Pets on your Disney Vacation? Sure!

Can’t bear to leave your pet at home while you travel to Central Florida with your family? Don’t worry. A new luxury pet resort to open at Walt Disney World Resort will provide the best care while you’re enjoying the local theme parks. Reservations are being accepted for pet boarding stays beginning Aug. 27, 2010, for the new Best Friends Pet Care Resort. After it opens, it will be the new central location for all...

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No impact on Florida Tourism from Oil Spill

The folks at the Florida tourism board want everyone to know that the Deep Water Horizon oil spill has not affected Florida’s waters or beaches. It’s not forecast to for at least the next 72 hours either. Currently, there are no impacts to Florida’s 2,276 miles of tidal shoreline and 663 miles of beaches. Our shores are clear and open for business. If you are planning a trip to the Sunshine State and are concerned about...

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Have you developed new travel habits?

Many, many studies have shown that a recession can cause travelers to modify their travel plans. But it’s generally expected that after the economy recovers, that business and leisure travel will return to previous levels. The trouble caused by the volcanic ash cloud appears to have more long term affects on travel habits. Articles, like this column in the UK Times suggests, that people will think twice before jetting away for a...

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If someone told you to jump, would you?

How many times have you been asked that question over your life? Well now you can answer yes as the Stratosphere Skyjump attraction is open for business. The attraction has been awarded the record for world’s longest commercial decelerator jump for its 829 foot fall. The only other SkyJump in the world is on Auckland New Zealand’s Sky Tower, where the fall is ‘only’ 627 feet. Video of some of the first jumps: Plus this one...

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Orlando Discounts for Travelers Stranded by Volcanic Ash Cloud

It sounds like flights to some parts of Europe have resumed today, but others continue to be delayed. If you’re stranded in Orlando, then you should know about some of the local attractions reaching out to provide you some hospitality. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is offering free one-day admission to any United Kingdom, Irish or Continental European tourists stranded in Florida due to the interruption in international...

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Airport goes extra mile during Volcanic Ash Crisis

With a giant volcanic ash cloud paralyzing air travel across Europe many passengers are stuck in the weird in-between world of airportlandia while they wait for mother nature to clear the skies. Turns out that when clouds of volcanic ash delays your flight you’re not entitled to compensation by the airline, so many have been forced to camp out at airports. Many for two days and perhaps longer. What’s an airport’s...

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