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Are These the World’s Best Beaches? Destinations Pulse for Feb. 16, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 16, 2016

Are These the World’s Best Beaches? Destinations Pulse for Feb. 16, 2016

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Countries Brace for Tourism Income Drop Due to Zika
More than 30 countries have been affected by the virus and billions of tourism dollars could be lost as worries of Zika’s spread could drastically reduce visitation numbers in some of the world’s most delicate economies.

Where to Travel in Italy
Leaning tower of Pisa. Check. If you are thinking about traveling to Italy soon, AOL has compiled a list of 10 Italian destinations that should definitely be on your list.

World’s Best Beaches
From party places to secluded stretches of sand and in all corners of the globe, the Guardian chose these 50 beaches as some of the best in the world.

3 Trips That Give Back
Ensuring that tourism dollars are going to an important cause is of growing concern to many travelers and if you are looking to give back to the environment or to the local communities when you visit, these three trips are a great way to start.


Iran in pictures: These stunning images of Iran by photographer Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji will have you speed-dialing your travel agent. 

When you are thinking spring break travel with the family, there are many things to consider. Here are three ideas for cruise, theme parks or just a relaxing resort stay. 

Global warming is taking out its wrath on the world’s glaciers but warming temps are not all to blame. In Xinjiang, glaciologists have found that tourism is hurting this delicate ecosystem and has banning visits to glaciers in the region.

Will Panama be one of the next big luxury travel hot spots? Travel + Leisure thinks so. With a strong economy and a booming travel industry, the country may finally be peeking out behind the shadow of Costa Rica. 

Puerto Rico is firming up its status as a destination for medical tourism. The country now has 38 certified providers and has an aggressive strategy of promotion to potential patients.


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