Monday, July 2, 2012

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10 spectacular new hotel pools - Yahoo! Travel
Travel: We explored properties from the valleys of Hawaii to the cliffs of Thailand to find the ...The focus at this secluded resort high on a hillside is rejuvenation. 

Midweek July Fourth causes muddle for travelers
Fox News
Who knew the calendar could cause so much vacation heartburn? ... "In general, we think thattravel from last year is pretty flat," said Shane Norton, a director at IHS Global Insight, which provides economic forecasting and research for AAA. The ...

Mitt Romney's summer vacation full of competitive sports and family meetings
Washington Post
The mandatory Romney family vacation offers the presumptive GOP presidential nominee a chance to unwind, but in a very organized, competitive way, including the Romney Olympics.

NH ski resort extends activities into summer
A New Hampshire ski resort has opened a summertime "Adventure Park" with several activities just in time for the Fourth of July holiday week. ... NH ski resort extends activities into summer. July 1, 2012. E-mail|; Print|. Text size – + ...

Find Care on Vacation
Wall Street Journal
One option is to buy travel insurance, which typically runs 5% to 7% of your trip's total cost.Travel insurance for medical needs is usually offered as part of a package including coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, but standalone medical ...

Francesca Serritella: Packing for vacation is no vacation
Philadelphia Inquirer
Tomorrow I leave for vacation with my boyfriend. I was crazy excited about it, until I started packing. Then I just went crazy. ... You deserve your vacation time, enjoy it! REAL ESTATE & RENTALS. BUY A HOME · FIND A RENTAL · LIST A PROPERTY ...

Foreign travel alerts: Tourist fees in Jamaica
Los Angeles Times
Looking to get away? Browse our destination and topics pages to read aboutvacation ideas, view photos and videos and get advice from our experts.

TRAVEL: Local trip tips for July 1
North County Times
Travel and leisure. ... RELAX IN STYLE AT TAHOE: Families can spend a summertime Lake Tahoe vacation in luxury at the Constellation Residences at Northstar California Resort. The Summer Fam Cam package includes use of the resort's Go Pro cameras ...

Travel Deals For July 4
Wall Street Journal
This year, demand for rooms and airfare for July 4 holiday travel is spread across two weekends, resulting in better deals.

Homeless man lives good life at Disney-area hotels before arrest
A 30-year-old homeless man recently lived it up at a Walt Disney World-area resort, racking up a tab of about $3000 on a previous guest's credit card before getting caught, reports local TV station WFTV Channel 9. And it turns out, investigators ...

More festivals mean more tourism dollars for New Orleans
"What we have found is that these festivals are growing in both strength and number," said John Williams, director of the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism at the University of New Orleans. "The expansion on these is tremendous ...

Service Tuesday for 11-year-old Latham girl
Albany Times Union
Jojo, a recently graduated fifth grader from Southgate Elementary School, was on vacation in Orlando with her family when she went to grab her ball that had hopped into a small pool of water at the Orange Lake Resort. According to Jojo's paid obituary ...

South Dakotans to hit road in droves for the Fourth
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
South Dakotans will be on the move this Fourth of July holiday. AAA projects the total number of South Dakotans expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday will be up 5.4 percent over last Fourth of July, to 128700.

Travel news
Detroit Free Press
The beloved Galapagos Islands giant tortoise known as Lonesome George will remain a tourist attraction even in death. Ecuador's environment minister says the reptile that became a symbol of disappearing species will be embalmed and placed on display ...

Woman dies in 35-floor leap off MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas to escape cops ...
New York Daily News
After tracking her to the resort, the investigators knocked and announced their intent to serve a bench warrant for her failure to show at a court-mandated May 10 status check when she was out of jail on bail. A female voice could be heard ... Also...

New York Daily News

Travel comings & goings: U.S. Mint cashes in with upgrade
Green Bay Press Gazette
The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is opening a new tour to visitors on Tuesday.

Summer vacation in Delhi schools extended by one week
Deccan Chronicle
All schools, including government, private-run and those under civic bodies, which were to reopen on Monday after the summer vacation, have been told to extend the vacation till July 8. Now the schools will reopen on July 9. "We have decided to extend ...

