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Navigating The Great Carolina Fried Chicken Map

With over 300 fried chicken joints in the Carolinas, what’s more fitting than to celebrate July 6, National Fried Chicken Day at one or more of the listings in “The Great Carolina Fried Chicken Map.” From Biscuits n Porn, located in a gas station in Nags Head, North Carolina, to …

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Passenger demand continues strong growth in May

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to the same month in 2017, which was a slight pickup from 6.0% year-over-year growth for April 2018. Capacity climbed 5.9% and …

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Award-Winning Documentary Makes Its Debut

WHY IT RATES: Get to know a very special area of the globe and fuel your wanderlust for an eco-adventure.—Michael Schottey, TravelPulse Director of Digital Content The global community-based tourism platform Lokal Travel released its award-winning documentary film, “2.5%—The Osa Peninsula,” June 26. Winner of Santa Monica Independent Film Festival’s …

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When in Tokyo: Do This, Not That

My first visit to Japan was interesting, to say the least. Things I didn’t even think of pre-travel (like making reservations—Tokyo is home to the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world—in advance, carrying around reusable coffee/water bottles—it’s a very environmentally conscious country—and toilets that play music for your, um, comfort …

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WTTC praises resilience among Caribbean hospitality sector

In response to the impact of the 2017 hurricane season on the Caribbean’s tourism sector, the World Travel & Tourism Council has launched a report on resilience and recovery assessing the immediate and long-term effect across the region. Analysis from Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics subsidiary, found that tourism is …

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