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February 20, 2019 - Seattle Times

Loving Lyon: France’s culinary capital is off the tourist path - by Rick Steves

Lyon has been among France’s leading cities since Roman times. Just two hours from Paris by train, it is relaxed, welcoming and surprisingly untouristy.

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February 20, 2019 - Vancouver Sun

Solo travel: 5 reasons why this is a growing trend - by Lynn Mitges

Curious to learn more about the world and its people, travellers seek either solitary adventures, culture, education, wellness or volunteering opportunities for their next trip.

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February 18, 2019 - Travel Weekly

With Mexico Tourism Board closing, private sector seeks promotion options - by Jeri Clausing & Eric Moya

After months of rumors, the Mexico Tourism Board has confirmed that Mexico's federal government plans to shutter the bulk of its operations. What remains unclear is what kind of inbound tourism promotion body, if any, will replace it. That uncertainty has travel companies scrambling for alternatives to keep from losing years of momentum in building Mexico into the destination it is today.

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February 17, 2019 - Forbes

13 Surprising New Rules For Off-Season Travel in Europe - by Catherine Sabino

Off-season in Europe once meant a blissful stretch of months free from crowds, lower hotel prices and reasonably predictable weather. But with greater numbers of people on the move, what’s a traveler to do to escape the hordes and lock in favorable hotel and airline rates?

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Singapore's turn in the global spotlight helped propel tourist arrivals and spending to record highs for the third year in a row in 2018.

Total arrivals rose 6.2 per cent to 18.5 million, while tourism receipts went up to $27.1 billion, according to preliminary estimates released by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Wednesday (Feb 13).

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