Tourism

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $2.5 million to boost tourism and outdoor recreation in Valdez

City of Valdez. Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – On Tuesday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration is providing a $2.5 million grant to the town of Valdez to boost tourism by supporting the development of infrastructure and outdoor leisure facilities in Meals Hill. The grant …

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Special tourist train will run on ‘Ambedkar circuit’: Union minister

Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy on Sunday announced a special tourist train to cover the “Ambedkar circuit”. Opening a three-day conference of state tourism ministers in Dharamshala, Reddy said: “As many as 3,000 special railway carriages have been reserved for the promotion of tourist tours. Like the …

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Sex tourism: This African nation is fed up with British grandmothers looking for little boys

Since the 1990s, The Gambia has become a preferred destination for European women seeking sexual pleasure with available African boys. It all started when international travel agencies from the UK launched cheap travel packages to this small West African country. After more than 30 years of receiving thousands of middle-aged …

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California, tribal leaders announce new tourism initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a state with the second most federally recognized Indigenous tribes in the country, California officials and tribal leaders announced an initiative on Wednesday to boost tourism in Indigenous communities. initiative, Visit Native California, and its accompanying website are funded by a $1 million grant from the …

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Tourism summit planned for Woodward | New

“The Oklahoma Travel Industry Association (OTIA) offers many opportunities for education, networking, and entertainment! Our committees work hard to plan events featuring top speakers, timely topics, and broad appeal,” said the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. One of those events — Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell’s Tourism Summit — will take place …

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20 new Australian hotels for the rebound in southern summer travel

Calm still early morning soft sunlight over Sydney’s major city landmarks around harbor waters … [+] and the shores between CBD and lowe North Shore. Getty As the Southern Hemisphere moves closer to spring and summer, the reopening of Australia’s borders is triggering a huge visitor boom to the country. …

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Belitung government promotes tourism among G20 delegates

Many G20 delegates asked about tourist destinations in Belitung Island. They want to know how to get there and if they can get there by taxi. Belitung, Babel Islands (ANTARA) – In an effort to attract international tourists, the provincial administration of the Bangka Belitung (Babel) Islands is intensively promoting …

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Positive first season for Tourism Wells Gray – Clearwater Times

As summer draws to a close, the Wells Gray Information Center was happy to welcome many tourists and visitors this season, after a hiatus of a few years. Under the management of Tourism Wells Gray, which took over from the previous owners earlier this year, the tourist information center has …

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Croatia has received 15 million tourists so far this year

Croatia has had a successful tourist season, as 91% of arrivals and 96% of overnight stays of 2019 levels have been achieved so far this year. According to data from the eVisitor system, 15 million tourists arrived in Croatia from January to August 2022, spending 86.6 million nights, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. …

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Tourism Awards: Meet the Judges of Big and Small Attractions

Published: 08:00 am September 3, 2022 The East of England Tourism Awards 2022-2023 are open for registration. Here we talk to the judges and sponsors of the Big Tourist Attraction of the Year and Small Tourist Attraction of the Year awards. Major tourist attraction of the year Joanna Nicholls, Partner …

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What is “fuel tourism” and why is it becoming a travel trend?

One of the side effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is rising fuel prices, which have skyrocketed in recent months. Some countries have taken measures to cap prices and those who live near a border are taking advantage of this. People have started going to certain places just to …

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Ban Russian tourists? The EU is divided on visa restrictions for regular Russians.

Comment this story Comment BRUSSELS – As fighting rages in eastern Ukraine and Europe braces for a war-induced recession, should Russians be allowed to enjoy late summer in southern Ukraine? France ? Buying luxury goods in Italy? Visiting family in Finland? These questions will form part of a debate this …

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Qatar Tourism features David Beckham in a new campaign

Qatar Tourism has launched a new holiday campaign featuring David Beckham to support the country’s tourism goals and its ambition to attract more than six million visitors a year by 2030. The campaign reveals Beckham’s action-packed adventure across the country in 48 hours, showing how Qatar offers visitors everything from …

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Lagos Government Partners with Company to Market State’s Tourism and Art Asset

By Taiye Olayemi The Lagos State Government has partnered with Euro Vision Ventures to market and project the state’s artistic products and tourism potential worldwide. Mr. Dozie Atueyi, Program Manager, Euro Vision Ventures revealed this during a press conference in Lagos on Friday. Atueyi said the partnership will ensure proper …

