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Chicago Aims to Attract More Tourism: Destinations Pulse for May 5, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | May 05, 2016

Chicago Aims to Attract More Tourism: Destinations Pulse for May 5, 2016

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Chicago Aims to Attract More Tourism
Two businessmen have unveiled a plan to make Chicago’s river a tourism hub with a suspended gondola system that would travel from Chinatown to Navy Pier.

Cuba Can’t Keep Up With Boom in U.S. Visitors
The number of U.S. visitors to Cuba has nearly doubled this year and the island is racing to build up its infrastructure to support the hoards of new tourists headed to its shores.

Mexico Is One of the World’s Top Destinations
The World Tourism Organization listed its top 10 tourist destinations in the world and Mexico was number nine on the list, knocking out Russia. France claimed the number-one spot.

Hong Kong Tries To Rehab Its Tourist-Friendly Image
Tourism experts in China have a message for Hong Kong: Clean up your act. The experts say that the city, if it wants to attract more mainland Chinese visitors, should “behave well toward them.”


You know you have “arrived” as a destination when you are visited by a Kardashian. And for Cuba, that time has come. The country is officially an “it” destination because the whole clan is headed to the country to film their reality show. 

Have you ever wanted to dive a little deeper into the seemingly never-ending pages of “War and Peace?” Now you can. New tours in Lithuania explore the filming locations of the movie. 

Las Vegas celebrates its record year of tourism in 2015, which is supporting the local community and adding $15 billion dollars to local wages in the city. City leaders wore read to show solidarity with tourism leaders. 

Decades lost during a civil war have prevented Sri Lanka from becoming the tourism hot spot it should have been, says a top businessman who has put his money behind growing the country’s visitor infrastructure. 

Get ready to dip a little further into your wallet for day trips in Barcelona. The city council is looking into a tourism tax that would charge visitors even if they don’t stay overnight. 


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