Summer break extended in Delhi schools
New York Daily News
New Delhi, July 1 — Thanks to the scorching summer heat, most schools in Delhi will now reopen July 9, a week behind schedule. The Delhi government Sunday directed all its schools to extend the summer vacation by a week. They were to open Monday.

'Romney Olympics' part of family's summer vacation routine
WOLFEBORO, N.H. - This weekend, Mitt Romney is starting his annual summer vacation on his lakefront compound here - a week of fun and family, though n... ... In Wolfeboro, dubbed "the oldest summer resort in America," Romney's neighbors said he and his ...

Time to capitalize on surging tourist flows
China Daily
At the same time, the city has also emerged as one of the most popular touristdestinations in Asia. Lo Sui-on, executive director of China Travel Service (Holdings) Hong Kong Ltd, says that the major turning point for the Hong Kong economy ...

China Daily

China Tourism says falling Re keeping Indians away
Economic Times
CHENGDU/ China: The number of Indian tourists visiting mainland China, the world's third largest tourist destination with 135 million inbound travellers last year, is expected to rise only marginally this year owing to continuing slide of Rupee, a ...
Holiday Travel for July 4th Expected to Rise
More than three million Southland residents — a near-record — will take Fourth of July trips in the coming days, a 5.2 percent increase from last year, the Automobile Club of Southern California said today. Nationally, July the Fourth travel is ...

Budget-savvy summer travel tips
Oak Ridger
A few minutes of proactive maintenance, including checking and replacing oil and spark plugs at recommended intervals, can often improve fuel efficiency. Many motorists are unaware that simple routine maintenance can not only get you to your ...

Orbitz defends search results for Mac users
Los Angeles Times
Orbitz defended the practice, saying the travel search engine is simply showing users what it thinks they prefer. ... Orbitz — among other travel websites — collects and studies millions of bits of information about people who book travel through the ...

Haiti - Tourism : Official launch of the first «Festival of the Sea ...
The Regional Office North of the Ministry of Tourism has launched this week, the First Edition of « Festival of the Sea » which will be held from July 13 to 15, ...

Travel Tips for Xijiang Village in Guizhou - Lonely Planet travel ...
Travel Tips for Xijiang Village in Guizhou ... were greated by a huge bus parking lot full of touristbuses (not a great first sign for an authentic Miao experience).

UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2012 Edition | Tourism Trends and ...
Tourism Trends and Marketing Strategies UNWTO ... UNWTO Tourism Highlights presents a concise overview of international tourism in the world based on the ...

Romney Family Vacation
Romney Family Vacation · Washington Post: "By day, the Romneys kayak and water ski -- one sport at which Mitt excels -- play tennis and basketball, stage a "home-run derby" and horse around on a slip-and-slide. Most of the grandchildren ...
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

Reader Story: Budgeting for Travel
By J.D. Roth
Laura is a retired travel agent for AAA and the writer of the new blog, Have List, Will Travel Some reader stories contain general advice; others are examples of how a GRS reader achieved financial success or failure. These stories feature folks with all levels of financial maturity and ...There's some debt that's acceptable, like for a house or car, but to me a vacation wouldn't be enjoyable if it wasn't paid for before I went. So I budget. And save. And plan. Advance Planning Before I go on ...
Get Rich Slowly - Personal Finance...

George and Laura Bush travel to Africa to promote cancer-fighting ...
By Tom Benning / Reporter
Former president George W. Bush renovates the Ngungu Health Center on Saturday in Kabwe, Zambia, Africa(Shealah Craighead/The Bush Center). Former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, traveled to Africa Friday, the start of a ...
Trail Blazers Blog

Big Vacation week « CBS Boston
By Barry Burbank
Big Vacation week. Barry Burbank. June 30, 2012 7:12 PM. Share this. View Comments. More Activity. Facebook Activity. What's this? Add to Timeline - What's This. Click "Add to Timeline" to publish what you read to Facebook. See what your friends have read on CBS Local sites ... boston News Headlines and Stories for Jul 01 2012 : Travel tips, hotels, restaurants, jobs and news | Travel 2 Boston. [...] going ...
CBS Boston

Saturday Fun: World Travel; Italy and the Cinque Terre | Free The ...
By Richard Nikoley
I've travelled this way—no reservations—a number of times and it's my preferred method ofvacation/touring travel. So much better when you can see the whole context and decide accordingly. Those wanting to follow along with our Eurotrek ...
Free the Animal

