South Africa Pushes For Sustainable Tourism
South Africa needs to decide now where it wants to be in 2020 in terms of sustainable tourism, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.
Speaking at the opening of the annual Tourism Indaba (gathering) here over the weekend, he said the country’s tourism sector needed to take decisive action in joining the Green economic revolution which was underway in order to avoid being an industry which “raids our natural resources for short-term profit”.
American Airlines Agrees To Consider Merger Options
American Airlines says it is agreeing with creditors to consider potential mergers while it is still under bankruptcy protection.
American parent AMR Corp. says that the company and its bankruptcy creditors agreed to develop “potential consolidation scenarios,” but that didn’t mean it would pursue a deal with any particular party.
Still, Friday’s announcement suggested that events could be moving faster than AMR had expected since US Airways turned up the pressure for merger talks.
Family Guy tours take in show’s real-life sights in Rhode Island
Not many tourists head to Rhode Island, in the New England area of the United States, but fans of the comedy show Family Guy could soon be boosting the state’s popularity.
The local tourist board has sponsored a new tour which takes in the sights that appear in the animated cartoon about the dysfunctional American family, the Griffins.
Family Guy may be set in a fictional town called Quahog, but it takes a lot of its influences from real places dotted around the state, where producer Seth MacFarlane attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
InterContinental Hotels Group Announces Vacation Pay Promotion
U.S. residents planning their fun in the sun between May 14, 2012 and Sept. 3, 2012, will receive a $75 prepaid card when they stay two consecutive weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) nights at any of IHG’s 4,400 hotels worldwide. The promotion is an effort to arm traveling families with some extra cash during their vacations to pay for gas, attractions, or whatever they may need. IHG’s “Vacation Pay” promotion is valid for U.S. residents only and redeemable via rebates for a maximum reward of $300 per traveler.
For more information about “Vacation Pay” and to book accommodations, visit www.ihg.com/get75.