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Are Brits Too Harsh on London? Destinations Pulse for Feb. 23, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 23, 2016

Are Brits Too Harsh on London? Destinations Pulse for Feb. 23, 2016

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SLIDESHOW: Find the National Park For You
It’s the centennial year for the national parks, which is generating a lot of interest in our country’s treasured natural areas. This slideshow of pretty pics can help you narrow down the perfect park for you.

Are Brits Too Harsh on London?
There’s a vast difference in what Londoners experience on a daily basis and what tourists see when they visit the city. See how different these perspectives can be.

Iran Overhauls Tourism Industry
Tehran is overhauling its tourism infrastructure to court Chinese travelers. It has moved to increase the number of hotels in the country and is now working on education focused on Chinese language training.

From the Arctic to the Antarctic
A lucky few will be able to participate in a one-of-a-kind experience – a private jet tour from the Arctic to Antarctica. The Tip to Toe package will travel to the two regions with a stop to warm up in Cape Town, South Africa.


Tokyo’s tour boat operators are eager to snag a piece of the tourism pie. The city has a well-established network of canals and boats provide uncrowded access to some of the city’s best sights but are underutilized.

Canterbury, New Zealand, has seen tourism numbers return to pre-earthquake levels but there are still some damaged areas in the region that are not seeing a strong tourist showing

Looking for an island escape? Discover the peaceful pace of West End on Roatan Island, Honduras, and rent a car to explore the island’s fishing villages, nature reserves, museums and more. 

This is something you have to see to believe. The firefall at Yosemite National Park is one of those beautiful sights that you need to see IRL (in real life) and, for two weeks in late February each year, you can. 

Think Airbnb is just a collection of vacation rentals? Think again. Here are some totally awesome islands you can rent – and you don’t have to be totally loaded to book them. 


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