Last updated: 03:38 PM ET, Sat December 26 2015

Tourism Pulse: 4 Destinations Trends To Watch For This Week

Destination & Tourism | Michael Isenbek | December 26, 2015

Tourism Pulse: 4 Destinations Trends To Watch For This Week

Called the “aquarium of the world” by Jacques Cousteau himself, La Paz, Mexico has many ocean-centric activities to offer visitors. Unabashed fun can be had with the area’s plethora of watersports, but to experience the diverse ecosystem, one must go below the waves. Click for details.

California is having “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” fever. Visit California is promoting a “Star Wars”-themed DIY travel experience in the state. The itinerary includes LEGOLAND, Jedi pilot flight simulations and a tour of the largest private “Star Wars” memorabilia and prop collection in the world. Click to find out where else the Force is strong in California.

The world’s largest whirlwind water slide has just been unveiled. Located at the Beach Park complex in Aquiraz, Brazil, Vaikuntudo boasts an 82-foot drop and whips through a massive, 60-foot funnel at nearly 43 miles per hour. And according to company executives, they’re just getting started. Click to find out what else is going on at this beachfront destination.

The U.S. Virgin Islands is expanding access to St. Croix with new flight service and vacation packages. The USVI is partnering with Delta Air Lines and MLT Vacations in this venture, and there will be air and resort credits aplenty. Click for details.


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