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Agricultural Tourism & Land Use
Michigan: Gov. Jennifer Granholm Is Looking at the Possibility of Eliminating Funding for MSU Extension Offices & the
Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (11-14-03) (The Herald-Palladium)
Michigan: MSU May Lose $164 Million in Funding: Cuts in State, U.S. Matching Aid Would Gut Agriculture Research &
Eliminate 350 Jobs (11-18-03) (The Detroit News)
Michigan: MSU Extension Program Faces Cuts (11-19-03) (The State News)
Michigan: Michigan Chamber of Commerce Asks: Where Does Governor Granholm Stand on Urban Revitalization and
Implementation of Land Use Council Recommendations? (11-06-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: MSU College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Combines Three Departments (11-14-03) (newsroom.msu.edu)
Michigan: Granholm Urges Michigan's Local Officials to Cooperate on New Land Use Goals (11-04-03) (Smart Growth News)
Michigan: Cold Snap Chills Concord Grape Crop (10-19-03) (The Detroit News)
Michigan: Efforts to Preserve Farmland May Be Losing Ground (10-19-03) (Lansing State Journal)
Developers & Recreation Buffs Buying Up Ranches in Texas (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
Sunfresh's Freezer Jam Brings Back Old Memories (10-17-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Toiling Through Tedious Building Process for the Love of Wine (10-17-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
High Quality Boxed Wine Is Revolutionizing the Wine Business (10-23-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Downtown Jacksonville, Florida Moves into ‘Experience' Economy (10-24-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Campbell's First Organic Product That’s 100% Local (10-31-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Overview of Fundamentals for the Successful Development of Tourist Destinations (11-05-03) (Internet Travel News)
Wines Bask in Rising Temperatures (11-04-03) (Nature)
A Warmer World Could Improve Some Wines (11-14-03) (USA Today Weather)

Boating & Water Issues
Michigan: Dredging Plan Irks St. Clair Shores Residents (10-15-03) (The Detroit News)
Michigan: Monthly Bulletin of Great Lakes Water Levels (November 2003) (USACE)
Michigan: Vegetation Grooming: Law Fails to Ease Beach Battle (10-27-03) (Traverse City Record Eagle)
Michigan: Leaders Mourn Downtown Muskegon’s Loss of High Speed Ferry Dock (10-28-03) (Muskegon Chronicle)
Rough Weather & Elusive Fish Nearly Scuttle Northwest Indiana Charter Boat Industry (11-02-03) (nwitimes.com)
EPA to East Sewage Treatment Rules (11-02-03) (USA Today)

Business Travel
Has the Business Traveler Been Irrevocably Changed? (10-14-03) (Hotel Online)
Business Travelers Want to Fly Cheap, Survey Says (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
Hotels Pin Hopes on Business Travelers (10-02-03) (The Street.com)
Industry Sees 2004 Uptick (10-20-03) (BTNonline.com)
Marriott Leads Industry in BusinessWeek Travel Survey (10-21-03) (Hotel Online)
Web Conferencing & New E-Leadership Spur Trend Toward Virtual Collaboration (10-20-03) (Conferencing News.com)
What Business Travelers Want (10-20-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Business Travel Seems to Be Picking Up (10-21-03) (Login Required – The New York Times)
Business Travel Warming Up from Industry Chill: Hotels See Some Signs of Recovery (10-24-03) (ehotelier.com)
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NBTA Releases 6 Annual Business Travel Cost Forecast for 2004 (10-24-03) (Internet Travel News)
Technology Remains an Important Tool to Attract Meeting Planner & Attendees (08-28-03) (Hotel & Motel Management)
