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Hello Kashmir: The Valley is experiencing a tourism boom : The Tribune India

Rohit Bhan and Samaan Lateef LONG queues of tourists at Srinagar airport, crowded restaurants, families waiting their turn at Dal Lake shikara boarding points, couples posing in traditional dress at Nishat Bagh, bustling markets, fully occupied hotels – Kashmir is back in the big league of tourism, with a bang. …

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Growing farms through agrotourism; grant to strengthen

PRESTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Half a million dollars is being distributed to 33 farms across the state. The grants are intended to strengthen the economic viability of Connecticut farmers and agricultural cooperatives. Although not a grant recipient, a Connecticut farm is thriving thanks to agritourism. Gorgeous yellow, pink, purple and …

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Turning tourism and travelogues into murder mysteries

By WAYNE D. KING, NH Secrets, Legends and Lore In 42 years, Mark Okrant has gone from academic to guru of tourist research to author of detective novels. Mark Okrant has spent the past 42 years in New Hampshire teaching tourism management and establishing and then maintaining the role of …

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Jamaican Minister of Tourism, Ed Bartlett, inducted into the Global Travel Hall of Fame – English version

The Honorable Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, has become the first Caribbean tourism leader to be inducted into the prestigious Global Travel Hall of Fame. It was presented with honor by The Travel Corporation, CEO, Brett Tollman at the Chesterfield Hotel in London. Minister Bartlett is the first Caribbean …

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Could New Jersey see an increase in cannabis tourism? Industry leaders say it has the potential to be a billion dollar industry

May 07, 2022, 02:29Updated 6 hours ago By: News 12 Staff With recreational marijuana now legal in the state, could New Jersey see an increase in cannabis-related tourism? While the Garden State may not see activities like cannabis yoga classes anytime soon, it could see consumer lounges. Cannabis insiders say …

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Cannabis tourism: 5 things you need to know before planning a trip

eldadcarin/Getty Images/iStockphoto Every time an industry starts making a lot of money, you can bet it will spawn other mini-industries. Such is the case with legal cannabis, which has now grown enough to spawn its own cannabis tourism industry. Discover: How to become rich with a normal jobMore: 6 Bad …

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House Committee to Investigate Tourism Department’s Dealings with Swadley’s Bar-BQ

A House Select Committee will investigate the potential misuse of taxpayer dollars by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation. The now-cancelled contract between the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation and Swadley’s Bar-BQ is the subject of an investigation to be conducted by a House Special Investigative Committee that …

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Bartlett will lead a global tourism marketing blitz

Buoyed by the rapid recovery of Jamaica’s tourism industry from the devastating fallout from COVID-19, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and a team were due to depart the island on Friday for a global marketing tour to boost visitor arrivals . Based on current arrival figures, the Minister of Tourism predicts …

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Local tourism leaders lobby lawmakers for more funding

ST. CLOUD — As state lawmakers return to Capitol Hill after the Easter recess, members of the tourism industry are lobbying legislative leaders to help rebuild the industry. Rachel Thompson is the executive director of Visit Greater St. Cloud and the public policy chair of the Association of Convention and …

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Cyprus, dependent on tourism, abolishes virus tests for most travelers

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot authorities on Monday eased travel to the eastern Mediterranean island nation as the summer tourist season kicks off by waiving the need to take any COVID-19 tests before boarding a flight or leaving. the arrival. Under the new regulations, only unvaccinated people who have not …

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Bill Hensley obituary: North Carolina tourism sports official dies at 96

Bill Hensley pictured with his beloved typewriter. It was “his greatest tool”, said his son Bruce Hensley. Provided by Bruce Hensley When Bill Hensley died, he left his family a list of people to call with the news. “I called several of them,” his son Bruce told the Observer, “and …

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Hawaii sees tourism return as pandemic concerns ease

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism industry is starting to see a rebound as people return to travel and coronavirus concerns ease. Data from the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism shows domestic arrivals in March were comparable to 2019 levels, Hawaii News Now reported Friday. A record 10 …

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Visit Florida Tourism Marketing Partnership Costs to Rise

