Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hit the road with these travel apps

Hit the road with these travel apps
These apps can help make sure it's smooth sailing on your family vacation.

4 Underrated Travel Apps for Better Business Trips
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. These days, it's easy to clutter your smartphone with apps that are designed ...

Disneyland Resort Update
USA TODAY (blog)
Starting today and running through September 13, 2012, Extra Magic Hours are offered seven days a week at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for visitors who are staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. This is a major change ...

Travel dilemmas: A Premium pain
Sacramento Bee
Q: I have a complaint about being forced to pay $60 extra for an Economy Plus seat for a United flight from New York to L.A. The only seats offered were Economy Plus. It's not that the economy seat options were exhausted - there were none to start with.

Michelle Obama Talks Travel In America And What Places She Wants To See ...
Huffington Post
The first family hasn't been able to, and won't it seems, take a vacation this summer, as the first daughters are off at camp, the President said. Plus, he's busy campaigning.

7-million-mile family shares travel secrets
While perfecting their travel techniques, [tips below] all this globetrotting has opened their minds, widened their experience and bonded them as a family. Their intangible treasure: a lifetime's worth of indestructible family memories -- like the time ...

6 Tips for Snagging Late Summer Travel Deals
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Even if you haven't had a lot of time to plan that unforgettable summer vacation, you can find unbeatable deals on hotels, flights, attractions, and travel packages around the globe. Here are six strategies to help you snag some of those late summer ...

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Denver company that pays employees $7500 to go on vacation needs workers
Fox News
DENVER – Bart Lorang calls it a "paid, paid vacation." The CEO and co-founder of Denver-based software provider company FullContact is offering his employees a $7500 bonus to go on vacation, on top of their normal vacation pay. So what's the catch?

Seven summer travel scams to avoid
Travel scams haven't changed much over the years, but we still get stung by them. Even savvy travelers can ... It's high travel season and that means it's time to be on high alert for operators trying to separate you from your vacation dollars. After ...


On Our Radar: Employees Paid to Go on Vacation
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Making email more efficient; one startup pays employees to clock out on vacation; how impressive are post-college jobs figures, really?

Ariz. cities contend travel companies owe taxes
Ventura County Star
PHOENIX (AP) - Cities from across Arizona are teaming up in hopes of getting tax payments that they contend have been unpaid for years by Web-based travel companies.

Travel up, distances down
The Daily Advertiser
Make sure the tire pressure is correct and that tires are in good shape for highway travel. » Check to make certain all front and ... Celeste Gomez with the St. Landry Parish Tourism office said she is seeing the same picture. She said the number of ...

London 2012 Olympics travel chaos: live
Follow live updates as the London 2012 Olympics travel system faces its first major challenges with Heathrow Airport's busiest day on record and the opening of the first Games Lane. London 2012 Games Lanes - Olympic travel chaos: live. Image 1 of 3 ...


The Refinishing Touch Completes Sustainability Project at The Dover House ...
MarketWatch (press release)
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jul 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Dover House Resort, a division of Landex Resorts International Inc., a vacation and timeshare condominium complex based in Delray Beach, Florida, has completed a refinishing and sustainability ...

Take Live Travel Information on the go this Summer with National Rail Enquiries
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- National Rail Enquiries is urging all passengers travelling by train over the busy summer period to make use of its many free online and mobile services which provide real time information about train ...

Conscious Journeys Posts 2013 Tibet Volun-tourism Trips
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Conscious Journeys offers a balanced blend of cultural immersion, sustainable traveland volunteerism excursions to Tibet for professional volunteers and student groups. Volunteers can also work on community-based tourism projects such as building ...

San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Treasure hunters lured to tourist destinations with geocaching
Geocaching, a form of high-tech treasure hunting that utilizes clues from a GPS device, is being harnessed by tourist destinations as a new way to draw visitors and encourage them to explore. Five locations from Washington, D.C., to Park County, Colo., ...

UN tourism chief Taleb Rifai gives carbon tax warning
The Australian
THE UN head of tourism says the carbon tax should be used to make travel more efficient, not price tourists out of the market.

Firms expected to ease up on trips
Los Angeles Times
The group predicts a rebound in travel spending next year, up 4.7% to $268.5 billion, but that was with the assumption that Europe's economic woes do not worsen. More adults to work during summer vacation. With more Americans worried about the ...

Los Angeles Times

A music festival that is all wet
Boston.com (blog)
for a four-day, three-night all-inclusive vacation at the Gr...Get this deal · Boston.com · Home · Today's Globe · News · Your Town · Business · Sports · Lifestyle · A&E · Things to do · Travel ...Chris Klein is a regular contributor to Globe Travel ...

Irish travel agent to boycott Mauritius holidays
Irish Independent
AN IRISH travel agent has stopped selling trips to Mauritius ... out of solidarity with the McAreavey and Harte families.

