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Finding a Slower Pace in Tokyo: Destinations Pulse for March 21, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | March 21, 2016

Finding a Slower Pace in Tokyo: Destinations Pulse for March 21, 2016

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Finding a Slower Pace in Tokyo
An older section of Tokyo is beckoning visitors eager to avoid the tourism crowds and who are looking for an authentic experience. A slower pace dominates in areas surrounding the Kiyosumi-Shirakawa metro station – a perfect side trip after a visit to the Tokyo Skytree.

Croatia Marks 150 Years of Organized Tourism in 2018
Croatia’s tiny island of Hvar is the birthplace of organized tourism in Europe having created the Hvar Health Society in May of 1868, an organization that focused on tourism based on health and recuperation that will turn 150 in two years.

Greece and Bulgaria Court Russian Travelers
Russian travelers, who are abstaining from travel to some of their favorite locales due to sanctions imposed by the government in places such as Turkey, are being courted by Greece an Bulgaria for their tourism dollars.


Women are defending their right to travel alone after the bodies of female backpackers were found in Ecuador. The hashtag #viajosola (I travel alone) is sweeping the Internet as women speak out about their choice to travel solo.

Have you ever visited a “slow city?” Iceland’s coastal towns in the eastern part of the country, particularly Djupivogur, are the perfect way to experience the calming benefits of this type of travel. 

Israel lowers expectations for tourism over Easter week – a normally popular season of travel in the country – after six months of terrorist attacks have rocked the nation. 

Ontario, Canada, is considering a new way to draw in tourists who have already seen some of its most popular tourist attractions. The province is currently investigating the prospect of creating “vacation villages.”

Tourism officials gathered in the southern city of Aswan, Egypt, to assess the obstacles of travel to Jordan and Egypt and how to combat terrorism and instability in the region that are preventing growth of the tourism sector.


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