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Company seeks to capitalize on space tourism market

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MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Andrew Nelson envisions a time in the not-too-distant future when thrill-seekers stream to Florida to experience a few minutes of weightlessness on one of his vehicles — and pay $95,000 for the opportunity.

 

And local tourism officials hope that space-bound visitors will be a boon for hotels, restaurants and shops firmly attached to Planet Earth.

 

Nelson is chief operating office of XCOR Aerospace, and his recent presentation at a meeting of the Brevard County, Fla., Tourist Development Council excited local hospitality industry officials.


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Tourism industry warns about unscrupulous operators - South China Morning Post

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Tourism industry warns about unscrupulous operators South China Morning Post Unscrupulous tour operators may have broken laws, used improper documents and even impersonated legitimate companies to rake in cash from the boom in tourism from the...
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Countdown for space tourism ignites at Spaceport America, Las Cruces

Countdown for space tourism ignites at Spaceport America, Las Cruces | Tourism and Technology | Scoop.it

Travel to the stratosphere, and possibly beyond, is closer than you think in an otherwise unremarkable spot outside Las Cruces, New Mexico. That’s where Spaceport America is digging in – and building out – in an all in effort to launch commercial flights into space.

 

The tick tock is loud and clear toward a 2014 launch date when Virgin Galactic is set to send its first six-passenger space travel initiative into a suborbital wonderland of light and dark where the curve of the earth illuminates the vast nothingness of the great beyond.

 

While the prospects for space tourism are not new – indeed you can count nearly a half dozen aerospace companies flirting with some element of space travel for the “common man”– what is new is what is destined to be ground zero for managing this new form of travel and tourism: and that would be Spaceport America.

 


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Instagram and other Social Media in the Tourism Sector 2011 vs. 2012

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FITUR, the well recognized International Tourism Trade Fair, celebrated its 33rd staging from January 30 to February 3 2013.

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