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Cuba can't keep up with the US-sparked tourism boom

Business Insider - ‎9 hours ago‎
HAVANA (Reuters) - 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.

Yukon NDP MLA accuses gov't of neglecting tourism industry - ‎14 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 ...

HB2 could make waves for coastal tourism - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Carteret County Tourism Development Authority said Emerald Isle Realty has reported several beach house rentals have been canceled because of House Bill 2. But the tourism authority said they haven't seen a rush of cancelations. Officials with the ...

Cuba's Tourism Economy: The Boon and the Dilemma

AS/COA Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
More tourism improves the economic prospects of the island, where GDP growth slowed to a six-year low of just 1.3 percent in 2014, per the Cuban government's estimates.

Tourism promoters rally around Travel Day

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎8 hours ago‎
Since Wednesday was National Travel Rally Day, some leaders of Utah's tourism industry got together to celebrate the importance of their businesses to the state.

'Incinerator could undermine city's tourism potential'

Irish Examiner - ‎8 hours ago‎
Cork's position as a growing centre for tourism could be undermined if the proposed incinerator for the harbour gets the go-ahead, it was claimed yesterday.

Tourism focus of tour - ‎20 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.
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Could airborne cable car boost Chicago tourism?

Chicago Tribune - ‎15 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 ...

Oakland's tourism industry keeps strong momentum going

San Francisco Business Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Oakland received high tourism numbers once again in 2015, with 2.6 million overnight visitors spending $1.6 billion in Oakland and generating 94,000 tourism-related jobs. Compared to 2014's tourism numbers, there was only a slight increase in spending, ...

Documents reveal how money was spent in tourism campaign

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News - ‎8 hours ago‎
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Documents related to the “Cooler & Warmer” debacle have revealed some of the things taxpayer money was spent on in the tourism campaign - including $700 for beauty services that was later reimbursed. The records also ...

Tourism industry predictions bright for Southwest Colorado

The Durango Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Low gas prices, the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service and the renovations at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton are just a few factors that could boost the tourism industry, which supports 6,000 jobs, said Bob Kunkel, executive ...
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Tourism guru says tourists' experiences create buzz - ‎11 hours ago‎
Joe Veneto, aka the Opportunity Guy, speaks at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority annual tourism week luncheon on Wednesday at the Indiana Welcome Center.

Ivory Coast seeks to boost tourism despite insecurity fears

AfricaNews - ‎9 hours ago‎
More than a month after militants killed 19 people on Ivory Coast's Grand Bassam beach, fun seekers are gradually returning to enjoy one of the country's top tourist attractions. But owner of a hotel, Ocean et Lagune close to the place where the March ...

Travel, tourism and entertainment in the technological age

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎19 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 - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Tourists enjoying the view from the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse: “US market is performing particularly well this year so far.
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BCMM among groups recognized for tourism excellence

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
Claudia Moody, who is retiring as the director of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association in June, after 27 years in the position, accepts a plaque from Greg Adkins from the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association, making her a lifelong member.

Tourism boom paves way for increase in pedicabs

Times Colonist - ‎22 hours ago‎
Victoria is considering boosting the number of pedicab licences it issues in the hope of fostering more competition in the industry.

Lesvos back on the Danish tourism map

Kathimerini - ‎18 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.

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

The Japan Times - ‎May 3, 2016‎
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.
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Columbus celebrates National Tourism Week

WRBL - ‎10 hours ago‎
Columbus is taking part in National Tourism Week. Columbus had almost 2.1 million visitors last year. The National Infantry Museum had nearly 300,000 guests last year.