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Agricultural Tourism & Land Use
Michigan: Climate Change in Michigan (Undated) (Union of Concerned Scientists) More Vineyards Are Turning to Technology for Help (04-14-04) (MSNBC News) Tourism Increases in Washington State's Wine Country (04-15-04) (Hotel Online) Texas Hill Country Is the Largest Viticultural Area in the U.S. (04-19-04) (bizjournals.com) (Login Required)

Boating & Water Issues
Michigan: Harbor Slip Reservations Now Available On-Line (Undated) (Michigan Department of Natural Resources) Michigan: Boating Prospects Good for St. Clair, Great Lakes (04-04-04) (The Detroit News) Michigan: Web Site Helps Satisfy Great Lakes Boat Watchers' Fascination With Ships (04-18-04) (mlive.com) Michigan: Michigan Boating Fatalities & Registrations Drop in 2003 (04-17-04) (The Detroit News)

Business Travel
Michigan: Detroit Fires Civic Center Director: Time to Take New Direction with Cobo (04-24-04) (Detroit Free Press)

Casinos & Gaming
Michigan: Lottery Pays Out Record Setting 2,600 Percent in Last Night's Drawing (04-16-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required) California Tribal Leader Argues Casinos Create New Indian Stereotype (04-14-04) (Hotel Online) Slots' Failure Sours Many on Leaders: Maryland Residents Disappointed at Lack of Compromise (04-17-04) (Washington Post) Eighth Annual Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress to Focus on Eastern U.S. Gaming Expansion (04-19-04) (Hotel Online)

Cultural & Heritage Tourism
Michigan: Detroit Zoological Society Receives Donation of Financial Grant & Volunteer Resources from the Junior League of Detroit for Belle Isle Nature Zoo (04-21-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required) PA Governor Rendell Presents $1 Million for State Theatre Center for the Arts (04-24-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required) Putting Life Back Into Living History (04-15-04) (USA Today.com) 'Living' History in Philadelphia Falls Victim to Street Plan (04-16-04) (bizjournals.com) (Login Required) Look Kids: Big Ben, Parliament! Majority of Parents Think It's Important to Expose Children to History & Culture on Vacation (04-20-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required) Packaging the Potential: Discovering Heritage Tourism (March 2004) (Canadian Tourism Commission) (PDF File) Funding & the Future of Festivals (April 2004) (Tourism Magazine) Festivals & Events Motivate Travel (April 2004) (Tourism Magazine)

Economy & Jobs
Michigan: Comfort Beats Hip in 'Cool Cities' Poll: Young Adults, Even Singles, Think of Long Term, Family (04-21-04) (The
Detroit News)

Four-In-Ten Hospitality Workers Say They Do Not Feel Appreciated By Their Employers (04-14-04) (Hotel News Resource) Guest Empathy Training Helps Re-humanize Our Guests (04-22-04) (ehotelier.com)

Internet Travel Planning & Booking
Report: 55% of Adult Internet Users Have Broadband at Home or Work (04-19-04) (Pew Internet & American Life) Where Travelers Go to Book Online (04-19-04) (ehotelier.com) Airline, Travel & Leisure Firms Ranked on How They Treat Online Customers: In Spring 2004 Online Customer Respect Study (04-26-04) (The Customer Respect Group) (PDF File)

Legislative News
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Lodging, Resorts & Spas
Hotels.com Takes the Sting Out of Rising Gasoline Prices With Gasoline Rebate (04-15-04) (PR Newswire – Login Required) NYC Hotel Occupancies Hit 35-Year High for March (04-14-04) (Hotel News Resource)

Four-In-Ten Hospitality Workers Say They Do Not Feel Appreciated By Their Employers (04-14-04) (Hotel News Resource) Report Shows In-Park Hotels Can Give Theme Parks A Competitive Edge (04-15-04) (Hospitality Net) Guest Empathy Training Helps Re-humanize Our Guests (04-22-04) (ehotelier.com) U.S. Summer Hotel Occupancy Seen Rising (04-20-04) (USA Today) Study Estimates the Net Internet Effect on the US Lodging Industry in 2003 as a Minus $1.27 Billion (04-19-04) (Hotel Online) Hotels Take the Branding Plunge: Mid-priced Lodging Chains Look for Ways to Set Themselves Apart (04-22-04)
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Service Industry Experts Discuss When to Tip (04-16-04) (Hotel Online)

Marketing & Promotion
Ten Commandments of Media Press Release Submittals for the Online World (March 2004) (Hospitality 1st) The ABCs of Selling to Generation X (04-16-04) (Business Week Online) Minnesota May See More Tourists This Year Thanks to New Legislation (04-16-04) (Mesabi Daily News) Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Presents Check for Tourism Project, Highlights Stimulus Program (04-21-04) (PR Newswire)
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Outdoor Recreation & Parks
Michigan: Woman Named to State Outdoor Job: First Female to Get Natural Resources Post (04-20-04) (Detroit Free Press) Michigan: Climate Change in Michigan (Undated) (Union of Concerned Scientists) Report Shows In-Park Hotels Can Give Theme Parks A Competitive Edge (04-15-04) (Hospitality Net) Unseasonably Warm Weather Brings U.S. Ski Season to Disappointing End (04-17-04) (Hotel Online) Region Targets Natural Resources for Tourism (04-16-04) (bizjournals.com) (Login Required) EPA Plan Would Improve National Park Vistas (04-20-04) (ENN.com)

