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Thailand Sees a Boost in Tourism: Destinations Pulse for April 26, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | April 26, 2016

Thailand Sees a Boost in Tourism: Destinations Pulse for April 26, 2016

Is Tourism Helping or Hurting Nepal?
Resources and aid have yet to reach Nepalese citizens and rebuilding efforts are barely moving forward, so is the ongoing promotion of tourism to the country an actual benefit for its citizens?

Thailand Sees a Boost in Tourism
Thailand is seeing good visitor growth in the first quarter of 2016 – up more than 15 percent – and the tourism authority expects that the number will continue to rise throughout the year.

The Growing Trend of Tourist Taxes
Telegraph Travel compares and contrasts Europe’s tourism taxes in some of the continent’s most popular destinations to find out how much extra money you will spend on vacation. Can you guess which one is the highest?

Get to Know the Most Overrated Tourist Attractions in the U.S.
These 10 places are the most overrated tourist attractions in the U.S. according to Reddit users, who shared landmarks in their hometowns that were not worth visiting. Did one of your favorites make the list?


Zanzibar is aiming to promote itself to potential visitors with a new tourism campaign that will be launched at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The new campaign will focus on luxury travel, meetings, villa rentals and more.

Egypt’s tourism revenue is in dire straits. New reports reveal that the sector is down more than 65 percent in 2016, netting just $500 million in revenue. Last year at this time, the country took in $1.5 billion. 

Just before it holds its annual tourism convention, tourism leaders in Seattle are predicting big numbers of visitors for the city. According to Visit Seattle, it’s one of the fastest growing tourism markets in the country. 

Tourism to Iran is growing in popularity but visitors still feel underwhelmed after traveling there, according to Intellinews, which says that travelers are also bothered by payment issues and Islamic customs. 

Take advantage of a new trend in Europe. As ecotourism continues to grow, a new concept in travel is returning lands once occupied by humans back into their natural habitats. 


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