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Cheap Travel Destinations in the United States

Explore the United States for world-class travel on the cheap. (Photo: the united states on the world globe image by Gary from Fotolia.com )

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While many travel-hungry Americans are hard-pressed for time and money, a number of domestic destinations offer scenic beauty and adventure without breaking the bank. Some of the nation s top bargain locations these days are ones people might not expect, from hedonistic havens to quieter yet equally captivating natural sites.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is no longer an exclusive playground for the rich and famous. In the wake of the recession, Sin City resorts and other businesses are offering significant discounts to lure cash-strapped visitors back to the city. As of 2010, hotels and airfare from the West Coast to Las Vegas cost around $500, although how much you spend in the casinos is another story. Once in Vegas, visitors can take advantage of buffets under $10, such as those at off-strip hotels Fiesta Rancho, Gold Coast and Green Valley Ranch. Some of the city s free entertainment includes the Bellagio fountains show, Fremont Street s massive overhead light display and Treasure Island s pirate show.





26/12/2017

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Passport Requirements – Ottawa, Canada – Embassy of the United States

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Passport Requirements

Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, as of January 23, 2007, citizens of both Canada and the United States were required to present a valid passport at a U.S. Preclearance Facility — located at all major Canadian airports — prior to boarding their flight to the United States. Beginning June 1, 2009, it was established that travelers entering the U.S. through a land or sea border must present a passport or WHTI-compliant document. For more information on the WHTI, click here .

It is strongly recommended that all citizens of both Canada and the United States carry passports when crossing the U.S./Canada border. All persons, whether U.S. Citizens or foreign nationals, must present a valid passport or alternate approved travel document to enter or depart from the United States by air. Additional information is available at the following websites:

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) was mandated by Congress in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to strengthen border security and facilitate entry into the United States for citizens and legitimate international visitors. WHTI requirements for air travel took effect on 23 January 2007.

Since implementation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has and will continue to exercise its current authorities in unique circumstances to allow individuals subject to the WHTI requirements into the United States based on other evidence of identity and citizenship.

Travel document security remains a top priority for the U.S. Government. Both the 9/11 Commission and the U.S. Congress urged strengthening of travel documents to prevent entry of terrorists across our borders, reduce use of fraudulent documents, and speed up entry procedures.

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The general information above applies to both American and Canadian citizens. For the most detailed and up-to-date information, please refer to this State Department page, New Requirements for Travelers .

Additional related information can be found at the following pages:

  • Know Before You Go (an online brochure for Americans from U.S. Customs)
  • NEXUS — Frequent Traveler Program. for low risk pre-screened travelers between USA and Canada

For information on obtaining a passport, please visit the relevant section of this website .

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05/12/2017

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Traveling to Spain – Spain – Embassy of the United States

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Traveling to Spain

A safe trip abroad

The Department of State has prepared some useful tips for enjoying a safe trip abroad. This includes Country Specific Information on virtually every country in the world, Travel Alerts and Travel Warnings .

Entry for tourism / business

American citizens can enter Spain or Andorra visa-free for periods of up to three months. Spanish government regulations may require a return or on-going ticket or proof of funds. Should an American citizen wish to remain longer than ninety days, you will be required to obtain an extension of stay from Spanish immigration authorities. This extension, of no more than ninety days, must be requested at a police station at least three weeks before the initial entry period expires. It is only granted under exceptional circumstances. By law, foreigners who have overstayed their permitted time will not be allowed to leave Spain without first obtaining an exit permit from the Directorate of Security of the State in Madrid or from the local police in another city. A fine, commensurate with the time overstayed, may be charged.

Check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Europe. Entry into any of the 26 European countries in the Schengen area for short-term tourism, a business trip, or in transit to a non-Schengen destination, requires that your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area. For this reason, we recommend that your passport have at least six months validity remaining whenever you travel abroad. For more information, please see the State Department s Schengen FAQ page.

Should you be considering a stay in Spain longer than three months you should inquire with the Spanish embassy or consulate near your place of residence outside of Spain prior to entry. You may also write directly to the Spanish National Police at Calle Moratin, 43, 28014 Madrid; or check the Spanish Ministry of Interior s website.

Residency and work permits

American citizens wanting to study, reside, or work in Spain must obtain the appropriate visa from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their state/country of last residence. After the visa has been issued, foreigners have three months to apply for the corresponding permit with the Spanish authorities in Spain. Obtaining a residence or work permit is a complicated process; since regulations change continually, we suggest that you check the Ministry of Interior s website. or call the Ministry of Interior, within Spain, toll-free at 060. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also manages a website.

Driving in Spain

U.S. citizens visiting Spain who want to drive in Spain must obtain an international driving permit prior to their arrival in Spain. An international driving permit (IDP) translates your state-issued driver s license into 10 languages so you can show it to officials in foreign countries to help them interpret your driver s license. The IDP is not valid by itself and must be carried with your driver s license. Click the following link for more information on driving overseas.

U.S. citizens who are residents of Spain must obtain a valid Spanish driver s license. At this time, there is no agreement between the United States and Spain for the validation of a U.S. driver s license; therefore, holders of a U.S. license must attend a Spanish driving school and take the Spanish exam. You can find more information on the Spanish Traffic Authority website .





26/11/2017

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United States Vacations for Seniors #cheap #flights #hotels

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United States Vacations for Seniors

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For senior citizens looking for convenient, affordable or educational travel opportunities in the United States, choices abound. The travel field has become so specialized that there are vacation trips targeted specifically for mature travelers. Whether your idea of a vacation is basking in the sun on the deck of a cruise ship, camping in the great outdoors or exploring a new city, with a little research you can find an ideal vacation option.

Government Discounts

The United States government issues a lifetime pass to recreational areas under the management of five governmental agencies. The affordable Senior Pass is issued to those over 62. Benefits include free entry to all national parks, monuments and similar areas, along with discounts on tours, camping and boating on federal recreational campsites. Guided tours may also be discounted. One such campground is the Flamingo Campground located near Everglades National Park in south Florida. The campground has picnic tables, barbeque grills, boat ramps, and fishing skiff rentals. Group sites are available by reservation.





25/11/2017

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Gulf Oil Spill – Not Over: Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record


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Gulf Oil Spill “Not Over”: Dolphins, Turtles Dying in Record Numbers

The report, a compilation of published science since the spill, reveals that the Gulf oil spill is far from over, Inkley said.

The oil is not gone: There is oil on the bottom of the Gulf, oil is washing up on the beaches, and oil is still on the marshes, he said.

I am not surprised by this. In Prince William Sound, 25 years after the wreck of Exxon Valdez. there are still some species that have not fully recovered. (Related: Oil From the Exxon Valdez Spill Lingers on Alaska Beaches . )

However, BP, which operated the now-defunct oil well, claims that the report is a piece of political advocacy—not science.

For example, the report misrepresents the U.S. government’s investigation into dolphin deaths; as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s own Web site states, that inquiry is ongoing, BP said in a statement provided to National Geographic.

The report also conveniently overlooks information available from other independent scientific reports showing that the Gulf is undergoing a strong recovery. Just this week, a study published by Auburn University researchers found no evidence that the spill impacted young red snapper populations on reefs off the Alabama coast.

The report examined 14 species that live in the Gulf. Those include:

—More than 900 bottlenose dolphins have been found dead or stranded in the oil spill area since April 2010. If you stretched the corpses lengthwise, that’s 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of dead dolphins, Inkley said. Scientists know that is more than in previous years because they’ve been recording deaths and strandings in the Gulf for a decade.

Ongoing research also shows that dolphins swimming in oiled areas are underweight, anemic, and showing signs of liver and lung diseases. (Related: U.S. Dolphin Deaths Rise to 300; Cause Still a Mystery . )

A top predator like the dolphin falling ill is a sign that species further down the food chain are also having trouble, Inkley said.

When you have sick dolphins, it tells you there’s a problem here and it needs to be investigated.

—There are five species of sea turtle that live in the Gulf, and all of them are listed as threatened or endangered by the Endangered Species Act. About 500 dead sea turtles have been found in the spill region every year since 2011— a dramatic increase over normal rates, according to the NWF. What’s unknown is how many turtles died at sea and were never recovered by scientists.

