Thursday, June 7, 2012

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The CEO guide to business travel: Best new travel apps - CNN Money
If you're a serious flier you're most likely already a fan of, the insider's guide to hyperspecific airplane seating plans, including reclining ability, ... 

Make or break? Travel tests your love life
Editor's note: The Traveler's Psyche is a five-week series focusing on travel scenarios that stir emotion. This week we're looking at the relationships shaped by travel, whether they flourish or unravel on the road. Plus, a look this weekend at ...

Songtsan Travel Announces 5-Day Lhasa Explore Tour
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
From June to November Lhasa is the premiere travel destination for Tibet tourism. Songtsan Travelannounces a 5-day tour of the most important sights in the city, encompassing historical, religious and cultural monuments and institutions. 

Tourist town seeks independence in Nevada
CBS News
Something strange is happening in this remote tourist haven. In notoriously anti-government Nevada, residents in Laughlin are clamoring for more bureaucracy. The battle to incorporate this popular oasis for recreation vehicles, low-budget gamblers and ...

Mauritius Tourism Revenue Falls on Currency Gains Against Euro
The Mauritian rupee's gains against the euro will probably reduce tourism income this year by more than it did last year, said Jocelyn Kwok, chief executive officer of the country's hotel and restaurant association. Revenue has fallen by about 600 ...

GlobalStar Travel Management Launches VirtualStar by GVN at Their 10th Annual ...
Sacramento Bee
By GlobalStar Travel Management At GlobalStar's 10th annual conference held between 23rd and 25th May in Bucharest, Romania visited by over 120 delegates worldwide the company launched its latest addition to the 'Star Suite' of client saving solutions; ...

Greek tourism income may fall 15 percent
| ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's tourism revenues may plunge up to 15 percent this year, an industry official said on Wednesday, as holidaymakers spooked by concerns the country may leave the euro zone switch to other destinations.

A vacation from family during family vacation
Washington Post (blog)
Is it wrong to schedule time away from the kids while on vacation? (Jeff Janowski - AP) My new baby? The one I struggled to conceive, the one whose birth I had imagined for years, the one who had triggered a fierce maternal protection reflex?

Sojern Research Reveals National Travel Trends
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jun 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sojern, the premier traveldata and media company today released their National Travel Trends, January - March 2012 report. The report, based on national travel intent and purchase data, ...

The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth Names Ian Algeroen Executive Chef of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Mammoth Lakes, CA, Jun 6, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Whitebark Restaurant, Bar and Lounge at The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth has named Ian Algeroen as its new Executive Chef. Algeroen, a longtime fixture in the Mammoth culinary scene, ...

Maui Beachfront Vacation Rental Offering Guilt-Free Vacations For The Climate ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer is pleased to announce the opening of an eco-friendly Maui oceanfront vacationrental that offers guests an eco-friendly and carbon-neutral accommodation so that guests feel good about their next Maui Vacation. In this eco-conscious age ...

Calls to W.Va. tourism agencies soar after airing of 3-part 'Hatfields ...
Washington Post
Tourism officials hope the popularity of the “Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries on History will translate into visits to West Virginia. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the drama and companion documentary were great vehicles for sharing the history of the only ...

Greece issues tourism warning
Bradbury published famous science fiction works like “The Martian Chronicles” or “Farenheit 451” Tourism accounts for about 15% of Greece's output and one in five jobs, but an industry official said on Wednesday he feared that tourism income in 2012...


Greek 2012 tourism income seen dropping up to 15 pct
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek tourism revenues may plunge by up to 15 percent this year, hurt by political uncertainty that has rekindled fears that the country may leave the euro amid a deepening debt crisis, an industry official said on Wednesday.

Create Your Summer Memories at an Award-Winning Resort
MarketWatch (press release)
UNION, WA, Jun 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Alderbrook Resort & Spa, a premier getaway destination located just two hours west of Seattle on the picturesque shores of Hood Canal, invites you to create wonderful memories this summer with your ...

Budget-Savvy Summer Travel
MarketWatch (press release)
Rather than changing family vacation plans, AutoZone encourages motorists to proactively maintain vehicles to ease the pain at the pump and get the most out of their gas tanks. A few minutes of proactive maintenance, including checking and replacing ...

