Saturday, June 9, 2012

This week's best travel bargains

This week's best travel bargains
Washington Post
The first room, a garden-view king, starts at $305 and the second room goes for $152.50, plus 9.8 percent tax and $30 resort fee. Good through Sept. 30. Info: 970-477-8600, www.four seasons. com/vail. l Stay two nights at a Marriott property and ...

Flying this summer doesn't need to be more expensive; tricks to finding ...
Washington Post
Most people making summer travel plans need just that: plans. They get a week off, maybe two, and aren't going to spend hard-earned cash on a last-second whim. But great deals are still within reach for those who have even a little flexibility in ...

Travel Picks: Top 10 wacky US summer events
NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) - If you're heading on holiday in the United States and enjoy a bit of eccentricity, then you're in luck because summer turns to silly season with these off-the-wall events chosen by online travel adviser TripAdvisor for its ...

The Vacation Kingdom of the World: To World Showcase and Beyond
USA TODAY (blog)
Are the benefits of European travel worth the potential hassles of traveling abroad with your family? Experts and educators respond with a resounding “yes”. International travel expands children's world views, broadens horizons, and encourages cultural ...

China bans foreign tourists from Tibet
China sporadically bans foreign travel to Tibet, where many Tibetans complain of cultural and religious repression at the hands of Chinese authorities - a claim the government denies. Since March last year, 37 people have set themselves on fire in ...

Retail tourism: Effort to aid local market may hurt Europe
Financial Times
In the UK, the average spend of a Chinese tourist per transaction is £747, up 20 per cent on last year, according to travel retail specialists Global Blue. As well as benefiting from lower prices, Chinese shoppers can reclaim the VAT they pay on luxury...

Financial Times

'Vampire skeleton' proves unexpected tourist boon for Bulgaria
A "vampire skeleton" with an iron bar in his chest discovered in Bulgaria may provide the country with an unexpected tourist boon as visitors flock to take in the macabre sight. By Matthew Day, Warsaw Travel agencies have reported a surge in interest ...

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in San Francisco
By Malathi Nayak | SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (Reuters) - With its striking cityscapes and an eclectic offering of food, arts and culture, San Francisco captivates travelers and residents alike. Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get ...

Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas planning $50M upgrade of rooms, casino in ...
Washington Post
LAS VEGAS — The Palms Casino Resort is planning a $50 million renovation that will upgrade and “re-energize” its celebrity allure, the Las Vegas hotel-casino announced Thursday. Beginning in July, all 428 rooms and suites in the original Palms Tower ...

Tourism ad snubs Canberra
ABC Online
By Kathleen Dyett The ACT Government is not happy Canberra has been left out of TourismAustralia's latest international advertising campaign. The 90 second television advertisement features scenes from across Australia but images of the national ...

Travel Bargains: Barton Creek Golf in Austin offers a Father's Day bargain
Toronto Star
Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas has a “Fore! For Father's Day” package that comes with four rounds of golf on any of Barton Creek's four courses, plus accommodation, daily breakfast, a Texas-style four-course steak dinner and the bucket of ...

Toronto Star

Greek tourism hit by political uncertainty
Financial Times
Tourism on Kefalonia is usually sustained by UK visitors drawn to the island by Louis de Bernières' classic best-seller Captain Corelli's Mandolin, set during the Italian occupation in the second world war. But bookings by UK, Dutch and Czech travel ...

Storm over tourism indaba
Zimbabwe Independent
This is one of a series of messages that are part of an online campaign being waged by human rights activists in Europe and elsewhere protesting against the alleged appointment of President Robert Mugabe as international tourism ambassador by the ...

TSA says it's working to improve poor reputation
Don't miss these Travel stories The 11 greatest riverfront towns Riversides have evolved from places of shipping and commerce to tourist draws, with everything from windsurfing to pubs to cultural centers. It's a Snap: Travel photos from ...

China restricts foreigners from visiting Tibet
Hindustan Times
Reports said travel agencies were alerted earlier this week about the latest restriction; it wasn't immediately known how long the restriction will be in place but it is likely to impact tourism as it goes into peak season till October.

