Tag: Attractions

North Country tourist attractions seek looser restrictions for spring, summer

Tourist attractions in the North Country that were hit hard financially last year because of the coronavirus are hoping some changes can be made so they can provide more jobs and help the local economy.



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A representative for 17 White Mountain attractions told the governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force on Friday that last season was the worst they have had since World War II because of COVID-19 restrictions placed on those businesses.

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“Our employment numbers dropped to their lowest in years, down 30 to 50%, and

Local tourist attractions plan return

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS – For Mary Kay Wydra, the president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2020 was not a good year.

“It was challenging year to say the least,” She told Reminder Publishing.

Tourism is not only big business for the commonwealth, it’s big business for Hampden and Hampshire counties.

According to the state-wide 2018 statistics (the latest available) from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) Direct spending was $24.2 billion; State and local taxes: $1.6 billion; Jobs supported: 153,200; Wages paid: $5.6 billion; 27.6 Million Domestic Visitors: 1.8 Million Overseas Visitors; and 700,000 Canadian

Thai Tourist Destinations Promote Their Attractions

Two of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, Phuket and Pattaya, have launched new promotions as the Covid-19 epidemic subsides.

Phuket launched an online campaign called “Have you ever…” while Pattaya launched “500 Baht free for a reservation in Chonburi”.

Phuket Is Confident to Attract Visitors

Phuket Governor Narong Wunsiew said that the island’s tourism sector had been severely affected by the coronavirus and it was time for the province to start boosting its economy.

With Phuket’s natural beauty, it won’t take much investment to attract tourists back to the island, he said, adding that its main attractions were

Cairo Citadel Aqueduct to be one of Egypt’s major tourist attractions by 2021

Cairo Citadel Aqueduct is one of the most famous parts of the historic walls that once surrounded the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The landmark construction is located in Old Cairo.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is currently working on developing the archaeological areas and museums associated with the wall. This includes restoration of the historic wall and the surrounding area, with the development plan expected to be completed in 2021.

The idea of building an aqueduct to carry water to the Citadel, known also as the Citadel of the Mountain, goes back to the era of Salah Al-Din Al-Ayyubi,

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New attractions set to boost tourism next year

New attractions, restaurants and accommodations are in store for Central Florida hot spots.



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Epcot is adding “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure” and “La Creperie de Paris” to the France pavilion.

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Universal’s Islands of Adventure will be adding its Jurassic World VelociCoaster and Legoland will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary with its largest LEGO cake ever.

SeaWorld will have its first launch coaster, the Ice Breaker, and the list goes on.

Tourism leaders say all of this, paired with pent up demand to travel plus a COVID-19 vaccine, should be a good combination