Friday, May 11, 2012

Travel Hubs To Avoid For Memorial Day 2012

Travel Hubs To Avoid For Memorial Day 2012 |
By Jessica Festa
Holiday travel can be hectic, especially when it comes to transportation. Despite the potential to be a scary experience, AAA statistics show that 34.9 million Americans used plane, train and automobile transportation last Memorial Day.

Tourism spending up in Ohio last year
Chicago Tribune
The lingering effects of the recession can't stop this yearning, but they have led to changes in thetravel habits of vacationers, he added. People now stay closer to home and don't stay away as long -- and the average vacation in Ohio is now 2.5 to 3 ...

Chinese Travel Agencies Suspend Trips to Philippines
Wall Street Journal
By BRIAN SPEGELE BEIJING—Several leading Chinese travel agents said Thursday they have suspended tourism to the Philippines as relations between the countries worsen over a standoff between government vessels around disputed islands in the South China ...

Forecast Optimistic For Upcoming Summer Travel
MarketWatch (press release)
Although the tradition of summer vacation remains a constant, planning methods and timing have evolved, aided by social networks and new booking websites that make travel faster, easier and more entertaining. In today's fast-paced society, ...

China Travel Agencies Suspend Tours to Philippines Amid Maritime Dispute
Voice of America (blog)
Several Chinese travel agencies have suspended tours to the Philippines, amid an escalating, month-long standoff over a group of uninhabited islands in the South China Sea. The official Xinhua news agency said Thursday that China's largest online ...

China travel agencies suspend trips to Philippines
The Shanghai Tourism Bureau recently ordered tours to the Philippines suspended indefinitely, according to staff with the Yiyou and Guojikuaixian travel agencies in the eastern financial hub. Nationwide online agency has also suspended trips ...

Austin CVB excited for tourism week
Chicago Tribune
Tourism executive director Cheryl Corey and the staff of Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau are observing the 29th annual National Travel and Tourism Week this week in Austin. Staff are noting the "Vote Travel" theme as part of the US Travel ...

Police find 18 bodies near Mexican tourist lake
By Hector Guerrero, AFP/Getty Images Technicians transport some of the remains found near Guadalajara, Mexico, in apparent drug cartel revenge slayings. By Hector Guerrero, AFP/Getty Images Technicians transport some of the remains found near ...


BLITZ Wins Aruba Tourism Digital Business
MarketWatch (press release)
"Working with the Aruba Tourism Authority is a tremendous opportunity for BLITZ to expand ourtravel and hospitality expertise," announced Cathy Saidiner, BLITZ president. "We're truly excited to help redefine Aruba's digital business and create a ...

Bucks tourism grants surpass $1 million mark
Chicago Tribune
Bucks County's museums are bringing in traveling exhibits, events at its historic sites are being publicized, and other attractions are getting much-needed funding, thanks to a tourism grant program that since 2008 has handed out more than $1 million.

Muskoka Communities Inc. Set to Launch Affordable Vacation Cottages in Muskoka
Houston Chronicle
Canadian-based Muskoka Communities Inc. will soon be offering affordable vacation cottages known as Shamrock Bay Resort. Opening at the end of this month, the unique resort is conveniently located near Gravenhurst and Toronto.

Thursday Travel Ticker: Cabbies and camping tips
Los Angeles Times
Travel quote of the day: "They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea." (Horace) Currently there are no comments. Be the first to comment! Looking to get away? Browse our destination and topics pages to read about vacation ideas, ...

Chinese travel agents suspend Philippine tours
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Companies including and Beijing International Travel Service have halted all tours to the Philippines and say they will not accept bookings until the situation improves, Chinese media reported. The Chinese embassy to the Philippines warned ...

Summer Travel With Little Ones
MarketWatch (press release)
Huggies has teamed up with family travel expert Shelly Rivoli, author of "Travels with Baby," to help moms and dads beat the heat and plan a no-stress summer vacation for their entire family -- including the youngest of the bunch.

