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Articles tagged “tourism”

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Egypt pulls a Geraldo: Opening tombs to generate publicity and spur tourism

It goes without saying that opening millennia-old tombs isn't sustainable. Here's hoping that Egypt's tourism officials will focus on long-term solutions to their current tourism problems.

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Libyan tourism activist tries pushing Libya as the next big vacation spot

Although Libya will be Gaddafi-free for one year in October, the promise of 5 UNESCO sites and beaches isn't enough to transform one of Africa's more unstable countries into a hot new destination just yet.

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France tries an ad campaign to do something about its rudeness

But what about French attitudes outside France? They're perennial challengers to the world's worst tourists title. Perhaps the RATP could print wallet-sized cards to help?

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Forget recessionary Europe, Muslim tourism boom is making up for it

As usual, the growth is outside the Western sphere, though Muslim tourists will coe ad spend a lot of money on our recessionary shores. The faster we cater to them, the better it is for us, BrandUSA should be listening closely.

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TNT’s Dallas TV show revival also doing that for the namesake city

Cities and countries are now vying big time for TV shows to be set in their locales, for a reason: Tourism and local development boost is a big factor.

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Even the British PM thinks Visit Britain’s staycation pitch is lame

It's never a bad idea to explore the places around where you live, but this summer's misplaced staycation campaign hit so many wrong notes even the Prime Minister is skipping town.

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Meet Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France’s reluctant tourist magnet

Scenic villages across Europe have struggled for decades to keep their population numbers up, and until small industries return it's tourism that will keep them occupied.

Meet Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France’s reluctant tourist magnet

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Hawaii’s tourism “is on a tear,” expected to expand state’s economy despite fiscal pressures

Strong dollars in Canada and Australia, as well as wealth in China and Korea, are turning a year of good inbound numbers from mainland U.S. into a stellar one for the islands.

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Tourism leaders say EU’s wrong-headed tourism taxes will only hurt revenues

Despite the lure of quick cash benefits, WWTC urges the 27 EU finance ministers to reconsider impulsive tourism taxes that have proved in the long run to decrease revenue as travelers try to avoid fees -- or just travel less.

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Commuters beat tourists as Singapore Ducktours pushed off the river by a price cap

Ducktours' dilemma demonstrates the constant tug and pull between tourists and local commuters. Of course the tourist boats would like to charge S$18, but the S$3 commuter vessels will attract enough visitors to chip away at the tourist business.