Thursday, May 3, 2012

US Tourism Campaign Launches In Japan, Canada And UK

US Tourism Campaign Launches For First Time In Japan, Canada And The UK
Huffington Post
The consortium was developed to act like the tourism ministries of countries such as Ireland, Italy or Israel. It's the first time that the US has marketed itself as a tourist destination to people living in other countries. While tourism has increased ...

Vacation Planning Trips For The Budget Conscious
MarketWatch (press release)
This year, it might be harder to do that, since the most recent Travel Price Index rose 3.6 percent year over year. This is primarily a result of rising gas prices, but lodging is getting more expensive, as well. "Summer road trips and holiday flights ...

Wildfires threaten remote West Texas resort
CBS News
FORT DAVIS, Texas — Wildfire specialists have been summoned to reinforce the fire line guarding a remote, rugged West Texas resort development from an approaching wildfire, officials said Tuesday night. Wildfires, which had burned about 24000 acres of ...

After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely
San Jose Mercury News
By PAUL HAVEN AP HAVANA—After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to lift many travelrestrictions. One senior official says a "radical and profound" change is ...

Tucson Family Resort's Summer Deal Shines with Multiple Perks
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) May 02, 2012 Whether a golfer or swimmer, lounger or shopper, every member of the family can be a star on this summer's vacation thanks to the newest deal from a great Tucson resort. At JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, ...

Nicaragua tourism: the next Costa Rica?
Fox News
While crime and corruption are still a bit of concern in some parts, according to the US State Department, the Nicaraguan tourism bureau is trying to change that perception, and spreading the word that its now a very different country.

Summer Travel Tips: Don't Fall For the Top Five Travel Insurance Myths
Houston Chronicle
Summer is a popular time for travel, and many Canadian families hit the road on road trips and vacations via air travel to other nations as well as within our borders. Most people look forward to a vacation for a long time, and there is nothing worse ...

Cuba's Residents Hope to Travel Freely, At Last
Fox News
Cuba's government appears on the verge of a momentous decision that could end a half-century of travel restrictions that make it difficult to leave the Communist-run island, even for vacation.AP Havana, Cuba – People living in Cuba may be able to ...

Wildfire nears to within half mile of Texas resort community
By Miguel Llanos, Crews on Wednesday were trying to cut off a wildfire that has moved to within a half mile of a Texas resort community with 400 homes. Residents of some 50 homes were evacuated in recent days, and more could be ordered "if ...

Top 11 Travel Apps
ABC News
By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN (@gsbrownabc) AP Photo Summer travel planning (and booking!) season is upon us. There's a lot of pressure to make our limitedvacation time the absolute best it can be, so we've rounded up the top 11 travelapps to help you do ...

ABC News

Travel Leaders Corporate Offers Departure from the Ordinary through Launch of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Travel Leaders Corporate is revolutionizing corporate business travel with the launch of its long-anticipated branded mobile application, "Beacon." Unlike other industry mobile solutions, ...

Jumeirah's First European Resort is now Open
MarketWatch (press release)
DUBAI, UAE, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has celebrated the opening of its first European resort. Nestled on the bay of Sóller in Mallorca, Spain, ...

Hong Kong travel information
Chicago Tribune
If you go THE BEST WAY TO HONG KONG From LAX, Cathay Pacific offers nonstop service to Hong Kong, and Air China, United, China Airlines, Asiana, All Nippon, Korean, Delta and China Eastern offer connecting service (change of plane).

Weather key in battle against West Texas wildfires
Fox News
FORT DAVIS, Texas – An official says one wildfire burning near a rugged West Texas resort is 60 percent contained and firefighters are concentrating on fighting another still threatening the residential community. Texas Forest Service spokeswoman April ...

Tibet Travel Coop Launches Website to Promote Community-based Tourism
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Tibet Travel Coop launched a new website that will make it easier for travelers to connect with sustainable, locally-owned Tibetan tour agencies. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) May 02, 2012 TibetTravel Coop launched a new website that will make it easier for ...

