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Nighttime is the right time in Wadi Rum

Nighttime is the right time in Wadi Rum IAN STALKER Those overnighting in the Jordanian desert region of Wadi Rum may end up a little star-struck. Malia Asfour of Visit Jordan’s North American office says the sparsely populated region has tent encampments for tourists, who will be in a region that was central to Lawrence of... more ›
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Jamaica’s quick action minimizes Thomas Cook impact

Jamaica’s quick action minimizes Thomas Cook impact BOB MOWAT Quick action and a close relationship with its trade partners in the United Kingdom were two key factors that helped Jamaica minimize the impact of the collapse of UK travel giant, Thomas Cook on the island’s tourism industry. That was the word from Jamaica’s Minister of... more ›
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Confident and ready to grow from Canada

Jamaica

Confident and ready to grow from Canada BOB MOWAT (Photo above: White and Bartlett) It appears that the 2020 winter season is shaping up rather nicely for Jamaica. That was the straightforward message delivered by the island’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, director of tourism, Donovan White, and the regional director,... more ›
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Brand boosts Barbados’ all-inclusive options

Brand boosts Barbados’ all-inclusive options IAN STALKER Caribbean Collection Barbados says those who doubt that all-inclusive vacations are available in Barbados need only look at its holdings, which include a trio of all-inclusives. Among its properties is Mango Bay, a smallish retreat on the west coast of Barbados and one of a... more ›
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Pinar del Rio is a cigar enthusiast’s haven

Pinar del Rio is a cigar enthusiast’s haven IAN STALKER Those visiting the Cuban Province of Pinar del Rio can easily travel along a Tobacco Road. Pinar del Rio is known for its tobacco production, standing out for that even in a country known for its tobacco production, says Cubatur guide Vladimir Galloso. “The region is really... more ›
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Barbados’ Ocean Hotels set for expansion

Barbados’ Ocean Hotels set for expansion IAN STALKER A notable upcoming change in its offerings means Barbados’ Ocean Hotels will go from offering guests a choice between all-inclusive and non-all-inclusive stays to offering guests a different choice between all-inclusive and non-all-inclusive stays. Company sales and marketing... more ›
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Famed architect’s home receives UNESCO recognition

Famed architect’s home receives UNESCO recognition IAN STALKER VisitPhoenix is inviting tourists vacationing in Phoenix to view a home of a man acclaimed for designing homes and other structures. VisitPhoenix spokesman Doug MacKenzie notes Phoenix area attractions include the winter home of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, with the structure... more ›
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Biblical sites abound in Jordan

Biblical sites abound in Jordan IAN STALKER (Photo above: Wadi Rum is famed for its intriguing landscapes.) Visit Jordan is inviting those interested in Christianity to visit a country home to a large number of reminders of that faith’s earliest days. Malia Asfour, who oversees Visit Jordan’s North American office,... more ›
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A city with a vision of the future

Dubai

A city with a vision of the future BOB MOWAT These are good days for Dubai’s tourism industry, and considering what’s happening in the next year and a half, things are just going to get that much better. In October 2020, Dubai will become the focus of world attention with the opening of the Expo 2020 Dubai World Expo that... more ›
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Take the plunge with Adventure Canada

Take the plunge with Adventure Canada [caption id="attachment_129428" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Adventure Canada’s Brian Faber jokingly gives a helping footto his colleague Garry Donaldson.[/caption] IAN STALKER Adventure Canada gives intrepid clients on its High Arctic Explorer cruise a chance to grin and dare it. The... more ›
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