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Scientists develop global risk index for beach tourism loss by tsunamis -- Hawaii most in danger -- 250 million USD lost globally every year on average -- billions can be lost in a single event.

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March 1, 2018 - Fox News

California has Worst Quality of Life in US, Study Says - by Gregg Re & Christopher Carbone

California ranks dead last among U.S. states in quality of life, according to a study by U.S. News, ranking behind New Jersey (49th) and Indiana (48th). The ignominious honor reflects California's low marks in the sub-categories of environmental quality and social engagement. The latter category measures voting participation and community bonds.

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March 1, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Tourism slump continues in Las Vegas months after mass shooting - by Hugo Martin and David Montero

Las Vegas tourism leaders revived the famous "What happens here, stays here" slogan three months after a mass shooting on the Strip, but gaming revenue and visitation numbers remain depressed in the tourist destination.

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January 31, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara tourism officials wrestle with promoting the region after disaster - by HUGO MARTIN

When the state's biggest wildfire ignited in Ventura County and was followed by horrific mudslides in Montecito, tourism leaders in the region were forced to delay and retool efforts to promote the picturesque communities.

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January 3, 2018 - Travel Weekly

Tourism Recovery Well Underway in St. Thomas, Puerto Rico - by Johanna Jainchill

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands -- Richard Doumeng's family has owned Bolongo Bay Beach Resort here since 1974; his son is now the third generation to help run the beachfront property, which is perhaps most beloved for its Iggies Beach Bar.

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