Saturday, June 23, 2012

18 killed in Afghan resort attack

18 killed in Afghan resort attack, officials say
Los Angeles Times
A bloody 11-hour siege of a lakeside resort outside Kabul ended when police killed the last of a four-member team of Taliban assailants -- the latest in a series of ...

Taliban Attack at Resort Hotel Near Kabul Kills 20
New York Times
Taliban militants shot their way into a lakeside resort near Kabul and took scores of hostages during an 11-hour siege, Afghan officials said on Friday.

New York Times

Karen Klein Indiegogo vacation fund rakes in $500K
Washington Post (blog)
The #KarenKlein vacation fund just cracked $500000 - — emikolawole .... The donation campaign was set up to send Klein on a vacation.

Taliban attack Kabul resort, citing 'illicit fun' and alcohol (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Afghan policemen stand guard outside of the Spozhmai Hotel on Lake Qurgha where security officials say Taliban insurgents killed nearly two dozen people, ...

Christian Science Monitor

Travel agents back in Australia after Perth mum Michelle Smith ...
Herald Sun
THAI police have intensified their hunt for the killers of Australian travel agent Michelle Smith, ...Alan Morison, Phuketwan tourism news editor tells details of an Australian woman that was murdered in the Thai resort city of Phuket overnight.

Insurgents' deadly attack on Afghan resort ends
Los Angeles Times
A bloody 11-hour siege of a lakeside resort ended when the last of a four-member team of Taliban assailants was killed, Afghan police said.

Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa Officially Opens ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The resort's stylish Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge presents the coastal regional ... many offering panoramic ocean views and all providing travel conveniences ...

The Role of Travel and Tourism Lauded by G20 Leaders
Sacramento Bee
David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council said, ... indicated that the G20 group of nations could boost their international tourist ...

Vacation fund for bullied bus monitor tops $300000
Vacation fund for bullied bus monitor tops $300000 .... So people think she could use a vacation, great. .... Hey, now she can retire and take a nice vacation.

Tourism-dependent region worries about flood impact
Minnesota Public Radio
With parts of northeastern Minnesota devastated by flooding following heavy rains on Wednesday, some are worried about how flood damage will affect the ...

Travel Picks: Top 10 converted hotels
LOS ANGELES, June 22 (Reuters) - Everybody likes a bit of variety and what better way to try out something different on vacation than by staying in an old ...

Taliban Attack Kills 21 At Lakeside Resort Near Kabul
NPR (blog)
Taliban militia stormed a posh resort outside Kabul, killing guests and security guards and prompting an 11-hour standoff with Afghan and NATO forces.

McDonnell will travel to Utah for Romney event
Washington Post (blog)
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will spend the weekend in Park City, where Mitt Romney will be schmoozing with his biggest bundlers.

Japan's Nuclear Restarts Worry Tourism Industry
Wall Street Journal
That has cast a shadow over what was, until recently, a growing tourism trade in ... I can't say that there hasn't been an impact" on Oi's appeal as a tourist destination, ...ambitions to diversify its economy by becoming more of a tourism resort.

Wall Street Journal

Tourism officials in Duluth are assuring travelers that the city is open ...
Tourism officials in Duluth are assuring travelers that the city is open for . ... are telling people that they are open and prepared for the summer travel season.

Tibet Travel Coop Offers Everest Base Camp Trek
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Tibet Travel Coop (TTC), a Lhasa-based travel agency, now offers a trek to the Mount Everest north face base camp and in surrounding areas. "There is no place ...

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Seoul
SEOUL (Reuters) - From busy lanes along the feet of skyscrapers and a throng of commuters armed with cutting edge technology, to shamanistic shrines and ...

Taliban suicide bombing kills 16 at resort near Kabul
A suicide bombing at a popular lakeside resort hotel in Afghanistan killed at least 16 people.

Travel chaos caused by bus strike
The Press Association
London bus workers have gone ahead with a strike in a dispute over an Olympic bonus, causing travel disruption, with warnings of further walkouts. Unite said ...

Travel Tips: Lima, Peru
Fox News
... Lima is home world-renown culinary delicacies, great weather, and interesting architecture making it a great, not to mention budget-friendly, tourist destination.

Taliban attack on Kabul lakeside resort leaves at least two dozen dead
The Guardian
At least two dozen people have been killed during a Taliban attack on Qargha Lake, aresort on the outskirts of Kabul. Seven insurgents, who were among the ...

The Guardian

Travel agents back in Perth after stabbing
The companions of slain travel agent Michelle Smith have flown back to Perth from Thailand but her husband Geoff has not yet been able to return her body.

Keep your guard up on vacation
With some 42.3 million Americans forecast to travel 50 miles or more from home ... University study more people are now using smartphones while on vacation.

Taliban attacks Afghan resort hotel, 16 dead
MyFox Washington DC
Taliban insurgents stormed a popular lakeside resort hotel outside Kabul, using assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades to seize a retreat used primarily by ...

European Vacation — Marginal Revolution
By Alex Tabarrok
For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annualvacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe's highest court ruled that workers who ...
Marginal Revolution

US Tourists Travel to South Africa to Hunt Big Game – Witness Farm ...
By Jim Hoft
US Tourists Travel to South Africa to Hunt Big Game – Witness Farm Murder Instead. Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, June 22, 2012, 5:08 AM. US tourists traveled to South Africa to hunt big game. Instead, they witnessed the murder of a white ...
The Gateway Pundit

Shenzhou-9 spacecraft boosts China's space town tourism | CNNGo ...
By CNNGo staff
According to Jiuquan International Travel Agency, mainland Chinese tourists can tour the center after submitting their ID for permission. The space city doesn't admit foreign travelers, but they can visit Jiuquan's other attractions, such as a ...

Phoenix panel proposes $200000 for Biltmore resort repairs
By Emily Gersema
Phoenix panel proposes $200000 for Biltmore resort repairs, A Phoenix City Council subcommittee has recommended granting the Arizona Biltmore $200000 for renovations, a fraction of the more than $1 million the resort requested in May. | business

Bulgaria Expects Growth in Summer Tourism :: Balkan Insight
Bulgaria Expects Growth in Summer Tourism. As the summer season starts, Bulgaria hopes to lure more foreigners to spend their vacation on the Black Sea. Sofia. Delyan Dobrev, Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, said ...
Politics and Society

Hotel Review: The Westin Resort Macau - Just Another Points Traveler
By Angelina
Despite the iffy reviews, the night before we left Hong Kong, we went ahead booked The WestinResort Macau on a whim using points and cash (2800 SPG points + $45). The reviews were saying that it was a quieter and slightly-dated ...
Just Another Points Traveler

Video: Taliban seize Kabul resort, kill 18 « Hot Air
By Ed Morrissey
The Taliban attacked a resort hotel in Kabul late yesterday, killing 18 people and holding dozens more hostage while holding off Afghanistan security forces. By daylight, however, combined Afghan and ISAT forces rescued the hostages and ...
Hot Air » Top Picks

Presidential Vacation Homes - CNBC
Sectors:Travel and Leisure. Companies:Walt Disney ... Ann Romney added that as for vacation spots, her family has its “own places for that.” Indeed: Here is just ...

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From vacation bloopers to adventure stunts gone hilariously wrong, these ROFL videos will keep you in splits. Don't forget to ... For more travel videos and photos, visit and bookmark Yahoo! ... Five Hoysala temples off the tourist … Yahoo ...

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