Saturday, May 26, 2012

Travel News & Deals - Turmoil weighs on Greek tourist industry

What's the Deal? This week's best travel bargains around the globe.
Washington Post
This week's best travel bargains around the globe Land ● Miraval, an all-inclusive resort and spa in Tucson, is offering summer freebies. With the Life in Balance Spa Sampler package, book a three-night stay and get a complimentary room upgrade ($225 ...

Five spots where the dollar buys a great vacation
By Eileen Gunn | NEW YORK (Reuters) - Here's a nice surprise: the dollar isn't quite the disaster it's been for the last few vacation seasons. Even Europe might be on sale for folks holding greenbacks, as economic troubles in Greece and Spain have ...

Turmoil weighs on Greek tourist industry
* Tourism revenue drops 15.1 pct in first quarter * Number of visitors down 11.7 pct * Data points to difficult year for key sector * Italian operator delays payments on Greek hotel bookings ATHENS, May 25 (Reuters) - Significantly fewer German and ...

Greek Q1 tourism income drops 15 pct, fewer Russians, Germans
* Q1 tourism revenue drops 15.1 pct y/y * Number of visitors down 11.7 pct * Data points to difficult year for sector ATHENS, May 25 (Reuters) - Fewer German, British and Russian tourists visited Greece in the first quarter, contributing to a 15.1 ...

Holiday travel expected to increase
Daily Ardmoreite
By Debbie Sander, Staff Writer Thanks to lower gas prices and nice weather forecasted, AAA Oklahoma predicts an increase in holiday travel. Statewide, AAA predicts 510000 Oklahomans will drive 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday ...

Vacation deal for your dog? Website offers pet hosts.
Christian Science Monitor
DogVacay's dog vacation deal: Dog owners can find screened casual and professional dog sitters to care for their pooch. 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.

Christian Science Monitor

Travel to increase; area lake crowds expected
Lawrence Journal World
By Meagan Thomas National surveys by AAA show that travel across the United States will be up 1.2 percent compared with last Memorial Day weekend. AAA Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Jim Hanni said the travel estimates for Thursday through ...

Relief at gas pump expected in time for summer travel season
Detroit Free Press
AP PHOTO By Gary Strauss Except for the supply-tight West Coast, motorists can expect more relief at the pump heading into peak summer driving season. After topping out at $3.92 in early April, gasoline now averages $3.68 a gallon.

Hometel Travel Launches, Students and Alumni Can Now Turn to Their College ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Students and Alumni alike can use the newly relaunched Hometel Travel to search an extensive database of college networks for travel opportunities. Hometel Travel is a peer-to-peer travelservice that combines a deep network of travel options with a ...

Revel yell: Atlantic City resort has grand opening
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By WAYNE PARRY AP ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — After a flood of TV advertising and a two-month preview period aimed more at working out glitches than showing off its full capabilities, Atlantic City's newest casino resort is fully unpacked — and eager to show ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ready for summer? Family vacation season opens with Memorial Day
Christian Science Monitor
The summer travel season, whether its visiting Coney Island, Disneyland or Yellowstone, opens Memorial Day weekend. Time to schedule those flights and check the highways for this year's family vacation. By Allison Terry / May 25, 2012 The summer travel ...

Christian Science Monitor

Tourist Spending in Greece Fell in First Quarter on Fewer Visits
Tourism receipts in the first quarter declined to 396 million ($498 million) euros from 467 million euros in the first month of 2011, according to an e-mailed statement from the Bank of Greece. (TELL) Visitor arrivals to Greece decreased 11.7 percent ...

Falling gas prices expected to boost summer travel, region's tourism industry
Boston Globe
Amina Ahmed of Boston, who is frequently behind the wheel picking up and dropping off her two kids, said that she will “absolutely” travel more as costs come down. “[We] want to go to Niagara Falls,” she said. “It's beautiful there.