Mixed Signals for Hospitality (10-17-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Domestic Business Travel & International Inbound Travel Will See Declines in 2003 of 3.7% & 4% (10-23-03) (Hotel Online)
Study of Women Business Travelers Reveals Their Opinions & Attitudes Toward Travel (10-28-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Study of Women Business Travelers Reveals Opinions (Undated) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Travelers Losing Sleep Over Business Trips (11-04-03) (businesstraveller.com)
Scientific Study of Business Travelers Shows Significant Gap Between Perception & Reality (11-04-03) (Hotel Online)
Casinos & Gaming
Michigan: Compact Amendment Allows Mackinac City Casino (07-25-03) (Michigan Restaurant Association)
Michigan: Construction of Casino Hotels in Detroit Remains Up in the Air (10-09-03) (Hotel Online)
Michigan: Michigan Lottery Introduces New Games in Bars & Restaurants Statewide (10-23-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Michigan Lottery's Club Games Ticket Sales Top $3 M in 1st Week (11-04-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Att. Gen. Cox Announces Arrest of Suspect in $1M Casino Fraud Scheme (10-23-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Teamsters President Supports Detroit Casino Negotiators & Workers (10-23-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Detroit Casino Council & MGM Grand Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract (10-24-03) (Hotel Online)
Michigan: Romulus Readies for Gambling Showdown (11-03-03) (Hotel Online)
Michigan: MGM Grand Workers Ratify New Agreement (10-31-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Las Vegas-Based Station Casinos Inks Deal with Michigan Tribe (11-14-03) (Hotel Online)
Michigan: Detroit Casino Teamsters Win Victory (11-05-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Station Casinos Conference Call to Discuss New Native American Project in Michigan (11-14-03) (Login Required –
PR Newswire)
Las Vegas Casino Operators See Cruise Ships as Newest Feeder Market (10-14-03) (Hotel Online)
California Forum Explores Problem Gambling (10-14-03) (Hotel Online)
New York's Native American Casino Contributes, But Not to Tax Rolls (10-18-03) (Login Required – The New York Times)
Southern Bible Belt Turns into Gambling Hotbed; Alabama May Join Trend (10-20-03) (Hotel Online)
Third Casino Site in Jackson, Mississippi, Approved for Development (10-23-03) (Hotel Online)
Threat to Veto Needles Casino: Schwarzenegger Wants Tribes to Pay More to State (10-21-03) (San Francisco Chronicle)
Critics Wary of Proposed Ban on Compulsive Gamblers from Indiana Casinos (10-23-03) (Hotel Online)
Global Gaming Business to Launch Magazine, Casino Connection (10-20-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Four Workers Dead in New Jersey Parking Garage Collapse (10-30-03) (CNN.com)
Colorado's Tourism Industry Would Win $25 Million Yearly with Video Lottery (10-31-03) (Hotel Online)
Maryland Resort Owners Reject Governor's Slots Plan (11-04-03) (Hotel Online)
Colorado Tourism Eyes Casino Money (11-10-03) (Denver Post)
Las Vegas Tourism Still Lagging (11-13-03) (Casino City Times)
LVCVA Reports Tourism Up 3.5% in September (11-13-03) (Las Vegas Sun)
Tribal Gaming Regulators Converge in Sacramento for Summit (11-12-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)


Cultural & Heritage Tourism
Michigan: From the Governor: The Public Needs the Talents of Artists (11-17-03) (The Detroit Free Press)
Michigan: Granholm Awards Support Benton Harbor Recreation, Arts, and Culture (10-21-03) (Office of the Governor)
Michigan: Police Shoot Man & Arrest Two in Alleged Break-in at Kresge Art Center (10-27-03) (Lansing State Journal)
Michigan: Arctic Ring of Life at the Detroit Zoo Reopens This Saturday (10-28-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Making Art Young (10-11-03) (Login Required: The New York Times)
