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Presidential Candidates in Vegas: 5 Destinations Trends That Defined the Week of Feb. 12-18

Destination & Tourism | Michael Isenbek | February 20, 2016

Presidential Candidates in Vegas: 5 Destinations Trends That Defined the Week of Feb. 12-18

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TravelPulse’s unique 2016 Presidential Election coverage continues on the eve of Nevada’s Democratic and Republican caucuses. To get insight about each candidate’s potential accommodation choice in Las Vegas (sure to be a hub for this event), we talked with travel agent Jessica Pentland, owner of Clementine Travels — someone who has years of experience working with celebrities and politicians. Click to find out her choices and insights.

Contemplating a trip to Rio for the Summer Olympics, but the latest headlines give you pause? Well, Brazil is making sure to respond assertively to all doubters: They have declared war on Zika, are reassuring about hotel prices and waived visa requirements for U.S. visitors. Click to discover other ways that the nation is building up Olympic fever.

The Caribbean experienced a record year for visitor arrivals and spending in 2015, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. In fact, according to CTO secretary general Hugh Riley, “For the first time ever, the pace of growth of Caribbean tourism outperformed every major tourism region in the world.” Click to learn more about this banner year.

Modern Germans love to immerse themselves in nature — and it’s no wonder, with the alpine wonderland on their doorstep. So for 2016, the German National Tourist Board is celebrating this love of outdoors with major campaigns highlighting the nation’s 16 national parks, 15 UNESCO-protected biosphere reserves, 100-plus natural parks and more. Click for details.

The Caribbean has countless breathtaking viewpoints from the ground, but this paradise takes on a whole new perspective when viewed by helicopter. Coral formations, shipwrecks and gliding dolphins are just a few of the sights to see — some not even visible from terra firma. Click to find out how to book a trip.


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