Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Disneyland Resort Update

Disneyland Resort Update
USA TODAY (blog)
Disneyland Resort annual passholders, members of the official D23 official fan club, DisneyVacation Club owners and Club 33 members had the opportunity to visit Cars Land and Buena Vista Street during hard ticket preview events this weekend, ...

Wales floods: Tourism hopes remain despite damage
BBC News
The region is heavily dependent on tourism for income. Visit Wales, the officialtourist agency, has offered its support to members of the industry in mid Wales. In 2011, there were 9.7m individual tourist trips to Wales, with a total spend across the ...

BBC News

Travel to Florida's Gulf Coast
Washington Times
Despite the fact that Panama City Beach is a mega tourist destination (with about 12000 year-round residents welcoming to their town more than 8 million yearly visitors from around the world), it has fully embraced its hometown spirit and that's a very ...

Washington Times

Puerto Vallarta Resort Offers "Sand Dollars" and Free Stays for Beach Lovers
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The new Sand Dollar hotel deal at the Marriott Resort makes every Puerto Vallarta vacation even more enjoyable. This special includes a stay in deluxe accommodations and $50 USD dailyresort credit. Additionally, guests will enjoy a fourth night for ...

Resort developer blames EU crisis for sales drop
BusinessWorld Online Edition
RESORT DEVELOPER Boulevard Holdings, Inc. saw sales last month drop by more than a fifth as the euro zone crisis reportedly hurt tourist arrivals, a disclosure to the local bourse yesterday showed. Empty lounge chairs line the beachfront of Fridays ...

British tourist dies in Zante parachuting accident
The Independent
A British tourist has died in a parachuting accident on the Greek island of Zante. Jake Simkins, who is believed to be in his 40s, was on holiday with his seven-months-pregnant girlfriend when he died on Friday. Local police reports suggest that Mr ...

Spanish tourism may get lift from EU bank aid-UN
By Tracy Rucinski | MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's tourism industry, its biggest growth engine, will get a boost from European aid to banks as funds trickle to the sector and boost job creation, the secretary general of the UN World Tourism Organization ...

Globally Recognized Travel Expert Broadcaster Stephanie Abrams Debuts First 3 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, Jun 11, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- With Titanic's release as a 3-D film, travel expert Stephanie Abrams, host of two nationally syndicated travel radio shows heard coast-to-coast, announced today the timely debut of a 3-D video travel ...

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to Manage Encantado Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico
MarketWatch (press release)
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has signed a long term management agreement with the owners of Encantado, an acclaimed resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to operate it as a Four Seasons resort. Following a short transition period, the property will be ...

I try to take a vacation but my business keeps interrupting
Washington Post (blog)
By Cynthia Kay My e-mail says I am “out-of-the-office on vacation.” Or am I? Let's face it — if you own a small business you may be out of the office but you are rarely on vacation. It's not that small business owners don't try to take time off, ...

Signs point to targeted killing in deaths of resort town couple
Globe and Mail
Homicide rarely pays a visit to the resort town of The Blue Mountains but since last week, locals have been left wondering about the mysterious double homicide of a vacation resort manager and his wife. The couple were found dead in their comfortable ...

Globe and Mail

British tourist, 42, dies 'in base jumping parachute accident on Greek island ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter A British tourist died in a parachuting accident on the Greek island of Zante when he crashed into a cliff face and became stuck on the rocks, it has emerged. The man, named by the Foreign Office as Jake Simkins, was stuck for ...

Daily Mail

Tourism workers rewarded for excellence
Jamaica Observer
ROUND Hill Hotel General Manager Omar Robinson, Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Spa Greenhouse Technician Omar Todd, and Valentine McKenzie, head chef at Couples Sans Souci, were named 'Hotelier of the Year', 'Hotel Employee of the Year' and 'Hotel Manager of ...

Some cool travel websites
Sacramento Bee
By ELLEN CREAGER Lowdown: From here, download new mobile country guide apps ($9.99) that can be used completely offline, so there are no roaming or data charges on your iPhone abroad. The first countries in the app series are Costa Rica, Italy, ...

Panicked residents jump from buildings as quake rocks tourist resort
Sydney Morning Herald
A strong earthquake hit off the southwest coast of Turkey on Sunday near a popular tourist resort, putting dozens of people in hospital, including some who jumped from buildings in panic, officials said. The 6.0 magnitude quake struck off Oludeniz, ...

Edit your vacation videos the easy way with iMovie on your iPad
by Heath McKnight, Macworld.com Vacation and travel videos are a fun way to share a quick take with friends and family—even while you're still on the road. With iMovie for iOS on your iPad, you can quickly and easily cut your casual videos, ...

New Travel Precautions
Wall Street Journal
With summer travel season here, so are new warnings about health hazards in many exotic destinations. Granted, I'm probably more paranoid than the average middle-aged traveler, having been a bone-marrow transplant patient with a weakened immune system.

Monday Mission: Travel Without Plastic | Kitchen Stewardship | A ...
By Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship
Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to pack travel foods without using plastic this summer, especially disposable plastic. This mission is inspired by.
Kitchen Stewardship | A Baby...

Ski (Resort Buying) Season - Curbed National
By Rob Bear
This being the summer, it might be an odd time to think about buying a ski house, but it's a great time to get an entire ski resort on the cheap. According to ski rag Powder, there are currently four ski areas up for sale in the U.S., including Echo, ...
Curbed National

Karen Schaler: An Exotic Resort That Looks Like A Hollywood Movie ...
By Karen Schaler
From the breathtaking scenery -- villas overlook rice fields -- to the inspired cuisine and blissful spa, this resort is ideal when you want to discover new things while being pampered in paradise! Watch and see what makes this top luxury resort ...
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Vacation Homes: Buy Here, Not There
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Even in real estate, it seems, you pay for the designer label. ERA Real Estate has pinpointed fivevacation markets offering the allure of some better-known destinations for mid-lifers, but without the same real-estate sticker shock.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

Supporting the country's pillar of economy Minister of Tourism for ...
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, has called on the island's business community to work together and to understand ... ... Global Travel and Tourism Industry News · Australia/ NZ & Pacific · Hawaii · USA & Canada ...

Help a Reader Travel: Greek Islands - Deals We Like
By dealswelike
As I mentioned last Monday, I get many emails from blog readers and calls from friends asking me all sorts of travel destination questions. Unfortunately, I have not been to every destination asked, so I figured I'd put those questions out there ...
Deals We Like

Haiti's tourism makeover - Emerging Frontiers Blog
By boraleopardcapital
Haiti, known mainly for its natural disasters, starving citizens and government corruption scandals, is hoping to leave its tumultuous past behind and re-invent itself as an investment andtourism destination. At least eight hotels — including ...
Emerging Frontiers Blog

What Travel Guides Say About the USA
It's always a good idea to brush up on local customs when you go abroad. Have you ever wondered what advice professional travel writers give to people about ...

Foreign Travel May No Longer Exceed 2:1 Business to Personal Days
The Department of Energy recently established new foreign travel rules requiring SLAC ...Effective immediately, for foreign travel that ends after July 31, 2012, personal leave ... Q: I paid for an upcoming, 21-day personal vacation in Germany.

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