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Tourism

The latest tourism and destination news from around the world. Read exclusive interviews with leaders, see the latest marketing campaigns, and understand the bigger issues like coronavirus recovery and destination development.

Tourism

Monrovia, Liberia doesn’t have a ton of tourists yet, but it’s ready for them when it’s time

Meet the new attempt at pre-tourism: Here's a tourist guide to a city that doesn't quite have tourists yet.

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Hyatt continues global expansion with new hotel planned for Armenian capital

There are few destinations left where travelers can’t brand-name hotels, which either provides the comforts of home or diminishes the novelty of travel depending on how you look at it.

Hyatt continues global expansion with new hotel planned for Armenian capital

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EU launches 15-month tourism campaign aimed at BRIC and Latin American countries

Europe is past its golden age of growth and is now turning to younger, growing nations to revive its own stagnant economy through tourism.

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Wealthy travelers are paying big bucks for bragging rights and customized itineraries

Isn’t half the fun of travel figuring it out as you go? Legacy tour operators and a crop of startups are offering these millionaires the façade of an adventure while making sure they never actually have to get too dirty.

Wealthy travelers are paying big bucks for bragging rights and customized itineraries

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How U.S. visitors can score a visa to ten restricted destinations

It seems near impossible to obtain a visa to North Korea or Iraq by applying in the U.S., but entering through a neighboring nation or setting up a guided tour will usually do the trick.

How U.S. visitors can score a visa to ten restricted destinations

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Organization responsible for promoting Atlantic City says its efforts are working

Not so fast on the success story: There's a big difference between getting people interested in a marketing message and seeing them actually book a room and travel to Atlantic City.

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“Incrediburgh” tourism campaign criticized by local Scottish politicians

Between this and Suffolk’s “curious county,” UK’s tourism campaigns are coming under harsh criticism from parties too absorbed in city pride to see the value in even a silly campaign.

“Incrediburgh” tourism campaign criticized by local Scottish politicians

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New York City is investing millions to get more tourists from Mexico

Oh, what Brand USA could learn from NYC & Co. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, the country's leading marketing and tourism organization is agressive about promoting the city by tailoring messages to specific audiences.

New York City is investing millions to get more tourists from Mexico

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Dubai’s plan for Taj Mahal hotel meets mixed reactions

Critics argue the commercialization of the icon will ruin its sanctity, while supporters say it will help promote India’s culture, but wise opinion will wait to see the design and execution of the $354 project.

Dubai’s plan for Taj Mahal hotel meets mixed reactions

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Cuba lifts travel restrictions for citizens exiting country; trickle down effect into tourism?

The effects of the significant rule change depends on which nations will offer average Cuban visas, as intellectuals like doctors and lawyers will not be allowed to leave to avoid a national “brain drain.” And remains to be seen if it comes back around in bigger inbound travel into Cuba.