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Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 3, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 03, 2016

Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 3, 2016

PHOTO: El Yunque, Cuba (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

The ‘Davos of Tourism’ Scheduled Feb. 4-6
The second annual World Tourism Forum will meet in Istanbul with the goal of steering tourism leaders and investors toward the city.

Global Health Scare Imperils Tourism to Brazil
With the Olympic Games around the corner, the country fears travelers will cancel plans to visit due to Zika virus.

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The Downside of Cuba’s Tourism Boom
While U.S. relations are warming, racial inequality is deepening in the country as some Cubans say they are being left out of a potential capitalist boom.


In hopes of reviving tourism in the country, Egypt is purchasing 10 Russian-made jets with the goal of restoring flights. 

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Will Australia’s backpacker tax damage regional jobs and tourism? A budget change will force workers on working holiday visas to pay high wage taxes.

More than 1,000 hotels up for sale as Turkish tourism collapses in wake of failed Syria policy, collapsing Russian relations and more.

The strong investment made by European countries in travel and tourism has paid off in terms of visitor numbers – especially in Spain. 


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