Friday, July 13, 2012

Tourism official: Chicago must curtail crime wave

Tourism official: City must curtail crime wave
Chicago Tribune
Chicago's extensive efforts to reinvigorate its convention and tourism industries could be damaged unless the city quickly defuses the violent crime wave that has exploded in its neighborhoods and.

Tourist raped in her Bronx hotel room
New York Daily News
A tourist was raped in her Bronx hotel room by a tattooed man she had talked to on the subway, police said Thursday.

New York Daily News

Chicago Tourism Chief Backtracks On Statement Murder Rate May ...
The head of Chicago's tourism and convention office is backing away ever so slightly from comments he made where he suggested the spike in the city's murder ...

Tourism Official Changes Story on Crime Between Tribune and Sun-Times
NBC Chicago (blog)
The President and CEO of non-profit tourism agency Choose Chicago, Don Welsh, told the Chicago Tribune Wednesday that the crime eruption could damage the city's efforts to renew its tourismindustries after thei...

Chicago Crime Impacting Tourism? City Tourism Official Suggests So, Then ...
Huffington Post
A city tourism official on Wednesday expressed concern that Chicago's persisting crime problem could be curtailing its push to drastically up tourism revenue, then later backtracked from that statement. Don Welsh, president and chief executive of ...

Official backs down from claim crime hurting city's tourism efforts
Chicago Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office swung into full damage-control mode Wednesday after Chicago's convention and tourism chief was quoted as saying that a 38 percent spike in the city's homicide rate and a troubling return to mob attacks downtown was hurting ...

Rwanda Tourism 'Not Affected By DRC Conflict'
The ongoing conflict in eastern Congo has not hindered tourism sector as mountain gorillas remain secure in Virunga National Park, their habitat. The assurance was made by Rica Rwigamba, the head of tourism and conservation in Rwanda Development ...

Tiffindel Ski Resort sells for R5.5m
Mail & Guardian Online
Tiffindel Ski Resort sells for R5.5m. ... Tweet. Businessman Lew Campbell has bought the Tiffindell Ski Resort at an auction and hopes to have it running again by 2013. Tiffindell Ski Resort. (Madelene Cronje, M&G) ...

SOS call for historic ocean liner docked in Philly
In 1968, Bill Clinton traveled tourist-class en route to Oxford University. Don't miss these Travel stories ... The liner's glory days were short-lived as air travel rose in popularity, however, and the United States was taken out of service in 1969 ...

Harford tourism manager appointed to state board
Baltimore Sun
Harford County Tourism Manager Winifred Roche is one of four new members of the Maryland Tourism Development Board recently appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.The board, which represents hospitality.

Baltimore Sun

Extra airport staff to ease passport queues only have basic training
The Guardian
Temporary border staff hired to shorten the passport queues at Heathrow and other south-east airports during the Olympics have no immigration background or experience, and have only received basic training, the official immigration watchdog has warned.

The Guardian

Air Travel: Why Are These People in Agony?
ABC News (blog)
Modern air travel brings with it a plethora of headaches and inconveniences. But in the video montage above, each frustrated airplane passenger is reacting to the same situation. Can you guess what they all have in common? Vote below and watch “20/20: ...

Space Tourism Set For Blastoff Next Year With Branson Family Leading The Way
International Business Times
The British tycoon behind the Virgin empire -- which spans cable television, airlines and space tourism -- will make the first trip a family affair with his son Sam and daughter Holly. The three are expected to fly 60 miles into space on the ...

International Business Times

New Disney World resort takes local TripAdvisor crown from Floridays
Orlando Sentinel
Disney's Art of Animation Resort, the first Disney World hotel built in nearly a decade, shot to the top of the popular travel website TripAdvisor this past weekend with fewer than two dozen reviews, most of them glowing. At least until Saturday, when ...

Businesses cut back on travel
The Seattle Times
Businesses cut back on travel. U.S. companies are scaling back their travel plans in response to Europe's financial crisis and uncertainty about the economy at home. American business travelers are expected... By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ. AP Airlines Writer ...

Michaela McAreavey murder trial: Mauritius tourism 'could be hit'
But while 22 per cent fewer Irish are now travelling to the Indian Ocean island in the wake of the crime, overall tourism rates continue to go in the other direction. For the first time Mauritius is forecast to attract more than one million visitors ... Brings Its Social Travel Guides To Mobile, With Full Offline ...
By Anthony Ha
The Oslo, Norway-based company is launching mobile apps so users can access its social travelguides on their phones. And you won't have to worry about getting a huge data roaming bill or having to stand around an unfamiliar city while ...

Not half bad. 6 of Japan's oddest tourism schemes |
By Kelly Wetherille
Not half bad: 6 of Japan's oddest tourism schemes. Thinking caps on (most of the time) as government, resorts and travel businesses look to bounce back. By Kelly Wetherille 12 July, 2012. Tweet. Odd Japanese tourism promotions Believe it ...
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U.S. tourist injured in Spanish bull run | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
It was made famous worldwide by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls. Agence France-Presse ...
The Raw Story

Jessica Alba Tweets Family Vacation Photos From Italy
By Dan Evon
Jessica Alba is currently taking a break from filming the sequel to Machete to enjoy a vacation in Italy with her mother and two kids. Alba has been flooding Twitter with photos of food, her kids, her mother, and of course, her little bikini.
The Inquisitr

11 Amazing Reader-Submitted Air Travel Facts - Mental Floss
By Andréa Fernandes
Last month, while Jason was flying home from Chicago, he asked readers to submit their most amazing facts related to air travel. We've combed through the submissions, fact-checked our favorites, and picked 11 winners. The winners will be ...

Russia using UFOs to boost tourism |
By Jason McClellan
Russian radio station The Voice of Russia reports that plans are underway to utilize UFO tourism to draw visitors to the Leningrad region of the country. A new tourist route will take visitors through the Vespian forests, and will visit the site of a ...
Jessica Alba Tweets Pictures Of Family Vacation | Vibe
“Happy to be here.” That's what Jessica Alba tweeted following the above picture of her and the family vacationing in Italy. Alba sent these out via Twitter, and we ...

Five slain in Mexico resort city | Watch the video - Yahoo! News ...
Watch the video Five slain in Mexico resort city on Yahoo! News Canada. A spate of violence in Acapulco claimes at least five lives, some of them taxi drivers ...

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