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New Hotels a Sign of Iran’s Tourism Potential? Destinations Pulse for March 3, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | March 03, 2016

New Hotels a Sign of Iran’s Tourism Potential? Destinations Pulse for March 3, 2016

PHOTO: Yzad, Iran. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock)

New Hotels a Sign of Iran’s Tourism Potential?
In a sign that Iran’s tourism industry is beginning to develop, Melia Hotels International has just announced plans for a five-star property in a new tower on the Caspian Sea.

Fiji Sets Up Committee to Bring Back Tourists
The Tourism Action Group combines hoteliers, tour operators and Fiji Airways to spearhead recovery efforts in the island nation after cyclone Winston caused severe damage to areas of the country.

Dubai Banks on Success of Amusement Parks
Dubai Parks & Resorts is creating a $2.8 billion, Taj Mahal-inspired theater, part of a 9.5-square-mile park that aims to attract more tourists to the city state in the United Arab Emirates.


In Uganda, safari tourism is helping to save the elephants. As tourism dollars grow, many hope poachers will be deterred from destroying the local flora and fauna that visitors have paid to experience. 

Ellen Page is exploring the world of LGBT travel in a new documentary series co-produced by Page and with her friend Ian Daniel. The series is one of the first for fledgling network Viceland. 

South Australia is getting a bump in tourism arrivals from India. The destination saw a 17 percent increase in travelers from the country in 2015. This seems to be a trend for well-traveled Indians who are heading to destinations farther afield.

Where to travel in your 20s: These are the 10 places every 20-something needs to visit before turning 30 – or so says the Huffington Post. Are these cities on your bucket list?

Where Is Everyone Headed for Spring Break? Panama City Beach is topping the list of destinations for the last big vacation week of the school year. TravelMag’s latest survey shows students flocking to the Florida city. 


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