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Making Bahamians the guests, not the workers

By Roderick A. Simms II Advocate for sustainable Family Island growth E-mail: RASII@ME. com Caribbean Nobel Laureate, the late Derek Walcott, had very strong and emotive opinions against modern-day tourism. While his personal convictions bemoaned the industry in some respects, there is an unheralded kind of tourism here in The …

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Man left fighting for his life after crashing into giraffe on safari tour

A tourist in South Africa has been rushed to hospital after a minibus crashed a giraffe into his vehicle. The elderly Swiss man is currently on life support after an 18-foot tall giraffe, weighing 750kg crushed the roof and front of his Ford Ranger camper at a wildlife park in …

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From Ethiopia to Australia, the Promises and Pitfalls of Tourism for Good

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—The opening of Ethiopia’s once-secretive imperial palace complex has been hailed as symbolizing a new era of openness for the East African nation, but it also has another aim—job creation. The Menelik palace and its 40-acre Unity Park compound overlooking Addis Ababa opened to the public in October …

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Cruises out of Long Beach: The Pros and Cons

Long beach is a major cruise hub on the West Coast. In fact, most Carnival cruises on the West Coast depart from Long Beach, and Carnival’s Long Beach terminal is one of the busiest cruise terminals in the country. If you’re planning a cruise vacation one of the first things …

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Trader Vic’s Tiki Comeback: New Locations and More Mai Tais

The thatched roof of Trader Vic’s in Emeryville, California, is visible from the parking lot, boats bobbing in the marina around it. There’s classic tiki flair everywhere: the swaths of bamboo and wooden carvings of unnamed gods and totems, the pu-pu platters, the Hawaiian music playing overhead, and, of course, …

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Market Snapshot: Asia Pacific 2019 | By Hok Yean Chee

Transactions in Asia Pacific In 2018, transaction activity in Asia Pacific continued its strong momentum from 2017 and achieved transaction volume of approximately USD12.8 billion worth of hospitality assets, indicating a 26.6% increase year-on-year. From 4Q2018 to 3Q2019, transaction activity in Asia Pacific has slowed down. Despite the reduced transaction …

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Tourist fights for life after being crushed by a giraffe at Kruger National park

Tourist fights for life after being crushed by a giraffe that fell onto his safari camper at Kruger National parkElderly Swiss tourist fighting for life after being airlifted to hospital by helicopterMinibus knocked fully grown giraffe into his safari camper’s path in South Africa18-foot animal weighing 1,650 lbs was killed by …

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Outback operators big winners at Queensland tourism awards

David Elliott displays his individual tourism award and the gold award for the Australian Age of Dinosaurs. Pictures supplied. David Elliott and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum have capped off an incredible year for outback tourism operators, receiving a gold award in the major tourist attraction category at the …

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Rwanda Is Building a Low-Footprint, Luxury Tourism Industry From Scratch—and Succeeding

“The president is coming!” The excited whispers ripple around the sumptuous new Singita Kwitonda Lodge on the Rwandan side of the verdant, haze-shrouded Virunga volcanoes, then become increasingly urgent: “He’s outside!” “He’s here now!” Like the hundred or so other international guests who made the journey to this hauntingly beautiful …

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Tourist critically injured after giraffe falls onto safari vehicle at Kruger National Park

A tourist is in a critical condition after a giraffe fell on top of a safari vehicle at the Kruger National Park, according to SA National Parks.  The giraffe was killed in the incident which happened on Sunday, spokesperson Ike Phaahla said.   “A taxi carrying visitors to Letaba was involved …

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