Monday, May 28, 2012

Latin America's Most Unusual Hotels

Budget Travel: Latin America's Most Unusual Hotels
Fox News
Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun, Mexico From the outside, Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun looks like a typical upscale hotel, offering no hints about something unusual inside. Visit its spa, though, and you'll have the option of getting one of the stranger ...

Hoover: Memorial day travel up, more driving fuel-efficient vehicles
Memorial Day commences the annual beginning of the summer travel season each year. The swimsuits have been purchased, the grills have been cleaned and Americans are ready to hit the road to get away from the daily woes of work and school.

Travel: World news
Los Angeles Times
Greece could be an even greater travel bargain if it adopts a new currency. Tour operators hope to renegotiate to the new, cheaper currency if Greece drops the euro. 3. The State Department this month issued new travel warnings for Saudi Arabia ...

Travel Troubleshooter: For travel insurance, read that fine print
Sacramento Bee
I find it very disturbing that a couple who have worked so hard for their money, and purchased a trip in good faith, along with travel insurance, could find themselves in this predicament. Not all consumers are as computer-savvy as others and they ...

Travelers determined to have a vacation — within a budget
Baltimore Sun
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun Money may be tight, but not enough for most of us to forgo a summer vacation. A recent survey by travel site found that nearly eight of 10 respondents will be taking a vacation this summer.

Marianas Resort shines in Taste of the Marianas cook-off challenge
Saipan Tribune
By Clarissa V. David Marianas Resort & Spa's culinary team was named the overall winner of the Taste of the Marianas Certified Angus Beef Chefs' Competition 2012 held at the festival grounds Saturday night. The team-compOsed of executive chef William ...

More Arizonans hit the holiday road
Yuma Sun
BY CHRISTOPHER LEONE - CRONKITE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — More than 620000 Arizonans will drive at least 50 miles for holiday travel this weekend, slightly more than the 610000 who hit the road last Memorial Day, according to a forecast by AAA.

Travel Notes: Frequent flier seats get easier to find
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
As a result, the frequent fliers were sometimes offered more expensive seats and routes than other passengers. But Charlie Leocha, director of advocacy group Consumer Travel Alliance, said he suspects Delta was caught testing a new system to find ways ...

Summer vacation leads to overspending
Providence Eyewitness News
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) - With summer vacation just around the corner, families will be spending a lot more time with their children. Even though it might be hard to avoid unnecessary purchases with kids in tow, it is not impossible.

Vacation boats bring luxury to Snake, Columbia rivers
By Wayne Kruse, Special to The Herald A family enjoys the sun and the comforts of home while lounging on a vacation boat on the Columbia River near the "Mud Hole.". Playing in the water on the Snake River near Fish Hook Park. Sure, you can blow nearly ...

FdL County registers big spike in tourism
Fond du Lac Reporter
Fond du Lac County saw the largest increase in Wisconsin travel spending last year, according to a study released by the State Department of Tourism. From kayaking on Lake Winnebago in the morning to enjoying a meal at a classic Wisconsin supper club ...

National Geographic pushes Four Corners tourism
Salt Lake Tribune
A new partnership between the National Geographic Society, city governments and a regionaltourism council is trying to simplify the search. On June 2, an event will take place at Aztec Ruins National Monument to celebrate the completion of a two-year ...

Emirati Fashionistas Travel Internationally for Latest Trends
Emirati fashionistas keen on high fashion will want to travel to London for Diamond Jubilee weekend to see Selfridges & Co.'s regal take on fifties vogue, say British tourism officials in the UAE. As part of The British Big Bang promotion, ...

A look at how the modern summer vacation came to be
The Decatur Daily
At about the same time, many schools split up their calendar from June to August, allowing families to travel together. The typical traveler books vacation packages about 70 days in advance. Hotel reservations are booked later, usually within a month ...