Boston Globe

Space Travel Now A Commercial Industry
WLWT Cincinnati
By Thom PattersonCNN (CNN) -- SpaceX made history Friday as the first private company to successfully reach an orbiting space station -- but its competitors aren't far behind. Blue Origin, the commercial space outfit founded by's Jeff Bezos, ...

A Travel Weekend For Many
West Virginia MetroNews
Christina Rollyson, with AAA in Charleston, says the average American heading out for the holiday will travel a total of 642 miles to their destination and back. That's about 150 miles less than in 2011. But the good news or bad news, depending on how ...

AAA expects lots of travel Memorial Day weekend
Today's THV
UNDATED (CNN) -- It's a big travel weekend and the unofficial start of summer. AAA predicts more people will travel this year than last year but the majority of travelers are not going by air and they are not going far from home.

Today's THV

Sea to Ski Vacations Solves Complaints Warns Travel Club Consumers About Scams ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Sea to Ski Vacations answers travel club complaints promptly urges consumers to ask questions about the travel club and all amenities being offered and review vacation club contracts when making a vacation club purchase. Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) May 25, ...

The Vacation Kingdom of the World: Roy O. Disney and the Florida Project
USA TODAY (blog)
After Walt's Death, it was Roy who pushed ahead with plans for the Florida Project; his leadership and foresight built the solid foundation upon which the Walt Disney World Resort as we know it has thrived. In the book Building a Company: Roy O. Disney ...

Luxury Travel & Business Travel Industry - Strong, Challenging Market Growth ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- adds new market research reports on the Travel and Hospitality Industry to its store. These reports focus on the Luxury Travel and Business Travel segments and their status since the ...

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in eclectic Bucharest
By Sam Cage | BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to explore Romania's capital and its eclectic mix of western architectural ideas, eastern imagery, 20th century totalitarian megalomania and buzzing nightlife? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge ...

Lower gas prices, improved economy boost Memorial Day travel to Collier, Lee
Naples Daily News
By LAURA LAYDEN Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer – and if the holiday weekend is a sign of what's to come, it should be a busier summer for the tourism industry in Southwest Florida this year. Many hotels expect to fill up during the ...

AAA projects weekend travel increase
YNN Hudson Valley
Do you have plans to travel this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you'll have some company. AAA estimates about 34.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend. That's up by 1.2 percent from last year.

Summer kickoff: 1.1 million Michigan residents to travel for Memorial Day Weekend
The Saginaw News -
With gas prices down several cents from last year to $3.677, 53 percent of residents planned to travel as usual, while 47 percent indicated they would stay closer to home. Steve Wagner, AAA Michigan president, said a slightly improving economy and ...

The Saginaw News -

Fueling Up For Summer is No Vacation
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, the price of gasoline in Cumming is between $3.34 to $3.68 a gallon. By Kristen Berry As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, the price of gasoline in Cumming is between $3.34 to $3.68 a gallon.

Yahoo! TimeTraveler: a travel app whose time has come | VentureBeat
By John Koetsier
TimeTraveler will do the rest, finding points of interest, tourist destinations, and historic monuments. It will then map them into an itinerary tailored to ... friends via email, Facebook, or Twitter. Yahoo calls it “timed travel” … hence the app's name.

Copy Kim Kardashian's Chic, Easy Vacation Style -
By Us Magazine Team
You know they're on vacation. Whether you like their looks or not, they certainly have it down. They're practical and chic: Very pulled together in caftans, colorful bikinis, cover-ups, flat sandals and outrageously expensive 'It bags.' VIDEO: More tips to travel like a star while staying comfy. Here, Us... The Perfect Dress: My favorite travel dress is a one shoulder, techno printed dress in a light jersey from Mara Hoffman. You can belt it or wear over a bikini, and then it doubles as a dressy ...
Us Magazine All Channel News