Visit Florida is raising rates for its tourism marketing partners for the first time in 15 years, with the changes expected to stay in place for at least a few years, officials said this week. Visit Florida, the state’s public-private tourism marketing agency, will pursue the changes over the coming …

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Seattle tourism is slowly recovering – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATTLE — Weeks before the start of the Seattle-based cruise season, tourism executives said their business is slowly rebounding. Visit Seattle reports that the number of overnight stays increased by 38% in 2021 compared to the previous year. Hotel occupancy remains well below pre-pandemic highs, and the travel company said …

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Vegas tourism rebound fuels robust Nevada economy numbers

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s tourism economy is putting the coronavirus pandemic behind it, with regulators reporting the best casino earnings ever for a February and the airport serving Las Vegas announcing plans to resume international flights non-stop in April. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday reported a 12th …

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New York City on the brink of a tourism boom could see a 70% increase in tourists in 2022, new research suggests

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — After more than two years, New York City is on the verge of a tourism boom — and the city needs it. The Times Square saxophonist was playing blues on Wednesday night, but he’s making way more money than he’s made in a long time. …

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The latest in wine tourism: meditate and get your hands dirty

Dr. Thomas Plante, a psychologist who also teaches at Santa Clara University and Stanford University, warns that life in a vineyard can be easily romanticized. “Sometimes people forget that it’s hard work, there are stressors and you can get dirty.” Still, Plante notes that the cyclical nature of work in …

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Tourism Board Records Increase in Las Vegas Visitor Diversity

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its annual visitor profile after a year-long hiatus. The report is an in-depth look at the habits of the millions of people who visit Southern Nevada each year. In 2019, around 42 million people visited the Las Vegas …

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Countries brace for tourism hit by Russian-Ukrainian war

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — After losing two years to the COVID-19 pandemic, traders in the heart of the Turkish Riviera had hoped for a strong tourist season this year to help keep their businesses afloat. But Russia’s war in Ukraine is rapidly chilling their spirits. “We are trying to earn …

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Funding available for road markers to commemorate folklore and promote cultural tourism | Oswego County

SYRACUSE — The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is accepting applications for its Legends & Lore® Marker Grant Program, which helps communities commemorate their local folklore and legends and promote cultural tourism with roadside markers. Since the program launched in 2015, the Pomeroy Foundation has funded over 140 Legends & Lore …

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Southaven at risk of losing city tax, mayor says – FOX13 News Memphis

SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi — Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite said the city’s tourist tax is under threat, and the threat comes from DeSoto County itself. Darren Musselwhite told FOX13 he believes the city’s tourist tax is in jeopardy due to the voting results of three DeSoto County House representatives in the Mississippi …

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The Day – Job growth, tourism and affordable housing dominate discussions in Old Lyme

Old Lyme – In this historic coastal town, job growth, tourism and affordable housing are inextricably linked facets of life that must be addressed by working together rather than in silos, officials say. A forum organized by the Economic Development Commission was held for five hours on Saturday morning, bringing …

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Job growth, tourism and affordable housing dominate discussions in Old Lyme

March 22 – OLD LYME – In this historic coastal town, job growth, tourism and affordable housing are inextricably linked facets of life that must be addressed by working together rather than in silos, officials say. A forum organized by the Economic Development Commission was held for five hours on …

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Queens Tourism Slowly Rising as Visitors Return to ‘World’s Borough’ – QNS.com

When Queens became the “epicenter of the epicenter” of the global health crisis in March 2020, tourism in the “World’s Borough” came to a halt. Restaurants, transportation, recreation and sporting events have been canceled as COVID-19 closed establishments and devastated the local economy. Two years later, as Queens emerges from …

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COVID-19: two years later | New York tourism continues to rebound in years following shutdowns

New York’s bustling tourism industry continues to rebuild from the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, tourism in the city virtually stopped overnight. Attractions closed, Broadway shuttered, and many local businesses in popular tourist districts also closed. Nobody was really prepared for what was going to happen …

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New Zealand to ‘welcome the world back’ as tourism restarts