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Snohomish County Seeks Contractor for Revised Tourism Strategic Plan

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Washington August 24, 2021 – Snohomish County is seeking a contractor to help collaborate on a four-year strategic tourism plan. The Tourism Strategic Plan (STP) provides the county with a clear marketing strategy and management structure to develop and optimize sustainable tourism in Snohomish County. The updated STP …

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Southwest Virginia tourism rebounds near 2019 levels

WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) – The tourism industry has been impacted during the pandemic, but in Southwest Virginia, the industry is rebuilding stronger than you might think. According to Virginia Tourism SocietySouthwest Virginia tourist numbers are only 7% lower than in 2019. “Over the past 24 months, it’s really inspired the …

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Hospitals take initiatives to boost medical tourism

They added technologies, revamped international fairs, offered robotic surgery, among other measures. According to the Lok Sabha Report 2022, medical tourism in India increased from 697,453 in 2019 to 303,526 in 2021. However, due to the pandemic, the year 2020 saw only 182,945 Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India . …

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Strong summer air arrivals boost tourism in Brazil

Brazil is returning to traveler routes in 2022, with airline arrivals showing a strong summer rebound. South America’s largest country recorded 23,577 flight arrivals through July, surpassing airline arrivals for all of 2020, officials from Embratur, Brazil’s tourism agency, said. THE ADVERTISEMENT trendy now Brazil’s total year-to-date 2022 also equates …

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Fuwairit Kite Beach will open this year, Qatar Tourism announces

Kitesurfers and beachgoers, brace yourselves as Fuwairit Kite Beach will be opening soon on the northern coast of Qatar. Qatar Tourism made the announcement on its official social media pages. “Exhilarating views while riding the bright blue waves. We can’t wait for Fuwairit Kite Beach to open! With ideal water …

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Rebound in tourism benefits South African watermelon exports

“We’ve taken a bit of a hit with Covid which has brought watermelon exports to a standstill, but it’s starting up again, not yet back to pre-Covid levels, but I expect it to continue to grow. Exports have picked up very well,” observes Martin Michael, a watermelon trader at the …

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Tourism figures show rebound from pandemic low point – The Royal Gazette

Created: August 13, 2022 07:54 Tourism in Bermuda is still below 2019 levels, but is showing a rebound from the low point of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to second quarter visitor numbers. The Bermuda Tourism Authority had a strong performance in vacation rentals from April to June. Yacht visits to …

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Tourism in Germany marks a big recovery – Number of overnight stays will reach 2019 levels

The number of overnight stays by tourists in Germany rose to 48.9 million in June, which represents an increase of 60.5% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. According to a press release issued by the German statistics office, Destatis, the number of overnight stays approached pre-pandemic levels, …

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Destination Maryland – Tourism of Tomorrow – Conduit Street

Across the country, travel has resumed to near pre-pandemic levels thanks, in part, to the heroic efforts of local tourism officials. In Maryland, tourism in the county rebounded through adapting operations, creative marketing and innovating with existing spaces. At the 2022 MACo Summer Conference, four tourism experts will come together …

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Thailand’s tourism industry rebounds as it heads into peak season

ANN/THE STRAITS TIMES – Tourist arrivals to Thailand have been promising – with 3.12 million international travelers in the first seven months of the year. Authorities and industry players are optimistic but the nation, which before the Covid-19 pandemic relied heavily on tourism, is not yet out of the woods. …

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Flash floods bury cars and strand tourists in Death Valley | National parks

Flash flooding in Death Valley National Park closed all roads into the park, buried cars and stranded around 1,000 people on Friday. A deluge brought “almost an entire year of rain in a single morning” to the famously hot and dry California desert park. At least 4.3 cm (1.7 in) …

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Vin Scully: Proud Unionist #RIP – After Yellowstone Floods, Tourism Workers Lose Company Housing

My friends, Greetings from the Burgh, where I received very good medical news. Melk accepted into experimental Long Covid cognitive and physical therapy program Over the past 6 months I have had a very difficult struggle with Long Covid which has affected my ability to think clearly, write effective fundraisers …

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Center Authorizes Five Tourism Projects In Ap | Vijayawada News

Vijayawada: The central government has authorized five tourism projects in the state, including three projects under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme 2.0 program and the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation And Spiritual Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) program.This information was given to Lok Sabha on Monday by Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, in response to a …

