Category Archives: tourism

Just asking: Why pick on Cuba but support China?

I’m not going to make this a detailed or well-researched blog post. Rather, I’m asking a question in hopes of getting a conversation started: The Trump administration is rolling back efforts made by President Obama to open more doors between … Continue reading

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The answer: Indianapolis International Airport

For the question, check out this story from the International Business Times. Sometimes, when you’re in an airport, you couldn’t care less about fancy amenities or impressive dining options. If you’re dealing with a travel snafu, the most important thing … Continue reading

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One month in North Korea…for $1,000

Would you do it? Newsweek tells you what you need to know if your answer is yes. Secretive nation North Korea has launched a new initiative to attract English speaking foreigners to the country who can help train local tour … Continue reading

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The most popular places to visit in Ireland

The Independent takes a look at Failte Ireland’s list of the most-popular attractions in Ireland. Top 10 Fee-Charging Attractions 2013 1) Guinness Storehouse, Dublin: 1,157,090 2) Dublin Zoo: 1,026,611 3) Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, Co. Clare: 960,134 4) National … Continue reading

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I’m part of the 79 percent

Curious if you are? Then check out this story from Irish Central. Almost four out of ten overseas visitors reported that their experience in Ireland exceeded their expectations, while a further six out of ten said that Ireland met their … Continue reading

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“Ireland Inspires” is a video hit

The Irish Times explores the initial success of a new video promoting the Emerald Isle. A new video, “St Patrick’s Day 2014 #IrelandInspires” highlighting the qualities that make Ireland such a special place is rapidly gaining a big global audience with 200,000 … Continue reading

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As many as 275,000 specifically chose to visit Ireland in 2013

The Journal explains why, and, yes, why the Irish government is thrilled. THE GOVERNMENT’S FLAGSHIP tourism initiative ‘The Gathering 2013’ has delivered between 250,000 and 275,000 visitors to Ireland this year and generated as much as €170 million in revenue. … Continue reading

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