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Mark Murphy on Europe Travel Safety: 5 Destinations Trends That Defined the Week of Apr. 15-21

Destination & Tourism | Michael Isenbek | April 23, 2016

Mark Murphy on Europe Travel Safety: 5 Destinations Trends That Defined the Week of Apr. 15-21

TravelPulse founder and CEO Mark Murphy recently appeared on FOX Business’ “Cavuto Coast to Coast,” to discuss the twin specters of Zika and terrorism, which have travelers thinking twice about booking a summer trip to Europe. Click to find out his perspectives.

Walt Disney World is expanding attractions devoted to three classic franchises at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Visitors will be able to have a drink at the infamous “Star Wars” watering hole Mos Eisley Cantina, enjoy even more “Toy Story” rides, walk through the world of “Avatar” and much, much more. Click for details.

The summer tourism season has official commenced in Montreal with Tourisme Montreal’s recent fair. New must-visits for tourists include the soon-to-be-open, amenity-laden William Gray boutique hotel in Old Montreal, and Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, a unique downtown observation space offering amazing vistas. Click to see what else is going on in Montreal.

After a long winter’s nap, the Grand Canyon’s north rim will be opening to tourists on May 15. Official National Park Service facilities will be welcoming visitors starting on that day, along with ranger-related programs and services. Quick travel tip: try the Grand Canyon Railway for a unique way to access the park. Click for more news about this iconic U.S. destination.

Pre-clearance operations will commence at the Dominican Republic paradise of Punta Cana by 2017, getting qualified visitors out of the airport and onto the beach much faster. Punta Cana will join Freeport, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; L.F. Wade International Airport in St. George's, Bermuda; and Aruba in this U.S Customs and Border Protection-authorized group. Click for more on this development.


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