Tag Archives: tourism industry

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Outdoor recreation drives Michigan tourism upturn

Local tourism officials say outdoor recreation is bringing tourism back to Michigan, after two summers plagued by pandemic fears. And they hope the changes in the way people travel will mean even better days to come. This is good news for the tourism industry, which employed more than 230,000 people …

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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of “Full Color Connecticut” Campaign Promoting Fall Travel Season

Press Releases 09/10/2021 Governor Lamont Announces Launch of “Full Color Connecticut” Campaign Promoting Fall Travel Season Download the image in high quality (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the Connecticut Tourism Board is launching a new fall marketing campaign to promote safe travel and fuel the continued …

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