Monday, October 15, 2012

Hobbit tourism scatters more of Tolkien's magic across New Zealand

Hobbit tourism scatters more of Tolkien's magic across New Zealand ...
By Toby Manhire, The Guardian
For millions, the Lord of the Rings films turned the country into Middle-earth. As the premiere of a second trilogy approaches, tour operators are ready for another bonanza. This time last year, New Zealand was under the spell of the Rugby ...
The Raw Story

Spending on business travel is slowing in 2012, trade group says
Los Angeles Times
But business travel spending is slowing down, perhaps a sign of anxiety in corporate America over the still shaky economy, turmoil in Europe and slower growth in China, according to a report by the Global Business Travel Assn., the trade group for the ...

Swissotel expands in China with new hotel (blog)
By Paul E. Kandarian, Globe Correspondent. Swissotel Hotels & Resorts is expanding its holdings in China with a new deluxe hotel being built in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, the transportation hub of south-central China. Swissotel Changsha ...

All About the Sanganai-Hlanganani - World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair
SANGANAI/Hlanganani --World Travel and Tourism Africa Fair is an annual Tourism trade fair organised by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA). It showcases the widest variety of Africa's besttourism products, and attracts international visitors and ...

TRAVEL: Local trip tips for Oct. 14
North County Times
TRAVEL ON TWO WHEELS: The Omni San Diego Hotel's Two Wheel Tourism package features an in-room "Get Fit" kit, picnic lunch for two, two round-trip ferry tickets to Coronado, free car and bicycle valet, and bike trail maps. Bike rentals and bicycle ...

travel | in transit Boston to Salem Ferry
Boston Globe
Even if it's aboard a catamaran ferry from Boston rather than a three-masted clipper from Canton, China, arriving in Salem by sea seems somehow fitting. After all, two centuries ago Salem was one of the world's great mercantile shipping capitals. These...

Boston Globe

Tourism in Mexico growing, thanks to non-American visitors
Denver Post
... the global economic crisis have all helped push down the number of U.S. visitors to Mexico in the past few years. In 2011, the number dropped to 19.9 million, compared with 20.3 million in 2008, according to the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism ...

Travel guru Rick Steves tells Vancouver audience why marijuana ...
By Jeff Mapes, The Oregonian
Travel expert Rick Steves has become the public face of a marijuana legalization ballot measure in Washington. On Friday night, he told a Vancouver audience why he has taken up the cause.
Clark County WA News

Does anyone have comments about Travel For Life? | Africa & the ...
Hi, I am discussing a safari trip to South Africa with an agency called Travel For Life ( I am interested to know if anyone has experience with them. Thanks in advance. Posted in the Africa & the Middle East ...

Scratch Travel Journal! - #50715 - NOTCOT.ORG
We are easing into tagging, see some posts tagged: home, autos, technology, gadget, gifts, cell phone, design, games, bathroom, change, toys, art, iphone, lighting, kitchen, architecture, travel, fashion, kids, tshirts, packaging, usb, furniture, ...

Best of Travel – Oct. 8-14, 2012 |
By Mark Stachiew
There are few places on this globe that are not visited by tourists, but some of those places don't see very many of them which is why several of this week's best travel stories from take us to destinations not frequently seen. Tanzania: Arusha Hosts First Pan-African Tourism ...
The event is being organized by the United Nations World Travel Organization ( WTO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.

Barcelona Street Scenes
About - News & Issues
See More About: barcelona · spain travel · mediterranean cruises · cruise photos. Barcelona is one of the Mediterranean's most popular embarkation ports. In addition, many cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean stopover in Barcelona for the day ...

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