Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NM Tourism report shows 5 percent rise in visitors

NM Tourism report shows 5 percent rise in visitors
CBS News
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tourism was up nearly 5 percent in New Mexico last year, marking a shift in momentum that is creating new jobs and pumping millions of new dollars into the economy, officials announced Monday. At a press ... The positive report ...

Mauritius's Slowing Tourism May Mean Drop in Growth Rate
Mauritius tourist arrivals in the six months through June were below official forecasts, signaling a probable slowdown in economic growth this year. Air Mauritius (AML) Ltd. and hotel stocks declined.

Travel chaos? What travel chaos? The view from the 'queue' at Heathrow as ...
Daily Mail (blog)
Still, I stiffened my upper lip, put my best foot forward, enjoyed the unfailingly warm and cheery farewells of Russia's own passport bureaucrats – and readied myself for an odyssey through Heathrow that, I assumed, would be longer than the duration of ...

Jet-setting Hillary Clinton breaks travel record
Fox News
If diplomatic achievements were measured by the number of countries visited, Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the most accomplished U.S. secretary of state in history.

Messy, Inaccurate, Confusing: Study Finds Corporate Travel Managers Waste ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Travel data can play a key role in helping travel managers control travel spend, increase compliance, negotiate with suppliers and manage safety and security risks - but data management systems need to be improved. Research released by the GBTA ...

Family travel tips: Best travel apps for kids (blog)
Summer travel is in full swing! As you pack up the kids for the mapped-out road trip, or get them geared up for long security lines at the airport, make sure you've got enough on hand to keep them occupied...

Online travel companies win again in court over tourist taxes
Orlando Sentinel
Tourist tax: Online travel companies have won another round in a legal dispute with Florida counties that argue the firms weren't paying enough in tourist taxes. ... Previous Story More Orlando Business | Business, tourism, theme park news Next Story » ...

NextGreatPlace comes to market combining vacation club, concierge and travel ...
The startup aims to offer a tailored service by rolling up the vacation club, travelagency and concierge experiences into a single concept and says no one else offers a hybrid model of travel agency service combined with the best the internet has to ...


Disney World Free Dining Vacation Packages Released
Sacramento Bee
PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pixie Vacations - An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, announced today Disney's release of Free Dining for the Fall of 2012. ... Package for select dates at the Walt Disney World® Resort this fall. Disney Free Dining travel ...

Preparation is key for a rewarding snowbird travel season
Sacramento Bee
CNW/ - Spending the winter in the sunny south sure beats contending with the ice and snow of our Canadian winters. If you are truly going to enjoy the fruits of the snowbird lifestyle experience, preparation is key. The most important consideration is ...

Fashion Checklist: What to Pack for Vacation
Fox News
What to do when you want to pack everything for your vacation. Monica Diaz says follow the motto: pack light and it will be alright. ... There are a few essential pieces you need no matter where youvacation. The rest are fashion pieces depending on ...

Tuesday Travel Ticker: The Thames' Olympic yacht club
Los Angeles Times
10-11, at the Little America Hotel and Resort . . . . Speaking of "SNL," former star Kevin Nealon will... Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger Mary Forgione likes to hit the dirt when she's onvacation. An avid hiker and runner, Mary likes ...

A Triathlete's Travel Tips
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Ironman announcer and triathlete Whit Raymond spoke to the Journal about racing in the Borneo jungle, beating immigration queues in Tokyo and compression-sock etiquette on planes.

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Travel Matters: Making Meaning In Faraway Places
Huffington Post (blog)
Contradictory economic forces have merged to intensify a growing trend in travel: the mass pursuit of meaningful experiences. ... You can flaunt your vacation while drawing attention away from what it cost. You can practically apologize for having to ...

Dutch, US authorities investigating needles in airline sandwiches
CNN International
Dutch authorities joined the FBI on Tuesday in looking into who put needles into sandwiches aboard four Delta Air Lines flights on Sunday.

Pacific Island Tourism Businesses Gain Access to Professional Online Assistance
San Francisco Chronicle
The new websites are also optimized for third-party distribution if any hotels wish to sell their rooms via a selection of 40 online travel agencies. Presentations and orientations are followed by photo shoots and digital-content collection sessions at ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Travel News, Parramatta Eels Dept.
The Atlantic
But mysteriously the article left out an important travel tip: how to bring back, safely, bottles of Three Sheets Pale Ale, from the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, long renowned as the best brewpub in Australia. The Lord Nelson home base in Sydney, as it ...

Southwest Airlines To Provide $1.2 Million In Free Travel For America's World ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DALLAS, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) announced today that it will provide travel to help make the dreams of more than 3000 of America's Veterans come true. As the official commercial airline of the Honor Flight ...

Travel smart in the summer heat
Gettysburg Times
And with the onset of the summer heat, you have likely made vacation plans to head towards a cooler climate, or towards water, or both! When pets are part of the household, we often have to make that difficult decision: Do we bring the pets, or leave ...

Medical tourism continues to boom - The Nation
Medical tourism continues to boom. More and more foreigners are seeking medical treatment in Thailand each year, with 2012 expecting to see 2.53 million foreign patients generating... - National

Freestyle: Summer vacation edition – Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of ...
A vacation in my hometown brings me back to Honolulu with fresh eyes, good memories and new suggestions for your next few days and nights.
Honolulu, Hawaii Calendar of...

Founders launch Thai version of travel site - The Nation acts as a broker between property owners and customers, providing a secure platform for people in the region to list free of charge their spare rooms, entire apartments or vacationvillas for short-term rental, with service fees being collected only when an actual booking is made. ...Since Phuket is still one of the |most popular destinations in the region, Fuad flew to the resort island yesterday to present his business concept to the local media and property owners. - Business

UN tourism chief Taleb Rifai gives carbon tax warning - Junk Science
By Editor
UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary general Taleb Rifai said revenue from the tax on aviation should be invested in harnessing and promoting green travel. The recently introduced carbon tax is imposed on domestic aviation ...

Spain's low-budget Olympic bid | FP Passport
By Joshua Keating
Passport, FP's flagship blog, brings you news and hidden angles on the biggest stories of the day, as well as insights and under-the-radar gems from around the world. Read More. Passport Entire Site. See Full List. Abu Muqawama · Andrew ...
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