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Management and operations of hotels, restaurants, recreation, travel, and tourism. Cooking and wine.

Travel and Tourism

ITA Office of Travel & Tourism Industries From the US International Trade Administration office, statistics on tourism both as an export and import industry. Statistics on travel by region or country.

Rita; Bureau of Transportation Statistics  For the USA; it has tourism statistics

National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations "Working to protect all the world's distinctive places through wisely managed tourism and enlightened destination." Directories for tourism professionsls, travelers, and residents.

Hidden America Look here for "On The Road" Americana. This site includes links to festivals.

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travelers' Health The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has "Reference Material," "Disease Outbreaks," "Geographic Health Recommendations," and more. Go to data on regions through a "Graphical Travel Map."

Travel.State.Gov International Travel Information The US Government Travel Warnings are organized by country. The US State Department issues Travel Warnings when the department decides, based on all relevant information, to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain country.

TRAVIGATOR.com Travel Search Engine This is a Search Engine "to over 20,000 top travel sites." There are also links to TRAVELFLASH NEWS (weekly) and the archives of TRAVMAG Headlines & Reports.

Travlang Travel & Language Services Translate travel words and phrases to foreign languages and order tickets/make reservations.

Hotwire ®
Expedia ® Travel Services
Orbitz
Travelocity ®
Order tickets/make reservations, plan trips, etc.

Casamundo Compares holiday houses, homes and apartments of every category and price range across Europe and the USA.

Hostelling International
For hostels worldwide; search windows to sort by country, city/region, and arrival and departure dates, and number of guests.   

Unterkunft.de (Select your language.) Vacation rentals, apartments, accommodations and hotels commission-free. Worldwide.
Jugendgästehaus Youth hostels in Germany, with maps.

Airline Toll-Free Numbers and Websites Here are airline phone numbers and Internet "home pages" (for Airlines who have one).

AMTRAK Where you can make reservations and buy tickets. Trains in the USA.

Metro The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transortation Authority Learn the routes, fares, and services of each local Metro Line (Blue, Red, Green, etc.) as well as about the regional Metrolink and Angels Flight.