Planning a getaway? Get organized
Los Angeles Times
The app provides a place to store travel recommendations and allows for viewing them as a map and a list. By Jen Leo This app offers a simple, no-frills way to store, sort and map places you want to visit on your next trip.

Top 10 value spas
Fox News
Whatever kind of spa vacation you crave, the following ten spa escapes are right on the money. USA Exsalonce Day Spa 2150 W. Roscoe St. Chicago, IL 60618 773-327-4848 Next time you're in the Windy City, treat yourself to a deep tissue massage, ...

Tourism up in Amelia Island, says council
Florida Times-Union
By Roger Bull Tourism on Amelia Island rose in the first quarter over last year, according to a report from the Amelia Island Tourist Development Council. Hotel occupancy was up 8.4 percent in February and 2.7 percent in March over last year.

Summer travel season begins
Parkersburg News
By BRETT DUNLAP ( , Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG - People are still planning trips this summer despite higher prices at the gasoline pump, travel officials said. With the summer travel season kicking off this ...

TripAdvisor honors Rosalie Bay Resort | Dominica News Online
By admin
Rosalie Bay Resort, an eco-luxury and wellness retreat on Dominica, has just received a 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently ...
Dominica News Online

Matava – Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort earns 2012 Tripadvisor
By MatavaFiji
Honoured as a Highly Rated Resort as Reviewed by Travellers on the World's Largest Travel Site KADAVU, FIJI – 24th May 2012 – Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco.
Matava - Fijis Premier Eco Adventure...

160 minutes of animated demon guided time travel in THE ...
Hungarian animator Marcell Jankovics has spent 25 years working on this 160 minute piece of animation. Based on a famous play of the same name, the story follows Adam and Eve, guided by Lucifer, from the Garden of Eden to the future as ...
Quiet Earth

The Rosett Report » Yep – Robert Mugabe, UN Leader for Tourism
By Claudia Rosett
I sent a query to the UNWTO's “Principal Media Officer,” as listed on the UNWTO web site, and received confirmation, by email, that the UNWTO is indeed celebrating Mugabe, as part of its “Leaders for Tourism Campaign.” Yes, the UNWTO's ...
The Rosett Report

Vacation Travel is Up for the Holidays, Says Deloitte Survey |
By Michael Foster
Holiday travel seems to be on the rise, as a new survey by Deloitte found that 31 per cent of respondents are planning to travel this holiday weekend. That is a 7 per cent increase from last year, despite consumer complaints about higher airline ... “Travelers want that, so I think that's going to become much more prevalent on all the airlines.” An association of airline companies said that domestic air travel may stay flat for the summer, but international travel activity may hit a new record.

Stoner Resort
By Doobius1
Just found out today one of my favourite places in Toronto, Hotbox Cafe has opened a resort in Negril, Jamaica with Skunk magazine. Completely caters.
Marijuana Growing

Memorial Day Travel A Bit Cheaper This Year :
By William
Memorial Day weekend travel is a little easier on the wallet this year, with gas prices creeping downward. According to the AAA Fuel Gage Report, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded in Escambia County is $3.37, down from $3.76 ...

Infrastructure system too weak to develop tourism — TalkVietnam
By mrhoi
When designing new tours, travel firms always have to survey the infrastructure system in order to draw up reasonable products. However, the infrastructure... ... examine the stretches of roads, the stops and the capability of providing services so as to inform to partners and clients. After that, we have to survey the tourism infrastructure items such as accommodations, services at the destination points,” said Lai Van Quan, Head of the Tour Operator Division of Mai Linh Tourist Company.

Agro-tourism projects pushed - News - Manila Standard Today ...
The Arroyos in the House of Representatives are pushing for the creation of agriculture-tourismprojects to spur development in the countryside. The country's ...

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Emirati fashionistas keen on high fashion will want to travel to London for Diamond ... s regal take on fifties vogue, say British tourism officials in the UAE. ... British national tourist authority, has over 150 products on Britain ...

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