Category Archives: Travel

mexico certifies lgbt

Mexico Certifies LGBT-Welcoming Destinations

Mexico is wrapping itself in the rainbow flag. Thirteen destinations have been officially certified as LGBT-friendly. To capture a bigger share of the LGBT travel market for both leisure and business—valued at $211 billion in 2016—Mexican tourism authorities intensified the focus on this lucrative segment two years ago, introducing a dedicated program of training and…

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An Island No More: Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Reopens

An enclave of popular event venues in California’s Big Sur region are now accessible again—and in the case of Ventana Big Sur, greatly improved—after the fast-tracking of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. The critical link on California’s scenic Highway 1 was severely damaged in early February during a series of landslides, and has been rebuilt over the…

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world series bet

Houston, Los Angeles CVBs Make Social Media Bet on World Series

It’s not at all unusual for politicians from competing cities to make friendly wagers on major sporting events—but in what could become a trend, the convention and visitors bureaus are venturing into the mix during the 2017 World Series by making a social media bet. Visit Houston and Discover Los Angeles have agreed to allow…

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cuban mysterious

U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats from Embassy

Responding to a mysterious illness that has afflicted 22 U.S. government employees and their spouses in Cuba, the Trump administration has expelled 15 diplomats from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that United States expelled the diplomats to “ensure equity.” The State Department ordered 60 percent of the…

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tropical storm nate

Gulf Coast Prepares for Tropical Storm Nate

Tropical Storm Nate is expected to directly hit Louisiana as a hurricane late Saturday or early Sunday, triggering precautions throughout much of the Gulf Coast. Nate killed at least 21 people as it passed Thursday over Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, where it caused widespread flash flooding and mudslides. Nate is expected to gain strength…

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Travel Warning in Cuba: 4 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Groups traveling to this island country lined with pastel homes, and ‘50s era cars were advised on Friday, Sept. 29, by the U.S. State Department not to visit in the wake of mysterious “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomats. Here are four things you need to know about what’s going on in Cuba. U.S. Embassy employees…

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Trump Travel Ban Gets More Specific

Meeting planners looking for solid ground regarding the Trump administration travel ban may be disheartened to know it has been revised—again. The latest version adds visitors from North Korea and Venezuela, and eliminates Sudan from the banned list. But it does stipulate specific types of travelers banned from the eight nations that are included. As…

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