Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Travel Like A Local (video)

Travel like a local - CBS News Video
CBS News video: Travel like a local - CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg gives tips to get the most out of your summer vacation.

How to travel "like a local"
CBS News
But CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg says there's a much better way to travel - like a local would. Greenberg has just published five new guidebooks in a special Michelin series called "Like a Local" with that mantra in mind.

Songtsan Travel Launches Website to Promote Local Tibet Tourism and Children's ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The site highlights the organization's focus on promoting local Tibetan businesses, providing quality service to western clients, and promoting children's education in Tibet. Songtsan Travel, a Tibetan-run tour organization, launched a new website to ...

Tourism office website lets visitors plan music-themed Louisiana Vacations
Washington Post
The Louisiana Office of Tourism is launching a website for visitors to sample the state's musical offerings and plan a music-themed vacation. The site is www.LouisianaSoundtrack.com. A news release from Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne's (DARR - dehn's) office ...

Bhutan charms, but "Shangri-La" is no paradise
After paying for accommodation, travel, food and a guide, $65 of that $250 goes to the government. The policy was adopted to prevent tourism destroying Bhutan's unique Buddhist culture and traditions, but some politicians say protection from the ...

Optimism reigns as Memorial Day marks start of summer tourism season on ...
Washington Post
Hopes are high that the summer will bring visitors and their money to Mississippi's coastal attractions as Memorial Day weekend kicks off the period of increased tourism. While casinos bring visitors year-round, other Gulf Coast businesses are built ...

AC's Revel resort: Exciting, creamy, plenty to like — and not quite ready yet
Philadelphia Inquirer
When I told a colleague I was heading off to the spanking new, high-style Revel resort and casino in Atlantic City to check out the stayover experience, she looked at me with skeptical disdain. "For $400 a night," she shot back, "I pretty much expect ...

Liscombe Lodge Nova Scotia Resort Launches Free Gas Promotion
Albany Times Union
“Taking a Nova Scotia vacation has never been easier or more affordable,” explains General Manager of Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre Karen Wenaus. “We've decided to take the worry out of gas prices this summer. Visit Liscombe Lodge and the ...

Ongoing conflict severely limits tourism in Afghanistan
By Lianne Gutcher, Special for USA TODAY KABUL, Afghanistan — Travel agent Sayed Zamanuddin Baha gets calls from people all over the world asking if they can see Tora Bora, the cave complex where Osama bin Laden slipped away from invading US forces in ...

10 Murdered in Mexican Pacific resort city
Fox News
At least 10 people were murdered over the weekend in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexican prosecutors said. The bodies of nine men and a woman were found in different sections of the port city between Saturday night and noon on Sunday, ...

Nairobi bomb blast may be another blow for tourism
Statements from the Kenya Tourist Board and the Ministry of Tourism are expected later on when more facts are at hand, though it should be pointed out that security precautions, as witnessed once again today when returning from safari to Mombasa, ...


With 2 big sailing-themed events, RI embraces its nautical roots this summer ...
Washington Post
PROVIDENCE, RI — With a new America's Cup event and a gathering of tall ships headed to Newport this summer, Rhode Island's 2012 tourist season aims to attract visitors with a celebration of its nautical heritage. Next month's America's Cup World ...

Search for missing US tourist goes national
Jerusalem Post
An ongoing police search for a missing American tourist widened on Monday far beyond the Bet She'an area, where the 80-year-old man was last seen. Herman Kuehn, of Missouri, was last seen at 12:00 pm on Friday at the site of ancient ruins in Bet She'an ...

Stevie Wonder, Dave Mason jam at St. Thomas resort
Boston.com (blog)
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe Correspondent Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, has live and free entertainment every night at Iggies, its beach bar. A couple months ago, Stevie Wonder was eating there, and a local band was ...

P1.2-B Medical Tourism Project Okayed
Manila Bulletin
By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT MANILA, Philippines --- The Board of Investments (BOI) has approved the P1.22 billion medical tourism project of Providence Hospital Inc. (PHI) to be located in Quezon City. The PHI project is accredited by the Department of ...

Afghan tourism slowed by years of conflict
Tucson Citizen
KABUL, Afghanistan — Travel agent Sayed Zamanuddin Baha gets calls from people all over the world asking if they can see Tora Bora, the cave complex where Osama bin Laden slipped away from invading US forces in 2001. “Come! We will help you with your ...

Beijing also tourism capital
BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhuanet) -- Contributing nearly 10 percent of the nation's total inbound and outbound tourism revenues, Beijing is no doubt the leader of China'stourism industry. Statistics from the Beijing tourism administration showed that the ...


California's Coronado named No. 1 US beach
By Alex Dobuzinskis | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With Americans packing up for travel over the Memorial Day weekend, one coastal hot spot in Southern California is winning praise as the best US beach in an annual ranking from a Florida professor.

Doggy couch surfing? DogVacay has lodging for dogs
By Sue Manning, AP LOS ANGELES – When you travel and have to leave your dog behind, you can call a kennel, hire a pet sitter — or find him a new friend online. Damian Dovarganes, AP DogVacay host and home owner Tracie Sorrentini, left, holds her small ...