State says Ohio tourism economy grew by $2B in '11
CBS News
COLUMBUS, Ohio — State officials say Ohio's tourism industry sales grew by $2 billion last year, reaching a total of $40 billion. Tourism Director Amir Eylon says that's a sign that tourismin Ohio has returned to the level it was at before the ...

S China travel agencies suspend travel to Philippines
GUANGZHOU, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Chinese have had their plans to travel to the Philippines canceled due to safety concerns, according to travel agencies in south China's Guangdong province. The Chinese Embassy in the Philippines said Tuesday ...

Travel and tourism creates economic ripple
By In His Own Words This is National Travel and Tourism Week, and we are celebrating the occasion by showcasing the impact of the US travel industry and its ability to jump-start our economy. Travel and tourism is one of America's largest industries, ...

Ohio Tourism Industry Had Best Year on Record in 2011
By Cornelius Frolik, Dayton Daily News, Ohio Ohio's tourism industry in 2011 had its best year on record, as consumer spending on leisure travel continued to grow and surpassed prerecession levels, according to a new report. About 180 million people ...

Police find 18 dismembered bodies near Mexican tourist lake
New York Daily News
MEXICO CITY — Police found 18 dismembered and beheaded bodies inside two vans in an area frequented by tourists near the city of Guadalajara in western Mexico, authorities said Wednesday. Jalisco state Prosecutor Tomas Coronado said earlier police ...

New York Daily News

China travel agencies suspend Philippine tours
BBC News
Most travel agencies in China have suspended tours to the Philippines amid escalating tension in the South China Sea, Chinese state media say. An official at one agency confirmed the suspension to the BBC, while another said clients were being warned ...

BBC News

Tourism Council of Frederick County announces website to assist media covering ...
Houston Chronicle
The Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc. has launched the website to assist members of the local, regional, national, and international media who are covering the G8 Summit at Camp David on May 18-19, 2012.

Arrest Made in Tourist Homicide Case
NBC4 Washington
The suspect who's been in police custody for allegedly attacking people with a hammer has now been arrested for the death of a Colorado tourist. Michael Davis, 19, had been ordered held without bond since his initial arrest last month.

3 Ways To Save Money On Your Summer Vacation
San Francisco Chronicle
If the initial task of saving money for a vacation seems to be difficult for you, check out Easy And Practical Ways To Save For A Vacation. Shop Around According to's "Global OnlineTravel Report 2012," online travel bookings will represent ...

Travel & Leisure II Feature Package
Sacramento Bee
By PR Newswire Association LLC NEW YORK, May 10, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with Travel & Leisure and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. For each story included in ...

US Travel Association takes road trip
Once in a while, it's nice to see political advocates put their money where their mouth is, which is exactly what folks from the US Travel Association have done for the past month and a half by traveling more than 20000 miles in a bus to promote the ...

Brandon Wade: The Man Behind 'Sugar Daddy' Websites Miss Travel and Seeking...
Daily Beast
Brandon Wade has been branded an 'e-pimp' for his sites that match 'sugar daddies' with 'babies,' and his latest venture,, links 'generous' men with pretty women who wish to travel the world for free. The tech entrepreneur talks to ...

Daily Beast

Dollar Thrifty profit beats Street on travel demand
(Reuters) - Car rental company Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group posted a quarterly profit ahead of market expectations, helped by a recovery in the US leisure travel market. The car rental industry, tied closely to airline traffic and hotel bookings, ...

Resort living: Northern Neck cottages offer getaway
Washington Times
Bordered by the Potomac River, the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay, the Northern Neck was dubbed the “Garden of Virginia” by George Washington, according to the Northern Neck Tourism Commission. While not all area residents are aware of the ...

Washington Times

PHL travel agencies want tensions with China resolved
GMA News
Despite China's suspension of travel to the Philippines, travel agencies in the Philippines are still hopeful that the prevailing tension between the two countries will be resolved at the soonest possible time. "Tourism between the Philippines and ...

