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Lively Lisbon

Portugal’s Capital Of Cool

Lively Lisbon In the wise words of our local guide Bruno Jorge, the best way to experience Alfama — one of the only neighbourhoods in Lisbon to withstand the earthquake, fire and tsunami of 1755 — is to get lost strolling through its picturesque streets, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this... more ›
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UNWTO Working With Africa

UNWTO Working With Africa In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and the Development of a Tourism Satellite Account. UNWTO... more ›
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CATO Keeps Taking Care of Business

CATO Keeps Taking Care of Business Despite the cliché to the contrary, perception is not always the reality. Consider, for example, the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO). It hasn't had a very high profile – certainly not in the trade media – but it has been busy working closely with the Travel Industry... more ›
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Cox Picked As New CSHAE President

Cox Picked As New CSHAE President Stacy Cox has been elected president of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) for the next two years. Cox, who unexpectedly took the top job early last year following an unscheduled leadership change, received a full two-year mandate at the association's annual... more ›
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GHA By The Numbers

GHA By The Numbers Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) reports that overall room-revenue produced by its DISCOVERY loyalty program members increased 9% to US$1.51 billion, of which cross-brand revenue (i. e. revenue produced by members who enrolled at one brand and then stayed at another) grew 21% to exceed US$100... more ›
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Discover America Canada Picks New Executive

Farrill, Graham, Klint, Webb Elected As New Board

Discover America Canada Picks New Executive Discover America Canada (DAC) elected its new executive team during its annual general meeting in Toronto last night. Cynthia Farrill, Visit Florida – Canada; Denise Graham, Experience Kissimmee/VoX International; Annika Klint, KAI – Colorado Tourism Office – Canada; and Susan Webb,... more ›
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Savouring Switzerland

There’s So Much To See, Do And Taste

Savouring Switzerland In the beginning there was Thomas Cook — so to say. Switzerland’s roots as a tourist destination can be traced back to 1863, when a documented tour led by the international travel company brought a group to the Central European country for a holiday, reports assistant editor, Ann... more ›
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On The Road For Gala Vallarta-Nayarit

On The Road For Gala Vallarta-Nayarit As Puerto Vallarta prepares to mark its 100th anniversary in May, the destination is also celebrating a record year for tourism in the destination, reports PressToday's Ann Ruppenstein. Speaking at the 24th edition of Gala Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit — an annual trade show where... more ›
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ACTA, CNTO Ready To Celebrate

ACTA, CNTO Ready To Celebrate ACTA and the China National Tourist Office (CNTO) are ready to celebrate the Canada-China Year of Tourism in 2018 and to mark the occasion, they've unveled a new Corporate Partnership. Through that Corporate Partnership, ACTA members can expect to have contact with CNTO representatives and... more ›
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I Travel For …

VisitBritain Rolls Out New Campaign In Canada

I Travel For … It's the question that everybody is asking: “Why do you travel?” Well, Visit Britain isn't asking anymore, instead it has been listening to the answers that Canadians have been giving to that question and the result is its new marketing campaign – “I Travel For ...” – that it... more ›
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