Friday, May 4, 2012

Video of the day link: Norway--travel guide - video of the day: Norway--travel guideIn this timelapse film you will see some of Norway's most famous nature attractions- from the beautiful fjords, spectacular views from famous panoramic viewpoints like Dalsnibba in Geiranger all the way up to Galdhøpiggen (highest mountain peak in Norway and Northern Europe) just to mention a few of the locations in this film. The nature attractions and locations will appear in the right corner while this video is playing, so if there is a particulary part in this movie you like, you can look it up.

Arabian Travel Market concludes on a high note in Dubai
Dubai Chronicle
Arabian Travel Market 2012 concluded its four-day of travel trade business in Dubai today amid huge participation of companies, regional and international governmental agencies, corporations specialised in the fields of travel andtourism industry.

Dubai Chronicle

Heathrow passport control misses target
Financial Times
By Andrew Parker Immigration officials on passport control at London's Heathrow airport missed their performance target in April for dealing with passengers who live outside the European Union, according to figures released on Thursday.

Financial Times

Wyoming tourism director anticipates good summer
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Despite high gasoline prices, Wyoming is expected to have a strong touristseason this summer, state tourism director Diane Shober said. This undated image provided by the Wyoming Office of Tourism depicts one of the advertisements that the state of ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Philippines' tourism campaign hopes for boost from social media
CNN International
By Pamela Boykoff, CNN Editor's note: CNN International's Eye On series is visiting the Philippines. Read and watch in-depth reports from the country online and on TV until May 14 (CNN) -- The Philippines Department of Tourism has a lot to boast about.

More Consumers Plan Summer Travel as Sentiment Improves
Wall Street Journal (blog)
More are also planning to travel this summer. The Royal Bank of Canada said its consumer outlook index rose one point to 47.6 this month, the highest since the last economic expansion that ended in December 2007. The RBC current conditions index ...

Border Force misses targets
The Independent
Figures show that on April 30 there were passport-check queues of up to three hours at Heathrow's Terminal 4. This was around twice as long as the figure under-fire Immigration Minister Damian Green has suggested in the House of Commons.

Orbitz Narrows 1Q Loss On Europe, Package Demand
Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (OWW) narrowed its loss in the first quarter as the online-travel agency reported growth in its European-focused travel business and stronger demand for hotel and vacation packages. Shares in the company, ...

Moon Dance Vacation Rentals and Sakinaw Lake Lodge Announce Partnership
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Moon Dance Vacation Rentals and Sakinaw Lake Lodge today announced their partnership in offering a combined accommodation getaway for shoulder seasons on BC's Sunshine Coast, bringing guests into two unique marine environments over a 4 night stay.

Trip Accidents While Visiting South America Can Get Expensive Without Travel ...
MarketWatch (press release)
INDIANAPOLIS, May 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS), a provider of international travel health insurance, releases an infographic pinpointing the potential perils of vacationing in South America.

Heathrow airport misses passport control target
Reuters UK
LONDON (Reuters) - One in four of all non-European passengers arriving at Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow airport last month had to wait longer than the target time of 45 minutes to get through passport control, according to the UK Border Force data.

Mideast Tourism Industry Targets Hardy Russians
The Media Line
It was also the height of Egypt's tourist season, and the visitors couldn't pack their bags quickly enough. But not the Russians, who are regarded as among the most fearless of the world's travelers. “Look on the TV screens at what is happening in ...

Border Force misses non-EU targets
The Press Association
The Border Force failed to meet its targets for getting non-EU passport holders through immigration at all Heathrow Airport terminals last month, according to figures from airport operator BAA. But the targets were met for EU passport holders despite ...

Official waiting time figures reveal scale of Heathrow chaos
The Guardian
One in four of all non-European passengers arriving at Heathrow's Terminal 5 during April had to wait longer than the target time of 45 minutes to get throughpassport control, according to official airport figures. Airports operator BAA said the worst ...

The Guardian

Disney expands its kingdom with new resort, attractions
Boston Herald
From where to stay to what to do, there are a number of new attractions and even an entirely newresort that'll keep the central Florida vacation kingdom feeling new. Disney's new Art of Animation Resort — a massive campus of buildings celebrating ...

The true level of Heathrow chaos: Border guards broke ALL targets for non-EU ...
Daily Mail
News that travellers were delayed for up to 3 hours at immigration - double the length of time the Government had estimated – comes as it emerged the UK Border Force failed to meet its Heathrow passport control targets on an almost daily basis.

Daily Mail Unveils Summer 2012 Where To Go Now & How Guide: Top Five ...
MarketWatch (press release)
To create the guide, the experts at examine local trends including weather,tourist traffic, entertainment options, cultural experiences and the available deals in each locale. This summer, the expert's analysis guides us to Catalina, ...