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Montego Bay at the top of the world ranking: best tourism recovery destination

Montego Bay tops a global ranking of top recovery destinations published by media and events publishing giant World Travel Market. The Global Travel Market Forecast Report indicates that the city-wide recovery in summer travel is being led by Caribbean destinations, namely Montego Bay, with bookings in Montego Bay up 23% …

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Honduras launches “Bitcoin Valley” in the tourist town of Santa Lucia

July 29 (Reuters) – People can pay for a slushie with crypto on the streets of “Bitcoin Valley”, a project in the Honduran tourist enclave of Santa Lucia through which the country entered the digital currency trend . The small town in the mountains, 20 minutes from the capital Tegucigalpa, …

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Racine County tourism rebounded in 2021, but still falls short of 2019 record revenues | Local News

Tourism revenue in Racine County rebounded in 2021, but still falls short of the 2019 total when Wisconsin saw record tourism revenue numbers. According to new reports from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, across Wisconsin’s 72 counties, there was “double-digit growth in the economic impact” of tourism in 2021 compared …

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Tourism Spending in West Virginia Sees ‘Continuous Growth’ | The State Journal West Virginia Business News

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Pima County tourism has seen a strong rebound in 2021

Tourism in Pima County has seen a strong rebound in the past year. A report from the Visit Tucson tourism bureau indicates that money spent by travelers in Pima County last year increased 77% over 2020. Visit Tucson CEO Felipe Garcia said one thing that might have helped was how …

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South Omaha’s plaza is set to become a state tourist spot

OMAHA, Neb. (Nebraska Examiner) – Today it’s a parking lot in mostly South Omaha, with a few benches and trees and a plaque dedicated to it in 1988: “The Plaza de la Raza, the gathering place of races.” But local advocates say the pocket of 24th and N Streets is …

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New Tourism Programs Launched in 27 Virginia Communities

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – On Monday, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that 27 Virginia communities – including seven in Southwest Virginia – will launch new tourism programs aimed at strengthening local economies. According to the governor’s office, these programs and plans were developed through the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) DRIVE 2.0 …

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China Covid lockdown: Thousands of tourists trapped in Guangxi resort after lockdown

The city of Beihai, a popular summer vacation destination known for its white sand beach and volcanic island in the Guangxi region, has reported more than 500 infections in the past week – a major outbreak by Chinese standards. . On Saturday, the Beihai government locked down urban parts of …

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European heat wave kills hundreds and threatens tourism recovery

Extreme temperatures and devastating droughts across Europe are rapidly turning what was supposed to finally be a return to normalcy for tourist entities in the region into hell. More than 360 people have died in Spain since July 10 in a historic heatwave that saw temperatures hover around 115 degrees …

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Two weeks until the free webinar on travel and tourism organized by AMNY Travel & Tourism

AMNY Travel & Tourism will explore the importance of adding interactive elements to travel and tourism websites during a free webinar on Wednesday, July 27 from 9-10 a.m. The webinar is titled “How to Effectively Use Interactive Content to Preview Travel Destinations”. In this one-hour webinar, will highlight two creative …

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Central Vietnam experiences post-Covid tourism boom

After Vietnam allowed quarantine-free entry from March 15 and resumed most of its pre-pandemic visa policies, Da Nang’s tourism industry saw hotel occupancy rates hit 70 to 75% on weekends. The municipal tourism department said the number of domestic tourists arriving in the city in the first half of this …

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Opinion: Tourists come to Tijuana for the food, the beer, the culture, the surgery — and more recently, the lodging

Saldana is in charge of binational affairs at the Tijuana Tourism and Convention Committee. He lives in Imperial Beach and Tijuana. Tijuana. The word surely conjures up many images and ultimately it has to do with the information you have. Allow me to provide some information about Tijuana that may …

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China tourism stocks jump after restrictions eased on trains running between provinces

(Yicai Global) July 8 – Shares of Chinese tourism companies rallied after the government announced the reopening of inter-provincial train services for tourists after a nine-month suspension. Tour operator based in Fukang Western Regions Tourism Development [SHE: 300859] closed up 2.5% after jumping 9.5% intraday. Beijing-based travel agency Caissa Tourism …

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As Japanese travel slowly ramps up, experts hope for future of Hawaii tourism

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — Before the pandemic, there was no shortage of multinational corporations and other organizations seeking to book their meetings and events at the Hawaii Convention Center. If you walk past the convention center these days, it’s pretty rare to see much activity. However, local travel experts who focus …

