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Pop quiz: If I say “sprawl,” which American city comes to mind? If you answered Los Angeles, you may want to rethink. A new study finds that L.A. is America’s seventh least sprawling large region. That’s just one of the surprises in Measuring Sprawl 2014, published by the neighborhood advocacy group Smart Growth America earlier this month.

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April 14, 2014 - Forbes.com

New Scottish Luxury Lodgings And World-Class Courses Woo Golf Travelers - by Larry Olmsted

The birthplace of golf and home to many of the world’s most famous and highly ranked courses, Scotland remains the number one dream destinations on earth for traveling golfers. But while many of its courses are steeped in history and tradition, the Scots are hardly frozen in time when it comes to golf tourism, with several notable new courses open in the past few years, and now, these have been joined by two luxurious boutique lodging options.

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April 13, 2014 - CNN.com

Most photographed places in the world are ... - by Hiufu Wong

he Eiffel Tower isn't the most popular place for pictures inParis, nor is the Empire State Building the top photo destination inNew York.

At least, that's the case among users of Google's geolocation-oriented photo-sharing website, Panoramio, according toSightsmap.com, which has ranked 15,000 cities and their attractions according to photos tagged.

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April 11, 2014 - ElevenMyanmar.com

Myanmar braces for tourist boom with 48 new hotels

There will be 48 new hotels providing a total of 37,024 rooms to be opened across the country within the next three months, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

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As the eyes of the golfing world turn to the US Masters this weekend, the Welsh Government has revealed that Wales’ is enjoying its own golf tourism boom. The value of visiting golfers to the Welsh economy grew by 14% last year bolstered in part by the effect of Wales hosting the Ryder Cup in 2010 at the Celtic Manor.

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