July 2010 Blog Posts (40)

Forget The Mint: Fairmont Offers An iPad in Every Room

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Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 16, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Travel Blog Show for Beginners and Pros at THETRADESHOW

by Chris Russo, ASTA President and Chair



If you're not yet blogging about your travel adventures, you should be. Who better than you to let people know about the creamiest gelato in Rome, the best surfing beach in Baja, or the ways you save money visiting Southeast Asia? After all, when people are planning a trip, they want to know what real travelers have experienced, not just what the guidebooks tell them a place "should" be like. Travelers today are getting information from hundreds… Continue

Added by ASTA on July 14, 2010 at 10:10pm — 4 Comments

Who Took The "Sexy" Out Of Hotel Stays?

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In search of romantic couples or at least couples seeking a sexy stay, hotels promoted “intimacy kits” in their mini bars… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 14, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

So Just How Epic Is NCL's Newest Cruise Ship?

by David Paul Appell

Norwegian Epic cruise ship in Miami port

For weeks if not months now, I’ve been driving past huge signs blaring, “MIAMI-DADE WELCOMES NORWEGIAN EPIC” — and let’s not even talk about the barrage of radio and print ads of what was sounding like The Innovative Cruise Ship Phenomenon of the…

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Added by David Paul Appell on July 12, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Miami's Mexican Invasion (of Restaurants, That Is)

Mexican cuisine may be one of America's favorite "ethnics," and Miami may be the single most Latino city in the United States (not to mention an increasingly foodie town in many ways) -- but until recently, Miami has sucked soggy jalapeños when it came to high-quality, authentic fare from the land of tacos and tequila.



Instead, we had to make do with the same chains the rest of the country does: Baja Fresh, Chipotle Grill, Qdoba, On the Border, yada yada, along with an also… Continue

Added by José Balido on July 11, 2010 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Where The Oil Is And Is Not, And How Can You Tell?

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Where The Oil Is And Is Not, And How Can You Tell?



It's as much a matter of perception as it is of oil.… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 10, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Wine, Art, & Amazing Food in Laguna Beach, California

There’s nothing better than good wine. Then again, there’s really nothing more inspiring than great art. But if you think about it, what could be better than an amazing hotel near the beach and amazing places to eat? Luckily, in my search for the most unique wine venues in America, I got to experience it all in Laguna Beach, California.…

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Added by Linda Kissam on July 8, 2010 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

Emma plays footsie with the sand - Hotel Lungomare Leisure & Business, Rimini

Hotel Lungomare,…

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Added by Emma Kate Henderson on July 8, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Maria the Diva in Ecuador

On their quest to find out more about the birds of Ecuador, Adios Adventure Travel arranged for the Virginia Beach

Friends School 4th & 5th grade girls get up at 4 am to arrive at

the La Paz reserve, near Mindo, Ecuador, just to see the famous Andean Cock of the Rock. After glimpsing the

colorfully red bird, they continued their march through the jungle where

they saw an even more rare bird, the

giant antpitta… Continue

Added by Jacquie Whitt on July 7, 2010 at 5:35pm — 3 Comments

Avoiding Gulf Coast Oil Spill Charity Frauds and Job Scams

The good guys are volunteering and working overtime to undo the damage of the BP oil spill, the worst environmental disaster US history. Beware of frauds. The bad guys are out there scamming instead of…

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Added by Evelyn Kanter on July 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Going, Going, Gone! Bidding Luxury Vacations for a Buck





Going, Going, Gone! Bidding Luxury Vacations for a Buck





You won't hear the auctioneer's gavel drop, but if your winning bid is accepted, you could find yourself in luxury holiday digs in the US, Europe, Morocco, or wherever luxury properties are found and coveted.



Winning bid? One dollar.



And you won't even know where the place is until the auction is over, although there'll be plenty of visual and text… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 7, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Natural Ways to Clean up the Gulf

Mother Nature Has Her Own Solution to Clean up the Oil Spill in the Gulf

By Linda Ballou

I have a…

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Added by Linda Ballou on July 7, 2010 at 12:14pm — No Comments

LGBT Travel Industry Gathers in Buenos Aires For Third Annual GNETWORK360 Conference

By Roy Heale



In South America July usually signifies the cold of winter, but in Buenos Aires from July 21st to 23rd the temperature will heat up when hundreds of LGBT tourism industry professionals gather together for the third annual GNETWORK 360 conference. This important award-winning FREE…

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Added by Roy Heale on July 7, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Luxury Hotels to Lust After

The editorial team at Travel Intelligence loves a truly decadent luxury hotel. With that in mind, we've picked out some of our favourite global boltholes, with the sole purpose of inspiring hotel lust in all you lucky readers...



One& Only Reethi Rah, Maldives…



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Added by Travel Intelligence on July 5, 2010 at 7:09am — No Comments

Ku hoe he’e nalu: To stand, to paddle, to surf a wave.

Catch the stand-up paddleboard (SUP) wave in coastal NC and New England.

Added by Patricia Borns on July 4, 2010 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Google-ITA Deal Threatens Kayak, Orbitz, and Other Airfare Search Engines



Google-ITA Deal Threatens Kayak, Orbitz, and Other Airfare Search Engines



You can turn the faucet on, but whoever controls the water determines the flow. Or even if they'll be any water.



So, the 700 million dollar acquisition deal that that Google and Cambridge, MA-based ITA Software Inc., just inked, is very worrisome to Kayak, Orbitz, Trip Advisor, Expedia and any on line travel… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 4, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Muggle reports on grand opening of Wizarding World of Harry Potter

"All day the air rings with cries of “awesome’’ and “cool.’’ I have the feeling something transformative has happened, beyond what Universal expected. ... "

Story and gallery here.

Added by Patricia Borns on July 4, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Spanish Language Ring of Kerry Ireland -- Irlanda en Español

For our Spanish language colleagues and friends, our 1 minute, sound rich Travel Video PostCard on Kerry, Ireland in Spanish



Hope you… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 3, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ghana: Home to the Black Stars, But Also Much More Than That!

After dispatching the USA in their last game of the World Cup, Ghana are due to make history as only the fourth African team to reach the quarter final when they face Uruguay tonight. Ghana has already done better than four…
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Added by West Africa Discovery on July 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Arizona Immigration Bill Hurts Tourism. Other States Fearful

From From Kaleel
Arizona's Immigration Law Hits Tourism Hard



The last thing in the… Continue

Added by Kaleel Sakakeeny on July 1, 2010 at 10:36am — No Comments

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