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Vacation like a Celebrity in Acapulco

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With Memorial Day just around the corner, summer is officially here! Acapulco, in the Mexican Pacific coast, is preparing to welcome American travelers in search of sun, sand, and lively nightlife. You can visit the local hotspots and follow in the footsteps of Classic Hollywood Royalty Elizabeth Taylor to today’s Pop Stars Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez and many others.

Visitor arrivals to South Pacific grew in 2016

cook islandsThe South Pacific Tourism Organisation announced that visitor arrivals to the region grew by 3.7 per cent in 2016, when compared to the same period in 2015. In the region, SPTO member countries Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands and Vanuatu all received more tourists when compared to the same period the previous year.

The world's first ultra-accessible splash park opens in San Antonio

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San Antonio is more alluring than ever with the debut of the world's first ultra-accessible splash park, new water coasters, a colossal dinosaur gallery and more. Historic and cutting edge attractions make this Texas gem an ideal getaway for every member of the family.

The Shining will bring unspeakable terror to Universal Studios

Stanley Kubrick's iconic horror movie, The Shining, will make its haunting debut at Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights". The Shining will bring unspeakable terror to "Halloween Horror Nights" in terrifying new mazes opening at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, beginning this September.

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United States remains top source market for Barbados

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The Expedia group announced that its hotel partners in Barbados have increased their package demand with nearly 15% growth in 2016 YoY. According to the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Board, the destination welcomed more than 630,000 tourists in 2016 – a 6.7% increase compared to 2015. In conjunction with Expedia reports, top source markets for the small Caribbean nation came from the U.S., followed by Canada, UK and other Caribbean markets.

Cuba, Ukraine, Argentina most growing source markets for Asia Pacific Destinations

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According to the foreign arrivals at Asia Pacific Destinations in 2016 compared to 2015 Cuba, Ukraine, and Argentina showed the strongest annual growth. A new study reveals an increase of three percent in foreign arrivals into 47 Asia Pacific destinations for 2016 to record an aggregate inbound count of close to 600 million.

AAA announces Memorial Day 2017 Travel forecast

aaaNorth America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA expects record level of travel during this Memorial Day Weekend. AAA says there will be one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.

Londoners have a chance to win 12-day trip to northern Canada

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The city of Wolverhampton is embarking on its “Wolves in Wolves” promotional campaign this summer, wherein some 30 fiberglass wolf statues will be painted by local celebrities. A small group of Canadians with an indigenous artist are coming to visit from Thompson, Manitoba, Canada to paint two of those 30 statues.

Merger forms The Largest Global Attraction Pass Company in the World

exponent private equityExponent Private Equity has acquired three leading sightseeing attraction pass companies: Boston-based Smart Destinations, parent company of Go City Card; UK-based Leisure Pass Group; and The New York Pass. Ted Stimpson, CEO of Smart Destinations, is the Global CEO of the combined Leisure Pass Group (LPG).

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Hindus want Japan to allow women on Okinoshima Island

Hindus are urging the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, whose 41st session is meeting in Krakow (Poland) on July 2-12, not to endorse Okinoshima Island of Japan for the World Heritage Site status, unless women are also permitted on this Island.

Israel and Cuba are Top Emerging LGBTQ Destinations

telaviv gaypride2016St. Petersburg, Florida welcomed LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media for the IGLTA’s 34th Annual Global Convention. During the convention, the future trends in LGBTQ tourism reveal.

Top 10 Muslim Travel Destinations in 2017

arab family istanbulA new comprehensive research finds out the top performing Muslim travel destinations in 2017. In 2016, the estimated total Muslim visitor arrivals were 121 million, up from 117 in 2015, representing 10 percent of the entire travel economy. This is expected to grow to 156 million travelers in 2020, spending over US$220 billion.

DMAI and NTA enter into Strategic Partnership

dmaiDestination Marketing Association International and the National Tour Association have finalized a strategic partnership that focuses on creating educational opportunities and benefits that are valuable to members of both organizations.