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Farm, Food and Wellness Come Together in Culinary Agritourism

Travellers in the United States spend nearly $100,000 every minute on food and wine experiences, according to Erik Wolf, founder and executive director of the World Food Travel Association....

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Singapore Invests in Tourist Areas, Fails Big-time in Tourism Promotion

The Singapore Tourism Board recently announced that it would dedicate S$15 million to support tourism organizations and destinations through the Association Development Fund. The goal of this initiative, reports...

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Out of the box: Patented System Transforms Experience Booking in Destinations

Digital media has revolutionized the travel and tourism business in recent years. Trips begin on the internet with research about a destination; review sites confirm choices; planes, trains, hotels...

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Hotel Tax Extends Tourism Reach

The Westmoreland County (Pennsylvania) Tourism Grant Program recently distributed 71 grants totaling $382,000 to 65 businesses and nonprofits, the Tribune Live website reports. Funding for these grants comes from...

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Tourism Named Top Growth Sector for Australia

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council reports that Deloitte Access Economics has named tourism one of the “Fantastic Five” growth sectors for Australia – industries that will contribute to and...

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Kentucky Considers Bluegrass Music Trail

Kentucky State Senator Robin Webb is looking to focus on cultural tourism as a way to create economic prosperity among bluegrass musicians in Appalachia, according to the Daily Independent....

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Bali Embraces Community-based Tourism

While mainstream tourism is a major industry in Bali, the Jakarta Post reports that community-based tourism is growing, based on the premise that tourists want to experience authentic Balinese...

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Williamsburg Tourism Numbers Dropping

Williamsburg, Virginia is a town stuck on the past. The historic village, which 40 years ago was a must-see destination for American tourists, has been welcoming fewer and fewer...

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British Columbia Leads the World in Aboriginal Tourism

British Columbia is leading the world in showing other countries how to do aboriginal tourism right, according to the CBC. The province offers extensive authentic cultural tourism experiences created...

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Supreme Court Setback for Rail to Trails

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision last month that could have implications for Rails to Trails programs across the country. The case involved a landowning...

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