Tag: U.S.

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U.S. to collaborate with European companies for high-speed rail projects

According to reports, the U.S. is going to invest approximately $150,000 million to develop high-speed rail networks for which they would be consulting leading European high-speed rail companies. The rail network will be developed in California that would connect San Francisco with Los Angeles, and with Sacramento and San Diego. This project is led by the […]

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Expedia, HomeAway team up to provide vacation rentals

Expedia Inc. has recently collaborated with the world’s largest vacation rental provider, HomeAway, to offer its vacation rentals on Expedia.com in the U.S. and Mexico. The association is to go live in early 2014. HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples said, “This is a significant milestone for the vacation rental industry and for realising HomeAway’s mission to […]

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Iran to ease visa rules, looks at international relations

Iran is now planning to improve international relations via its tourism industry, by easing some visa rules for foreign tourists. The plan is to divide countries into three groups: those which does not require a visa, does not require a visa when visiting as a tour group, countries that can avail visa on arrival. The […]

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U.S. eases travel from Cuba

The U.S recently relaxed visa norms for Cubans, giving non-immigrant visas validity for five years instead of the current six months. The new visas allow Cubans to make multiple visits to the U.S. over a five year period without having to reapply for an expensive visitor visa every 6 months. The U.S. government says the […]

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Yosemite park to reduce tourist traffic to protect natural resources

Authorities of Yosemite National Park in the U.S. are planning to reduce the number of visitors to the park in an attempt to protect its rich natural resources. Source: MSNBC News

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Obama launches initiative to save Tanzania wildlife

On the last day of his official Tanzania visit, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the launch of an initiative to combat illegal wildlife trafficking and curb the widespread poaching of rhinos and elephants in the continent. The U.S. administration will put new energy and funds into fighting wildlife trafficking, Obama said, calling the practice “an […]

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Security screening rules to modify for Statue of Liberty

In a new change of rules, security screening for visitors to Statue of Liberty will now be held on Ellis Island when the site reopens this summer after a cleaning up process in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The National Park Service informed that beginning July 4, visitors will board ferries from either Battery Park […]

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Foreign tourists’ spending in U.S. sets new record

The U.S. continues to be a preferred destination for high-spending tourists, setting a new record of $168.1 billion in foreign visitors’ spending in 2012. The country last year welcomed 66 million foreign visitors, whose spending represents a 10% increase over 2011, said Rebecca Blank, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The greatest increase […]

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U.S. seeks stronger tourism ties with Nigeria

  Mr Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States on Monday emphasized the necessity for stronger cooperation with Nigeria to boost tourism. He explained that U.S. was trying to explore areas of greater understanding between two countries to promote mutual economic agenda through tourism and education. According to him, both countries can […]

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