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Donald Trump is Bad For Tourism Like He's Bad For Everything Else Donald Trump is Bad For Tourism Like He's Bad For Everything Else

Donald Trump’s first and second attempted travel bans were struck down, but not before the repercussions of racist and xenophobic executive orders actually affected something Trump cares about: money.

Canada's Girl Guides Will Cease All Travel to the U.S. Until Further Notice Canada's Girl Guides Will Cease All Travel to the U.S. Until Further Notice

Citing their concern over Donald Trump’s xenophobic travel ban, the Girl Guides of Canada have canceled all travel to the United States for the foreseeable future.

Canadian Island Politely Offers Americans Refuge From a Trump Presidency Canadian Island Politely Offers Americans Refuge From a Trump Presidency

A radio host from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia has set up a website called Cape Breton If Trump Wins to pitch the beautiful yet underpopulated island to terrified liberals. So far, he has received hundreds of serious inquiries.

Stop Swiping So Much Bermuda Sea Glass, You Lousy, Greedy Tourists Stop Swiping So Much Bermuda Sea Glass, You Lousy, Greedy Tourists

Look jerks, I love pretty rocks as much as the next entitled millennial, but you’ve got to stop using your Bermuda vacations as excuses to pilfer 70 pounds of sea glass. Last January, Pennsylvania jewelry maker Becky Fox committed this precise transgression, and the Bermuda community is PISSED that such disrespectful…

How Jane Austen Became Such a Tourist Trap How Jane Austen Became Such a Tourist Trap

For a woman who spent much of her life pinched for pennies, Jane Austen sure makes a handy marketing tool today. For example, on my way into a Jane Austen Festival dance workshop at the local Guildhall (another soaring, cake-like interior), I was handed a flyer for a “Georgian Lunch Menu,” offering 20 percent off for…

Tea Cozies, Tote Bags and Colin Firth: The Thriving Jane Austen Souvenir Economy Tea Cozies, Tote Bags and Colin Firth: The Thriving Jane Austen Souvenir Economy

I’m not going to subject you to the umpteen millionth permutation of the opening line of Pride and Prejudice, so let’s just lay it out there: Holy shit, there are so many Jane Austen souvenirs.

Overrated Tourist Attractions — And Why We Keep Going to Them Anyhow Overrated Tourist Attractions — And Why We Keep Going to Them Anyhow

Last month, while visiting Copenhagen, I got a text from a friend: “Did you see the goddamned mermaid statue?”

Note to Partiers: You're Not Allowed to Fuck on the Streets of Montauk Note to Partiers: You're Not Allowed to Fuck on the Streets of Montauk

During the summer, New York City’s most wealthy and debauched will often escape the heat of the city by heading for East Hampton, bringing with them suitcases full of madras shorts, straw fedoras, and—most importantly—their shittiest behavior. Well, bad news for these dumb Gatsby wannabes: East Hampton Town Supervisor…

How to Talk About Your Travels Without Sounding Like a Dick

Everyone should absolutely try—if they want—to get out there and see the world, broaden the mind, expand ye olde horizons. But perhaps not everyone should talk about it after the fact, particularly if you’re just going to sound like a tone-deaf tryhard who desperately wants to appear cool/affluent/worldly. Don’t do…

Norway Sees Major Bump in Tourism Thanks to Frozen Norway Sees Major Bump in Tourism Thanks to Frozen

Arendelle, the kingdom under snow siege in Disney's Frozen, might be a fictional place amongst the fjords, but that's not stopping Frozen fans from arriving in Norway en masse. Norwegian tourist experts are saying that tour sales are up nearly 40% since the film's release.

The French Aren't That Great The French Aren't That Great

Maybe it's the Cannes Film Festival or maybe it's everyone's desperation for a vacation, but either way the internet had been coughing up an awful lot lately about how much better the French are than the rest of us. Well, light up one of your Gauloises and hang onto your hat (or beret) because I'm about to get real…

Everyone's Mom Has Convinced You Not to Go to India Because of Rape Everyone's Mom Has Convinced You Not to Go to India Because of Rape

India is dealing with more than just all the rapes that have been reported recently by Indian women. They're losing major tourism money, as the fear of sexual assault has already caused one tourist to jump out of a window, just one incident among many that's stirring up enough negative press to lower the number of…

Airbnb Is Now Illegal in NYC, So Don't Even Bother Airbnb Is Now Illegal in NYC, So Don't Even Bother

Massively successful room-renting service Airbnb is now illegal in New York City: officials say the startup violates an illegal hotel law that prevents residents from renting out their property for fewer than 29 days.

There's a Dress Code Battle in the UAE's Shopping Malls There's a Dress Code Battle in the UAE's Shopping Malls

Only about ten percent of the 8 million people who live in the United Arab Emirates, one of the world's wealthiest nations, are actually Emirati citizens; the rest are Western expats or Asian, African and Middle Eastern guest workers. Most locals are fans of Western pop culture, but there's one foreign form of…

Hilarious Crazy Lady Commandeers Sweden's Twitter Feed, Has Questions About Jews Hilarious Crazy Lady Commandeers Sweden's Twitter Feed, Has Questions About Jews

Governments are usually so boring, right? (At least on the surface.) America is such a bunch of liars. American political PR is all about paving over human weirdnesses with neutered, socially acceptable "types"—Family Mans, Soccer Moms, Joes-the-Plumber—when you know in secret these dudes are pooping in diapers (…

In the Future, We Will All Pay to Have Sex With Robots In the Future, We Will All Pay to Have Sex With Robots

When you sit and ponder what the future will be like, the first question that comes to your mind is almost definitely "Who will I be fucking?" Right? Well, maybe the question would be more accurately phrased as "What will I be fucking?" But no matter how you ask it, the answer is sex robots. Yes, in the future, we…

Sweden's Twitter Account Now Controlled by Lesbian Truck Driver Sweden's Twitter Account Now Controlled by Lesbian Truck Driver

The country of Sweden is known for lutfisk, stoic, tall Nordicolk who would make perfect Die Hard villains, furniture, and getting the fuck along. Now, the country's got a new face: and she's a lesbian who drives a truck for a living.

California "Birthing Tourism" Center Shut Down California "Birthing Tourism" Center Shut Down

A "birthing tourism" center in Southern California has been shut down, drawing new attention to the phenomenon of affluent Chinese and Taiwanese mothers traveling to the U.S. to give birth.

Oprah's Vacation Will Cost Australian Taxpayers $2.8 Million Oprah's Vacation Will Cost Australian Taxpayers $2.8 Million

The Australian government will pay $2.8 million for the privilege of having Oprah visit the country. A former tourism minister says Australians shouldn't be "cynical about the cost" because the publicity Oprah's trip will generate, "is something you couldn't buy."

Mexico City Offers Free Honeymoon To Argentina's First Gay Couple Mexico City Offers Free Honeymoon To Argentina's First Gay Couple

To "promote gay-friendly tourism in Mexico City," the tourism minister has offered a free honeymoon to the first gay couple to wed in Argentina, which yesterday became the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage.

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