The Historic/Cultural Traveler, 2003 Edition (2003) (TIA Purchase Information)
Culture Vital to Tourism, Execs Say (10-16-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Door County Lighthouse Is First Transferred to the State of Wisconsin (10-17-03) (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
Tourism, Historic Preservation & Downtown Helena (11-01-03) (Independent Record)
A Washington Museum Increases Its Wingspan (11-16-03) (Login Required - The New York Times)

Economy & Jobs
Michigan: “New” Outline of the Michigan Tax System (10-31-03) (CRC)
Michigan: Granholm Pushes No New Taxes: Governor's Budget Deficit Proposal May Delay Income Tax Break & Force
Deeper Service Cuts (11-19-03) (The Detroit News)
Michigan: City Officials Rally to Save Revenue Sharing (11-18-03) (Detroit Free Press)
Michigan: David Hollister: MSU Is a Huge Asset to Region (11-16-03) (Lansing State Journal)
Michigan: State of Michigan Officials Say Deficit Is $898 Million (10-14-03) (Lansing State Journal)
Michigan: Governor Warns of $900 Million in Cuts (10-15-03) (Lansing State Journal)
Michigan: Will California's (Economic) Earthquake Hit Here? Stay Tuned for Tremors (10-12-03) (mlive.com)
Michigan: Economy & Budget Weigh on Michigan Tourism (10-07-03) (mlive.com)
Michigan: Governor Granholm Orders Spending Cuts (10-29-03) (Detroit Free Press)
Michigan: Tuition Costs & High Quality Are Universities' Long-term Challenges (11-14-03) (Lansing State Journal)
Convention Bureau Certification Program Aims to Strengthen Service Concepts (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
Developing New Leaders Becoming Major CEO Concern: Global Survey of 730 CEOs (10-20-03) (The Conference Board)
Cars & Vacations Part of Confident Spending Outlook (10-27-03) (Research Brief)
Economists Forecast a Merry Season for Retail (10-24-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
New York Tourism Groups Hold Leadership Workshop (10-28-03) (The Business Review)
Brain-Gain Cities Attract Educated Young (11-09-03) (The Washington Post)
Internet Travel Planning & Booking
Overall Travel Bookings Up Slightly as Big-Ticket Items Surge Higher (10-13-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Online Travel Sites Face Turbulence (10-03-03) (CNN Money)
Overall Travel Bookings Up Slightly (10-09-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Cruise Lines Introducing e-tickets (10-20-03) (Travel Weekly)
Northwest's nwa.com Is Highest Ranked Web Site in Survey (10-20-03) (Internet Travel News)
Advice to Consumers - Do Your Research When Booking Travel Arrangements Online (10-20-03) (Hotel Online)
Negotiating the E-mail Travel Marketing Minefield (10-27-03) Supplier Interactive)
Web to See More Hotel Reservations (10-29-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Booking Travel Early Can Provide Bigger Savings (10-29-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Travel Sites Offer Shortcuts to Deals (10-27-03) (USA Today Money)
Canceling Hotel Room Gets Trickier & More Expensive (11-02-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
USATODAY.com Unveils New, Expanded Travel Website (11-03-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Increase Your Hotel’s Online Visibility (11-07-03) (Hotel Marketing Newsweekly)
Bed & Keyboard (11-11-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Keyword Search Emerges as Dominant Online Ad Format (11-11-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Point & Click, or Call Agent? (11-11-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Priceline.com Sells Record 1.6 Million Room Nights (11-07-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)

Legislative News
Michigan: Vegetation Grooming: Law Fails to Ease Beach Battle (10-27-03) (Traverse City Record Eagle)
