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City celebrates economic growth and tourism development, wins year 2021-2022

City leaders and community members gathered at Point of Honor Thursday to celebrate economic development and tourism wins and talk about what’s to come. Marjette Upshur, director of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism (OEDT), said the collective focus in the Office of Economic Development and Tourism is to lead efforts to retain, expand …

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“The Turkish tourism sector has great potential in Latin America”

Turkey’s tourism sector has great potential in Latin America, Turkish Ambassador to Buenos Aires Şefik Vural Altay told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Sunday. He was speaking on the sidelines of Latin America’s largest tourism fair, the Latin American International Tourism Fair (FIT), which opened its doors for the 26th time in Argentina to tourism enthusiasts. …

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CE: Preferential tourism measures to support Macao’s economy

MACAU, October 1 – Chief Executive Mr Ho Iat Seng said today that the resumption of e-permits for travel to Macau under the Simplified Individual Travel Program, as well as tour groups from mainland China to Macau, will boost the volume of mainland city visitors. The increase in the number of tourists will help improve …

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The Power of Hispanic Consumers in the Travel Industry

Hispanics travel more, making an average of two more trips than non-Hispanics. When traveling, Hispanics spend more than non-Hispanics by an average of $300 and are more likely to travel in a larger group of people, which means they spend more dollars per trip. ADVERTISING Hispanics are a profitable market and their culture often influences …

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StayWell Holdings to tap tourism markets in Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe in mega expansion project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: StayWell Holdings today announced the launch of an aggressive expansion project as part of its global market consolidation strategy in key growth regions. The ambitious expansion plan, which begins in the 4th quarter of 2022, comes on the back of the recovery in international tourism experienced in the first five months …

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Can Nantucket survive the stress of year-round tourism?

Last summer, the line for Nantucket favorite Black Eyed Susan’s often stretched to India Street—but the wait in line was worth it. A small, unassuming and slightly elegant venue, it is popular with both long-term island visitors and ‘all-year-rounders’ alike. This summer, however, co-owners Susan Handy and Jeff Worster failed to open. The issue wasn’t …

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StayWell Holdings to tap tourism markets in Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe in mega expansion project

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: StayWell Holdings today announced the launch of an aggressive expansion project as part of its global market consolidation strategy in key growth areas. The ambitious expansion plan, which begins in the 4th quarter of 2022, comes on the back of the recovery in international tourism experienced in the first five months …

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Hong Kong lifts international travel ban after more than 900 days

CNN — The Hong Kong government has announced the end of the official quarantine for international travelers after more than two and a half years of strict pandemic controls. Under the new rules that will come into effect from September 26, incoming travelers will have to undergo three days of self-screening on arrival. Hong Kong’s …

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TDF, SEN partner to support entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector

Saudi Arabia – The Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has signed an agreement with the Saudi Endeavor Network (SEN), the local representative of Endeavor International, to enhance opportunities for entrepreneurs in the tourism sector. This will allow local and international entrepreneurs to benefit from support programs, financing and investment solutions and services provided by both parties. …

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Sechelt, BC moves to severely limit short-term rentals, raising tourism concerns

The largest municipality on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast is moving forward with strict restrictions on short-term rental properties, prompting concerns from the region’s tourism sector. The new regulations, which take effect in January, were a response to community complaints about noise, parking and party houses, according to Sechelt Mayor Darnelda Siegers. “This affects the quality of …

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