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Benvenuto in Italia! Join the queue as tourist numbers soar

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Top tourist destinations in Italy, from Florence to the rocky Cinque Terre coast, expect double-digit increases in visitors this summer, amid speculation that visitors are avoiding destinations that have been hit by terror attacks and see the bel paese ...
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No Rebound for North Carolina Tourism After NBA Pulls All-Star Game

NBCNews.com - ‎8 hours ago‎
The NBA's announcement that it will move next year's All-Star Game out of Charlotte is having ripple effects not only in the world of professional sports but also in the tourism and hospitality industry, which stood to reap a big chunk of the tens of ...

Bad roads hamper tourism department's efforts to explore state's glorious falls

The New Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
Though Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) had plans to promote monsoon tourism, offering tour packages to waterfalls in Adilabad and Nizamabad districts, the plans fell flat as there were no proper roads to the destinations.

Meigs County Gets $20000 Tourism Enhancement Grant

The Chattanoogan - ‎1 hour ago‎
The grant is part of $1 million appropriated by the Tennessee Legislature allowing the State Department of Tourism and Department of Economic and Community Development to work together to promote economic development and tourism in rural ...

Convention Tourism in Cleveland and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week

Skift - ‎12 hours ago‎
Convention Tourism in Cleveland and 4 Other Digital Trends This Week. Sarah Enelow, Skift - Jul 23, 2016 10:00 am. Get your daily dose of news from.

Mass tourism celebration as hundreds of new Chinese tour buses procurred, introduced to Phuket traffic next month

The Phuket News - ‎9 hours ago‎
Governor Chamroen explained that the event was staged in collaboration with reps from the public and private sectors to help boost confidence in Phuket's tourism safety image following a string of accidents on the island, many of which involved Chinese ...

Macau's dog racing track given ultimatum as city upgrades its mass tourism appeal

South China Morning Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
After years of mostly unanswered criticism from animal rights activists over the way it treats the greyhounds that race there, dwindling revenues and the city's push to become a modern, mass-market tourist destination, the Macau Canidrome could be on ...

Mexican visitors, Aboriginal tourism driving BC tourism boom

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The number of international visitors coming to B.C. rose 14 per cent compared to the same period last year, and many are spending their money in the booming Aboriginal tourism sector. More than 1.6 million overnight visitors came to B.C. during the ...

Tourism officials in Bulgaria are banking big on vampire corpses

Mother Nature Network (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Romania, home to the mist-shrouded "land beyond the forest" otherwise known as Transylvania, rules the Eastern European vampire tourism circuit for obvious reasons. Now it would appear that Romania's southerly neighbor, Bulgaria, wants in on a piece of ...
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Turkish Tourism Takes a Hit

STRATFOR - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Militant attacks, geopolitical tension with neighbors and an extra dose of political instability following the failed July 15 coup attempt have hurt Turkey's tourism industry. The sector, which accounts for 12.9 percent of Turkey's gross domestic ...

AccorHotels eye emerging tourism destinations

Jakarta Post - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Indonesia's plan to develop new emerging tourism destinations has caught the attention of global hotel management chain AccorHotels as the company seeks to open more establishments in those locations.

State releases 2015 tourism impact numbers

Plattsburgh Press Republican - ‎12 hours ago‎
PLATTSBURGH - The impact of tourism on six Adirondack counties remained strong last year, even with some challenging conditions.

Tourism sweats on excise policy

The Hindu - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The excise policy of the previous United Democratic Front government and increased competition from neighbouring destinations have been identified as the two major factors affecting tourist arrivals to the State. The tourism industry “seems to be ...
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Parody ad campaign for Taiwan tourism celebrates plummeting number of mainland tourists

Shanghaiist - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Taiwan is no longer one of the top ten travel destinations for Chinese tourists... and it seems like that fact is just fine for some of the locals, who have launched a snarky tourism ad campaign celebrating the absence of visitors from across the strait.
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Strong yen tempers record Japan tourism

Financial Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The number of visitors to Japan rose 24 per cent year-on-year to a new record for June, but spending per person fell as yen strength put the brakes on a massive tourism boom. Average revenue per tourist fell 10 per cent in the second quarter as ...
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UK tourism boosted as terrorism threat sees many Briton opt for a 'staycation'

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Since the start of the year, 10 per cent more people have chosen to holiday in Britain compared to the same period last year, according to the official tourist board, Visit England. The Telegraph also reported that Visit East Anglia had announced that ...

Egypt hopes unique antiquities will help with declining tourism revenue

eTurboNews - ‎4 hours ago‎
"The goal of the exhibition is to create alternative financial resources to ease the tourism sector's poor revenue," Hana said.

Tourism business on the wane

Dhaka Tribune - ‎7 hours ago‎
Industry insiders said around 90% foreign tourists have already cancelled their tour of Bangladesh which was scheduled in September.
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UN to help Turkey boost struggling tourism sector

Yahoo Finance UK - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The UN World Tourism Organization signed an agreement Friday with Turkey to help the country boost its ailing tourism sector, which has suffered due to a string of bombings and a failed coup. The Madrid-based UNWTO will provide expert advice to help ...

Global Tourism Takes Massive Hit After Spike in Terror Attacks

NBCNews.com - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
When a Tunisian truck driver launched an ISIS-inspired attack on July 14th in Nice on the French Riviera, he didn't just mow down 84 people, he widened a wound in the global economy.
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