Tag: tourism

Where to take the family while they visit DC

WASHINGTON — The next time you have visitors in town, try these not-so-typical destinations, and show your family another side of D.C. Tour the National Cathedral The National Cathedral is a great destination for those interested in learning more about art and history (the Cathedral offers several different tours, including one that ends with a […]

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Another record year for DC tourism: 22.8M visitors

WASHINGTON — D.C. welcomed a record 22.8 million tourists in 2017, up 3.6 percent from 2016. International tourists accounted for 2 million of the total, up 2.5 percent. “We’ve seen eight years of consecutive growth. At the end of the day, what we do to attract visitors is economic development, resulting in $7.5 billion spent […]

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Vibrant Sofia Demonstrates Need for Tourism Strategies in ‘New Europe’

Skift Senior Research Analyst Rebecca Stone is traveling the globe over the next year as part of Remote Year, a program that brings together working professionals to travel, live, and work remotely. She’ll spend a month in 12 cities around the world that include Cape Town, Lisbon, Valencia, Sofia, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Kyoto, Kuala Lumpur, […]

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Indonesia Steps Up Efforts to Attract Tourists to Help Trim Its Deficit

As foreign funds continue to dump Indonesian stocks and bonds, President Joko Widodo is chasing dollars from tourism and exports to help contain a widening current-account deficit. Widodo, known as Jokowi, ordered ministers, officials and central bankers on Thursday to step up efforts to lure more foreign visitors into the pristine sand beaches dotting hundreds […]

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‘Dark Tourist’ Introduces Us to People Who Want to Vacation in a War Zone

Director David Farrier with a Pablo Escobar impersonator. Image via Netflix. In Dark Tourist, a new docu-series for Netflix, New Zealand journalist David Farrier journeys around the world exploring what most people avoid, with the exception of so-called “dark tourists”—people who seek to vacation in spots associated with death and destruction. In his travels, he […]

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Navy Yard makes Forbes list of world’s coolest neighborhoods

WASHINGTON — The District’s Navy Yard has been named one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world by Forbes. The Forbes list of the 12 coolest neighborhoods from late last month put the Southeast neighborhood alongside areas in Amsterdam, Johannesburg and Panama City. Navy Yard got the nod because it is a fast-growing area with a long […]

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Blue Origin, which has yet to send a human into space, will start selling tickets for spaceflight next year

What is it with these private spaceflight companies always jumping the gun? SpaceX has become notorious for delaying and pushing back previously-stated target dates — most recently it said it would delay manned flights until the end of 2018 at the very earliest — and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin has repeatedly been forced to manage […]

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North Korea’s Tourism Ambitions Cloud Trump-Kim Summit

The looming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday has the potential to open up global tourism and foreign investment to North Korea, with little prospect of any profits reaching the North Korean people. Reports have suggested since the dialogue process began that Kim Jong-un has encouraged Chinese […]

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