Monday, July 23, 2012

Super-rich shell out for island paradise

Super-rich shell out for island paradise - Telegraph: "The UK residential property market may be in a prolonged slump, not so the sale of private islands. Despite the global economic crisis, super-rich investors are continuing to snap up their own little pieces of paradise. From palm-fringed atolls in the South Pacific to heather-clad outcrops off the coasts of Ireland and Canada, demand is intense, according to the head of the world’s biggest island-selling agency. Farhad Vladi, the founder of the Vladi Private Islands agency, has 400 islands on his books, from the fjords of Scandinavia to Venice’s lagoon and the limpid waters of Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. The most expensive, an island in the Bahamas, has an asking price of $48m (£31m). Its name and location is available only on request to trusted clients – the sale is subject to a confidentiality agreement imposed by its “very well-known owner”, Mr Vladi said."

AIDS travel restrictions should be lifted, UN says
“There are still 46 countries, territories and areas that apply some form of restriction on the entry, stay and residence of people living with HIV (“HIV-related travelrestrictions”),” said a statement from UNAIDS, a United Nations organization battling the disease.

Multinational Corporations Call for End to HIV Travel Ban
Voice of America (blog)
Multinational Corporations Call for End to HIV Travel Ban. Posted Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 at 10:35 am. Chief executives from leading international corporations are calling for an end to restrictions on travelers who are HIV positive. Two dozen corporate ...

CEOs Call on Countries to Lift Travel Restrictions for People Living with HIV
"HIV-related travel restrictions not only hurt individuals, they also hurt businesses,” Bergh said. “In today's competitive landscape where global business travel is essential, we need to be able to send our talent and skills where they're needed. We call on ...

Tourism campaign, weak dollar lure foreign vacationers to Oregon Coast
Bend Bulletin
The weak U.S. dollar may play a role in attracting Europeans, but Lorna Davis, executive director of the Newport Chamber of Commerce, says the bulk of the credit goes to Travel Oregon, the statetourism commission. “Travel Oregon is recognized as being ...

Colombia Tourism Makes a Comeback
Fox News
That was the bold motto of the marketing campaign launched in 2008 to kickstart tourism to Colombia. Confronting head on Americans' perceptions of Colombia as a dangerous country, PROEXPORT, Colombia's tourism, foreign investment, and export ...

5 Travel Destinations That Will Get You High
It's often said that travel broadens the mind, but my mind is blown away by the view from an airplane. Four hours on a coast-to-coast ... To reach this aerial enlightenment, it's not enough to travel by flying, as my sister recommended. You have to travel to where ...

Vacation homes may see premiums jump
Scranton Times-Tribune
Some owners of vacation homes may see premiums on their secondary residences rise under the National Flood Insurance Program. Congress recently approved a five-year extension of the program, which subsidizes mandatory insurance for properties in ...

5 Money Saving Travel Apps
Business Insider
(Photo credit: Wikipedia). As we head into the heart of summer, now's the perfect time to shed light on a few popular travel-related apps that will save you money. ... Ever wondered if a specific tour orvacation outing was worth the money? Use the Trip Advisor ...

Travel to Switzerland is made easy with a direct flight
Travel to Switzerland is made easy with a direct flight. Next Image > < Previous Image. SWISSTOURISM. A 30-minute ride up Mount Pilatus on the "the world's steepest cog railway" offers spectacular views. MARCIA BIGGS. The River Sarine runs through Fribourg's Old Town. French ... We opted to visit Mount Pilatus with what the tourist office touts as the "Golden Roundtrip" — a 90-minute scenic boat ride across the lake to the base of Pilatus, then a 30-minute trip up the mountain on "the world's steepest cog railway.

International travelers boost tourism along coast
The Register-Guard
“They loved it,” said Jon Rahl, director of tourism marketing for the Seaside Visitors Bureau. “That being a pretty low, landlocked Eastern European country, for many of them it was the first time they saw the ocean. It kind of brings out the little kid in everyone.” ...

THREE DOTS, NO COM: The Lord of No Rings' vacation was royally interrupted
North County Times
While I've been fortunate to travel through this line of work, the Bahamas has never been a destination. .... A buddy was at the Atlantis resort in the sunny Caribbean when he saw that signature slicked-back white hair and pricey loafers. My pal knew it was who ...

7 Tips For Nomads On A Budget
Huffington Post
I'm also something of a budget travel expert: I've traveled for months at a time on $50 per day (or less!), on multiple occasions. No matter how big or small your travel goals, these money-savingtravel tips will help you minimize the cost of even the grandest ...

Israeli tourism minister to hold ceremony at site of Burgas terror attack
Focus News
Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov will travel to Bulgaria Monday in an effort to retain tourism ties following the deadly terror attack that killed five Israelis in the resort city of Burgas last week, The Times of Israel reported. Misezhnikov is scheduled to meet ...

Americans Travel Great Distance for a Few Warm-Ups
New York Times
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Diana Taurasi and her United States women's basketball teammates are used to crazy travel schedules as a result of playing in the W.N.B.A. and overseas. So the pre-Olympic training trip that has the Americans traveling a ...

