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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.

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What happens to a destination when there are just too many tourists?

There's an ethical challenge for consumers. Do you go to a place that's been radically transformed by tourism like Everest, Venice, or Angkor Wat? Or do you embrace something new?

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Costa Rica bans all tourist hunting activity in a Latin American first

With the allowances the legislature has made for local hunting, this act seems like a no-brainer in a country well-known for its ecological and wildlife activities.

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Japan gets a dose of Ryanair-style traveling on three new low-cost airlines

While JAL was busy collapsing, getting a bailout, and then prepping for a multi-billion IPO, budget carriers were slowly insinuating themselves into the market and letting consumers know they didn't need to spend big to go far.

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Cheapest place to buy coffee on your travels: Think Sri Lanka, not Miami

Fascinating nuggets of info in these charts, a bit like the Economist's Big Mac Index, but against a broader range of traveler-related items.

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U.S. travel to Cuba is back up and running with 2-year travel licenses

Many operators thought they were going to have to wait until after the election to know their fate, but the government unexpectedly -- and somewhat randomly -- started handing out renewals last week.

U.S. travel to Cuba is back up and running with 2-year travel licenses

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Inclusive tourism: New Zealand launches a halal tourism guide for Muslim travelers

Smart move from Tourism New Zealand both from a strategic point of view in tapping a huge market, as well for making travel more inclusive. It already has a big halal meat industry supplying to the rest of the world, and this effort makes good use of that.

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War tourism brings foreigners to hike Nepal’s now-peaceful Guerrilla Trek

The trails where the Maoist party once fought for their independence are now hoped to bring economic stability to the nation, a technique that has succeeded in Vietnam and China.

War tourism brings foreigners to hike Nepal’s now-peaceful Guerrilla Trek

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White House touts Obama visit to “Hoover Damn”

Fact-checking is all the rage during the 2012 Presidential campaign, typos or misinformed email marketers notwithstanding.

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Qatar Airways to resume Yangon flights as airlines rush to Myanmar

Myanmar and Yangon desperately need more airport capacity, as the rush of tourists flow in.

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British tour operator angry about the weather wants to sue the weather man

It's hard to imagine that a bit of dampness would lead an English family to not go outdoors. Perhaps the park operator just needs to calm down with a relaxing day in the sun.