BTB reports another record tourism report: January - May, 2012 ...
By The San Pedro Sun
BTB reports another record tourism report: January – May, 2012. Tweet. Font Size: Increase | Decrease | Reset. Belize continues to ride the wave of the record-breaking overnight touristarrivals that awed the Belize Tourism Industry in 2011.
The San Pedro Sun | The Island Newspaper

Tourism New Zealand Hosts “The Hobbit” Contest at Comic-Con ...
By Dan Koelsch
PLUS – two tickets to the World Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in Wellington on 28 November, 2012-06-13 – ...

What the Romneys do on their summer vacation - Bangor Daily News
By UnBylined
WOLFEBORO, N.H. — This weekend, Mitt Romney is starting his annual summer vacation on his lakefront compound here — a week of fun and family, though not entirely carefree. The Romneys, 30 in all these days, spend their time away ...
Bangor Daily News

Discovering Dental Tourism | World Footprints Travel Radio
By World Footprints Media
Discovering Dental Tourism. by Karen Hamlin. Most of us have already climbed the rock wall of our life's journey to the peak of our mountain and are now on the slippery slope of the descent. Grasping to hang on to our prime, we must confront ...
World Footprints Travel Radio

Sears offering vacation packages on layaway
Similarly, warehouse club Costco (COST, Fortune 500) offers vacation packages with the option of paying off the trip later, but few other major retailers offer options like this. Most travelcompanies give customers the choice to pay a down payment and ...

Holiday travel expected to be heavy
Gasparilla Gazette
More people than last year are expected to hit the road this Fourth of July holiday travel period, possibly tying the past decade's volume record. ... This year, 42.3 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home for the ...

Egypt president to encourage investment, tourism
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi promised on Saturday to work to attract investment in all areas of the economy and to revive tourism, both areas severely damaged by the turmoil that followed.

Vacation of a lifetime — if they have the guts to accept
And that's just the tip of the iceberg when he's planning to flip your trip. Travel Channel personality and world adventurer Kreischer talks a big game — and follows through — as he takes unsuspecting travelers on the vacation of a lifetime with ...

Coachella Valley tourism outpaces nation
The Desert Sun
Still, the tourism industry's relatively strong performance is among reasons Hilton Resort is kicking off a $10 million-plus renovation on July 8 that will refresh its rooms, lobby, corridors and all other aspects of the hotel. Hilton Resort will ...

Free summer travel apps for iOS
It's summertime and if you're thinking that it's time to get away, I've got the perfect set of free apps to make your vacation plans a success. Read this blog post by Jason Parker on iPhone Atlas.

UK travel agent cuts price of Olympic ticket deals by half to boost last ...
Washington Post
LONDON — UK travel agent Thomas Cook has halved the price of its Olympic ticket and hotel deals to boost sales a month before the games begin.

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Register. Sign In. Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado ... The Resort offers 65 casita guest rooms and suites, each with its own fireplace and private terrace.

Last-Minute Deals for July 4th Holiday Travel -
This year, demand for rooms and airfare for July 4 holiday travel is spread across two weekends, resulting in better deals.

Suggestions/Travel for Costa Rica - Lonely Planet travel forum
Hey there, I am going on my honeymoon to Costa Rica in the 3 weeks. We are planning on staying at a hostel in Monteverde for 2 nights, 3nights in Arenal and 3 ...

Resort pools? - Las Vegas Forum - TripAdvisor
On TripAdvisor's Las Vegas travel forum, travelers are asking questions and offering advice on topics like "Resort pools?".

Lets travel the world together
1/5. Scoop mapping travel vacationing detected on 01 July 2012 ... "RT @ TheNextWeb: Mapping out the travel industry: Why people are vacationing more today ...

Asseyri Tourist Inn
A unique hotel providing tourism and traveling in the Maldives at a cheap rate ... $2000.00. Win $2000 from your next holiday to Maldives with Asseyri Tourist Inn ...

Falling Gas Prices Spur Fourth of July Travel - Redwood City, CA ...
If you're going somewhere this coming Fourth of July week, you'll have plenty of company. The California State Automobile Association estimates 4.8 million ...

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