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EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Wednesday, Nov. 18

Destination & Tourism | Josh Lew | November 18, 2015

EMEA Pulse: Stories You Should Read for Wednesday, Nov. 18

Here's today's trip around the Web in search of the travel stories from Asia, Africa and Europe that you should be reading today.

A look beyond the canals of Venice
The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch takes readers beyond the waterways of Venice to its bridges, buildings, plazas and charming narrow lanes.

Training the next generation of hospitality professionals in South Africa
South Africa is already a popular destination. However, other places on the continent are catching up. In order to differentiate itself, SA is trying to "professionalize" the industry by offering training to would-be waiters, hoteliers and concierges.

West African Musicians to Remake Purple Rain
Tuareg filmmakers from Niger will be filming a move inspired by Prince's semi-autobiographical movie Purple Rain. The film, called Akounak in Tuareg, will follow a self-aught guitarist who makes a name for himself while traveling to gigs in the Sahara on a purple motorcycle.

A look inside Dubai's new St Regis Hotel
Dubai is about to open a St Regis Hotel. The brand's classic opulence will be in full effect, with private butlers and a fleet of Bentleys to ferry guests around the emirate.


Bloomberg reports that England will launch a 2016 inquest into the terror attack in Tunisia that killed 30 Britons this summer, looking at how each victim died, and why the British government and travel companies knew about potential attacks. 

Tourists are returning to Kenya after the U.S. and U.K. lifted travel warnings last month. 

Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced that its new theme park, Motiongate Dubai, will have not just one, but two "Hunger Games" rides. One ride will involve a hovercraft and the other will be a cross between a bullet train and a roller coaster. 

Because of its relative security, China is seen as a safe option for tourists. Some industry insiders think the Middle Kingdom's international visitor numbers will rise as tourists looks for alternatives to the current dangers in Europe. 

Locals and tourists complained after a McCafe franchise was opened in a century-old villa near the famed West Lake in Hangzhou, China. 

Despite seeing its share price fall this week, Easyjet showed that it was very confident that the travel industry will not suffer any long-term effects from the terror attacks in Paris. The low-cost carrier has placed an order for three dozen new jets. 


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