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Could airborne cable car boost Chicago tourism?

Chicago Tribune - ‎5 hours ago‎
Calling it "The Skyline," Laurence Geller and Lou Raizin shared their idea this week at a luncheon of the City Club of Chicago - whose members include business, civic and government leaders - saying it could become a tourism centerpiece. Both men sit ...

Tourism industry would be the only survivor of Brexit, says top economist

Plymouth Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
Seasonal workers picking fruits and vegetables in Devon and Cornwall fields in the summer, food exports and expats could take a pounding if the UK were to leave the European Union, a Plymouth economists has warned - but tourism should be OK - for a ...

Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎9 hours ago‎
The travel and tourism industry is one of the last major industries to go through the innovation revolution. Making up almost 10% of the world economy GDP, this industry stayed behind other major industries when it comes to technology.

75% of Irish tourism businesses report boost so far in 2016

IrishCentral - ‎15 hours ago‎
Tourists enjoying the view from the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse: “US market is performing particularly well this year so far.

Japan's tourism sector evolving but needs more work, cultural heritage expert says

The Japan Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Japanese tourism industry had been somewhat complacent and self-centered, but it is evolving into a world-class business, David Atkinson, 50, chairman and president of Tokyo-based heritage restoration firm Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co.

Lesvos back on the Danish tourism map

Kathimerini - ‎8 hours ago‎
This summer we will send there 19 flights, for a total of 4,000 tourists to Lesvos, aware that we stand to lose much money.

Yukon NDP MLA accuses gov't of neglecting tourism industry

CBC.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Yukon government is stinting on promoting the territory's tourism potential, according to the New Democratic tourism critic in the legislature, Kevin Barr. Barr said jurisdictions like Newfoundland and Iceland realize it's important to rely more on ...

Tourism guru says tourists' experiences create buzz

nwitimes.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
In today's tourism environment show and tell is dead. "What travelers want today is to fill their emotional bank accounts," Joe Veneto told more than 200 people Wednesday at the Indiana Welcome Center.

Cuba scrambles to keep pace with US-fueled tourism boom | Reuters

Firstpost - ‎3 hours ago‎
HAVANA The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba has nearly doubled this year, its tourism minister said on Wednesday, as the island races to build hotels and expand Havana airport to keep up with booming demand.

Tourism boom means more capacity needed in airport terminal

Otago Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Dunedin Airport is planning to extend the capacity of its terminal to cater for increasing numbers from the tourism boom. Airport chief executive Richard Roberts appeared at the Dunedin City Council annual plan hearings yesterday trumpeting the ...

King Salman's bridge creates expectations of increased Gulf investments in tourism sector

Daily News Egypt - ‎5 hours ago‎
Workers in the tourism sector expect an increase in tourist investments, especially in the Gulf of Aqaba across several touristic towns and cities such as Sharm El-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba, and Taba thanks to the new agreement to build a bridge that ...
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Here's how Las Vegans benefit from the tourism industry

Las Vegas Review-Journal - ‎15 hours ago‎
According to Nevada Resorts, with 12 of the state's 20 largest employers in the tourism industry, about 369,000 jobs in Southern Nevada are directly supported by tourism. In turn, tourism employee spending has contributed $10.7 billion to the local ...

Tourism expert says don't worry about price, just sell the experience

Buffalo News - ‎1 hour ago‎
David Whitaker knows a thing or two about how to sell a destination to tourists. He's the chief marketing officer of Brand USA, the federal government's tourism marketing arm. Before that, he was CEO of Tourism Toronto. He was in Buffalo on Tuesday as ...

Sonoma County tourism dollars tapped to soften tourist impact on emergency services

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - ‎18 hours ago‎
A chunk of money usually spent promoting Sonoma County tourism instead will help defray the cost of tourists, as county supervisors Tuesday acknowledged a need to ease strains on emergency services caused by millions of annual visitors, many of whom ...

A way to bring tourism to Chicago's neighborhoods

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
I've been a resident of Wicker Park for nearly 20 years and I have seen this neighborhood grow in amazing and unexpected ways.

Tourism focus of tour

Castanet.net - ‎11 hours ago‎
Tourism Vernon will be hosting the third annual Tourism Vernon Industry Familiarization (FAM) Tour May 15-16. During the tour, local front-line staff and visitor centre teams from around B.C.

Dominican Republic Tourism Officials Announce Samaná Updates and Developments

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎9 hours ago‎
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourism industry experts at the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) conference expressed great enthusiasm toward the changes and updates coming to the Samaná peninsula, one of ...

China equity star shifts strategy to tap tourism trend

Citywire Selector (registration) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Citywire A-rated Mansfield Mok believes investors should turn their attentions to the booming tourism industry to help rebuild confidence in China's troublesome economy.
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North Korean saber-rattling bruises Chinese tourism industry

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎4 hours ago‎
DALIAN, China -- North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations are harming China's tourism industry, bringing hard times to the biggest Chinese city along the border.
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Budget 2016: Tourism industry blasts retention of 'backpacker tax'

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The tourism industry is pleased the federal budget has maintained funding for Tourism Australia, but is bitterly disappointed that the government failed to make changes to the "backpacker tax" introduced in last year's budget.
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