Two years after BP oil spill, tourists back in US Gulf
New Orleans, Florida Panhandle visitors surge * Some areas still waiting to recover * Tourismofficials say BP money helped By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, May 27 (Reuters) - The US Gulf Coast is a hot destination again two years after the massive BP Plc ...

DC tourism sets record
MyFox Washington DC
By John Henrehan, FOX 5 Reporter Big-time tourism has returned to Washington, DC A record number of tourists, 17.9 million, according to Destination DC, came in 2011. The previous all-time record for tourist visits was set back in 2000.

Nashville tourism building on summer travel projections
The Tennessean
Sanford Myers / The Tennessean More Tennesseans and Americans are expected to travel this summer, and that has Nashville-area tourism officials and attractions hopeful that an already strong year will continue. Several attractions are reporting higher ...

Search widened for US tourist missing in Israel
New York Post
BEIT SHE'AN, Israel -- A police search for an American tourist who went missing while visiting ruins in Israel was widened Monday. Herman Kahn, 80, was last seen at ancient ruins in Beit She'an with a group of tourists at around 12:00 pm local time ...

RI returning to nautical roots this summer
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By DAVID KLEPPER AP PROVIDENCE, RI — With a new America's Cup event and a gathering of tall ships headed to Newport this summer, Rhode Island's 2012 tourist season aims to attract visitors with a celebration of its nautical heritage.

The best picks around the world for celebrating Pride
When planning a Pride vacation, pick a destination where the scale of the celebration is one that you can handle, recommends Ed Salvato, gay travel expert and editor in chief of Man About World, a soon-to-launch gay travel magazine for the iPad.

The tourism goose is cooked!
Jamaica Observer
The tourism industry held the Jamaican economy together throughout the worst days of the international economic recession, investing and refusing to give in, against the odds. Buying into the view that the industry can always pay more taxes, ...

Tourism industry may force Quebec to negotiate with student ...
By Agence France-Presse
MONTREAL — Faint hope for renewed talks between the government and students in Quebec flickered Sunday as the top tourism official in the Canadian province warned of possible fallout from months of protests. While no specific date or ...
The Raw Story

PickPocket Proof Undies are the Ultimate Travel Gear - The Gadgeteer
By Julie
Traveling is supposed to be fun, not stressful. So when you're on vacation (or holiday as my non-US friends call it), you'll have one less thing to worry about if you wear Clever Travel Companion's pickpocket proof travel gear. This line.
The Gadgeteer

Summer Travel With Pets Made Easy With New Book | Gadling.com
By Chris Owen
The first place winner, featured on the back cover, will receive $300, a $150 Best Western TravelCard (valid at any Best Western Worldwide), pet treats and five copies of the book. The second place winner, featured on the book's spine, will ...

How To Blog While You're On Vacation
By John Chow
I got into this habit because I do travel a lot. By getting into the habit of timestamping posts, it means I don't have to change my routine that much when going on vacation. It can be very difficult to think up a week worth of blog posts when you've ...
John Chow dot Com

Qantas Holidays, Travelworld Hunter Travel Group Educational to ...
Qantas Holidays, Hayman and Hamilton Island recently hosted a group of top selling consultants and managers from the Travelworld Hunter Travel Group on a luxurious 4 night educational to the beautiful.
e-Travel Blackboard

New Beachside Spa Treatments at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui ...
By travelntourworld
Travel And Tour World Online Travel Magazine. About ... into the mix, and perfection is one step closer. The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is introducing new mini beachside treatments to the menu. Source:-Travelandtourworld.com ...
Travel And Tour World

Vacation Rookie — Amy Jo Martin
By Digital Royalty
Vacation Rookie. Tweet. May 28, 2012. Do we really need to take vacations? After experiencing a three-year vacation drought, I decided to personally do some research on the subject. So I'm currently on vacation in Maui by myself. Frankly ...
Amy Jo Martin

Travel Itinerary Phone Apps
By Anna Monette Roberts
I tried out the app on cities I have lived in (Amsterdam, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, and Dallas), so I feel like I have a firm idea of major landmarks every tourist should hit. The app itself is easy and intuitive to use; however, I see ...

Prêt à Voyager: Paris Travel Tip #1
By Prêt à Voyager
Paris Travel Tip #1. Between May and the end of July I'm expecting a whopping 20 visitors from the US. I have my work cut out for me as "tour guide" so I'm trying to find fun and creative ways to keep it interesting for me too. So I thought it'd be fun to put together a little "Paris Travel Tip" series where I visually illustrate some tips to get the most out of Paris. Really ... Now that I live outside Europe, I play tourist in Paris (my hometown) each time I am coming back for time off. I really like it ...
Prêt à Voyager

KELOLAND.com | A Big Summer For Sioux Falls Tourism
The City of Sioux Falls is already showing visitors that it's the perfect vacation ... and Visitors Bureau has spent months preparing for the summer travel season.

BOI gives greenlight for P1.2B medical tourism project in Quezon ...
THE Board of Investments (BOI) has approved the registration of a medical tourism project in Quezon City that is worth P1.22 billion. The project involves the ...

Keauhou Beach Resort - Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
Travel Industry Rate. Travel Club ... Experience a resort unique among Hawaiian hotels. At ...

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