Friday, June 22, 2012

10 essential apps for summer travel

10 essential apps for summer travel
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More Travelers Take Their Tech With Them [STUDY]
World travelers are changing their technology-totting ways, an Intel survey says. ... adults
surveyed said “yes” — they were “happier” on tech-connected trips. 
Australian tourist stabbed to death in Phuket bag-snatch attempt
The Australian
A PERTH travel agent was killed in a popular Thailand tourist spot last night when she was stabbed in the heart by a man trying to snatch her bag.

Australian woman killed resisting robbery attempt on Thai resort ...
Washington Post
BANGKOK — An Australian woman has been stabbed to death and another has been hurt in a street robbery on the Thai resort island of Phuket.

WA travel agent, Michelle Smith, 60, stabbed to death in Phuket street
Perth Now
THE husband of a Perth travel agent fatally stabbed in a bungled street ... Perth travel agent George Michalczyk tells of the horror suffered by the tour group. .... had arrived on Phuket on Monday to inspect the five-star Katathani Beach Resort ...

Perth travel agent stabbed to death outside Phuket hotel
Sydney Morning Herald
They were part of a group of 10 Perth travel agents who arrived in the resort town on Monday. They were to return to Australia tomorrow, but flew home last night.

Sydney Morning Herald

National Bank of Greece to Sell Luxury Resort as Slump Bites
National Bank of Greece SA is preparing to sell an Athenian Riviera resort, visited by ... of thetourist port that connects the resort by sea to make the asset more attractive. ... “If Greece does leave the euro, there will be a huge surge in tourism ...

Audible launches on Windows Phone, just in time for summer travel
ZDNet (blog)
Audible launches on Windows Phone, just in time for summer travel ... I am going on a vacationsoon so I plan to try listening to a book or two on my phone and ...

On the road again: Near-record travel expected over July 4
As gas prices continue to drop, AAA expects travel to return to pre-recession levels.... An estimated 42.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from ...


US Warns Against Travel To Nigeria
RTT News
The U.S. State Department has warned American citizens of the risks of travel in Nigeria in the wake of continued attacks against Western targets in that African ...

'Lake Vacations' Tops North America's 2012 Most Popular Summer ...
Sacramento Bee
PRNewswire-iReach/ --, a leading Resort and Lodge destination travelwebsite, is releasing it's Top North America travel trends for ...

July 4 travel to rise, even with holiday on Wednesday
More Americans are planning to travel during the week of July Fourth this ... director of sales and marketing for the 172-room Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort. ... Plus, she's minimizing the number of vacation days she'll take by organizing the ...

Tibet Travel Coop Offers Unique Cultural Tours
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Tibet Travel Coop is a collection of local Tibetan travel agencies and guides working together to promote authentic travel experiences while contributing to the ... and the homestay trips in the Minyak region stay off the popular tourist paths.” ...

Australian travel agent stabbed to death in Thailand
ABC Online
A travel agent from Perth has died after being stabbed in the heart during a botched robbery attempt in the Thai holiday resort of Phuket. ... Video: Australian tourist killed in Phuket (7pm TV News NSW) · Map: Thailand. A travel agent from Perth ...

'Wonderful' WA mum dies in Thai bag snatch
Sydney Morning Herald
Michelle Smith, who worked for RAC's travel and touring division in the northern ... Thai website Phuket Wan Tourism News said tourists were distressed when they ... of tourist facilities and had viewed the five-star Katathani Beach Resort that ...

Gas explosion at Opryland Hotel does $750000 in damages; forces ...
Washington Post
Damage was estimated Wednesday at up to $750000 as a result of a gas explosion at the sprawling Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Woman tourist killed by bag snatchers
Bangkok Post
Woman tourist killed by bag snatchers | Bangkok Post: breakingnews ... The woman was identified as Michelle Elizabeth Smith, 60, a member of a group of 10 travelagents visiting Phuket to inspect a five-star resort. ... Attack and kill a woman who is...

Bangkok Post

Blast at Opryland Hotel does $750000 in damage
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta Travel 11:02 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 ... Nashville firefighters gather outside the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center after a ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

TomTom Summer Travel Survey Finds Americans Are Vacationing ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Sixty-seven percent of Americans believe that it is important to go on a summer vacation, but budget travel is also still a top priority for people -- 59 percent of ...

More bosses taking vacation than employees, according to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
While the number of American workers who have already taken or plan to take a vacation is up from 61 percent in 2011, the number of vacationers falls well ...

Thai police seek Aust stab death arrest
Sydney Morning Herald
Mrs Smith and Ms Lynn were among a group of 10 travel agents on a five-day inspection of touristfacilities and had viewed the five-star Katathani Beach Resort ...
Bullied bus monitor gets $60000 vacation, courtesy of Internet
Los Angeles Times
"Let's give her something she will never forget -- the vacation of a lifetime!" Three hours later he had raised $1300. Within five hours he had reached his $5000 ...

Summer Travel Schedules Create Opportunities for Identity Theft
MarketWatch (press release)
As summer travel ramps up, LifeLock, Inc., an industry leader in proactive identity ... Vacation is a time to relax so leave the laptop, tablet or smartphone at home.

Filson Travel Bag - Selectism
By Josh Tyson
It is just not summer unless you are taking a trip, and whenever we are traveling, bathroom details tend to be the last things packed. A toothbrush, deodorant, nail clippers, hair putty, some q-tips and maybe some rubbers are often jammed into ...

The Innhouse Wood-Wrapped Eco-Resort Sits Gently in Chinese ...
By Andrew Michler
The modernist eco-resort Innhouse is gently placed in a forest near the Chinese city of Kunming. Winner of the 2012 WAN award for hotels, The Oval Partnership's design is a subtle formulation of form and texture which brings in a variety of ...

Philadelphia Sets A Tourism Record « CBS Philly
By Ed Fischer
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — More people are visiting Philadelphia than ever, according to a new report by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. The report says 38 million Americans made Philadelphia their vacation ...
CBS Philly
Air travel rules to live by - Don't Call Me Gringa
By Emily in Chile
The Mayans may have had it right. If we now live in a society where people have to be told to wear shoes into an airplane bathroom, a society where this is not only the most obvious of all air travel rules but an obvious life rule, then clearly the ...
Don't Call Me Gringa

Travel Channel Filming Food Paradise In SF - Food TV - Eater SF
By Carolyn Alburger
Molinari Delicatessan in North Beach. [Photo: Flickr/Cody Simms] Yesterday, a tipster sent word that Travel Channel was filming "some show Food Paradise" in North Beach at Molinari Delicatessan: "Had...
Eater SF

Space Tourism Conference: Orbital tourism goes lunar - Hyperbola
By David Todd
It is not just Art Dula's outift that is planning lunar tourism flights. The travel agent for space missions Space Adventures, which has already previously arranged several Soyuz space tourism trips to the International Space Station, noted that it a ...

Thoughtful Travel: Go Native America Eschews Heavy Promotion For
By Tish Leizens
If you want to access the beauty of Indian country through the tour company Go Native America of Billings Montana heres some advice Dont come as a tourist but as a guest of the Native tribes Be respectful of their history culture and tradi.
Indian Country Today Media Network ...

All-inclusive resort under development in Curacao - Travel Weekly
Immerse yourself in Travel Weekly's World of Luxury and find the hottest luxury ... The 313-roomresort won't be far from the capital city of Willemstad, near the ...

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