Tourism Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 21, 2015
After Hurricane Patricia’s near-miss of resorts areas in Puerto Vallarta, Agustin Alvarez, the Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, has issued an official letter inviting guests back. He said everything was “100% operational and back to normal,” around Puerto Vallarta, but did acknowledge other parts of the region hit hard by the storm.
Ski Season out west is set to begin with the arrival of winter weather at Colorado’s most popular slopes. Keystone Resort is set to open Friday, Nov. 6 and more destinations will welcome visitors over the next few weeks.
Australia is going high-tech to fight the rising number of shark attacks. In addition to helicopter and drone surveillance, next-generation sonar will help keep tabs on shark locations to keep everyone safe.
Miami has shattered tourism records achieved during the past year and is expanding to accommodate this uptick in visitors. Over 2,000 new hotel rooms are being built in the next 12 months, new airline routes are being scheduled to the urban hotspot, and more.
Lastly, the northern lights will be gracing the upper reaches of the Northern Hemisphere with their presence as fall and winter progress. Here is an indispensible guide to the spots where they will put on the most vivid show.
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