—An oil chemical from the spill has been shown to cause irregular heartbeats in the embryos of bluefin and yellowfin tuna. That’s a critical stage of development for the fish, so there’s a lot of concern that the damage could cause heart attacks or deaths, Inkley said. (Related: Odd Animal Deaths, Deformities Linked to Gulf Oil Spill? )

—Loons, birds that winter on the Louisiana coast, are carrying increasing concentrations of toxic oil compounds in their blood.

—Sperm whales that swam near the BP well have higher levels of DNA-damaging metals in their bodies than in the past. The metals in their bodies, such as chromium and nickel, are the same ones that were present in the well.

Overall, we have a long way to go in understanding the full impact, Inkley said.

To that end, NWF and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue monitoring wildlife in the oiled region—the latter is required to do so by the Oil Pollution Act.

Restoring the oiled ecosystems is a goal, Inkley said, but he added oil is tough to remove, especially in marshes and in the deep ocean. That’s why NWF is emphasizing prevention—in particular, adopting alternative energy resources that are not carbon-based and won’t cause oil spills.

I’m still haunted by the ‘walking dead’ brown pelicans covered head to toe in the oil, added Inkley.

We must not let this happen again.


29/09/2017

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump team compiles infrastructure priority list #donald #trump, #infrastructure, #airports,


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EXCLUSIVE: Trump team compiles infrastructure priority list

Senate Democrats present a $1 trillion infrastructure bill for the nation’s roads, airports, bridges and seaports, which they say would create 15 million jobs over 10 years. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called on President Trump to follow through on his campaign promise to invest in infrastructure and back their proposal.

The projects on the more detailed document are nearly identical to the ones on the spreadsheet circulated by the National Governors Association among state officials in December, seeking further suggestions.

All but two projects on both lists are the same, and they are listed in the same order. The preliminary list circulated by the governor’s association includes the Alaska Pipeline LNG Project instead of the Texas Central Railway and it lists the Fort Mojave Solar Project instead of the Howard Street Tunnel.

Some projects that governors suggested — in California and Washington state in particular — do not yet appear on either list.

The governors’ association has received 43 responses from states and territories so far, Waskey said.

“The total number of projects is more than 300,” Waskey said. “We are working to convene information for as many states as possible that we will then forward to the administration.”

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Some states, such as Missouri, have more than one project listed, while others appear to have come up empty. Neither document lists any projects in Kansas, for example.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said on Wednesday that the more detailed document is “not an official White House document.” While a spokesman for the Trump transition said the Excel file was “not a Transition document,” the National Governor’s Association confirmed to McClatchy again on Wednesday that the group got the spreadsheet as an Excel file from that team.

“The Excel file came to NGA from the transition team,” said Elena Waskey, a spokeswoman for the group. “If they’re saying it’s not a transition team document, I don’t really have an answer for you.”

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During her confirmation hearing, Elaine Chao told the Senate committee, “The US Department of Transportation has a rare opportunity to shape the transformation of our critical infrastructure.” She then went on to stress the need to modernize and enter beneficial partnerships, with the primary objective being safety.

The National Governors Association asked governors’ offices last month for input on a preliminary list of infrastructure projects compiled by the Trump team, said Jaime Smith, a spokeswoman for Washington’s Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

“They seek examples of priority infrastructure projects that might be incorporated into a future infrastructure investment program,” said the letter from the governors’ association, dated Dec. 16. “Specifically, the transition team is looking for 3 to 5 project suggestions from each state that they would vet for inclusion in a new program.”

The letter said the vetting would be done by a bipartisan infrastructure commission overseeing investments.

“The initial spend on these projects for 2017 is expected to be $150 billion, and the transition team hopes that this type of project will be continued over the next 2 years,” according to the letter.

The letter also noted that any contributions governors made would not be binding, and that this was “just an initial information-gathering request.”

Once the Trump administration officially took office, the letter said, “there will be a more formal process for states to submit information. Projects will be chosen through a more formal process as well.”

The letter included a list of projects already being vetted, with the request that governors use it as a model for submissions.

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office sent nine examples of big shovel-ready projects in California, including the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project and Bay Area Commuter and Freight Projects.

The projects have to meet specific criteria:

▪ A national security or public safety “emergency.”

▪ “Shovel-ready,” with at least 30 percent of initial design and engineering work complete.

▪ Direct job creator.

▪ Project with the potential for increased U.S. manufacturing.

Both the preliminary list and the more detailed document obtained by the Star include a new terminal for Kansas City International Airport. The detailed document says the project would cost $972 million and generate 1,000 jobs.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens declined to comment.

The Kansas City airport is one of three airport projects on the spreadsheet circulated by the governor’s association. The others are expansions of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

“The business case for a new terminal was bolstered after Southwest and the other airlines told the City Council on April 26 that they would finance the nearly $1 billion new terminal, to be built where Terminal A is now,” reads the more detailed document’s description for KCI, which lifts word-for-word a passage in a June 24 article in The Star .

In North Carolina, the I-95 project would provide urgent improvements to one of the oldest sections of the busiest interstate in the nation, according to the document. The cost is listed at $1.5 billion, and the project would produce an estimated 5,400 jobs, the document says.

The 250-mile high-speed railway in Texas would enable commuters to travel between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth in less than 90 minutes, according to the document. It is a $12 billion proposal that would create 40,000 direct jobs, the document says.

An $18 billion high-speed rail system, built by a Japanese company, could transform transportation in the Lone Star State.

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Other proposals include I-395 reconstruction in Florida and a Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project designed to conserve billions of gallons of renewable groundwater in California’s Mojave Desert.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed their own $1 trillion plan to fund infrastructure projects over a 10-year period. Democrats say their proposal would create more than 15 million jobs.

Horsley and Vockrodt of The Kansas City Star reported from Kansas City, Missouri. Orenstein of The News Tribune reported from Tacoma, Washington. Wise and Anita Kumar of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau contributed from Washington.

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21/09/2017

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United States Steel Corp. (X) Closed at $20.8

Simple Moving Averages

Before looking at the financial values or the trading statistics of United States Steel Corp. (X), we will start our analysis with the SMA or Simple Moving Average values.

The SMA or Simple Moving Averages are commonly available for 20 Day, 50 Day and 200 Day Simple Moving Averages. For our stock under consideration here, United States Steel Corp. (X) has distance from 20 Day SMA is 0.68% while its distance from 50 day SMA is -11.65%. X’s distance from 200 Day SMA is -25.24%.

While looking at the SMA values of United States Steel Corp. (X), the 200 simple moving average (SMA) is considered a key indicator by traders and market analysts for determining the overall long-term trend. The 200 SMA is considered so critically important a trend indicator that the event of the 50-day SMA crossing to the downside of the 200-day SMA is referred to as a death cross, signaling a serious bear market in a stock, index or other investment.

Last Trading Day Performance

On the last trading day, United States Steel Corp. (X) gained 3.17% closing at the price of $20.8 while the previous close of X was $20.16.

United States Steel Corp. (X) traded with the volume of 20.55 Million shares while its average 3 months volume is at 21810 shares.

United States Steel Corp. (X) has a market capitalization of 3.67 Billion while its Major Index membership is at 0.

Shares of United States Steel Corp. (X) touched the day high at $21.27 while its day Low was at $20.61. In contrast, X’s 52 week high hovers at $41.83 with its current distance from 52 week high value is -50.27%. United States Steel Corp. (X) 52 week low value is at $14.80 and its current distance from 52 week low value is 40.54%.

Volatility of the shares is also to be considered while making the investment decisions. As volatility place a very vital role in identifying the risk involved in the particular case. In our current pick, United States Steel Corp. (X) has weekly volatility of 4.41%% while its monthly volatility value is at 5.22%%.

Another indicator of risk for a particular security is “Beta”. A beta approximates the overall volatility of a security s returns against the returns of a relevant benchmark (usually the S P 500 is used). Currently United States Steel Corp. (X) has beta value of 2.9. This Beta value of United States Steel Corp. (X) shows that it has historically moved 290% for every 100% move in the benchmark.

For making investment decisions, Financial Ratios play a vital role. There is a large variety of Financial Ratios that can be considered while making an investment decision but here in the case of United States Steel Corp. (X), we will discuss a few.

Annual Dividend Yield of United States Steel Corp. (X) stands at 0.96%.

Price to Earning P/E ratio and Forward P/E stand at 0 and 10.74 respectively.

United States Steel Corp.’s Quick Ratio shows the value of 1.

Debt to Equity ratio stands at 1.4 while Long Term Debt To Equity Ratio flashes the value of 1.27.


