Northeast the most affordable for ski trips

first_imgDestinationHotelSki RentalLift TicketMealBeerTotal cost1Vail, CO$581.81$40.85$105.00$13.07$4.83$745.562Aspen, CO$509.76$41.30$104.00$13.33$4.67$673.063Park City, UT$524.08$45.33$85.00$8.83$3.81***$667.054Telluride, CO$439.93$35.32$98.00$10.25$3.75$587.255Steamboat Springs, CO$420.62$36.32$99.00$12.98$4.83$573.756Whistler, BC, Canada$331.86$38.13$96.00$13.92$6.08$485.997Big Sky, MT$348.68$36.67$65.33$9.33$4.08$464.098Mont-Tremblant, QC, Canada$322.34$44.99**$75.00$12.30$5.30$459.939Sun Valley, ID$310.23$35.00$48.00$12.17$3.48$408.8810Mammoth Lakes, CA$260.45$33.00$96.00$11.83$5.25$406.53The TripIndex Ski list comprises 20 popular ski destinations and Canada.TripIndex Ski prices out the following items in each destination: Per night cost of a hotel (between December 2011 and March 2012), cost of a basic ski rental package, cost of a lift ticket, cost of a meal (burger and fries) and cost of an alcoholic drink (domestic beer).Prices were collected through a variety of research methods as outlined below, and apply to travel between December 2011 and March 2012. The ‘basket’ of items is representative of the common items many travelers will purchase while on a ski vacation.Hotel prices specify the average cost of a hotel found on TripAdvisor within a five-mile radius of the destination (via partner booking sites such as online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers) in each destination for the winter travel period (December 15 – March 31). *Identifies hotel prices that were taken from a 10-mile radius. In all destinations, between two and 62 hotels were included to compute the average price. On average, 29 hotels were included in the calculations for each destination.Ski rental prices include the average price of a basic, daily ski rental, including skis, poles and boots, taken from three equipment rental shops on or near the mountain. **Identifies ski rental prices that come from only one rental shop.Lift ticket prices identify the average price of a daily, adult lift ticket, taken from the local ski slopes for each destination during the 2011-2012 winter high-peak season.Meal prices reflect the average price of a burger and fries, taken from three local restaurants on or near the mountain.Beer prices include the average price of a bottle/draft domestic beer taken from three local restaurants on or near the mountain. ***Identifies beer prices from restaurants that only offer on-site brewery beer brands.All prices shown are as quoted by source.About TripAdvisorTripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and Instant Personalization) with seamless links to booking tools.TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 65 million unique monthly visitors* across 19 popular travel brands**. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors***, 20 million members, and over 50 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide****, including China under TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Conde Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, TIME magazine and Travel + Leisure.TripAdvisor Media Group generated $486 million in revenue in 2010. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Group are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).TripAdvisor and the TripAdvisor logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire Best Value Ski Destinations in North America To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:…(link is external)TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski presents the combined cost of one night’s hotel accommodation, a basic ski rental package, a one-day lift ticket, a local meal and a bottle/glass of beer at top ski destinations.The complete TripIndex Ski list can be viewed at is external). DestinationHotelSki RentalLift TicketMealBeerTotal cost1Salt Lake City, UT$122.30$32.67$70.67$9.31$3.63$238.582North Conway, NH$121.72$37.33$69.00$8.41$3.42$239.883Taos, NM$134.04$28.00$75.00$8.67$3.83$249.544Jackson Hole, WY$148.28$36.83$85.00$10.25$3.67$284.035Snowshoe, WV$160.94$32.00$79.00$8.66$3.67$284.276Banff, AB, Canada$159.81$36.00$73.00$12.47$5.50$286.787Stowe, VT$171.92$38.67$79.00$10.17$4.20$303.968Lake Tahoe, CA$187.55$38.00$80.00$14.67$4.75$324.979Lake Placid, NY$251.98$35.33$79.00$11.33$3.83$381.4710Killington, VT$267.22$34.33$86.00$9.15$4.17$400.87Most Expensive Ski Destinations in North America TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, today launched its inaugural TripIndex Ski ‘ a cost comparison of 20 popular ski destinations across the United States and Canada. Salt Lake City is the most affordable spot in the nation, Vail is the most expensive, and the Northeast is generally the most affordable region, with Colorado being the costliest. Top Skiing Steals and DealsSalt Lake City, Utah is the most affordable ski destination, with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $239.North Conway, New Hampshire is the least expensive ski destination in the Northeast, coming in on TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Ski at $240.Taos, New Mexico topped the list for the cheapest ski destination for travelers looking to enjoy America’s western slopes ($250).Banff, Alberta came out on top for the best-value Canadian destination for winter sports enthusiasts, with a total TripIndex Ski cost of $287Most Expensive Winter EscapesWith a price tag of $746, Vail, Colorado emerged as the priciest ski spot.Colorado is also the overall most expensive state for US skiers, with four of the top five most expensive destinations on the index.Whistler, British Columbia is the priciest Canadian ski destination, coming out at a TripIndex Ski total of $486.New England Most Pocket-Friendly RegionThe Northeast is the most affordable US region for travelers seeking a winter deal, reveals TripIndex Ski ‘ with North Conway (New Hampshire), Stowe (Vermont) and Killington (Vermont) included in the top 10 most affordable destinations. Travelers who visit these destinations can expect to enjoy the slopes for between $240 ‘ $401.Cutting Costs on AccommodationsThe top ten affordable ski destinations also have the most pocket-friendly hotel rates:A one-night stay in Salt Lake City, Utah ‘ the most affordable TripIndex Ski hotspot ‘ is $122, compared to $582 in Vail, Colorado.Eight of the ten most affordable destinations boast average hotel prices under $200 per night, while rates across five of the ten most expensive destinations exceed $400 per night.”For travelers who are looking for a snowy escape, TripIndex Ski provides an easy way to compare the most popular ski destinations across North America,” said Karen Drake, senior director of communications at TripAdvisor. “TripIndex Ski is a useful tool for travelers who are looking to get the best bang for their buck this winter season.”last_img read more

