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MGM in Las Vegas plans to open "Stay Well" rooms The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas next month will unveil 41 "Stay Well" rooms. For about $30 more per night, guests can stay in the rooms that the company says improve sleep, have fewer allergens and encourage healthy eating. Room features include antimicrobial coatings on furniture and doorknobs, better lighting and air filtration. Sep 21, 2012

Any way you squeeze it, juice business is sweet Forget just orange or apple juice. Many hotels catering to health-conscious guests are now offering juices in a variety of interesting fruit and vegetable combinations. Try a glass of green juice made from kale, collard greens, lettuce, cucumber and apple. Or how about a Jetlag Rescue Smoothie, featuring "stabilized oxygen," hemp seeds and vitamin C powder? Sep 19, 2012

Cincinnati hospital gets new $7M helicopter Cincinnati's UC Health will debut a new $7 million helicopter to replace an older Air Care helicopter. "Quite simply, the EC145 aircraft is bigger, stronger, faster and provides additional safety features than our current 25-year-old aircraft do," said Teri Grau, director of UC Health Air Care & Mobile Care, in a statement. In December, an identical helicopter will be stationed at Butler County Regional Airport. American City Business Journals/Cincinnati/Cincy Biz Blog Sep 18, 2012

Explorers used to plan their expeditions for years. They stockpiled supplies, mapped their routes and hired experts to ensure a safe journey. But today, travelers often jump on a plane with barely a thought about their well-being. "Don't assume it's going to be OK," said Dr. Deborah Mills, author of "Travelling Well" and spokeswoman for the Australian Travel Medicine Alliance. "You plan for your passport, your visas and you save your money, but health should be on your little checklist." Getting sick overseas can be scary. You're in an unfamiliar place and often don't speak the language. Although each trip is different, there are universal things you can do to keep safe. Sep 17, 2012

Research and Markets: Booming Tourism Sector in Vietnam - The Tourism Revenue in Vietnam Is Anticipated To Grow At A CAGR of Around 13% During 2012-2015 Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Booming Tourism Sector in Vietnam" report to their offering. Vietnam has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South-east region. The country's tourism industry has been growing unprecedentedly over the past few years with rising domestic as well as international tourists. The travel & tourism industry accounted for 10% of the GDP in the Vietnamese economy during 2011. The government's support has been the key driving force for this industry. The government has been readily spending on the promotional activities across the world to boost the nation's tourism industry. According to the new research report Booming Tourism Sector in Vietnam, the country is witnessing healthy growth, both in terms of international and domestic tourists. In 2011, the international and domestic tourists increased by 20% and 7.5%, respectively as compared to the previous year. Moreover, it is expected that the tourism industry will continue to grow rapidly in the coming years on the back of its favorable demographic profile and increasing promotional activities by the government. As per our findings, domestic tourists account for a dominant share in total tourists in the country as compared to international tourists. The report covers the detail analysis of both domestic and international tourists. In addition, the report covers the international tourist's by country, age, sex, purpose of visit and mode of transport. Apart from this, it has been found that Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities account for the large number of tourist visits. Our report covers the detail analysis of tourism opportunities in major cities covering the number of domestic and international tourists in these major cities. In addition, the report covers the number of hotel and hotel rooms available in the major cities. Besides this, the author has covered other industry verticals with brief information like airlines industry which also plays a significant role in tourism industry. Sep 17, 2012

Czech Republic The sale of hard liquor has been banned in the Czech Republic, after 19 people died and dozens were poisoned by methanol-laced bootleg vodka and rum. The ban, issued on Friday, covers the sale of any liquor containing over 20% (40 proof) alcohol. The prohibition is temporary, but no indication was given by the Health Ministry of when it might end. Many Czech cocktail bars put out signs informing patrons about the ban, while supermarkets cleared their shelves of liquor following the announcement. The measure builds on a previous restriction ordered on Wednesday, which banned the sale of spirits by street vendors and market stalls. Smaller businesses could be hard hit by the prohibition if it continues indefinitely. The move aims to to curb the worst outbreak of alcohol-related poisonings in the eastern European country in decades. The first deaths occurred last weekend in the Moravian-Silesian region, 350 kilometers east of Prague. Authorities were unable to identify the source of the deadly drinks. In addition to killing 19 people, another two dozen victims were hospitalized in connection with the poisoned liquor, many in induced comas or suffering from blindness. Sep 17, 2012 1544-3760

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