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Ocean tourism must build community resilience and must transform into sustainability

A final report on ocean and tourism around the world provides a framework that encourages action to reduce negative impact on the local environment and build resilience to future threats and shocks from climate change. Coastal and maritime tourism accounts for approximately 50% of all global tourism, or $4.6 trillion …

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Tourism in Black Hills National Parks Creates $301.4 Million in Economic Benefits

A new report from the National Park Service (NPS) shows that 3.6 million visitors to national parks in the Black Hills region spent $231.6 million in the state in 2021. These expenditures resulted in the creation of 3,362 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $301.4 …

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The Swiss tourism sector is still struggling with the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis

The difficulties that the COVID-19 crisis has imposed on Swiss tourism in recent years are having real consequences, with pre-pandemic arrival levels far from visible. According to a press release issued by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the amount of receipts, indicating the expenditure of foreign visitors to the country, …

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Tourism in Romania should focus on German and Austrian senior citizens, says tourism representative

The summer vacation season in Romania can only be extended with the help of foreign tourists, especially senior citizens from Germany and Austria, who come all year round, unlike Romanians, who prefer July and August, explain Dragos Anastasiuvice-president of the Alliance for Tourism (APT), an organization bringing together associations involved …

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Tourism industry faces shortage of skilled workers – FBC News

The country’s hotels are increasingly losing skilled workers overseas. The Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association says this is one of the industry’s biggest challenges right now. Chief executive Fantasha Lockington said while schemes like the Pacific Labor Scheme generate good remittances for Fiji, it creates a vacuum in the tourism …

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Space tourism could have bigger impact on climate than aviation industry – study

The space tourism industry could have a bigger effect on climate than the aviation industry if left unregulated, according to new research. According to the study, black carbon particles (soot) emitted from rockets are nearly 500 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than all other soot sources …

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Once again, EDSG reaffirms its commitment to the promotion and development of the tourism sector – Nigerian Observer

…while the commissioner assures the government’s willingness to partner with the communities BENIN CITY – The Edo State Government has again reaffirmed its commitment to promoting and developing the tourism sector to gain local and global recognition. State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Prince Bamidele Obaitan, made …

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Rising prices force tourists to change their travel plans

FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.” ABOUT 17 THOUSAND PEOPLE CAME TO ENJOY THE MUSIC. N EIGHT REPORTER ARIANA JASO IS LIVE IN MONTEREY WITH MO. RE JULIAN.. WHETHER IT’S BAY AREA PEOPLE.. OR OUT OF ATTEST.. ABUT.. THESE HIGH PRICES DEFINITELY MAKE THEM CHANGE HOW THEY SPEND HOLIDAYS.. ACCOMMODATION… AND …

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Nature Conservancy and Utah Office of Tourism team up to create Great Salt Lake-centric travel guide

The Utah Office of Tourism and the Nature Conservancy released an informational guide Friday, helping visitors learn about and find activities centered around the Great Salt Lake, as the lake faces growing ecological crises. in the face of drought and overconsumption of water. The new online guide, titled “Great Salt …

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CI ROAD TRIP: Special Olympics Generates Tourism Boom for Twin Cities

NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) – This summer, WMBD is taking a road trip and introducing viewers to the community. This week, our stop is Normal! This weekend, Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL) will host their annual summer games in the city for the first time since 2019. For two years, the event …

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Nancy McGehee Named Robert B. Pamplin Chair in Hospitality and Tourism Management | VTX

Nancy G. McGehee, Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Pamplin College of Commerce at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Robert B. Pamplin Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Established in 2011, the Robert B. Pamplin Chair in Hospitality and Tourism Management …

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Hawaii’s tourism industry is a key advocate for reef-safe sunscreen: Travel Weekly

Hawaii was the first state to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. In addition, Maui County has banned all non-mineral sunscreens, and the island of Hawaii is currently considering stricter laws. The harm is that chemical sunscreens wash into the ocean, threatening marine life and contributing to coral bleaching. Members …

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Summit of the Americas | Holness calls for greater coordination to protect tourism | New

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is calling for greater coordination between governments and private sector tourism partners across the Americas, to better plan for and manage crises affecting the sector and protect workers. Speaking at the IV CEO Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California yesterday, Holness noted that in …

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Egypt’s Religious Tourism Projects Mask Rising Persecution

