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Rhode Island Tourism Ad, Take Two: Destinations Pulse for April 29, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | April 29, 2016

Rhode Island Tourism Ad, Take Two: Destinations Pulse for April 29, 2016

Botswana: The Perfect Safari Destination
It’s one of the top country’s to visit this year, according to Lonely Planet, and the country is celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence but it’s also one of the most amazing destinations for an African safari.

Rhode Island Surgeon Makes New Tourism Ad
After Rhode Island’s new tourism ad met with dubious fame – recall video footage of Iceland accidentally promoting the state – an oral surgeon, who also owns a production company, has presented a new option.


San Diego tourism is experiencing a slow down, according to the San Diego Tourism Marketing District. It’s the third largest revenue for the city and it is experiencing a decline of 1.5 percent, thrusting the business of attracting visitors into the spotlight. 

Tourism operators in the Great Barrier Reef are refusing to take members of the media and politicians to the blanched reefs of the area because they fear a decline in visitors once videos and pictures are released of the damaged reefs. 

West Virginia is encouraging visitors on motorcycles to head to the state. Wild Wonderful West Virgina unveiled a new “Scenic Drives” guide for riders just before the beginning of Motorcycle Safety month. 

There are tough times ahead for Middle East tourism despite the expansion and growth of the Arabian Travel Market trade show, which just took place in Dubai. Saudi Arabia’s “selective tourism” and security fears are among the problems the region faces.

North Carolina cities are trying to combat the state’s new anti-LGBT law with videos of acceptance in the wake of large losses of convention business as well as concerts and entertainment. After losing a large convention, Asheville launched a video and a letter responding to concerns over the law. 


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