In search of RDC fraud with Aite Group’s Shirley Inscoe

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Many of us remember when online banking first launched and consumers were saying, “Are you crazy, I’m not managing my money on the Internet. I’m still getting lost in an AOL chat room.” Even more of us remember when mobile banking first came about — once we got used to the Internet — and still we said, “Are you crazy, I’m not managing my finances from my cell phone I’m still figuring out the five ringtone settings and pushing the ‘T-U-V’ button three times just to get the the letter ‘V’.” And shortly thereafter, once we got used to mobile banking, mobile remote deposit capture technology came into our lives and we, along with banks and credit unions, were saying, “Are you crazy, I’m not taking a picture of a check with my Galaxy iPhone 5s HTC Windows Nexus LG smartphone and praying to God that it magically appears in my account tomorrow. Ain’t no way, man.”But here we are today: We absolutely, positively cannot live without this stuff. And for the most part, it’s pretty darn secure — especially RDC, as many thought this technology would be rife with fraud. But after nearly a decade, it’s next to nothing. I, for one, remember banks and credit unions appreciating the advent of this technology but scared silly that it would be a fraudster’s nirvana. Nope.So what gives? continue reading »last_img read more

The headquarters of the Split-Dalmatia County introduced strict measures: Mandatory wearing of masks indoors in restaurants