Simplehoney, A Travel Startup That Makes Booking Hotels Easier
By Rusty Blazenhoff
Simplehoney is a recently launched San Francisco-based travel startup that wants to make booking hotels easier and less stressful. The web service “matches guests to hotels based on their travel preferences, style and upcoming trips.
Laughing Squid

Calling All Art & Travel Writers | Clutch Magazine
By Clutch
We're on the lookout for folks who'd like to get their scribe on about all things travel and art related. From jetsetters to back-packers – art lovers too, we encourage you to share your voice, your experience and your passion. If you have a story ...
Clutch Magazine

Google Lat Long: Shop and travel smarter with Google Maps 6.7 for ...
By Lat Long Blog
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM. (Cross-posted on the Official Google Mobile Blog) Wherever you are, Google Maps for Android helps you get around and discover new places. Today with the 6.7 release we will help you find offers from ...
Google LatLong

How to pack your gadgets for travel
By Natt Garun
Packing electronics for travel. Need to bring electronics with you on vacation? With our tips, you can learn how to pack for travel in the most efficient way while following all safety regulations to save time and hassle. Getting ready to start off ...
Digital Trends

A Google guide to summer vacation | Official Google Blog
By A Googler
A Google guide to summer vacation. May 9, 2012 at 2:45 PM. In the northern hemisphere, summer is just around the corner and U.S. National Travel & Tourism Week, recognized every year in May, officially marks the start of the biggest travel ...
Official Google Blog

Travelogue: Linda Antus, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network ...
By Laura Baverman
As we celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, it's the perfect time to take a tourist'sperspective of the breadth of opportunities the greater Cincinnati region offers visitors and locals. You may be surprised at what you see. Area attractions on ...

When to Use a Travel Agent
By LearnVest
Reading online reviews of a specific resort or city can take lots of time and effort. ... When you use an agent to book international travel, you'll be able to ask a million questions, says Vong, and your agent will be sure to gather all the information you'll need to make sure you're traveling safely. ... If you're booking on your own, try calling your airline for suggestions, or searching on the tourism website for the place where you're going (most major tourist cities have a tourismwebsite.) ...

U.S. urged Americans to avoid all travel to Lebanon | Ya Libnan ...
By Ya Libnan
In a Travel Warning update issued on Tuesday, the State Department said the potential in Lebanon for a spontaneous upsurge in violence remains. Lebanese government authorities are not able to guarantee protection for citizens or visitors to ...
Ya Libnan

German Tourist Attacked By Shark Off Vero Beach « CBS Miami
By cbs4lisa
Police say the 47-year-old German tourist, Karin Ulrike Stei, was swimming off Vero Beach Wednesday afternoon when she was bitten. According to police, she was swimming in waist-deep water about 30 yards from shore. A lifeguard pulled ...
CBS Miami

Adventure Cycling Association: Building Bicycle Tourism
By Ginny, Special Projects Director
With several bicycle networks in Europe, the granddaddy of them all is EuroVelo -- the multi-national network that incorporates systems within countries (such as the U.K.'s National Cycle Network) into a long-distance bicycle tourist's dream! EuroVelo ... Bicycle tourism is growing in the U.S. -- with the Adventure Cycling Route Network and the developing routes that are part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System, cyclists can already travel across the continent with confidence. And with the ...
Adventure Cycling Association

Davenport Mayor Can't Afford Travel To National Task Force ...
By Marcia Lense
The way he sees it, this is an opportunity to have a voice in the future of the Rock Island Arsenal and the Quad City economy. But Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba says he'll have to turn down an invitation.

Making Over Asia: Hallyu and Medical Tourism | seoulbeats
By Dana
Medical tourism — defined by University of Sydney Professor John Connell as the practice “where patients travel overseas for operations and various invasive therapies” — has become a significant source of revenue for South Korea. In 2011 ...

media-characterizes-military-invasion-of-south-florida-as-cool-tourist ...
That idiot tourist needs to just go back to his home town and drink his flouride and ... Instead we hear how it was really cool for some guy who was vacation so he ...

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Serenity by the Sea ...
Overall, I couldn't ask for a better beach vacation get-away. The accommodations were ...Another thing that made a great impression…the resort staff. Each and every single person I ...Tagged as: family friendly hotel, family trips, travel ...

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