Irish Independent

News to use
Chicago Tribune
Useful travel news, Web sites, advice and other tidbits. ... Gate 1 Travel has a seven-day fly-and-drive trip to Costa Rica that includes round-trip air from Miami, six nights' lodging and a rental car for seven days. Price is from $699 per person ...

Relax visa rules for tourists from developing countries, says UN
The Australian
While the tourism industry has bemoaned the high Australian dollar for making Australia less competitive as a destination, Mr Rifai told The Australian visa requirements and easier international travel should be seen as a greater priorities. "The cost ...

Vacation Spending: Credit or Debit?
Packing for vacation inevitably involves some decision making: Do I bring extra sunglasses? Flip flops or sandals? But a more important question is whether you should use a credit or debit card forvacation spending. Debit cards, of course, prevent you ...

UN tourism chief Taleb Rifai hails Gillard Government's departure tax compromise
Herald Sun
A UNITED Nations tourism chief has welcomed the Gillard Government's compromise over hiking the departure tax as he attacked bureaucrats plundering travel revenue without helping the industry.

Gate 1 Travel Unveils New Brand - Discovery Tours
MarketWatch (press release)
Each trip features distinct cultural offerings and active outdoor experiences and includes visits to locales far from the typical tourist circuit. "Our group size has allowed us to create truly unique itineraries that visit special ... Gate 1 Travel ...

Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic's first space tourism flight will
By Donald Melanson
Richard Branson has long said that he'd be on board Virgin Galactic's first commercial space tourismflight, and he's now confirmed that will take place.

Monday is For Travel – Whatever
By John Scalzi
I'm heading back to Ohio after a nicely busy ComicCon. I have Internet on the plane but will be using it to catch up on some work rather than be here. I know, what sort of person am I to prioritize work over this blog. Even so. Have an excellent ...

Arizona cities say tax owed by travel websites
By Dustin Gardiner
Arizona cities say tax owed by travel websites, A group of Arizona cities contends online travel sites such as Expedia and Orbitz often are not paying enough in taxes, depriving local governments of precious revenue.
azcentral.com | news

5 tips for taking great travel portraits | CNNGo.com
By Derrick Chang
When traveling, I take more of an interest in the local people and their culture and customs than the scenery. My goal when taking travel portraits is to convey a sense of place, the personality of my subject and the local culture all in one photo.

Help a Reader Travel – Iceland - Deals We Like
By dealswelike
4 Comments. Welcome to another post of helping a reader travel! As I've mentioned before, I have not been to every destination (unfortunately), but do get questions from friends and other blog readers on all sort of travel destination questions.
Deals We Like

Nepal Tourist Arrivals Up Nepal tourism sees healthy growth ...
Global Travel and Tourism Industry News · Australia/ NZ & Pacific · Hawaii · USA & Canada · Carib/Central/South America · Europe & Israel ... Along with international promotional programmes and national tourism campaign, Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011, Nepal successfully re-established itself as a tourist destination in the international market, states the Economic Survey Report 2011–12. According to the report, total tourist arrivals during the year increased by 22.1 per cent as ...

Wikimedia Might Launch Wikipedia Style Travel Website
By James Johnson
Wikipedia is known for providing up-to-date, user aggregated content that is generally seen as accurate and timely. With that in mind Wikimedia, the not-for-profit organization that powers Wikimedia is mulling over the possibility of launching a ...
The Inquisitr

Hue builds on its successful tourist industry — TalkVietnam
By mrhoi
Together with Hue 's historical sites, festivals and community tourist events are attracting even greater numbers of visitors to the central province than... ... The Vietnamese · Photos · Features. You are here: Home / Travel / Hue builds on its successful tourist industry ... The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in conjunction with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have recently carried out a project called 'developing community tourism.' It was originally ...

Costa Concordia disaster spawns shipwreck tourism for Italian island
Msnbc.com's travel team examines the issues of the day and, of course, the joy and hassle of traveling. ↓ About this ... a tourist from Naples asks, excited. Yes, he can. ... But islanders are growing tired of this shipwreck tourism. 87-year-old ...

Travel Latest Good News On The Tube 16072012 - News ...
TRAVEL LATEST - GOOD NEWS ON THE TUBE! Posted 16 July 2012 2:41pm. The Club is delighted to announce, after several seasons of disruption on the ...

7 Compact, Carry-On Gadgets for Travel - Yahoo! News
Check out these seven travel tech wonders that'll keep your travel lightweight, efficient and prepped for productivity. Got any other hot travel gadgets?

Scribol | What Is Eco Tourism, Anyway? 20 Green Travel Tips
20 Green Travel Tips. What Is Eco Tourism, Anyway? 20 Green Travel Tips http://scribol.com/node/1376941. 10 Islands Where You Can't Drive A Car. 10 Islands ...

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