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The UK features among poor-performing destinations last year

Last year, the UK was among one of the few poor-performing destinations that the UNWTO singled out for a bumper year in international tourism.   In 2018, global international arrivals hit 1.4 billion, two years before the forecasts.   The Middle …

Cuba records 4.8 million visitors last year

The 2018 figure is higher than 2017’s 4.5 million visitors but lower than the anticipated 5.1 million arrivals, according to Alejandro Gil, Cuba’s minister of economy and planning.   Gil attributed the decline in visitor numbers to bad-weather events, including …

Weather alerts, advisories in Southeast U.S. after Sunday’s storm, snowfall

A massive storm on Sunday accompanied by snow, sleet, and freezing rain across several areas of Southeast U.S. has lead to precarious icy roads, power outages and snowfalls leaving thousands incapable of travelling or moving. Texas received a foot of …

The U.S. State Department issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory

Due to crime and civil unrest, the US State Department has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for the country of Haiti.  There are unpredictable and sporadic demonstrations in the capital, Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti. Travellers are sometimes targeted, …

World’s first interactive marijuana museum debuts in Las Vegas

Cannabition, the world’s first interactive museum celebrating all things cannabis was launched in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 September.     As per the museum founder J.J. Walker it will exhibit the world’s largest bong  which is 24ft tall and …

  • The UK features among poor-performing destinations last year

    Published on : Monday, January 28, 2019

    Last year, the UK was among one of the few poor-performing destinations that the UNWTO singled out for a bumper year in international tourism.   In 2018, global international arrivals hit 1.4 billion, two years before the forecasts.   The Middle …

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  • Cuba records 4.8 million visitors last year

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    The 2018 figure is higher than 2017’s 4.5 million visitors but lower than the anticipated 5.1 million arrivals, according to Alejandro Gil, Cuba’s minister of economy and planning.   Gil attributed the decline in visitor numbers to bad-weather events, including …

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  • Weather alerts, advisories in Southeast U.S. after Sunday’s storm, snowfall

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    A massive storm on Sunday accompanied by snow, sleet, and freezing rain across several areas of Southeast U.S. has lead to precarious icy roads, power outages and snowfalls leaving thousands incapable of travelling or moving. Texas received a foot of …

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  • The U.S. State Department issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Due to crime and civil unrest, the US State Department has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for the country of Haiti.  There are unpredictable and sporadic demonstrations in the capital, Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti. Travellers are sometimes targeted, …

    Read More

  • World’s first interactive marijuana museum debuts in Las Vegas

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Cannabition, the world’s first interactive museum celebrating all things cannabis was launched in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 September.     As per the museum founder J.J. Walker it will exhibit the world’s largest bong  which is 24ft tall and …

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  • US East Coast lashed by Hurricane Florence, downgraded to Category 1 storm

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Parts of the U.S. are severely hit by the outer bands of Hurricane Florence  and the storm are moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90 mph.     The officials have warned of life-threatening storm heading towards …

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  • Hurricane Florence expected to devastate East Coast, heavy casualties possible

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Hurricane Florence was on course Wednesday to strike a devastating blow to the east coast of the United States, with millions asked to flee inland hours before it was due to announce its arrival with torrential downpours. Georgia along with …

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  • Latest death toll figures make Hurricane Maria deadliest in US history

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    The latest death toll figures in Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria has made the storm one of the deadliest hurricanes in US history. Authorities raised the death toll from last year’s storm to 2,975 on Tuesday, which surpasses that of both …

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  • U.S. relaxes travel advisory for Cuba

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    The State Department relaxed its travel advisory for U.S. citizens travelling to Cuba, while still urging heightened caution and keeping in place restrictions the Trump administration imposed last year.   Travel advisory for U.S. citizens travelling to Cuba has been …

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  • Following US alert UAE also warns its citizens about Barcelona

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    In view of the US warning to its citizens of a possible terror attack in Barcelona the UAE Consulate has also asked Emiratis and residents in Barcelona to exercise caution.   “Visitors and residents of Barcelona should exercise caution and …

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  • African American Travellers contributed $63 Billion to the U.S. economy in 2018

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    African American travellers contributed about U.S. dollars 63 billion to the U.S. travel and tourism economy in 2018 as per the Mandala Research survey. African American travellers are a significant travel group and their spending increased from U.S. dollars 48 …

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  • The Skål International USA concludes 2018 well

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Burcin Turkkan, the Outgoing Skål International USA President, a member of the Skål Club of Atlanta, is observing one of the most dynamic years in the recent history of the organization and its national committee.   “In 2018,” Turkkan noted, …

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  • City of Tijuana sees business slowdown after arrival of Central American migrants caravan

    Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019

    Tour operators and medical and dental offices in the Mexican border city of Tijuana are seeing a slowdown in business since the arrival of caravan of Central American migrants in the region.   Tourists and visitors have been cancelling planned …

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  • Iraqis in Najaf hit hard by US sanctions on Iran

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    With hotels facing mass cancellations, Iraqis in the holy city of Najaf are being hit hard by US sanctions on neighbouring Iran, which have forced cash-strapped pilgrims to stay home. With mosaic-covered walls and topped by a golden dome, is …

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  • Wildfire damages the tourism of California Park

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    For the last two weeks, a wildfire has compelled a huge part of Yosemite National Park in California to close, with thick smoke covering its famous rock formations and clouding the summer travel season for one of the largest tourism …

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  • Colorado plans to improve safety and mobility on roadways

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Colorado Department of Transportation is asking all its drivers to imagine 3 million cars generating 2 million data points every hour on roadways across the state.     At the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference in Vail on Wednesday, October 31, …

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  • Tourism becomes the main pillar for South American economy

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Tourism is one of the important pillars for the South American economy. A rich culture and immensely diversified nation with architectural wonders, natural and scenic beauty, lively and colorful cities, and beautiful landscapes are the key reasons why millions of …

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  • Caribbean looking for enhanced pot tourism despite legal hassles

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Despite the fact that marijuana continues to be illegal in much of the Caribbean but tourism officials want to be prepared for a situation if and when more countries legalise the drug and pot tourism experiences become possible.   Jamaica, …

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  • Travel Advisory for Southern California

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Caltrans District 7 is advising motorists to plan ahead and to be extra cautious as rocks, debris and mud might will spill onto state highways if it rains on Wednesday and Thursday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. This is …

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  • Mexico remains the top destination to visit in 2019

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Recent press coverage, tourism data and international studies say that the tourism marketing efforts of Mexico City is propelling consumer interest as a top destination to visit, generate positive stories boosting Mexico City as a World Capital, increase tourism arrivals …

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