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Hawaii Tourism Spending Numbers on the Rise

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced Thursday that visitors to the islands spent a total of $1.42 billion in April 2018, an increase of 13.4 percent when compared to the same period last year. The HTA reported visitor spending in April increased from Hawaii’s four largest visitor markets, including U.S. …

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Sarasota with Kids

If ever there were a perfect beach vacation destination for families, Sarasota would be it. This Florida Gulf Coast city is home to some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. There’s nothing like the fine white sand contrasting against the crystal blue waters, the Gulf of Mexico sunsets …

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Canada’s Newest Wine Region

While more-established destinations such as British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and Ontario’s Niagara region have slowly started to receive global acceptance for their winemaking endeavors, a number of other, lesser-known regions throughout the country are also slowly upping the ante for Canadian winemakers. Count among them Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s …

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Great Lakes sees sharp increase in airlift from UK

Two new airlines have announced they will begin flying into the Great Lakes region of the United States from the UK this year. Icelandair will run four flights a week via Reykjavik to Cleveland, Ohio, starting in May 2018. The Iceland flag-carrier flies to Reykjavik from seven UK airports – …

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French visitors drive increase tourism figures for Reunion

Following record tourist figures reported at the end of 2016, Reunion counted a total of more than 550,000 visitors in 2017. With 11 per cent more tourists than in 2016, this double-digit increase has delighted the destination’s tourism authority as well as local stakeholders across the sector. The cruise industry, …

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