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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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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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