Tagged With "tourists"

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Re: Britain's #1 attraction: The British Museum

GarryRF ·
Another "Best of Britain" survey that doesn't see beyond London. The Albert Dock in Liverpool has 6.3 Million visitors per annum - and not a mention. The Albert Dock is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
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Re: Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

GarryRF ·
Sounds like the British kids are copying the "Spring Breakers" in Florida. With a hint of "Bikers Week" for the older ones.
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Re: Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
I think it’s quite a bit like that…away from home, in a place that has tolerated a lot to keep the visitors coming…and is now reaping the whirlwind. Don’t know who did it first or where, but it’s certainly sad to see…especially when people get hurt.
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

Travel Rob ·
I'm really surprised at how condescending this list is to travelers. Really surprised Kyoto would put it out.
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

PortMoresby ·
This...I don't know what to call it. "List" is too small a word. Visual manifesto? Fascinating, the way a car wreck is fascinating. Japan was the first place I wanted to travel when I had a childhood friend from Japan. As an adult, I've had any number of opportunities to visit and haven't. I realized recently that what was stopping me was fear of giving offense. Kyoto has been the place that I thought I might brave my fears to see but this piece of municipal propaganda has wiped that thought...
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

DrFumblefinger ·
It is one of those real-life bad jokes. I find particularly humorous the rules about when and how to take photographs. Anyone who's stumbled upon a group of Japanese tourists know that they'll fight for the best shot if they have to! Guess the rules apply to foreign guests, not local residents.
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Re: Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

TravelGirlJenn ·
Wow. Most of the list IS common sense. But tourists don’t always practice common sense, maybe at times myself included. Thing is, I have observed several Japanese tourists doing exactly what they advise not to do on their list during my travels to Europe. :-/ Most recently, almost felt that the rules didn’t apply to them as I was scolded for taking a picture without flash at Sacre-Coeur (didn’t see the sign). That was my mistake. However, while I was getting scolded for my offense, several...
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Re: Big boom in glass-bottom bridges

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, but no thanks!
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Re: Big boom in glass-bottom bridges

PHeymont ·
I'm with you there...I love spectacular views as much as the next guy, but when I'm looking down a long way I feel nervous chills...add that to a swaying bridge, and I'm, well, not there!
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Re: Survey: U.S. is 2016's top vacation destination

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm a little surprised that there's so much interest in the USA given the relative strength of the US dollar currently. But it is regarded as a fairly safe place to go and airfares are cheap now, so that may be the driving force behind this.
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Re: Survey: U.S. is 2016's top vacation destination

GarryRF ·
Now that many countries are not recommended for a vacation us Brits are looking west instead of east. I'll be over in 2 weeks !
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Re: China Adds 5 more people to their "Uncivilized Behavior" Tourist List

Travel Rob ·
I don't like the idea of this list While there are a few Chinese bad behaving tourists, like you'd find from any country, the vast majority are well behaved and friendly. Maybe they get more noticed now because there are a lot more Chinese people traveling. I think it goes to further negative untrue stereotypes. I happened to take 4 Air China flights in June after this list was implemented, and on one of flights, a seatmate told me that their was an announcement about not to embarrass China...
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Re: China Adds 5 more people to their "Uncivilized Behavior" Tourist List

DrFumblefinger ·
Conformity is expected of everyone, including visitors. I agree -- it's a creepy list. Tell people not to come, but "listing" them sounds....well, very creepy.
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Re: The Difference between Tourists and Travelers

Amateuremigrant ·
Interesting thoughts on a constantly recycled debate. I certainly tried to prise the tourist out of the people in the groups I led, but not all were willing victims. Part of it surely is the time allocated to holidays - the tourist tries to see as much as possible in that time, but a traveller would be as happy poking around local markets - it's TOO easy to get sight-sore !
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Re: The Difference between Tourists and Travelers

PHeymont ·
AmateurEmigrant, you've just added a word to my vocabulary, and if it's not too late, I nominate it for 2017 Word of the Year: 'Sight-sore'
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Re: The Difference between Tourists and Travelers

PHeymont ·
I think it may not be all that easy to divide the world into 'tourists' and 'travelers;' the world is not really that binary, and there are many shades between them. And many of those we meet are on the path to deeper experiences as they experience more and travel more. I think of the many new travelers who used to post on the Frommer forums about their desire to 'see as much as possible' and 'do as many countries as possible' in impossibly short time allowances. Some of us who were regulars...
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Re: How to have fun in Thassos, Greece