Tourism is on the Minds of Alabama Lawmakers (11-11-03) (Times-Journal)

Lodging, Resorts & Spas
Michigan: Construction of Casino Hotels in Detroit Remains Up in the Air (10-09-03) (Hotel Online)
Michigan: Detroit Hotel Set for Restoration (10-15-03) (Login Required – The New York Times)
Michigan: Boyne USA Plans Largest Waterpark in Michigan (10-21-03) (The Detroit News)
Michigan: Site of Traverse City, Michigan Violence Becomes a Lavish Inn (10-24-03) (Hotel Online)
Michigan: B & B's Ride Out The Travel Downturn (10-21-03) (The New York Times)
U.S. Lodging Industry Will Spend $3 Billion on Renovations in 2004 (10-08-03) (Hotel Online)
Lodging Demand Will Achieve Record for the 2003 Holiday Season (11-17-03) (Hotel Interactive)
Nickelodeon-Themed Hotel to Debut in Orlando, Florida in 2005 (10-09-03) (Travel Weekly)
Online Hotel Bookings Occupy Growing Niche (10-09-03) (Travel Weekly)
Increase Your Hotel’s Online Visibility (11-07-03) (Hotel Marketing Newsweekly)
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2003 1 Half Hotel Profits Plunge – 2 Half Recovery Will Not Compensate (10-13-03) (Hotel News Resource)
National Ranking Systems Steer Public to Elite Local Hotels (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
Hotels Pin Hopes on Business Travelers (10-02-03) (The Street.com)
Hotels Are Profitable & Property Prices Are Firm: What Is All The Whining About? (10-21-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Marriott Leads Industry in BusinessWeek Travel Survey (10-21-03) (Hotel Online)
During Holiday Season, Best Room in the House Is at a Hotel (10-21-03) (kgw.com)
Light at the End of the Tunnel? - Industry Recovery in 2004 (Undated) (Hospitality Net)
U.S. Travel Study Predicts Higher Room Rates in 2004 (10-23-03) (Hotel Online)
Business Travel Warming Up from Industry Chill: Hotels See Some Signs of Recovery (10-24-03) (ehotelier.com)
The Top 10 Time Wasters (10-23-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Jefferson County, Texas, Gets Creative with Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue (10-29-03) (Hotel Online)
Mixed Signs for Hospitality (10-17-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Hotels Remain Strong Investment (10-27-03) (BTNonline.com)
U.S. Lodging Supply Growth Continues to Contract Slowly (10-30-03) (hospitality.net)
Hotel Occupancy Climbs to Nearly 66% in Third Quarter (10-31-03) (ehotelier.com)
Canceling Hotel Room Gets Trickier & More Expensive (11-02-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
U.S. Timeshare Net Sales Increased 7.6% in 2002 (11-04-03) (hospitality.net)
Likely Timeshare Buyer Is Tech Savvy (11-12-03) (Hotel Interactive)
New Survey Says That Hotel Fitness Rooms Need to Shape Up (11-14-03) (Internet Travel News)
New Spa Resort Casino to Use Environmentally Friendly Power System (11-12-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)

Marketing & Promotion
Michigan: Economy & Budget Weigh on Michigan Tourism (10-07-03) (mlive.com)
Michigan: Travel Michigan News (November 2003) (Travel Michigan)
Marketing Associations Issue E-mail Guidelines (10-10-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Maryland Officials Look for Tourism to Take Flight Again (10-20-03) (Hotel Online)
Kentucky Officials Urge State to Spend More on Tourism (10-26-03) (Hotel Online)
Virginia's New Retreat Website to Promote Tourism in Central Virginia (10-28-03) (Silicon Valley biz ink)
Jefferson County, Texas, Gets Creative with Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue (10-29-03) (Hotel Online)
Denver, Colorado Tourism Chief Put on Leave (11-01-03) (9News.com)
Denver CVB Chief Fired in Wake of Strip Club Incident (11-05-03) (MeetingNews.com)
Negotiating the E-mail Travel Marketing Minefield (10-27-03) (Supplier Interactive)
