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Tourism Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 27, 2015

Destination & Tourism | Michael Isenbek | November 27, 2015

Tourism Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 27, 2015

Hawaii is in the midst of a dengue fever outbreak — but the CDC is urging travelers not to cancel vacations over this mosquito-borne illness. Instead, mosquito bite preventative measures are being emphasized — a little repellent goes a long way.

It hasn’t been easy for Acapulco these past few years. Warring cartels brought considerable violence to the region, causing vacationers to shy away in big numbers. But as recent stats reveal, tourism is on the upswing in this tropical paradise. Click to see how a blooming Acapulco is welcoming visitors back with open arms.

OK, so Russia doesn’t exactly have the best reputation on the world stage right now. But looking past the leadership’s poor diplomatic skills, there is an amazing, prodigious array of cultural experiences to enjoy in this vast land — even in winter. Just don’t forget your parka.

The term “Black Friday” conjures up thoughts of incredibly limited-time sales that cause normally rationally people to crane-kick each other over a television. But what if we told you that in some corners of Asia, you could get Black Friday-like prices every day of the year? Click here for details.

Tropical Storm Erika caused widespread devastation on the small Caribbean island of Dominica — flooding, loss of life and more than $200 million in damage. But they are recovering slowly but surely. Click to see what has come back and what is still being rebuilt.


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