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Thailand Sees Bump in Tourism During Songkran: Destinations Pulse for April 13, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | April 13, 2016

Thailand Sees Bump in Tourism During Songkran: Destinations Pulse for April 13, 2016

PHOTO: Thailand. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

Israel Issues Travel Warning Ahead of Passover
Ahead of the Passover holiday travel season, Israel has issued a terror warning that stresses precautions for those traveling to Turkey.

Jamaica Looks to JAPEX for Influx of Tourism Dollars
Jamaican officials are looking to the upcoming annual Jamaica Product Exchange to bring a windfall of hundreds of millions of tourism dollars into the economy.

China’s Outbound Tourism Market Shows No Signs of Slowing
While there may have been some speculation that a decline in the Chinese economy could bring an end to its outbound tourism market, those fears have been abated and the Chinese populations shows no sign of pulling back on overseas travel.

Thailand Sees Bump in Tourism During Songkran
The country is expecting to see a 10 percent rise in tourism numbers during the popular three-day festival according to the tourism minister on the eve of the celebrations.


Tourism to the Philippines is hitting record numbers. February arrivals reached record levels according to the latest data from the Department of Tourism. Receipts show that tourism activities surged 42 percent.  

Greece is trying to lure migrants away from areas frequented by travelers as the tourism season approaches. Thousands of migrants are sleeping outside at Athens’ largest port and the government is trying to convince them that they are better off in organized centers.  

Would you check out these American tourist traps? One article details the traps that are worth the trip, from local hangouts in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf to Boston’s touristy Faneuil Hall.  

At the International Tourism Safety Conference being held at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas, security experts discussed the importance of security when it comes to tourism and said that those who ignore safety measures put the industry in peril.

Wondering if that souvenir is actually authentic? New Mexico has just announced that it will allow some state businesses to use the “New Mexico True” brand to promote authenticity and brand awareness. 


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