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Strong Dollar Impacts U.S. Tourism

By all indications, the dollar will remain strong for the foreseeable future, which means that it will continue to create headwinds for foreign visitors interested in coming to the United States. International travelers often stay longer and spend more than ...

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U.S.-China Tourism Year Coming in 2016

On Sept. 25, the United States and China announced a U.S.–China Tourism Year for 2016 to celebrate the extension of visa validity and support increased travel and tourism exports. Throughout the year, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the China ...

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In Wake of U.S. Policy Shift, Travel Industry Eyes Cuba Tourism

In Wake of U.S. Policy Shift, Travel Industry Eyes Cuba Tourism

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years. The decision will ease travel restrictions for family visits, public performances, and professional, educational, and religious activities, among other categories. Tourist travel remains ...

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Boston Marathon to Bring Economic Boost to Region

Boston Marathon to Bring Economic Boost to Region

The 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014, and surrounding marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) 5K, will bring an estimated $175.8 million in spending impact to the Greater Boston ...

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New Orleans Hotels Approve Room-Tax Hike

New Orleans Hotels Approve Room-Tax Hike

Last year in Louisiana, a state law was passed that would allow for New Orleans hotels to impose a new 1.75 percent room charge to generate more revenue for tourism promotion. In order to pass, the law required representatives of ...

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