four months after the Costa Concordia tragedy, travel agents say they're seeing more demand for their expertise as travelers return for guidance on cruise purchases. Cruise agents were on the front lines assuring ...

Travel guides help you plan the perfect vacation
Burlington Times News
By Katherine Arends / Special to the Times-News Summer is approaching, which means it's time to start making travel plans, and the Alamance County Public Libraries have several new books from the National Geographic Society to make that easier for you.

Colorado tourism panel revisits 6 proposals, reroutes views
Denver Post
By Margaret Jackson A recent meeting with six cities applying for state revenues to fund tourismprojects raised more questions than answers for members of the Colorado Economic Development Commission, several of the commissioners said.

2012 Courier & Press Vacation picture contest
Evansville Courier & Press
By Linda Negro Veteran photographer Al Perry took the winning picture in the 2012 Courier & Press Vacation Picture Contest with a photograph of a Northeastern Pennsylvania waterfall. "The waterfall is a picture where the photographer thought to use a ...

When Dad Opts Out of the 'Family' Vacation
Wall Street Journal
By DEMETRIA GALLEGOS As I write these words I am on vacation in Los Angeles with my four daughters. Their father is home in New York City where—as of last report—he had gone all week without having to do a single load of laundry.

Wall Street Journal

Whistleblower: Travel club offer an eye-opening journey
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A vacation travel club offered gifts, but they weren't free, as Robert Boyd said he was led to believe. The company acknowledged the process was "a bit cumbersome." Robert Boyd willingly sat through a 90-minute sales pitch from a travel club in order ...

Summer Vacation Deals on Condos & Activities in Panama City Beach, Fl.
Houston Chronicle today to book a high-end quality resort in Panama City Beach and receive up to $100 in credit towards any PCB activity. TripShock! ® is the one and only online travel agency in the Northern Gulf Coast that enables travelers to book tours ...

Travel notes: Lake Erie Wine & Cheese Weekend nears
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Twenty-three wineries will be participating in next week's annual Wine & Cheese Weekend hosted by Lake Erie Wine Country. The last three special weekends have sold out and Julie Pfadt, executive director of Lake Erie Wine Country, expects the May 18-20 ...

Summer travel up in the air for UAE residents as Air India strike rages on
Emirates 24/7
As the Air India pilots' strike rages into day six, many UAE residents are worried that summertravel plans may come to a standstill as the latest threat to possibly halt the carrier's international operations looms in the horizon.

Economic rebound takes a vacation
$12 for $25 Worth of Gourmet Cookies or Cupcakes from Donna B's Bakery By JONATHAN LANSNER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Who doesn't need a vacation amid all the economic craziness? Bob Olson is one beneficiary of the upswing in getting away as ...

NCVB 2012 Tourism Luncheon notes
Norman Transcript
The NCVB also hosted its 2012 Tourism Luncheon in conjunction with National Travel &Tourism week. The former chair of the Destination Marketing Association International, Maura Gast, was the keynote speaker at Tuesday's luncheon.

10 Things I Love: Vacation Edition - A Beautiful Mess
By elsiecake
10 things Hi there! We're off for a little tropical vacation today! We have been planning this trip for a long time, so naturally we did a little shopping in preparation. We promise to snap lots of photos! Here are 10 Things I Love... Retro Vacation Inspired! 1. ... I will be doing a post on our fave travel items soon too~ we usually travel with only carry-ons and to very HOT places (coming up on a trip to Cambodia here in 10 days) so my stuff is not half as cute...but I suppose it's practical! I adore ...
A Beautiful Mess

St. Louis Cyclists To Travel 1250 Miles For Charity | ...
By Angela Hutti
(KTVI)-Two life-long friends from St. Louis, Kurt Werstein and Lee Hahnel, will bicycle the Oregon and California coast line starting this week. The goal of the 1250 mile Millennium Ride 2012 is to raise funds for two organizations while ... – St. Louis News...