Ovidiu ·
Thank you !
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Re: The 3 Best Markets in France

PortMoresby ·
Your title says "Best Markets in France", yet you mention only those in Paris. In my experience there are some farther afield that are as least as good, for instance, Marché Saint-Louis in Fontainebleau.
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Re: How to have fun in Thassos, Greece

DrFumblefinger ·
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing these.
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Fewer European tourists in U.S., more from "emerging economies"

PHeymont ·
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Parlez-vous Minneapolis? State seeks French tourists

PHeymont ·
Taking advantage of more direct France-Minneapolis flights, the state is launching a new website and other measures to lure French tourists. DETAILS
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Chinese police to join "flics" on patrol

PHeymont ·
Responding to reports of Chinese tourists being targeted by thieves in Paris, a group of Chinese police officers will patrol with their French counterparts this summer. Thieves apparently believe that Chinese tourists are more likely than most to be...
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British invasion? Weak Euro makes holidays cheap!

PHeymont ·
The British pound and U.S. dollar are both much stronger this year in exchange rates with the Euro, but that's likely to have a much bigger effect on British travelers than Americans. True, more Americans are likely to travel to Europe this year, but...
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To boldly go where no one much has been going...

PHeymont ·
Visit Britain's list of the least-popular tourism 'attractions' of 2015.
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Signs of Banff

DrFumblefinger ·
A collection of colorful signs from the Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta.
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Britain's #1 attraction: The British Museum

PHeymont ·
The British Museum ranks as the nation's top attraction, drawing more visitors than the entire country of Belgium. See what else is popular!
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Survey: U.S. is 2016's top vacation destination

PHeymont ·
Competitive prices and a perception that some other places are unsafe has given the U.S. a boost in overseas travelers.
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China puts endangered glaciers off-limits

PHeymont ·
In northwest China, the government is curbing 'glacier tourism' to protect the shrinking glaciers in an area where temperatures have been rising.
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Japan really wants tourists to mind their manners

Travel Rob ·
Some Japanese tourist spots are putting up pictographs telling tourists what not to do.
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France continues making it faster for Chinese tourists to get visas.

Travel Rob ·
See what France is doing to attract more Chinese Tourists
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The 3 Best Markets in France

Jacob William ·
The city of fashion, Paris is the place where you can enjoy the real meaning of fashion. Not only fashion for which Paris is known for, its rich history, mesmerizing tourist spots and exotic heritage site make Paris a prominent tourist destination in the world which can be explored once you obtain your visa to france . Seeing the popularity of the place we have brought to you the list of best markets in Paris that will offer you best and ultimate things during your visit to Paris – 1. Food...
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The Difference between Tourists and Travelers

Madalin ·
Which are you? A tourist or a traveler? Madalin presents her points of view on the subject and some of the benefits of both.
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How to have fun in Thassos, Greece

Ovidiu ·
I'm not so good to express myself in words so I will show you how to have fun and what are the main tourist attractions from Thassos Greece. My name is Ovidiu and this is my instagram https://www.instagram.com/olixandru/ They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Below picture was taken at Paradise Beach (nudism can be done here). Acropolis Limenas Thassos Grecia. Tarsanas beach Thassos Town. Thasos port Limenas. I was staying in Macedon Hotel in Limenas. All pictures are made by me, I use...
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France has plans to polish tourist welcome

PHeymont ·
France, which recently announced a huge investment in tourism promotion and upgrades in hopes of having 100 million visitors a year soon, has also published a report on 13 proposed improvements in how visitors are welcomed.   The report's...
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Barcelona's new mayor: Maybe too many people like us!

