"The US and many other governments refuse to pay ransom when someone is kidnapped and held to ransom. You should follow their example and not pay off this character. Then ignore him. He should have had insurance for his equipment, anyhow. And he…"
"I have been writing about travel health and safety on www.frommers.com for several years now and am glad to see this group getting started. I recall that years ago, an esteemed colleague advised me not to write about travel health and safety, as it…"
"Just like the missionaries who went to Hawaii to do good and ended up doing well, you can donate to relief in Japan and profit a tiny bit. Donate to the American Red Cross through the American Airlines website and earn 250 or 500 miles on your…"
"There are plenty of reasons, but two stand out in my opinion: (1) they seem to be unable to plan far ahead where tourism or tourism promotion is concerned. I tried to get meetings there for the Society of American Travel Writers, either the…"
"I lived there 8 years and created the first Fodor guide to Japan. I got the impression they wanted foreign tourists as part of their diplomatic policy more than for economic resons. They have a very healthy domestic tourism market in any case,…"
"Arizona has a lot of snow birds, as does Florida. The snowbirds in AZ are mostly from the western USA, though I know people from New York City who winter in AZ, as well as retirees from the midwest. I don't think FL should advertise directly that FL…"
"Yes, it's good as we need a tourism board to promote travel here from foreign countries. $10 is nearly the cost of 4 liters (about a gallon) of gas (petrol) in some European countries (e.g. Netherlands), so the price shouldn't put anyone off from…"
Maralyn D Hill said:This sounds great. You may want to encourage aspiring writers from your past classes to enter the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association WiFTy Scholarship contest. Guidelines and…"
"This sounds great. You may want to encourage aspiring writers from your past classes to enter the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association WiFTy Scholarship contest. Guidelines and application are on www.ifwtwa.org home page in the upper…"