Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cuba lifting travel restrictions; underwater video of Fiji

Underwater footage shot whilst scuba diving in the Fiji islands and Tonga. Featuring colorful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish, sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves, scuba divers and much more marine life from the south Pacific.

Cuba lifting much-reviled travel restrictions
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will scrap much-reviled travel restrictions starting in January, easing most Cubans' exit and return, state media said on Tuesday, in the communist island's first major immigration reform in half a century. The Cuban government ...

Tourism Ban Lifted in India's Tiger Parks
New York Times (blog)
These guidelines limit tourism to 20 percent of the core areas of tiger reserves and national parks, or the areas where tigers are believed to travel, breed and hunt. The agency's guidelines said “regulated low-impact tourism” would be allowed in ...

New York Times (blog)

In Georgia, where guest is God, tourism thrives
BATUMI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's Black Sea resort of Batumi was once a bleak site: Roads were dotted with potholes, the city was pitch dark at night, running water was scarce and the city's best hotel was infested with rats. Today Batumi glitters with ...

Iowa Tourism Conference kicks off Wednesday at Prairie Meadows (blog)
The Iowa Department of Economic Development co-hosts the conference with the Travel Federation of Iowa, a grassroots tourism advocacy group, to maintain and increase tourism numbers, Lode said. “We offer general sessions and smaller breakout ...

Deal Experts' On-Board Travel Essentials
Huffington Post
Each year, Travelzoo's Deal Experts log hundreds of thousands of miles in the air, traveling from office to office as well as taking part in Travelzoo's Experience program, where we take the same vacations booked by our 25 million subscribers worldwide.

Air travel from Mumbai, Delhi to get cheaper; ADF to be abolished
Daily News & Analysis
Domestic and international air travel from Mumbai and Delhi is set to become a cheaper, with the civil aviation ministry on Tuesday, deciding to abolish the airport development fees (ADF) levied at the two airports. ADF will be abolished from January 1...

Daily News & Analysis

SC nod to resumption of tourism in Tiger reserves
Zee News
SC nod to resumption of tourism in Tiger reserves New Delhi: With the Centre formally notifying fresh guidelines on tiger conservation, the Supreme Court today cleared the decks for resumption of tourism activities in the areas reserved for the wild cat.

Zee News

North Americans: Travel Abroad This Fall and Save With Avis
"Research by the International Association of Travel Agents indicates that the fastest-growing passenger destination areas for North American travelers are expected to be the Middle East (11.3 percent), Africa (7.5 percent), and the Asia-Pacific region ...

Is it Possible to Travel Faster Than the Speed of Light? [STUDY]
By Eric Larson
A new study suggests that the speed of light may be theoretically broken.
Mashable » Tech

Travel Photography Inspiration Project: New Zealand
By Peter West Carey
Emerald waters. Snow capped peaks. It seems too good to be true. Let's take a look through the lens of fellow DPS readers . This is the fourteenth country we are covering the DPS reader fueled DPS Travel Photography Inspiration Project.
Digital Photography School

Online travel site readers vote NAIA-1 as worst Asian airport for ...
Readers of online travel site “The Guide to Sleeping in Airports” voted Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA-1) the worst airport in Asia for 2012. This year's survey garnered 18190 responses, the biggest in 16 years since ...
GMA News Online

Cuba scraps exit permits for citizens to travel | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Cubans will no longer require an exit permit for foreign travel from January 14, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, the latest in a trickle of reforms enacted on the communist-ruled island. The government has also extended the period citizens ...
The Raw Story

Halloween Costumes For Travel Lovers |
By Laurel Miller
Is your love of travel part of your identity? Have you trawled every Southeast Asian backwater, and explored the twisting streets and alleyways of a.

Cuba Eases Restrictions on Foreign Travel
Government says it no longer will require its citizens to apply for exit visa to travel overseas, will extend amount of time they can remain abroad.

Govt to let Cubans travel freely - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will no longer require islanders to apply for an exit visa, eliminating a much-loathed ...

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