Saturday, July 21, 2012

Travel Picks: Best travel bargains around the globe

This week's best travel bargains around the globe
Washington Post
Southeast Florida's Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina has an early-booking discount. With the Book Early and Save offer, pay ... or $200 on stays of four or five nights. For example, two people buying round-trip air from Washington Dulles to Nassau and staying six nights at the Atlantis Coral Towers hotel normally pay $2009, including all taxes; with the deal, the price drops to $1659. Book by Aug. 20; travel Aug. 10-Dec. 26. .... questions every Monday at noon. Let us help you plan your next vacation.

Travel Picks: Top 10 cities for street food
Chicago Tribune
Related; Travel Picks: Top 10 cities for street food · Tourists select food from a street vendor on Khao San Road, a favourite tourist destination in the old section of Bangkok. Few places in the world, if any, are as synonymous with street food as Thailand.

Kayak shares rise nearly 30 percent in debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of travel website Kayak Software Corp. are up nearly 26 percent in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq. Kayak jumped $6.70, or 25.8 percent to hit $32.70 around noon Friday. The stock's gain moderated somewhat in its first ...

The Vacation Kingdom of the World: Rediscovering Adventureland
USA TODAY (blog)
For the frequent Walt Disney World guest—an increasingly expanding group thanks to the success and popularity of the Disney Vacation Club—there is a tendency to overlook the details or skip attractions all together. It's easy to take the "magic" of Disney for ...

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Arctic Svalbard
Chicago Tribune
Related; Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Arctic Svalbard · A ship travels on the Isfjorden near Longyearbyen on the Norwegian Svalbard islands · Snow-covered mountains look over the Isfjord in Svalbard. The Svalbard archipelago on Europe's northern edge is probably the remotest and ... Your guide will carry a rifle, will know how to use it and most importantly, will know how to scare off a bear because killing them is absolutely the last resort. So, begin your weekend by taking one of the many organized daytrips out of ...

Ireland eyes displaced Londoners for tourism lift
DUBLIN (Reuters) - As Olympic athletes arrive, the Irish tourist board is hoping to lure weary Londoners away from a fortnight of potential transport gridlock at the Games. Its new video advert, featuring Irish TV and film actor Chris O'Dowd, shows one Londoner reaching his city workplace in the same time that it takes another to travel to idyllic rural Ireland. Ireland's proximity to Britain has made it a possible beneficiary of the London Olympics as it tries to boost tourism numbers which have stagnated so far this year.

GBTA and Egencia® Research Shows Travel Professionals Gaining Control of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. and BELLEVUE, Wash., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Report Ranks Top 10 Most Important Factors in Defining Policy. Travel professionals are playing an increasingly large and influential role in shaping and controlling ...

Israel eases West Bank travel for Ramadan
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Israel eases West Bank travel for Ramadan. July 20, 2012. (JTA) – Israel is easing travelrestrictions for West Bank Palestinians for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Israel reportedly also told its soldiers that when possible they are to refrain from ...

Picking a Travel-Worthy Credit Card
For years, so-called travel cards -- credit cards that earn miles or include other travel-related benefits didn't go all that far. But today, experts say may firms are piling on the perks. New cardholder bonuses on some cards are topping 40000 points -- the ...

TRAVEL: Southwest's 2Q profit rises on revenue increase
North County Times
The airline said Thursday that second-quarter profit soared 42 percent on record revenue. Southwest's average one-way fare topped $150, up 5 percent from last summer. Plenty of passengers were willing to pay the higher prices as the peak vacation season ...

Weekend Preview: With Cup off, NASCAR circuits travel to Chicagoland
Yahoo! Sports
Justin Allgaier has some ground to make up to catch the four-driver breakaway atop the Nationwide Series. For Allgaier, there's no better place than his home track. The Riverton, Ill., native has plenty of motivation to defend his Chicagoland Speedway win ...

Tanzania: 'Marine Travel Needs Safeguards'
THE Zanzibar boat accident involving MV Skagit has highlighted the need for boating safety, as several survivors say the deadly accident could have been avoided. "We started screaming for help at around 1.30 pm (local time) after seeing harsh waves.

NASDAQ Welcomes Travel Site KAYAK (NASDAQ:KYAK) to The NASDAQ Stock ...
KAYAK is a travel search engine that allows users to research and compare hundreds of globaltravel sites on one comprehensive, fast and intuitive platform. KAYAK was founded in 2004 by the co-founders of leading online travel agencies, Orbitz, Expedia ...

10 Tips For Better Vacation Photographs (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
Summer is typically when most families travel on vacation, and more likely than not, you'll be traveling with a camera. Any photographer -- professional or amateur -- can use simple tips to help them take better vacation photos. During the past decade, I've ...

History Here app is perfect for summer travel | TUAW - The Unofficial ...
By Mel Martin
History Here for iPhone is a clever take on travel discovery apps. The app comes from The History Channel and A&E Networks.In a nutshell, the app.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Gogobot, A Travel Site Founded By Ex-Myspacers, Is Going ...
By Julie Bort
The site now has 2 million registered users. That's doubled in the last 60 days.

The Fallen Angel: The Best Vacation Read Available for The ...
By Hugh Hewitt
Vienna was home to 23 synagogues prior to World War II, only one of which outlasted the Nazis --the Stadttempel, which was constructed in 1825 and 1826 and which survived Kristallnacht in November, 1938. This beautiful house of worship ...
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Is Green Travel Possible? – Eco Matters - State of the Planet
By CERC Guest Blogger
Category> General Earth Institute Tags> costa rica, eco matters, ECO-TOURISM, GREEN TRAVEL, sustainability, sustainable energy, sustainable travel, travel, WORLD TOURISM DAY, WORLDTOURISM ORGANIZATION. By Mikel Alian. The World Tourism Organization (UNTWO) predicts there will be 1 billion international tourist arrivals in 2012, growing to 1.6 billion by 2020. Imagine if each of the 4.3 million daily commuters on the New York City subway took an international flight.
State of the Planet

Bellroy Travel Wallet
By Josh Rubin
Any seasoned traveler knows that a system for securely stashing credit cards, cash, tickets and a passport in one easy-to-access place greatly reduces stress while on the road. Unfortunately, this typically means wearing a bulky travel wallet ...
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Get the look: travel wear - in pictures | Fashion | The Guardian
Get the look: travel wear - in pictures. Our top four high-street holiday clothes. Share · Tweet this · Email ·, Friday 20 July 2012 16.30 BST ...

4 Best places to travel for adventure
If you answered yes to any of these, a typical beach vacation or cruise just won't ... and you are asked to travel with one of the park's very knowledgeable (and ...

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