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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

New Zealand is ready for its close up (again): Tolkein tourism is back

“Lord of the Rings” was a lesson in how media could effect tourism. "The Hobbit" will likely reignite interest in New Zealand's remote wonders after years of natural disasters have scared visitors away.

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Arizona ski resort covers mountains in snow made completely out of sewage

The resort touts its green efforts, skiers ponder the health risks, and local business prepare for a longer, busier tourist season in the weeks before world’s first sewage snow mountain opens.

Arizona ski resort covers mountains in snow made completely out of sewage

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Esquire magazine announces winners in its annual best new U.S. restaurants list

The U.S. men's glossy calls out its favorites every fall and it's rival GQ does the same in winter. Combined, the two lists make up the ideal road-trip itinerary for eaters who want to taste America's best.

Tourism

What’s been lost in Syria: Remembering Aleppo’s historic Silk Road souk

Along with the lives it takes, war destroys culuture and history. In the case of Syria, in can wipe a few millennia's worth of tradition of the map in one deadly shelling.

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Arkansas and the art of motorcycle tourism

Niche local tourism, in this case motorcycle tourism in Arkansas, could become of the local economic drivers if channeled well.

Tourism

UK charm delegation off to China to woo tourists, despite stringent visa issues

The delegation is more for pressure on UK authorities to ease the visa restrictions on Chinese than for an actual marketing/wooing mission to China. The restrictions are ridiculous and do need to be eased.

Hotels

The Tanzanian private island escape that may not be so private after all

Some questionable paperwork and recent rows with fisherman have put the very high-end resort on notice as Tanzanian officials are now trying to figure out who let the resort open on restricted land.

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The trendy new Paris hotel that won’t be open to Chinese tourists

Offensive as the Gillier's statement is, it's a testament to the growth and power of China's outbound tourism industry that he didn't say "ugly Americans" instead.

Startups

Rio wants to overtake Sao Paulo as Brazil’s home for Internet startups

Despite Sao Paulo's strength as a consumer market, people just want to be in Rio. Can the city overcome challenges like high broadband costs and strict labor laws to become a better birthplace for young companies?

Rio wants to overtake Sao Paulo as Brazil’s home for Internet startups

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Hilton Hotels announces that it’s headed to Bangladesh for the first time

Bangladesh has had some success in leveraging natural resources to improve tourism -- one of the least developed sectors in the country -- as both Hilton and Starwood are opening hotels prior to 2016.

Hilton Hotels announces that it’s headed to Bangladesh for the first time