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Can Tourism Save Oman from Cheap Oil?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 02.03.2017 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Of all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, non-OPEC Oman is most vulnerable to low oil prices. In the 1990s, the sultanate discovered that its oil reserves were substantially smaller than previously thought and Oman's sovereign wealth fund is a fraction of the size of other GCC nations.

Why You Need to See This Alpine Town Filled With Abandoned Hotels

How Far From Home | Posted 02.02.2017 | Travel
How Far From Home

Travel is a strange thing. Every new place you visit leaves an impression on you. Sometimes, it's filled with hidden gems that blow you away, turning you into a renegade travel ambassador, selflessly promoting this new place you've found.

Merger Mania in the Travel Industry and How it Will Impact You

Jim Pickell | Posted 01.30.2017 | Travel
Jim Pickell

In 2014 over 1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad. That means that one in seven people took an international trip. International tourist arrivals are ...

Americans are the Most Popular Safari Tourists

Wouter Vergeer | Posted 01.31.2017 | Travel
Wouter Vergeer

Over 400 African safari operators participated in the largest survey of its kind to determine which tourist nationality is the most popular among tour...

So You Want to Visit Cuba 'Before It's Ruined'?

Tomas Bilbao | Posted 01.26.2017 | Latino Voices
Tomas Bilbao

This view ignores the very real possibility that many of the qualities that make Cuba such a special destination can be maintained and even enhanced through sustainable development.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Getting Ready For Business?

Sasha Toperich | Posted 01.24.2017 | World
Sasha Toperich

At long last, some good news from Bosnia and Herzegovina. It seems all levels of the government are working rather well together, coordinating and syn...

Iowa: Destination for Political Tourists

Emma Weaver | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Emma Weaver

As the first state to choose a Republican and a Democratic presidential candidate, Iowa is a special in each presidential election cycle. Hopefuls flock to the state, giving Iowans personalized, up-close attention that other states do not receive. But it wasn't just the Presidential hopefuls who flocked to the state in late January. Iowa attracts all types of political tourists in the buildup to caucus night.

Life After Death: Cruising Through Life

Melissa Gould | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
Melissa Gould

We've had dinners and spent quality time with Joel's dad and step-mom, and to everyone's credit, they have welcomed Antonio not just into my and their granddaughter's life, but into theirs as well. It's a strange and beautiful thing for which I am truly grateful.

Mediterranean Tourism Highlights; Destinations that kept us busy in 2015

Dr. Ioannis Kent | Posted 01.21.2017 | Travel
Dr. Ioannis Kent

Greece may be in financial turmoil but tourists have showed their continued preference to the country overlooking the negative attention that has been attracted. Tunisia suffered the worst terrorist attack in recent history; Egypt hoped for modest growth this year but the Sinai plane crash reversed that.

14 Reasons You Shouldn't Visit Toronto

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel

Oh, Toronto -- the city where the people are too polite, it's so clean and there is just way too much to do. It may seem like the perfect vacation spo...

What Islands Can Learn From Mauritius About Tourism and Entertainment

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.12.2017 | Travel
The Conversation Africa

Mauritius has gone through five stages of tourism entertainment since 1968. These are introduction, development, commercialisation, consolidation and revamping.

Turkey's Tourism Sector Reeling After Suicide Bomber Targets Heart Of Istanbul

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

ISTANBUL -- A suicide bomb detonated in the heart of Istanbul's tourist district of Sultanahmet on Tuesday morning, apparently singling out foreigners...

Revolutionary BUCKiTDREAM App Bows on Android While Sir Richard Branson Invites Two Lucky Dreamers to the Necker Cup

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Gregory Weinkauf

Progressive concepts are afoot to open up options, sometimes radically, for dreamers with big goals. Last year saw the successful launch of BUCKiTDREAM, a popular new app allowing users to enter and share their specific "bucket list" dream.

An Invitation for H.R. 158 Supporters: 'See You in Iran'

Negar Mortazavi | Posted 01.08.2017 | World
Negar Mortazavi

The bipartisan support of H.R. 158 is demonstrative of the deeper problem of "Iranophobia," which necessitates a response if one is to prevent future discriminatory policies.

How to Stimulate the Local Economy When Travelling to Sun Destinations

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 01.07.2017 | Travel
Anne Thornley-Brown

When you pre-book tours and excursions through a company in your own country or the tour desk on a cruise ship, remember, you are working through middlemen. When you work through middlemen in any industry, everybody has to get their cut.

50 Sacred Destinations To Visit In Your Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion

What makes a place sacred? Émile Durkheim, one of the founders of modern sociology, believed it was society. The collective conscience of a communit...

Ecovillages: Vacation Homes for the Wealthy or Hot Spots for Hope and Change?

Pro Journo | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Pro Journo

Gerry Chicalo was a software engineer with a "window office in a skyscraper in downtown Vancouver" and lived in an expensive apartment. Today he lives on Lasqueti Island, 144 kilometers west of Vancouver and home to white sand beaches and giant red cedars.

Why You Should Travel During a Worldwide Travel Alert

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 01.04.2017 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

As a seasoned traveler and expat, it's embarrassing to admit that I'm scared of flying. Despite the frequency with which I convince myself to do it, I have an irrational fear of plummeting from the sky (I don't understand physics and am convinced magic must be involved).

10 Reasons Why Morocco Is Great for Every College Tourist

College Tourist | Posted 12.29.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Morocco may not be on the top of your list for studying abroad but "Al-Marghrib" is the ultimate destination for all adventurous college travelers.

Why You Should Sail the Croatian Coast

College Tourist | Posted 12.29.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Not only is Croatia an incredibly gorgeous country, but the whole experience of sailing from town to town in a ship made the trip unforgettable. Here are a few reasons why I think you should consider booking a cruise down the coast of Croatia as your next European adventure.

12 Hour Guide to Norwich, England

College Tourist | Posted 12.27.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist; Author: Veronica White, University of East Anglia Just two hours by train from London, Norwich has the sort of charm that can onl...

College Tourist Student Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

College Tourist | Posted 12.26.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

What comes to mind when BANGKOK is brought up? Luxury or affordability? Skyscrapers or forgotten buildings in disrepair? The city is an eclectic mix of all of the above. Bangkok charms its visitors with unexpected pleasantries as well as a day to day hustle & bustle.

Elena Kountouras: Greece Should Become One of the Five Most Attractive Destinations in the World!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 12.18.2016 | Travel
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Alternate Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism of Greece, Mrs. Elena Kountoura, was in New York earlier this week in order to participate ...

Napa Valley's Hidden Gems: Food, Ambiance, and Architecture

David Code | Posted 12.18.2016 | Travel
David Code

For many people, Napa=Wine. But for us, Napa=food, ambiance, and architecture. You have a lot to look forward to when you visit.

Why someone should be investing in the Greek Tourism industry today

Dr. Ioannis Kent | Posted 12.17.2016 | Travel
Dr. Ioannis Kent

Some may think that the investment opportunities in the Greek Tourism Industry are something theoretical, difficult or even utopic. Greece's tourism i...