06/07/2022 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – On June 1, the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt commemorated the flight of King Herod’s holy family to their country. Christians generally believe that the holy family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph arrived in Egypt through the city of Rafah in northeastern Egypt, progressing …

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Center to Emphasize Ecotourism, Adventures in New Politics – The New Indian Express

Express press service NEW DELHI: Despite vast expanses of natural resources, India ranks quite low in global adventure tourism. However, the Ministry of Tourism believes that the country has great potential to become a global market for adventure activities, sports and ecotourism. As the Ministry of Tourism is holding a …

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‘Queen’ Kochi must make the right choices to let tourism sail – The New Indian Express

Express press service KOCHI: Kochi is known as the “tourist gateway” of Kerala. She is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. However, when it comes to cruise tourism, even though Kochi has huge potential, it has proven to be insufficient. At a time when cruise tourism is …

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San Diego Tourism and Travel Industry Hosted Busy Memorial Day Weekend – NBC 7 San Diego

Enjoying the cool ocean breezes and white sand beaches of La Jolla, you’ll find the Zedina family, in town vacationing from Las Vegas. “It’s our first big vacation since July 2020,” Latashia Zedina said. Over the past week, many families like the Zedinas have filled the area’s beaches and local …

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Tourist destinations prepare for summer without Russian visitors | Tourism News

Athens, Greece – Major European tourist destinations are set for a summer season largely without Russian visitors amid sanctions related to the war on Ukraine and measures taken by Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to punish countries that have imposed sanctions on his country. On April 4, he …

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The Maine Tourism Board expects a busy summer season

The Maine Office of Tourism reports that 25% of the more than 10 million people who visited Maine last summer were visiting for the first time. MAINE, USA – Memorial Day weekend usually marks the start of the influx of tourists to the Pine Tree State. This year, the Maine …

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Australia should ban tourism to Indonesia during foot-and-mouth outbreak, analyst suggests

Australia’s beef industry has been urged to “get its house in order” around timely decisions to sell cattle as foot-and-mouth disease sweeps across the Indonesian archipelago. It has been a month since foot-and-mouth disease was discovered in Indonesia, following an illegal trade in affected cattle, with some local farmers and …

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India tops South Asia Travel & Tourism Development Index, but drops to 54th globally

The Department of Travel and Tourism’s index contains both good and bad information. In the Global Travel and Tourism Index, India ranks 54th. However, in 2019, India was in 46th place. But it’s not that. India continues to top the South Asia travel list. India is slowly recovering from the …

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The Hot Sale for tourism arrives without Pre-Travel and without foreign quotas

the Big sales comes with bad news for the sector tourism, which is usually a driving force behind one of the most important events in e-commerce. the Pre-trip 3 would launch than the first days of June, to which is added that the Government not noted the installment payment restriction …

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Chile to reopen Easter Island to tourism for the first time since the pandemic | Travel

Easter Island, a popular tourist destination in the Pacific Ocean, will reopen to the world on August 1, after more than two years of closure due to the pandemic, the Chilean government announced on Friday. The island, located 3,500 kilometers west of the Chilean coast, is world famous for its …

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North Boston Area Receives Tourism Grant |

BOSTON Several North Boston communities and attractions are receiving a $4 million state grant to promote travel and tourism. the subsidies of the Travel and Tourism Recovery program will be distributed to 80 communities to help foot the bill for local marketing campaigns and tourism recovery programs aimed at attracting …

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Croatian luxury tourism is becoming increasingly popular

May 17, 2022 – Croatian luxury tourism is becoming more and more popular with visitors from all over the world due of course to the beautiful Croatian coastline, but also due to another important factor. Like Poslovny Dnevnik writes, agents in Eastern Europe now see the rich, untouched nature and …

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Awards show tourism in Devon is booming

Devon tourism businesses are enjoying a further celebration with the announcement of two special awards. The winners of the Devon Tourism Awards 2021/22 enjoyed an extra celebration at Quince Honey Farm on May 11 with the announcement of two special prizes. The event was a welcome opportunity for winners, leaders …

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Florida has seen record number of tourists so far this year | Florida News | Tampa

Click to enlarge Florida drew record tourist numbers in the first three months of 2022, surpassing totals from similar quarters before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the hospitality and leisure industry. Visit Florida, the state’s tourism marketing agency, released information on Friday showing that 35.982 million people visited the state between …

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FG reiterates its commitment to ending medical tourism

