Sightseeing News & Views
July 1st, 2015

Sightseeing News & Views - July 1st, 2015

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Summer travel abroad: A vaccination guide update Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Travelers can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel website at www.cdc.gov/travel to begin initial research and determine what vaccinations are needed for specific countries. Visiting a travel clinic usually comes next. At these clinics, professionals provide education, review records and administer vaccinations. READ MORE

How travel agents are using virtual reality and why hotels should care Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You Visit
By being on the cutting edge of innovation, travel agencies can continue to thrive in 2015, and beyond. Travel agencies and tour operators are now using virtual reality technology to differentiate themselves from their competitors. READ MORE


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Sightseeing app for tourists launched by Washington State Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Associated Press via Komo-TV
The state of Washington has launched a new mobile sightseeing app that compiles information about more than 1,000 free attractions and recommendations from local experts. The app includes deals for visitors to the U.S. Open golf tournament but other features can be used any time. READ MORE

Travel tips for even the very seasoned traveler Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Business Insider
Instead of insulting your intelligence with "hacks" like "pack light," or "bring an empty water bottle," we've put together a list of tips and tricks that will help even the most seasoned jetsetter avoid the inevitable hassles of frequent flying. READ MORE


Come see what's happening in Bloomington, Minnesota Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Bloomington, Minnesota, is Home of Mall of America, central location allows you to explore a variety of events and attractions throughout the Twin Cities quickly and easily. The convenient light rail will connect you to the airport, Mall of America® and downtown Minneapolis. And, with 38 hotels to choose from, all offering complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and Mall of America, you will have the time of your life finding out what "Minnesota Nice" is all about! READ MORE

Destination: Cuba — secrets to make your visit easier and more fun Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bottom Line Personal
With this year's thaw in diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, it has become much easier for US tourists to visit. Just 90 miles south of Florida, this Caribbean island nation gives you a feeling of being caught in a time warp as you walk down streets lined with centuries-old buildings and cars from the 1950s. You need to learn some secrets and shortcuts to successfully meet the challenges of a trip to Cuba. READ MORE

Should you still travel to Greece? Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
MarketWatch
Greece is in turmoil and on the precipice of financial collapse. Will it scare off potential travelers? READ MORE

Travelers looking for new summer vacation ideas Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Travel and Tour World
According to a new survey by travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip, more than half of travelers (55 percent) polled will not return to the same destination as last summer. The results were part of the 2015 Summer Travel Guide, a compilation of data-driven insights to help consumers travel smarter in 2015. READ MORE




Best tour companies for solo travel Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Business Insider
Solo travel is on the rise. And for good reason — it allows you much more freedom and a greater opportunity to connect with locals. According to the 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions study, which surveyed over 13,000 travelers from 25 different countries, 24 percent of travelers traveled alone on their most recent leisure trip. That's almost 10 percent more than in 2013. READ MORE

July's top travel picks Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
YAHOO
Even in the peak summer travel month of July, there are still plenty of places in the world where you can escape the heat, crowds, and beach-bound traffic jams. Here are ideas for you, culled from our Insider's Guides to destinations worldwide. READ MORE


   TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY NEWS


Take a VR sightseeing tour on your iPhone Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
CNET
Who says Google Cardboard is only for Android users? Roundme's updated iPhone app delivers a sweet virtual experience. READ MORE

Gmail formally adds 'undo send' option Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The New York Times
If you are a Gmail user, you will be relieved to know that Google will now assist you in snatching a premature message back from the ether. READ MORE


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