How Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love

Paradise Lost Travel is no longer a luxury good. Airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet have contributed to a form of mass tourism that has made local residents feel like foreigners in cities like Barcelona and Rome. The infrastructure is buckling under the pressure. August 21, 2018 It doesn’t take long before the woman at the hotel reception pulls out a city map of Porto. Look, she says, there’s the Old Town and the Douro, there’s…

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Kenya Tourism Board Steps Up North American Marketing

Destinations Nov 11, 2018   The Kenya Tourism Board has appointed the New York-based CornerSun Destination Marketing to lead marketing efforts in the North American market. CornerSun’s efforts will begin with an American roadshow this December stopping in three cities along the East Coast. The multi-city roadshow will begin in Boston on December 3, moving to Washington, D.C. on the 5th and finishing in New York City on the 7th. The marketing campaign will bring 14…

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6 worst airports in the US

  6. Los Angeles International Airport On a 1,000-point scale, travelers scored LAX a 702. The airport is know for its long waits to get through security, immigration, and customs, according to the LA Times. Some travelers have also complained of poor signage, limited seating, unclean restrooms, and crowded terminals. There are renovations planned for the airport, including a $1.6-billion midfield terminal that will add 12 gates for aircrafts. In February 2016, a revamped Terminal…

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What’s the Most Popular Vacation Destination for Americans? Their Cubicle.

If you’re a travel agent, there’s a good chance that you have clients who are workaholics. If you don’t have workaholic clients, you might be missing an untapped demographic among your clientele. All you need to do? Convince them to take a vacation.  Easy right? After all, who doesn’t want to go on a trip? But it turns out it could be harder to get those busy bees to take a little R&R. Project: Time Off issued a…

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Nevada Weed Taxes Exceed Expectations, Tourism Opportunities Await

One year into Nevada’s foray into legalized marijuana and (at least budget-wise) things are definitely in the black. Or, is it green? Associated Press reports that marijuana revenue projections have been exceeded by 25 percent in Nevada’s first year of sales, blowing away even the loftiest expectations of legalization’s most strident proponents. In actual dollars, sales are expected to exceed $500 million with tax revenue around $70 million—$25 million of which is earmarked for schools.…

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