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that her country is “ready to welcome the world back” and that most tourists are allowed to return by May as the country continues to ease its coronavirus restrictions. The announcement brought forward the date that tourists …

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Covid-hit tourism cuts 2.15cr of jobs: The Tribune India

Tribune press service New Delhi, March 14 The government admitted in the Lok Sabha on Monday that a whopping 2.15 crore jobs had been lost in the tourism sector due to Covid-19. Nirmala Sitharaman Responding to further questions on the impact of the pandemic on tourism in the …

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Netflix cancels ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ series – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Los Angeles, March 12:Netflix has ended the family comedy-drama series “The Baby-Sitters Club” after just two seasons.Created by Rachel Shukert, the show was based on the bestselling novels by Ann M. Martin and followed the friendship and adventures of seven friends – Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mary Anne, Dawn, Jessi and …

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New York’s recovery plan includes tourism, clean streets and pot sales

March 10, 2022, 10:56 p.m.Updated 6 hours ago By: Associated press After two years of a pandemic in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams hopes to steer his city toward economic renewal by attracting tourists, sprucing up streets and embracing New York’s legal pot industry. Adams, a Democrat who was …

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The Cape May County Tourist Board hopes Canadian tourists will return this summer now that the border is open

March 09, 2022, 11:26 p.m.Updated March 10, 2022 By: News 12 Staff Officials in southern New Jersey hope Canadian tourists will return now that the US-Canada border has reopened after two years. But some obstacles remain. “Every dollar they put in their tank today is probably going to impact what …

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🌱 Center Moriches-Eastport Daily: ‘Birth Tourism’ program + Armor

Come up, Moriches-Eastport Center! It’s Wednesday, so let me, Diane Witek, fill you in on everything you need to know about what’s happening at the Moriches-Eastport Center today. First, today’s weather forecast: Intermittent snow and rain. High: 39, low: 30. Here are the best stories from the Moriches-Eastport Center today: …

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Low-Cost Airline Will Offer Service Via Nashville | Tourism

Breeze Airways will introduce service via Nashville International Airport in May. According to a statement, Utah-based Breeze will add service connecting BNA to the following cities: Akron/Canton, Ohio (Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays starting May 26. One-way fares start at $39, with round-trip tickets at $89) Tulsa, Oklahoma (Thursdays and …

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Maine seeks to balance tourism industry with residents’ needs – NECN

After two consecutive years of breaking visitor records at Maine state parks, and in recent years of breaking attendance records at Acadia National Park, officials believe the state must have a plan to ensure a balance between the “visit” and the “resident way of life”. .” To do this, the …

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Atlantic City survives the pandemic and recovers its tourism industry thanks to an ingenious online business idea

Published on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 8:26 p.m. Join the 100,000 AFP subscribers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising inquiries: [email protected] (© Karen Roach – stock.adobe.com) New Jersey is getting …

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Sunnyside Expeditions is redefining tourism through adventure, healing and experiences with Indigenous cultures

Sunnyside Expeditions NETHERLANDS, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sunnyside Expeditions has embarked on a new mission within the tourism industry – CEO Blake Dyer announced today. The boutique operator has introduced exclusive tours to the American Southwest, Northern Sweden, Costa Rica and Mongolia. Mr. Dyer said Sunnyside Expeditions was particularly …

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Nashville International Airport Welcomes New Airline | Tourism

Houston-based Avelo Airlines said Wednesday it will begin serving Nashville — its first destination in Tennessee — with nonstop service to southern Connecticut starting in May. According to a statement, the ultra-low-cost Avelo will be the only airline to offer nonstop flights between Music City and New Haven. Introductory one-way …

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Ron DeSantis touts record Florida tourism amid pandemic closures elsewhere

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that the state set new tourism records in 2021, and he lashed out at Democrats in the locked-down state who vacationed without a mask in the state. The governor’s office released statistics showing the Sunshine State welcomed 117.7 million visitors …

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The Day – Eastern Regional Tourism District Awards Marketing Grants to Six Recipients

