Thursday, July 19, 2012

Don't destroy beach tourism, Egypt's new leader told

Don't destroy beach tourism, Egypt's new leader told
Tourism revenues were down 24 percent from 2010 at $3.6 billion, according to official figures. In April, at the height of the spring tourist season, the world's biggest tour operator TUI Travel(TT.L) said demand for holidays in Egypt was improving, with resorts ...

FEATURE-Don't destroy beach tourism, Egypt's new leader told
By Shaimaa Fayed. AIN SUKHNA, Egypt, July 18 (Reuters) - The beanbag chair decorated with pharaonic-era rulers that Waleed displays has found another use since passing business at this Egyptian Red Sea resort slowed to a trickle. As five hours go by ... The Brotherhood's 81-page "Nahda" (Renaissance) programme does not mention beach tourism - which brings in the most tourist dollars by far - and officials in the movement have said they have other priorities for now. But one hint of disapproval can be found ...

Secondary Sources: Summer Vacation, Inflation Warnings, Firefighters
Wall Street Journal (blog)
–Summer Vacation: Peter Orszag argues against summer vacation for students. “After spending the summer away from the classroom, children return to school one month or more, on average, behind where they were when the previous year ended. Kids also ...

US travel recovery looks steady despite global weakness
(Reuters) - Strong demand from business and leisure travelers will help U.S. hotels and airlines produce solid revenue and profit in the second and third quarters. But aside from that bright spot, Europe's economic woes and possible slowing growth in China ...

Airport security scrutinized after Utah breach
SALT LAKE CITY — Pilot and murder suspect Brian Hedglin knew how to fly planes. He just needed access to one. Turns out, it was as easy as using a rug to scale a razor wire-topped security fence at a small Utah airport in the middle of night, slipping past ...

Rentini Helps Make Vacation Rental Marketing Easy With Social Media Tools
MarketWatch (press release)
The big draw of Pinterest has been its visual power when it comes to shopping and travel, and the site is perfect for advertising vacation rentals. With just one stunning photo, a pin can go viral and reach thousands if not millions of potential travelers within ...

For Navy crew, shooting at Indian fishermen was last resort
CNN (blog)
Daly said that's why direct fire is the action of last resort. "This is a very deliberate and responsible graduated response," Daly said. Because this was a civilian crew other than the security team, it would not have been the master of the Rappahannock who ...

CNN (blog)

Songtsan Travel Offers Lhasa-Kailash Tour
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Songtsan Travel, a locally-owned Lhasa agency, now offers a 21-day trip that encompasses the highlights of Tibet: the city of Lhasa, with its rich cultural heritage and ancient temples; the natural beauty of the western landscape as seen from a drive down the ...

Travel: Chicago mayor seeks recipe to expand food trucks
Indianapolis Star
VACATIONS. Share yourvacation stories and photos with others at News From You. Learn More ...

Only Britons obsessed with weather: UK tourism chief
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's tourism chief said recent wet weather would not deter visitors from other countries and would not dampen its hopes of benefiting from the London Olympics. The public body VisitBritain wants to use the Games to showcase the ...

At least seven dead in Bulgaria tourist coach bomb
"Shoshi", an eyewitness, told Voice of Israel Radio: "We went through passportcontrol and waiting for us representatives deposited them in buses by the hotels. We put the bags in the trunk, and after a few minutes, the bus exploded in flames. Then we ...

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Lemonhoney3 is a 22-year-old student nurse/bartender/model who wants to "have fun, laugh, love" and believes she deserves "to date someone who will pamper me, empower me, and help me mentally, emotionally and financially someone to travelwith while being ... Since launching in April, the site has garnered 100000 members and likely will grow more this week after two of its members were accompanied to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, by a 20/20 crew for a report that aired Friday dubbed "Vacation Confidential.


