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Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

Saudi Arabia opening its doors to foreign tourists

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to international visitors for the first time. Details of ... Read More

Marriott Bay Area Business Council set for Torch Relay Benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

Marriott Bay Area Business Council set for Torch Relay Benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals

The St. Regis San Francisco is pleased to announce its support for the annual Torch Relay for Children’s Miracle ... Read More

Seattle and Portland restaurant noise levels catch up to New York City and San Francisco

Seattle and Portland restaurant noise levels catch up to New York City and San Francisco

The results of a recent study of restaurant noise levels in Seattle and Portland show that the two Pacific ... Read More

All Six James Bonds will appear at Madame Tussauds Orlando on National James Bond Day

All Six James Bonds will appear at Madame Tussauds Orlando on National James Bond Day

Madame Tussauds Orlando will unveil the wax figures of all six James Bonds from the iconic film franchise on ... Read More

Dominica launches official Trail Hiker’s Logbook and Passport

Dominica launches official Trail Hiker’s Logbook and Passport

Dominica has a vast network of hiking trails that suits all interests and levels of ability. Most trails traverse ... Read More

Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Hawaii is known for having some of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches in the world -- and it’s ... Read More

Flopped! Area 51 ‘raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

Flopped! Area 51 ‘raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended ... Read More

Caribbean youth to tackle issues of smart travel and jobs of the future at CTO regional event

Caribbean youth to tackle issues of smart travel and jobs of the future at CTO regional event

Students from 14 Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) member countries will tackle some of the most pertinent issues facing the ... Read More

Edinburgh funding cuts brings BestCities departure

Edinburgh funding cuts brings BestCities departure

Edinburgh will be leaving BestCities Global Alliance at the end of the year, after extensive funding cuts from the ... Read More

Basel: A Crown Jewels of hotels and exhibitions

Basel: A Crown Jewels of hotels and exhibitions

Lying at the heart of Basel in Switzerland, Grand H?tel Les Trois Rois is one of the oldest city ... Read More

Slow Tourism: The Ghost Village of Celleno celebrates art

Slow Tourism: The Ghost Village of Celleno celebrates art

After the extraordinary public success of last year, the long-awaited appointment with the "Teverina Buskers," the international festival of ... Read More

Tourists per square mile: World’s most overcrowded cities

Tourists per square mile: World’s most overcrowded cities

Travel experts have analyzed the number of international visitors each year in some of the world’s most popular places ... Read More

Venice tourists arrested, fined €3,000 for swimming naked in the canal

Venice tourists arrested, fined €3,000 for swimming naked in the canal

Tourists in Venice were fined three thousand euros for swimming naked in the city canal. According to the reports, ... Read More

World’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time

World’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time

Just in time for the Oktoberfest in Munich, Lufthansa’s Trachten- crew is getting ready for takeoff. This year, the ... Read More

UAE delegation visits European countries ahead of World Tolerance Summit

UAE delegation visits European countries ahead of World Tolerance Summit

A UAE delegation comprising officials of the second edition of World Tolerance Summit (WTS) concluded a series of visits ... Read More

FAA shuts down Nevada airspace ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ event

FAA shuts down Nevada airspace ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ event

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned all aircraft, including emergency vehicles, from the airspace near Area 51 ahead ... Read More

Bizarre proposal to replace NYC Central Park’s male statues with female ones ridiculed on Twitter

Bizarre proposal to replace NYC Central Park’s male statues with female ones ridiculed on Twitter

A conspicuously ‘woke’ New York City official has proposed that male statues inhabiting the metropolis’s famed Central Park should ... Read More

Man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ stabs soldier in throat at Milan Central Station

Man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ stabs soldier in throat at Milan Central Station

An assailant who reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”?stabbed an Italian soldier in the throat outside the Central Station in Milan, ... Read More

Ottawa Tourism and Hague Convention Bureau sign meetings and conference MOU

Ottawa Tourism and Hague Convention Bureau sign meetings and conference MOU

Senior representatives from Ottawa Tourism and The Hague Convention Bureau gathered yesterday to witness the signing of a Memorandum ... Read More

Poll: Travel suppliers who prioritize “innovation” could have strategic advantage

Poll: Travel suppliers who prioritize “innovation” could have strategic advantage

The results of the most recent consumer Pulse Poll on innovation in travel over the past century were revealed ... Read More

Too fat to fly: Air India puts its crew on diet

Too fat to fly: Air India puts its crew on diet

Air India has announced a new regulation for its flight crew members: their inflight meals will be offered from ... Read More

Dirty crime: £1 million solid 18K gold toilet stolen from English palace

Dirty crime: £1 million solid 18K gold toilet stolen from English palace

A solid 18K gold toilet named ‘America’ and worth approximately £1 million ($1.25 million) has been stolen from the ... Read More

US Treasury sanctions North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups

US Treasury sanctions North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions targeting three North Korean ... Read More

ICCA and BestCities announce 2019 winners of Incredible Impacts Grants at IMEX America

ICCA and BestCities announce 2019 winners of Incredible Impacts Grants at IMEX America

The Incredible Impacts Program, now in its third year, run collaboratively by ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance, has selected ... Read More

UNWTO General Assembly celebrates the synergy of film and tourism

UNWTO General Assembly celebrates the synergy of film and tourism

Running right through the 23rd General Assembly in St Petersburg has been the topic of film and tourism. At ... Read More

Top Instagrammable destinations and experiences for 2019 revealed

Top Instagrammable destinations and experiences for 2019 revealed

World’s most popular ‘Instagrammable’ holiday destinations and experiences for the summer of 2019 have been revealed, showing where millennials ... Read More

Chinese travelers are looking for adventure

Chinese travelers are looking for adventure

When it comes to adventure travelers, China is an untapped market totaling $8.2 billion per year, according to a ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority rolls out campaign to educate visitors

Hawaii Tourism Authority rolls out campaign to educate visitors

Every destination has its own set of unwritten rules regarding cultural etiquette. Hawaii is no different. Sharing the do’s ... Read More

Elephants are dual nationals in Kenya and Tanzania!

Elephants are dual nationals in Kenya and Tanzania!

Dual citizenship though is illegal; elephants are not only defying the man-made law day in day out, but are ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority supports community events and programs

Hawaii Tourism Authority supports community events and programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today it is awarding funding to 95 events and programs in the Hawaiian ... Read More

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