Mystic — The Eastern Regional Tourism District will distribute $50,000 in grants to six entities that have submitted plans for tourism marketing initiatives in the region. Mystic River Heritage Foundation, The Last Green Valley, City of New London, Thames River Heritage Foundation, Putnam Business Association and the Think Mystic Partnership …

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Spike in tourism fees surprises small businesses in Belmar

February 08, 2022, 12:49 p.m.Updated 33 months ago Through: News 12 Staff Small business owners in Belmar said they were caught off guard after receiving notice from Belmar officials that the town’s tourism fee had been increased from $100 to $1,000. “A tourist fee in a small community that doesn’t …

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Lorine Charles-St. Jules named new CEO of Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

Lorine Charles-St. jules [CASTRIES, Saint Lucia] – The Board of Directors of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has appointed Ms. Lorine Charles-St. Jules as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), from February 1, 2022. With over two decades of tourism and leadership experience, Ms. Charles-St. Jules has achieved significant success in the …

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Bartlett to target Jamaican diaspora for local tourism investment

Jamaican Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said his ministry would start looking seriously at “diasporic tourism” as a way to accelerate tourism investment in the country. Addressing the online ‘Let’s Connect with Ambassador Marks’ public meeting on Thursday evening, the Minister of Tourism said: “Jamaica’s large …

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Alabama tourism group backs CEO after fraud plea in Iowa

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A taxpayer-funded tourism agency in Alabama is backing its chief executive after pleading guilty to criminal fraud in Iowa, where a music festival he oversaw lost millions. Visit Dothan, which promotes tourism in the southeastern Alabama town of 71,000, released a statement Thursday after Aaron McCreight …

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What weed tourism looks like in 2022 and beyond

This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast and appears here with permission. Whether it’s a new market or an old one that continues to push its limits with recreational marijuana, weed tourism isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon. As leisure travel continues to recover and countries lift their …

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Secretary Ruby: West Virginia Tourism Growth in ‘All Areas’ | State Newspaper News

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Mother sues Meta and Snap over daughter’s suicide – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Washington, Jan. 22: A woman has filed a lawsuit against Instagram’s parent company Meta and Snap Inc, claiming an addiction to their social media platforms caused the suicide of her 11-year-old daughter.Selena Rodriguez, an 11-year-old resident of Enfield, Connecticut, last July.In the lawsuit, which was filed Friday in federal court …

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South Dakota Breaks Tourism Spending Record | South Dakota

(The Center Square) – Visitors to South Dakota spent a record $4.4 billion in 2021, according to a press release from the South Dakota Department of Tourism. Spending was 30% higher than in 2020, the department said, citing a tourism economics study report. It amounts to $344 million in state …

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Vegas Chamber’s Preview Las Vegas featured talks on tourism, water

Allegiant Stadium turned out to be the perfect location to host the Vegas Chamber’s Preview Las Vegas event. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Steve Hill and R&R Partners Director Billy Vassiliadis told more than 1,000 Preview attendees on Tuesday that the $2 billion stadium exemplifies the …

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New York Restaurants, Shows, Hotels and More Now Offer Winter Tourism Deals

NEW YORK (WABC) – Tourism officials are offering New Yorkers and visitors deals on some of New York’s best shows, restaurants, entertainment and hotels. NYC and Company offers a number of deals, including prix fixe menus at more than 500 restaurants, 2-for-1 tickets to 17 Broadway shows, and more than …

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Yakima Valley agricultural tourism poised for growth with help from DC

With 15 years of leadership under his belt, John Cooper, President and CEO of Yakima Tourism, has a pretty good idea to bring more tourists to Yakima in the future in addition to our sunshine, our beer and our wine. Cooper says the farm-to-table agritourism experience is important for the …

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New Year brings tourism back to Sri Lanka despite omicron fears

COLOMBO: At a makeshift kiosk just off the Kadawatha Interchange in Sri Lanka’s Western Province, royal orange coconuts, bright green and yellow mangoes and small round wild oranges are stacked in neat heaps . A fruit vendor expertly slices a coconut with a knife and hands it to a customer, …

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Tobogganing The County: Tourism