The federal government has said it is setting up affordable, world-class healthcare facilities to end medical tourism and the brain drain in the country. Information and Culture Minister Alhaji Lai Mohammed said Nigeria would soon end the more than 500 billion naira spent annually on medical tourism. The Minister said …

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Informa Markets in India Set to Host South Asia Travel & Tourism Exchange 2022

India’s B2B expo organizer Informa Markets will host SATTE 2022, the South Asia travel trade show, from May 18-20 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR. The 29th edition of SATTE aims to provide stakeholders with a business opportunity to do business with more than 36,000 professional buyers and visitors …

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Tourism in High Point experiences a strong rebound | Letters to the Editor

Every year in early May, our Visit High Point team asks our mayor to take notice of the mandatory proclamation calling for National Travel and Tourism Week this time. This year we want to officially thank our municipal leaders as this year’s theme is #Future of Travel. Your leadership and …

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As tourism increases, free city shuttles ease parking problems

Posted May 4, 2022, 6:46 a.m. Sarah Edwards Cronkite News Tourists seeking socially distanced outdoor activities have flocked to Sedona during the pandemic, adding to traffic congestion, noise and air pollution in the red rock country. In response, the city accelerated plans to sustainably move people from one Instagramable moment …

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Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser: Tourism in Louisiana is making a comeback

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser said tourism is back in Louisiana after the COVID-19 pandemic as he celebrates “record crowds” at the state’s latest festivals. “Tourism is making a strong comeback in Louisiana, and our travel industry is poised to make significant progress following the challenges …

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Is your city or destination ready for sustainable tourism? JLL and the WTTC have made a list

Is your city or destination ready for sustainable tourism? JLL and the WTTC have compiled a list – Source: hertelier.com Is your city or destination ready for sustainable tourism? JLL in the same way WTTC released a new report last week, ‘Destination 2030: preparing the world’s cities for the growth …

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Vernon’s Glohaven Community Hub partners with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada – Vernon News

Picture: Contributed Aboriginal tourism is going to pick up a little steam after partnering with a group from Vernon. Glohaven Community Hub announced a partnership with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC). Recognized as a software-as-a-service platform that empowers tourism communities with innovative and sustainable destination management solutions, Glohaven …

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Tourist boat with 26 people missing off the Hokkaido peninsula

A tourist boat with 26 crew members and passengers, including two children, disappeared in choppy waters on Saturday while visiting the scenic Shiretoko Peninsula on Japan’s northernmost main island, Hokkaido, officials said. Japanese Coast Guard. The “KAZU I” boat reported to the coast guard that it was taking on water …

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Singapore Tourism Board launches new campaign for India

NEW DELHI: It’s almost time for Indian families to embark on summer vacation travel, and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Singapore Airlines, along with their destination partners, have announced a campaign to welcome back Indian families in the popular island destination. The ‘Enjoy your family time now in Singapore’ …

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Sports tourism returns to pre-pandemic levels in Kalamazoo

The City of Kalamazoo generated $15.4 million in economic impact through more than 40 different local, regional and national sporting events held in 2021, according to a new report. Discover Kalamazoo Sportsan organization that works to attract, facilitate and promote sporting events in Kalamazoo, released the report this week detailing …

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Helicopter company and gin maker team up to lure tourists

As New Zealand’s borders begin to reopen, Kiwi businesses must be innovative to attract the lucrative tourist dollar. The number of those who travel for pleasure is still very low. There are only 25% of flights entering the country from Australia this school holiday compared to April 2019. Tourism industry …

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The Italian tourism sector will register a 35% increase this year

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Italy is expected to see an increase in arrivals and overnight stays. According to the latest publication from the tourism research institute Demoskopika, more than 92 million tourists are expected to vacation in Italy this year. This means that compared to last year, Italy …

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Lagos continues its efforts to become the preferred tourist destination in Africa

If Lagos were to be a human, he would probably suffocate under the heavy weight he carries, which is still increasing every day. From all over the country, from within neighboring West Africans, other Africans and around the world, people visit to have their own piece of the ‘city that …

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Second Round of Tourism Promotion Grants

April 8, 2021 Contact information for the town of Renton Jessie Kotarski, Economic Development Manager, 425-430-7271Maryjane Van Cleave, Director of Communications and Engagement 425-430-6713 The City of Renton is accepting applications for the second round of the 2022 Tourism Promotion Grants The deadline for applications is Friday, May 13, 2022 …

