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United States and Canada Implement Preclearance Agreement to expedite travel

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada announced the implementation of an agreement to improve mutual security and expedite lawful travel through preclearance for travelers and their accompanying baggage on certain transports.

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New Mobile Car information kiosk for tourists in Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching its latest promotional initiative, ‘TAT Mobile Car’, to proactively provide tourism information and promote Thailand’s attractions, events and festivals using a mobile tourist information vehicle.

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The U.S Domestic Business Travel struggles

The U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) presented the U.S. travel’s worst performance since September 2018. Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.4% year-over-year in June 2019.

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Ecuador: A Hidden Gem For Gay Travelers

Ecuador has been for many years one of the world’s most amazing destinations for travelers from all over the globe. It’s beauty, history, culture and the Galapagos Islands have made Ecuador one of the top destinations on the planet. However, it remains unknown or in the back burner for most gay men, who feel safer with more traditional travel choices like gay cruises or events in different cities of the United States and Europe.

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Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent less in H1 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $8.88 billion in the first half of 2019, a decrease of 2.0 percent compared to the same period in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

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Qantas and Destination NSW agree to boost Tourism

Qantas and Destination NSW have signed a new three-year marketing agreement designed to attract more tourists to the State. The joint agreement, worth almost $25 million, will focus on promoting New South Wales across Australia and key international tourism markets including the USA, United Kingdom and Singapore.

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Safety advice for travelers to Kizhi Island

Kizhi Island in the Republic of Karelia is one of the most popular destinations for the more adventurous traveler in Russia, and for good reason. The 6km-long island is designated as an open-air museum, with many old wooden buildings from other parts of the country moved there for safekeeping. The main attraction on the island, however, is the Kizhi Pogost, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is truly breathtaking.