Top travel apps for Windows phone
Smartphone applications, these days, have become just as much a travel necessity as a passport, according to Microsoft. It mentioned that with apps, travellers can get help with planning their holidays, picking out the best restaurants or entertainment ...

Teen tourist accused of trashing Tavernier boat arrested, brought back to Keys
Bell, from Granger, Ind., was in the Keys on vacation with his brother and father at the time. He was reportedly drinking when the alleged April 3 incident happened. Higgins told KeysNet afterward that he never met Bell, and the boy apparently chose ...

Montreal Grand Prix protest brings nudity, violence to the streets as tourism ...
Vancouver Sun
Copyright (c) Postmedia News Original source article: Montreal Grand Prix protest brings nudity, violence to the streets as tourism season begins E-mail this Article Print this Article Share this Article.

Tourism sector attracts Rs 35000 crore investments at GIM
Zee News
Bangalore: The Karnataka Government on Friday said the tourism sector has attracted Rs 35000 crore investment in the ongoing Global Investors Meet. Addressing a session organised as part of GIM 2012 here, Tourism Department Principle Secretary Latha ...

Zee News

Karnataka looks beyond Bangalore to promote tourism
New York Daily News
Bangalore, June 8 — The Karnataka government is looking beyond Bangalore to promote tourism in the state, as the state capital is bedevilled with infrastructure woes and is no longer a garden city. "We have moved away from the state capital (Bangalore ...

Amid simmering unrest, China bans foreigners' travel to Tibet (blog)
Travel agents have been told that the Himalayan region is off-limits to foreign travelers, the Voice of America and other news services reported on Thursday. They said there was no word on when the ban might be lifted. The ban comes at the start of the ... (blog)

Checking In | Mezzatorre Resort | A Continuous Lean.
By Michael Williams
The post about my time in Ischia wouldn't be complete without talking a bit about my hotel on the island, the Mezzatorre Resort & Spa. I spent a good amount of time looking for a place to vacation for a few days before some business meetings ...
A Continuous Lean.

From fired to 'on vacation' | JIMROMENESKO.COM
By Jim
From fired to 'on vacation'. So the guy from HR calls and says I am now “on vacation.” I'm reading that as an olive branch from U-T. Thanks to all who spoke up for me. — Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) June 7, 2012. Veteran U-T San Diego ...

What travel guide books say about the US
By Jason Kottke
What travel guide books say about the USJUN 07 2012. Max Fisher has a piece at The Atlantic about what travel guidebooks tell foreign visitors to the US. Politics get heavy treatment in the books, as do the subtleties of discussing them, ...

Karen Schaler: A Secret Celebrity Vacation Escape (VIDEO)
By Karen Schaler
Just follow in the footsteps of Hilary Swank, Jim Carrey, Paul McCartney, Eddie Murphy, Eli Manning and Mariah Carey and head to a private island paradise in the Caribbean, Jumby Bay, a Rosewood resort, where every guest is treated like a ... If there's one thing I've learned from traveling around the world researching top vacation destinations for the new Travel Therapy video series it's that celebrities usually have the inside track on the coolest places to go and Jumby Bay, on a 300 ...
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Early Warning: US Air Travel Plateau
By Stuart Staniford
Yesterday, I had a bad air-travel day (one of several lately on work trips) which led me to wonder about all the peak-oil related predictions of the demise of air travel. The above shows the data for total US domestic passenger revenue-miles.
Early Warning

China Forbids International Tourism to Tibet Indefinitely - Yahoo! News
Chinese authorities alerted foreign travel agencies Tuesday that they would no longer be issuing entry ... Tibet is no stranger to Chinese interference in its tourism industry. .... I just took China off my vacation list. ... After they spent so much time and money converting Tibet to a tourist trap devoid of its spiritual authenticity?

Resort Focus: The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - PGATOUR.COM
Each week, LINKS Magazine will provide travel news and notes. For more information from LINKS Magazine, please visit the official website. Located just south ...

Eco-Travel Might Be Cool With Floating Resort |
Let's face it: eco-travel is a tough sell to many travelers. ... In the future, eco- travelers may have a green cruise option in the Solar Floating Resort (SFR) concept.

BBC News - Greek tourism hit by crisis fear
Greek tourism has taken a huge hit as a result of the global economic crisis and the country's political unrest.

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