12/09/2017

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Asset sales plan secures EU backing for $130 billion Dow, DuPont


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Asset sales plan secures EU backing for $130 billion Dow, DuPont merger

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(Reuters) – Dow Chemical and DuPont won the blessing of the European Union for their $130 billion merger on Monday by agreeing to sell substantial assets including key research and development activities.

The European Commission had been concerned that the merger of two of the biggest and oldest U.S. chemical producers would leave few incentives to produce new herbicides and pesticides in the future. The deal is one of a trio of mega mergers that will reshape the industry and consolidate six companies into three.

Asset sales would ensure competition in the sector and benefit European farmers and consumers, the Commission said.

“We need effective competition in this sector so companies are pushed to develop products that are ever safer for people and better for the environment,” European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.

“Our decision today ensures that the merger between Dow and DuPont does not reduce price competition for existing pesticides or innovation for safer and better products in the future.”

The two other big deals in the industry are ChemChina’s [CNNCC.UL] $43 billion bid for Syngenta and Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto.

Dow and DuPont said they were still on target for $3 billion in cost synergies and $1 billion in growth benefits.

The deal is still to be approved by regulators in the United States, Brazil, China, Australia and Canada, but the companies said they were confident of clearance in all remaining jurisdictions.

“This regulatory milestone is a significant step toward closing the merger transaction, with the intention to subsequently spin into three independent publicly traded companies,” Dow spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra said in an email.

The EU approval may be a sign that U.S. regulators would follow suit because the agencies have traditionally coordinated on reviews and remedies for large multinational mergers, said Diana Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute non-profit group.

However, any required asset sales would likely reflect antitrust concerns in the local marketplace.

“In the U.S. there are very high shares in corn and soybean seeds. We would expect those problems to be significant enough for enforcers in the U.S. to remedy them,” Moss said.

Weighty Decision

DuPont products are shown for sale in a hardware store in National City, California, December 9, 2015. Mike Blake/File Photo

The 1,000-page decision underlined the significance of the merger. In return for the EU green light, DuPont will divest large parts of its global pesticides business, including its global research and development organization.

The unit makes herbicides for cereals, oilseed rape, sunflower, rice and pasture and insecticides for insect control for fruits and vegetables.

Dow, in turn, will sell two acid co-polymer manufacturing facilities in Spain and the United States, as well as a contract with a third party through which it buys ionomers. The company has already found a buyer in South Korea’s SK Innovation.

“The main surprises here are the inclusion of the pesticides and the exclusion of any kind of seed assets,” Bernstein analysts wrote in a note. The analysts also said they had expected EU to be concerned about the concentration of seed sales, and that they would require Dow to divest its corn seeds business.

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“We see the required divestments here as smaller than we originally expected, due to the exclusion of seed assets”.

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10/09/2017

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College Visits and Tours for Families #planning #college #visits, #personal #assistant,


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The professionals at Custom College Visits have the in-depth knowledge and experience to create amazing college road trip experiences for your family.

Each custom designed itinerary includes all on-campus meetings and activities, as well as coordination of travel and hotel logistics.

Itineraries are designed based on colleges that interest your teen and each trip is scheduled according to your preferred travel dates.

Not sure what type of college will be the best fit for your teen?

We will plan a multi-campus itinerary that will let you and your teen explore different types of colleges and universities all based on your teen’s specific educational interests and lifestyle preferences.

Since 2009, Custom College Visits has been privileged to assist teens and families from around the world with their college tours.

Summer college tours can be particularly challenging for parents or teens to organize.

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09/09/2017

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05/09/2017

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Popular theme parks, beautiful beaches and a warm climate have made Florida one of the nation’s most popular vacation spots. From Orlando to Key West, vacation-goers of all ages will find fun and relaxation in this southern state. Whether you are planning a romantic honeymoon for two or are looking for a child-friendly vacation spot, you’ll be pleased with all Florida has to offer.

If you are traveling with children or are just young at heart, there are plenty of adventures and thrills to be had in Florida’s many theme parks. Orlando is a theme park mecca, with Disneyworld, Universal Studios and Sea World all located nearby. Although Universal Studios now has two Orlando parks, Disneyworld is still the theme park giant, with the Magic Kingdom, MGM Studios, Epcot Center and Animal Kingdom all located among dozens of hotels–many of which are owned and operated by Disneyworld.

Children and adults alike will enjoy a trip to Kennedy Space Center, where visitors can tour the facility on a daily basis. If a shuttle launch or landing will be happening during your stay, be sure to visit Kennedy during that time for a once-in-a-lifetime event. At nearby Cape Canaveral, visitors can spend a few hours in the Air Force Space and Missile Museum. Visitors can also walk through the outdoor rocket garden, which includes more than 55 missiles.

If sunbathing is more your style, Florida has plenty of beaches and resorts along its long coastline and throughout Key West. Daytona Beach is a popular spring break destination for college students, and Miami offers white sand beaches among classy restaurants and shopping destinations. For a more low-key vacation, there are plenty of breathtaking resorts in the Keys that allow visitors to relax in quiet comfort for as long as they’d like. No matter where your vacation takes you, there are plenty of hotels to accommodate your every need. At Hotels-Rates.com, we specialize in helping people find the perfect accommodations by giving detailed information on hotel amenities, nearby attractions and local restaurants.

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29/08/2017

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Safety and Security – Embassy of the United States Kathmandu, Nepal

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Safety and Security

The U.S. Embassy in Nepal offers the following information to U.S. citizens considering traveling to Nepal with the hope that it will assist you in preparing for your trip and, as a result, you will enjoy your time in Nepal.

Travel Alerts and Warnings for Nepal

The State Department issues Travel Alerts for short-term events we think you should know about when planning travel to a country. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Alert might include an election season that is bound to have many strikes, demonstrations, disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of H1N1; or evidence of an elevated risk of terrorist attacks. When these short-term events are over, we cancel the Travel Alert.

We issue Travel Warnings when we want you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, or ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. We want you to know the risks of traveling to these places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Travel Warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years.

“Messages for U.S. Citizens” are important notices about safety or travel information from the U.S. Embassy to U.S. citizens living in Nepal. Wardens are private U.S. citizens in Nepal who help the Embassy communicate warden messages quickly when needed. Contact the Consular Office if you are interested in volunteering your services as a Warden. We greatly appreciate the support from our Wardens, and it is a very important role to play!

Nepal is a country of spectacular beauty and is recognized as a top trekking destination in the world. However, travelers to Nepal should also keep in mind the dangers associated with their treks. Landslides, altitude sickness, and occasional thefts or extortion do happen. Every year, the Embassy also helps facilitate helicopter rescues of Americans in need. Always remember to register with the Embassy to help speed along emergency assistance.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated August 12, 2010, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.





22/08/2017

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20/08/2017

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Travel Warning – Kenya (Jan 14, 2013) – Embassy of the

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Travel Warning – Kenya

U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Kenya. U.S. citizens in Kenya, and those considering travel to Kenya, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas. The levels of risk vary throughout the country. The Embassy will continue to monitor the security situation and provide updates. This replaces the Travel Warning of July 3, 2012, to update information about the current security situation.

The U.S. government continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats aimed at U.S. Western, and Kenyan interests in Kenya. Terrorist acts can include suicide operations, bombings, kidnappings, attacks on civil aviation, and attacks on maritime vessels in or near Kenyan ports. Although the pursuit of those responsible for previous terrorist activities continues, many of those involved remain at large and still operate in the region. Travelers should consult the Worldwide Caution for further information and details.

Kenya initiated military action against al-Shabaab by crossing into Somalia on October 16, 2011, and, on June 2, 2012, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) whereby it formally joined the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Kenyan troops within AMISOM are now actively pursuing al-Shabaab in southeastern Somalia. In response to the Kenyan intervention, al-Shabaab and its sympathizers have conducted retaliatory attacks against civilian and government targets in Kenya.

