Monday, June 4, 2012

Balancing a Vacation and a Busy Office

Balancing a Vacation and a Busy Office
New York Times
Q. You'd like to take some vacation time this summer, but you have a heavy workload and are worried about falling behind. Should you take time off anyway? A. Generally, yes. Vacations are good for you, professionally and personally.

New York Times 

Taking vacation, within a budget
Albany Times Union
The Modesto Bee 2007 MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE 300 dpi Laurie McAdam color illustration of American tourist in loud clothing holding large one-dollar bill. The Modesto Bee 2007 Money may be tight, but not enough for most of us to forgo a summer vacation.

Cut travel costs with out-of-season locales, midweek air fares
Mail Tribune
By Eileen Ambrose Money may be tight, but not enough for most of us to forgo a summer vacation. A recent survey by travel site found that nearly eight of 10 respondents will be taking avacation this summer. Some plan to spend more than last ...

Travel Notes: US seeks device to replace pat-downs
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Americans have long held the title of the world's biggest spenders when it comes to business travel. But China is expected to overtake the US by 2015. That's one of the findings of a study by the Global Business Travel Association, a trade group for ...

Travel Troubleshooter: Dog bite leads to a $2305 hotel bill
Sacramento Bee
But since you couldn't travel because of circumstances beyond your control, I think the hotel should have shown some leniency. After all, when a hotel can't accommodate you for reasons beyond its control, like severe weather, we're asked to be ...

Ways to travel for less money this summer
By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun A recent survey by travel site found that nearly 8 of 10 respondents will be taking a vacation this summer. Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor at, says that, with airfares up, ...

America on vacation: Winslow Homer woodcuts reflect sensibilities of his era
The Star-Ledger -
This week, the Morris opens “On Vacation with Winslow Homer: Wood Engravings of An American Master,” including some 25 woodcuts Homer did for publications such as Harper's Weekly and Every Saturday, an Atlantic seaboard paper best known for publishing ...

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Popular Toronto tourism landmark becomes scene of panic and death
In the heart of Toronto and in a popular tourism center of the city, a gunman opened fire on Saturday in a busy food court at one of Canada's best known shopping malls, Toronto's Eaton's Centre, killing a 25-year-old man and leaving seven others ...


8 People die in drug violence in Mexican Pacific resort city
Fox News
The victims - seven men and a woman - were killed in different incidents across the port city, one of Mexico's top tourist destinations, a Guerrero state Attorney General's Office spokesman told Efe. The bullet-riddled bodies of four men were found ...

NY Cab Crash Kills Driver, Utah Tourist, Hurts Boy
ABC News
The grandmother and boy were to meet her best friend and the friend's grandson on the vacation, with plans including New York Yankees games, a foray to Central Park and other diversions, Nicholson said. "She was making it his birthday present.

Tourism bureau working hard to stay afloat
The Southern
He answers phones, responds to inquiries and sends out information on the city as a tourist destination. The agency is leaner by necessity. The city provided about three-fourths of the tourismbureau's annual budget. Morris said right now it's all ...

San Diego travel info
Los Angeles Times
Midcentury motel with 23 rooms, redone for frugal hipsters. Snug courtyard, pool. Rooms for two usually $99-$169. Paradise Point, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego; (858) 274-4630 or (800) 344-2626, A 44-acre resort island, ...

Have cat will travel
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Since then, they have become inseparable travel companions. “I don't know how anybody can be a consultant and not bring a cat with them. I don't know how they can stand it.” Traveling consultant, Peter Pasquale, with his cat Jack, tells his story of ...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Travel Spotlight: A solo parent can do Disneyland
Sacramento Bee
By Niesha Lofing Fear not, intrepid parent. Going solo at the Happiest Place on Earth isn't the worst idea you've ever had. With some planning, expert advice and a shot of courage, it could be one of your most memorable trips to Disneyland.

New tourism boss sees ways to fine-tune Daytona marketing efforts
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The database and analysis -- projected to cost $40000 in addition to the $89000 Volusia County is already spending on an overall tourism marketing study -- is expected to be the most in-depth look anyone has ever taken at the area's tourist market.

Vacation Photo of the Week
Philadelphia Inquirer
I went out to dinner that night in Bar Harbor and cried because I thought our vacation was ruined. "But when I woke up the next day, the rain had stopped and it was 85 degrees — something the citizens of Acadia said had only ever happened a few times.

Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort Ranked Among Top 50 Resort Worldwide by ...
PR Web (press release)
Located near Sandestin in the Florida Panhandle, Hidden Dunes Beach & TennisResort was ranked in the top 50 tennis resorts worldwide by Tennis Resorts Online. The Tennis Center at Hidden Dunes features six championship clay Rubico courts, ...

PR Web (press release)

Scotland rallies behind Brave animation on hopes it will buoy tourism
The Guardian
So much so that Scotland's tourism agency is mounting one of the largest marketing campaigns in the industry's history to exploit Brave's global appeal and harness the reach of Disney, the multibillion-dollar entertainment giant which earned $40bn ...

The Guardian

Tourist and a Cab Driver Killed in Crash Near Kennedy Airport ...
Tourist and a Cab Driver Killed in Crash Near Kennedy Airport. By AL BAKER. A Utah woman was killed, and her 11-year-old grandson was seriously injured, when a yellow taxicab carrying them from John F. Kennedy International Airport to ...
City Room

[Travel] Cultural intelligence 101
By Alfred Presbitero, PhD
Other than these tourist spots, she was also amazed and — to some extent — fascinated by how the locals live in these two distinctly different countries. There is such a big contrast in the way people live in these two countries, not to mention ...

SK tourist popped for drugs in Vancouver airport
By Bobby McGill
Heading back home following a quick four-day visit to Canada, a South Korean “tourist” was found in possession of illegal drugs at the Vancouver airport. The man, identified as Mr. Kim, claimed the bag was given to him by a.
The Marmot's Hole

Jeremy Scott x Longchamp Multi-Colored Keyboard Travel Bag ...
By Thomas Fox
Staying true to the bold and colorful motifs that are the hallmark of his signature designs, Jeremy Scott has created this new travel bag in conjunction with.

Craft expo is catalyst to economic development – Tourism Minister
By mbgolu
MINISTER of Tourism,Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, says there are abundant potentials in the cultural industries for youth empowerment and wealth creation in which Nigeria and the rest of Africa have comparative ...
Vanguard News

Faith and Theology: Berlin notebook: on tourism
By Ben Myers
We acquired a tourist brochure, complete with maps and instructive tips on where to eat and where to point your camera, and we set off for a day of sightseeing in Berlin. As we made our way along Unter den Linden towards the Brandenburg ...
Faith and Theology » Blog Archive » GSA spent $750000 on travel ...
By IOTW Reports
Ninety-five high-ranking employees at the General Services Administration who are assigned to work from home racked up $750000 in travel expenses over nine months, documents show, prompting concerns from agency officials but no ...

train travel | Europe Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk Forums
By dmaxcoop89
is train travel through europe cheaper than buses? what websites would be best to look at for prices for both? Posted in the Europe forum.

Japan Recovers Tourism Economy | World Footprints Travel Radio
By World Footprints Media
Japanese tourism is still facing difficulties a year after the Tohoku earthquake/ tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), there was a massive 28-percent decline in the ...
World Footprints Travel Radio

Madagascar honors Seychelles Minister of Tourism - eTurboNews
The work being carried for tourism in the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands by Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture has been recognized by Madagascar only months after La Reunion bestowed on the Minister a . ... At the press briefing at the KempinskiResort, the day before the official opening of the Carnival International de Victoria, the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival, after promotional video clips of Seychelles and La Reunion were shown to ...
Jordan tourism loses millions in revenue | Black People In Business ...
By JamJam
At a meeting to discuss the media's role in promoting tourism, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Samih Maaytah said the sector had generated around JD2.1 billion in 2010 and contributed 14 percent to the national economy. ... Director Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat and representatives of the media, the ministers stressed the government's interest in cooperating with all media outlets operating in the Kingdom to highlight the country's importance as a tourist destination.
Black People In Business - World Wide

Millennium Resort Patong Phuket - Millennium Hotels and Resorts
The Official Site of Millennium Resort Patong Phuket offers a glimpse of the ... Lighten the load off your travel expenses and save on your hotel stays at M..

Budgeting for Travel Expenses: In the Black
Budgeting for Travel Expenses. Posted on June 3, 2012 at 10:42 am. Now that school is out for the summer you may have a summer vacation planned.

Tourism via Hollywood - THAT DOES IT By Korina Sanchez - The ...
It seems so much weight is being given to the movie “The Bourne Legacy”, and the scenes shot here in the Philippines. Just recently, a new preview of the movie ...

Senator Taylor Pleads With UN Over Travel Ban
Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor has called on the United Nations Security Council to review the travel ban imposed on several Liberians. Several ...

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