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  • Turkey during turkey month?

    Oct 25, 2007 / 9:32am / in Air Travel, Asia, Country News, Culture, Europe, Exchanging Money, General, Money, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Turkey is a country that has a unique culture at an important point in its history, facing questions of religious and regional identity. Although it has always been an exotic, beautiful, somewhat off-the-beaten-path alluring destination, this time of sweeping change makes Turkey an even more exciting place to be right now. The timing works out well in this case, as the lovely autumn climate and many deals on flights are currently rolling in.

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  • Subprime Problems vs. Labor Day Travel

    Aug 21, 2007 / 12:03pm / in Country News, Exchanging Money, Travel Tips, International Travel

    For those thinking of traveling abroad this Labor Day weekend, the problems with subprime lending may serve to keep you grounded.  The downturn in the US economy, mainly as a result of the housing recession will cause many people to change their minds about that vacation.  But those that do venture abroad will find things a lot cheaper due to the recent appreciation in the US dollar. 

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  • Tourism News – US

    Aug 17, 2007 / 9:08am / in Country News, International Travel

    According to the Chicago Tribune, expediting passports may soon be a thing of the past. With the increase of passport applications after 9/11, and new laws stating that crossing any country boarder (including Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean) now requires a passport, the State Department is overwhelmed with passport processing.

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  • Tourism News - Midwest

    Aug 15, 2007 / 9:44am / in Country News, International Travel

    Denver Business Journal stated this week that the Dollar and Thrifty rental-car services around Denver, Colorado are starting to offer services where car renters can pay a fee up front to cover toll payments on the E-470 and surrounding toll routes (though the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group is actually based in Tulsa, Oklahoma).

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  • Tourism News – Northern Ireland

    Aug 13, 2007 / 11:12am / in Country News, International Travel

    Three weeks ago, Belfast Today made it public that Ryanair is going to start daily flights to Liverpool, East Midlands and Glasgow, in an attempt to increase tourism. In fact, 10,000 of the first seats are for sat at £10. But the destinations are also to extend to Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, Brussels and Pisa. Ryanair is hopeful that this will increase the amount of visitors in Belfast, and will also create almost 300 jobs at Belfast City Airport.

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  • Tourism News – Morocco

    Aug 13, 2007 / 10:13am / in Country News, International Travel

    Reuters Africa published an article last month, stating that there has been a sudden fall in tourist visits to Morocco. For the last few years there seemed to have been a huge boom in the Marrakesh tourist industry. But all that was brought to a halt by what hotel managers and officials are calling an ‘increase in activity by Islamic militants’.

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  • Tourism News – Czech Republic

    Aug 13, 2007 / 9:43am / in Country News, International Travel

    The Prague Daily Monitor recently published an article claiming that Russia is discouraging Russian tourists from traveling to the Czech Republic by introducing stricter visa procedures. Many Russian travel agencies, for example, have already removed offers for trips to the Czech Republic. In its place, travel agencies are suggesting countries such as France, Slovakia or Poland.

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  • Tourism News – Thailand

    Aug 13, 2007 / 7:18am / in Country News, International Travel

    According to ABS-CBN, despite the tsunami in 2004, Thailand’s tourism is still thriving. In 2006 alone, there were around 14 million visitors. The Tourism office quickly started a new “Amazing Thailand” campaign to promote Thailand post-tsunami, and more recently there has a “Seven Amazing Wonders of Thailand” campaign that incorporates culture and heritage to attract tourists.

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  • Tourism News – Hungary

    Aug 10, 2007 / 7:26am / in Country News, International Travel

    Naturist tourism, though already mainstream in Western Europe, has begun to pick up speed in Hungary, according to Oringo and Caboodle.

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  • Tourism News – Belize

    Aug 10, 2007 / 5:46am / in Country News, International Travel

    According to Belize publication, Lovefm, The Belize Carnival Association has officially launched this year’s carnival season. It is claimed that this season will be much better organized, and will be affiliated with the National Institute of Culture and History.

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