Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Midweek July Fourth, and economy, keeps holiday travel flat

Midweek July Fourth, and economy, keeps holiday travel flat
The Seattle Times
"In general, we think that travel from last year is pretty flat," said Shane Norton, a director at IHS Global Insight, which provides economic forecasting and research for AAA. ... That helps explain why families don't seem prepared yet to splurge on ...

Space tourist trips to the moon may fly on recycled spaceships
Fox News
Declaring that he is ready to sell tickets and that a 50 percent return on investment could be achieved in three years, Dula told the Royal Aeronautical Society's third European space tourismconference on June 19, "At $100 million to 150 million [per ...

Americans who decide to travel get a longer holiday this year
Americans who decide to travel get a longer holiday this year. July 02, 2012 09:46 GMT. %reldate(2012-07-02T09:43:36. NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans who decide to go away this July Fourth holiday have more free days this year. That's because July Fourth ...

Saudi warns citizens against travel to Lebanon
Sacramento Bee
The Saudi Press Agency says the kingdom is warning its citizens against travel to Lebanon because of instability.

North Carolina Will Travel for July 4th
North Carolina News Network
(CHARLOTTE) -- Thanks to reduced gasoline prices, an improving economy and a midweek July4th, Independence Day holiday travel in North Carolina is expected to increase by 5 percent over last year, according to AAA Carolinas. More than one million ...

July 4 travel up 29 percent over last year, says AAA Colorado
Sky Hi Daily News
Coloradans continue to travel in high numbers, despite a sharp increase in costs from a year ago. Compared to a national increase in travel of 1.2 p (read more) ... AAA's Leisure Travel Index shows other vacation costs up from last Fourth of July ...

AAA Predicts Increase in July 4th Travel
Falling gas prices to get more Americans on the road for mid-week July 4th.

AAA: 42.3 million Americans to travel this Fourth of July
The Hour (blog)
Americans are expected to usher in the Fourth of July travel period with a bang this year, as an estimated 42.3 million travelers take to the road, skies and rails, according to AAA's national holiday survey.

Starwood Vacation Ownership Names Steve Williams New Chief Operating Officer
MarketWatch (press release)
He brings more than three decades of experience in growing the vacation ownership, fractional, residential and branded hospitality industries into this new role. Before joining SVO, Williams held key roles at Marriott Vacation Club and Fairfield ...

Gas is down and travel is up for this July 4th
“Patriotic Americans can add vacation days to the weekend before the mid-week holiday, after it, or even both this year, giving them [a] lot of options,” she said. “Couple that with lower gas prices, and Virginians are reporting that they will travel ...

Saudi Arabia warns citizens not to travel to Lebanon
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 2 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia hasurged its citizens not to travel to Lebanon, citing concernsover security in a country shaken by the uprising inneighbouring Syria, the Foreign.

Queen Elizabeth 2 now planned as floating hotel in Dubai
The ship will remain in the city state's downtown Port Rashid facility to serve as a tourist magnet alongside a proposed maritime museum and an expanding cruise ship terminal complex, officials said Monday. The plans are a twist on a more ambitious ...

Romneys' summer vacation full of competitive sports
The Seattle Times
WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Over the weekend, Mitt Romney began 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 from the stresses ...

EU, IMF officials travel to Cyprus to start negotiations on EU bailout for ...
Washington Post
NICOSIA, Cyprus — Officials from Cyprus' potential rescue creditors are on their way to the island nation to begin talks on the terms of a bailout, the country's finance ministry said Monday.

Travel Tags Named PEAK 2012 Grand Award Winner for the Plastic Cards - Gift ...
MarketWatch (press release)
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Travel Tags, Inc. and Nordstrom were honored at the 2012 Print Excellence and Knowledge (PEAK) Awards and selected as the Grand Award winner in PEAK's "Plastic Cards - Gift ...

Midweek July Fourth causes muddle for travel
Bend Bulletin
NEW YORK — Who knew the calendar could cause so much vacation heartburn?For the first time in five years Independence Day falls on a Wednesday, leaving travelers unsure when to celebrate and worrying those who make a living off tourists.“The midweek ...

Cheaper than bologna? Glut drives down Maine lobster prices ahead of tourist ...
Washington Post
PORTLAND, Maine — A glut has driven down lobster prices in Maine — bringing cheer to lobster-loving consumers at the start of the state's tourist season but gloom among lobstermen.

