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Last year, Philippine government closed down the entire island of Boracay for six months of rehab.

The shutdown affected businesses, disrupted the lives of the island’s inhabitants, and led to a drop in the country’s over-all tourist numbers.

Now that the island has been reopened — although rehabilitation is still ongoing as six months was not enough to do all the civil works needed — the question arises: What will happen to the other major tourism areas which are feared to be approaching Boracay-dirty levels, and what can be done to safeguard the up-and-coming areas from similar problems?

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January 17, 2019 - CBC News

Ottawa Tourism pauses marketing to China - by Sandra Abma

In response to rising tensions between Canada and China, Ottawa Tourism is pausing its marketing of the national capital region to Chinese tour operators and tourists.

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Colombo in Sri Lanka has been named the ‘must-photograph’ travel destination of 2019, in a study, followed by Yokohama in Japan and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

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December 10, 2018 - The Himalayan Times

Branding the city: A way to promote tourism - by Niharika Mathema

While Nepal’s rich architectural heritage is a major attraction for people from around the world, the nation can possibly benefit from city-specific destination branding to promote its diverse yet detailed beauties.

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December 9, 2018 - CNN Travel

The new train lines that could transform how you travel - by Andrea Lo

This year around the world, many new railroads have opened to bring speed and convenience to the travelers who may want to embark on rail trip, and more are opening up borders to enable international connections via train.

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