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Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, 5 dead

A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico, triggering tsunami and warnings for the countries across Central America, killing five people.   Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and Ecuador warnings have been issued in these areas.   It was …

  • China-US Tourism Leadership Summit

    Published on : Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    The 10th annual China-US Tourism Leadership Summit has kicked off in northwest China.   The meeting is seen as an opportunity for China and the United States to increase mutual understanding and enhance cooperation.   STANDUP(English): LUO HUI, CNC Correspondent …

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  • Luxury hotels in US experiencing low demand in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    US’s largest hotel luxury brands are falling behind in room-demand growth than the small hotel brands in 2016. Keeping in mind the recent growth-rates of the luxury hotels, some of the market experts have predicted that the lodging market in …

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  • Rio Olympics gave unexpected boost to Brazilian tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Brazil had a tourism windfall due to the highly successful Rio Olympics games. Rio 2016 boosted the arrival of 541,000 international tourists in Brazil between 1st July and 15th August, an increase of 157,000 people in relation to the same …

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  • Celebrate the Season With Family at Ritz-Carlton Hotels in New York City This Fall

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    As the summer sun cools, the Big Apple welcomes travelers looking to explore the rich history, high-end shopping, and one of kind experiences only such an iconic destination can provide. From uptown to downtown, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park …

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  • Three-pronged storms threaten US west coast, Hawaii

    Published on : Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Western Florida, the Outer Banks and Hawaii are being threatened this week by three separate tropical systems. Two of the storms are tropical depressions near the East and Gulf Coasts, while the third is a major hurricane approaching Hawaii dangerously. …

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  • Initiative to boost tourism on the cards

    Published on : Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    India and the US are set to announce a major initiative in the travel and tourism sector, including an increase in quota for issuing US visa, in an effort to take the bilateral ties to a higher level.   US …

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  • Las Vegas Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the National Parks Service

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Las Vegas is the gateway to national parks in the west, and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service on August 25, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is encouraging visitors to Find Their …

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  • LATTE attends the ‘America Wild National Parks Adventure’ viewing with Brand USA

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    LATTE attended Brand USA‘s viewing of ‘America Wild National Parks Adventure’ at the IMAX Sydney in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.   Before the film, the team sipped on Sierra Nevada American Pale Ale, ate …

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  • Panic in New York subway as crickets and worms set free by woman

    Published on : Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The New York subway witnessed a crazy scene on the subway this week, when live crickets suddenly began jumping all over passengers and causing panic and chaos.   Footage filmed by fellow commuters shows the woman becoming increasingly distressed by …

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  • Brand USA expands MegaFam programme for 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Brand USA is expanding its large-scale, multi-itinerary familiarisation tours that allow international travel agents to experience a wide range of travel in the United States.   As the MegaFam platform continues to grow, Brand USA will launch several new MegaFaminitiatives for …

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  • Jekyll Island gets Alligator warnings

    Published on : Monday, August 22, 2016

    After the fatal alligator attack of a toddler at a Disney resort, officials in another tourist spot are warning visitors to be wary of the powerful creatures.   The Jekyll Island Authority, the state agency that manages the island off …

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  • Mexican Officials Warn North-Western Communities Of Storm Kay

    Published on : Sunday, August 21, 2016

    North-western communities have been warned to be on alert as Tropical Storm Kay churns off the Pacific coast, according to Mexican officials.   The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that at 0900 GMT the center of Storm Kay was …

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  • Why the chief of U.S. tourism likes to show off Nashville

    Published on : Saturday, August 20, 2016

    When facing the future of American tourism, Nashville has two significant advantages: its music will always attract visitors, and it’s relatively cheap. The combination of these factors compelled Chris Thompson, a man in charge of the country’s tourism efforts, to …

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  • 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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