Friday, August 10, 2012

Cuba says tourism income up 12.8 percent in 2011

Cuba says tourism income up 12.8 percent in 2011
Tourist arrivals continued to increase in recent years despite world financial difficulties, but travelers began spending less money, delivering a hit to one of Cuba's main sources of foreign income along with nickel mining and remittances. The $2.5 ...

Thursday Travel Ticker: London tourism and tall ships
Los Angeles Times
The London tourist boost, at first focused on the east part of the city, reached the retail and entertainment district in the second week as free contests and medal success for the host British team boosted subway ridership to new highs. The passenger ...

Top Chefs' Best Travel Tips | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides
When chefs travel, their appetites usually dictate the journey. We asked some of the more worldly toques for their best culinary rules of thumb when they hit the road. Here are their insider tips... Curtis Stone, host of Top Chef Masters, Around ...
Fodor's Travel News

Travel contest rewards the tech savvy (blog)
Are you good at social media, creating video clips, at least 18 and want to travel to China and India with a chunk of pocket money? Check out CheapOair's new "Traveler of the Year" competition that seeks those who can best show how to travel the world ...

Online travel sites skid into slow lane
Chicago Tribune
Global economic weakness, particularly in Europe, took a toll on online travel agents Wednesday. Shares of such household names as Chicago-based Orbitz and Priceline were slammed by investors after the companies issued weaker profit outlooks.

TUI Travel summer bookings boosted by poor weather
The Greek website of German tourism group TUI AG, owner of Europe's largest travel company TUITravel, is pictured on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken in Lavigny May 20, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Valentin Flauraud. By Rhys Jones. LONDON ...

Identity twist in NYC hammer attack on tourist?
The Associated Press
By By JENNIFER PELTZ – 1 minute ago. NEW YORK (AP) — When a Spanish tourist was abruptly pummeled in the head by a hammer-wielding stranger on a park bench last week, there seemed to be little mystery about who attacked him — a suspect was ...

Cayman to raise tourist taxes, work permit fees
The Associated Press
The announcement came two days after Bush scrapped a plan to impose a direct income tax on expatriates working in the famed no-tax financial center. It had outraged many on the islands, where financial services and tourism are the pillars of the economy.

Athletes' travel can cause sickness
Fox News
"The illness risk is not directly related to the travel itself, but rather the arrival and location of the team at a distant destination," the researchers wrote in the paper. The rugby tournament lasted for 16 weeks, and the players traveled between ...

Spot the sun, win free time in it (blog)
30, will net winners up to five free room nights, redeemable at their choice of nine resorts within theresort properties. The "Spot the Sun" game will feature a new photo daily on the "Spot the Sun" tab on the ... Or just grab special fares or ...

'Up to Speed' is one trippy travel show (blog)
Armchair travelers who find most travel shows a bit too slow — you know, earnest host visits exotic destination and waxes rhapsodic about the major landmarks — are about to get the chance to pick up the pace a bit. Premiering Aug. 9 on, “Up ...

Sylvester Stallone & Family: Yacht Vacation in Cannes! | Celebrity ...
By Just Jared
Sylvester Stallone & Family: Yacht Vacation in Cannes! Sylvester Stallone & Family: Yacht Vacationin Cannes! Sylvester Stallone shows off his muscles in black tank top while vacationing with his family on a yacht on Tuesday (August 7) in ...
Just Jared

Kim Kardashian: The Best Family Vacation Yet! - Celebuzz
By Kim Kardashian
Earlier this year, Kim Kardashian joined her famous family for a fun-filled vacation to the Dominican Republic. The episode aired a few weeks ago on Keeping.

Too Much Travel May Be Tough on Olympians - -
By Health Editor
As thousands of elite athletes gather in London to make their respective runs for gold, a new study suggests they face a higher risk of becoming ill if they travel across more than five time zones to get to a competition than if they compete at ...
Health News and Views

Tourist Falls Asleep On Airport Baggage Conveyor Belt, Goes ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
A Norwegian tourist got to experience a side of travel that no man has experienced before...probably.... A Norwegian tourist got to experience a side of travel that no man has experienced before...probably. The unidentified 36-year-old man ...
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A Permanent Connecticut Vacation - WSJ House of the Day -
An artist and her executive husband built this waterfront Westport, Conn., home around a simple idea – a permanent vacation by the shore. —Stefanos Chen ...

Stay like a king or queen in a thoroughly modern castle | Travel ...
The Landmark Trust's restoration of Astley Castle brings contemporary design alongside ancient crenellations and crumbling walls, for a castle stay with all mod ...

Travel Program Saves Billions for Federal Agencies
GSA announces the award of its cost-saving air travel contracts for 2013, saving taxpayers about $5.9 billion a year.

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