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A snapshot of U.S. outbound tourism

A snapshot of U.S. outbound tourism | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Some 2.8 million U.S. citizens travelled abroad in September 2016, up five percent over September 2015, according to statistics released by the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office. This brings U.S. citizen overseas travel to 27 million in the first nine months of he year, up seven percent for the year (excluding travel to Mexico and Canada). Through September, travel to overseas locations accounted for 44% of U.S. outbound international travel while 54% went no farther than Canada or Mexico. Europe and the Caribbean remained the most popular destinations throughout September capturing a total 28 percent of all travel. The greatest growth among overseas markets year-on-year was in Asia Pacific. Find out more.

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Intrepid Travel ends elephant rides

Intrepid Travel ends elephant rides | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

"Intrepid Travel has become the first global tour operator to stop offering elephant rides as part of its itineraries. 

The Melbourne-based adventure travel company ended elephant rides and visits to elephant-based attractions on all of its trips earlier this year, following a three-year research process to assess the welfare of captive elephants in Asia."

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