SINCLAIR/CROSS LAKE, Maine (WAGM) – According to the Maine Snowmobiling Association, the economic impact of snowmobiling in the state of Maine is over $600 million annually. In this week’s Sledding the County, Brian Bouchard takes a look at snowmobile tourism. Given Aroostook County’s annual snowfall and temperatures, it’s no surprise …

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Staffing shortages in hospitality and tourism industries could have lasting impact, expert says – WFTV

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A professor said he’s worried visitors who come to Central Florida for its hospitality and tourism industry will have a bad experience due to staffing shortages and won’t return. “Those who lost their jobs during the pandemic, about 60% don’t come back,” said Dr. Robertico Croes …

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Tourism Returns Fast on COVID-Overrun Cyprus, Revenues Soar

ΝΙCOSIA – Despite having the highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita in the world, Cyprus has still attracted tourists through the fall of 2021 with incomes in October matching levels of this period before the pandemic don’t knock. That month brought in 3,102 million euros ($355.61 million) compared to …

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Proposed Corporate Retreat, Bed-and-Breakfast, Could Draw Tourism to Washington County – WDVM25 & DCW50

Scott’s WDVM 25 Evening Forecast for Tuesday, January 25 News / 9 hours ago Video Lou’s WDVM 25 Evening Forecast for Tuesday, January 25 News / 15 hours ago Video Scott’s WDVM 25 Evening Forecast for Tuesday, January 25 News / 16 hours ago Video Times drop back into the …

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Miss Tourism Ghana, Goldstar Air spreads love at Countryside Orphanage

Goldstar Air, Ghana Wings, in collaboration with Miss Tourism Ghanaorganizers, brought a smile to the Countryside children’s home inBawjiase, located in Awutu Senya West Municipal Assembly, CentralRegion-Ghana, by donating assorted items and throwing a party for them. Ghanaian pageantry is renowned for promoting the country’s rich cultural heritage and tourist …

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Alabama to spend $ 1 million to train tourism students

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) – With its tourism workforce depleted since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Alabama will spend $ 1 million to prepare up to 2,000 students for work in its hospitality industry. The funding was announced Wednesday by Governor Kay Ivey at a tourism conference on the Gulf …

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Hawaii revenue expected to rise as tourism rebounds | Hawaii

(The Center Square) – Carnival’s Grand Princess will sail into Honolulu Harbor at 6 a.m. on Sunday, marking the first time a cruise ship has docked in Hawaii in 22 months, said Jai Cunningham, head of public information for the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT). Carnival Cruise Lines and Norwegian …

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Hawaii council predicts increase in tax revenue as tourism rebounds

HONOLULU (AP) – The Council on Revenues predicted on Thursday that Hawaii’s general fund tax revenues would increase by 15% in the current fiscal year through June as tourism recovers from the COVID crisis. 19. In the next fiscal year, which runs from July to June 2023, the board expects …

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Hawaii Council predicts tax revenue jump as tourism rebounds | Hawaii News

By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The Council on Revenues predicted Thursday that Hawaii’s general fund tax revenue will increase 15% in the current fiscal year through June as tourism recovers from the COVID-19 downturn. 19. Over the next fiscal year, which runs from July to June 2023, …

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Summer 2021 beat 2020 for tourism record in Wyoming | Wyoming

(The Center Square) – Tourism in Wyoming skyrocketed in the summer of 2021, surpassing numbers in 2020 and even pre-pandemic years. Data from the state’s Economic Analysis Division shows the state collected about 85% more tax revenue this year compared to 2020, with $3.2 million more in June and $5 …

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COVID-19 infections in Mexico are increasing, especially in tourist centers

MEXICO CITY — COVID-19 infections are rising across Mexico, particularly in two states home to major tourist destinations in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that were busy during the holiday season. According to federal government data, Quintana Roo, where tourists flock to Cancun, Tulum and other places along the …

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New State Tourism Director Stevenson Brings Sunshine State Experience to CT

Connecticut has a new director of tourism with nearly three decades of experience in the industry who hopes to spur growth and more opportunities for attractions in the state. Noelle Stevenson quietly began her new role on November 15, succeeding Randy Fiveash, who retired in April. After meeting her team …