first_imgWe have located hotspots in certain fitness centers, we still have data related to holding some family wedding gatherings “, said the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Split-Dalmatia County. Side dish: Decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia for a part of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourists have the opportunity to test on Covid-19 in Croatia. Official a list of all institutions throughout the country where testing for COVID-19 is possible on request, together with the price list of services you can find here.  At the proposal of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Split-Dalmatia County, as well as the Civil Protection Headquarters of the City of Imotski and the Municipalities of Cista Provo, Lovreć, Lokvičići, Podbablje, Proložac, Runovići, Zagvozd and Zmijavci the necessary epidemiological measures for their area are introduced, for 14 days. mandatory wearing of face masks or medical masks indoors in catering establishments until food, drinks and beverages are consumed; a maximum of 50 people may be present at wedding ceremonies;a maximum of 20 people may be present at other private ceremonies and celebrations;a maximum of 50 people may be present at the funeral, without maintaining lipstick, and condolences to the bereaved must not be expressed through close contact; at all social gatherings (events, performances, masses, rituals, exhibitions and other social gatherings) it is obligatory to adhere to all prescribed epidemiological measures, and if they are held indoors it is obligatory to wear face masks or medical masks and maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meter; organizers of all social gatherings and owners of catering facilities are obliged to perform intensified supervision of compliance with the prescribed epidemiological measures;the work of gyms, fitness centers and other forms of organizing recreation is suspended; sports competitions can only be held without the presence of spectators;  visits to and departures from old people’s homes and other social welfare institutions are prohibited, and it is recommended that work be organized in shifts, whenever possible. In the past 24 hours, 358 new cases were recorded, so the number of currently ill (active cases) in Croatia today is 2.351. Among them, 174 patients are in hospital, of which 10 are on a respirator. In the past 24 hours, 3.228 people were tested.  These measures shall apply from 24 August 2020. The necessary epidemiological measures introduced are:  The biggest focus is currently in the Split-Dalmatia County, where today 138 newly diagnosed people tested positive for coronavirus. Currently, SD County has 694 active cases of covida19.last_img read more

Jakarta asked to evaluate odd-even plate policy as public transportation use surges

first_imgThe National COVID-19 task force has called on the Jakarta administration to evaluate the odd-even license plate policy currently in force, as it has caused a spike in the number of public transportation passengers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“Following the implementation of the odd-even plate policy, data show that there has been a 3.5 percent increase in commuter line [KRL] passengers from an average of 400,000 passengers a day,” task force head Doni Monardo said in a meeting with the House of Representatives Commission VIII overseeing social affairs on Thursday.The 3.5 percent increase in the number of passengers had increased the passenger density in train cars, he said. The city-owned bus rapid transit (BRT) service, Transjakarta, has also seen its passenger numbers jump by 6 to 12 percent since Jakarta reimposed the odd-even plate policy in early August, Doni said.He further revealed that 62 percent of the 944 coronavirus patients hospitalized at the COVID-19 emergency hospital in the Kemayoran Athlete Village in Central Jakarta were users of public transportation.Read also: Return of odd-even policy increases ridership, Jakarta Police say“Therefore, we ask the Jakarta administration to evaluate the odd-even plate policy to reduce crowds on public transportation,” he added.Doni, who is also the head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said the task force had also reminded the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry and State-Owned Enterprise Ministry to prevent its employees from using public transportation.The odd-even plate policy, which was lifted by the city in March following the outbreak, has been implemented on 25 roads in the city since Aug. 3. The policy is in place from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said the city decided to reimpose the policy to limit car travel because of increased traffic as the capital no longer required an entry and exit permit (SIKM) to travel in and out the city, which previously had limited people’s mobility. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Tumwater Roadwork: Desoto Street Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TumwaterConstruction is scheduled to begin on the Desoto Street Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project. Desoto Street will be closed between 2nd Avenue SW and Emerson Street SW for the duration of project, and a detour route will be in place. I-5 ramps will remain open during construction. The road closure is expected to last from August 6 to November 2, 2018, depending on the weather.Local streets within the proximity of the project are expected to receive more traffic volume than normal due to the detour. Electronic message boards and detour signs are installed along the detour route. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes to bypass the area.This project will completely reconstruct Desoto Street SW and 4th Avenue SW from 2nd Avenue SW to Emerson Street SW. Work includes replacement of the existing road base and surface, sidewalks, curb ramps, curb and gutter, a retaining wall, water line, storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure, and underground conversion of the overhead utilities except for the power transmission lines. The project will include construction of new features, such as slope stabilization, an uphill bike lane, fencing along the sidewalk (due to the steep drop near the canyon), architectural street lighting, and storm water treatment. The full road closure is necessary due to deep soil stabilization and deep utility work on this narrow road.This project is funded by a Surface Transportation Program Grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation.Sign up for “Construction & Traffic Alerts” to receive email updates about traffic impacts and service interruptions as the project progresses at read more