Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Google to add Frommer's travel brand to local review offerings

Google to add Frommer's travel brand to local review offerings
Los Angeles Times
Google is acquiring Frommer's travel brand from John Wiley & Sons Inc. for an undisclosed price in a deal that could help the search giant compete against online review stalwarts like Yelp, CitySearch and TripAdvisor. The deal is expected to close ...

Will Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt give Jamaica tourism a jolt?
"The impact of his sprinting will have an effect on the island for many years to come and will help Jamaica attract more and more sports travel tourists." Bolt is no stranger to selling his country's charms: The tourist board tapped him for three ...


Trade body says UK tourism slumped during Olympics
LONDON -- The Olympics brought less tourist money to recession-hit Britain than businesses had hoped for, a trade group said Monday, with a majority of tourist companies reporting losses from last year. A survey of more than 250 tour operators ...

Olympic Legacy: What's Next for the UK Hotel Industry?
Located in Dorset on the south coast of England, Weymouth and Portland provides some of the best natural sailing waters in the UK, with facilities on land to match. Weymouth and Portland already had world-class sailing facilities, but some enhancements ...


Orbitz wants you -- to lead the (Vacation) Party
NBCNews.com (blog)
Declaring that vacations are 100 percent awesome, yet concerned that only 57 percent of Americans take all of their vacation time, the online travel company has announced that it is seeking aVacation Party candidate who will “cut the vacation deficit ...

Recommended: New travel guides target convention cities
NBCNews.com (blog)
Moon Travel Guides, published by Avalon Travel, hopes to make it a little easier to enjoy the convention cities during time off by offering free downloadable e-book copies of “Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg” and “Moon Charlotte.” The 2012 Republican ...

Spain wildfires kill 2, prompt tourist evacuations
The Canary Islands are a popular tourism destination for Europeans, but the fires have not created severe disruptions, said Sean Tipton, a spokesman for Britain's ABTA travel industry association. "Resorts have not been affected by the fires, though as ...

Hipmunk's new travel tool offers aid to small offices
USA TODAY (blog)
By Dennis Schaal, Special for USA TODAY. Updated. Comments. If you're an executive assistant, office manager or just the one who ends up planning all your company's travel, then Hipmunk has a nifty solution to help resolve your coordination woes.

USA TODAY (blog)

TUI Said to Consider Bid for TUI Travel Unit
TUI AG is considering an offer for the Central European tourism operations of its TUI Travel Plc (TT/) unit as the owner of Europe's largest tour operator seeks to more closely integrate the two companies without making a full takeover, according to ...

Summer travel season ends, gas prices jump 9 cents in Orlando
As the summer travel season comes to an end, drivers are paying more for retail gasoline, with prices at the pump jumping 9 cents in Orlando and 11 cents statewide, according to motorist group AAA. During the past week, gas prices in the Southeast ...

TEXT-Fitch ups Routes Travel to 'Fitch BBB(ind)';otlk stable
(The following statement was released by the rating agency). Aug 13 - Fitch Ratings has upgraded India-based travel services provider Routes Travel Limited's (RTL) National Long-Term Rating to 'Fitch BBB(ind)' from 'Fitch BBB-(ind)'. The Outlook is Stable.
Google Acquiring Frommer's Travel Brand: Zagat Integration ...
By Sarah Perez
Google is in the process of acquiring the Frommer's travel brand from the publishing company John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in what is a further effort to beef up its Google+ business information listings service. The deal is nearly closed, according to ...

Sail Away With These 10 YouTube Travel Channels
By Brandon Smith
This assembly of travel channels will inform you about the cuisine, scenic spots and cultures of dozens of destinations.
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Spend your vacation with one of these 18 software downloads
By Mark Wilson
The release of Windows 8 draws ever closer and this means that there is a slew of apps being updated to add support it. Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8 is one such program, giving you the chance to backup and restore your data free ...

Google Is Buying Travel Company Frommer's - Business Insider
By Jay Yarow
Google is acquiring travel company Frommer's for an undisclosed amount, the Wall Street Journal reports. This is an unexpected move from Google, but it fits with its local content. Don't forget, Google bought Zagat and integrated that content ...

Google Acquiring Frommer's Travel Brand: Zagat Integration ...
Google is in the process of acquiring the Frommer's travel brand from the publishing company John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in what is a further effort to beef up its ...

Google dives deeper into travel world, plans to acquire Frommer's ...
Google announced plans on Monday morning to acquire the travel publishing brand Frommer's from John Wiley and Sons for an undisclosed sum. The deal is ...

Tourist warning over wildfires - World News - MSN News UK
On La Gomera, one of the less popular tourist destinations in the Canaries, is Garajonay National Park, a world heritage site. It contains prehistoric woodland, ...

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