Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How to beat system, save money on travel

Here's how to beat system, save money on travel
Chicago Sun-Times
Lynne Sladky~AP There are ways to reduce your summer vacation costs; but being proactive, flexible and creative are key, travel experts say. BestFares Chief Executive Officer Tom Parsons notes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, airlines sometimes hold airfare ... 

Why Travel Agents Are Back From The Dead (And Why You Should Care)
By Gary Belsky | @garybelsky | May 7, 2012 | + Travel agents were once the poster children for that Old Economy horror movie Things The Internet Will Destroy. From a high of 34000 in the mid-1990s, the ranks of agencies has been sliced by more than ...


Ohio State president Gordon Gee's travel bill tops $840K
By Nicole Auerbach, USA TODAY Ohio State has spent at least $844000 on the school president's travel since 2007, including more than $550000 in the past two years that included two trips to China plus two other international trips to Iceland, Turkey, ...


Phoenix Area Resort Offers Sizzling Summer Weekend Package
MarketWatch (press release)
... choice among Phoenix resort specials, rates begin at just $79* and are valid beginning June 1 and continue to September 8, 2012, so residents of the Grand Canyon State can enjoy some blissful relaxation without suffering through hours of travel.

Orbitz CEO announces revamped Orbitz.com site
USA TODAY (blog)
Instead of inviting only hotel brand CEOs to blog in this space, I'll also invite CEOs from the broader travel space starting with Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford. The series with Harford evolved after several talks we've had since November in ...

Survey Shows Americans Plan to Travel More This Summer with Value as Top Priority
MarketWatch (press release)
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Nearly one-in-five (18%) Americans plan to take more vacation trips during this summer than last summer but are keeping value for their travel dollars top of mind, according to a national ...

Saving West Virginia's Greenbrier Resort, An American Classic
But Justice's most recent business gamble was perhaps his biggest: the 2009 purchase of the storied, and nearly bankrupt, Greenbrier resort. “Everything I do, I do really big,” concedes the 60-year-old Justice, who ranks 375th on The Forbes 400.

Conn. taps into immigrant past to promote tourism
Seattle Post Intelligencer
State officials have funded a project to boost tourism by highlighting the stories of where immigrants, lived and worked in ethnic communities and mill towns in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Photo: Manchester Historical Society / AP In this circa ...

Luxury Resort Silverton Casino Implements Lyris HQ for Digital Marketing ...
MarketWatch (press release)
EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 7, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Lyris, Inc. (OBB:LYRI) , the global digital marketing expert, today announced that the Silverton Casino Hotel, an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort in Las Vegas, has selected ...

Orbitz Jumps Into Election Year Fray and Vows to Give Americans the Vacation ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CHICAGO, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- With six months to election day, onlinetravel leader Orbitz.com today said that Americans must come to grips with balancing work andvacation and said it will lead the charge to get Americans to shuck ...

Biden Says U.S. Prepared to Give Chen a Travel Visa 'Right Away'
'Study Abroad' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei declined to comment today when asked if Chen had applied for a passport. Hong said the US interfered with China's internal affairs in Chen's case and should reflect on its actions.


Sachin, Waugh, Deepika to be Kerala Tourism ambassadors?
New York Daily News
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 — Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh, actress Deepika Padukone, and footballer Didier Drogba are possible names being considered as goodwill ambassadors for promoting Kerala Tourism across the globe.

Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade To Guide You Through Your Next Vacation
There are plenty of travel sites out there, but have you ever noticed that almost all of them help you get where you're going and then leave you all alone in the dark once you actually arrive there? What spots are must-see, what food is must-eat, ...

Travel and Tourism Rally
The Mobile Bay tourism and hospitality industry will join cities throughout the country to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, an event designed to bring awareness to and applaud the economic impact of this vital industry.

Say Hello to the New Face of Sustainable Travel
MarketWatch (press release)
The 26-year-old Toronto, Canada resident won the Island Intern video contest hosted by Amble Resorts and will spend his summer exploring the 400-acre Panama island where the eco-luxuryResort at Isla Palenque prepares to open its doors later this year.

6 winners announced in Nevada tourism campaign
(AP) - Nevada officials have crowned the six winners of a tourism campaign to find the state's top treasures. The Nevada Commission on Tourism says Monday that the top choices came from nearly 600 unique nominations and weeks of online voting this ...

FlightBoard Wins Best Mobile Travel App in 16th Annual Webby Awards
MarketWatch (press release)
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Mobiata, developer of some of the most popular travel apps on the market, announced today that its popular app FlightBoard was named the best travel app of the year in the 2012 Webby Awards ...

Select Italy Introduces Custom Italy Vacation Package
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
With 15 years of expertise in the specific fields of Italian culture, entertainment, and travel, Select Italy is proud to bring customers a new and simple way to plan a dream vacation. The comprehensive service caters to customers and can be completed ...

Five Asia travel destinations that aren't to be missed
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By (ARA) A wall that stretches across the biggest country in the world, some of the world's largest and most well-known ancient palaces and even elephant rides - Asia offers some of the most unique travel experiences imaginable.

Canadian tourist robbed in San Francisco, stranded in Vallejo
San Jose Mercury News
A night of partying in San Francisco turned awry early Saturday for a Canadian tourist, who was stranded in Vallejo, police said. Officers were dispatched at about 4 am to the 7-Eleven store at 1208 Tennessee St. on a call of a "suspicious person ...

