Keyword: tourism

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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
    8 killed this weekend in Chicago
  • 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...
  • Violence in Cancun, other hotspots threatens Mexico's tourism industry

    03/31/2018 5:57:04 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 31 MARCH 2018 | DAVE AGREN
    Tourists taking the ferry from this tourist town to the island of Cozumel now walk down a wharf lined with police, heavily armed soldiers and bomb-sniffing dogs. Those safeguards came after a Feb. 21 explosion ripped through one of the ferries, injuring 24 people, including five Americans. Explosives were later found on another ferry owned by the same company.
  • US news website names Hanoi among 13 best places to visit in March

    03/14/2018 8:16:30 PM PDT · by cba123 · 100 replies
    Vietnam plus ^ | VNA Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:14:00
    As winter's cold grip loosens on Hanoi, the city has been named one of the ideal travel destinations for March by American-based Business Insider. (please see the link, for the full article)
  • Cancun has a major murder problem

    03/13/2018 5:50:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 12, 2018 | Kate Schneider
    While Cancun is known for its spectacular white sand beaches and turquoise waters, the tourist hotspot is in the grips of a brutal and growing crime wave that threatens to leave it a ghost town. Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, things are so bad in Cancun that the murder rate has doubled in the past year — with 169 killings in the first half of 2017.
  • Young British men are arrested near Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temples for 'pornographic [tr]

    01/28/2018 5:15:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 27, 2018 | Richard Sears and Charlie Bayliss
    A prisoner who was arrested in Cambodia for what police describe as 'pornographic dancing' with young women tourists say they are innocent and insist they do not know why they have been arrested. Police in Siem Reap, the popular town close to the famous ancient temples of Angkor Wat in the north west of the country, said the tourists would be appearing in court at a time to be announced.
  • Great Barrier Reef tourism spokesman attacks scientist over slump in visitors

    01/12/2018 4:27:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    While not disagreeing there was work to be done on the reef’s health, McKenzie accused Hughes of exaggerating the damage, which he said has been detrimental to the region’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry. “I think Terry Hughes is a dick,” he told Guardian Australia. “I believe he has done tens of millions of dollars of damage to our reef in our key markets, being America and Europe. You went to those areas in 2017 and they were convinced the reef was dead. And people won’t do long-haul trips when they think the reef is dead.” McKenzie said in 2016, tourism growth...