Travel Web-Series For A Modern Generation: A New Way To Discover ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Vagabond Project sets to produce original travel content for tourism boards and global businesses looking to harness the power of these web-based video communities. Throughout the launch, The Vagabond Project will initiate guerrilla and grass roots ... About The Vagabond Project The Vagabond Project is a web-based video collective that features eclectic,international travel experiences around popular Gen-Y subcultures. The Vagabond Project is non-critical, apolitical and curates a showcase of positive ...

Hillary Rodham Clinton's travel logs
Washington Post (blog)
(Saul Loeb - AP) Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton may not be able to best former Secretary Condoleezza Rice's travel record in terms of miles logged, but she is clearly on pace to set an insurmountable record for most countries visited. Clinton last ...

Fairmont resort digs out from fallout
Vancouver Sun
Now that hundreds of trapped campers have been rescued, a hillside resort in southeastern British Columbia is having to move its remaining guests to other accommodations as cleanup continues from a weekend mudslide. Insurance adjusters were assessing the ... But the maintourist draw, the hot springs, is closed because the pipes channelling the natural hot water are clogged. "Our priority is to relocate the hot ... Sponsored By: Your VacationSpecialists ... Travel Photo of the Day: Festival in Mongolia ...

Leading Source For Italian Travel Select Italy Now Offers Its Croatian Expertise ...
San Francisco Chronicle
From sailing in Split, or sightseeing in stunning Dubrovnik, or hiking along the Plitvice Lakes, Select Italy will assemble a Croatian vacation to remember thanks to a team comprised of not only native Italian and American travel professionals, but native ...

Yapta Taps Business Travel Veteran as New CEO
Airline price-tracking startup Yapta has found its new CEO: James Filsinger, a travel industry veteran who will be in charge of growing the Seattle company's footprint in the big-bucks market for business services. Filsinger comes to Yapta after a short stint ...

Taste of Travel: Topic and taste of truffles cultivates annual event in Napa
Galesburg Register-Mail
As a Lagotto Romagnolo, Rico doesn't need to work, but he can't help it. He comes from a long lineage of “truffle hunters” from Italy — dogs who consider sniffing out truffles as playtime. Rico is not only cute and cuddly, he's trained to conduct truffle hunts all ...

Margaritaville Beach resort's developers may get more time to finish project
The developer of Margaritaville Beach resort could get a reprieve Wednesday that would give the company more time to build the beachfront complex. That's because commissioners will vote whether to allow the city attorney to not find the developer in default ...

CLIA Travel Agents Optimistic About Cruise Sales in New Survey
MarketWatch (press release)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Halfway through the year,travel agents cite optimism about selling cruises in 2012, according to a new survey of members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). ... according to agents, include: multigenerational groups and families; cruise ships perceived as the vacation destination; off-the-beaten track itineraries; short cruises; increased interest in cultural activities; international travel; growth in small ship cruising; increased interest in ...

Deadly Blast Hits Israeli Tourist Bus in Bulgaria
Wall Street Journal
SOFIA, Bulgaria—A bus carrying Israeli youth in a Bulgarian resort city exploded Wednesday, killing three people and wounding at least 20, police said. Witnesses told Israeli media that the huge blast occurred soon after someone boarded the vehicle.

Concur to Fully Integrate Gogo In-Flight Internet Service Offerings within Concur ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Business travelers will soon be able to make their air travel choices in Concur Travel based on Gogo connectivity service availability, and purchase the right Gogo pass during the travelbooking process. Concur's T&E Cloud will also soon recommend Gogo ...

Travel to and from Canada drying up
Travel to and from Canada declined in May from April's level, but visits from China were sharply higher. (Amy Sancetta/Associated Press). Travel both into and out of Canada declined in May, especially coming from and going to the United States. Canadians ...

