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"Bio Dangers" and Tourism

When we think of tourism security, we tend to think about either criminal acts that often plague the tourism industry such as: pick-pocketing, room invasions, or con artists, or about "traditional" acts of terrorism…


Added by Peter Tarlow on November 25, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Ultimate European Road Trip, Part 6: Salzburg, Austria

We began this adventure by purchasing a Porsche Macan S and picking the car up at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany... this road trip is now “official”. This segment of the series is dedicated to our adventures while touring the Salzburg area.

Salzburg Arrival

The drive took about…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on November 24, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Morocco's Mediterranean Beaches

The city of Berkane is located in the Moulouya valley, at the foot of the Beni Hassan Mountains. Far removed from mass tourism, it is the center of the agricultural region of Trifa and is a dynamic zone which focuses on greenhouse cultivation. Its beaches, the longest…


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 23, 2015 at 6:04am — No Comments

Wines of the South of France's Gaillac


With roots in Gaul (an ancient region of Western Europe encompassing northern Italy, France, Belgium, part of Germany, and southern Netherlands) more than 2,000 years ago, the Gaillac is one of civilization's oldest wine-growing regions. Vines imported by…


Added by Steve Mirsky on November 22, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Helsinki and South Finland's Luminous Summer

In various parts of the world — and nowhere more than in northern Europe — summertime’s fondly considered a bright and cheery idyll, tailor-made for vacations and good vibrations in general. It’d been a long time since I’d been to Scandinavia in summer, and on my recent visit to Finland,…


Added by David Paul Appell on November 21, 2015 at 7:47am — No Comments

Tunisia's Ancient Glory: The Ruins of Mighty Carthage

Chances are you’ve heard of Hannibal, and maybe even that he and his Punic army tried to invade Italy by crossing the Alps with elephants. The city-state he fought for, Carthage, was classical Rome’s biggest rival in the Mediterranean, and one of the big kahunas of the entire ancient world. Even if you’re coming to Tunisia mainly for a…


Added by Jose Balido on November 20, 2015 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Souvenir Shopping in Latin America


Added by Max Pesling on November 19, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

Top 10 Things to Do in Playa del Coco, Costa Rica

There is a lot to see and do in Playa del Coco in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, besides hanging out on the beach of this beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay. “Coco Beach”…


Added by Shannon Farley on November 17, 2015 at 8:26am — No Comments

Tourism and Terrorism in Today's World: What Must Be Done

This month has not been easy for specialists in tourism security. We first witnessed the terrorist bombing of the Russian aircraft, causing not only death and destruction to innocent civilians but also a major blow to Egypt’s tourism industry. Then, on Friday the 13th, the first reports of the terrible attacks in Paris began to come through…


Added by Peter Tarlow on November 16, 2015 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Rhode Island’s Tasty and Unique Road Food

For a small state like Rhode Island, it’s hard to believe that when it comes to food, the Ocean State has distinct regional dishes that are like no other. So if you thought that the cuisine here is part of one big conglomeration lumped in with Boston and the rest of southern New England, you need to get…


Added by Steve Mirsky on November 15, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments

California's Nelson's Restaurant: Homage to 'Sea Hunt' TV Series

Mike Nelson, the hero from the old Sea Hunt TV series (1958-61), starring Lloyd Bridges, has a restaurant fittingly named in his honor in Rancho Palos Verdes, just north of Los Angeles. In the show, Nelson was a…


Added by M'Liss Hinshaw on November 14, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

Brazil's Gracious, Historic Spa Town of Gravatal

A town in Brazil's southern state of Santa Catarina, 130 kilometers from Florianópolis,


Added by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts on November 13, 2015 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Spotting Indiana Stars, Heroes and Villains in Indianapolis

You didn't know that President Benjamin Harrison was from Indiana? That's okay; Indiana has sexier local heroes, celebrities whose very names make grown Hoosiers weep. Better yet, they feel compelled to honor their heroes in…


Added by Ed Wetschler on November 12, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Exotic Churches a Fascinating Part of Travel to Bulgaria

When you think of travel to Bulgaria, what comes to mind first? For me, one of the cool things about visiting this fetching little Balkan country is its touches of exoticism, part of an ancient cultural heritage that stretches back to 5,000 BC, and of of the features which I find most noticeable is its Eastern Orthodox…


Added by David Paul Appell on November 11, 2015 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Tips for Destinations Seeking Medical Tourism

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Tourism and health have taken on two new meanings. Health tourism can be broken down into two components, people who travel to a particular spot for medical reasons, such as cancer centers or for specific operations such a coronary bypass, and people who travel to a location for medicinal reasons such as rest and relaxation.  Medicinal tourism caters not to the sick but to those who seek new levels of wellness.  Examples of medicinal tourism are spa or centers…


Added by Peter Tarlow on November 9, 2015 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Ultimate European Road Trip Series, Part 5: The Driving Experience

We began this adventure by purchasing a Porsche Macan S and picking the car up at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany, near Stuttgart...…


Added by Bob and Janice Kollar on November 8, 2015 at 9:11am — No Comments

Protecting Endangered Hammerhead Sharks in Costa Rica's Golfo Dulce

The “Sweet Gulf” of Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica gets a lot of attention for being a refuge for migrating…


Added by Shannon Farley on November 7, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

Making Your Flights Comfier/Healthier

Viaje saludable en avión


Added by Iberia Airlines on November 6, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments



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