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Where to Drink in Savannah

Southern charm. Southern hospitality. Southern architecture. Southern drawls. Savannah, also known as the Hostess City, is a great place to vacation, eat comfort foods and take long walks under moss-covered Oaks. But the city has so much more to offer locals, visitors and prospective residents. The European-inspired town—which has made …

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Traveler numbers reach new heights, says IATA

MONTREAL – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced industry performance statistics for 2017. Worldwide annual air passenger numbers exceeded four billion for the first time, supported by a broad-based improvement in global economic conditions and lower average airfares. At the same time, airlines connected a record number of cities …

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Saint Maarten and Saint Martin: One Year After Irma

Aerial images of flattened St. Maarten/St. Martin homes, hotels and businesses were perhaps some of the most gut-wrenching memories in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. One year later, the images coming out of St. Maarten/St. Martin tell a much more positive story of a destination that didn’t waste any time …

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Cruise season is in full swing in Montreal

MONTREAL – Between September 1 and November 2, the Port of Montreal will welcome 42 international cruise ship visits to the city’s main facility, the Grand Quay, as well as the docks located east of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, for a total of 75 docked days. Two days will be particularly …

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UK tourism minister seeks to allay Brexit labour fears

Tourism minister Michael Ellis has sought to allay industry fears that Brexit could see hospitality providers struggling to attract sufficient labour. Speaking earlier in London, Ellis admitted workforce challenges were “more acute for hospitality and tourism” than any other sector, but argued the government was working to overcome concerns. “We …

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Visit Rwanda reveals new adventure tourism options

Thrill-seeking travellers will soon be able to enjoy high-flying paramotoring, exciting mountain biking and some serious cycling routes in Rwanda as part of new adventure experiences unveiled by Visit Rwanda. Paramotoring is a form of paragliding where the user wears a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to …

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Teen Falls to His Death Taking Selfie at Yosemite

An Israeli teenager who was visiting Yosemite National Park fell to his death while trying to take a selfie. The Fresno Bee reported that the teen was identified by the Israeli Foreign Ministry as 18-year-old Tom Frankfurter. The teen apparently had repeatedly tried taking a picture of himself at the …

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