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Blue Flag beaches increase in South America

Blue Flag beaches increase in South America

Blue Flag announced that Colombia won its first Blue Flag award whilst the United States Virgin Islands rejoined after the devastating effects of the Hurricane in 2017.

Carnival funds to restore Rand Memorial Hospital in Bahamas

Carnival to fund restoration of flood damage Bahamas hospital

Carnival Corporation & plcsigned a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Bahamas to fund and support flood damage repairs and basic restoration efforts at Rand Memorial Hospital, the primary hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, which sustained significant damage in September from Hurricane Dorian.

Hawaii vacation

Hawaii Visitor Statistics revealed for Q3 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $13.35 billion in the first three quarters of 2019, which is relatively similar (-0.1%) to the same period in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

China subway food drink ban

China bans eating & drinking on all subways

Bad behavior on all subways in China will be punished according to a recent announcement. Eating, drinking, lying down or stepping on seats, playing music on speakers will be banned on all of the country's subways from April 1, 2020.

Brand USA is critical for US

"Renewing Brand USA Critical to Int'l Tourism"

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes told a congressional subcommittee that the United States will soon start to feel an economic pinch from decreased international tourism unless Congress renews the national destination marketing organization, Brand USA.

UNWTO Observatory Network

UNWTO Observatory Network announces a new member from Australia

Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development.



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