TRAVEL: Bodie offers ghostly trip back in time
North County Times
We stopped in Bodie as part of our vacation in Northern California, which included a drive through the small Sierra towns along Highway 395. Having worked in the Sierra Nevada as a reporter years ago, I had long wondered about the remote ghost town but ...

Travel advice: Can we take a canal boat break - for the day?
Daily Mail
... Mail on Sunday Travel Editor. PUBLISHED: 09:58 EST, 22 July 2012 | UPDATED: 09:58 EST, 22 July 2012. Comments (0); Share. This week, The Mail On Sunday'sTravel Editor answers the query of a reader who fancies a waterborne holiday in the UK.

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American Express Platinum Charge Card
USA TODAY (blog)
Features: In terms of benefits, this is your ordinary credit card, so I do not know where does the word 'travel' credit card come into the picture. Yes, they have a couple of tie-ups and these will give you some free flights and stays, but the product proposition is ...

Travel guides: '30 Mosques in 30 Days' blog
San Jose Mercury News
30 Mosques in 30 Days, a blog by Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq, For the past three years, Aman Ali, 27, and photographer Bassam Tariq have spent Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (it began this year July 20), visiting a ...

Smithsonian: Coming Soon: Your Vacation To The Moon
By Smithsonian
... first man to set foot on the moon. Nowadays, the idea of vacation on the moon is gaining traction with the American public. ... U.S. Destinations; International Destinations; TSA; Foodie Travel. More. Log in Create .... Although no company is yet offering trips to the moon's surface, NASA, judging lunartourism to be imminent, has already begun putting measures in place to protect important historic sites on the moon's face, such as the Apollo 11 landing site. What will visitors see when ...
The Full Feed from

BMWK Weekend Travel Guide: BRW is Back! | Black and Married ...
By Kirstin Fuller
Foodies get your taste buds ready! Baltimore Restaurant Week is Back! Summer is the perfect time for food, fun, great destinations and everything in between.
Black and Married With

Business travel convention coming to Boston -
BOSTON (AP) — As his company aims to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the head of AMR Corp. and American Airlines Inc. will discuss the airline's restructuring and how it will affect business travel at a business travel industry ...
Business Heds Index

Inhabitat's Week in Green: liter of light project, space tourism and a ...
By Inhabitat
Inhabitat's Week in Green: liter of light project, space tourism and a 'Hyperloop' train. By Inhabitat posted Jul 22nd 2012 10:00AM. Feature. Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean ...

Laos, Vietnam tourism and cultural cooperation mapped out : Lao ...
The ministers in charge of tourism and culture in Laos and Vietnam have agreed in principle to make their newly-initiated tourism forum a yearly event, as a platform to boost tourism growth in both countries. ... Dr Bosengkham agreed with his Vietnamese counterpart's proposal that relevant sectors of both sides should hold further talks, in an effort to create better conditions to smooth travel for Lao and Vietnamese tourists throughout each other's countries. The two ministers agreed to ...
Lao Voices

Ecuador's Tourism Minister visits mangrove project : Kaieteur News
By KNews
Mr. Freddie Ehlers, Minister of Tourism for Ecuador, who was accompanying, Ricardo Patino, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration on a visit to Guyana for a bilateral meeting, had been invited by Guyana's Acting Minister of Tourism, Irfaan Ali, on a tour of the mangrove site. Said Minister Ali, “Minister Ehlers was ... From the Centre, they used the horse cart which is fast becoming the preferred method of travel for tours in the Mangrove Reserve. They stopped along the way to ...
Kaieteur News

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 ...
Yakima Herald-Republic Weekly News

Rihanna Flaunts Her Bikini Body On Vacation [PHOTOS] | The Russ ...
By The Russ Parr Morning Show
As Rihanna cruises around the Mediterranean during her vacation, her Instagram tells a story of sexy swim attire, endless nights of fun and an unlimited fountain of liquor! Take a look at these photos of Rihanna in relaxation mode.
The Russ Parr Morning Show

Kashmir tourism the problem of plenty Lastupdate:- Sun, 22 Jul 2012 ...
Kashmir s tourism is in a state of crisis today The crisis emanates from the problem of plenty From a deserted land few years ago to the one swarmed by huge number of tourists everything seems to be overwhelmed Our fragile environment abysmal infrastructure ... In the absence of such a structure and environmental codes and standards, crude concretisation of natural streams and development of cement concrete footpaths near glaciers in Kashmir's prized tourist resorts is horrible.
Greater Kashmir:News

WyBlog -- How I spent my summer vacation wandering aimlessly on ...
By Chris Wysocki
How I spent my summer vacation wandering aimlessly on the beach playing mini-golf. And... I'm back. Hope Nadz and Rich (and Myron) kept you folks entertained. From the drive-by's I did through the comments it seems like quite a lively ...

Professional vacation taker? - Yahoo! Answers
Professional vacation taker? My friend told me th… ... Answer Questions in Air Travel · What happens if 17 year old misses connecting flight? Where do I get ...

Inside Steve Wozniak's 50-Pound Travel Bag - Electronics - Newser
(Newser) – You may think your laptop computer, e-reader, and cell phone are too much to carry, but they're nothing compared to the contents of Steve Wozniak's ...

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