Friday, June 8, 2012

Family Vacation Ideas, Hotel Secrets, Road Trip Games

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Tourist helicopter missing in Peru
The tourist helicopter had left the city of Mazuco, in the southeastern region of Madre de Dios, late Wednesday headed for Cusco. The presence of South Korean and Austrian tourists on the helicopter was reported by local media and state television.


Greek tourism battered by political crisis, fear
"Germans have been good friends of Greek tourism but they're afraid to come over now," said Minadakis, his eyes fixed on empty sunbeds around a pool at his Olympia Riviera Resort that boasts four hotels and a beach that is 1.2 miles long (2km).

Lebanon tourism stable despite unrest-minister
That travel has basically stopped. But air and sea travel are still fine," Abboud told Reuters on the sidelines of a news conference on summer tourism. The tiny Mediterranean country, a top regionalvacation spot for wealthy Gulf visitors, ...

For Americans, stifling cost of energy outweighs summer fun: poll
New York Daily News
Cutting energy bills and use is a bigger deal to them than taking a vacation or scoring the latest smartphone or tablet, according to an AP-NORC Center poll that asked people to choose priorities. Not even 1 in 5 ranked a summer trip or the latest ...

New York Daily News

Lebanon tourism stable despite unrest: minister
Victoria Times Colonist
By Erika Solomon, Reuters June 7, 2012 7:34 AM The tiny Mediterranean country of Lebanon, a top regional vacation spot for wealthy Gulf visitors, suffered a blow when four Gulf Arab countries warned their citizens not to visit Lebanon after clashes ...

Rabies death prompts travel warning
Her death has prompted the organisation to introduce detailed country-by-country advice on pre-travel rabies vaccination, to sit alongside recommendations for yellow fever and malaria protection. In the case of India, for example, it now says: “Rabies: ...

Americans put saving energy ahead of vacations
Atlanta Journal Constitution
With summer around the corner, a new poll shows that Americans would rather get a break on their energy bills than take a break for vacation. Asked about their priorities, a majority in an AP-NORC Center poll valued saving money on energy, reducing the ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tourist town seeks independence in Nevada
By CRISTINA SILVA Something strange is happening in this remote tourist haven. In notoriously anti-government Nevada, residents in Laughlin are clamoring for more bureaucracy. Laughlin is roughly a two-hour drive through empty desert from downtown Las ...

Irish tourism chiefs try to cash in on Olympics great escape
Irish Independent
Tourism Ireland spotted the obvious opportunity presented by the potential exodus. Next Monday morning, Londoners using the Tube will be hit with in-station billboards telling them to "escape the madness" and grab a flight to Ireland.

Tourism officials report $3B gain
Toledo Blade
BY ROBERTA REDFERN Tourism spending has grown by more than $3 billion after taking a steep dive in 2009. However, the regional breakdown for the Lake Erie shoreline counties won't be released for three more weeks. THE BLADE Enlarge | Photo Reprints ...

Toledo Blade

Travel writer crushed as he retrieved boat, coroner finds
New Zealand Herald
By Matthew Backhouse Colin Moore served as travel editor for the NZ Herald for several years. File photo / NZ Herald Acclaimed travel writer, journalist and adventurer Colin Moore was crushed to death as he retrieved his boat from a Northland boat ramp ...

Summer travel: 5 new cars for family road trips
By DEE-ANN DURBIN While everyone loves the destination -- whether it be the Grand Canyon or the beach a few hours from home -- not many people relish the time spent in the car. But the type of car you choose can help ease that discomfort.

Top priority for tourism sector in TN: Minister
The Hindu
Tourism sector has been accorded top priority by the Tamil Nadu Government and huge investments are going to be made to tap its potential,Tourism Minister S.Gokula Indira has said here on Wednesday. She emphasised that tourism is part and parcel of...

The Hindu

Travel insurance: do I really need it?
I have never once paid for travel insurance. Obviously many of my journeys were made before I (or almost anybody) had a credit card, which made things a little bit harder (imagine having plenty of the wrong currency, and no banks open).

Perkins on Travel:, 'opaque' sites deliver best hotel deals
San Jose Mercury News
By Ed Perkins If you think that finding the best airfare is the key to keeping vacation costs low, think again. In many cases, you will spend more on hotel accommodations than on airfare. Althoughtravel writers have beaten the "best airfare" topic to ...

