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Tour operators motivated by UNWTO's sustainability campaign

26-03-2017

The $1.2 trillion travel industry, which moves more than a billion international travelers around the globe each year, has both the opportunity and the responsibility to contribute to cleaner, greener and more respectful travel practices, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). And with that in mind, for 2017 the organization has launched a yearlong "Travel. Enjoy. Respect." campaign aimed at educating travelers about how to reduce their environmental impact. "Global tourism is really big business ... but sustainable tourism... Read more

Experts: Limit social media efforts to channels used by clients

26-03-2017

When agents begin designing their social media marketing plans, experts said they should work to be active on a select few platforms where their clients are, not jumping onboard newer or more niche sites, at least until they are comfortable with their core social media offerings. The standard social media sites -- Facebook and Instagram, as well as Twitter, especially for keeping up with the industry -- are usually enough for agents, which is why experts said they should focus... Read more

Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrender, fatal shooting

25-03-2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered. The standoff began about 11 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday on the bus when it was stopped on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. "He was on the bus. He was shooting people on the bus. He... Read more

Island delicacy: Conched out in the Caribbean

25-03-2017

Island delicacy: Conched out in the Caribbean

Mark Rogers, Special for USA TODAY 8:02 a.m. ET March 25, 2017 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide During TCI’s annual Conch Festival, local chefs outdo themselves dishing up conch prepared in inventive ways. (Photo: Turks & Caicos Tourist Board) I grew up with a pink and cream conch shell on the living room mantel, and would hold it to my ear to listen to the sound of surf reverberating in the... Read more

Atlantis Cruises expands Honolulu offerings

24-03-2017

Atlantis Cruises is adding to its tour options out of Honolulu. For years the company has offered the "Island Style Buffet Cruise" at sunset out of Honolulu Harbor. Now, Atlantis is offering other packages to attract a wider array of clients.... Read more

Condominium Connection closes after 40 years

24-03-2017

Condominium Connection, a travel wholesaler in Hawaii for the last 40 years, is winding down operations.... Read more

Japanese restaurant chain opens first Hawaii location

24-03-2017

Tsukada Nojo, a popular izakaya (gastropub) chain in Japan, opened its first Hawaii location in early March in a new building near the Hawaii Convention Center.... Read more

HTA studies find room for improvement in LGBT efforts

24-03-2017

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) released four studies in March focused on LGBT tourism to the Islands, which, as a whole, demonstrate plenty of room for growth in attracting LGBT travelers, especially among millennials and residents of mainland China. The studies were the first of their kind commissioned by the HTA, and were conducted by the San Francisco-based Community Marketing and Insights.   "We initiated these studies to provide travel industry businesses statewide with both... Read more

Deadline for application for GTM West March 31

24-03-2017

Applications for Global Travel Marketplace (GTM) West close at midnight on March 31. Interested travel advisers are urged to complete their applications prior to the deadline to be considered for this appointment-based event for top-producers.... Read more

Blackstone selling stake in SeaWorld to Zhonghong Group

24-03-2017

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. shareholder Blackstone Group reached an agreement to sell 21% of the theme park operator, its entire stake, to Beijing-based Zhonghong Group for $23 a share, or about $429 billion.... Read more

 

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