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Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 15, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 15, 2016

Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 15, 2016

Dubai Makes Waves With Titanic II
The Titanic II will not be repeating its doomed maiden voyage when the second vessel to bear the name sets sail. Instead, it will sail from Jiangsu, China, to Dubai.

Exploration on Terra Incognita
A man’s journey to Antarctica, a place of impenetrable curiosity and intrigue, reveals the continent that we came to conquer and plunder is now visited with awe and wonder.

How to Have an Adult Day at Disney World
From beer gardens to archery lessons, there’s a lot to do at the Disney parks that don’t revolve around kids — you may want to start with drinking your way around the world.

A Look at Space Tourism in the World Today
The dream of sending tourists into space lives on in several projects. Virgin Galactic is no longer alone in its mission and is joined by space tourism ventures by Blue Origin, XCor and more.


Obama names three new national monuments in California. The desert destinations protect key wildlife corridors, Native American lands and natural resources, and link previously protected lands.

Politicians aren’t just debating presidential politics in South Carolina. Tourism leaders are heading to Charleston too for South Carolina’s Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism. 

Myanmar plans to capitalize on its natural and cultural resources to alleviate poverty with community-based tourism projects created with ActionAid Myanmar and Journey Adventure Travel Co.

Kauai’s wild west is worth a visit — far from the beaten path, the area is home to the city of Waimea, Polihale Beach, Kokee State Park and Waimea Canyon State Park for starters. 

Looking to tick off something special on the bucket list? What about a country that doesn’t even exist? It can be done in Tuva, a Southern Siberia playground for Vladimir Putin. 


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