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U.S. Travel Congratulates Florida On Record Year of Tourism

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Florida on a record nearly 113 million visits to the state in 2016:   “This marks the sixth straight year of tourism growth for Florida, and I …

  • Hotels.com finds New York City Offers Top Hotels for Pokémon Go Travelers

    Published on : Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Recent Hotels.com research reveals New York City has nine of the top ten U.S. “Pokétels” – those hotels with access to the most Pokéstops and Pokégyms within and near the hotel property*. Number one rated U.S. Pokétel, The Towers at …

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  • 5.4 magnitude quake hits Peru killing 4, 52 hurt

    Published on : Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    An earthquake of shallow magnitude-5.4 shook southern Peru’s picturesque Colca Valley, killing at least four people, including an American tourist, and injuring 52 as it toppled adobe homes, the authorities said on Monday.   The quake occurred just before 10 …

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  • American Airlines Makes Executive Appointments to Marketing Team

    Published on : Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    American Airlines today announced several appointments within its marketing team to better align the airline’s marketing efforts and backfill some key leadership positions. Kurt Stache moves to Senior Vice President – Marketing & Loyalty. Vasu Raja moves to Vice President …

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  • Tropical storm Javier heads for Mexico’s Baja Peninsula

    Published on : Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Tropical Storm Javier on Monday afternoon continued to move toward Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and the resort city of Cabo San Lucas. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm is expected to graze the west coast of the peninsula over …

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  • Toronto to get urban park above active railway

    Published on : Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Influenced by Chicago’s Millenium Park, Toronto’s mayor John Tory has planned to build a downtown park above an active railway track, connecting the Rogers Centre and Bathurst Street. The Millenium Park in Chicago has been built above a rail yard …

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  • Zika cases prompt warning against Miami travel

    Published on : Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Federal health officials have advised pregnant women to avoid travelling to the northern part of Miami following over 10 Zika cases wherein local mosquitoes have infected people.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have asked women who …

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  • Deadly hot air balloon crash kills 16 on board in Texas

    Published on : Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    A hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught fir in the air and crashed in central Texas on Saturday morning. All the passengers on board are reported to have been killed.   The balloon may have struck power lines when …

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  • 2 dead and 16 wounded at Florida nightclub shooting

    Published on : Monday, July 25, 2016

    Two people have been killed and 16 more people have been injured at a Florida nightclub.   The shooting took place at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida. The attack happened around 00:30 (04:30 GMT) on Monday at Club Blu. …

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  • Pokemon Go lure launch event at Seaworld, Orlando

    Published on : Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Several attractions in Florida are providing its tourists an opportunity to get a real life value out of the popular augmented reality game, “Pokemon Go”.   Many popular destinations of Orlando has embraced this trend wholeheartedly and Seaworld is no …

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  • Delta’s historic return to Cuba after 55 years

    Published on : Monday, July 18, 2016

    The fall of 2016 will see Delta’s historic return to Havana, Cuba from New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami. This has been announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The airline will start its nonstop service to the Caribbean Islands …

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  • US flags to be flown at half-mast as France mourns Nice attack

    Published on : Friday, July 15, 2016

    US President Barack Obama has asked all flags at U.S. government facilities, including embassies and consulates abroad, to be flown at half-staff for the next four days in memory of the victims of the truck attack in Nice, France.   …

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  • New York hotels offers luxurious glamping experience

    Published on : Friday, July 15, 2016

    Travelers can now pamper themselves to the ultimate sophistication, thanks to luxurious glamping experiences offered by a few hotels in New York including the W New York that is based in Manhattan.   Guests can enjoy a spectacular view of …

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  • US boutique hotel chain to enter Europe

    Published on : Friday, July 15, 2016

    Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, a US boutique hotel chain would launch its very first property in the region of Amsterdam next year.   Christine Lawson. Senior vice president, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants said that the expansion of its properties in …

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  • Florida woman falls from Grand Canyon moments after Instagram post

    Published on : Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    A 35-year-old female tourist from Florida met with a tragic accident at the famous Grand Canyon National Park in the United States. The hiker stumbled off the edge of a cliff at the Ooh Aah Point during her hike. The …

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  • Three nations warn citizens against traveling to US

    Published on : Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Three nations have warned their citizens against traveling to the US as security measures following violent protests in this part of the world triggered by police shootings of black American men.   Generally, the US is quick to advise its …

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  • Hilton Tucson East Hotel acquired by Caliber

    Published on : Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    The Hilton Tucson East, a 7 storey, 232 guest room hotel in Tucson, Arizona has been acquired by Caliber Hospitality, a division of Caliber- The Wealth Development Company for $9.27 million. It is located in the heart of the Tucson …

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  • Twin fire rages South Western part of US

    Published on : Monday, July 11, 2016

    Dual wildfires in Colorado and California has forced evacuation and left one fire fighter injured, burning more than 1000 acres combined.   Nearly 2000 residents have been evacuated as of Sunday afternoon, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management reported.   …

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  • US warns Americans against Bangladesh travel

    Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016

    In the wake of recent attacks that comprised the fatal attacks at a café that is a favorite with foreigners and shooting in a mosque during Eid, the US government has issued a warning advising Americans to be extremely cautious …

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  • Montreal tops as international business tourism city

    Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016

    According to the International Meetings Statistics Report for the Year 2015 released by the Union of International Association, Montreal ranks first in the Americas for international events for a fifth consecutive year. The city has upped its international events by …

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  • Olympics miserably fails to promote Brazil tourism

    Published on : Friday, July 8, 2016

    Brazil’s tourism authorities and British politician Boris Johnson had predicted that Olympics 2016 would boost the tourism industry of Brazil and that Brazil would have a tough time accommodating the thousands of people who would throng here along with the …

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