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International visitors fuel demand for Miami tourism

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced today a record-breaking $26 billion in expenditures by overnight visitors to the destination in 2017, representing a 2.1 per cent increase over the previous year.  Employment in the leisure and hospitality industry grew by 2.4 per cent reaching a record 144,800 …

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ATM 2018: Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi to open in July

Destination developer Miral has announced that the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi indoor theme park will open its doors to the public on July 25th. When the highly-anticipated Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi opens this summer, it will feature six immersive lands including DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, as well …

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Making Travel More Accessible for All

At this year’s IGLTA Convention in Toronto, Drew Cumpson presented on “Making travel more accessible,” an issue he is not only passionate about, but fighting for. In 2011, Cumpson was on a humanitarian trip with some students to Lima, Peru. They were doing some social justice work—building staircases, administering immunizations, …

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Khareef season in Oman drives in large tourist turnout

The Oman Ministry of Tourism has revealed a large turnout of tourists visiting the Sultanate in time for the Khareef season, which takes place every year from June to early September. The latest report from the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) noted the number of tourists visiting Dhofar …

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Cape Town Ziplines Reopens

WHY IT RATES: The re-opened attraction gives guests yet another reason to visit Cape Town.—Michael Schottey, TravelPulse Director of Digital Content. Cape Town Ziplines, an SA Forest Adventures initiative, re-opened in Silvermist Estate on Hout Bay Road. Following a two-year closure, the site has been re-opened with GoPro partnering with …

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MICE focus drives up visitor figures for Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Whitaker, president of Choose Chicago, have announced Chicago reached record tourism levels in the first quarter of 2018. The results build on Chicago’s record performance of 55.2 million visitors in 2017 and reflect the city’s growing strength in attracting more leisure visitors and convention delegates. …

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Hainan Island extends visa waiver programme from May

From May 1st citizens of 59 countries can obtain 30-day visa-free access to Hainan Island, China. Travellers from countries including the United Kingdom, all EU countries, Balkan countries, United States, Canada and many more countries in Asia, Australia and South America are eligible for the new policy. Groups and individual …

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