In the past year, there have been over 30 attacks involving grenades or explosive devices in Kenya. At least 76 people died in these attacks, and around 220 people were injured. There were no U.S. citizens among the casualties. Ten of these attacks occurred in North Eastern Province, mainly in Dadaab, Wajir, and Garissa. Four attacks occurred in Mombasa. Six grenade and improvised explosive device (IED) attacks have occurred in Nairobi, illustrating an increase in the number of attacks and an advance in the sophistication of attacks. Targets included police stations and police vehicles, nightclubs and bars, churches, a mosque, a religious gathering, a downtown building of small shops, and a bus station. One of the deadliest attacks occurred in Nairobi on November 18, 2012, when an IED detonated on a passenger bus in Eastleigh, killing ten. The most fatal attack in Kenya this past year occurred on July 1, 2012, with two simultaneous assaults on churches in Garissa. In this attack, 17 people were killed and about 50 people were injured. Additionally, Kenyan law enforcement has disrupted several terrorist plots, which resulted in the discoveries of weapons caches and other dangerous materials, and the arrests of several individuals.

Multiple kidnappings of Westerners have occurred in Kenya. In September 2011, a British woman was kidnapped and her husband murdered at a coastal resort near the Kenya-Somali border. The British hostage was released in March 2012 after payment of ransom. In October 2011, a French national was kidnapped from a private residence on the popular tourist destination of Lamu Island on Kenya’s north coast. She died while in captivity in Somalia. Also in October 2011, two Spanish nationals working for a NGO were kidnapped in a Dadaab refugee camp, in northeastern Kenya. They are still being held. On June 29, 2012, four international aid workers (from Canada, Pakistan, Norway, and the Philippines) were kidnapped in Dadaab. All were rescued on July 1, 2012.

In response to the security threats within Kenya posed by violent extremists, including al-Shabaab, the Government of Kenya announced on December 13, 2012 that all urban refugees (primarily Somalis) should relocate to refugee camps. The Kenyan government is currently conducting sweeps at checkpoints and in predominantly Somali-inhabited areas of Kenya searching for proof of status in Kenya and sending those who are refugees to camps. U.S. citizens of Somali descent should be aware that they may encounter interruptions in their travel due to these directives. It is very important to carry proof of identity and legal status in Kenya (i.e. valid visa). If you are detained by police or immigration officials, you should request to speak to someone from the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

As a result of these recent events and threats, U.S. government employees, contractors, grantees, and their dependents are prohibited from traveling to the North Eastern Province, including the cities of El Wak, Wajir, Garissa, Dadaab, Mandera, and Liboi. Although the U.S. government travel restriction for Lamu has been lifted, U.S. citizens should consider ongoing security concerns following recent events involving U.S. citizens in Lamu, including a sexual assault and threatened kidnapping. U.S. government personnel are restricted from traveling to the coastal area north of Pate Island, including Kiwayu and north to Kiunga on the Kenya/Somalia border.

Although these restrictions do not apply to travelers not associated with the U.S. government, U.S. citizens already in Kenya should take these restrictions into account when planning travel. The Embassy regularly reviews the security of these areas for possible modification.

Clashes occasionally occur in and around Isiolo and Moyale, both in Eastern province, and in 2012 there were numerous instances of sporadic violence and protests elsewhere in the country. Rioting occurred in Mombasa shortly after a local Muslim cleric with alleged ties to al-Shabaab was killed in a drive-by shooting, resulting in the deaths of three policemen and four church burnings. Demonstrations in Kisumu (Western Kenya) following the murder of two prominent Kenyan citizens in October 2012 turned violent, leaving at least four protestors dead. More than 160 people have been killed in recent clashes between two communities in Tana River County, in Kenya’s Coast Province. While this violence is not directed at foreigners, protests and ethnic clashes are unpredictable. U.S. citizens are advised to check conditions and monitor local media reports before traveling to these areas.

Violent and sometimes fatal criminal attacks, including armed carjackings, grenade attacks, home invasions and burglaries, and kidnappings can occur at any time and in any location, particularly in Nairobi. U.S. citizens, including U.S. Embassy employees, have been victims of such crimes within the past year.

U.S. citizens in Kenya should be extremely vigilant with regard to their personal security, particularly in crowded public places such as clubs, hotels, resorts, shopping centers, restaurants, bus stations, and places

of worship. U.S. citizens should also remain alert in residential areas, at schools, and at outdoor recreational events. U.S. citizens should use commonsense precautions at all times, to include the following practices: avoid crowded transportation venues; visit only legitimate businesses and tourist areas only during daylight hours; use well-marked taxis and be sure to lock vehicle doors and keep windows up; lock all lodging doors and windows; carry minimal amounts of cash and credit cards; do not wear jewelry which attracts undue attention; know emergency phone numbers; do not resist or antagonize armed criminals; and always be aware of your surroundings. These measures can help ensure your travel to Kenya is safe and enjoyable.

U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations, political rallies of all kinds, and voter polling places, particularly in the lead up to Kenya’s political primaries on January 17 and 18, 2013, general elections on March 4, and during a possible presidential run-off election to occur no later than April 18. Kenya’s last national election, in December 2007, resulted in widespread unrest and violence. Isolated instances of suspected political violence have already occurred in some regions of the country. U.S. citizens considering travel to Kenya during the election period should consider the possibility of civil disturbances, and disruptions of transportation and/or communication systems.

U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in Kenya are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive the most up-to-date security information. By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy to contact them in case of emergency. U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi.

The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi is located on United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya; telephone (+254) (20) 363-6000; fax (+254) (20) 363-6410. In the event of an after-hours emergency, the Embassy duty officer may be contacted at (+254) (20) 363-6000. Travelers may also consult the U.S. Embassy Nairobi website for more information.

U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Kenya, the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts, which are all available on the U.S. Department of State’s, Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. Stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which contains current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook, and download our Smart Traveler app, available through iTunes and the Android market, to have travel information at your fingertips.





11/08/2017

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Incurring a DUI Charge in California

It is imperative that you seek legal counsel from the best DUI lawyer in your area after being charged with driving under the influence in the state of California. A top lawyer knows the ins and outs of the DUI laws in the state and will represent you to the fullest ability. Don’t get stuck having to pay exorbitant fines, having your license revoked or undergoing community service; the expert DUI lawyer you choose from our network will ensure that your charges are dropped or dismissed. Call today to get your DWI claim underway.

Dealing with a driving under the influence charge in California is not easy. Even first time offenders don’t get off very easily and are hit with severe penalties. The most difficult aspect about incurring a DUI in the state is that DWI laws can vary greatly from city to city. However, California as a whole is tightening the reins on DWI punishments.

As of this year, motorists will have larger penalties when it comes to driver’s license suspension and revocation. The state also has employed a “no tolerance” policy for anyone who is caught driving under the influence under the age of 18 and for repeat drunk driving offenders. If you have incurred a DUI in California, the best thing to do would be to hire an elite team of Los Angeles DUI lawyers to help you fight your charges, and we are here to ensure you partner up with your ideal paralegal.

General Laws in California

The state of California has very strict penalties for DUI offenders that are minors, offenders under 21 years of age and for repeat offenders. Laws in California state that a motorist may be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if any of the following circumstances are present:

• If you are under the age of 21 and are operating a vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages. Persons under 21 may not have any alcoholic substances in their vehicle when driving alone. (Exceptions may be made for work-related driving).
• If you are under the age of 21 and your BAC level is .01 percent or higher.
• If you are under the age of 21 and are driving after having consumed alcohol in any form. This includes prescription drugs and over the counter medications.
• If you are over the age of 21 and your BAC level is .08 percent or higher.
• If you are a commercial driver with a BAC level of .04 percent or higher
• If you are under the age of 18 and have ANY measurable blood alcohol concentration.
• If you are a repeat offender and your BAC level is at .01 percent or higher.

How DUI Offenders are Penalized in California

If you have incurred a DUI in California and are found guilty, the following are the punishments that you may be issued:

1st Conviction

• Imprisonment from 96 hours to 6 months
• Fines from $1,000 to $1,600
• Driver’s license suspension for 6 months
• Mandatory completion of DUI Program
• Possible court order to install ignition interlock device
• California SR-22 Insurance required for restricted license

2nd Conviction

• Imprisonment from 90 days to 1 year
• Fines from $1,000 to $1,900
• Driver’s license suspension for 2 years
• Mandatory completion of DUI Program
• May be eligible to apply for interlock ignition device (IDD) restricted driving
• California SR-22 Certificate required for restricted license

3rd Conviction

• Will be designated Habitual Offender
• Imprisonment from 120 days to 1 year
• Fines from $1,000 to $2,000
• Driver’s license suspension for 3 years
• Mandatory completion of DUI Program
• Mandatory installation of ignition interlock device
• May apply for restricted driver’s license after 1 year
• California SR-22 Certificate required for restricted license

4th Conviction

• Imprisonment from 180 days to 1 year
• Fines from $1,000 to $3,000
• Driver’s license suspension for 4 years
• Mandatory completion of DUI Program
• Mandatory installation of ignition interlock device
• May apply for restricted driver’s license after 1 year
• California SR-22 Certificate required for restricted license

Repeat Offenders

California has a zero tolerance police for repeat DUI offenders. As such, the maximum possible penalty for driving under the influence may be issued to motorists who are convicted. Repeat Los Angeles DUI offenders may be denied application for a restricted license as well. The state of California takes all previous charges into account when issuing penalties for a new one. This may lead to a motorist being charged with a misdemeanor or felony DWI. All repeat DUI punishments are also affected by where the driver was issued the charge as well as the driver’s BAC level at the time of arrest.