Fourth of July travel numbers may set record
Massillon Independent
Falling prices at the pump are one factor that could drive Fourth of July travel numbers to near record levels this week, just three years after it dipped to historic lows.

Midweek July Fourth: Does a Wednesday holiday mess up your travel plans?
Boston.com (blog)
Yoon S. Byun/Globe StaffFor the first time in five years Independence Day falls on a Wednesday, leaving travelers unsure when to celebrate, according to this Associated Press story. Taking a long weekend this week will involve dipping into more vacation...

Midweek Fourth makes for a long holiday
Worcester Telegram
“A lot of the girls here (at the Lunenburg Town Hall), and the Ritter Building, asked for vacationtime,” said Linda Douglas, administrative assistant to the town manager, so the decision was made to close Town Hall this week. ... Since July 4 falls on ...

Romney vacations at lakefront home in NH
Mitt Romney and his family -- all 30 of them -- are on vacation this week at their summer home on Lake Winnipesaukee near Wolfeboro, N.H.. ... The Romney family's summer vacation is like any other, filled with sports, water-based activities and other fun.


Travel Week: Always Take Care of Your Tires
Wired News
I take very good care of my car. I don't know much about cars, or care to, but I rely on my car on a daily basis. Especially now that I'm a single mom, I don't have any backup. So I take my car in for every scheduled maintenance, and check out every ...

Wired News

Travel Channel and Gaiam Release Mysteries at the Museum Season 2 on DVD
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced the release of Mysteries at the Museum Season 2 on DVD under its exclusive home video license agreement with Travel Channel.

Travel Channel and Gaiam Release Off Limits Season 1 on DVD
MarketWatch (press release)
TRAVEL CHANNEL ( http://www.travelchannel.com ) is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, ...

Obama taking a break at Camp David, Romney on vacation in NH, plus more to ...
ABC News
President Barack Obama is at Camp David until Tuesday with no public events on his schedule Monday, and Mitt Romney is on vacation in Wolfeboro, N.H., for the week. Obama has a bus tour planned in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday and Friday, and ...

AAA Mich: 1.4 Million Plan July 4th Travel « CBS Detroit
By sstoddart
An estimated 1.4 million Michigan residents will travel on vacation during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, up some 16 percent from last year and the highest number of projected state travelers since 2008, according to AAA Michigan.
CBS Detroit

Ethiopian tourism up 35 percent - eTurboNews
Global Travel and Tourism Industry News · Australia/ NZ & Pacific · Hawaii · USA & Canada · Carib/Central/South America · Europe & Israel · Middle East & Gulf · Africa ... Activities carried out to promote tourist sites in the country by the regional states and participation of the country in nine international tourism trade fairs contributed to the growth in the number of visitors. The trade fairs were organized in Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy, among others, the director said.

Geographic Travels: July 2012 Monthly Travel Photo: Little Round ...
By Catholicgauze
July 2012 Monthly Travel Photo: Little Round Top from the Valley of Death. An unique look at how geography ... Catholicgauze: A geographer who likes to virtually travel the globe E-mail: catholicgauze at gmail.com. View my complete profile ...
Geographic Travels

Travel Tip: Make a delicious detour at this Long Island farm stand ...
Fodor's | Travel Intelligence · Register | Login ... Travel Tip: Make a delicious detour at this Long Island farm stand. Posted by Deanna Cioppa on July 02, 2012 at ...

How I Spent My Seven Day Cruise Vacation | Nomadic Matt's Travel ...
How I Spent My Seven Day Cruise Vacation. By Nomadic Matt | Published July 2nd, 2012. Last week, I took a vacation. I was burnt out and needed some time to ...

Balmain Resort 2013 - Runway, Fashion Week, Reviews and - WWD
WWD.com is the authority for breaking news, comprehensive business coverage and trends in the worlds of fashion, beauty and retail.

Saudi warns against travel to Lebanon - One News Page
Saudi warns against travel to Lebanon ♦ Saudi Arabia urged its citizens on Monday to avoid travel to Lebanon, state media reported, amid escalating tensions ...

Starwood Vacation Ownership Names Steve Williams New Chief ...
Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc. (SVO) has promoted Steve Williams to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Williams, a 12-year veteran of the ...

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