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Discover This Italian Town, Get Paid

Imagine getting paid to live in a majestic tourist destination that only lacks the crowds. The mayor of Candela, Italy is making that dream a reality. According to CNN, Nicola Gatta is offering to pay people to move to his town in the country’s Puglia region. Having seen the town’s …

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Aer Lingus flies into Miami for new year-round route

Aer Lingus’ inaugural service direct to Miami, Florida, has taken off from Dublin Airport. Flight EI141 operated by an Airbus A330-200 series is the first ever scheduled service between Ireland and Miami, Florida. Renowned for its beautiful beaches, art deco architecture and Cuban-inspired cuisine, Miami marks Aer Lingus’ thirteenth direct …

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November

After years of delays, speculation and intrigue, the Louvre Abu Dhabi today announced it will open its doors to the public on November 11th. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world: a universal museum that focuses on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures. The …

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Panama records strong increase in visitors from Europe

From January to May 2017, Panama received a total of 102,388 European tourists, a 25.4 per cent increase on the same period in 2016, according to data from the Panama Tourism Authority. Visitors come mostly from Spain, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands, who choose Panama for its nature and …

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Psychology may hold key to improving passenger experience and airline profitability

TORONTO – Guestlogix, the global provider of airline commerce technology and a pioneer in onboard retailing and ancillary revenue generation, has published an academic report identifying the psychological concept of “learned helplessness” which inhibits airline passengers from enjoying their experience and negatively impacts airline revenues. The report provides actionable insights …

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New York City, Toronto are Now Tourism Partners

The official tourism bureaus of New York City and Toronto have signed a partnership to boost tourism between the cities. The NYC & Company and Tourism Toronto alliance is the first city-to-city partnership of its kind for Toronto and the first Canadian partnership for New York. The two-year deal includes …

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How machine learning boosts travel personalization

She opens the browser, puts the cursor in the search bar, types “cheap flights from Boston to London,” and up pops the first ten links from Google’s results page. After some surfing, she lands on Skyscanner filtering the flights by date and cost, and selects the cheapest deal from Norwegian …

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Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist Program

WHY IT RATES: Travel Consultants can get a step ahead with this helpful specialist program.—Codie Richards, TravelPulse Associate Editor The Kenya Tourism Board has launched their Kenya Authorized Travel Specialist (KATS) Program. The program is an online educational tool for travel consultants based in North America. In 2016, the US …

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