Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Luxury travel is making a slow rebound

Luxury travel is making a slow rebound
The investment bankers, Wall Street lawyers and other elite business travelers served by high-endtravel service Ovation Travel, for instance, are buying just 3% more first-class airline tickets this year than they were last year, according to Ovation ... 

Luxury Travel Misses The Point
Huffington Post
This weekend, I decided to travel with my boyfriend Henrique to the island of Koh Samet. Less foreigner-infested than sex tourism hotspot Pattaya, but approximately the same distance from Bangkok, Koh Samet provides a more "real" Thailand travel ...

Senkaku Fight Leaves Trail of Carnage in Tourism Industry
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Nothing like rising international tensions to cast a pall over tourism. Travel companies say they are seeing slowing business between China and Japan as the two countries ratchet up the rhetoric in a territorial dispute over a group of East China Sea ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Volunteer Tourism: Part I
Huffington Post (blog)
With 50 years of combined tourism experience between myself and my partner and mother Marcia Gordon, we have seen many examples of ways that travelers to Africa can engage with the communities where they are traveling. Some were amazing and ...

Tuesday Travel Ticker: Airlines want to deal directly
Los Angeles Times
It's an effort to steer people away from online travel agencies such as Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity, which charge the carriers commissions of roughly $10 to $25 a ticket. Frontier Airlines,, is the latest carrier to jump into the ...

US introduces travel curbs for citizens in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The United States has imposed travel restrictions for its employees throughout Pakistan following angry protest demonstrations against the anti-Islam film, the U.S. embassy said Tuesday. The restrictions have been ...

Richard Branson on space travel: "I'm determined to start a population on Mars"
CBS News
(CBS News) Virgin Airlines CEO, Richard Branson has revolutionized the travelindustry but the billionaire entrepreneur already has his sights sets on virgin territory. As the U.S. government closes its shuttle operation, Branson's Virgin Galactic is ...

CBS News

Travel to Canada dries up in July
Statistics Canada says travel to Canada in July declined 2.5 per cent in July compared with June, mostly because of fewer American visitors. The federal agency says there were a total of 2.1 million trips to Canada in July. Same-day car trips by U.S...

Travel Tuesdays: A Sense of Place
Wicked Local (blog)
I've been thinking a lot about how my sense of place affects me when I travel. When I first arrived in Niamey, Niger, for a few moments, my physical surroundings overwhelmed me. I found myself searching for something familiar-anything similar to ...

Wicked Local (blog)

Travel Channel's 'Travel Like A President' Launches Series Of ...
Politics is in the air, literally. With the first of its Travel Like A .. limited series of specials, TravelChannel is going backstage and wheels up with.

Travel & Leisure Magazine Ranks NYC As America's Dirtiest City ...
By skschust
The Big Apple moved into the number one slot after ranking fifth last year after 35000 readers were polled by the magazine. It also took first place for being the loudest and rudest city.
CBS New York

Travel Tuesday: Fall Family Getaways! | Black and Married With Kids ...
By Kirstin Fuller
We love a good discount on family getaways. Great Wolf Lodge wants your family to enjoy a fabulous fall getaway with a 20% discount for booking early.
Black and Married With

Beach tourism unaffected in Islamist-led Egypt - minister | Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian beach tourism is here to stay, the tourism minister in the Islamist-led administration said on Tuesday, saying any Islamic investment ...

Travel permits to Tibet! - Lonely Planet travel forum
Byblos provides the unique opportunity for individual travelers to travel to Tibet! Since June 2012, it is officially only possible to enter Tibet with a group of five ...

BBC - Travel - Toronto's shoe museum has sole : Arts & Architecture ...
Top 5 travel stories. Read. 1: Is Fire Island still a hotspot? 2: Medical tourism grows in Bangkok · 3: America's craft beer explosion · 4: The Paris coffee revolution ...

Travel Channel wants you to “Travel Like…” » Realscreen
The series of specials, detailing the traveling techniques of the rich, famous and powerful, will first reveal how to Travel Like a President.

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