Recent Amendments to California DUI Laws

As of 2011, California DWI laws have expanded the number of categories by which the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) can immediately suspend driving privileges when the motorist is suspected of driving under the influence.

As of 2010, California law requires the mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices. The state also shortened the time period in which driving penalties are restricted, including those for repeat offenders. In order for the penalty period to be shortened, motorists must pay all required fees and file an SR-22 insurance form.

California Assembly Bill 91 – Requires that ignition interlock device manufacturers provide information to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Also requires the DMV to establish a pilot program in Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Tulare that requires a driver to install an interlock ignition device and to participate in alcohol and drug assessment programs.

California Assembly Bill 1165 (Zero Tolerance Law For Repeat Offenders) – Makes it unlawful for a motorist under probation for a violation to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC level of .01 percent or higher.

California Senate Bill 1190 (Ignition Interlock Devices) – Lowers the minimum BAC level at the time of arrest to allow a motorist to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle as well as prohibits said motorist from operating the vehicle without the device.

California Senate Bill 1388 (Interlock Devices) – Effective July 2009, requires motorists to install an ignition interlock device immediately on their vehicles following conviction of violating DUI provisions as well as driving under a suspended/revoked license due to DUI-related convictions. The number of violations will determine the time period in which the device must remain installed.

California Assembly Bill 2802 (Reckless Driving) – Court must order DWI convict to participate in a program related to DUI education and treatment. Probation will be revoked if motorist does not enroll in the program.

California SR-22 Insurance Click here for SR-22 Insurance

If you have been convicted of drunk driving in California, you may be required to obtain a California SR-22 insurance policy. Also known as a California Proof of Insurance Certificate,” the SR-22 form is not a type of insurance, but a form of proof that you have certain types of insurance. It is filed by the driver’s insurance company to the state DMV stating that auto liability insurance is in effect for the motorist. It is typically required after a motorist has been charged with DWI, a number of other traffic offices, or an accident in Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco.

In California, if your license is suspended you are allowed to obtain a restricted license by the court, for which an SR-22 form may be required. If your auto insurance is cancelled, you will need to file for a new insurance plan within 45 days.

Seek Legal Help Immediately if You Were Charged with California DWI

If you have been charged with DUI, time is of the essence to fight your charges. Since penalties in the state are so severe, you need a top drunk driving lawyer to help you contest your charges. We are here to provide you with connections to the best and most sought-after attorneys in California who will take on your case and ensure the best possible resolution for it.

When you work with one of our elite Los Angeles, California DUI lawyers, you can rest assured that your charges will either be significantly reduced or even wiped out altogether. For superior legal counsel that you can rely on, turn to one of our esteemed California DUI attorneys today to discuss your options and file a case.


24/07/2017

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Traveling to Spain – Spain – Embassy of the United States

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Traveling to Spain

A safe trip abroad

The Department of State has prepared some useful tips for enjoying a safe trip abroad. This includes Country Specific Information on virtually every country in the world, Travel Alerts and Travel Warnings .

Entry for tourism / business

American citizens can enter Spain or Andorra visa-free for periods of up to three months. Spanish government regulations may require a return or on-going ticket or proof of funds. Should an American citizen wish to remain longer than ninety days, you will be required to obtain an extension of stay from Spanish immigration authorities. This extension, of no more than ninety days, must be requested at a police station at least three weeks before the initial entry period expires. It is only granted under exceptional circumstances. By law, foreigners who have overstayed their permitted time will not be allowed to leave Spain without first obtaining an exit permit from the Directorate of Security of the State in Madrid or from the local police in another city. A fine, commensurate with the time overstayed, may be charged.

Check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Europe. Entry into any of the 26 European countries in the Schengen area for short-term tourism, a business trip, or in transit to a non-Schengen destination, requires that your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area. For this reason, we recommend that your passport have at least six months validity remaining whenever you travel abroad. For more information, please see the State Department s Schengen FAQ page.

Should you be considering a stay in Spain longer than three months you should inquire with the Spanish embassy or consulate near your place of residence outside of Spain prior to entry. You may also write directly to the Spanish National Police at Calle Moratin, 43, 28014 Madrid; or check the Spanish Ministry of Interior s website.

Residency and work permits

American citizens wanting to study, reside, or work in Spain must obtain the appropriate visa from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their state/country of last residence. After the visa has been issued, foreigners have three months to apply for the corresponding permit with the Spanish authorities in Spain. Obtaining a residence or work permit is a complicated process; since regulations change continually, we suggest that you check the Ministry of Interior s website. or call the Ministry of Interior, within Spain, toll-free at 060. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also manages a website.

Driving in Spain

U.S. citizens visiting Spain who want to drive in Spain must obtain an international driving permit prior to their arrival in Spain. An international driving permit (IDP) translates your state-issued driver s license into 10 languages so you can show it to officials in foreign countries to help them interpret your driver s license. The IDP is not valid by itself and must be carried with your driver s license. Click the following link for more information on driving overseas.

U.S. citizens who are residents of Spain must obtain a valid Spanish driver s license. At this time, there is no agreement between the United States and Spain for the validation of a U.S. driver s license; therefore, holders of a U.S. license must attend a Spanish driving school and take the Spanish exam. You can find more information on the Spanish Traffic Authority website .





12/07/2017

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Explore United States (US) which has diverse climate from Artic Tundra of Alaska to tropical climate of Hawaii & South Florida. The rich culture and heritage of United States can be seen in its events and festivals, like the Montana Beer Festival of Bozeman or the Vail Film Festival of Colorado. These festivals happen during the spring, which is one of the lovliest times of the year in the U.S. Buy handbags and jewelry from the Opry Mills situated at Nashville.

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United States National Parks

The National Park Service is an organization committed to protecting and preserving more than 400 parks across the United States. In 2009, 275 million Americans traveled to national parks to camp, hike and explore. Admission to these parks is often free or very cheap. For example, as of 2010, admission to Joshua Tree National Park in Twentynine Palms, California is $15 per person for an entire week. A camping site at Black Rock in Joshua Tree is only $15 per night.

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Created by Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers, Mount Rushmore is a top tourist destination in the United States. As of 2010, admission to this national memorial is only $10 per person. Motels less than 15 miles away average only $44 a night. While visiting Mount Rushmore, you can explore the Wind Cave National Park and the Jewel Cave National Monument. The Badlands are nearby, making it possible to split this cheap vacation into two interesting and low-cost locations.

Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach, Florida is an affordable beach destination. This oceanfront town offers a stretch of beach six miles long. It offers three beachfront parks complete with showers, picnic tables and restrooms as well as an outdoor Olympic-sized pool. Cocoa Beach hosts many events and festivals and offers a variety of cheap lodging. As of 2010, a motel in or near Cocoa Beach can be found for as little as $45 per night.

Traverse City, Michigan

This lakeside city is famous for its summer Cherry Festival. The festival attracts cherry lovers from all over the country and offers a variety of no-cost and low-cost activities such as a cherry pie-eating contest, cherry pit-spitting contest and a festival parade. Nearby campgrounds make lodging cheap. As of 2010, a site at Interlochen Green Lake State Park is only $12 a night. The Sand Dunes and Great Lakes are also well-known tourist attractions in the area.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast. It offers a wide variety of cheap accommodations as well as plenty to see and do. As of 2010, some motels in Myrtle Beach cost only $40 per night. A visit to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk or Family Kingdom Amusement Park is free. An amusement park ride package can be purchased for $23.50; a combination package that includes admission to the water park costs $33. At Brookgreen Gardens, admission is free for children under 3, while tickets for adults cost only $12.





09/07/2017

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What Are the 10 Best Places to Visit in the United States?