Colorado's Tourism Industry Would Win $25 Million Yearly with Video Lottery (10-31-03) (Hotel Online)
Miami-Area Tourist Agency Links Stadium Funds to Convention Center (10-31-03) (Hotel Online)
Targeting Families, An Emerging Market: Are We There Yet? - Part II (11-07-03) (hospitality.net)
Study: Tourism Promotion in Rhode Island, A Mishmash (11-10-03) (WoonsocketCall.com)
Colorado Tourism Eyes Casino Money (11-10-03) (Denver Post)
Colorado Tourism Still Getting Brushoff (11-09-03) (Denver Post)
Alabama Tourism Spending in State Hit Record Level in 2003 (11-07-03) (The Birmingham News)
ECLIPSE 10 - Destination Image Evaluation – Part 2 (November 2003) (moonshine) (PDF file)
Tips for Creating an Effective Web Site (11-07-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
The Herman Trend Alert: Building Relationships (10-15-03) (The Herman Group)
Traditional Travel Agencies Change Business Models (11-14-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Washington State Officials Begin to Recognize Importance of Tourism (11-14-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)

Outdoor Recreation & Parks
Michigan: $42.7 Million Sought to Battle the Emerald Ash Borer (10-14-03) (Lansing State Journal)
Michigan: Michigan's First Ski Runs Open! (11-06-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Catch Rare Glimpse of a Bald Eagle Soaring Above the Detroit Zoo (10-22-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Boyne USA Plans Largest Waterpark in Michigan (10-21-03) (The Detroit News)
Michigan: Michigan Resorts Dominate Ski Magazine Survey (Undated) (Ski Magazine)
Michigan: 700,000 Hunters Loaded for Deer (11-13-03) (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Michigan: New MSU Book Looks at History & Traditions of Michigan’s Forests (11-03-03) (newsroom.msu.edu)
Michigan: What’s New in Michigan Skiing (Fall 2003) (MichiganSkier.com)
Americans Willing to Pay Higher Costs for Travel Services that Protect & Preserve the Environment (10-09-03) (Hospitality.net)
"Geotourism": Tips for Traveling Without Trampling (10-07-03) (National Geographic News)
Walt Disney World Shows Off New Attractions (10-21-03) (Travel Weekly)
Deer Disease Cost Put at Nearly $15 M: U.S. Sends Device to Help (10-21-03) (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Tourism Sector in Atlanta, Georgia Welcomes Boost from Race Fans (10-24-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Study Is All for Ecotourism for Jackson & George Counties in Mississippi (11-03-03) (Hotel Online)
Rough Weather & Elusive Fish Nearly Scuttle Northwest Indiana Charter Boat Industry (11-02-03) (nwitimes.com)
California Tourism Moving Quickly to Recover From Southern California Wildfire Disaster (11-03-03) (Hotel Online)
Cedar Fair, L.P. Reports Strong 2003 Third Quarter Results (11-06-03) (Hotel Online)
Zion National Park: Kinder, Gentler, Quieter (10-27-03) (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Woodall's/ARVC RV Park & Campground National Survey (11-13-03) (Yahoo!)
America's Great Big Challenge (11-16-03) (The Washington Post)
MIS Adds Snowmobiles to 2004 Race Schedule (11-12-03) (The Tecumseh Herald)
NPS Employees See Parks At Risk Due to Political Interference, Special-Interest Deals (11-12-03) (Login Required – PR
Newswire)
Cedar Fair, L.P. Announces Plans to Build Year-Round Water Park Resort at Cedar Point (11-13-03) (Login Required – PR
Newswire)


Pleasure Travel
Michigan: 800,000 Plan Thanksgiving Trip (11-14-03) (AAA Michigan)
Michigan: RVing Makes Holiday Traveling Easier & More Affordable, Reports MARVAC (11-18-03) (Login Required – PR
Newswire)
Geotourism: The New Trend in Travel (September 2003) (TIA Purchase Information)
Domestic Travel Market Report, 2003 (August 2003) (Purchase Information)
Survey: Group Travel Is Gathering Momentum (10-13-03) (Travel Weekly)
