WTM London 2018 Turns the Spotlight on the Regions
Jun05

WTM London 2018 Turns the Spotlight on the Regions

WTM London 2018, the leading global event for the travel industry, will be the world’s local meeting place this November as the event adopts an increased regional focus and evolves into seven co-located events under one roof.

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Central U.S. Travel Update: Architecture Center Gets New Chicago Home, Dinosaurs Dominate in Kansas
May31

Central U.S. Travel Update: Architecture Center Gets New Chicago Home, Dinosaurs Dominate in Kansas

New Home for Chicago Architecture Center • Illinois The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) this summer moves into a new home fronting the Chicago River, just above the dock for the popular Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. The Wacker Drive location will house expanded exhibition space and one of the best gift shops for Chicago books and souvenirs as well as serving as the...

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West U.S. Travel Update: Space Needle Gets Face Lift, Denver Gets Museum Updates
May31

West U.S. Travel Update: Space Needle Gets Face Lift, Denver Gets Museum Updates

Space Needle Changes • Washington The observation decks of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle are undergoing a $100 million “spacelift” and soon will unveil new features. The addition of glass panels in the open-air area will allow guests to sit in attached glass benches that will tilt in such a way that they give visitors unparalleled views downward, allowing them to “dangle” their feet over Seattle. Back inside, a circular stairway made...

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South U.S. Travel Update: Derby Museum Undergoes Major Renovations, Toy Story Lance Opens in Florida
May31

South U.S. Travel Update: Derby Museum Undergoes Major Renovations, Toy Story Lance Opens in Florida

Derby Museum Expands • Kentucky The Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville is undergoing a $6.5 million renovation that will be completed in time for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs Racetrack in November. The project will add over 11,000 square feet of brand new space to the museum and includes the renovation of 5,000 square feet of existing space. It will be the largest expansion of the museum’s footprint since the building...

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East U.S. Travel Update: Law Enforcement Museum Coming to Washington, D.C., New Niagara Falls Attraction Comes to New York
May31

East U.S. Travel Update: Law Enforcement Museum Coming to Washington, D.C., New Niagara Falls Attraction Comes to New York

Museum to Recognize Law Enforcement • Washington, D.C. The National Law Enforcement Museum opens this fall at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building in downtown D.C.’s Judiciary Square. Experiences and exhibits ranging from the meticulous and messy world of forensics and DNA analysis to how law officers are portrayed in pop culture. Visitors will hear real-life, first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be an officer in an...

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World Travel Mart’s 2018 Global Events Set Milestone and Attendance Records
May30

World Travel Mart’s 2018 Global Events Set Milestone and Attendance Records

The first three major World Travel Mart (WTM) worldwide events to take place so far this year have each attracted an even bigger slice of the globe’s travel representatives, posting record attendance figures and marking major milestones on the exhibition floor.

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Change the World … Take a Vacation – Shannon Stowell
May16

Change the World … Take a Vacation – Shannon Stowell

Travel and tourism have tremendous power to drive conservation, promote peace and bring economic value to those who need it most. But often it does the opposite.

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20th Annual  Spotlight on the Southwest Tourism Conference Highlights Tucson, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico
May14

20th Annual Spotlight on the Southwest Tourism Conference Highlights Tucson, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico

More than 70 delegates from around the United States, Canada, and Mexico converged on Tucson, Arizona in April to take part in the 20th Annual Spotlight on the Southwest Tourism Conference.  For the first time in the conference’s history, Sonora, Mexico had a large presence, particularly the village of Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point).

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