New York City’s Central Park boasts natural beauty in the middle of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. (Photo: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images )

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From the rain forest to 20,000-foot mountains, from deserts to some of the world’s most famous cities, the United States offers the avid traveler much to stay interested without ever needing a passport. Thanks to the system of interstate highways, you can travel the continental United States with ease — or drive to an airport and easily access the nation’s non-contiguous states.

New York City

From the Statute of Liberty to Ellis Island to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City never sleeps because its residents have so much to do on a daily basis. Even nature lovers aren’t left out of New York City’s allure. An afternoon stroll in the 25-acre Central Park should fill their need for trees. Don’t leave out visits to Carnegie Deli to eat huge roast beef sandwiches. Take in a Broadway show.





08/07/2017

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Flight Time from United States to Australia #book #cheap #hotels

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Flight map from United States to Australia

Flying time from United States to Australia

The total flight duration from United States to Australia is 19 hours, 26 minutes .

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you’re planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you’re trying to figure out what time you’ll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there’s a time difference between United States and Australia .

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from United States to Australia (“as the crow flies”), which is about 9,463 miles or 15 230 kilometers .

Your trip begins in the United States.

It ends in Australia.

Your flight direction from United States to Australia is West (-90 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

If you are planning a trip from any city in mainland United States to Australia, chances are you will need to have a connecting flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Australia.

Direct flights are available from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Sydney, Australia. If you are looking for direct flights to Melbourne and Brisbane from the west coast you will need to choose Los Angeles as your connecting city.

To get the best airfares from United States to Australia and more options for connecting flights to other parts of Australia, choose a flight that gets into Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) or Melbourne Airport (MEL).

For affordable flights within Australia you may choose Virgin Australia, Jetstar or Webjet Australia. Another way to save is by purchasing a Qantas Walkabout Air Pass. This Air Pass allows you to customize your trip to over 60 destinations in Australia. You can use the Air Pass with Qantas codeshare flights operated by Jetstar, Alliance Airlines, Qantas Link or Air North.





30/05/2017

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Traveling to Spain – Spain – Embassy of the United States

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Spain

Traveling to Spain

A safe trip abroad

The Department of State has prepared some useful tips for enjoying a safe trip abroad. This includes Country Specific Information on virtually every country in the world, Travel Alerts and Travel Warnings .

Entry for tourism / business

American citizens can enter Spain or Andorra visa-free for periods of up to three months. Spanish government regulations may require a return or on-going ticket or proof of funds. Should an American citizen wish to remain longer than ninety days, you will be required to obtain an extension of stay from Spanish immigration authorities. This extension, of no more than ninety days, must be requested at a police station at least three weeks before the initial entry period expires. It is only granted under exceptional circumstances. By law, foreigners who have overstayed their permitted time will not be allowed to leave Spain without first obtaining an exit permit from the Directorate of Security of the State in Madrid or from the local police in another city. A fine, commensurate with the time overstayed, may be charged.

Check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Europe. Entry into any of the 26 European countries in the Schengen area for short-term tourism, a business trip, or in transit to a non-Schengen destination, requires that your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area. For this reason, we recommend that your passport have at least six months validity remaining whenever you travel abroad. For more information, please see the State Department s Schengen FAQ page.

Should you be considering a stay in Spain longer than three months you should inquire with the Spanish embassy or consulate near your place of residence outside of Spain prior to entry. You may also write directly to the Spanish National Police at Calle Moratin, 43, 28014 Madrid; or check the Spanish Ministry of Interior s website.

Residency and work permits

American citizens wanting to study, reside, or work in Spain must obtain the appropriate visa from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their state/country of last residence. After the visa has been issued, foreigners have three months to apply for the corresponding permit with the Spanish authorities in Spain. Obtaining a residence or work permit is a complicated process; since regulations change continually, we suggest that you check the Ministry of Interior s website. or call the Ministry of Interior, within Spain, toll-free at 060. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also manages a website.

Driving in Spain

U.S. citizens visiting Spain who want to drive in Spain must obtain an international driving permit prior to their arrival in Spain. An international driving permit (IDP) translates your state-issued driver s license into 10 languages so you can show it to officials in foreign countries to help them interpret your driver s license. The IDP is not valid by itself and must be carried with your driver s license. Click the following link for more information on driving overseas.

U.S. citizens who are residents of Spain must obtain a valid Spanish driver s license. At this time, there is no agreement between the United States and Spain for the validation of a U.S. driver s license; therefore, holders of a U.S. license must attend a Spanish driving school and take the Spanish exam. You can find more information on the Spanish Traffic Authority website .





20/05/2017

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The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in the United States #china

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Industry Subsectors

Of the more than 25 subsectors that make up the travel and tourism industry, three sectors – food services, air travel, and accommodations – account for more than 50 percent of total output.

 Accommodations: This subsector is the largest of the three and accounts for 19 percent of total travel industry output. Accommodations benefited from international overseas traveler growth of 7 percent in 2012.

Food Services: This subsector is the second largest and accounts for more than 16 percent of travel and tourism-related output. The National Restaurant Association predicts 3.4 percent growth for the restaurant industry in 2015.

Air Travel: This subsector accounts for nearly16 percent of travel industry output. Airlines continuously seek ways to increase revenue by offering access to new markets as they work to reduce costs and fuel consumption by grounding inefficient aircraft and scaling back unprofitable routes.

Federal Resources

Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (TPA):  This Act established the Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP). a new public-private partnership in travel and tourism doing business as “Brand USA”. The alliance between the U.S. government and the U.S. travel and tourism industry enhances the distribution of information on U.S. entry policies and promotes leisure, business, and scholarly travel to and within the United States.  Currently, under the Travel Promotion Act, the CTP can access up to $100 million in federal matching funds to execute its mission based on a 1 to 1 ratio of public to private funds. The CTP is active in the top international travel markets for the United States.





16/05/2017

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Flight Time from United States to Australia #travel #nurse #jobs

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Flight map from United States to Australia

Flying time from United States to Australia

The total flight duration from United States to Australia is 19 hours, 26 minutes .

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you’re planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you’re trying to figure out what time you’ll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there’s a time difference between United States and Australia .

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from United States to Australia (“as the crow flies”), which is about 9,463 miles or 15 230 kilometers .

Your trip begins in the United States.

It ends in Australia.

Your flight direction from United States to Australia is West (-90 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

If you are planning a trip from any city in mainland United States to Australia, chances are you will need to have a connecting flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Australia.

Direct flights are available from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Sydney, Australia. If you are looking for direct flights to Melbourne and Brisbane from the west coast you will need to choose Los Angeles as your connecting city.

To get the best airfares from United States to Australia and more options for connecting flights to other parts of Australia, choose a flight that gets into Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) or Melbourne Airport (MEL).

For affordable flights within Australia you may choose Virgin Australia, Jetstar or Webjet Australia. Another way to save is by purchasing a Qantas Walkabout Air Pass. This Air Pass allows you to customize your trip to over 60 destinations in Australia. You can use the Air Pass with Qantas codeshare flights operated by Jetstar, Alliance Airlines, Qantas Link or Air North.





23/04/2017

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Information for Travelers to Mexico – Embassy of the United States

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Entry Requirements for Mexico

The Country Specific Information Sheet includes such information as the location of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in the country, immigration practices, health conditions, minor political disturbances, unusual currency and entry regulations, crime and security information, and drug penalties. If unstable conditions exist in a country, a description of the condition may be included. The Country Specific Information Sheet for Mexico can be obtained in the ACS Unit or may be found on the State Department’s Home Page at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html.

Additional information on travel in and to Mexico can be found in the State Department publication Tips for Travelers to Mexico. For specific information on other countries, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html.

Entry Requirements for Mexico

As of March 1, 2010, all U.S. citizens including children — must present a valid passport, book or card, for travel beyond the border zone into the interior of Mexico. Entry by any means, for example by plane or car, is included in this requirement. The border zone is generally defined as an area between 20 to 30 kilometers of the border with the U.S. depending on the location. Stays of less than 72 hours within the border zone do not require a visa or tourist card.

U.S. citizens traveling as tourists beyond the border zone or entering Mexico by air must pay a fee to obtain a tourist card, also known as an FM-T, available from Mexican border crossing points, Mexican tourism offices, airports within the border zone and most airlines serving Mexico.

