Forward Momentum for Tourism in Europe

Forward Momentum for Tourism in Europe
Early results provide optimism for another strong year for European tourism. In its latest quarterly "European Tourism 2014 – Trends & Prospects" the European Travel Commission (ETC) reports about Europe's sustained growth for the fifth year in a row, …
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Jersey Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau wins Tourism Achievement Award
On May 1, 2014, the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council (MODC) held its 49th Annual Silver Gull Awards Dinner at the Jumping Brook Country Club, in Neptune, NJ. Senator Robert W. Singer presented Robert Hilton, Executive Director of the Jersey …
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Polk's past mills provide tourism opportunities

Polk's past mills provide tourism opportunities
According to Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), tourism demand generated $ 53.6 billion in business sales including direct, indirect and induced impact in 2013, up 4.5 percent. “The tourism industry …
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Oman celebrates the heroes of responsible tourism
MUSCAT, Oman – To celebrate the heroes of responsible tourism who leave people with memorable holiday experiences while giving back to local communities and the environment, the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 is back with certain new …
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Durban, a jealous city upset at Cape Town, to promote tourism to South Africa
Not only the national election in South Africa opened a view into a divided country, but now Cape Town is excited to promote tourism, now that they have been officially accused of hijacking Durban tourism in order to do this. Durban is behaving like a …
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Egypt to charge tourists "development tax"

Egypt to charge tourists "development tax"
CAIRO, Egypt – Beginning in June, the Ministry of Tourism is will impose a $ 7 development tax on tourists arriving in airports in Alexandria, South Sinai, Hurghada, Luxor and Aswan, according to ministry officials. The fee, which would not be applied …
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Devon and Cornwall strike tourism gold
And at its national awards evening at Cheltenham Racecourse last night Devon and Cornwall won three golds – and much more. The Exmoor-based Calvert Trust won gold in the Access for All category. It also was highly commended in the Tourism …
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.10 billion investment in Moroccan capital's tourism infrastructure
RABAT, Morocco – Wessal Capital, a joint venture created by Morocco and four Gulf States, will invest 9 billion dirhams ($ 1.10 billion) in tourism infrastructure in the Moroccan capital Rabat, a statement from the fund said on Monday. Wessal Capital …
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Tourism on its knees as thousands of jobs lost

Tourism on its knees as thousands of jobs lost
Kenya: Rising insecurity in Kenya following several al-Shabaab linked attacks has begun to damage the tourism sector, a key foreign exchange earner. Hotel bookings are said to be at below 15 per cent in the Coast region, which is the worst hit. More …
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No more war: A campaign byline from the Flanders Tourism Board
I was in London this past year at one of the largest travel exhibits in the world called World Travel Market when I met Dr. Peter DeWilde, the CEO of Flanders Tourism. We were both participating in the International Institute for Peace through Tourism …
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Our view: Local tourism economy remains vibrant
That is the take-home lesson from 2013 data released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Visitors spent $ 107.11 million in Manitowoc County in 2013, up more than 6 percent from the previous year. In Sheboygan County, visitors spent $ 198.9 million …
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Tourism operators urged to sign up for DestinationQ forum
"The 2014 DestinationQ forum will focus on the implementation of practical steps industry and government are taking to deliver Destination Success: the 20-year plan for Queensland tourism," she said. "Themes will centre on product innovation and …
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Lastest Tourism News

Heady tourism numbers for Lane County–2013
EUGENE, Ore. – If cash registers could smile, they'd be really happy with the latest report on Lane County tourism. Travel Lane County today (May 9) released a new report from Dean Runyan Associates–which tracks travel impacts coast to coast …
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A salute to Palm Beach County tourism on Friday
Discover Palm Beach County, formerly the Convention and Visitors Bureau, reports that tourism generates an annual economic impact of more than $ 6.8 billion in the local economy, producing $ 30 million dollars in bed-tax revenue, lodging sales of about …
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Why tourism is important to Dunn County
Tourism continues to be one of Wisconsin's most important economic resources. Investing in tourism promotion and marketing at both the state and local level is one of the best things a state can do to attract visitors, enhance the state's image and …
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Bradenton tourism up for 3rd year

