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Tourism Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 7, 2015

Destination & Tourism | Michael Isenbek | November 07, 2015

Tourism Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 7, 2015

In an effort to spur tourism after its reputation as a safe destination has been damaged by several high-profile incidents, Egypt has opened three ancient tombs to the public. Located in an area of Luxor, one of the elaborately decorated burial locations belongs to a viceroy who served under King Tut himself.

Every Thanksgiving doesn’t have to follow the same traditional formula of a giant gobbler and football on TV. Here are some suggestions on how to put a twist on travel for Turkey Day. Cruise the Mississippi, bask in Hawaii’s tropical sun, head to a mountain resort in Utah…there are choices galore.

The president of the Brazilian tourism board just declared that the country is constructing their tourism brand around big events, as they entice U.S. tourists to visit. And there are some prodigious events in the past and planned for the future in the South American nation: major city Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 2016 Olympic Games and several wildly popular FIFA soccer events have taken place there, to name a few.

Travelzoo deal experts have figured out the five destinations that offer the most bang for your buck. Increased inventory and the strong dollar play a big part in these deals, but you’ll have to click to find out who made the list.

Lastly, “Star Wars” mastermind George Lucas, just got approval to open a museum in Chicago, after a long battle with conservation groups. The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum will feature the filmmaker’s art collection and a plethora of movie memorabilia, which should have card-carrying Jedis lining up in droves.


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