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Is Antarctica’s Fragile Ecosystem at Risk From Tourists? Destinations Pulse for March 31, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | March 31, 2016

Is Antarctica’s Fragile Ecosystem at Risk From Tourists? Destinations Pulse for March 31, 2016

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Tourism Vancouver Expects a Busy April
Several factors are leading tourism officials to predict high occupancy levels at the city’s hotels due to an influx of major conferences and events taking place around the city.

Is Antarctica’s Fragile Ecosystem at Risk From Tourists?
It’s the last land mass on earth that remains largely unexplored but is the growing influx of cruise travel bringing a fragile ecosystem to the precipice of decline?

Natural Disasters Are Bad for Tourism
Tourist destinations recover faster from a terrorist attack than they do from an environmental disaster. Euromonitor says that the bombings in Brussels would have a “short to medium-term” impact.

Japan Doubles 2020 Tourism Goal
Japan has now doubled its goal for tourism in 2020. With the goal of reaching 20 million visitors per year in the country within reach, Japan has raised the stakes, saying that it will now aim for 40 million.


Problem elevator causing a decline in D.C. tourism, says one congresswomen. D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton says that the chronic breakdowns of the Washington Monument’s sole elevator is putting a dent in tourism.

Was the Oman Oasis project fake? According to Oman’s minister of tourism, the project does not exist. The project was proposed at a press conference in April of last year and news reports discussed the proposal but an investigation has revealed it was never in the works.

Are these popular U.S. tourist attractions worth fighting off the crowds to see? The answer is yes. Find out which famous places are amazing enough to tolerate the masses for.

Iceland is so cool these days that some states (we are talking about you, Rhode Island) are “mistakenly” using footage of the island nation to promote themselves to tourists – despite looking nothing like the northern nation.

How will the hijacked EgyptAir flight impact Egyptian tourism? The tourism industry has been hit hard by a number of other incidents and travel to the country is on decline. Will this latest incident make the situation even worse? 


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