Thursday, June 14, 2012

With or without foreigners, tourism grows in Tibet

With or without foreigners, tourism grows in Tibet
The Associated Press
By GILLIAN WONG, AP – 1 minute ago BEIJING (AP) — Tibet is seeing a boom in Chinese visitors, meaning that the government's latest ban on foreigners following self-immolation protests against Beijing's rule has barely dented the region's tourism ...

With or without foreigners, tourism grows in Tibet amid surge in domestic ...
Washington Post
BEIJING — Tibet is seeing a boom in Chinese visitors, meaning that the government's latest ban on foreigners following self-immolation protests against Beijing's rule has barely dented the region's tourism industry. The Chinese government typically ...

Travel Warning for Mexico: Possible Violent 'Retaliation' Against Americans
ABC News
'Most Elaborate' Drug Tunnel on the Border Watch Video Mexican Drug Cartels Are Using Car Bombs Watch Video Inside a CIA Secret Prison Watch Video The travelwarning issued Tuesday, the day of the arrests and the unsealing of the indictment,...

ABC News

Potala Travel Introduces 14-Day Sacred Journey
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Potala Travel, a locally owned and operated travel agency in Lhasa, now offers sacred journeys to holy sites in central Tibet. Travelers can follow in the footsteps of Tibetan pilgrims, from the bustling markets around Lhasa's Jokhang temple to the ...

Travel Innovator Hipmunk Raises $15M from IVP and Existing Investors
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Online travel site to use funds to build team and launch new products; Todd Chaffee joins Hipmunk Board San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 Hipmunk, the travel site taking the agony out of travel planning, today announced that the company has ...

Graceland marks 30th year as tourist attraction
Fox News
She secured a $500000 investment and visited other tourist attractions — Hearst Castle, Will Rogers' home, even Disney World — for inspiration. Graceland opened for tours on June 7, 1982. "We had no idea whether 30 people were coming, or 300, ...

Travel and the web: Pinterest gaining traction for travel and tourism types
Toronto Star
As a travel writer, I'm always looking for new tools to help plan trips. Lately, there's been lots of talk about a new social media site called Pinterest, a virtual photo bulletin board that's wildly popular with designers, foodies and craftspeople.

Euro zone collapse would cripple tourism-Euromonitor
* Region's tourism to be hit in euro collapse-Euromonitor * Tourism receipts could drop as much as 17.3 percent * Hotel value sales would be down 15 percent * Spending on air travelcould drop 20 percent FRANKFURT, June 13 (Reuters) - A collapse of the ...

Celebrate Summer Vacation With Colonial Williamsburg
MarketWatch (press release)
WILLIAMSBURG, VA, Jun 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- This summer, Colonial Williamsburg makes vacation easy and fun with updated programming; new sites; evening activities; weekend fireworks; various dining options; and more.

Disney unveils theme park redo with Cars Land
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The venue, which was supposed to turn the Disneyland Resort into a multiple-day destination like Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., had become a source of embarrassment for the company almost from the moment it opened in 2001.

Wales floods: Some cancellations says Mid Wales Tourism
BBC News
Some tourism businesses in north Ceredigion say bookings have been cancelled after the major floods. Mid Wales Tourism (MWT), which represents 600 businesses, said the impact of the publicity had had a negative effect on the region.

3 steps to help prepare for summer vacation medical emergencies
Washington Post
But that information will become temporarily useless next month when we take our annual familyvacation to Holden Beach, NC, a strip of Atlantic Ocean sand about an hour's drive from even a small city. The lack of beach-side maternity services won't ...

Durban tourism set for lift off
Independent Online
By Suren Naidoo and Reuters AP Durban is predicted to be the fastest-growingtourism city in Africa this year, and one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world, according to research by global credit card payments and technology giant ...

Independent Online

Nova Scotia Travel: Six Things to do in Lunenburg
Toronto Star
You can reach Travel Editor Jim Byers at JUST THE FACTS ARRIVING Lunenburg is just 100 km from Halifax, which is just a couple hours from Toronto via Air Canada, WestJet or Porter. SLEEPING The Lunenburg Arms Inn has some great rooms.