Travel Agents Survive Competition with Personal Touch (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
"Geotourism": Tips for Traveling Without Trampling (10-07-03) (National Geographic News)
Baby Boomers Generate Highest Travel Volume In U.S. (10-14-03) (Hospitality.net)
Travel Industry Sees High-flying Holidays (10-14-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Americans Willing to Pay Higher Costs for Travel Services that Protect & Preserve the Environment (10-09-03) (Hospitality.net)
During Holiday Season, Best Room in the House Is at a Hotel (10-21-03) (kgw.com)
Six Tenets of Change the Travel Industry Must Consider to Help Ensure a Bright Future (10-21-03) (Hotel Online)
Cars & Vacations Part of Confident Spending Outlook (10-27-03) (Research Brief)
Commerce Forecast: Visitor Numbers to U.S. to Improve by 2004 (10-21-03) (ITA Press Release)
Travelers Plan to Spend More Vacationing in 2004 (10-22-03) (Hotel News Resource)
International Travel Forecast to the U.S. (2003-2007) (as of October 2003) (ITA Press Release)
Travel Industry Cautiously Optimistic for 2004 Outlook - TIA Reports (10-24-03) (Internet Travel News)
Travel Forecast Upbeat for 2004 (10-27-03) (TravelAgeWest.com)
Stricter Security Harming Tourism (10-24-03) (The Washington Times)
Falling Gas Prices Could Fuel Holiday Travel (11-04-03) (WESH.com)
Gasoline Price Drop Could Fuel Heavy Holiday Travel (11-04-03) (Baltimore Business Journal)
Rest & Relaxation to Rule in 2004 (10-24-03) (Hotel Interactive)
Travel Industry Cautiously Optimistic for 2004 Outlook (10-22-03) (TIA Press Release)
Rhode Island Tourism Groups Upset by Plan (10-28-03) (Pawtucket Times)
Travelers Plan to Spend More Vacationing in 2004 (10-23-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Holiday Travelers Will Have to Book Early for Bargains This Year (11-02-03) (Hotel Online)
Overview of Fundamentals for the Successful Development of Tourist Destinations (11-05-03) (Internet Travel News)
TIA’s Travel Price Index (September 2003) (Travel Industry Association)
Travelers Plan to Spend More Vacationing in 2004 (10-22-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Survey Predicts Jump in Travel Spending (11-10-03) (CNN.com)
Travelers Plan to Spend More on Vacations in 2004, But Not on Business Travel (11-11-03) (Hotel Online)
Thanksgiving Traditions Still Based on Turkey & Travel (10-29-03) (Silicon Valley biz ink)
Travel Industry Watchers See Busy Thanksgiving in Air, on Roads (11-14-03) (Hotel Online)
AAA: Thanksgiving Travel to Rise for Both Auto & Air (11-12-03) (Orlando Business Journal)
Crowds, Bookings Suggest '04 Travel Upturn (11-13-03) (CNN.com Travel)
Ready To Go: Rebound on Travel Horizon (11-16-03) (Chicago Sun Times)

Restaurants
Michigan: Grand Rapids Restaurant Earns Second Consecutive AAA Five Diamond Award (11-18-03) (Login Required – PR
Newswire)
Michigan: Nation Isn't Trimming Fat (10-14-03) (Lansing State Journal)
Vodka, Gin, Tequila and Whisky Rank Zero in Carbs (11-12-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Take-Out Tastes Look Beyond Fast-Food Venues (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
Restaurants Lure Small Business Gatherings with Service & Facilities (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
Restaurant Owners Reduce Costs Through Tip Credits & Tip Pools (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
Edible Difference: Pumpernickles Cater to Atkins Dieters (10-10-03) (Login Required: bizjournals)
Eating & Drinking Place Statistics, By State (10-09-02) (National Restaurant Association)
U.S. Restaurant Industry at a Glance (Undated) (National Restaurant Association)
Promote Tourism: How to Bring Tourists to Your Restaurant (Undated) (National Restaurant Association)
