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Holbox Halting Future Development

The tiny island of Holbox, off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, has declared it will accept no more construction or development plans. An article in Galu, a Spanish-language publication says island officials have declared that Holbox has reached capacity and any further development would put its fragile ecosystem at risk. “The island …

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US airports prone to flight cancellations

WARWICK, R.I. – In an effort to help empower passengers to make more informed decisions when booking flights, InsureMyTrip Research reveals which of the country’s busiest airports are more prone to flight cancellations and what passengers should know about airline cancellation policies. Summary: New York’s LaGuardia reports the highest percentage …

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LATA: South America poised for strong tourism growth in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, LATA members have revealed forward booking statistics for 2018 showing positive growth in travel to Latin America, particularly to Peru, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica and Colombia. At the same time, the organisation is predicting an increase in demand for less traditional and more off-the-beaten-track …

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Tianjin Airlines launches new flight to Auckland

Tianjin Airlines has debuted its first flight from Auckland to Tianjin, via Xi’an. This is Tianjin Airlines’ second intercontinental flight between China and New Zealand, coming after the flight from Auckland to Tianjin via Chongqing which began to operate in December 2016. When the flight connecting time is more than …

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Croatia For More Than Game of Thrones Fans

So everybody’s traveling to Croatia to live out their Game of Thrones fantasies, descending upon the walls, staircases and forts of Dubrovnik like madness and pouring into the Fortress of Klis as if Daenerys was still storming Meereen. All this GoT tourism is certainly helping put Croatia on the map …

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Biometric border innovation spreads across the globe

DENVER – According to Acuity Market Intelligence, more than 4,800 Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates and Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks are now deployed in 73 countries worldwide. This represents a total of 223 biometric ABC eGate and APC Kiosk deployments across six continents. “The age of seamless international travel …

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