PHeymont ·
Too many people rambling on Las Ramblas? Barcelona mayor things so.          Photo: Jeffwarder / Wikimedia   Barcelona's new mayor, Ada Colau, an anti-austerity and anti-eviction activist, has floated the idea that maybe...
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Big boom in glass-bottom bridges

PHeymont ·
Glass-bottomed bridges with spectacular views seem to be a real trend these days. Germany has just opened a new one across the Geierlay canyon, and the Chinese bridge Gumbo reported on last week is so busy officials have had to cap access to it....
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Kyoto Tells Tourists What Not To Do

Travel Rob ·
 The city of Kyoto has released a 'Don'ts for travelers guide'. The manners list includes such advice as not to ride a bicycle when under the influence and not to cancel a dinner reservation at the last minute. See the Guide:...
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Know Everything About Goa Travel Information

Abhishek Mathur ·
Why Goa? India is one of the countries which have always fascinated different countries. Some invade it while some ruled it. Some brought blunders to this heritage country while some others made such wonders which made their names immortal with their works. The state of Goa is part of India and is situated at the west coast of the country. The state is rich with the Portuguese’s culture, heritage and history. Goa and the Tourism Goa is listed among the best tourist destinations in India.
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France: 3 more cities to keep late shop hours

PHeymont ·
The French government adds more locations to its list of International Tourist Zones, where stores can stay open to midnight and sell on Sundays.
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Got a question? Ask-a-Swede is online

PHeymont ·
Sweden now has a phone number for the whole country: Dial it, and you'll be connected to a random volunteer for answers to your questions about the country.
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Brits on Beach behaving badly? Call (British) cops!

PHeymont ·
Magaluf at night, in a quieter moment...     Photo: Rafael Ortega Diaz / Wikimedia   Responding to repeated complaints from locals and other visitors about badly-behaved British tourists, two resort towns in Spain's Balearic Islands...
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Lost in Space: Tourists stranded at top of Vienna wheel

PHeymont ·
Two tourists from Poland got an extra thrill on the Wiener Riesenrad, the giant Ferris wheel at Vienna's Prater amusement park: an attendant turned off the ride and went home, leaving them in the dark at the top of the 212-foot ride. The couple, last to board the ride near the end of the day, were still circling when the operator handed over controls to a colleague tasked with shutting down for the night. The new operator apparently did not know there were still passengers on board. At...
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China Adds 5 more people to their "Uncivilized Behavior" Tourist List

Travel Rob ·
Jiuxian Ancient Village,Guangxi, China/ Photo by PortMoresby China added 5 more to their bad behaving tourist list, now a total 16 people.  Among the 5, was a woman who threw hot tea on her tour guide after learning the price of her son's ticket to a western China scenic site was not included in the package she bought.  In April, China's Tourism Authority created a list of Chinese tourist's guilty of bad behavior. Their names and alleged offenses are...
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Concerns about the rising number of cruise visitors to the Arctic

Louder ·
Cruise lines sell the chance to see Arctic wildlife and claim they can do so without causing harm. However, many Inuit and other indigenous people who have inhabited the Arctic for millennia are deeply worried. Tourists buy souvenirs and bring income but also a growing threat of sewage and heavy fuel oil pollution as well as the disturbance and destruction of wildlife, such as ships striking whales in narrow channels. Shrinking sea ice is allowing larger cruise ships to venture farther into...
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How to promote a tourist destination?

Jacob William ·
A few years ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the International Tourism Forum that is organized in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) to talk about the importance of tourism marketing, how to implement it in our country and especially highlight how to promote a tourist destination. Many times we forget the importance of marketing (not advertising) and how this discipline, applied to tourism, can really bring many benefits. Why do people go sightseeing? Basically people do tourism for...
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Re: Top 5 Beaches in India for Honeymoon Couples

NnamAries ·
I was at Goa with a few friends two years ago, it does have that romantic vibe about it.
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Top 5 Beaches in India for Honeymoon Couples

Priya Sharma ·
Honeymooners are a major market in the travel industry and there are some tourist destinations that are more popular as romantic getaways than others. Honeymooners particularly like romantic beaches for their vacation after marriage. Lovely strolls on the beach, watersports and enjoying the beachside restaurants and promenades are a great way to spend a honeymoon. In India, there is a long and beautiful coastline stretching from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. There are beautiful...
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How tourists can get a car hire on New Year on a monthly basis?

Selena Gomez ·
New Year celebrations are rejoicing moments to celebrate happiness and gather there to share love, unity and promises for upcoming year/s gatherings. Different countries celebrate New Year Eve in different ways; by illuminating their country by bursting flammable noisy stuff. Similarly, Dubai celebrates the happiness of the New Year in its own style. People in form of group tourers gather there to enjoy New Year illumination in Dubai. They get car hires from any car rental Dubai riders are...
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