Have mouse, will travel - The Nation
Have mouse, will travel. Indonesian animation artist Rini Sugianto, currently hard at work on Hollywood's 'The Hobbit', talks about the challenges of... ... opinion. Smaller. Larger. Home » opinion » Have mouse, will travel. headline maker ... - Opinion

octopus pass or Travel card for 5 days in London in June. | Europe ...
By ulinda7
Bit confused as to which card is more useful to see the usual popular sites in and around London. We are older travelers but reasonably fit. We have been to London earlier but never used these cards for traveling. Many thanks for your advice.

Tom Frankenberg: Heartbroken Man Gives Away Dream Vacation ...
By Melissa Stusinski
Would you like to go on a dream vacation to Malta, including a stay at a four star hotel and a rental car…for free? If so, email Tom Frankenberg, the man who is giving away a dreamvacation, originally planned for the girlfriend who dumped ...
The Inquisitr

How to travel for cheap | USA TODAY College
After nine months of hitting the books and writing term papers, many college students feel the urge to “just get away from it all” and travel. Traveling is a great opportunity to experience new cultures, broaden your horizons and see the world.

Senior Singles Travel Cruise- Available Today | Luxury Cruising
By Admin
Have you ever heard of senior singles travel cruise? There is such a thing. Ever want to meet that special somebody in a amazing breath taking setting. So see beautiful scenery and practically live in paradise as you meet them. Are you tired of ...
Luxury Cruising

Travel Safety Advice for a Backpacker | Travel Tips & Trip Ideas ...
By dan94546
[some safety steps] -I plan on carrying a backpack with nothing of value and a messenger bag - I will have pockets sewn into my pants for emergency (instead of a money belt) - I have a fake slim wallet with some cards for my front pocket - I have travel insurance ... If you have a backpack on 65L your screaming tourist and I have items on me (obviously you wouldn't have this if it was at the hostel) what advice can you give to keep your stuff safe when you first arrive at a train station and may have to walk ...

China Travel Trends » Blog Archive » Safety concerns bring China ...
By Jens
“Although the national tourism authority has not yet banned Philippine-bound tourism, we have adopted this proactive approach to prevent high risks to travel safety in the country,” she said. The Chinese embassy in the Philippines issued a safety alert on Wednesday, saying “massive... China surpassed Japan in January to become the third-largest tourist source for the Philippines. Travel agencies now recommend tourists go to substitute destinations in Thailand, Malaysia or ...
China Travel Trends

Come Fly With Me? – Intelligent Travel
By Aric S. Queen
More ». Who gets into a stranger's plane? This guy. (Sadly, this is my excited face.) As stated in the video, while driving out of Charlotte, NC, I received a random message on Twitter to join an unknown person in his plane. This is how that went.
Intelligent Travel

Our Visit to Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa : An Island Life
By Kailani
I've always envied people like Cathi who are able to visit Disneyland on a whim. “Hmmm . . . what should we do today? How about going to Disneyland?” No planning, no packing, just get in the car and go. Well, today was kind of like that for ...
An Island Life

Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort - Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Existing Travel Reservations: .... 200 meters from the Red Sea and a private beach, this resorthas a diving center, pool complex and casino. ... Dive into a Red Sea holiday at the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort hotel, with its onsite diving ..... Enjoy all of the benefits of owning your ownvacation home – with none of the hassles.

Swiss Travel System
Enjoy stress-free travel by road, rail and waterway throughout Switzerland – with the Swiss ... Are you planning to spend your Swiss vacation in one place?

Coolest underwater attractions - Yahoo! Travel
Travel: Take the plunge to explore cool underwater attractions like ... While Cameron's not eager to promote deep-sea tourism, inspired travelers might be ...

Tibet Travel - Lonely Planet travel forum
Hi peeps, We are 2 Malaysian guys wanting to travel to Tibet for the July 1st 8 days Tibet tour.due to new ruling .we need atleast 4 in a group of same ...

'Time for Taiwan' tourism program to launch in Japan - The China Post
As 2012 has been set as a Taiwan-Japan tourism promotion year, the Tourism Bureau hopes that both sides can join forces to boost two-way tourist arrivals to 3 ...

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