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The Ax-1 space tourism mission needs good weather to launch

NASA is about to send its first private astronauts – also called space tourists – to the International Space Station. Canadian investor and philanthropist Mark Pathy, American entrepreneur Larry Connor and former Israeli Air Force pilot Eytan Stibbe reportedly paid $55 million each for the 10-day experience. The trio will …

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“Tourism policies need to be overhauled” – Megan Epler Wood

Tourism is a major economic driver in many Southeast Asian countries: in 2019, it contributed US$393 billion to the region’s GDP. But the Covid-19 pandemic and border closures had dire consequences for the millions of people who made their living in the industry. These enforced respites, however, have highlighted the …

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The economy added 431,000 jobs in March. Will Florida see more tourists?

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – The unemployment rate in the United States fell to 3.6% in March, and with more people working, Don Wiggins, CEO of Heritage Capitol Group, predicts this will boost tourism rates in the Sunshine State. “Tourism will definitely make a comeback – it’s already made a comeback,” Wiggins …

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Surrey pickleball and hockey tournaments get most sports tourism grants among early offers for 2022 – Peace Arch News

Pickleball and hockey events top the list Surrey Sport Tourism Grants for 2022in the first of two “admissions” this year. Three pickleball tournaments are among eight Surrey-area events that have received grants under a program that funds sporting events where participants and spectators travel more than 80 kilometers and stay …

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Burnet County is making the tourism news – big time!

Tourism reporters Jessica Fender (left) and Pamela McKuen, Burnet County Tourism Director Blair Manning and reporters Celestina Blok and Reginald Dominique take notes as Torr Na Lochs owner Blake DeBerry describes the one of six wines the group tasted as part of a media tour to promote Burnet County. Photo …

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Medical Tourism Begins for Treatment in Manipal Hospitals

Lagos, Nigeria, March 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The healthcare industry has experienced significant challenges as a result of the COVID pandemic. The virus hampered the treatment of patients who had to fly to India for better treatments and procedures. The situation is gradually starting to normalize and foreign travel restrictions …

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City leaders in Branson, Missouri hope for a busy summer tourist season

BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) — After a record-breaking spring break in Branson in 2021, city leaders hope to see the momentum continue this summer. So far, the spring break season in the tourist town has started well. City leaders say it will be tough to match 2021 numbers after welcoming nearly …

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Difficult for Ministry of Tourism to take action against errant international online travel agencies, says minister

KUALA LUMPUR: It is difficult for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to regulate international online travel agencies, says Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. The Minister of Tourism said that several international online travel agencies are foreign companies based abroad. As such, she said, even though their business activity is …

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Local tourism group donates medical supplies to Ukraine

Unable to transport much-needed medical supplies using a network known as Not Just Tourists, two women from Renfrew worked with a former soldier to get the items to Ukraine. If Ukrainian civilians injured by a barrage of Russian artillery were able to find a first aid post and receive medical …

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Sports tourism continues to grow | News

Chris Gendek, Director of Destination Development and Sports Management for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, says, “Creating and adding new sporting events with existing and new partners closer and closer to recovering the title “No. 1 sports town in Kentucky.’ ” In 2004, Sports Illustrated named Owensboro “Kentucky’s …

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Riding the Wave of Recovery – The Economics of Tourism

Tourism and hospitality have been among the hardest hit sectors during the Covid-19 outbreak. Even as the market adapts to the new normal of work under the constant gaze of a pandemic that offers new variants after a few months, the tourism sector seems to be gradually opening up. The …

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Greece and Crete among the best tourist destinations for summer 2022

Greece and Spain are the two main destinations for summer holidays in Europe. Credit: Dimitra Damian/Greek Reporter Greece and Spain are the most popular tourist destinations for Europeans, according to the TUI Holiday Atlas Summer 2022, for which the most popular holiday destinations of European TUI customers are rated. TUI …

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Tourist board not worried about Ryanair cancellations

Ryanair announced last week the cancellation of 19 routes from Lisbon airport, but the president of Turismo de Portugal says the decision does not affect domestic tourism. According to a report by ECO, Luís Araújo says that Irish society continues to be more present than it was in 2019 and …

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Egypt Desert Challenge Rally held to boost sports tourism – Xinhua

