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Visitor spending in Washington, DC surpassed $7 billion

Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC received 20.0 million domestic visitors in 2016, an increase of 3.4% over 2015. Domestic visitation earned a record high visitor spend of $7.3 billion, according to IHS Markit, a year-over-year increase of 3.0%. Travel and tourism sustains more than 74,654 jobs in DC.

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Alain St.Ange forced to withdraw – “A coup d’état by Africa Union on Africa”

Alain St AngeThe Seychelles President Danny Faure withdrew the candidature of Alain St.Ange from the election to the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation without asking Mr. St.Ange. Mr. St.Ange, former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine of Seychelles, commented, “It is a coup d’état by Africa Union on Africa.”

2016 Traveler spending injected $126 billion into California’s economy

SanFrancisco680As travel industry marked the first-ever California Tourism Month, Visit California revealed a story on the economic power of California tourism. The magic and whimsy of California – and the unmatched destinations and the many experiences it offers allure millions of visitors from around the world who inject billions into the economy.

Do you want to have a relaxed life? Better live in Asia

work life balanceStress is a major problem for many people today. If your life is full of stress, feel under pressure to be successful and make more money then you should consider moving to another continent; preferably to Asia, according to a new survey.

Fewer visas issued following Trump Travel ban

usa visaAccording to the U.S. government data the total number of U.S. non-immigrant visas issued to people around the world is up almost 5 percent in March compared to March 2016. However, the seven Muslim nations that U.S. President Donald Trump issued temporary travel bans decreased about 40%.

Cheapest cities for international education

international school students labEducation is among the top priorities for parents who are cutting household expenses and luxuries to pay for their children's tuition fees. For expat parents however, this can be a little more challenging than usual. By sending their child to an international school, expat’s choices are already more limited by default. And it turns out some cities are much more expensive than others. Here is a new study that reveals the cheapest cities to get your child an international education and how the prices for international schools compared with the overall cost of living in each city.

“Travel is not for a privileged few. The world and its astonishing beauties are for everyone”

David Scowsill wttc“Travel is not for a privileged few. The world and its astonishing beauties are for everyone. We believe in the fundamental right of anyone to travel, regardless of their nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation or age. Our sector must be accessible to all,” said David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) at the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.




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