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Increasing tourist arrivals inspire Iceland’s first train line

The increasing number of tourists arriving in the country of Iceland has started inspiring the creation of a train line here.   It has been proposed that a train line would be constructed from Keflavík’s international airport to Reykjavík as …

  • Increasing tourist arrivals inspire Iceland’s first train line

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    The increasing number of tourists arriving in the country of Iceland has started inspiring the creation of a train line here.   It has been proposed that a train line would be constructed from Keflavík’s international airport to Reykjavík as …

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  • Airbnb guides travellers with kids this summer

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every family is different, but Airbnb is making it simpler for families of all shapes, sizes and travel styles to take a well-earned break this summer.   With more than 2.3 million family-friendly listings on Airbnb, families have more options …

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  • Greensboro hotel impresses climate-conscious tourists

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    The Proximity Hotel that is located in Greensboro, N.C. exudes a unique environmental charm especially from the rooftop.   Tourists would be greeted to a remarkable sight as they step inside this special hotel off Green valley Road. The hotel …

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  • International U.S. tourism facing steep decline according to Foursquare Data

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    A new study finds international tourism to the U.S. has dropped as much as 16 percent in the months since President Donald Trump took office.   America’s share of international tourism saw the decline as compared to the same month …

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  • The United States is favourite road trip destination for Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The United States is Chinese tourists’ top destination for road trips overseas.   Chinese are increasingly preferring road trips overseas as the preferred way to travel and soak in sights and cultures. The United States remains their top destination with …

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  • American vacation usage rises dramatically finds study

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    American workers took an average of 16.8 days of vacation in 2016, according to new research from Project: Time Off, turning the trend line in a positive direction after losing almost a week of vacation time since 2000. The jump, …

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  • SITE Master Motivator 2017 is a Leading Voice for Incentive Travel in Europe

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Dr. Patrick Patridge was the recipient of the Jane E. Schuldt SITE Master Motivator Award 2017 during the IMEX Academy & Industry Awards Gala Dinner, in Frankfurt, Germany. The Master Motivator Award is presented annually to a Society for Incentive …

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  • Red Sea promotes diving for disabled tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Red Sea has been encouraging more disabled tourists  to try their luck in diving as several diving centres are conducting trips for tourists with impaired physical mobility.   First of all, the tourists are required to undertake special training from …

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  • Small ship cruising propels forwards in popularity

    Published on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Responsible Travel announced a staggering 121% increase in bookings for small ship cruises, which it attributes to a growing trend for authentic, local experiences on holidays.     From wildlife voyages in Scotland to floating boutique hotels in the Mediterranean …

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  • TSA expects busier summer travel season

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    The number of passengers expected to fly this summer season is expected to be the highest in years with more than 2.2 million passengers per day expected to pass through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints between Memorial Day and Labor …

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  • Hotwire releases 2017 graduation guide for summer travellers

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    School is out, summer travel season is near, and graduates are planning big trips to commemorate a major life milestone and accomplishment. Hotwire released its 2017 graduation guide to help this breed of new travellers navigate and find the best …

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  • Vancouver outlawed bringing new whales and dolphins to aquarium

    Published on : Monday, May 22, 2017

    Vancouver Park Board is passing a new rule of banning the city’s aquarium from bringing in new whales, dolphins and narwhals. It is applicable even for the injured or rescued creatures. The animal rights groups, arguing that keeping cetaceans in …

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  • Will GST make India tourism sector face a toss?

    Published on : Saturday, May 20, 2017

    The Goods and Services Tax Council announced the rates last day which came as a shocker to the Indian hospitality industry. There will be four slabs of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28% which have been introduced for telecom, insurance, hotels …

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  • 7 cool museums to check out for International Museum Day

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    For many travellers, museums are an essential stop on any trip. So in celebration of International Museum Day, here are some of the best international museums for Airbnb guests.  With over 1100 museums now included in Airbnb Guidebooks, it turns …

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  • Americans planning for long weekend trips shows Travelzoo Survey

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Long weekend trips are in. Nearly three quarters of Americans are planning to take a long weekend trip this summer, according to data released by global travel deals publisher Travelzoo. The Travelzoo Summer 2017 Travel Trends Survey also found that …

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  • What travellers should avoid for a peaceful flight?

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    They say it’s not the destination but the journey that makes the travel worthwhile, but avid travellers will know that’s not always the case when it comes to flying. Unruly children, chatty neighbours and armrest hoggers can quickly turn a …

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  • US travel industry shows strong growth in quarter one

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    CheapOair, a leading flight-focused hybrid travel agency, has released a summary of Quarter 1 travel trends from 2013 through 2017 in recognition of National Travel and Tourism Week. The report shows that travel within the United States is up nearly …

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  • New IATA partnership to enhance safety and quality in global aviation fueling

    Published on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen and promote Safety and Quality Assurance in global aviation fueling activities.     “Maintaining the quality …

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  • Global DMC Partners announces promotions in sales and marketing

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    Global DMC Partners, the largest global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs),announces two promotions within their U.S. Sales and Marketing Divisions. Riley Sharp, Director of Sales, has been named Vice President of Sales, and Erin Dugan, Manager of Marketing and …

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  • Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton and Starwood launched new regional promotion

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    In a first of its kind coordinated Regional promotion, Marriott International has launched a unified and compelling offer at nearly 200 participating Marriott International hotels in 30 countries with a choice of 17 brands across exciting destinations in Middle East …

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