Bradenton tourism up for 3rd year
Tourism officials say the area's newfound popularity is part of a three-year trend with more than a $ 900 million economic impact. Massachusetts residents Nancy and Dave Carmen visit Bradenton every spring. "It's on the river and you have excellent …
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Lewis Ginter's Frank Robinson honored with regional Tourism Leader Award
Frank L. Robinson, president and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, has received Richmond Region Tourism's Tourism Leader Award. Robinson was honored Thursday for his leadership, pursuit of excellence and advancement of the tourism industry.
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Tourism Week in Flagstaff wraps with Train Day Saturday
The Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau is wrapping up its celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week with a special day dedicated to all things related to trains Saturday. ational Train Day is May 10. The Flagstaff Visitor Center will be …
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The 10 worst city tourism videos

The 10 worst city tourism videos
You know you're struggling to pitch your city when one of your key selling points is that it's 15 minutes from the airport. Note to Dublin tourism bigwigs: Google has offices everywhere now. Best line: “Where enthusiasm, energy and positivity meets no …
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Barefoot NC governor announces record tourism spending
Construction of a new Bonner Bridge connecting the northern Outer Banks to Hatteras Island is crucial to beach tourism and the best long-term solution to navigation through Oregon Inlet, McCrory acknowledged to questions following a news conference.
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Loews Hotels Chairman Gives Look at Fields of Travel, Tourism, Hospitality
NY1 VIDEO: At one time or another, we've all been asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and kids – and, let's face it, even some adults – try to answer that question. NY1 parenting correspondent Shelley Goldberg took a look at the fields of …
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WWNO radio asks 'Is tourism the best bet for New Orleans?'
The radio station gathered a range of familiar responses: That tourism is undeniably one of the city's strong points and it should take advantage of that asset, that tourism is an important force in the economy but the city needs to grow other …
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LA County tourism broke records, supported more jobs in 2013

LA County tourism broke records, supported more jobs in 2013
A record-breaking year for tourism in Los Angeles County in 2013 was also responsible for an increase in tourism-related jobs and spending. The 42.2 million visitors to L.A. County in 2013, a 2.5% increase from the previous year, supported 436,700 jobs …
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Syria: bumper tourism season predicted
The Old City of Homs, formerly a tourist attraction, has been reduced to little more than rubble, with homes, shops and religious sites levelled. Indeed, the prospects of a flood of tourists into any part of the country, where a civil war has killed …
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Study shows Gordon's strengths, flaws in tourism
According to a recent study done by Randall Travel Marketing, a market research and planning company focused on the tourism industry, it has a 9-digit impact. The study reported tourism brings in $ 104,174,295 to Gordon County. To put that in …
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Georgia's tourism industry booming
According to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics, Georgia's visitor impact now stands 18 percent higher than its pre-recession level in 2007. In 2013, visitor spending generated $ 2.8 billion in state and local tax revenue in Georgia. In …
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Sherwood's Notebook: Tourism Is Good Business

Sherwood's Notebook: Tourism Is Good Business
Tourists are everywhere. And we mean everywhere. Tour guides with colorful umbrellas or walking sticks lead hordes of gangling young people to places like the Air and Space Museum, where the high school students are wowed both by the spaceships and …
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Cuba opens Tourism Fair with challenge of attracting more foreign investment
Cuba on Tuesday kicked off its 2014 International Tourism Fair with the challenge of taking advantage of opportunities provided by the new Foreign Investment Law to increase the competitiveness of the sector that constitutes the island's second-largest …
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Tourism brings B to N.C. in 2013, new figures show
Tourism also brought 200,000 jobs to the state and helped to create 40,000 businesses in North Carolina, she says. All that translates to a $ 435 savings in taxes for each N.C. household, Decker continues. “Every North Carolina County benefits from this …
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