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Hotels alleviate pain of pump prices to draw visitors
from USA Today
Hotels across the U.S. are dishing out a wide array of fuel-related discounts to keep high gas prices from dampening summer vacation plans. The deals range from gas gift cards and free hotel nights to promotions in which travelers submit their gas receipts for reimbursement. There also are deals rewarding people who carpool or take mass transportation. More
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Selling and nurturing Brand America
from Travel Weekly
Arnie Weissmann writes, "Some people look with hope to the United Nations as the venue most likely to promote peace, further international cooperation and forge a future where people truly can gain a deeper understanding of one another. Me, I look to International Pow Wow." More
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International Pow Wow a boost for San Francisco tourism
from San Francisco Chronicle
This is only the second time in its history that International Pow Wow, a travel convention designed to sell American vacation packages to tourists abroad, has been held in San Francisco. Organizers called it a coup that they estimate will generate an extra $350 million from tourism for the city during the next three years. More
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Pow Wow to return to Orlando in 2015
from Orlando Sentinel
Orlando has snagged an important tourism industry convention for a second time in five years. International Pow Wow, a show that promotes U.S. destinations to international tour operators and travel buyers, has committed to a return engagement in Orlando in 2015. More
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'China fever' sweeps US tourism industry
from People's Daily Online
The International Pow Wow 2011, hosted by the U.S. Travel Association, kicked off in San Francisco on May 23. More than 5,500 delegates from 70 countries took part in the convention, and China's contingent to the conference included more than 100 groups. More
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Growing economy through travel, tourism
from U.S. Office of Public Engagement
U.S. presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett writes, "This week, I traveled with President Obama to two European countries. As always, this trip was a reminder that travel can broaden our horizons and reinforce longstanding friendships. Just as important, travel and tourism are key engines of economic growth." More
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No-Tourism Week
from Travel Weekly
Christopher Rodrigues surveyed the ballroom filled with travel industry executives. "We don't need Tourism Week," he said. "We need No-Tourism Week." An odd thing for anyone in the industry to say, but particularly odd coming from Rodrigues, who is chairman of VisitBritain. More
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Iris scanning: Best security tool you won't find at US airports
from Fox News
The best security technology available that would give the TSA an alternative to controversial body scanners already is in use worldwide — just not here in the U.S. And it won't be here anytime soon, either. More
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8 trends shaping the US hotel recovery
from HotelNewsNow.com
The story of the U.S. hotel industry's recovery is a good one — a tale of demand gains and rate increases and the return of corporate travel. It's one Bobby Bowers likes to tell. More
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