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Ireland Seen as Safe Alternative After Europe Attacks: Destinations Pulse for May 2, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | May 02, 2016

Ireland Seen as Safe Alternative After Europe Attacks: Destinations Pulse for May 2, 2016

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Ireland Seen as Safe Alternative After Europe Attacks
According to the Ireland’s head of tourism, the country is seeing gains in tourism after the Paris and Brussels terror attacks because it is seen as a safe alternative to other European countries.

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After a civil war, Sri Lanka is finally seeing big gains in tourism. The country’s revenue from tourism has risen from approximately $350 million to more than $2 billion over the last six years. 

Israel’s minister of tourism wants to build more hotels and cut taxes on room nights and packaged tours to drive down prices and make Israel a more economic destination for visitors. 

Winston-Salem is falling victim to the anti-LGBT HB2 bill. The city’s tourism economy is largely based on attracting and hosting large-scale events and it has already lost two or three events so far. 

Uganda is promoting itself as a faith-based tourism destination at this year’s INDABA tourism expo in Durban, South Africa. Last year, the country focused on promoting itself as an eco-tourism destination. 

Fliers will now be able to fly direct between New Zealand and India. The two countries have just signed a deal allowing the service, which will boost trade and tourism between them. 


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