Don't Let Rising Costs Limit Your Travels
MarketWatch (press release)
"With a little advance planning and budgeting, families might not have to forgo their vacationtraditions even though travel is more expensive." Kaiser offers a few ways to make saving forvacation a little easier and more organized.

Iconic Sahara casino in Vegas to be redeveloped
The Seattle Times
By AP LAS VEGAS — The owners of the shuttered Sahara casino on an aging stretch of the Las Vegas Strip say they've secured $300 million in funding to redevelop the iconic resort that once hosted the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.

KSL Resorts Takes Over Management of Iconic Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
MarketWatch (press release)
LA QUINTA, Calif., May 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- KSL Resorts announced today that it will manage the historic Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, NC, which was recently acquired by KSL Capital Partners. One of the most iconic resorts in the ...

Inkling releases Frommer's travel guides for iPhone and iPad ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
Frommer's and Inkling have teamed up to bring the popular series of travel guides to the iPad and the iPhone, says a report in Paid Content. The interactive titles will feature retina-optimized photographs, interactive tours, maps, notebooks, ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Travel "Webby" Winners Announced |
By McLean Robbins
Norway's Tourism Bureau won The Webby Award for Best Home/Welcome Page for Visit Norway 360. In the Online Film & Video categories, From Peru for Peru won both The Webby Award and The People's Voice Award for Best Travel ...

Wildfire Threatens Remote West Texas Resort « CBS Dallas / Fort ...
Wildfire specialists have been summoned to reinforce the fire line guarding a remote, rugged West Texas resort development from an approaching wildfire, officials said Tuesday night.
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Beyond textbooks, Inkling aims to revolutionize travel with ...
By Devindra Hardawar
Inkling's digital publication platform helped textbook makers move to the iPad. Now, the company is setting its sights on travel with the launch of Frommer's Day by Day travel guides for the iPad and iPhone. Travel has traditionally been one of ...

Tourism Leaders Celebrate Beginning Of Summer Travel Season At ...
By matthewbuettner
Colorado's summer travel season officially kicked off on Tuesday and tourism leaders celebrated the occasion at the state Capitol.
CBS Denver

Ali Fedotowsky Speaks on New Travel Show, Love For Courtney ...
By (Free Britney)
Ali Fedotowsky, the former star of The Bachelorette, looked poised to join the elite club of contestants on the ABC reality franchise to actually tie the knot with her chosen partner ... but it was not to be. She and Roberto Martinez split. Not that ...
The Hollywood Gossip

McCutcheon HS students travel to Africa | WLFI - Lafayette, Indiana
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Four McCutcheon High School students will be traveling about 8000 miles on Friday, May 4 to Bangang, Africa. The students designed a water pump that will allow villagers to get clean water from wells and streams.
News | WLFI TV

Avoid Family-Travel Mishaps with AAA's Tips - KickingTires
By Kristin Varela
The experts at AAA cover child-related topics ranging from obtaining passports, cruising with little ones, kids flying alone, international travel with children and medical care authorization. In all this info, there was an overriding theme that I can ...

Virginia Giving Travel Prizes To Web Visitors
By The Huffington Post News Editors
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia tourism officials are hoping to draw 1 million visitors to the state's website in May, and they're giving away bigger prizes as they get closer to that goal. The sweepstakes begins Tuesday and runs through May 31.
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Travel Getaways, Vacation Destinations And Flights - Pittsburgh
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After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely - Yahoo! News
Scrapping travel controls could be an even bigger step, at least symbolically, and carries ... shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba, which includes a ban on American tourism. .... If Cuba could get it togeather, it would be the next vacation destination .

Beware of travel scams when planning a summer vacation
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is advising Southwest Florida residents to be on the lookout for scammers who are turning summer travel ...
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