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CHINESE TOURISTS' LUXURY SPENDING SOARS - GLOBAL BLUE

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Chinese tourists spent a record amount on luxury goods last month, helped by shopping sprees in Europe as the weak euro made items cheaper than at home, VAT refund company Global Blue said.

AIR NEW ZEALAND TO FLY NONSTOP FROM HOUSTON TO AUCKLAND

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Air New Zealand announced this week it will begin flying to Houston, giving the carrier its first new U.S. destination in 11 years.

MARKETING STRATEGIES U.S. DESTINATIONS USE TO REACH BRAZILIAN AND CHINESE TOURISTS

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

U.S. destinations know Brazilian and Chinese tourists can be big spenders when they venture beyond their borders and to attract them some American cities are focusing their marketing efforts as heavily on travel agents and other travel providers as they do on the tourists themselves.

TOURISM OFFICIALS TARGET INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tourism officials are seeing an uptick in spending from international visitors.

AS CHINESE TOURISM INCREASES, AMERICAN MUSEUMS ADAPT

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It’s now easier for mainland Chinese to visit the United States, thanks to relaxed visa rules instituted late last year, allowing 10 years before visa renewal rather than one year. The change is expected to increase Chinese tourism and real estate investment, but it will also have a less obvious beneficiary: American museums.

FAITH TRAVEL ASSOCIATION WELCOMES AGENTS

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Monday, March 16, 2015

The Faith Travel Association (FTA) is making it easier for travel agents to sell faith-based travel with a new membership level.

 

U.S. IS MOST POPULAR TRAVEL DESTINATION FOR WORLD TRAVELERS, SURVEY FINDS

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The U.S. is the most popular destination for world travelers. But if money were not a concern, more travelers would rather visit Australia, according to a new survey on the global travel economy.

EUROPEAN TOURISTS UNFAZED BY EURO SLUMP

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A strong US dollar is a nuisance for most Europeans traveling abroad, but that hasn't stopped them from booking pricier flights and hotels. Germans in particular remain unperturbed by a drop in purchasing power abroad.

PHILADELPHIA TOURISM AGENCY ADDS CHINA OFFICE

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Philadelphia tourism-and-marketing agency added another overseas office in China one of the city's largest international feeder markets. - See more at: http://www.beijingnews.net/index.php/sid/230771309#sthash.F5hSBSqv.dpuf

 

WEBSITE NOW SELLING FLIGHTS BETWEEN U.S., CUBA

Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Travel booking site CheapAir.com is making a play for the Cuba market. The company says it has become the first online travel agency to allow U.S. travelers to book flights between the U.S. and Cuba in a single online transaction.

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