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Can New Zealand Sustain Its Tourism Growth? Destinations Pulse for Feb. 22, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 22, 2016

Can New Zealand Sustain Its Tourism Growth? Destinations Pulse for Feb. 22, 2016

PHOTO: Queenstown, New Zealand. The country has seen excellent growth in visitors, but is it sustainable? (Photo courtesy Thinkstock)

Turkey Has A Plan to Promote Tourism
Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has put forth a plan to support Turkey’s tourism sector, which has been hit by increasing tensions with Russia and domestic insecurity.

Tourism to Japan Bolstered by Cheap Yen
Tourism in Japan is getting a boost that is buoyed by a weak yen, a variety of budget airfares and relaxed visa requirements due to the upcoming Olympic Games. Tourism is up nearly 50 percent in the country.

Can New Zealand Sustain Its Tourism Growth?
Visitor arrivals to the island nation grew 10 percent last year and the nation saw a record number of visitors – tourism is now its number-one industry. But is this growth sustainable?

The Cocktail Capital of Canada
Need a drink? Head to Vancouver, B.C., the newest cocktail hot spot where bartenders are lauded for their professionalism, exceptionalism – and their scientific technique.


Bali’s distinctive culture can’t mask intolerance. A symbolic LGBT wedding ceremony at the Four Seasons Bali that inspired a “witch hunt” for participants is a a reminder of anti-gay sentiment that runs deep in the country.

Want to see Croatia by sea? The country is looking to boost its nautical tourism and the trend to tour the nation’s stunning archipelago by boat is beginning to see a steady rise in numbers. 

Do you know what the impact your travels are having on the environment? You should. As tourism grows into a $7 trillion industry, it is increasingly important to be environmentally aware.

Hitting the road? Forbes Travel Guide has released its newest list of Star Rating winners – check the list to see where your next hotel stay falls in the standings. 

Chinese investors are dumping cash into the Thai city of Chiang Mai, including hotels and long-term apartment leases that are located out of established hotel zones and shopping zones. 


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