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Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Oct. 23, 2015

Destination & Tourism | Josh Lew | October 23, 2015

Daily Pulse: Stories You Need to Read for Oct. 23, 2015

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Here are the stories making waves in the travel world for Friday, Oct. 23.

Havana is the new celebrity travel hotspot. If you spend time in Cuba’s capital, you may end up partying with Mick Jagger or Rihanna… Read more from the Denver Post.

The new installment of Star Wars is less than two months away. You can still visit the set that was used as “Tatooine” in the original 1977 Star Wars film. It is in the desert of Central Tunisia… Read more from Traveller.

Bhutan is getting another dose of luxury. Le Meridien is opening a second hotel in the Himalayan kingdom… Read more from Rus Tourism News.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be part of a cabin crew? Flight attendants from South African low-cost carrier Kulula are giving readers the inside story… Read more from Traveller24

Halal tourism is becoming very profitable throughout the Muslim world. The World Halal Travel Summit is being held in Abu Dhabi, and insiders estimate that the niche could be worth as much as $238 billion… Read more from Albawaba.

After signing its nuclear deal, Iran is ready to open up to the world. Iranian VP and Minister of Tourism Masoud Soltanifar says the country is preparing for a “tsunami” of tourists… Read more from the Seattle Times.  

Spain and Portugal are ready for a tourism renaissance because baby boomers are now flocking to Iberia… Read more from Travel Market Report.

From Paypal to outer space to… Hyperlink: Elon Musk’s latest project relies on vacuum technology to propel capsules along enclosed tracks at more than 700 mph. Could this idea change transportation?... Read more from CNN.


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