Upon arrival in Mexico, business travelers must complete and submit a form (Form FM-N 30 days) authorizing the conduct of business, but not employment, for a 30-day period. Travelers entering Mexico for purposes other than tourism or business or for stays of longer than 180 days require a visa and must carry a valid U.S. passport. U.S. citizens planning to work or live in Mexico should apply for the appropriate Mexican visa at the

1911 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20006

telephone (202)736-1000

Entry to the US by land or sea: Regardless of your final destination in Mexico, all U.S. citizens age 16 or over must present either a U.S. passport book or card to re-enter the U.S. by land or sea. Minors under the age of 16 may enter the U.S. via the land border with a certified birth certificate, consular report of birth abroad, citizenship certificate, or naturalization certificate.

Entry to the US by air: All citizens, regardless of age, entering the U.S. by air must present a U.S. passport book. A passport card is not acceptable for entry to the US by air.

U.S. legal permanent residents in possession of their I-551 Permanent Resident card may enter the United States from Mexico by land, air, or sea.

Unaccompanied Minors Departing Mexico

In order to combat international child abduction or the exploitation of minors, Article 215 of Mexico s Ley General de Poblaci n requires that minor non-Mexican children leaving Mexico must be accompanied by both parents or guardians or be prepared to present written authorization to travel from the absent parent or parents.

This document must include:

the name(s) of the authorizing parent(s),

the name of the child,

the name(s) of the adult(s) accompanying the child, and

the notarized signature(s) of the absent parent(s)

The child must be carrying the original letter not a faxed or scanned copy as well as proof of the parent/child relationship (usually a birth certificate) and an original custody decree, if applicable.

If there is only one custodial parent, the accompanying adult should be prepared to present documentation to that effect (e.g, a court order granting sole custody to one parent, a death certificate for the absent parent, etc.).





20/04/2017

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Tour Baltic States, Holidays, Cruises & Travel in Scandinavia & Eastern

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As travel experts, at Baltic Travel Company, we use our in depth destination knowledge to tailor holidays for our clients in the Nordics and Scandinavia. the Baltic Region, Eastern Europe and specific countries such as Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

Whether you are making an individual or group booking, we guarantee you our personal attention and service.

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13/04/2017

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Travel to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean – Canberra, Australia –

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Travel to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows a maximum stay of 90 days stay. If you go to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean, and while you are there your initial 90-day period of entry expires, you may encounter a problem when you need to come back in to the U.S. to fly home. The terms of the VWP are very clear – it is only to be used for occasional, short visits to the U.S. If the CBP Officer thinks you are trying to “reset” the clock by making a short trip out of the U.S. and re-entering for another 90-day period, you can be denied entry. (If that happens, you will have to obtain a visa for any future travel to the U.S.) In order to be re-admitted to the U.S. shortly after a previous admission expired, you will have to convince a CBP Officer that you are not trying to “game” the system.

The following outlines a few common situations facing those travelling for an extended time in Canada or Mexico.

Travelling to Canada for the Canadian Working Holiday Program (WHP)

Applicants travelling to Canada for the Canadian WHP may wish to apply for a tourist visa prior to travel, rather than use the VWP. Most flights to Canada transit the United States, and if you are planning to spend longer than 90 days in Canada the VWP may not be appropriate for such a transit.

Additionally, WHP participants may wish to visit the United States from time to time while living in Canada. This again may require a tourist visa, rather than the VWP. Most short terms visitors to the United States enter on the B1/B2 Business/Tourism visa. This visa is valid for 1 or 5 years for Australian citizens and allows for multiple entries during this time. If you hold a passport from a country other than Australia you can check the validity for that passport at the following: http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_3272.html

Study in Canada or Mexico

Those planning to go on exchange in Canada or Mexico find themselves in a similar situtation to the one outlined above for WHP participants. Though the planned period of stay is normally shorter (5 months instead of 12 or 24), a visa imay be required as it exceeds 90 days. Ultimately, entry will always be at the discretion of the Customs officer at the port of entry, so there is never any guarantee of entry of refusal.

Applicants who are unsure of their itinerary are welcome to contact our office for further information and clarification of the requirements. Our contact information is at the bottom of the page.

J1 Visa Holders

If you have been in the United States on a J1 visa and wish to visit Canada or Mexico at the conclusion of your program, you may not be able to use the VWP to re-enter the United States. In this instance you may require a B1/B2 visa.

Transit

All passengers must have permission to enter the United States, regardless of their intended length of stay or whether or not they intend to leave the airport. If your flight stops in the United States, this is considered to be your first entry, and the 90 day admission period will begin from that date. As such, a visa may be required for your stay in Canada or Mexico even if you only plan to transit the United States on your way to and from Australia or another destination.

Transit to Mexico – travelling on to Central/South America

If you are planning to transit the United States on the way to Mexico you may be able to use the VWP, provided that your itinerary shows you leaving North America entirely before re-entering the United States. For example, if you were to travel in Mexico before heading south to Guatemala or Brazil, you would have left the VWP zone. As such, you would be permitted to transit back through the United States on the VWP to your next destination.

Adjacent Islands

The following is a list of the adjacent islands which are also included in the VWP ‘zone’.

Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Marie-Galante, Martinique, Miquelon, Montserrat, Saba, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint Christopher, Saint Eustatius, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre, Saint Vincent, Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Other British, French and Netherlands territory or possessions bordering on the Caribbean Sea.

For further information regarding the B1/B2 visa, please visit the following: http://canberra.usembassy.gov/business-tourist.html





12/04/2017

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Traveling to Spain – Spain – Embassy of the United States

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Spain

Traveling to Spain

A safe trip abroad

The Department of State has prepared some useful tips for enjoying a safe trip abroad. This includes Country Specific Information on virtually every country in the world, Travel Alerts and Travel Warnings .

Entry for tourism / business

American citizens can enter Spain or Andorra visa-free for periods of up to three months. Spanish government regulations may require a return or on-going ticket or proof of funds. Should an American citizen wish to remain longer than ninety days, you will be required to obtain an extension of stay from Spanish immigration authorities. This extension, of no more than ninety days, must be requested at a police station at least three weeks before the initial entry period expires. It is only granted under exceptional circumstances. By law, foreigners who have overstayed their permitted time will not be allowed to leave Spain without first obtaining an exit permit from the Directorate of Security of the State in Madrid or from the local police in another city. A fine, commensurate with the time overstayed, may be charged.

Check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Europe. Entry into any of the 26 European countries in the Schengen area for short-term tourism, a business trip, or in transit to a non-Schengen destination, requires that your passport be valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure. If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area. For this reason, we recommend that your passport have at least six months validity remaining whenever you travel abroad. For more information, please see the State Department s Schengen FAQ page.

Should you be considering a stay in Spain longer than three months you should inquire with the Spanish embassy or consulate near your place of residence outside of Spain prior to entry. You may also write directly to the Spanish National Police at Calle Moratin, 43, 28014 Madrid; or check the Spanish Ministry of Interior s website.

Residency and work permits

American citizens wanting to study, reside, or work in Spain must obtain the appropriate visa from the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their state/country of last residence. After the visa has been issued, foreigners have three months to apply for the corresponding permit with the Spanish authorities in Spain. Obtaining a residence or work permit is a complicated process; since regulations change continually, we suggest that you check the Ministry of Interior s website. or call the Ministry of Interior, within Spain, toll-free at 060. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also manages a website.

Driving in Spain

U.S. citizens visiting Spain who want to drive in Spain must obtain an international driving permit prior to their arrival in Spain. An international driving permit (IDP) translates your state-issued driver s license into 10 languages so you can show it to officials in foreign countries to help them interpret your driver s license. The IDP is not valid by itself and must be carried with your driver s license. Click the following link for more information on driving overseas.

U.S. citizens who are residents of Spain must obtain a valid Spanish driver s license. At this time, there is no agreement between the United States and Spain for the validation of a U.S. driver s license; therefore, holders of a U.S. license must attend a Spanish driving school and take the Spanish exam. You can find more information on the Spanish Traffic Authority website .





11/04/2017

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United States of America Travel Guide and Travel Information #belize #travel

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United States of America Travel Guide

From the soaring skyscrapers of New York City to the dramatic mesas of Arizona. the United States of America is a place of staggering beauty and extraordinary diversity. Nothing prepares you for your first glimpse of Manhattan s iconic skyline, the yawning expanses of the Grand Canyon or the neon-lit excesses of Las Vegas. just some of the country’s many highlights.

