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Tourism Pulse: 5 Destinations Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 9-15

Destination & Tourism | Michael Isenbek | January 16, 2016

Tourism Pulse: 5 Destinations Trends That Defined the Week of Jan. 9-15

Disney’s first mainland China location now has an opening date. Shanghai Disney Resort is slated to conduct an elaborate grand opening ceremony in mid-June. This landmark destination is the largest foreign investment project in the city, and promises Mickey Mouse and co. experiences with a Chinese twist. Click for more about this attraction.

Super Bowl 50 is fast approaching, and for those superfans that are heading to Santa Clara, California instead of watching it on TV, it isn’t going to be cheap. Click to find out how to save on transportation and accommodation costs — as well as how to enter an all-expenses-paid contest.

Las Vegas may forever have the reputation for hedonistic glitz and glamor, but there are changes in trends that travelers can look out for. TravelPulse’s Janeen Christoff has uncovered three trends that will be strong in Vegas during 2016. Looks like a return to culinary basics is happening citywide, and molecular gastronomy is now passe. Click to find out more…

Active travelers in Nicaragua, don’t miss the hottest (literally) hike in the land: San Cristobal, the nation’s tallest active volcano. It’s an arduous climb, during which this restless giant belches gas and smoke, but the views are worth it. At the bottom is the newly opened Center for Extreme Tourism, which makes for a great home base.

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, which means those with ambitious celebration plans will be making final arrangements. May we suggest ever-romantic NYC? Need a place to pop the question? It’s here. A romantic stroll? Central Park is perfect for that. Click for more.


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