More than Two-thirds of Tableservice Restaurants Report that Tourists are Important to their Business (Undated) (National
Restaurant Association)
Restaurateurs Cope with Tight Labor Market (September 2002) (National Restaurant Association)
New “Three Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle” Brochure for Restaurateurs (06-09-03) (National Restaurant Association)
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Restaurant Industry to Register 12 Consecutive Year of Real Growth in 2003, Record Sales Expected (Undated) (National
Restaurant Association)
Study Surprise: Low Carb Dieters Eat More & Lose Weight (10-16-03) (CNN.com Health)
Pizza Hut to Serve Up Slices of Healthier Pie (10-14-03) (USA Today Money)
New Battleground Being Mapped Out in Restaurant Sector (10-24-03) (ehotelier.com)
Chefs Distressed Over Beef Prices; Diners Remain on Beef Binge (10-23-03) (Hotel Online)
Rising Costs May Raise Beef Lovers' Eyebrows (10-23-03) (Hotel Online)
First Healthy Vending Machine Launches to Combat Childhood Obesity (10-24-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
New York's Smoke-free Regulations: Effects on Employment & Sales in the Hospitality Industry (10-24-03) (Hospitality.net)
High Quality Boxed Wine is Revolutionizing the Wine Business (10-23-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Au Bon Pain Introduces Muffins With Zero Grams of Trans Fat (10-27-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Smoothie King Launches First of Its Kind Low Carb Smoothie (10-27-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Biotech Industry Targets 'Deadly' Trans Fat in Foods (10-26-03) (USA Today)
South Beach Diet Arrives on the Weight Loss Scene (10-27-03) (CNN.com Health)
Healthy Restaurant Eating May Get Easier (10-24-03) (CNN.com Health)
Are All Calories Created Equal? (11-01-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Strawberries Pack a Nutritional Punch: Provide the Edge for Heart Health (10-26-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Atkins Diet Fuels Surging Demand for U.S. Beef (11-14-03) (Forbes.com)
America's Great Big Challenge (11-16-03) (The Washington Post)
Hepatitis Probe in Pittsburgh Following Pattern (11-16-03) (post-gazette.com)
Cattle Rushed to Market as the Price of Beef Soars (11-16-03)(Login Required - The New York Times)
Employees, Restaurants Mixed Up Over Tip Taxes (11-14-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)

Transportation
Michigan: Researchers Assess Economic Impact of Expanding Border Crossing (10-24-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Detroit Chamber Hosts Task Force: Refocus on Improvements at Border (10-29-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Michigan: Detroit Gets Low-Fare USA 3000 Airlines (11-05-03) (IndustryWatch)
Michigan: Flying Bedroom Leaves Detroit Every Night (11-05-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Northwest Airlink May Suffer Pilot Strike, May End NWA Service to Over 100 Cities (10-28-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Cruise Pricing Continues Upward Trend (10-14-03) (Travel Weekly)
Cruise Ship Outbreak Sickens 120 (10-16-03) (CNN.com Travel)
Got Bumped? Here's How to Get Paid (10-28-03) (CNN.com Travel)
Spaceship for Tourists No Mere Flight of Fancy (10-10-03) (Newhouse News Service)
Las Vegas Casino Operators See Cruise Ships as Newest Feeder Market (10-14-03) (Hotel Online)
Two Big Changes Driving Airlines Crazy: Business Travel May Grow, But Bring Lower Profits (10-16-03) (CNN.com Travel)
Airfares to Rise in 2004 (10-16-03) (businesstraveller.com)
Transportation Security Administration Resolved to Obtain Passenger Data (10-14-03) (Travel Weekly)
Government Orders Airlines to Perform Security Sweep (10-17-03) (Travel Weekly)
Travel Bookings Rise 3 Percent; Car Rentals Lead Increase, AAA Says (11-06-03) (Hotel Online)
