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Tourism Woes Delay Egypt’s Economic Recovery: Destinations Pulse for Feb. 24, 2016

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | February 24, 2016

Tourism Woes Delay Egypt’s Economic Recovery: Destinations Pulse for Feb. 24, 2016

PHOTO: Pyramids of Giza, Egypt (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)

Tourism Woes Delay Egypt’s Economic Recovery
The downing of a Russian plane by terrorists has scared away Egypt’s tourist market and delayed the country’s economic recovery. Before the attack, the economy was predicted to grow 5.5 percent.

Is Cuba’s Boom Beginning to Slow?
Cuba’s tourism boom is still going gangbusters but experts predict that it will cool off during 2016. Already, the influx of visitors to the country has stretched Cuba’s resources thin.

Meetings Market to Give Bahamas a Visitor Boost
The Bahamas is hoping to receive a big bump in tourism numbers when it hosts several major meetings in the month of April. Meetings managers expect their to be direct spin-off into the tourism sector.

Hong Kong Worried About Tourism Slowdown
Tourism is one of many factors that is contributing to the slow pace of economic growth in Hong Kong as the city sees a fall in retail sales, worsening social tensions and a drop in home prices.


When curiosity gets the better of you: One man finds that travel to North Korea is not for the faint of heart. First, there’s the long list of no-nos, then there’s the very real risk of being detained. 

Kerala, India, is looking to boost tourism by enticing visitors interested in Ayurvedic treatments – especially retirees who are looking to relax and stay for long periods of time. 

“Disgraceful behavior” has led Myanmar officials to ban the climbing of its ancient pagodas. On March 1, the ritual of watching the sunset perched on top of one of these sacred monuments will cease. 

As the Mexican peso continues to decline against the dollar, the country is still being overlooked as a tourist destination. Arthur Frommer advises Americans to take advantage of Mexico’s declining cost. 

Panama’s Pedasi region, located on the Azuero Peninsula, may just be the next big beach destination in the country – and one perfect for ocean lovers, with paddleboarding, surfing, snorkeling and sport fishing at your fingertips. 


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