Saturday, May 19, 2012

Is Now The Time To Vacation In Greece?

Is Now The Time To Vacation In Greece?
by Corey Flintoff Greece depends heavily on tourism, but the economic crisis is driving away visitors like these ones photographing the Acropolis in Athens from the top of a tour bus last October. Greece depends heavily on tourism, but the economic ...

Vacation? No thanks, boss
Americans who are offered vacation often don't take it. Click on the chart to see why. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Dubbed the "no vacation nation," the United States lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to vacation days.

Ex-BP engineer challenges travel restrictions
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN AP NEW ORLEANS -- A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is asking for a federal judge's permission to travel freely throughout the US while ...

Travel insurance FAQ: Buying a policy, filing claims and more
Washington Post
Ensure that you know when to insure Travel insurance used to be a cottage industry that protected people against the loss of a big-ticket vacation such as a safari or a round-the-world cruise. But the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and a series of ...

Travel Picks: Top 10 graduate destinations
In that spirit, online travel adviser Travel Ticker ( offers its top 10 graduate destinations. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam is not only home to some of the best historic and artistic ...

Kenya's 2012 tourism earnings to dip on euro crisis, attacks
Britain, the United States and Australia have warned off their citizens following the killing of tourists in the coastal resort of Lamu. Travel bookings from the UK plunged 61 percent in the first quarter of this year alone. "Summer bookings are down ...

Exploitation, loneliness in sex tourism film at Cannes
By Alexandria Sage | CANNES, France (Reuters) - Just who exploits and who is exploited in the sex tourism industry is the question asked in director Ulrich Seidl's "Paradise Love", a powerful and unsettling exploration of female loneliness and economic ...

The Navigator: Travel insurance claims can hinge on the tiniest details
Washington Post
When it comes to travel insurance claims, Hannah Yun was about as sure as anyone that hers would be successful. She'd bought a gold-plated “cancel for any reason” policy for a trip to South Korea. When her boyfriend proposed and she decided to call off ...

Syria complains to UN about tourism downturn amid conflict
| UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has complained to the United Nations that its tourismindustry has been severely damaged by a 14-month conflict between government forces and rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, which has raised ...

Travel Insured is Named the 2012 US Insurance Provider Partner of the Year at ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Travel Insured International was awarded the title of 2012 US Insurance Provider Partner of the Year at's Power of 'Partnership' Awards. East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 18, recently held their 14th Annual International ...

Ed Perkins on Travel: New credit cards reflect consumer push-back
San Jose Mercury News
The Bank of America Travel Rewards card offers 1.5 points, with an equivalent 1.5-cent cash value, for every $1 charged to the card. (Most cards offer around 1 cent per dollar.) The card carries no annual fee. The BankAmericard Privileges credit card ...

Rent My Vacation Home Today Launches Facebook Integration Platform
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Rent My Vacation Home dot com with Insight and New Social Analytic Capabilities built With Facebook API.This helps vacationers and homeowners find each other in a professional environment.There are over 13000 Fans chatting at this time about vacation ...

Egyptian presidential hopefuls travel across country in bid for votes
Washington Post
They travel across the nation's 27 provinces on planes, cars and buses, kissing babies and shaking hands as they each try to convince undecided voters that they're the best man for the job. The Muslim Brotherhood is holding so many rallies for its ...

Ex-BP Engineer Seeks to Ease Bail Travel Restrictions in U.S.
A former BP Plc (BP/) engineer charged with destroying evidence sought for a US probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill asked a US judge to ease travel restrictions imposed on him as a condition of bail. Kurt Mix, charged with two counts of ...

Cannes entry 'Paradise: Love' looks at sex tourism
Fox News
Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's film depicts middle-aged European women at a Kenyan holidayresort seeking romance with young local men. It had its gala premiere Friday in Cannes, where it is one of 22 films competing for the Palme d'Or. The movie ...

Rezidor Announces the Radisson Blu Resort, Tsinandali in Georgia
MarketWatch (press release)
BRUSSELS, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces the Radisson Blu Resort, Tsinandali in Georgia.

NATO travel tips (good luck)
Chicago Sun-Times
The NATO Summit weekend has arrived. And no matter where you're planning to go in Chicago between now and Monday night, here's some advice: Many trains will be delayed, or canceled altogether, or packed with people trying not to drive.

Tourism officials predict successful season
Rapid City Journal
The Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau began its summer tourism season Thursday with a luncheon, awards presentation and preview of new advertisements aimed at bringing people to the Rapid City area. Tourists spent $1.3 billion in South Dakota in ...

Prisons unlock new tourist attractions
Old prisons, from famous ones such as Alcatraz to less-known small state facilities, are becoming tourist attractions and drawing a growing number of visitors, operators say. "We've been shocked by the interest and continue to work on expanding our ...


Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Hatay, Turkey
By Jonathon Burch | HATAY, Turkey (Reuters) - With thousands of refugees now taking shelter in Hatay after fleeing violence just across the border in their Syrian homeland, Turkey's panhandle province has been in the news over the past year for all the ...

Even Greek Tourism Is Hard Hit by Swirling Crisis
But increasingly, political turmoil has taken a toll on the country's attractiveness as a tourist destination. While proving resilient to strikes, riots and political uncertainty until last year, Greece's prized tourism sector is starting to suffer ...

Friday Travel Ticker: Alaska up close
Los Angeles Times
One of America's best train trips gets even better this summer as the Alaska Railroad combines rail travel with glacier and ice climbing, in a day trip out of Anchorage; www.ascendingpath.comand .

Having a Sane Vacation When There is Trouble in Paradise
Huffington Post
This is not an easy life to live, and it becomes even more challenging when these tactics have to be maintained through a family vacation. If a vacation has been planned prior to the split, canceling may be an option. However, the commitment to going ...

African Travel Association Congress Begins in Victoria Falls
By Isdore Guvamombe, 18 May 2012 THE 37th edition of the Africa Travel Association Congress starts here today with organisers optimistic that the gathering will market Zimbabwe as a safe and attractive tourist destination.

Travel Industry Poised For Busy Summer As Gas Prices Fall
Huffington Post
Even as prices climb and airlines pile on fees, travel industry watchers are predicting that Americans will vacation in huge numbers this summer. According to some experts, an uptick intravel may be due to worry fatigue: People are tired of putting ...

Castro's niece gets visa to travel to S.F.
San Francisco Chronicle
In San Francisco, however, Cuban scholars praised the Obama administration's move as part of a recent loosening of travel restrictions between the two countries. Professor Nancy Raquel Mirabal, a historian at San Francisco State University, ...

Banned Bands: 9 Groups With Passport Problems - Billboard Lists ...
Lady Gaga's failure to attain a concert permit from Indonesia made news this week, but Mother Monster is hardly the first artist to get an earful from an entire country. As the Born This Way Ball soldiers on, we've rounded up nine other incidents ... The Feed

Now Online | T Travel Summer 2012 -
The summer travel issue of T kicks off in Oslo, Scandinavia's next capital of cool, with the city's model-movie star couple as our guide. Next stop is the French department of the Gers, where the joie de vivre includes plenty of Armagnac and foie ...
T Magazine

Syria complains to UN about tourism downturn | Ya Libnan | World ...
By Ya Libnan
Syria has complained to the United Nations that its tourism industry has been severely damaged by a 14-month conflict between government forces and rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, which has raised fears of civil war. ... Ja'afari blamed the tourism downturn ontravel websites for warning tourists to stay away, countries for halting flights to Syria, and “certain armed terrorist groups which target transport and communication routes and transport companies, ...
Ya Libnan

Beauty Travel Tips | Jemma Kidd | Styleite
By Jemma Kidd
I'm going away for Memorial Day (yay long weekend!). I'm flying and bringing a small carry-on bag, and I'm not sure what products to bring. What are your travel essentials? Whenever you're traveling, the makeup that you wear and take with ...

Myrtle Beach leaders welcome Vote Travel bus | SCNOW
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Vote Travel bus parked on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach Thursday as organizers hoped to catch the attention of visitors, residents and politicians. - News

ShermansTravel: 5 Strange SkyMall Travel Products (PHOTOS)
By ShermansTravel
If you've ever flown on a plane in the U.S., odds are you've seen the SkyMall catalog tucked in the seatback pocket in front of you. Featured in its pages are thousands of bizarre products that range from perplexing to actually clever.
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{ Travel Diary } Day III In Marrakech | The Glamourai
{ Travel Diary } Day III In Marrakech. May 18, 2012. On our third day in Marrakech, we dialed down the ... And Marrakech just became my number one dream vacation trip! WILDFLOWER. This looks absolutely amazing! It would be so hard to ...
The Glamourai

Cannes entry 'Paradise: Love' looks at sex tourism - Yahoo! News
Austrian director Ulrich Seidl's film depicts middle-aged European women at a Kenyan holiday resort seeking romance with young local men. It had its gala ...

Gloucester tourism outlook optimistic - Daily Press
"We're all cautiously optimistic," he said of this year's tourism outlook. ... well- known nationaltourist destinations, Gloucester offers something a little bit different, ...

7 Historical Vacation Cities To Visit | Madame Noire | Black Women's ...
... to be history lessons but if you want to be able to travel and take a trip back in time, ... here are 7 historical vacation destinations that will leave you speechless.

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Spa towns or spa resorts (including hot springs resorts) typically offer various health treatments. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to ...

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