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Cruise ships, COVID-19 and the tourism economy

Caribbean cruises and COVID-19 outbreaks on board have been in the news since the start of the pandemic. With the omicron variant spreading so rapidly, giant ships are once again making headlines. No later than Tuesday, 89 of those floating cities, which Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal described as “petri dishes,” …

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Philadelphia tourism leader Jeff Guaracino has died at 48

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jeff Guaracino, Philadelphia tourism manager and LGBTQ advocate whose creative advertising campaigns have helped attract various groups of visitors to the city, has died at 48. Guaracino, CEO of Visit Philadelphia, helped launch a series of eye-catching and bold tourist slogans such as “Philly’s more fun when …

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Connecticut launches marketing campaign to encourage winter tourism

The Norwalk Marine Aquarium, one of the attractions featured in the new marketing campaign. Contribution photo. The Connecticut Tourist Board launched a million-dollar marketing campaign designed to draw visitors to state attractions during the winter. The new “The State I’m In” campaign is the first integrated marketing initiative designed for …

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Variant of Omicron causing hotel, trip cancellations, affecting NYC tourism industry during holiday season

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — As the tourism industry rebounded this holiday season, the hotel association says it had a record number of bookings since the pandemic began. Now, a new record of positive COVID cases has resulted in thousands of hotel cancellations this week alone due to a spike …

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Greece launches new campaign to promote winter tourism

ATHENS – With the central message “Greece has a winter” and the motto of the successful central campaign “All you want is Greece”, the Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) launched a new campaign on Thursday to promote the country’s winter tourist destinations and mainland attractions. …

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Sales tax and tourism lead to huge budget exercise for Southaven – FOX13 News Memphis

SOUTHAVEN, Mississippi — DeSoto County’s fastest growing city is seeing a steep increase in sales and tourism taxes this year. In that fiscal year alone, the city collected over $1.6 million in sales tax. One of the things the city is investing money in is increasing seats at the Snowden …

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Despite Omicron concerns, some see strong tourist demand for Christmas | Top Stories

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CT launches $ 1 million winter tourism campaign

Connecticut is committing to invest $ 1 million in an effort to boost tourism this winter. The State Tourist Board on Monday announced the launch of a new promotional campaign, known as “The State I Am In”, which will highlight hundreds of Connecticut businesses and destinations. including restaurants, hotels and …

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TripAdvisor’s Top Rhode Island Attractions

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the United States, but it’s still mighty, and these top-rated TripAdvisor attractions are well worth the effort. Rhode Island is tiny but what it lacks in size it makes up for in history and other attractions. It is the smallest state in …

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FBU attracts football fans and tourism dollars to Naples

NAPLES, Florida – More than a thousand of the country’s top young footballers are in Naples this weekend to fight for a national championship. As these children fight on the ground, their families generate millions of dollars for our community. Braylon Freeman plays for the Ginn Elite 10-and-under soccer team …

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NJ’s coastal tourism is back in force this summer

A new report reveals that Garden State’s tourism industry has seen a strong rebound this summer on the Jersey Shore this year. “We weren’t expecting this, but we got a record tourism result in the coastal counties,” said New Jersey Travel and Tourism division executive director Jeff Vasser. A study …

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Wolf Announces $17 Million Investment to Boost Pennsylvania Tourism Industry

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania will receive a $17 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to support the travel, tourism and outdoor recreation sectors under the American Rescue Plan Act 2021. “This is a unique opportunity for the Commonwealth to make transformative investments that …

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Dunleavy offers grant for tourism efforts in Alaska

December 13, 2021Update: December 13, 2021 8:14 p.m. FILE – A seaplane takes off over the Gastineau Canal in Juneau, Alaska on May 30, 2018. Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy said on Monday December 13, 2021 he will offer a $ 5 million grant in its next budget to support tourism …

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Maine’s indigenous tribes aim to generate economic impact around cultural tourism

As Maine’s tourism-related businesses struggle to bounce back, planning is underway to develop a new branch of the industry. The Wabanaki Cultural Tourism Initiative aims to create the first year-round, multi-faceted infrastructure for tourism involving Maine’s Indigenous peoples. The goal of the initiative, led by Four Directions Development Corp., is …