You could easily spend a lifetime in the US and still feel like you ve just scratched the surface. It s epic on every scale. After all, this is a place where you can watch the thunderous spectacle of Niagara Falls, trek through the soaring Black Hills of South Dakota and cruise along California s glorious Pacific Coast; where you can ski at Lake Tahoe, go cattle ranching in the Midwest and imbibe live jazz in New Orleans. The options, it seems, are endless.

The USA s manmade landscapes are nearly as spectacular as the natural ones. New York boasts some of the most impressive skyscrapers on the planet (think Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Centre), although the skylines of Seattle. Chicago. LA and Vegas are no less recognisable.

The American people are similarly diverse; from the colourful Cubans of the southeast to the gun-slinging wranglers of Texas and hardy Inuits of Alaska. the country is a melting pot of cultures. Generations of immigrants have shaped the national identity in everything from food and language to music and manners.

Once derided for being boring, the resurgent capital, Washington D.C, boasts hip new bars, chic boutiques and a burgeoning culinary scene, which are welcome diversions in this theatre of politics. In spring, the city turns pink with cherry blossom the legacy of a peace offering sent by Japan .

The glorious East Coast retreat of Cape Cod is also not to be missed. Looking around this exquisite peninsula it s easy to see why the founding fathers, who stepped off the Mayflower here, chose to make this extraordinary land their home. God bless America, they sang. And God blessed her indeed.

Travel Advice

Last updated: 29 November 2015

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. ‘We’ refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice .

Crime

Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your property against petty crime. Don t leave passports in rental cars, especially in the boot, as there have been a high number of thefts by gangs targeting the vehicles of those who appear to be tourists.

Violent crime, including gun crime, rarely involves tourists, but you should take care when travelling in unfamiliar areas. Crime associated with the illegal drugs trade is a major issue in Mexican states bordering Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. Some foreign nationals have been among the victims of crime in the border regions, but there is no evidence to suggest they have been targeted because of their nationality. Research your destination before travelling, be vigilant, and follow the advice of local authorities.

Road travel

If you re planning to drive in the United States, check the driving rules in the state(s) you ll be visiting. Provisional licences aren t accepted. International Driving Permits are generally not required in the US but it is helpful to carry one, and they re only valid in conjunction with a full UK driving licence. The United States doesn t issue International Driving Permits to foreign visitors, so you ll need to obtain this document before you travel. Check requirements with your vehicle rental company.

In 2012 there were 33,561 road deaths in the United States (source: Department for Transport ). This equates to 10.7 road deaths per 100,000 of population and compares to the UK average of 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2012.

US traffic laws can vary from state to state. Speed and drink driving limits, as well as information on disabled permits, can be found through the individual state s Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Most car rental companies offer electronic toll fee payment facilities which will allow you to automatically pay for your toll fees. These toll fee payment facilities must be hired for the duration of your rental and will allow you to use the electronic lanes on toll roads. Be sure to discuss with your rental car company their policy on toll fees.

Check the weather conditions before embarking on a long journey, particularly in mountainous and isolated areas where there is increased likelihood of snowfall, or in dry desert areas where you may need extra water and petrol stations could be scarce. Do not sleep in your car by the roadside or in rest areas and avoid leaving any items on display in your car. Try to stay on main roads and use well-lit car parks. If you re hit from behind while driving, indicate to the other driver to follow you to a public place and call 911 for the police.

Petrol stations that do not display the price of fuel usually charge considerably more than the national average for a gallon of fuel. They re often found close to tourist destinations and airports, and notoriously near to Orlando International Airport.

Air travel

Before you travel, check the security measures you re likely to face at the airport on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA website. The TSA has a helpline number to help passengers with disabilities and medical conditions before they fly.

Don t make flippant remarks about bombs or terrorism, especially when passing through US airports.

All travellers arriving from Ebola affected areas in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia and

Sierra Leone) must arrive at one of the following 5 airports in order to undergo health screening: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) Washington DC, O Hare International Airport (ORD) Chicago, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) New York, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) New York, or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Atlanta. For more information see the US Department of Homeland Security website .





06/04/2017

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The Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in the United States #costa

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Industry Subsectors

Of the more than 25 subsectors that make up the travel and tourism industry, three sectors – food services, air travel, and accommodations – account for more than 50 percent of total output.

 Accommodations: This subsector is the largest of the three and accounts for 19 percent of total travel industry output. Accommodations benefited from international overseas traveler growth of 7 percent in 2012.

Food Services: This subsector is the second largest and accounts for more than 16 percent of travel and tourism-related output. The National Restaurant Association predicts 3.4 percent growth for the restaurant industry in 2015.

Air Travel: This subsector accounts for nearly16 percent of travel industry output. Airlines continuously seek ways to increase revenue by offering access to new markets as they work to reduce costs and fuel consumption by grounding inefficient aircraft and scaling back unprofitable routes.

Federal Resources

Travel Promotion Act of 2009 (TPA):  This Act established the Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP). a new public-private partnership in travel and tourism doing business as “Brand USA”. The alliance between the U.S. government and the U.S. travel and tourism industry enhances the distribution of information on U.S. entry policies and promotes leisure, business, and scholarly travel to and within the United States.  Currently, under the Travel Promotion Act, the CTP can access up to $100 million in federal matching funds to execute its mission based on a 1 to 1 ratio of public to private funds. The CTP is active in the top international travel markets for the United States.





01/04/2017

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Flights to The United States #airline #tickets #prices

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Flights to The United States

The Land of Opportunity

Live the dream and take the ultimate American road trip. Book your flight to the United States !

It might take more than a week s holiday to get around this vast country but whatever you want to do, you can do it here! From state to state everything changes from the landscape to the food, the people to the culture. From vast deserted plains to snowy mountains, swathes of thick forests to alpine lakes, lush vineyards to dense urban streets, white sandy beaches to craggy peaks.

Shop in New York, carnival in New Orleans, hike in Colorado, gaze across the Grand Canyon, watch baseball in Boston, roller-blade in LA, gamble in Las Vegas, drink cocktails in Miami, whale-watch in Alaska, hula in Hawaii, ride the trams in San Francisco the list is literally endless.

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23/03/2017

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US Vacation Sweepstakes

By Sandra Grauschopf. Contests & Sweepstakes Expert

Sandra Grauschopf is a passionate sweeper with thousands of dollars worth of prize wins to her name. She has been writing and sharing advice about contests sweepstakes on the web for more than nine years, and she loves nothing more than helping people uncover the fun, excitement, and camaraderie of the sweepstakes hobby.

Media Mentions and Other Appearances:

  • Appeared on Better.tv, the online television station of Better Homes and Gardens.
  • Interview in the book, The Million-Dollar Idea in Everyone by Michael Collins.
  • Interview in the book You Can’t Win if You Don’t Enter by Carolyn Wilman.
  • Featured speaker at the 2008 Hershey Mini Sweepstakes Convention.
  • Quoted in The Chicago Tribune ‘s article, Easy Money but Hard Living .
  • Interviewed in Woman’s World Magazine ‘s “Ask America’s Ultimate Experts” column published on March 10, 2010.
  • Interviewed for MainStreet.com’s article, Super Sweepstakes: More Than a Giveaway .
  • Interviewed in Woman’s World Magazine ‘s “Ask America’s Ultimate Experts” column: “I Want to Win Cash and Prizes!” published on October 31, 2011.
  • Featured on Fusion TV’s segment, “Meet the Sweepers”
  • Interviewed for NPR On the Media’s podcast, Win a Million Dollar Mansion from Your Home Computer
  • Interviewed in a two-part series on ABC 15 in Arizona’s “Let Joe Know” Segment: 9 Easy Ways to Avoid Sweepstakes Scams and 3 Secret Tips to Winning Sweepstakes
  • Interviewed in Woman’s World Magazine ‘s “Ask America’s Ultimate Experts” column: “I Want to Win Sweepstakes and Lotteries!” published on March 23, 2015.
  • Former contributing blogger at ContestMob.com .
  • Has consulted for major companies, contributing strategies to use sweepstakes to create more revenue.

Sweepstakes Interview Requests:

Have you ever dreamed of walking down the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere? Or of spending a cozy weekend watching the fall foliage with a loved one? Vacation sweepstakes can offer you all of these experiences and more, absolutely free. Enter these sweepstakes for your chance to win a dream vacation.

Advance Auto gift cards will also be available.

Entry Frequency: One time per person





14/03/2017

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