Wednesday March 1, 2017
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More questions than answers about upcoming U.S. travel ban; airports prepare for chaos

U.S. President Trump says his administration is taking “new steps” to keep the U.S. safe – “and to keep out those who would do us harm.”
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Trafalgar confirms departures for 2017 Europe & Britain and all of Asia: 100% Definite

An unprecedented 100% of Trafalgar’s 2017 Europe & Britain and Asia Departures are now Definite, says the tour operator.
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Mexico tourism up 9% with 35 million visitors in 2016

Mexico welcomed a record-breaking 35 million international tourists last year, a 9% increase from 2015.
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Brand new with ACV: Itineraries in Ireland, Portugal and Spain

Following last week’s announcement of its new Island Hopping trips in Greece, the company has just unveiled an expanded collection of three iconic European destinations: Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
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Ground broken on LAX’s new $2.11 billion terminal

Construction has begun on a new $1.6 billion (Cdn$2.11 billion) terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.
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U.S. travel uncertainty continues with school boards accessing future student trips

Schools across Canada are grappling with the uncertainty of U.S. travel restrictions and how that affects upcoming student trips across the border.
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Pisa’s Leaning Tower might be getting a towering Ferris wheel

The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions.
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Tourism Ireland wants groups: Golfers, film buffs, faith-based and … knitters?

Tourism Ireland and 15 tour operators played host last night to a packed room of travel agents at the Four Seasons in a bid to get visitors to the Emerald Isle.
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GBTA sounds the alarm over U.S. travel ban uncertainty

About US$185 million in U.S. business travel bookings were lost in the week following the U.S. travel ban, as the uncertainty surrounding travel in general had a ripple effect on traveller confidence, according to the Global Business Travel Association.
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Honolulu creates sitting, lying ban to deter homeless on sidewalks

Honolulu city leaders are considering expanding the reach of a law that bans people from sitting or lying down on certain public sidewalks.
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