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Is tourism ruining our cities?

Is tourism ruining our cities? | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
City links: Residents fear the tide of tourists will wash away the identities of Venice and Barcelona. Read about this and more in our pick of the week's city stories (Is tourism ruining our cities?
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Officials announce City Center tourism district in Newport News - Daily Press

Officials announce City Center tourism district in Newport News - Daily Press | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Officials announce City Center tourism district in Newport News Daily Press Virginia Tourism Corp.
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Does sustainability need a new competitive strategy? - GreenBiz.com (blog)

Does sustainability need a new competitive strategy? - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
GreenBiz.com (blog) Does sustainability need a new competitive strategy? GreenBiz.com (blog) Last week, I was invited to become a LinkedIn author, something GreenBiz executive editor and chairman Joel Makower has been since early last year.
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Dubai's economic growth: The connection between real estate and tourism - eTurboNews

Dubai's economic growth: The connection between real estate and tourism - eTurboNews | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
eTurboNews Dubai's economic growth: The connection between real estate and tourism eTurboNews Dubai has become a model of a global travel and tourism industry stakeholder. Real Estate developments is closely connected for a vital tourism industry.
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Tampa businesses recognized for sustainability - Tampabay.com

Tampa businesses recognized for sustainability - Tampabay.com | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Tampabay.com Tampa businesses recognized for sustainability Tampabay.com Educating owners and staff has a domino effect, said Tessa Schreiner, a graduate student in the Patel School of Global Sustainability at USF.
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Spain: Tourism rises as unemployment falls - Euro Weekly News Spain

Spain: Tourism rises as unemployment falls - Euro Weekly News Spain | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
spain: tourism rises as unemployment falls (Spain: Tourism rises as unemployment falls - Euro Weekly News - http://t.co/Ckm8ZaLUbm)
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Social Media and Place

Social Media and Place | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Facebook most social cities: People everywhere use Facebook to check in to places. Here you can see the 5 top hotspots of the most "social"cities.

 

Questions to ponder: What attributes do these commonly 'checked into' landmarks have in common?  Are you surprised that some are or are not on the list?

 

Tags: socialmedia, place, tourism, infographic, London, NYC, Paris.


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The place is the product, says tourism expert - www.insideottawavalley.com/

The place is the product, says tourism expert - www.insideottawavalley.com/ | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
The place is the product, says tourism expert www.insideottawavalley.com/ Steven Thorne of TEAM Tourism Consulting – an expert in place-based cultural tourism – spent three days in Calabogie and area last week, assessing the region's potential and...

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Celebrating sustainability champions - Harvard Gazette

Celebrating sustainability champions - Harvard Gazette | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Harvard Gazette Celebrating sustainability champions Harvard Gazette Hosted by Executive Vice President Katie Lapp and the Office for Sustainability, the biennial event celebrates the dedication and hard work of project teams and student groups in...
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World Travel, Great. On Uncle Sam? Priceless - Forbes

World Travel, Great. On Uncle Sam? Priceless - Forbes | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
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Reading Deborah Jacobs piece, How To Follow Your Dream And Spend Your Retirement Traveling The World, got me thinking. You have to admit it sounds awfully good.
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Discovering Hidden Vintage Gems in Jakarta, Indonesia

Discovering Hidden Vintage Gems in Jakarta, Indonesia | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Morgan was looking for some clothes to revive her travel wardrobe. She found the perfect market in Jakarta to satisfy her need for clothes and remain an ethical shopper.
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Green World Adventures Costa Rica Awarded for Sustainable Tourism Model

Green World Adventures Costa Rica Awarded for Sustainable Tourism Model | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Green World Adventures, incoming Costa Rican tour operator recently got certified by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) with the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) Green World Adventures accomplish 4 levels of a maximum of 5 levels.
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Generalists to the Rescue: The Emergence of the Sustainability Professional - Huffington Post

Generalists to the Rescue: The Emergence of the Sustainability Professional - Huffington Post | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Generalists to the Rescue: The Emergence of the Sustainability Professional Huffington Post However, there is an emerging field of sustainability professionals -- generalists by training -- who are committed to finding a balanced path forward by...
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Airlines' Dirtiest Secrets - Huffington Post

Airlines' Dirtiest Secrets - Huffington Post | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Airlines' Dirtiest Secrets Huffington Post Here at Budget Travel, we regularly interview pilots, flight attendants, and other travel professionals -- sometimes on condition of anonymity -- and we do our best to debunk the junk and deliver the truth.
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City needs new sports complex

City needs new sports complex | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
BATHURST needs a new complex to cement its position as a premier sports destination, according to a local sports enthusiast. (Does Bathurst need a new complex to cement its position as a premier sports destination?
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From the Travel Desk: Confessions of a travel editor - Minneapolis Star Tribune

From the Travel Desk: Confessions of a travel editor - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune From the Travel Desk: Confessions of a travel editor Minneapolis Star Tribune I would counter that I'm merely a travel editor.
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City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism - Chicago Tribune

City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism - Chicago Tribune | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism Chicago Tribune Chicago has come up with a really big idea to boost tourism: giant puppets roaming the city's streets for days in an elaborate theatrical presentation.
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Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities - South China Morning Post

Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities - South China Morning Post | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Sustainability reaching its limit in top Chinese cities South China Morning Post The richest cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have reached a turning point at which improvement of the sustainability of their...
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Homestay Program: Strengthening rural tourism - Sun.Star

Homestay Program: Strengthening rural tourism - Sun.Star | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Homestay Program: Strengthening rural tourism Sun.Star THERE'S an interesting thrust to maximize the tourism potentials of rural areas which cannot take in as much tourists and guests because of lack of hotels and pension houses.
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Belgrade wins Tourism Oscar as best place for tourism in South-East Europe

Belgrade has been proclaimed the best tourist place in South Eastern Europe (SEE) in a tourism action to pick the best in SEE tourism in 2013 carried out by Sacen International, an international center for tourism and hospitality development based in Serbia. Belgrade has been proclaimed the best tourist place in South Eastern Europe (SEE) in a tourism action to pick the best in SEE tourism in 2013 carried out by Sacen International, an international center for tourism and hospitality developme ...

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Boulder County to Weigh Sustainability Tax - Environmental Leader

Boulder County to Weigh Sustainability Tax - Environmental Leader | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Boulder County to Weigh Sustainability Tax Environmental Leader Boulder County, Colo., commissioners are considering a sustainability tax that would fund additional EnergySmart energy efficiency programs as well as recycling, local food,...
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Your Weekly Travel Zen: Paris - Huffington Post

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Paris - Huffington Post | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Your Weekly Travel Zen: Paris
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... Zen Beautiful Paris Travel Photos International Destinations Travel Photos Less Stress, More Living Travel Zen The Third Metric Paris Photos Paris Destination Unknown Travel News.
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Take An Armchair Trip Around The World In Less Than 5 Minutes

Take An Armchair Trip Around The World In Less Than 5 Minutes | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Virtually travel around the world with this incredible video.
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Locals encouraged to speak up about tourism issues tonight at Charleston ... - Charleston Post Courier

Locals encouraged to speak up about tourism issues tonight at Charleston ... - Charleston Post Courier | Tourism Insight | Scoop.it
Locals encouraged to speak up about tourism issues tonight at Charleston ...
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The city of Charleston will welcome feedback from the community Monday night at a meeting about how tourism is managed on the Charleston peninsula.
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