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A Centennial National Park Week: 5 Destinations Trends That Defined the Week of Apr. 8-14

Destination & Tourism | Michael Isenbek | April 16, 2016

A Centennial National Park Week: 5 Destinations Trends That Defined the Week of Apr. 8-14

PHOTO: Yosemite National Park. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

National Park Week has begun, and this year, the celebration takes on more resonance because it is the centennial of the National Parks Service. Along with a ton of commemorative events, it is free to visit ALL parks for the entire week. Click to see what’s happening.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa may be the world’s tallest building, but the city is aiming to eclipse that record-breaking height with the Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor. Emaar Properties is behind the $1 billion structure, which will contain architectural elements inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Designers hope it will be open in time for the Dubai-hosted World Expo in 2020. Click for more information.

 Egypt maybe down, but it’s not out. With a tourism-dependent economy reeling from terror attacks, new tourism minister Yehia Rashed has outlined a six-part plan to entice nervous travelers to return. Elements include working with domestic and international partners and investors, revamping tourist facilities, bringing EgyptAir to more destinations and much more. Click for details about this plan.

How many kids have wished they could live at a Disney park? Well, now it’s a reality. OK, it’s not exactly cheap (residences start at $2 million), but Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort is a four-neighborhood development with complimentary transport to the four theme parks, an optional golf course memberships, access to Four Seasons Orlando’s amenities, and plenty more. Click to find out more.

The Motor City is back. A new state tourism campaign is promoting Detroit’s highlights, emphasizing its status as one of America’s great cities and celebrating its comeback. Click to see the commercials that have gone viral on YouTube.


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