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Las Vegas, New Orleans Easiest Places to Get a Drink

For many groups, one of the most enjoyable parts of meetings is socializing and networking while enjoying food and beverages. Some areas of the United States are famous for their alcoholic beverages, in particular. As might be expected, Las Vegas and New Orleans are the easiest major cities in the United States to be served…

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San Diego Offers Year-Round Whale Watching

Whale watching used to be an activity relegated to winter, however today whale watchers in the San Diego region are practically guaranteed to see at least one of the great mammals anytime they venture out in a boat on the Pacific Ocean. Nearly all the local companies offering whale and dolphin-watching charters promise a free…

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Uber Cars Exceed Yellow Taxis in Big Apple

Despite operating in New York City for less than four years, Uber vehicles now outnumber yellow cabs, although yellow cabs make 10 times more trips. Uber, which began operating in the city in May 2011, has 14,088 black and luxury cars in the city, compared with 13,587 medallion cabs, according to the New York City…

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Helsinki Airport Preps for Renovations

As part of a 900 million euro development program to position Helsinki as a leading transfer airport in Northern Europe, Finavia Corporation is carrying out extensive improvements at Helsinki Airport. A runway that has been in use since 1952 will be renovated between May and early August, and a total of 70 new or refurbished…

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Shanghai Disney’s New Attraction Features Beloved Characters as Chinese Zodiac Signs

Shanghai Disney Resort’s newest attraction, Garden of the Twelve Friends, features beloved Disney and Pixar characters cast as members of the Chinese zodiac. The new attraction was purposely unveiled to coincide with the start of the Chinese New Year. “Introducing the 12 Disney zodiac characters to our guests is one way of conveying the best…

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Cuban Cigar Maker Eyes U.S. Market

A Cuban cigar maker anticipates that it eventually would capture 70 percent of the U.S. market if the U.S. trade embargo on Cuban goods is lifted. Jorge Luis Fernandez Maique, commercial vice-president for cigar-maker Habanos S.A., told reporters before XVII Festival Habano (one of the world’s leading cigar festivals) that he expects the company to…

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Atlantic City Places its Bets on Nongaming Tourism

Atlantic City is continuing to focus on nongaming tourism options after four of its 12 casinos closed in 2014. This week the City Council approved an expansion of the Steel Pier on the city’s famed boardwalk. New additions will include a 205-foot-tall Ferris wheel with enclosed, climate-controlled cars, a zip-line attraction and new restaurants. In…

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