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A Romantic Weekend in Colmar France

A Romantic Weekend in Colmar France | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
Colmar…A village? No! It’s a capital. The Capital of Alsatian wine. It is not difficult to have a romantic weekend in Colmar France
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Seine river cruise guide

Seine river cruise guide | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
A guide to Seine river cruises, including the best cruise lines, typical itineraries and key stops, by Douglas Ward
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Record number of Australian tourist visas for Indians

Record number of Australian tourist visas for Indians | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
A record number of Australian tourist visas were granted to Indians in 2013-14.

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Baby boomers - an untapped money pit for the travel industry - Contented Traveller

Baby boomers - an untapped money pit for the travel industry - Contented Traveller | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
Baby boomers are an untapped money pit for the travel industry. We travellers who want to be totally independent are problematic for an industry that wants our money
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Baby Boomers and empty nesters are a pain in the neck for the travel industry who want their money, but don't know how to get it

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Dominican Republic reaches out to baby boomer leisure travelers

Dominican Republic reaches out to baby boomer leisure travelers | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
Baby boomers have changed the way the population views retirement.
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Iy least they have their eye on the ball and are seeing the future, the free, fir and finacial baby boomers

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» 5 Golden Rules for Solving the Baby Boomer Travel Problems We Didn’t Have Back in the Day Topretirements

» 5 Golden Rules for Solving the Baby Boomer Travel Problems We Didn’t Have Back in the Day Topretirements | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
5 Golden Rules for Solving the Baby Boomer Travel Problems We Didn’t Have Back in the Day (For Everyone Over 50 - 5 Golden Rules for Solving Baby Boomer Travel Problems - http://t.co/LoLkFu7gYL)...
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Baby Boomers cover a wide age range, stop catering for the older range. We are tech savvy and not inept.

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The Influence of Baby Boomers on Travel and Hospitality

The Influence of Baby Boomers on Travel and Hospitality | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
As millions baby boomers retire, they will become the largest purchasing demographic for hotels, lodging, restaurants, transportation, and entertainment.
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The lady boys of Thailand have some great surgeons! - Contented Traveller

The lady boys of Thailand have some great surgeons! - Contented Traveller | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
Lady boys are part and parcel of Thai life. This is a story about our experiences with the delightful lady boys in Bangkok
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Tourism Australia marketing reflecting demand for experiences

Tourism Australia marketing reflecting demand for experiences | Destination marketers | Scoop.it

Tourism Australia's marketing will continue to reflect the growing desire for visitors to seek out experiences, rather than simply visit sights and attractions. Tourists no longer want a superficial glimpse of a country, but a more in-depth experience. The marketing must reflect that trend, forming the backbone of Tourism Australia's indigenous campaign. The film, the be distributed internationally and domestically through state and territory tourism agencies, will aim to shed misconceptions that indigenous product can only be found in 'hot, dry and dusty' places. Click here to view the video. 


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The rise of Chinese tourism

The rise of Chinese tourism | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
“Follow the numbers, follow the facts”… it’s a mantra we told ourselves when we began putting together the foundation of Attract China four years ago.

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Top chefs reveal their best cheap eating spots in southeast Queensland - Perth Now

Top chefs reveal their best cheap eating spots in southeast Queensland - Perth Now | Destination marketers | Scoop.it

Top chefs reveal their best cheap eating spots in southeast QueenslandPerth NowThe little place at Red Hill — Botanica — does the most fantastic salads ($10, small). ...


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Top chefs share the best yet cheapest eating places in south east Queensland

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Kissing around the world - Contented Traveller

Kissing around the world - Contented Traveller | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
Kissing is different in each country. It is handy to know how to kiss, or even if you should at all.
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I like kissing. Knowing the etiquette of kissing in various countries is very important. Some countries are very demonstrative and others are not. Kissing is a sign of many things from a greeting, to appreciation, to acknowledgment of another. 

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The Flight Path Of The Empty Nester - Huffington Post

The Flight Path Of The Empty Nester - Huffington Post | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
The Flight Path Of The Empty Nester Huffington Post Now, reflecting on this circumstance, the majority of these women see being an empty nester as a "re-awakening," and they hope for a balance, a "new middle." But they ask themselves, out loud: "Do...
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Having been a single parent for 17 years, I certainly know about the power of re-inventing yourself, or actually planning your own mid life crisis, or a few of them

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Time to travel and loving it, • More baby boomers take advantage of retirement ... - Bend Bulletin

Time to travel and loving it, • More baby boomers take advantage of retirement ... - Bend Bulletin | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
Time to travel and loving it, • More baby boomers take advantage of retirement ...
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This is why the travel industry needs to wake up 

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Basil and Manuel are alive and well in Antalya, Turkey - Contented Traveller

Basil and Manuel are alive and well in Antalya, Turkey - Contented Traveller | Destination marketers | Scoop.it
Antalya, Turkey is an wonderful place - yet idiosyncratic. Enjoy this travel story about Antalya. Embrace serendipity.
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Much as we loved Antalya, there were some scams to deal with

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