How Much Summer Vacation $1180 (the US Average) Can Buy
ABC News
So low much vacation does $1180 buy anyway? Certainly, it depends on a number of factors: If you're flying to your destination, that's going to take up a large chunk of the money. If you decide to travel over a holiday, like July 4, you can expect to ...

ABC News

China closes Tibet to tourists say travel agents
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Major travel agencies said they were told by Tibetan tourism authorities in late May that travellers from overseas would not be allowed into the vast, remote region and said they were clueless about how long the ban would last.

Tourist helicopter goes missing in Peru jungle
Times LIVE
Local media said the South Korean and Austrian passengers were making a visit to the Machu Picchu architectural marvel, one of the world's most famous tourist sites. The helicopter, run by Heli Cusco, disappeared in the Hualla Hualla region at an ...

Times LIVE

Euro 2012: Britain's tourism minister urges fans to stay home amid fears of ...
New York Daily News
Britain's tourism minister today urged football fans to holiday in Britain if they are scared off by racist thugs from travelling to Ukraine and Poland for Euro 2012. John Penrose intervened in the row over holding the tournament there after former ...

New York Daily News

Tourism Minister: Indonesia More Than Just Bali and Terrorists
Jakarta Globe
The National Tourism Authority should be promoting all parts of Indonesia..."Come to the Archipelago of Dreams in 2012". I spent ten months travelling all throughout the beautiful country in 1998/1999. Journeyed through Bali, Maluku - Ambon; Saparua; ...

Jakarta Globe

Gov't, tourism industry reach agreement; room tax cut
Jamaica Observer
BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter PASSENGERS travelling to Jamaica on tickets originating outside of the country will have to fork out US$20 more intravel tax as of August 1 this year, as part of new measures ...

'Vampire' Tourism in Bulgaria?
Firstly, Bulgaria has much more fascinating stuff to offer as a tourist destination, and secondly, vampires are truly great, but they belong to fiction. Looking at perfectly normal skeletons placed in a museum is not the point.

Here's How To Not Spoil Your Vacation By Getting Sick Or Injured ...
By Mary Beth Quirk
Speaking from the vantage point of someone who has spent an entire day in a lovely hotel room in an amazing foreign city paralyzed with the flu and feeling like death would show up any minute, it's awful to get sick on vacation overseas. Here you are, spending ... Read up on what's going on where you're visiting, before you leave: Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Travel Health page to get information on which vaccines you might need. Avoid tap water and ...
The Consumerist

Israel Border Protection Searches Tourist Emails |
By McLean Robbins
Sad as it is, it is rather commonplace to be detained at the Israel airport (21 activists were barred in mid-April), particularly for those of Palestinian descent, although less so for young American-born women on vacation. She writes of being ...

By Anon
The travel industry is extremely important to the USA and UK. Travel and Tourism Contributes Nearly USD2 Trillion To America GDP New research, by Oxford Economics, shows that the travel and tourism industry's total contribution to GDP in ...

FBI: “Vehicle Of Interest” In Gables Travel Agency Arson « CBS Miami
By cbs4maclauchlan
The FBI has released pictures of what they are calling a 'vehicle of interest' in their investigation of a fire at a Coral Gables travel agency which arranges trips to Cuba.
CBS Miami

Travel | The Guardian
Beyond Agadir: the Moroccan ecolodge just minutes from the tourist crowds · The Atlas Kasbah, built only three years ago, resembles a giant rust-coloured ...

Solar Resort Pods Will Lets Visitors Float In Luxury [Pics] - PSFK
Michele Puzzolante's Solar Floating Resort design is a unique photovoltaic hospitality concept that is both lightweight and non-polluting. The part luxury yacht/ ...

China Clamps Down On Tibet Tourism
Chinese authorities have started telling travel agencies to stop planning tours to Tibet, ... Though Voice of America reports Tibetan travel authorities have yet to ... this may be extended to a blanket ban on tourist permits for the rest of this month, ...

Tourism Minister: Indonesia More Than Just Bali and Terrorists | The ...
Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu. ... Tourist Bureaus, Garuda Try to Lure Saudi Travelers to Indonesia 9:00pm Apr 29, 2012 ...

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