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Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 9, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 09, 2016

Destination Pulse: News and Notes for Feb. 9, 2016

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Travel Leaders Discuss the Future of the $7 Trillion Industry
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Could a tourist tax break Edinburgh’s magical spell? Or is it just what the city needs to continue to be beautiful? Leaders warn of city decline but detractors fear further price gouging of visitors.

Survey says St. Barts is the most expensive destination in the Caribbean, so if you are headed there, make sure you save your pennies. Other pricey locales in the region include Anguilla and St. Martin.

The City of Brotherly Love has taken the top spot on Lonely Planet’s just-released Best in the U.S. list for 2016. Philadelphia has a lot to celebrate with the Democratic National Convention and the 40th anniversary of “Rocky.” 


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