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Brits flocking to foreign beaches to escape the Olympics

MALLORCA, Spain - Britons are packing their bags and traveling abroad during the Olympics to be better off, according to a recent survey.

Vietnam’s first Spa Cenvaree provides luxurious relaxation in a beachside setting

The first Spa Cenvaree to open in Vietnam, set in a quiet bay on Phu Quoc island, offers sublime treatments in a tranquil beachside setting.

Barbuda Council names beach in honor of Princess Diana

Codrington, Barbuda - The world will soon discover one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets -- The Barbuda Council announces that the stretch along the island’s unbroken miles of beach will be nam

Christmas holidays: Ski vs. beach

LONDON - As we continue to plunge into the depths of winter, more and more British citizens are flocking to holiday destinations in order to escape the trials of everyday life.

Diving center and beach bungalows destroyed by fire on Zanzibar

(eTN) - An internationally-recognized diving school and several neighboring bungalow-type beach resorts, along with private beachside residences, burned down last Thursday when strong winds from the o

Destination news: Georgia to protect Black Sea beaches at Batumi

TBILISI - Georgian authorities on Saturday decided to impose fines on those who pollute the country's Black Sea beaches at Batumi, a long-time tourist resort.

Wrecked ship ordered removed from Goa beach

PANAJI, India — An Indian court on Wednesday gave the government in the resort state of Goa two months to begin removing the rusting hulk of a ship that ran aground on a popular tourist beach a deca

Over 700 tourists stung by jellyfish in Spain

More than 700 people are said to have been stung by jellyfish whilst they were holidaying in Spain.

Gulfcoasttravelupdate.com keeps travelers apprised of Gulf beach and travel conditions

MIAMI, Florida — Tripatini.com announced today the launch of the Gulf Coast Travel Update ( www.GulfCoastTravelUpdate.com ), an online group that provides convenient, centralized information on trav

Resort sued for fire damages

It was learned that last week a suit was filed by a beach resort company in the High Court of Dar es Salaam over the fire damage sustained a year ago, when a neighboring resort failed to bring a kitch

Berjaya Beau Vallon Beach Resort and Casino breaks innovative ground

The Berjaya at Beau Vallon Bay is about to enter into new "e" territory, when in early February they will officially launch "I-Surf" across the entire hotel with a state-of-the-art wireless system ins

Kuta Beach in Bali reeking from dead sardines

Bali's famous Kuta Beach front is being despoiled, once again, by hundreds of dead fish or Ikan lemuru (Sardinella longiceps).

Hawaii to replenish sand at Waikiki Beach

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are appealing to the state's tourism authority for funds to restore part of world-famous Waikiki Beach.

Severe rains in Israel blamed on tourist drowning

Heavy rain on Friday caused problems across central Israel, as much of the region was flooded, main thoroughfares were closed off, and area residents were trapped in their homes and cars.

Mud pool, sewage outlet, or beach?

Many popular coastal destinations have a mediocre beach, but often they are also messy, ugly, or boring.

Hotel is stealing sand, quick, close the beach!

MEXICO CITY – Surprised tourists found their little piece of Cancún beach paradise ringed by crime-scene tape and gun-toting sailors this week.

Summer’s a scorcher, but you don’t have to get burned

Book any Oaseas Resorts property now for US$99 and protect yourself and your wallet from higher rates.

Hundreds of Humboldt squid washed ashore in La Jolla

It was an odd start to the morning Saturday in La Jolla, Calif.First, residents were jostled out of bed at 7.34 a.m. by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake that was centered 19 miles out in the ocean.

Cancun: Where is the beach?

The occupancy in mid-January 2009 in Cancun was 78 percent – a bit better than the previous year, according to Cancun tourism director Arturo Escaip Manzur.

Varadero anticipating one million tourists

VARADERO — Cuba’s top beach resort has received more than 700,000 tourists to date and the conditions exist for the year to end with a total of one million visitors for the first time in the histo

Best Western Premier to open resort in Saïdia, Morocco

(September 22, 2008) – Following the recently announced Radisson management contract to operate two resorts in Le Jardin de Fleur Saïdia, Best Western Premier, the new international superior servic

Anger as ‘rich tourists’ buy up beach huts

A community leader has reacted with fury to news that a beach hut has sold for a reported £85,000 in his coastal resort.

Gloria & Emilio Estefan open Costa d’Este Beach Resort

Today Vero Beach Mayor Thomas White presided at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Costa d'Este Beach Resort, the 94-guestroom, luxury resort owned by five-time Grammy Award-winning singer Gloria Estefan and her husband, producer Emilio Estefan, Jr.

Kenya Tourism Trust Fund gives a Ksh 12.6 million grant

The Tourism Trust Fund has given a grant of Ksh 12.6 million ($195,956.45 USD) to support the country’s ongoing efforts to mainstream tourism activities and diversify product offering on the coastal beach front.The projects funded include Mombasa Boat Owners Association product enhancement and Pedal Boat Riding Services, both at the Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa.

Keep your “butts off the beach”

MAUI, Hawaii - Maui, rated as "Best Island in the World" by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for 13 years, is working to keep its beaches beautiful, through a "Butts off the Beach" awareness campaign to prevent cigarette butt litter.