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Raventós appointed Costa Rica minister of tourism

The newly elected president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has chosen María Amalia Revelo Raventós as the country’s new tourism minister. She replaces Mauricio Ventura as head of the department. Raventós holds a master’s degree in business administration from the prestigious INCAE Business School and a bachelor’s degree in …

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Illinois visitor numbers hit record high

Visitors to Illinois hit an all-time high in 2017, government Bruce Rauner announced earlier. Nearly 114 million people travelled to the state last year to ‘Enjoy Illinois’ and give a $1.1 billion boost to the state’s economy. Last year’s visitor totals were 1.4 per cent higher than 2016, which also …

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Course Preview: Singletrack 6 XC Stage Race

Originally posted by PinkBike on July 26, 2018  On July 28th TransRockies Events will descend upon Golden, BC for the fifth edition of Singletrack 6 – a six-day singletrack experience through the heart of British Columbia. Racers from around the world will gather to soak in some of BC’s best …

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Get down with the Golden Sound Festival

Originally posted by The Revelstoke Mountaineer on July 26, 2018 Golden Sound Festival began as a pipedream for organizers Todd Menzies, Jeremy Green and Pat Legare. Combining Menzies Music Productions and Golden Delicious Production to form Golden Sound Festival Society, in hopes of bringing the next level of entertainment to their …

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Indaba 2018: South Africa Tourism shines in Durban

The South African Tourism stand is certainly catching the eye of delegates at Africa’s Travel Indaba with its unique and engaging design. The brains trust behind the design was from Designers Ink, a 100 per cent female owned company. The brief to Samantha Gabriel, Gill Gibbs, Sanele Mbense and Ruhi …

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