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Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 8, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 08, 2016

Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 8, 2016

PHOTO: Toronto skyline. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

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India to Offer SIM Cards to Visitors
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Tourism Is Big Business in Montana
A recent survey in the state found that nearly 60 percent of tourism-related business owners saw an increase in customers last year.


A spelling error lands one U.S. visitor an adventure in Iceland, taking him several hours away from his Reykjavik hotel to a remote fishing village in North Iceland.

Russian tourists are disappearing from Antalya, Turkey. The region used to be the number-one spot for Russian vacationers but politics and security fears are driving visitors away.

Extreme adventure awaits in Liberia’s Sapo National Park – home to pygmy hippo, forest elephants, chimpanzees and an incredible rainforest that hardly anyone knows about. 

Mackinac Island is a haven for summer travelers but it’s also drawing crowds in the winter with festivals, cross-country ski trails and year-round lodges. 


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