Riders compete during the Egypt Desert Challenge Rally held in Fayoum desert, Egypt on March 11, 2022. The Egypt Desert Challenge Rally 2022 runs from March 11-12 in Fayoum. Riders from about 15 Egyptian teams showed off their desert racing skills on the first day of the rally, organized to …

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Tunisia: Domestic tourism contribution rate increased to around 50% of total arrivals – Minister

Tunis/Tunisia — The Ministry of Tourism is working on a strategy to increase the contribution rate of domestic tourism to around 50% of total arrivals, said Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts Mohamed Moez Belhassine. Speaking at the National Forum on Domestic Tourism organized on Wednesday under the slogan “Tounes Lik” …

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Low-Cost Airline Will Offer Service Via Nashville | Tourism

Breeze Airways will introduce service via Nashville International Airport in May. According to a statement, Utah-based Breeze will add service connecting BNA to the following cities: Akron/Canton, Ohio (Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays starting May 26. One-way fares start at $39, with round-trip tickets at $89) Tulsa, Oklahoma (Thursdays and …

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Hasan Süzer’s Journey from Hospitality to Turkey’s Leading Medical Tourism Industry with SuzerMed

Many men are aware of the likelihood of hair loss, and rightly so – according to TheTrendSpotter, nearly two-thirds of men will experience some form of thinning or hair loss by the age of 35. While some men choose to completely shave their heads, others aren’t quite ready to let …

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Tourism officials recommend that tourists be allowed entry without registering for the Thailand Pass

Tourism officials are urging the government to allow tourists to enter the country without registering for a Thailand Pass. Officials have called for the requirement to be lifted in the next phase of easing restrictions, but no proposal for the government has been drafted. Travelers entering the country through the …

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Hawthorne Highlights Emporia-Greensville’s Tourism Potential | Community

Beverly Hawthorne, Emporia’s community and economic development manager, is a key figure in Virginia’s Crossroads tourism group. In 2018, Emporia-Greensville joined the consortium of communities intended to market tourism in the region. “In 2018, Emporia and Greensville County decided that since we are partners in the Virginia Growth Alliance, we …

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How a Singapore tourist destination became a test bed for 5G and automation

Sentosa Island lures visitors with its sparkling beaches, thrilling roller coasters, and majestic underwater world at its aquarium. Now it has a new appeal for vacationers: technology. The tourist pole is now the test bed for 5G inventions in construction and hygiene services. It has also found a permanent place …

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Integrating acupuncture and tourism | Macau Business

A study involving IFTM-linked academics examines the potential of acupuncture as a cultural tourism offering in the Greater Bay Area Research Corner | A partnership between Macau Business and the Macau Institute of Tourism Studies (IFTM) Positioning acupuncture as a new cultural tourism offering to attract foreign visitors to the …

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Travel trends in 2022 and beyond will focus on sustainability and wellness tourism

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) reports that tourism in India will not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2026. By Vinay K Mayer, India’s tourism sector is expected to grow by 6.9% annually to reach $460 billion by 2028, or 9.9% of GDP, according to the World Travel …

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Sightseeing Sightseeing Tour Stopping Here Friday – Ste. Genevieve Herald

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Have you ever wondered about the machinations of tourism and their impact on a community? Well, you’re in luck. This Friday, February 25, the Missouri Tourism Road Show will stop in Ste. Geneviève as part of an eight-stop Show-Me State tour. Ste. Genevieve — with …

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A once-thriving tourism business is down to just 1%

With his tourist business booming all year round, David Gatward-Ferguson felt “bulletproof”. Tens of thousands of visitors from around the world flock to its Queenstown-based operation each year. A Nomad Safari excursion overlooking Wakatipu. (Source: David Gatward-Ferguson) But a threat few saw coming – Covid-19 – is having a grip …

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Thailand’s tourism industry demands lifting of Covid restrictions, PM urges caution

Thailand’s Prayut Chan-o-cha calls on all 77 provincial governments to do all they can to reduce the spread of Thailand’s latest Covid surge. There have been over 18,000 new infections in the past 2 days. Today Thailand recorded 18,953 new official cases with many more unofficial cases that were recorded …

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Omicron slowed down tourism just when visitors were starting to return

Hello. It’s Friday. We’ll see how the Omicron variant affected tourism in New York late last year and early this year. And we’ll see why Thursday was a momentous day for Letitia James, the state’s attorney general. Also, just so you know: I’m taking a staycation next week. Corey Kilgannon …

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