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Is Tourism Spoiling Iceland?

CityLab - ‎9 hours ago‎
This is the message currently filtering out from the North Atlantic island as it struggles to absorb unprecedented numbers of visitors.
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Liberals spent $24000 on tourism video that Tories say broke ban on partisan ads

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The federal government spent approximately $24,000 to produce a tourism video that prominently features Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

'Fantastic' May long weekend for Okanagan tourism, despite weather

Globalnews.ca - ‎46 minutes ago‎
“From all accounts, our stakeholders in the many attractions and accommodations in Kelowna are saying it's a fantastic May long weekend… they're very pleased with the activity,” said director of marketing and communications with Tourism Kelowna, Chris ...

In Egypt, a Setback for Tourism Amid Signs of Hope

New York Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
LUXOR, Egypt - After five and a half years of misery, the people in Egypt's depressed tourism industry had reason for a bit of hope.
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Saudi Arabia hopes for religious tourism boost

BBC News - ‎43 minutes ago‎
With Saudi Arabia's government announcing reforms aimed at moving the kingdom away from its dependence on oil, another source of income looks set to become a major contributor to the economy - religious tourism. The authorities plan to relax ...
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Tunisia, terror and tourism: Why I am still going

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
British holidaymakers have told the BBC why they are still visiting Tunisia, despite the UK government warning against all but essential travel to the country.
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China Using Tourism as Economy, Foreign Policy Tool

Voice of America - ‎12 hours ago‎
China is using tourism as an important lever to revive its slowing economy as well as enhance its influence in international affairs.

Kerala's tourism products showcased in Beijing

The Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kerala Tourism, which is trying to woo Chinese tourists to increase the footfalls during the extended Visit Kerala Year, showcased its products and destinations at the three-day Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) 2016. It is for the second time ...

Luxury goods market seen slowing amid tourism chill

The Province (blog) - ‎9 hours ago‎
MILAN - Analysts are tamping down growth forecasts for the luxury goods market this year due to a chill in international tourism. The Altagamma Foundation of Italian producers of luxury goods said Tuesday that 27 surveyed analysts lowered their ...
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East Africa: Uganda Hires US Firm to Promote Tourism

AllAfrica.com - ‎12 hours ago‎
We are an all year round destination with great weather, variety of tourism attractions including mountains with snow all through the year," Museveni told Hannah Kleber and Tim Henshall, who respectively represented KPRN and Kamageo at the contract ...

Ex-boss of Tourism N.S. takes over Halifax Chamber of Commerce

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
Halifax's Chamber of Commerce has picked ex-Tourism Nova Scotia boss Patrick Sullivan to replace long-time CEO and president Valerie Payn.
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To get more from tourism

Jamaica Observer - ‎20 hours ago‎
Every year in recent memory, the tourism sector has grown, allowing Jamaica to earn more foreign exchange, increase employment, generate greater tax revenue and stimulate the wider economy through the purchasing of goods and services from local ...

PM promises $20m for Vic tourism

Yahoo7 News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is promising a $20 million injection to boost tourism to Victoria's Dandenong Ranges if re-elected.

When Barry Met Tony: How Vietnam Needs To Grow Its Tourism Potential

Forbes - ‎7 hours ago‎
Scene: Interior, night. A local restaurant in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Low aluminum tables and small plastic stools are arranged throughout the room, and an assortment of Vietnamese patrons are eating and drinking in the sparsely furnished room.

UnionPay Card Brings New Vitality to Canada Tourism

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎21 hours ago‎
According to the data released by the Canadian Tourism Commission, the annual revenue of the Canadian tourism industry in 2015 reached 90 billion Canadian dollars, and tourism directly created over 630,000 job opportunities. In recent years, the number ...
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Tourism officials set another meeting on embattled director

Lincoln Journal Star - ‎3 hours ago‎
McKillip has taken the brunt of public criticism following a scathing, 79-page audit last month that questioned dozens of spending and documentation issues at the Tourism Commission, an independent state agency that was spun off from the Nebraska ...

Tourism Spending In Oregon Surges For Sixth Consecutive Year

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎2 hours ago‎
PORTLAND, Ore., May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, confirms that 2015 was the travel industry's sixth consecutive year of accelerated growth and economic impact, reaching new heights in revenues for the ...

Head of Mexico Tourism Board retires

Travel Weekly - ‎1 hour ago‎
After six years at the helm of the Mexico Tourism Board, Rodolfo Lopez Negrete has retired. The CEO's departure comes after a remarkably long period of stability at the Mexico Tourism Board during troubled times. Lopez was appointed COO of the tourism ...

New Skift Trends Report: Food Tourism Strategies to Drive Destination Spending

Skift - ‎10 hours ago‎
Destinations are missing out on longer stays, more repeat visitation, and higher average visitor spending if they're not packaging and promoting their food tourism product in line with 2016 trends. Avid food tourists today are also compelled to explore ...
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