Toronto Star

What the Fuzz? Swedish Tourism Board Tries to Explain @sweden's Epic Twitter Fail
By Catherine Traywick | June 13, 2012 | + The Swedish tourism board has just discovered Twitter's greatest paradox: 140 characters is just long enough to say something stupid, but not nearly long enough to explain yourself when you do.


Travel tips: Finding the best hotel rates (blog)
In all my years writing about travel, the two questions I'm most often asked are: "What's your favorite hotel in the world?" and "How do I find the best hotel rates?" Despite what you might think, the latter is easier to answer (though I'm happy to ...

Sandigan allows Mike A to travel to Japan, Hong Kong
Philippine Star
By Rhodina Villanueva (The Philippine Star) Updated June 14, 2012 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan has granted former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo's request to travel abroad. In a two-page resolution, the Sandiganbayan's 4th ...

Necessary travel documents in China
People's Daily Online
Passport, valid for at least 3 month after your visit China and necessary visa or permits. The visa should be approved prior to entering China and a permit for Tibet must be obtained 15 days before entering Tibet. If you only plan to travel and stay in ...

Nazi beach resort an unwieldy legacy for today's Germany
Vancouver Sun
Built as one of the so-called Strength Through Joy camps set up by the Nazis for the party faithful, it was to sleep up to 20000 Germans in a pioneering attempt at mass tourism 300 kilometres north of Berlin. The drive to offer recreation and hearty ...

Anamaya Resort & Retreat Center Partner with Women's Post For an Exclusive ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Anamaya Resort in stunning Montezuma, Costa Rica is partnering with Women's Post and are offering a week long yoga retreat in paradise. Anamaya is well known for their uniquely designed yoga retreats, and now Women's Post is offering one lucky reader ...

Nations Vie for Chinese Visitors as Tourism Becomes Status Symbol ...
The noticeable swell of Chinese tourists heading overseas has brought a unique set of demands and challenges to international tourism brands. ... Recreating the serendipitous love stories common in Chinese pop culture, the series follows the characters in three prominenttourist locations: Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. The online ... However, as international travel becomes more familiar and normal to Chinese, they are becoming more experimental in their destination choices.
Advertising Age - Homepage

Travel Writers Descend on Kansas City | – Kansas City ...
By Macradee Aegerter
Kansas City, Mo. -- The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association is hoping that bringing in six regional and national writers now will mean a lot of mentions in newspapers across the country leading up to the All-Star game. – Kansas City news...

We're Going Streaking! Resort Hosts 'Clothing Optional' - CBS Detroit
By sstoddart
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CBS Detroit

Ecologically Sustainable Tourism in Brazil | The Rio Times | Brazil ...
By Contributing Reporter
Paul Irvine of Dehouche Travel explains: “With the Amazon and the Pantanal being two of the most important tourist destinations, Brazil has had a natural focus on low environmental impacttourism for quite a while but in the last years we are ...
The Rio Times

Six Must-See Travel Shows - Digg
Six Must-See Travel Shows · — Whether you're planning your next trip or simply indulging in some wanderlust on your lunch break, these six ...

Acacia Africa Receives Nomination For British Travel Awards | PRLog
Adventure specialist, Acacia Africa, is shortlisted for the British Travel Awards ( BTAs), the largest awards programme in the UK rewarding the best companies in ...

Dutch tourist falls from MBS Skypark - Yahoo! News Singapore
Read 'Dutch tourist falls from MBS Skypark' on Yahoo! News Singapore. A tourist fell to his death from Marina Bay Sands (MBS) SkyPark on Tuesday afternoon, ...

Photos: Graceland marks 30 years as tourist destination | www ...
See how the nation's aristocracy lived through the ages in these stunning estate & garden tours. Disney's Art of Animation Resort opens · What should you bring, ...

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