Travel dilemmas: Hotels and the environment
Sacramento Bee
I asked some experts to educate me, and I also read David Owen's recent book "The Conundrum." In next week's On the Spot, I'll share some of their ideas about being a greener guest - and some of Owen's concerns about the efforts. Have a travel dilemma?

South Africa: Cheetah attacks tourist as her husband photographs
Pioneer Press
AP JOHANNESBURG - The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby. The Port Elizabeth Herald reported Friday, May 4, that Violet D'Mello of Aberdeen, Scotland, ...

Ohio State head outpaces governors in travel costs
Coshocton Tribune
AP COLUMBUS -- Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee has far outpaced the state's governors in travel costs since 2007, with bills that total at least $844000 and include trips to China and Europe, a newspaper analysis found.

Come closer again, we love you, tourism chiefs tell cruise lines
Sydney Morning Herald
Officials said the practice should be allowed ''safely and securely'' as it was fundamental to the tourist trade which Italy relies upon, especially in the summer, when it has more than 40 million visitors a year. In January the cruise liner Costa ...

Travel Channel series to feature SeaWorld's Manta, Kraken roller coasters
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Manta, SeaWorld Orlando's newest roller coaster, will be featured in the 'Hang 'em High' episode of 'Insane Coaster Wars' on Travel Channel. It will air July 8. Photo by Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel Two SeaWorld Orlando roller coasters and two Busch ...

Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Viewpoint: Tourism can be an economic development tool in Muskegon County
The first full week of May marks National Travel and Tourism Week, and what better time to take a closer look at tourism and its impact on Muskegon County and the State of Michigan. Muskegon County has a long and illustrious past as atourism ...


Complaints against travel agency probed
BY KAREN SUDOL ROCHELLE PARK — A local travel agency is being investigated over accusations that it took thousands of dollars to arrange travel to India, then failed to make good on the tickets. The Police Department has received five reports from ...

Søren Ragsdale's 'Our World Unwrapped' Depicts Topsy-Turvy ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Many of the world's most treasured tourist attractions are more familiar to us as photographs than as real, physical forms. Yet these kaleidoscopic images from photographer Søren Ragsdale originally featured on Laughing Squid throw the ...
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

House built upside-down in Austria becomes tourist attraction ...
By Xeni Jardin
People sit in front of a house built upside-down by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, in the western Austrian village of Terfens May 5, 2012. The project is meant to serve as a new tourist attraction in the area, and is now ...
Boing Boing

Monday Reading: Getting Travel Refunds if the Price Drops ...
Getting travel refunds if the price drops, how medical debts can stain your credit history, coupon-clipping your way to economic rebirth and other consumer-focused news from The New York Times.

Overwhelming interest in destination stand Arabian Travel Market ...
By Linda
The Seychelles Tourism Board has strengthened its presence this year at the Arabian TravelMarket (ATM) with an increased number of trade partners from the destination in addition to the presence of La Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) this year under ... ... Abrams@banyantree.com , Johnette Labiche of Berjaya Hotels and Resort Seychelles johnette.labiche@berjayaseychelles.com , Evgenia Boyankova of Coral Strands Smart Choicemarketing@coralstrand.sc , Michael Bell of Hilton ...
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Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week in the Grand Strand ...
The Myrtle Beach area joins cities across the nation in celebrating the power of travel andtourism, during the 29th annual National Travel and Tourism Week.
WMBF - News

The Collegian » Passport services offered on campus
By Collegian Staff
World travelers can apply for passports and passport cards at Fresno State's new PassportPlace, one of six such places in the Fresno area, and joins other CSU campuses with similar programs. The passport program was advanced in ...
The Collegian

By Anon
TRAVEL IN NORTH AFRICA. Outside Marrakech. Fewer tourists are going to Morocco. "The biggest drops were nights spent by French and Spanish visitors, 16 and 25 percent, respectively, which make up the bulk of Morocco's tourists. "The figures help explain the rage of tour ...Drought, falling tourism threaten Morocco economy‎. Northern Morocco Egypt has ... "Average spending per tourist fell to $72 a day last year, from around $85 a day in 2010..." source. Tanger, Maroc. "Egypt is ...

Ohio State Head Outpaces Governors In Travel Costs | NBC 4i
The president of Ohio State University has far outpaced the state's governors in travel costs since 2007, with bills that total at least $844000 and include trips to China and Europe.
www2.nbc4i.com - News

Virgin Space Tourism Agents to Throw Swanky Party for Cannes ...
By Doug Messier
Space Tourism … and Much More. ... International fashion designer Addy van den Krommenacker (Tyra Banks, Anna Rawson, April Sutton), will show his couture collection on space travel. Dancers of the National Ballet of Limoges (France), ...
Parabolic Arc

8 tips for taking great travel pics - Holy Kaw!
When the time finally comes for taking that trip you've spent so much time planning or dreaming about for years, you want the photos you take to remember it to be as unique as the experience itself; after all, while it's great to see the sights, ...
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FlightBoard Wins Best Mobile Travel App in 16th Annual Webby ...
By Mobiata
Best-Selling Travel Wins One of the Web's Most Prestigious Awards in the Competitive TravelCategory ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 7, 2012 -- Mobiata, developer of.
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Caribbean News Now!: USVI resort receives top ten rating in the ...
ST CROIX, USVI -- Tamarind Reef Resort in the US Virgin Islands has received a top ten ranking by the NY Observer. Its status was listed in the paper's Sensational Travel Escapes Spring 2012 Quarterly, which lists the resort as one of the ...
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