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Tourism Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 12, 2015

Destination & Tourism | Michael Isenbek | December 12, 2015

Tourism Pulse: News and Notes for Dec. 12, 2015

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Singapore is the newest city to get a Michelin guide — the first in Southeast Asia, which will be released in the second half of 2016. But the big question is whether or not the hallowed guide will cover the city-state’s legendary hawker street food scene.

Just in time for summer vacation planning/gift-giving, TripAdvisor has released its list of worldwide destinations on the rise. Spoiler: the number one up-and-coming U.S. hotspot is Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Click to find out the rest.

Human towers, explosions, bonfires, tons of marquee music acts… Barcelona knows how to put on a festival, whether paying tribute to a saint or putting together a great roster of bands. Click to get a preview of 2016’s offerings.

Individuals who like to paint the town and travel on New Year’s Eve — but don’t have the resources for Cristal or a hot tub-equipped limo — should pay heed to this story. It can get expensive out there, but not in the locales that you would expect.

El Nino has caused prodigious amounts of snow to be dumped on mountains out West, touching off an early ski season. So Colorado and Tahoe schussing hotspots are ready to host large groups in some of their cushiest ski escapes, and we have compiled some of the best.


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