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Fiveash builds Fayetteville tourism through research

Randy Fiveash, Interim President and CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is a born leader. This is evident from the number of senior positions he has held within the tourism industry over the past 40 years. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Fiveash graduated from Mercer University where he …

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Watuppa Rowing Center Regatta Sparks Tourism on the Fall River’s Waterfront

Rowing: women’s coxless four makes a comeback at the Tokyo Olympics In a move towards gender equality at the Olympic Games, the women’s coxless rowing four will return to Tokyo after several decades. Brian Munoz, USA TODAY FALL RIVER – Waterfront development at Fall River is in full swing now, …

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Noelle Stevenson appointed Director of Connecticut Tourism Board

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) announced today that Noelle Stevenson is the new director of the Connecticut Tourism Board. Stevenson has over two decades of executive leadership experience in destination marketing organizations, with experience in entertainment, culture and lifestyle tourism. She has been responsible for marketing, …

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FAA will no longer award commercial astronaut wings as space tourism gains popularity

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Attention future space travelers: no more commercial astronaut wings will be awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration after this year. The FAA said Friday it was cutting off its astronaut wings because too many people were now launching into space. The news comes a day before …

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The Day – It’s official: Connecticut has a new director of tourism

The State Department of Economic and Community Development announced Thursday that Noelle Stevenson has been appointed director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the department. Stevenson was introduced to the public a week ago at a forum hosted by the Legislature’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Caucus. She …

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Pritzker Highlights Importance of Tourism for Illinois at Convention | Illinois

(The Center Square) – Governor JB Pritzker highlighted the importance of tourism to the state’s economy at the Illinois Governors’ Conference on Travel and Tourism. The conference was held Monday at the Aon Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago. In August, Pritzker approved a $ 10 million grant program to …

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By day – Eastern Regional Tourism District accepts applications for marketing grants

Waterford – The Eastern Regional Tourism District will provide grants for marketing initiatives in support of the tourism economy of eastern Connecticut. Businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities in Eastern Connecticut are encouraged to develop marketing plans focused on the region’s tourism economy and to encourage the safe enjoyment of Connecticut tourism …

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Daytime – Eastern Regional Tourism District accepts marketing grant applications

Waterford – The Eastern Regional Tourism District will provide grants for marketing initiatives in support of the tourism economy of eastern Connecticut. Businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities in Eastern Connecticut are encouraged to develop marketing plans focused on the region’s tourism economy and to encourage the safe enjoyment of Connecticut tourism …

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The Day – Eastern Regional Tourism District is accepting applications for Marketing Grants

Waterford – Eastern Regional Tourism District will provide grants for marketing initiatives in support of Eastern Connecticut’s tourism economy. Businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities in Eastern Connecticut are encouraged to develop marketing plans that focus on the region’s tourism economy and encourage the safe enjoyment of Connecticut’s tourism opportunities. Applications …

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Tourism taxes rise, but new variant travel rules could impact progress – WFTV

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida – Tourism leaders in central Florida are waiting to see how the new omicron COVID-19 variant and President Joe Biden’s new travel rules impact the local economy. Orange County officials say tourism development tax collections have steadily increased, but the new variant could impact that progress. >>> …

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Cheshire County seeks federal funds to support local tourism push | Local News

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Marijuana advocates say New Jersey legalization laws could increase tourism

02 Dec. 2021, 04:06Updated 19h ago Through: News 12 Staff Legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in New Jersey could boost tourism in the Garden State. Cannabis tourism is a topic of discussion among players in the marijuana industry. This topic was brought directly to the New Jersey Tourism Conference on …

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Marijuana advocates say New Jersey legalization laws could boost tourism

December 02, 2021, 04:06Updated on December 02, 2021 Through: News 12 Staff The legalization of recreational marijuana for adults in New Jersey could boost tourism in the Garden State. Cannabis tourism is a topic of discussion among players in the marijuana industry. This topic was brought directly to the New …

