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Salt Spring Hospital takes keys to former inn where it plans to house staff

Breadcrumb Links News Local News The old hotel is set to be turned into accommodation for much-needed hospital workers by next year Lady Minto Hospital Foundation Director Brenda McEachern, left, hands over the keys to the Seabreeze Inn to Vancouver Island Health Authority Site Director Sara Gogo. The foundation plans …

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The cranes return; the tourists ? | To concentrate

By Lori Potter Flatwater Free Press GIBBON – Residents of the Big Bend area of ​​the Platte River look skyward in early March when they hear familiar notes sung by a few high-flying sandhill cranes. They know the full-throated choir isn’t far behind. This year, as cranes return to central …

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Tiny houses can be part of our solution

As we head into spring, I am excited for a new affordable and environmentally friendly housing initiative that could address development challenges in the Fifth District, especially for survivors of the CZU fire seeking alternatives to costly or complicated reconstructions. The county planning commission recently signaled its support for a …

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Michigan tourism experts ‘cautiously optimistic’ about travel rebound in 2022

After two years of canceled events, variable waves and unpredictable travel restrictions, tourism experts in Michigan’s beach towns are feeling “cautiously optimistic” ahead of the 2022 summer season. Holland, located on the shores of Lake Macatawa with a man-made channel to Lake Michigan, expects tourist numbers to top 2019. Continued:GDK …

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EDA continues to seek zoning change to permit residential use at Cedar Grove Business Park

In 2020, in response to requests from potential buyers, the Cook County/Grand Marais Economic Development Authority began work to permit “incidental residential use” in the Cedar Grove Business Park in Grand Marais . The EDA had heard from business owners who wanted to start a business or expand an existing …

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New grant program to support tourism infrastructure and state canal system events

CNYBJ file photo by Eric Reinhardt A new competitive grant program aims to support tourism and recreation along New York State’s canal system, including the Canal Waterways and the Canalway Trail. The 2022 program will provide funding to support improved tourism infrastructure and amenities, as well as events. …

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PETER CRANIS: Watch the Tourism Development Council’s marketing update at the first meeting of the year

TDC is actively planning spring and summer ad campaigns PETER CRANIS: Last week was our first TDC meeting of 2022, and since we last met, the marketing team has been busy. We provided a brief update during the meeting which you can see in the video below, from the 24:38 …

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UK Website Gives Santa Fe High Marks for Art Galleries and Museums | Business

Culture score determined by money.co.uk 1. Venice 2. Miami 3. Florence 4. Vienna 5. San Francisco 6. Kyoto 7. Santa Fe 8.Seattle 9.Berlin 10.Milan Art galleries per million inhabitants 1. Santa Fe 2. Venice 3. Miami 4. Kyoto 5. San Francisco 6. Florence 7. Seattle 8. Washington, DC 9. Jerusalem …

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Mekong tourism website falters | Weekly TTR

BANGKOK, January 20, 2022: Once a treasure trove of resources and information on the six countries of the Mekong region, the mekongtourism.org website has been offline for nearly a week. Sources say the Mekong Tourism Coordination Office hopes to release funds to bring the site back online within days. MTCO …

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State’s STR Bill Heads to Hearing | Local News

CONCORD – A bill banning cities from banning short-term rentals will be heard in Concord next week, and the lead sponsor says thanks to The Sun, an amendment will be proposed to make the bill “more acceptable” for cities like Conway. State Sen. Harold French (R-Canterbury) is proposing a bill …

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Trout group promotes ‘fishing tourism’ for Laurel Highlands

If an angler’s group and a regional tourist agency promote the Laurel Highlands streams as a premier trout fishing destination, will anglers travel here and boost tourism in Westmoreland counties, Fayette and Somerset? That’s what the Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited and GO Laurel Highlands, the state’s official tourism …

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Montgomery unveils new tourism campaign ahead of Black History Month

Experience Montgomery, the official destination marketing organization for Montgomery, Alabama, has launched its new pre-Black History Month tourism campaign, “The Journey Starts Here,” with the goal of promoting the city as the birthplace of the civil rights movement. The new Montgomery Visitor Center. (photo via Montgomery Experience) The campaign includes …

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Give Back NH: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

Give Back New Hampshire is a bi-weekly segment highlighting New Hampshire nonprofits. It airs every other Saturday at 9:35 a.m. during the weekend edition. Get NHPR reports on politics, the pandemic, and other hot topics delivered to your inbox – sign up for our newsletter (it’s free!) Today. The following …

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Western “Zoom Cities” aim for short-term rentals

DEPOE BAY, Ore. – Postcards with big promises started popping up in mailboxes in coastal Oregon communities in 2019: “Rent your house short-term, use it when you want, guaranteed 5 $ 000 in monthly income more than what you earn with your current property management company, ”recalls Monica Kirk, a …

