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Would you travel nude or naked?

Face Forward. Please! Traveling sucks the moisture out of our skin! We may start the journey looking terrific and deplane looking a total wreck because of the anxiety of getting to and through airports and security, the questions on whether the flight will depart/land on-time without incident, the dismay caused by the dry air on […]

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11 May, 2019

Las Vegas hosts 2019 US-China Cultural Tourism Festival

The 2019 US-China Cultural Tourism Festival opened Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada, aiming to expand cultural and tourism exchanges between the two countries. The three-day festival consists of various themes, including Chinese and American tourist cities, scenic spots, world heritage and intangible cultural heritage. It has attracted the attendance of 145 exhibitors from Chinese and […]

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11 May, 2019

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Sri Lanka’s State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence among tourists. According to the Minister, the measure was necessary after extremists linked to Islamic State bombed churches and hotels on Easter Sunday. “After conducting an independent security audit, embassies and tourist boards of foreign […]

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11 May, 2019

Tourisme Montréal celebrates its 100th anniversary

Tourisme Montréal kicked off its 100th anniversary celebrations this morning. The organization was founded on October 8, 1919 by the Automobile Club of Canada with support from a handful of key players in the local economy. Since then, Tourisme Montréal has had the privilege of witnessing the major events that pushed the city onto the […]

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10 May, 2019

With 75 million visitors Orlando remains one of most-visited US destination

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. The increase of 4.2% over the prior year once again solidifies Orlando’s lead position as America’s most-visited destination. “It was another record-breaking year for Orlando with both domestic and international […]

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10 May, 2019

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during the 2019 Legislative Session. The bill requires short-term rentals to remit all taxes, maintain liability insurance and includes critical consumer safety provisions. “I introduced this bill to even the […]

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10 May, 2019

Benchmark appoints new Director of Food and Beverage for The Ridge Conference Center

Benchmark has named Orlando Ramos director of food and beverage for The Ridge, a Benchmark Conference Center located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Mike Taylor, Benchmark’s general manager at the property, made the announcement. “I am thrilled to welcome Orlando to The Ridge,” said Mr. Taylor. “He is immensely talented and credentialed as is evident […]

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10 May, 2019

Best & Worst Airlines and Airports of 2019 revealed

Today AirHelp announced the results of its annual AirHelp Score which rates global airlines and airports. First launched in 2015, AirHelp Score is the most comprehensive data-based evaluation of airlines and airports, rating them on service quality, on-time performance, claim processing and food and shops – taking into account flight and after-flight services. To create […]

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10 May, 2019

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue Flag awards including 566 Spanish beaches, 98 marina resorts and 5 sustainable tourist boat operators. The prestigious Blue Flag is recognised worldwide as a sign of the excellence of life-saving […]

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10 May, 2019

This May Puerto Vallarta is the land of celebration

Puerto Vallarta is always finding reasons to celebrate and this May is no different. For the month of May Puerto Vallarta will be celebrating everything from local culture to Pride Festival to sports to the vibrant gastronomy of the city. Festivities have already began with the International Folk Festival, the Puerto Vallarta Open and the […]

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10 May, 2019

BLESS Hotel Ibiza opens its doors this June

BLESS Hotel Ibiza, the new hotel from the brand BLESS Collection Hotels, part of the Palladium Hotel Group, opens its doors in Ibiza next month on 1st June 2019. The hotel, which forms part of the prestigious collection, Leading Hotels of the World, is located in Cala Nova, one of the most exclusive areas of […]

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10 May, 2019

PATA launches report exploring the current state of food waste in Asia Pacific tourism and hospitality

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the release of a food waste report titled, “BUFFET: Building an Understanding For Food Excess in Tourism – A report on the state of the Asia Pacific hospitality and tourism industry’s relationship with food waste.” The report explores the current situation of food waste in the […]

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10 May, 2019

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia may have enough serving as the deputy secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). He started his job only in June 2018. There will be an official and an un-official version when the former Colombian Ambassador to Austria and candidate for the UNWTO Secretary-General will say goodbye as the Deputy […]

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10 May, 2019