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Ryan Reynolds puts Welsh town on sport and tourism map

Breadcrumb Links Traveling in europe Author of the article: Andre ramshaw Special at Postmedia Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in the stands at Racecourse Ground in Wrexham as the team take on Torquay United on October 30, 2021. Photo by Paul Burrows /Action footage via Reuters The opinions …

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Ryan Reynolds puts Welsh town on sports map and strengthens tourist profile

Breadcrumb Links To travel The Canadian actor became part owner of the Wrexham AFC soccer club. Author of the article: Post-media news Wrexham AFC owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney play a game. Photo by Paul Burrows / Reuters Content of the article When Canadian actor and Deadpool star Ryan …

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South Korea to build largest resort in Northeast Asia

The image of the Incheon free zone of the future resort complex A project to create the largest tourist resort in Northeast Asia took a step forward after its developers secured $ 1.5 billion in funding. The Inspire Integrated Resort will be built in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, near …

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Time to focus on domestic tourism campaign in light of South Africa travel bans

Africa Melane is joined by James Vos from CoCT, to talk about the UK’s decision to put South Africa on its “RED LIST” and the effect it is having on the tourism and travel industry. the hotel industry. – Several countries have banned travel from South Africa following the discovery …

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As tourism clears, Times Square hopes to regain some luster

NEW YORK (AP) – David Cohen longs to return to the days when business was booming in his family’s Times Square gift shop. As tourists have started to return, the foot traffic in Grand Slam memories is still not what it was before the coronavirus pandemic, when hordes of visitors …

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Photo of Kansas City tourist sign with glaring typo is a fake

A viral image from 2018 that allegedly shows a funny – or vulgar, depending on your sense of humor – typo on a billboard is once again appearing on social media. Facebook Publish shows a photo of a sign from a Kansas City, Missouri tourism group that reads, “Did you …

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Vaccines and cruises boost Florida’s tourism industry in Q3

American travelers to Florida during the third quarter of this year easily exceeded the number for the same period in 2020, as COVID-19 vaccines were widely available and cruise ships were back on the seas. More importantly for the state tourism marketing agency Visit Florida, the estimated total of 32.5 …

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Lack of freshwater on Block Island could limit tourism, says URI researcher – WPRI.com

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Icelandic Tourism Campaign Mocks Facebook’s Metaverse Announcement, Features ‘Icelandverse’

Michael BartiromoNexstar Multimedia Cable Job : November 13, 2021 / 2:52 p.m. CST | Update: November 13, 2021 / 2:53 p.m. CST An Icelandic tourist campaign boasts of having water that is actually “wet” and a sky that you can see “with your eyeballs”. (Getty Images) (NEXSTAR) – Icelandic folklore …

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Loss of glaciers will hurt tourism, power supply, and more

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – From Germany’s southern border to the highest peaks in Africa, glaciers around the world have served as lucrative tourist attractions, natural climate records for scientists, and beacons of belief for people. indigenous groups. With the rapid melting of many glaciers due to climate change, the disappearance …

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Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau meeting to discuss tourism – WWLP

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As tourism evolves and markets evolve, Santorini winegrowers see silver linings

“Santorini’s vineyards are perhaps among the oldest continuously cultivated in the world,” writes Karen MacNeil in The Wine Bible. However, until the 18th century, most of this wine was produced entirely for home consumption. Today, the wine culture and industry on the volcanic island continues to evolve, and some producers …

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William Shatner pushes back Prince William’s stance on space tourism – Boston 25 News

William Shatner is now truly a rocket man, and his experience breaking through the barrier of space brings him into a battle of wills with Prince William. >> Read more trending news William Shatner boldly went where few had gone on Wednesday when he boarded Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New …

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Cancun airport in Mexico passes pre-pandemic tourism brand – NBC New York

Mexico hit some kind of milestone in September when the airport at the country’s largest resort, Cancun, surpassed pre-pandemic passenger levels. The Airports of the Southeast group, which operates the terminal at the Caribbean coast resort, said on Wednesday it welcomed 1.66 million passengers to Cancun in September, 4.4% more …

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