Egencia Completes Acquisition Of Nordic Travel Management Company VIA Travel
MarketWatch (press release)
BELLEVUE, Wash., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) company, announced today that it completed the acquisition of VIA Travel, the largest travel management company in the Nordics. VIA Travel® is now named VIA ...

Yahoo! Travel Releases Ten Great All-American Road Trips
MarketWatch (press release)
Travel released the 10 great all-American road trips. These distinctive routes include both roads less traveled and tried-and-true must-sees throughout the country's finest landscapes. -- Alaska: Seward Highway Make way from metropolitan Anchorage into ...

Online Travel Companies to Enhance Services with the Recent Significant ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
As the report has shown, one particular category that got hold of the lion's share is one that relates to travel, accommodation options, memberships and ticketing, which had a share of 74% from the total online sales for the given period.

Texas wildfire still near houses but not advancing
The Associated Press
FORT DAVIS, Texas (AP) — An official says a wildfire threatening a rugged West Texas resort has not crossed the lines built to stop it and firefighters are making progress. Texas Forest Service spokeswoman April Saginor said late Wednesday that the ...

Travel Like A Royal Family This Year
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Following in her footsteps, throughout The Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, QuintessentiallyTravel name their top 5 suggestions to replicate the family's itinerary. London, UK (PRWEB) May 02, 2012 Quintessentially Travel take a look at The Royal Family's ...

The best credit cards for travel
CBS News
Recently, finance site CardHub released its list of the best travel credit cards of 2012, and it's a great read for anyone who spends a lot of time on the road for business or pleasure. CardHub highlights six credit cards. Three are identified with...

CBS News

PASSPORT Magazine's Digital Edition Is Now Available To Gay & Lesbian ...
Sacramento Bee
By Passport Magazine NEW YORK, May 2, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- PASSPORT Magazine, the world's leading gay travel magazine has just launched an exciting new Digital Edition. From China to Chile, India to Indianapolis, the gay and lesbian community will ...

Freakonomics » Tourist Drug Ban in the Netherlands
By Daniel Hamermesh
Since I see no reason for average cost to change, surviving firms will look very much as they do now: small shops, each with the same size crowd as before. This does impose a cost on Dutch tokers: With fewer shops, they will have to travel ...

PM reaffirms support for tourism as UNWTO meet opens - The Nation
PM reaffirms support for tourism as UNWTO meet opens. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday reaffirmed the government's support for the tourism industry, saying its development was one of the... - Politics

All the Ways Travel Can Drive You (Literally) Insane
By Esther Inglis-Arkell
Everybody knows travel is stressful — but it can also drive you bonkers. Literally. There are a thousand ways that we can lose our marbles while traveling from place to place, depending on the method of travel. Some ways of getting around ...
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Rome Antics Giveaway: Travel Set | Snowboarder Magazine
By laura austin
For this next giveaway with Rome Snowboards we are giving you the opportunity two with yourself a travel set including the Park Pack & the Highway Bag.
Snowboarder Magazine

Broken Arrow Man Offers Hawaii Vacation For Work - ...
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"Travel and Tourism in Mexico" now available at Fast Market Research
Euromonitor International's Travel and Tourism in Mexico report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest market size data 2007-2011, allowing you to identify the sectors driving ...
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Does Dubai really want mass market tourism? – Expat - My Telegraph
By annabelkantaria
You need only look to parts of Spain's Costa Del Sol to see the impact that affordable, masstourism can have on a resort. And while authorities can control the building of ugly hotels, it can't have much of a say in the type of tourist who'll come ...

Disney's Art of Animation Resort
By Jo-Lynne Shane
Everything seems to be designed for families of four, and once you go beyond that, prices suddenly increase exponentially. Disney has taken this into consideration at their newest valueresort, attempting to make a Disney vacation accessible ...
Musings of a Housewife

Last Colorado ski resort to close is doing so much earlier than usual ...
The last Colorado resort with ski-worthy snow will close Sunday, marking one of the earliest ends to the ski season in the state's history, just a year after one of ...

Best Online Travel Media Stocks - EXPE, GOOG, OWW, PCLN, TRIP ...
The shift of travel booking and other related services online has been dramatic ... “Domestic online travel spending accelerated to a 12% y/y growth rate in April ... million market cap that offers services to both business and vacation travelers.

The best credit cards for travel - CBS News
(MoneyWatch) Like mammals and surgeons, credit cards have specialized. Every card is not interchangeable; if you're looking for one that offers the most airline ...

Tourism Ireland Unveils The Gathering Campaign at Ellis Island
A high-level delegation from Ireland's County Kerry and Tourism Ireland held a press ... ethnic Irish living throughout the world back to Ireland for a vacation that explores their genealogy. ...Today's Travel News Stories ... Irish Tourist Board ...

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Summer Resort Mogul! is a strategy game where you can create and manage you own resort. Add restaurants, movie theaters, swimming pools or dance clubs.

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