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Tourism is not only the world's largest industry, but also often its most misunderstood. Many people outside of the industry believe that tourism professionals are on a permanent vacation. Others complain about tourism's negative impact. They see greater traffic on the streets, they note the waits in restaurants and cultural events, and complain that visitors often get lost, are loud, and even rude. While certainly the tourism industry has to plead guilty to some of these charges, any…Continue
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA - As NASA and the part of Florida known as the ‘Space Coast’ is trying to reshape its selfimage after the permanent grounding of the Space Shuttle program, the agency’s last surviving vehicle, Atlantis, is set to appear on display at its final destination later in 2013.
At the Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor’s Complex, preparations were underway in January for the celebration of the new…Continue
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VisitBritain has launched a consultation on an ambitious growth plan which aims to attract 40 million visitors to Britain by 2020. The strategy is built on Britain’s successful hosting of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by showing that aligning marketing and Government policy can deliver an economic…Continue
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The tourism world seems to become more complicated by the day, with both customers and…Continue
Added by Peter Tarlow on October 1, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments
It's that time of year again - Oktoberfest (aka Wiesn) is right around the corner (September 22-October 7; next year it's 9/21-10/6)! But even if you don't make it for the world's…
One of the most frequently heard complaints in the world of travel and tourism is that when things go wrong, few people accept responsibility. Instead visitors are forced to hear a jet stream of excuses, or simply see a shrug of the shoulders or are simply ignored. In today's world travel and tourism are hard, and when travel and hospitality professionals simply look the other way or ignore a problem, a hard situation becomes both stressful and often intolerable. Taking responsibility is…Continue
Added by Peter Tarlow on September 3, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments
Mark Twain cut right to the bone when he said that travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
Just as importantly, travel has begun seriously to give back to the communities and places it sends its travelers to.
For example, on my recent round-trip to…
TOURISM & MORE'S "TOURISM TIDBITS" - June 2012
Developing a Tourism Continuity Plan
This is one edition of Tourism Tidbits that you hopefully will never need, but definitely want to keep. No matter how good your risk management may be, the bottom line is that from time to time bad things do happen. No matter what we do, natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes occur, people get sick, a crime happens or a terrorism attack comes at the most unlikely place…Continue
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TOURISM & MORE'S "TOURISM TIDBITS"
International Tourism Month and Tourism Security & Safety
The city of Las Vegas will hold its 19th conference on tourism security and safety during the month of May. The choice of this month is not an accident as May is the international month for tourism, and the first rule of good hospitality is taking care of our guests. All too often tourism professionals see themselves as marketers rather than…Continue
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TOURISM & MORE'S "TOURISM TIDBITS"
In most of the world, April marks the beginning of spring, a renewal and of fresh hope. It also marks the gateway to the busy tourism season and a time for tourism professionals to step back and contemplate their industry. Tourism has become an ever more complicated industry. Tourism professionals need to worry about everything from war to economic…Continue
Added by Peter Tarlow on April 2, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
Porto Portugal tourism caters Amarante as a wonderful touristic destination to do rural tourism in Portugal. Amarante is a small river town that is exquisitely located along the banks of river Tâmega. The river Tâmega divides the town into two leaving the patrimonies on the right side and commercial buildings on the left. Before, this riverside town was only known between domestic tourists, but later developed itself as a supporting branch of Porto Portugal…Continue
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Porto is a historical city in northern Portugal, that is located along the banks of the river Douro. Porto, one of the major urban ares in the Iberian peninsula is declared as a World heritage site by United Nations Educational, Scientific,…Continue
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If you think that your life is lacking direction, can't seem to make decisions, or need a radical change, travelingcan have the answers. When I found this article and put it into perspective with my own life, I seriously though on all the opportunities I was missing by not taking the step of going out there. I also could identify myself on those new adventures that you try while traveling, things that wouldn't try otherwise. Here, 7 reasons why travel…Continue
Added by TripButler on January 18, 2012 at 7:28pm — No Comments
Mr. Gay World: Anuncio de los Directores Continentales
MGW: Continental Directors Announced
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For Immediate Release
Mr. Gay World announces Continental Directors
Mr. Gay World gets…Continue
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Rajasthan is an astonishing destination capturing the hearts of tourists with varied flavors and colors of royalty. Rajasthan is the land of brave and chivalrous people. Everything in Rajasthan is breathtakingly stunning, extraordinary and mesmerizing. It is situated in the north western part of India and shares geographical boundaries with Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat in India. This land of Rajputs is packed with great history, arts and culture. This…Continue
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Responsible Tourism in Kenya
The consciousness in the world of travel is rising and tourists want to engage more in the destinations they visit.
Tourists are thinking about how they can do something positive. Kenya as a country offers some of the best meaningful ways for its visitors to do exactly that.
Responsible tourism in Kenya is a marvellous way of making a positive difference through travel. You return home refreshed, carbon-neutral and culturally enriched, with…Continue
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