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  • Korean Tourism Organization Launches DMZ Tour Packages

    10/22/2018 12:38:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Korea Bizwire ^ | October 22, 2018 | Lina Jang
    SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Tourism Organization announced yesterday that it had developed three travel packages that allow tourists to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The first package, the “Hwacheon DMZ Mt. Seorak Train Tour” had a total of 80 people leaving Busan and Miryang by train to make stops at the Observation Deck in Hwacheon, the Peace Dam, Bimok Park and other attractions. On the last day of the tour, visitors enjoyed the autumn foliage at the Jujeongol at Mangyeongdae Pavilion in Seoraksan National Park. The second program had 40 retired shipbuilding workers from the...
  • The other side of Korea: Art, food and history

    10/18/2018 9:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ary Hermawan
    A group of Indonesian journalists, including The Jakarta Post, was invited by the Korea Tourism Organization to join a familiarization trip to South Korea. A number of Asian journalists and bloggers from Malaysia, Singapore, China and Japan also took part in the three-day trip. It was raining on the day we arrived in Seoul, South Korea — a typhoon was approaching and a festival meant to welcome autumn was canceled. In many other cities, such a situation would turn a perfectly planned holiday into an expensive misfortune. But not in Seoul, a city so vibrant that not even bad weather...
  • Terror in Paradise: Trinidad and Tobago Is Now a Jihad Hotspot

    10/11/2018 7:44:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/11/2018 | Todd Bensman
    The Ministry of Tourism for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago hosts a website extolling the many exquisite charms of the “true Caribbean” to be found there. The islands offer rich history, culture, biodiversity, and lodging with views “to die for.”Of late, though, a diaspora of Trinidad and Tobago emigres have preferred the views in Syria and Iraq, and the company of Islamic terrorist group ISIS. At least 130 of T&T’s 1.2 million citizens left their white and turquoise shorelines to fight with vicious Islamists half a world away. How did that happen? “Entire families went,” including at least...
  • 'Trump Slump' doesn’t exist, says head of US tourism

    10/10/2018 10:49:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 10, 2018 | Hugh Morris, Travel News Editor
    The controversial presidency of Donald Trump is not having a negative impact on the American tourism industry, the man in charge of marketing the US to the world has told Telegraph Travel. A number of sources earlier this year and last reported that the number of international visitors to America was down as much as 5 per cent, losing the US economy up to £140million a week, according to the Global Business Travel Association. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) said that arrivals fell by 4 per cent in the first six months of 2017, in the wake of...
  • Waikiki hotel housekeeper alleges a member of a S. Arabian royal entourage grabbed, threatened her

    09/26/2018 11:10:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | September 25, 2018, updated September 26, 2018 | HNN Staff
    WAIKIKI, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - An incident at a Waikiki hotel involving a member of Saudi Arabia's royal entourage is now under investigation by the Honolulu Police Department. Royal Hawaiian Hotel housekeeper Jackelyn Bautista says that an entourage member grabbed her arm when she couldn't open a locked door to an adjoining room. She says she then hid in a closet for about 20 minutes until a maintenance crew arrived. On Tuesday, she discussed the incident with the media, recalling feeling threatened when the alleged suspect grabbed a hanger. "The guest holds a clip hanger and a wire hanger ... staring...
  • Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    09/03/2018 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ptsal · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-Sept-2018 | staff Associated Press
    <p>LEXINGTON, Va. — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.</p> <p>The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.</p>
  • Vidanta, Latin America's Leading Luxury Resort Company, Is Hiring for Your Next Dream Job

    08/22/2018 11:48:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 22, 2018
    Vidanta announces 'World's Best Job' campaign with $120,000 salary to spend a year vacationing at Mexico's most beautiful beaches for a living MEXICO CITY, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vidanta, a collection of premier entertainment and destination resorts across Mexico, announced today the launch of the "World's Best Job" global campaign, where one lucky candidate will land the dream job of a lifetime. Boasting an impressive hotel portfolio located along some of the most coveted beaches in Mexico including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Acapulco, Puerto Peñasco, and Puerto Vallarta, Vidanta's "World's Best Job" campaign seeks a brand ambassador...
  • Book about Filipino women taken offline in Korea

    08/20/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | August 20, 2018
    MANILA - A book about Filipino women written by a Korean man has been removed from online book retailers after complaints that it is "obscene and racist." According to The Korea Times, the e-book "How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines" received flak after a tweet about it spread earlier this month. Many expressed concern about the book's content, which talks about how to deal with Filipino women from a Korean man's perspective. The book's author, identified only as "Kevin Cho," urged his readers to "make the best use of Filipinas, who can give unforgettable memories." "Even if you...
  • Duck Boat Tour Operator sued for $100M (Atty: "Ban Duck Boats once and for all."

    07/31/2018 6:41:26 AM PDT · by golux · 68 replies
    GCaptain ^ | 7/30/18 | D. Kruzman
    ...The boats, modeled on the amphibious landing craft used in the D-Day invasion, have a checkered history including more than three dozen fatalities on water and land, including the Branson sinking, according to the complaint. “This tragedy was the predictable and predicted result of decades of unacceptable, greed-driven, and willful ignorance of safety by the Duck Boat industry in the face of specific and repeated warnings that their Duck Boats are death traps for passengers and pose grave danger to the public on water and on land,” the complaint said. Robert Mongeluzzi, an attorney for the families, told a news...
  • There Are Melania-Themed Products Sold In Slovenia To Celebrate The First Lady

