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Tourism strategy changes after shuttle | Orlando Business Journal

By SW Associates, LLC | August 10, 2021
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Tourism experts have no doubt the loss of shuttle launches will reduce the number of visitors to the Space Coast. Shuttle launches typically draw 250,000 people per event and roughly…

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Fiji to release new tourism strategy

By SW Associates, LLC | August 10, 2021
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Tourism Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says some of the strategies put in place by Tourism Fiji have already shown results. However – he says – there is still more to be…

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WTTC invites applications for “Tourism for Tomorrow” Awards

By SW Associates, LLC | August 10, 2021
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World Travel & Tourism Council Recognizes Best Business Practices in Sustainable Tourism The World Travel & Tourism Council is inviting tourism businesses and destinations worldwide to apply for its 2012 Tourism for…

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Tourism creates jobs – with more tourism!

By SW Associates, LLC | August 10, 2021
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In the US, the Labor Day holiday was this past Monday, a time to ponder the high unemployment rate and sigh over the sad fact that no jobs were added…

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Destination Planning Course Launched for George Washington University

By SW Associates, LLC | August 10, 2021
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Since 2003, I have been teaching Destination Planning with Lauren Bohatka for the Accelerated Master of Tourism Administration Program at George Washington University. This week we welcome 28 graduate students to…

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India Tourism Plan Boosts Spending Fourfold

By SW Associates, LLC | August 10, 2021
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While destinations around the world cut tourism budgets, India is moving in the opposite direction, reported the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), one of India’s news agencies. New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS)…

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UK lays out approach to “visitor economy”

By SW Associates, LLC | August 10, 2021
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In August 2010, David Cameron gave a speech about tourism at the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. It was, he said, a speech he wanted to give rather than one he…

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Egypt’s Politics and Tourism

By SW Associates, LLC | August 7, 2021
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National Public Radio reported from Cairo this morning that the continued political uncertainly in Egypt is keeping visitors away. It is true that Egypt has lost visitors — as you…

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$100 departure tax on every flight?

By SW Associates, LLC | August 7, 2021
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This week, the Air Transport Association (ATA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) came out against new taxes and fees proposed by…

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World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in DC. Tourism on Agenda?

By SW Associates, LLC | August 7, 2021
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The World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings were held in Washington, DC this past weekend. While solutions to many of the world’s economic and social problems and issues were on…

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Today is World Tourism Day!

By SW Associates, LLC | August 7, 2021
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The UNWTO originated World Tourism Day (WTD) in 1970 as part of the Organization’s statutes. In 1997, UNWTO began designating a country to “host” the Organization’s celebration of WTD. It…

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State of Kerala (India) Releases Impressive Draft Tourism Policy

By SW Associates, LLC | August 7, 2021
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The State of Kerala in India is one of the country’s top tourist destination regions. Tourism comprises 66% of the State’s GDP and employs over 1 mn residents. International tourism…

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