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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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December 22, 2017 - National Public Radio

5 Things To Know Before You Travel For The Holidays - by Benjamin Purper

It's that time of year — road congestion, delayed flights, and the slow-burning anxiety of heading home for the holidays. More than 100 million Americans travel between Saturday and New Year's Day, AAA predicts - a number that has gone up steadily since 2005. Whether you're driving, flying, or sleighing this year, here are a few things you should know.

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December 21, 2017 - Fortune

Booking a Holiday? These Travel Sites Let You Pay in Bitcoin - by Casey Quackenbush

The Bitcoin frenzy has seized worldwide headlines and cryptocurrency markets over the past few months. Since Jan. 1, Bitcoin has skyrocketed 1,824%, hitting an all-time high earlier this week just short of $20,000.

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December 14, 2017 - Forbes

It's Official: Brand America Is Tanking - by Andrew Levine , CONTRIBUTOR

About 100 days into the Trump presidency, I wrote a Forbes.com article titled “Is Brand America Tanking?” There were early warning signs that perceptions of the United States around the world were slipping following the change in administration. 

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