    07/22/2018 11:12:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Bustle ^ | July 22, 2018 | Caitlin Cruz
    There's wine, honey, chocolate, and cake. No, this isn't a theme park gift shop, a local market, or a store at the airport hawking last-minute gifts to bring home. They're First Lady Melania Trump-themed products sold in Slovenia and her local hometown. Reuters reported back in January that Melania was helping boost tourism in Slovenia as the country announced its fourth consecutive year of record tourism in the country. Seventeen percent more foreign tourists visited Slovenia in 2017, according to the country's statistics office. The country reported that the number of American tourists increased by 24 percent in November. Since...
  • SF’s appalling street life repels residents — now it’s driven away a convention

    07/02/2018 3:02:19 PM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 53 replies
    In a move that is alarming San Francisco’s biggest industry, a major medical association is pulling its annual convention out of the city — saying its members no longer feel safe. “It’s the first time that we have had an out-and-out cancellation over the issue, and this is a group that has been coming here every three or four years since the 1980s,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of S.F. Travel, the city’s convention bureau.
  • San Francisco Is Such A Dirty Dump The Tourism Industry Is Begging The City To Do Something

    05/29/2018 9:34:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Natural News ^ | May 28, 2018 | Jayson Veley
    If what radical leftists and environmentalists say about conservatives is true - that they don’t care about the environment and that they are polluting the entire world - then it would seem that more conservative areas of the country like Texas and the Midwest would essentially be gigantic trash heaps. On the contrary, following that same logic, areas of the country that are controlled by leftists should be clean as a whistle. Why, then, are tourists currently begging the liberal city of San Francisco to clean up their streets? It's true - San Francisco is quickly turning into a dump,...
  • 8 killed this weekend Chicago

    05/28/2018 4:58:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
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  • Tourists complain as Sweden becomes more cash-free

    05/27/2018 3:14:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 27 May 2018 10:21 CEST+02:00 | TT/The Local
    As Sweden moves ever closer to a cashless economy, tourists are starting to complain, according to state promotion agency Visit Sweden.Ewa Lagerqvist, the agency’s chief executive, told Sweden’s TT newswire that Germans, who frequently use cash at home, expect to be able to do so in Sweden as well. “The Germans want to avoid the charges which banks take out on card payments, but they also cite deep-rooted privacy concerns when they consider why they want to be able to use cash,” she said. “For the Brits, it’s more purely the bank charges which annoy them.” Tourists also complain that...
  • Border tourism booms since meeting of 2 Korean leaders

    05/20/2018 12:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | May 21, 2018 | IANS
    Tourism to security-related sights near the border between North and South Korea has boomed since the leaders of the two countries met last month, media reports said on Sunday. The number of visitors to tourist sights near the border has gone up 30 per cent, from 1,200-2,300 per day in the same period last year to 1,500-3,000 per day, Yonhap News agency reported. The sights include a tunnel constructed by North Korea for invading the South and the Dora Observatory from which the North Korean village of Kaesong is visible. The local government also ascribed the rise in the number...
  • Melania Trump tourism: First lady's hometown Sevnica lures visitors

    05/09/2018 2:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | May 9, 2018 | John Malathronas
    It may have brightly painted walls and leafy gardens, but Savo Kladnik Elementary School is unlikely to be on anyone's must-visit travel list. Or at least that was the case until November 2016, when a certain former pupil -- Melania Trump -- was revealed as the next first lady of the United States. Now Savo Kladnik, named after a political activist slain in World War II, is one of the key stops on a tour of the Slovenian town of Sevnica where the third Mrs. Trump spent her formative years. While the rest of Slovenia has been somewhat slow to...
  • Global tourism's carbon footprint is four times bigger than thought, study says

    05/07/2018 9:22:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 5/7/2018 | Susan Scutti
    Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed, new research says. Some gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, trap heat in the atmosphere, producing a "greenhouse effect," and so make the planet warmer. The amount of greenhouse gases released by a particular activity is referred to as its "carbon footprint." The increasing carbon footprint of global tourism between 2009 and 2013 represents a 3% annual growth in emissions, according to University of Sydney researchers. Their paper was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
  • How to visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone

    05/06/2018 6:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kate Springer
    All eyes are on the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) right now, where South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in April and vowed to bring peace to the peninsula. Even the US President could be on his way there. A source told CNN in May that Kim Jong Un has agreed to meet President Trump at the DMZ, a no-man's land about 30 miles north of Seoul that was established in the 1953 Korean War Armistice Agreement. Dividing the peninsula like a scar, the 160-mile-long treaty zone isn't just a strategic political meeting place...
  • Fewer people are visiting Las Vegas. One insider thinks hotel resort and parking fees are to blame

    05/03/2018 8:43:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 169 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 5/2/2018 | Jay Jones
    Daily resort fees and parking charges are rising and spreading in Las Vegas, adding as much as $45 a day to visitors' hotel bills. The publisher of Las Vegas Advisor blames the extra charges for a recent decline in the number of visitors. "Everyone hates resort fees, but the parking [fee] is even worse," said Anthony Curtis of Las Vegas Advisor. "Everyone wants some kind of comp, [and] the most basic comp is free parking. That was the one comp that everyone got." The Advisor, a decades-old, monthly newsletter highlighting what's new in Vegas and featuring deals for visitors, provides...
  • Venice tourist crackdown SPREADS across Italy - Anger as Capri and Garda near ‘EXPLODING’

    05/01/2018 7:10:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | UPDATED: 00:06, Tue, May 1, 2018 | By Alahna Kindred
    THE TOURIST crackdown in Italy is spreading to Capri and Lake Garda after Venice introduced radical measures against holidaymakers. The Island of Capri wants to follow Venice in bringing in crowd control measures, which saw the installation of check points in some of the most congested parts. The mayor of the island just off Naples said with two million tourists a year the destination could “explode” from the weight of visitors. Hotels and B&Bs on the island had already reached 90 percent for the first long weekend of the high season leading the Capri Mayor Gianni De Martino to reconsider...