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2019 Tourism Innovators Conference
2019 TOURISM INNOVATORS CONFERENCE
June 18-21, 2019
For accommodation providers looking for the latest technology and trends. Hear from industry leaders, like-minded businesses and experience entertainment like never before with an exclusive night of the living party at Movie World, plus much more!

Travel Matters
TRAVEL MATTERS
June 26-26, 2019
Travel Matters is the travel and tourism industry’s forum for debating the political and policy issues that matter most to our sector. The theme this year is A Vision for the Next Decade.

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In 2017, Mauritius attracted over 1.34 million tourists, according to the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.While French and Canadian tourists make up the bulk of visitors to the country, tourists are now coming from Russia, China and India too.Summer is the peak season for tourism, and there is now an increased demand for tour guides professionally trained in adventure sports....
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A growing number of Australians are shunning Bali and Thailand in favour of holidaying in Sri Lanka, according to a Sri Lankan tourism operator.Rahula Perera has been operating wildlife tours in Sri Lanka and is currently in central Queensland, along with three other Sri Lankans and about 70 delegates from across the north of Australia, to hone their skills as tourist guides.According to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, the annual growth in the last five years of Australians travell...
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It’s one of those moments that scream, “How did I get here?” The methods of transportation are easy to explain: a 10-hour flight from Vancouver in one of Lufthansa’s finest aircraft (see sidebar), followed by a two-hour bus ride into the mountains on a road that feels a bit like if the Sea-to-Sky and the Highway to Hell had a baby. But the view of Southeast Germany on a clear May afternoon is another matter.
Below me are rolling hills as far as the eye can see; The...


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The latest way to live large on vacation is to think small. The tiny-house trend has spawned hotels that let guests experience what it's like to live in fully contained homes that can measure less than 200 square feet. "People are just curious because they've heard so much about tiny houses," says John Weisbarth of "Tiny House Nation," which appears on the FYI network, and in 2019 will also show on A&E. His co-host, contractor Zack Giffin, says guests are surprise...
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Now that summer is in full swing, soaring temps have us craving a refreshing beach with cooling breezes to beat the heat. Unfortunately, with so many Americans thinking the same thing, finding an affordable beach getaway can be difficult. So, we did a ton of research to create this list of the 11 most budget-friendly beach destinations in the U.S. Staying stateside saves you money on travel, and these locales go a step further with several value-packed hotels, inexpensive activities and cheap di...
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If you want a credit card that rewards travel and offers cash back at a good rate, we've got you covered.
In a recent analysis of the best travel credit cards, CNBC Make It reviewed 35 of the most popular travel cards in the U.S. Using a sample budget based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we estimated how much money each card would save the typical American, as well as frequent travelers, after five years. We also evaluated the ease of use of each card, plus notable featu...

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With the right travel credit card, you can access luxury for less, earn discounted flights and hotel stays, and even net hundreds of dollars in cash back every year. But with so many different cards offering a range of perks and redemption options, it's easy to get overwhelmed. To determine which card offers the best deal overall, CNBC Make It analyzed 35 of the most popular travel cards in the U.S. Using a sample budget based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we estimated how muc...
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Foreign visits to Canada, both same-day and overnight, plummeted after the attacks of Sept. 11 and the more intense border security that followed.

The SARS outbreak in 2002, the global recession of 2008, and an unattractive exchange rate brought the number of visitors to Canada crashing in 2010 to the lowest level since 1972 when Statistics Canada started tracking border entries.

But now a humming global economy and increased air travel from emerging countries are p...

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Spring break is almost here, so it's officially time to pack up your swimsuit and beach reads and get some much-needed vitamin D. But don't worry if you haven't made any travel plans yet - here are tips on booking and where to go without breaking the bank.
To get the best deal on flights, you should travel mid-week, according to Hopper, an app that uses data to predict and analyze airfare. Friday is the most popular day to depart, says Hopper, so it's also the most expensi...

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Five states in Mexico have gotten the sternest "do not travel" advisories under a revamped U.S. State Department system unveiled Wednesday. The five include the northern border state of Tamaulipas and the Pacific coast states of Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan, and Guerrero.
The State Department had previously discouraged travel to all or part of the five states' territories but the new warnings are sterner, placing the drug- and crime-plagued states on the same level warning lev...

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EVENTS

2019 Tourism Innovators Conference
2019 TOURISM INNOVATORS CONFERENCE
June 18-21, 2019
For accommodation providers looking for the latest technology and trends. Hear from industry leaders, like-minded businesses and experience entertainment like never before with an exclusive night of the living party at Movie World, plus much more!

Travel Matters
TRAVEL MATTERS
June 26-26, 2019
Travel Matters is the travel and tourism industry’s forum for debating the political and policy issues that matter most to our sector. The theme this year is A Vision for the Next Decade.