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New Tours Spring Up in “Game of Thrones” Destinations: Destinations Pulse for May 6, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | May 06, 2016

New Tours Spring Up in “Game of Thrones” Destinations: Destinations Pulse for May 6, 2016

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Caribbean Needs to Come Together for Tourism
There is a need for new tourism architecture in the way of a collaborative approach to tourism that will result in gains in profits for each of the island states says Jamaica’s president.

New Tours Spring Up in “Game of Thrones” Destinations
The power of television: Hours after the premier of season six of “Game of Thrones” reported an increase in searches for Ireland, Scotland and Morocco on its site.

Singapore Is Becoming a Tourism Hot Spot
It used to be just a stopover on the way to beach vacations in Thailand or Bali. Many people are staying in the destination as their final stop as casinos draw in travelers from China.

Are Weak Financial Reports From Online Travel Retailers a Sign That Travel Is Set for a Market Correction?
After Priceline and TripAdvisor reported less than stellar earnings numbers, many are asking if this is a sign that online travel selling has peaked and if there will be some contraction in the travel market.


San Diego is facing competition from newer attractions in neighboring towns – namely Star Wars and Harry Potter -- that are drawing visitors away, despite the fact that the region still sees high visitor spending. 

Should Dominica change its name? The suggestion has been dismissed by tourism minister Robert Tonge after a statement made by tourism director Colin Piper who believes that marketing the island would be easier if the name didn’t conflict with the Dominican Republic. 

Oakland’s tourism inudustry is maintaining strong momentum and it is due in part because the city has a great story to tell, according to mayor Libby Schaaf. The increase in tourism dollars is also a boon to the city’s jobs market. 

Watch Downtown Las Vegas flash mob dancers move to the song “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley in the Fremont Street Experience to continue to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. 

If you are looking to stroll through the UK this summer, here are some of the best backpacking routes, from the 96-mile West Highland Way in Scotland to the 630-mile South West Coast Path in southern England. 


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