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Top Places to go for your Favorite Foods in 2017

Neapolitan pizzaWherever you travel, you are going to eat. In recent years, many travelers select their travel destination according to what the destination offers for foodies. A new study says that almost half (44%) of global travelers consider exploring global cuisines a hobby of theirs. With over half of people (51%) admitting to indulging in a local delicacy within 24 hours of arrival on holiday and seven in ten (69%) within two hours of arrival. Here are the top destinations to explore for your favorite gastronomic pleasures in 2017.

Etihad Holidays expands in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain

Grand Mosque MakkahEtihad Holidays has launched operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain to provide a wide choice of package holiday options to travelers in the four countries. The move follows the successful introduction of Etihad Airways’ holiday division in the UAE, UK, Germany, India and North America.

U.S. Travel Industry surprised with growth in international travel

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Despite the challenges such as the perception of the country abroad especially after President Trump's executive order on immigration and also strong dollar and slowing global economy, the resilience of the United States travel industry created surprise in the sector.

NTA Enters into Strategic Partnership with Indian Association of Tour Operators

ntaThe National Tour Association is partnering with the Indian Association of Tour Operators to collaborate on opportunities beneficial to both groups. As part of the agreement, the organizations will provide exhibit space at their respective shows, develop educational programming and offer discounted membership fees.

Buenos Aires expands its tourism offerings

The city of Buenos Aires is expanding its tourism offerings to better serve the ever-increasing guests that decide to visit the City of Many Passions. Over 476,217 international tourists visited Buenos Aires during the first quarter of 2017, a 4.6% increase compared to 2016, which saw 455,266. Out of these visitors, 15% were from the U.S. and Canada, while Europeans made up 26%.

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Brexit Effect on Brits travel plans

beach girlsOne year on from the Brexit referendum, new figures show that despite our upcoming departure from the EU, Brits are still departing to Europe on holiday undeterred by the economic fluctuations of the past twelve months.

Brits look for new things on their summer holidays

A new survey conducted by specialist operator Inghams Lakes & Mountains has revealed that British holidaymakers are trying new experiences on their summer getaway. Of the people surveyed, those living in London proved to be the most adventurous and open to trying new things on their summer holidays.

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Tourico Holidays partners with TUI Germany

tourico tuiTourico Holidays, one of the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage companies, today announced a new distribution partnership with TUI Germany, a wholly owned subsidiary of the TUI Group, the world’s number one integrated leisure tourism group headquartered in Hanover, Germany. TUI Germany will now have access to Tourico’s massive inventory of worldwide hotels via XML connectivity.

More Americans visiting Europe in 2017

barcelonaAccording to the latest statistics total international arrivals in Europe grew by 3.5% in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016 thanks to the healthy North American market. The North American market increased its number of passengers by 6.7% when comparing the same period in 2016.

Popularity of Eastern European destinations is on the rise

croatia RovinjWith exchange rates predicted to sting many tourists in traditional destinations this summer, Responsible Travel’s latest data suggests a growing trend for Eastern Europe, where holiday budgets stretch further and local communities can benefit too.

3 Destinations in Europe you Didn't Know you Want to Visit This Year

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Discovering new places, getting to know their history, their inhabitants, and the things that make them unique are the most wonderful things a traveler can do. And there are always new places to visit - places that were buried under years of incompetent management and slow development are constantly being uncovered and made available for curious explorers.

Madame Tussauds New York Unveils new Latin music figure

Madame Tussauds New York welcomed a new Selena Quintanilla figure at the legendary Times Square attraction. Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, was present to share her excitement and introduce the "Queen of Tejano" to some of Selena's most dedicated and adoring fans. Selena's spirit has never been more alive as today also marks the official CD and DVD release of "The Last Concert."

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UK not affected with terror attacks, tourists keep traveling

london bridgeTourists flying to the UK this summer appear so far to be relatively undaunted by recent terror attacks, according to ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analysing 16 million booking transactions a day.

NTA reacts to proposed changes in Cuba policy

ntaThe National Tour Association has responded to President Donald Trump’s decision to change the policy affecting the parameters under which U.S. citizens are able to travel to Cuba.