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Tourism industry in Nebraska sees $152.6 million loss

The travel and tourism industry in Nebraska has seen a huge loss in millions of dollars in revenue due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Now the tourism department is facing major challenges as it tries to recover. Nebraska Tourism Commission …

  • Philippines attracts 6 million foreign tourists in 2016

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    In the year 2016, about six million foreign tourists had arrived in Philippines crossing the 5.9 million target that was established by the DOT (Department of Tourism) for the year. This has went on to prove that this region is …

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  • Tigerair given 4 days to ferry fliers out of Indonesia

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Budget airline Tigerair has been given four days to ferry stranded passengers home from Bali, after the airline lost access to Bali’s Denpasar airport on Thursday.   Tigerair, on Thursday evening, confirmed that the Indonesian Government agreed to provide the …

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  • L.A. attracts record number of tourists in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    L.A. County has set a record of attracting an overwhelming number of tourists for the sixth straight year, as asserted by Eric Garcetti, the mayor of this region at a press conference at Universal Studios.   The country was capable …

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  • Alternative payment methods on the rise for 2017 travellers

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Credit and debit cards have always remained the two most popular ways of payment and 2016 was no different. Surveying more than 12000 travellers, Worldpay, a leader in online payment services found that the new age travellers are more inclined …

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  • US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    The global wellness industry grew 10.6% to become a US$3.72 trillion market in 2015, with the spa market a key driver according to new research from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI). The research mirrored the growth in the MENA region …

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  • Security threat that the LA theme parks face; counterfeiting and shoplifting

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    According to the reports revealed by LA police department, the theme parks in Southern California witness very low crime rates, in comparison to the other theme parks situated in the United States. The strong security measures taken by the theme …

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  • Extreme ‘arctic’ weather in Britain cancels several flights and creates travel chaos

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Britain will see a massive plunge in temperatures from Thursday with lows of -10°C forecast and a potential for a freak phenomenon known as ‘Thunder Snow’. Army troops are ready to help towns and villages battered by extreme weather as …

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  • Technical glitch forces Etihad Airways flight to make emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, January 12, 2017

    An Abu Dhabi bound Etihad Airways flight had to make emergency landing at the airport in Hong Kong after the flight encountered a mechanical glitch onboard on 11th January, Wednesday.     The Etihad airways flight EY833 initially took off …

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  • ITB Speed Dating Day: An effective way to network

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    This year ITB Berlin is organising two speed dating events on 9 March that will enable buyers as well as bloggers to establish valuable links with exhibitors from around the world in the shortest possible time. In the morning the …

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  • Can 2017 overcome previous year’s loss of U.S. travel jobs?

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Economic uncertainty, travel disruptions, terrorism – 2016 has seen enough of everything from virtually every corner of the world.   2016 started with a good note when more than 69,900 travel-related jobs were added in the hospitality and aviation sector …

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  • Record number of US, Chinese tourists visit China, US in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    A record number of Americans and Chinese people have visited each other’s nation in 2016, as per the official travel records. Experts feel that the growth in tourism sector in these nations would go a long way in minimizing previous …

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  • Gold Coast theme park stands 20 visitors, 32 metre up in the air

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Visitors to the theme park ‘Movie World’, situated in Australia’s Gold Coast, had to witness a bizarre incident after the authorities had to launch a rescue work to bring down the 20 riders, who got stranded on top of the …

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  • Thomson Airways flight struck by seagull, makes emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    A flight of Thomson Airways has made an emergency landing after its engine was damaged by a seagull following its take off from Bournemouth.   Flight TOM6248 that was travelling to Tenerife struck the bird a short while after it …

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  • Inclement weather continues across Western US

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Devastating storms continued to unleash heavy rain and snow, floods, mudslides and raging winds across western U.S., closing roads, schools and businesses and forcing hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.   At least three people have died because of …

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  • Plane forced to land at Gatwick after bird-hit

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    A Thomson Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after a bird damaged an engine after it took off from Bournemouth.   Flight TOM6248, bound for Tenerife, was struck by a seagull shortly after taking …

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  • Airbnb leads $13 million investment in restaurant reservation app Resy

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Restaurant booking platform Resy closed its series A funding round which was headed by Airbnb, with participation from First Data Corporation, RSE Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.   Founded in 2014 in New York, Resy offers a consumer-focused mobile app …

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  • Qantas named safest airline fourth time in a row

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Qantas has been named the world’s safest airline for 2017, for the fourth year in a row. The survey has been conducted by  airline safety and product rating review website Airlineratings.com.   The Australian carrier was praised for its “extraordinary …

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  • Roman city Bath may soon become first in Britain to apply tourist tax

    Published on : Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, the city of Bath may soon impose tourist tax in addition to the basic room rate and VAT for the overnight visitors.     The local council is considering to introduce “tourist …

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  • London Underground strike spells misery for millions of commuters

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    A London Underground strike caused major disruption on Monday as practically all stations in the city centre shut down and services were cancelled in a dispute over jobs and ticket office closures. Millions of passengers were forced to board overcrowded …

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  • Rainy storm disrupts road, air traffic in Los Angeles

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Morning commuters in Los Angeles struggled with wet roadways as a storm system that triggered mudslides drenched California’s Central Coast on Sunday.   Authorities in Santa Barbara County have been anticipating heavy rain and flash flooding.   The sites of …

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