Grab the Best Seat on the Plane (10-21-03) (CNN.com Travel)
Cruise Lines Introducing e-Tickets (10-20-03) (Travel Weekly)
Northwest's nwa.com Is Highest Ranked Web Site in Survey (10-20-03) (Internet Travel News)
Space Coalition Urges Swift Passage of Commercial Space Act of 2003 (HR 3245) (10-14-03) (XCOR Aerospace)
Don't Rock the Boat Survey: Online Poll Shows Tipping Pattern for Shipboard Staff (10-23-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Stricter Security Harming Tourism (10-24-03) (The Washington Times)
Cruise Lines Look to Entice a New Generation to Frolic on the High Seas (10-17-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP) Offers Lounge Access (10-27-03) (BTNonline.com)
Airline Earnings Offer Optimism (10-27-03) (BTNonline.com)
U.S. Signs on with Smart Cards (10-28-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Proposed Airline Offers Fresh Ideas (11-05-03) (USA Today.com)
How Philadelphia Landed Southwest Airlines (10-29-03) (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
As Prices Drop, Travelers Go Back in the Air (10-31-03) (Login Required – bizjournals)
Falling Gas Prices Could Fuel Holiday Travel (11-04-03) (WESH.com)
Gasoline Price Drop Could Fuel Heavy Holiday Travel (11-04-03) (Baltimore Business Journal)
Surviving the Roads During Another Midwestern Winter (11-03-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
Self-Serve Fliers Boost Airline Productivity (11-03-03) (CNN.com Travel)
Space Tourism Rules Need to Toe Fine Line, Panel Told (11-05-03) (Houston Chronicle)
Cruise Capacity to Rise by 78% Between 2000-2010 (11-06-03)(e-tid.com)
AAA Reports Gas Price Falls to Lowest Level Since Mid-July (11-11-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)
The Future of Airport Security (11-12-03) (BBC News)
NWA Is Growing in Upper Midwest (11-13-03) (Detroit Free Press)
Airlines Offer Extra Seats Throughout Holiday Season (11-06-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
Airport Parking Demand Surges for Thanksgiving & Christmas (11-12-03) (Login Required – PR Newswire)

World Tourism
WTTC Unveils 'Blueprint for New Tourism' (10-14-03) (Travel Weekly)
$230 M Kick for 'Super' Tourism Body in Australia (11-17-03) (The Courier-Mail)
WTO Presents Tourism Highlights 2003 (10-14-03) (HotelMarketing Newsweekly)
WTO’s Tourism 2020 Vision (Undated) (World Tourism Organization)
WTO: Changes In Market Behavior & Weak World Economy Dictate Tourism Trends (10-14-03) (Hospitality.net)
WTTC: China Tourism to Experience Rebound (10-21-03) (Travel Weekly)
WTTC Tourism Satellite Accounts 2003 - Executive Summary (Undated) (PDF File)
Changes in Market Behavior & Weak World Economy Dictate Tourism Trends (10-13-03) (WTO Press Release)
WTO to Become a UN Specialized Agency (10-23-03) (eyefortravel)
Senate Approves Easing of Curbs on Cuba Travel (10-24-03) (Login Required – The New York Times)
Ban Preventing Americans from Legally Visiting Cuba May be Lifted (10-25-03) (Hotel Online)
Prospect of Open Tourism to Cuba Thrills Travel Agents (10-25-03) (Hotel Online)
Outlook Brightens for European Hotel Industry (10-23-03) (Hotel Online)
Chinese to Get Wider Travel Options (10-28-03) (China View)
WTTC Competitiveness Monitor, Tracks the Environment for Travel & Tourism Development (10-31-03) (Hotel Online)
WTO World Tourism Barometer Rising; Iraq & SARS Influences Not Yet Overcome (10-31-03) (hospitality.net)
Market Share Will Decline in the Majority of the Top Inbound Markets to the U.S. (11-17-03) (Hotel News Resource)
Domestic Business Travel & International Inbound Travel Will See Declines in 2003 of 3.7% & 4% (10-23-03) (Hotel Online)
WTM Global Travel Report Reveals 2004 Trends & Predictions (11-11-03) (World Leisure News)
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