US To Accept Status-neutral Travel Document From Abkhazia, South Ossetia
RTT News
(RTTNews) - US Embassies and Consulates around the world will shortly accept the status-neutraltravel document for any resident from Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, who chooses to use them for travel or study in the United ...

Much ado about noshing in 'Adam RIchman's Best Sandwich in America'
New York Daily News
Adam Richman is back on TV — this time with “Adam Richman's Best Sandwich In America” on the Travel Channel. Kicking off Wednesday night at the famous Katz's Deli in New York, the “Man v. Food” star will cross the country to find the nation's best...

New York Daily News

Despite Fixes, W. African Air Travel Still Risky
Voice of America
Despite two deadly crashes, African aviation experts say air travel in some parts of the continent is getting safer, although aviation regulation and oversight remain a key challenge for most sub-Saharan African countries.

Voice of America

Tourism Ireland launches 'Escape the Madness' campaign for the Olympics
Tourism Ireland 'Escape The Madness' ad campaign will be targeting more than eight million Londoners this month to promote Ireland as a hassle-free holiday from the Olympic games. The 'Escape The Madness' ad campaign from Tourism Ireland will target ...

Singapore's New Cruise Berth Ready to Woo European Ships
“The ships are coming because of the natural burgeoning tourism and travel profile with the middle class in Asia.” Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea are among Asia markets opening new terminals as worldwide cruise vacationers are forecast to grow to ...

Save big on Florida getaways
Atlanta Journal Constitution
There are currently a number of airfare bargains to take advantage of for travel now through November. If you can get away now -- as in immediately -- AirTran is offering one-way rates on trips finished on or before July 7. Tickets must be purchase ...

Parking Lost
USA TODAY (blog)
Even as the Disneyland Resort scrambles to hire and train the last of the thousands of new workers needed to handle the crush of summer visitors looking for a first peek at Cars Land, current cast members are considering heading out the door in ...

Bama Eco Resort / davidclovers | ArchDaily
By Alison Furuto
The design by davidclovers for the Bama Eco Resort includes two key areas of an eco-tourist resortproject that intends to be a flagship project for China demonstrating how architecture can both re-work and reinvigorate sensitive habitat sites.

Secluded Resort, Just Two Hours Away From Dubai: Six Senses ...
By Lavinia
Located on the Northern Musandam Peninsula, in a secluded bay, just two hours away from Dubai, the Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort in Oman combines charming.

Last-minute travel app HotelTonight books $23M in funding ...
By Jennifer Van Grove
Last-minute hotel booking is proving to be big business for HotelTonight, a one year-old San Francisco-based startup that just closed $23 million in additional funding. Launched in 2011, HotelTonight makes elegant and easy mobile-booking ...

Tourism Australia campaign blasted over boozers |
Probably only in Australia could tourism chiefs attempt to move the country's image upmarket and still come away red-faced after a gaffe over boozing in public. The new AU$250 million (US$242 million) 17-language TV marketing campaign ...

Orlando's One-Upmanship Continues in Tourism Claims - NYTimes ...
Orlando, the city closest to Disney World, released its annual tourism figures on Tuesday and, once again, it is disputing Mr. Bloomberg's claim that New York City is the country's No. 1 tourist destination. Visit Orlando, the tourism agency for the ...
City Room

Kuramathi Island Resort | dwellinggawker
Kuramathi Island Resort in the Maldives. ... Kuramathi Island Resort. HomeDSGN | June 5, 2012. more like this. Caribbean Villa · Art Hotel Au Vieux Panier · Museumotel · Ultimate Bali Getaway · Soneva Gili Resort · Torre di Moravola ...

Chinese Millionaires Pick Their Favorite Vacation Spots - Business ...
By Julie Zeveloff
Wealthy Chinese travelers picked France as their number one international travel destination in a new report from HuRun and International Luxury Travel Market Asia. 43% of the Chinese millionaires surveyed picked France, while 39% said ...
Business Insider

Travel Wallet Review
Many currency's overlap on the top and airline tickets definitely don't fit and neither does mypassport. I looking for a new wallet to travel with. Bellroy contacted ...

Oneida Tourism Is Billion Dollar Business
Utica, NY (WIBX) - The economy is not doing well but don't tell Oneida County. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Tourism President Kelly.

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