Monday, November 19, 2012

China's ecotourism; Great cruise deals

China's green shoots of ecotourism | Travel | The Guardian: "A new eco-resort in Zhejiang province, two hours from Shanghai, is hoping to improve China's reputation for sustainable tourism - China usually makes headlines for its environmental protests, and pollution. It is the world's largest emitter of CO2 gases and 70% of China's rivers and lakes are contaminated. As such "green" hasn't really featured as a selling point for travel to the Middle Kingdom. Until now. A new retreat tucked among the bamboo forests and tea plantations of Zhejiang province – a two-and-a-half-hour journey from Shanghai – has become a highly comprehensive ecoresort. The Naked Stables Private Reserve has been built to provide sustainable tourism in some of China's prettiest countryside. The 60-acre reserve is trying to become the first resort of its size in Asiato achieve platinum certification in the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design programme."

Set sail with great cruise deals
Herald Sun
BOOK and pay a deposit by January 31 for a small ship Baltic Sea cruise with Beyond Travel and receive a 25 per cent discount off the cruise price. The 11-day Sweden, Russia and Finland itinerary is a round-trip from Stockholm on the modern tall ship ...

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Chicago Tribune
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Ultimate Vacation Packages featuring Carnival Cruises
CBS Local
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Local caregiver wins cruise
Princeton Daily Clarion
Melissa Vaughan, a Newburgh family caregiver with multiple sclerosis providing round-the-clock care to her 89-year-old mother, Barbara, who has Alzheimer's disease, is the winner of the CaregiverCruise Giveaway sponsored by Home Instead, Inc ...

Royal Caribbean Execs Sell Near 52-Week High
Royal Caribbean Cruises is enjoying a recent 52-week high stock price after strong earnings and executives of the cruise line have cast off some holdings, selling 50,388 shares for $1,441,495 in direct sales that may have included stock acquired by ...

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