New Orleans Tourism Awards Account to Dentsu America | Adweek
By Noreen O'Leary
Dentsu America is the new agency for the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp., winning a piece of business that has been with local agency Peter Mayer Advertising since early 2001. Dentsu America's contract with NOTMC is for 2012-2013 ...
Adweek : Advertising & Branding

Steve Wozniak shows us his travel bag full of gadgets – Android ...
By Cory Gunther
If you're like me you probably carry around more than one or two gadgets on a daily basis. Between multiple phones, an extra battery, and usual a tablet I do pretty well — but nothing compared to some. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak ...
Android Community

John Travolta And Kelly Preston Vacation On Mykonos | Radar Online
By Debbie Emery - Radar Reporter Putting his embarrassing masseur sex scandal firmly behind him, John Travolta has taken wife Kelly Preston on vacation, and has photos of the couple enjoying their Euro trip.
Radar Online

All-inclusive app shows travel agent's innovative side - Travel Kit
By Rob Lovitt
As a travel agent of just two years' standing, Debbie Newcomer may not have a long history in the business but she's got a good handle on its future: With software and smartphones enabling people to do much of their travel planning themselves , agents must adapt or di … ... adapt or die. For Newcomer — yes, that's her real name — that reality prompted her to create All ResortSearch, a mobile app that helps users find all-inclusive resorts that offer the specific amenities they want.
Newsvine - Travel Kit - Articles

Becoming a "Permanent Tourist"
By Doug Casey
Doug Casey discusses the decline of Western economies and why becoming a permanent tourist may be the best course of action to prevent being a casualty of the collapse.
The Daily Reckoning

Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber: Vacation Kisses! | Celebrity Babies ...
By Just Jared
Naomi Watts & Liev Schreiber: Vacation Kisses! ... The couple spent a few days on vacation along the gorgeous harbor with their two sons Sasha and Samuel before Naomi had to jet away. Earlier that day, the family rode on a carousel and ...
Just Jared

Israeli tourist bus blown up in Bulgaria - Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion
By William A. Jacobson
You must be logged in to post a comment. Announcement. Had some server problems this morning, should be fixed now. Thanks to the readers who emailed me to alert me to the problem. William A. Jacobson Associate Clinical Professor, ...
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion

What Makes Australia's Gold Coast Golden? – Intelligent Travel
By Annie Fitzsimmons
1 vacation destination for gorgeous, gregarious Aussies. And now I can see why. The world's eyes were cast here in ... and what locals cherish most about where they live. And we highlight places, practices, and people that are on the front lines of sustainable travel—travel that preserves places' essential uniqueness for future generations. ... The upstart chic resort, complete with the inevitable martini bar and spa, may be taking root… Pilanesberg Game Reserve, near Johannesburg.
Intelligent Travel

WI Best Vacation State | – Milwaukee News - WITI
By Trisha Bee
You don't have to go very far to get a great vacation — Wisconsin has been named the best state to vacation in by AAA members in the Annual Best of the Midwest Survey. Lisa Marshal joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about all the beautiful ... – Milwaukee News...

The Contents of Steve Wozniak's Über Travel Backpack
By EDW Lynch
one dual USB adapter is from Janet's travel stuff • Canon battery charger is carried in the camera bag • firewire HD I carry in my suitcase • Verizon 3G mifi adapter (standard micro USB screws up this mifi, have to use their awkward connecter) ...
Laughing Squid

Travel | Surfing is a fun sport | wind surfing for adventure
By yadi
Nations which are well-known to be popular travel locations, enjoy this broadened touristindustry, boasting new hotels, resorts, outside hobbies, theater, night life, and arts and entertainment, all targeted at growing and looking after their status ... An array of travelmagazines have popped up to aid this industry, varying from beach and resort guides, to specific audiences for example family holidays, hunting or sport holidays, adventure locations, religious and spiritual retreats, overall ...
Surfing is a fun sport | wind...

Why I Run on Vacation | Roni's Weigh
By roni
One Response to Why I Run on Vacation. Stephanie says: July 18, 2012 at 11:11 am. I LOVE this!!! I ran in Hawaii last year, it was dark and around 6am, but it was amazing to enjoy the sunrise and the beach while getting in a workout!
Roni's Weigh

Elon Musk talks Tesla, space travel and something called hyperloop ...
Elon Musk being interviewed by Sarah Lacy If you've ever wanted to get an inside look into the ...

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