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Tourism Tax in Wyoming to raise $17 million annually

The cash-strapped state of Wyoming  is considering new tax to promote tourism after a legislative panel brainstormed on ways to raise the revenue.   A bill had been drafted by the Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee that would impose a 1 …

  • Kingsmill Resort invites visitors to its expansive indoor pool

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Most of us love water, except when it’s in the form of sleet, snow and slush. And there is nothing better than warm water – the kind where you don’t flinch when it gets to “the historic triangle.” Yeah, that …

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  • New York Hotel Marks 5,000th Opening for IHG

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2016

     InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today unveiled the Hotel Indigo® Lower East Side New York as its 5,000thhotel globally.   The opening of this landmark New York property takes IHG’s global system size to 5,000 hotels, …

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  • American hotel industry voice opinion against online travel loophole

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) along with the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Association, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, and several of America’s leading hotel companies are urging Maryland lawmakers to override a decision by the governor and close …

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  • Flow of tourists between Peru, Ecuador expected to rise by 10% in 2016

    Published on : Sunday, January 10, 2016

    Thanks to measures taken in favour of travel between Peru and Ecuador, the flow of tourists between the two countries is expected to see an increase of 10 per cent in 2016, says Ecuadorian Ambassador to Peru Jose Sandoval.   “Our projections suggest …

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  • Over 1 million tourists visited Peru’s Machu Picchu in 2015

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2016

    More than 1.1 million tourists visited Peru’s world renowned Inca city of Machu Picchu making it one of Peru’s most visited tourist attractions in 2015, says the sanctuary’s chief, Juan Carlos Nieto.   “The exact number of visitors will be announced this …

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  • The Real America in 2016 – Check out whats new!

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2016

    2016 is the hundredth year of U.S National Parks Service. The national parks in each of these four States are therefore fittingly the focus of our first newsletter for the year but there’s much more to shout about in the …

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  • Positive results for hotel industry in U.S. for the week ending on Jan. 2

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2016

    The U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 27 December 2015 through 2 January 2016, according to data from STR, Inc.     In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy increased 5.5% …

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  • Peru in top ten list of destinations for adventure tourism in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016

    Adding another feather to its cap, Peru emerged as one of the top favourite in The People’s Choice Top 10 destinations for adventure tourism in 2016, Rough Guides revealed. The Inca nation, the only Latin American country included in the …

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  • Visit Samoa planning to take sustainable measures

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016

    A special tourism industry reception was held last night to welcome the new year and celebrate the beginning of ‘Visit Samoa 2016‘.   Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and his Good Lady Mrs Gillian Malielegaoi hosted the event at the …

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  • Experience the largest Restaurant Week in New York

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016

    NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, encourages diners to book now for NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2016 at one of the 372 participating restaurants throughout the City’s five boroughs from January 18 through February 5.   …

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  • Finalists for the ALIS Awards announced

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2016

    The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) announced finalists for the prestigious ALIS Awards. Among these finalists are executives and companies who are responsible for the most influential hotel industry deals in 2015.     The winners will be announced on …

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  • Vancouver MICE industry poised to host the leading PCMA conference

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2016

    The Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver and the local hospitality community are preparing to welcome close to 4,000 professional meeting planner and supplier members of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) for the organization’s annual Convening Leaders conference – taking …

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  • NYC & Company Encourages Diners to Book Reservations Starting Today for Largest NYC Restaurant Week

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2016

    NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, encourages diners to book now for NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2016 at one of the 372 participating restaurantsthroughout the City’s five boroughs from January 18 through February 5.   “With …

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  • TripAdvisor Announces Winter Vacation Hotspots and Values

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2016

    TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced its Winter Vacation Value Report, revealing the top 10 destinations for U.S. travelers this winter (January 1 – March 31, 2016), along with the average one-week costs for hotels, airfare, meals and …

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  • British Airways introduces New Year celebratory offers

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    There is no better way to start the New Year than to travel to your favourite holiday destination with friends and family! So whether you are looking for breathtaking landscapes, relaxing beach escapes, fun-filled family holidays or even wild adventures, …

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  • Central and eastern US to face traffic disruption for winter storms

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    Travelling may become a bit difficult in the Great Lakes as cold storm is said to reach northeast this weekend.   Snowfall in Upper Peninsula of Michigan will bring gusts of cold air. Snow will spread northward from Nebraska into …

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  • Qatar Airways expands services in the US

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the A350 and the first airline to land the A350 in the United States, achieved another milestone by being the first airline to offer a regularly-scheduled A350 service to the United States with its …

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  • Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record With More Than 42 Million Visitors in 2015

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Las Vegas continued its historic visitation growth, setting another new record by surpassing 42 million visitors for the first time. This breaks last year’s record of 41.1 million, which was the first time the destination had ever topped 40 million. …

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  • Cuba expects record number of visitors in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Cuba is optimistic of welcoming record number of tourists this year, particularly from the United States, with their trips made easier by regular flights and ferry service. Cuba surpassed 3.5 million tourist arrivals in 2015.   In 2015, the number of foreign …

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  • Street Food City returns to Dine Out Vancouver Festival

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Now in its fifth year, Street Food City, Vancouver’s week-long annual “food truck pod,” returns January 16 to 24, as part of Dine Out Vancouver Festival.     Presented by Tourism Vancouver, StreetFood Vancouver Society and the Downtown Vancouver Business …

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