Pleasure Travel & Tourism
Oh, The Places They'll Go: Americans Aren't Holding Back on Vacations This Year (04-19-04) (Business Week Online) Travel Wisconsin News (04-01-04) Two-Thirds of Online Poll Say They Will Travel More in 2004 (04-14-04) (CNN.com) TIA Forecasts Strongest Spring Travel Since 2001 (04-14-04) (Travel Industry Association of America) Special Travel & Tourism Reports (Undated) (Travel Weekly) Two-Thirds of Online Poll Say They Will Travel More in 2004 According to Travelers Advantage (04-14-04) (Yahoo! Finance) Trips to the Alter Are Turning Exotic (04-15-04) (USA Today) Foreign Travel Up, Industry Says (04-18-04) (Tallahassee.com) Safety & Security Top Visitor Wish-List (March 2004) (Tourism Magazine) Industry Issues Child Sex Tourism 'Code' (04-19-04) (Travel Weekly) When It Comes to Thrifty Travel, There's No Place Like Home (04-18-04) (The Ledger.com) If It Looks Like a Rebound, Walks Like a Rebound… (04-19-04) (Travel Weekly) Look Kids: Big Ben, Parliament! Majority of Parents Think It's Important to Expose Children to History & Culture on Vacation (04-20-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required) Taking Stock: Can Our Tourism Product Adjust? (March 2004) (Tourism Magazine)

Restaurants
Michigan: Zehnder's of Frankenmuth Ranked Number Two in the Nation for Meals Served in 2003 (04-20-04) (PR Newswire)
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Meals Made to Order for Families on the Go (04-16-04) (Baltimore Sun) Service Industry Experts Discuss When to Tip (04-16-04) (Hotel Online) Guest Empathy Training Helps Re-humanize Our Guests (04-22-04) (ehotelier.com)

Transportation
Michigan: Wi-Fi Technology Expands at Detroit Metro Airport (04-16-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required) Michigan: Web Site Helps Satisfy Great Lakes Boat Watchers' Fascination With Ships (04-18-04) (mlive.com) Michigan: Detroit Metro Airport Receives Two National Awards from ACI-NA (04-19-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required) Michigan: Fed Up With Filling Up (04-27-04) (Detroit Free Press) Gas Prices Climb to New Record High (04-11-04) (CNN.com) Hotels.com Takes the Sting Out of Rising Gasoline Prices With Gasoline Rebate (04-15-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required) AAA Offers a 5-Percent Discount on All Gas Purchases as Part of a New VISA Card Promotion (Undated) Concerned About Putting Vacation Miles On Your Own Vehicle? Budget Survey Shows Many People Opt for a Rental Car
(04-23-04) (PR Newswire) (Login Required)

Europeans Pay Far More for Petrol, Buy Smaller Cars & Drive Less (04-13-04) (Sun-Sentinel) Gas Prices Climb Another 3 Cents: Average Cost Up Nearly 35 Cents Per Gallon Since December (04-25-04) (CNN.com) Study Says Seattle's Cruise Business Packs Economic Wallop (04-14-04) (Hotel Online)

Tourism's Curbside Traffic Jam in Philadelphia (04-16-04) (bizjournals.com) (Login Required)

World Tourism
Eastern Europe Set for Travel Surge (04-12-04) (CNN.com) Foreign Visits to U.S. Down Sharply Because of Entry Requirements (04-22-04) (USA Today) Exec Promotes Tourism as Peace Plan (04-15-04) (Casino City Times) Summer Flights to Europe Will Cost You Even More (04-15-04) (USA Today.com) 'Korean Wave' Used to Promote Tourism (04-19-04) (The Korea Herald) Canadian Travel Deficit Reaches Decade High (March 2004) (Tourism Magazine) Exchange Rates: The Potential Impact of a Stronger Canadian Dollar on International Travel to/from Canada in 2004
(January 2004) (Canadian Tourism Commission) (PDF File) SARS: China Quarantines Hundreds (04-26-04) (CNN.com) Canadian Tourism: Planning & Adjusting for Recovery (February 2004) (Tourism Magazine) Impact of Spring 2003 Events on U.S. Pleasure Travel to Canada (July 2003) (Canadian Tourism Commission) (PDF File) UK Government Earmarks £5m for Tourism “Skills Council” (04-14-04) (e-Tid.com) Taxation Can Limit Aviation/Traffic Growth Says Porritt (04-14-04) (e-Tid.com) Foreign Travel Up, Industry Says (04-18-04) (Tallahassee.com)

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