'Montauk Chronicles' Claims Time Travel, Mind Control, Aliens At ...
By The Huffington Post News Team
Montauk, N.Y., is a picturesque, oceanside resort community on the tip of Long Island, where the rich and famous have fun in the sun. Montauk is also known for Camp Hero, a decommissioned Air Force base. Conspiracy theorists and people ...
Video on Huffington Post

yes and yes: Mini Travel Guide: Bolivia
By Sarah Von
Mini Travel Guide: Bolivia. This is one of many Mini Travel Guides, in which we are introduced to the best-ofs of any given country. This guide comes to us via Cassandra a graphic designer and photographer living in Portland, Oregon. She spent the summer of 2011 backpacking through ...Chalalan Ecolodge is one of the oldest and most well known, operated by the indigenous community who directly benefit from tourism dollars. Must do. Lucha Libre. Cholita wrestlers in La Paz.
yes and yes

HSMAI Names Europe's Top Hospitality and Travel Companies and ...
By HSMAI Newsdesk
The prestigious HSMAI European Awards 2011 were rewarded six European travel and hospitality companies and professionals during an event taking place at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo Thursday night, following the ...
HSMAI Europe

AdoptionTalk: "Children Are Not Tourist Attractions"
By malinda
The Cambodian government says it will clamp down on failing orphanages, and in 2011 launched a campaign entitled "Children are not Tourist Attractions". Meanwhile UNICEF asserts that 'orphanagetourism' and the related increase in the ...

Let us emphasise local tourism
By admin
So, indeed the tourism authority should do a simple survey, documenting how many Guyanese have actually gone on trips to tourist sites, such as the Kaieteur Falls or Baganara. Many want to go, but a personal trip is not quite encouraging.
Guyana Times - The Beacon of Truth

Americans less likely to take vacation
The summer vacation season is almost upon us, but many Americans have a hard time getting away from their desks. ... Brian Hurley is the vice president of Fox World Travel in Oshkosh. He sees this worry in his clients. "They're a little nervous ...
News | WLUK TV

The 78 Project: Time Travel at 78 RPM - Carry On | Travel + Leisure
If the Alan Lomax collection had a time travel section, that's where you'd find the 78 Project. Rather than just observing and preserving present-day culture, the project combines technology and traditions from the past with modern ...
Travel Blog | Travel + Leisure

More Americans Expected To Travel This ... - UALR Public Radio
More Americans Expected To Travel This Holiday Weekend, But Fewer By Air.
UALR Public Radio | FM 89 KUAR

my Travel Assistant sees major update: new features and ...
By admin
The Gamma Project today announces my Travel Assistant 1.8, a major update to their popular travelapp for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. my Travel As... ... “A personal assistant would keep all your expenses during international travel well documented, clear, and instantly comprehensible no matter what foreign currencies have been used,” stated Developer Karoly Nyisztor. “my TravelAssistant for iOS is the next best thing.” Device Requirements: * iPhone, iPod touch or iPad ...

Tourism & Recreation -
Don't take less of a vacation, take a vacation for less in Missouri! Check out, the official website for the Missouri Division of Tourism, for all the ...

Space travel now a commercial industry | National News - WCVB ...
Blue Origin, the commercial space outfit founded by's Jeff Bezos, has been wind-tunnel testing its Space Vehicle capsule, which is designed to ...

Hopes high for Memorial Day weekend tourism | Project Economy ...
New Hampshire travel officials are expecting heavy doses of great weather, out- of-state visitors andtourism money pouring in this holiday weekend. ... Industry experts and resort owners credit the great weather forecast, stable gas prices and ...

Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches, 2012: Coronado Beach, San Diego ...
Travel guide for Coronado Beach, San Diego, CA. ... In its annual Top 10 survey, The TravelChannel has now confirmed what locals and visitors have always ...

Travel, Travel, Vacation, Travel!
Austria's Green Lake in the Hochschwab Mountains is a hiking trail in the winter. The snow melts in early summer and creates a completely clear lake. The lake ...

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