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Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 10, 2015

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | December 10, 2015

Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 10, 2015

Queenstown Is Top NZ Destination on Travel List
TripAdvisor has listed three New Zealand cities in its Top 5 Destinations on the Rise in the South Pacific.

Jamaica to See Busiest Tourism Season Ever
This Christmas will be the busiest ever for Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport, which will experience a 5 percent increase in passenger travel over the same period last year.

Tourism in Santa Barbara Is Expected to Grow in 2016
Demand for hotels is at an all-time high nationwide and in Santa Barbara County, with occupancy rates setting records every month this year except October.

Hawaii Eyes Asian Markets in Tourism Outlook
Officials shared their plans for promoting the islands to key international markets.


Canadian online travel agency FlightHub has unleashed a ton of data leading up to the holidays related to Canadian’s travel habits.

LGBT tourism leaders are gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this week to discuss trends in the industry and learn how to better serve their respective markets. 

Marijuana is having a huge influence on tourism in Colorado.

New Orleans expects heavy tourism traffic during bowl games. 

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