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‘Robust turnaround’ planned for Lava hot springs amid increase in wellness tourism

The following is a press release and a photo of the town of Lava Hot Springs. LAVA HOT SPRINGS – Wellness tourism and mineral and hot springs have taken a dip during the COVID-19 pandemic, but both sectors are expected to rebound dramatically over the next five years. Lava Hot …

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Herbicides considered to control invasive aquatic plants in Tahoe Keys

Desperate to control aquatic invasive species in a busy Lake Tahoe waterway, two regulators are considering allowing the use of aquatic herbicides in the Tahoe Basin, a treatment method that was heretofore banned. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Board of Directors and the Lahontan Region Water Quality Control Board will …

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October Sets New Monthly Occupancy Tax Collection Record As Crystal Coast Tourism Boom Continues | News

CARTERET COUNTY – The Crystal Coast has done it again: Occupancy tax receipts in October broke the all-time record for the month, continuing a 17-month streak of record-breaking hotel, vacation rentals and hospitality collections. ‘other temporary housing in Carteret County which began amid the pandemic. The county collected $ 822,230 …

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Morris County Honors Retired Tourism Director – Morris County, NJ

Posted on December 08, 2021 Leslie T. Bensley Created “Heritage Tourism” in Morris County Leslie T. Bensley, who built the Morris County Tourism Bureau from a simple idea in 1997 into an economic force in the region, was honored by the Morris County Board of County Commissioners this evening when …

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ROGO & ROADS: ISLAMORADA READY FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MAJOR PROJECTS

Building and completing more road projects is among the most significant issues Keys officials face as the phase-out of 2021 approaches. On November 18, Monroe County officials provided members and Islamorada council staff for updates on plans to reduce liability for levies and a transportation plan that recommends key projects …

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Big Sky Program Works to Increase Rental Availability | Montana News

By JULIANA SUKUT, Daily Column of Bozeman BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – A program in the resort community of Big Sky that offers homeowners money to convert vacation rentals or seasonal homes into long-term homes for locals, which has converted 21 homes and housed 58 residents during his first three months. …

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NSW COVID cases increase, Victoria COVID cases increase, ACT COVID cases increase, NSW restrictions ease, Victoria vaccination rate hits 80% target

Business groups hailed the Berejiklian government’s plan for NSW to emerge from its long lockdown as a positive step that will bring more certainty to employers and hope to residents. But tourism providers have expressed disappointment over the postponement of the date for resuming regional travel. Restrictions on retail locations …

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Amherst Area Chamber launches new tourism initiative

AMHERST – A marketing campaign to attract tourists to Amherst and surrounding communities, targeting those interested in outdoor getaways and cultural attractions, is underway. The “What’s Next” initiative, along with the Greateramherst.com website, is launched with a $ 116,655 state grant for travel and tourism recovery. “We’re talking about it …

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Summerland considers regulation of short-term vacation rentals – Keremeos Review

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Should Mount Desert regulate weekly rentals?

MOUNT DESERT – Vacation rentals – also known as weekly rentals – are something Bar Harbor has regulated to some extent since 2006. Several changes have added restrictions and requirements to the Vacation Rentals Ordinance over the years, and in November residents will vote on yet another set of proposed …

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Kenya: why Kenyans going to the EU are now turned away

A number of Kenyans intending to travel to certain European Union (EU) countries say their visa applications were rejected despite being fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Individuals have been told that the EU does not recognize the authorized Indian version of the AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine which is currently being rolled out …

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Summer vacation plans in high demand at Virginia Beach & OBX; vacationers will find staff shortages and sell out beach rentals | Entertainment

“We rented one before uploading pictures,” he said. “Anything that cancels relocations quickly. “ Lee Nettles, executive director of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, said the business was “just phenomenal.” “It has been an amazing year,” Nettles said. “We have seen a high number of visits since last June, and …

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As COVID recedes, local tourism industry adapts | Local News

After the coronavirus pandemic disrupts the 2020 spring and summer tourist season, Otsego County is adjusting its marketing and promotion strategy to trends altered by the pandemic. “We had to pivot a lot during COVID and get out of COVID,” said Cassandra Harrington, executive director of Destination Marketing Corporation, the …

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Biparty group of senators pushes to give small businesses more time to spend P3 funds

A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced a measure that would double the number of weeks small business owners must spend their federally guaranteed loans to the Paycheque Protection Program, a crucial change intended to help borrowers who have not yet been able to reopen their businesses or are …

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Bank managers look for longer loan terms

BB to review requests; several DMs, experts criticize the movement The owners of private commercial banks have decided to lower the lending rate to 9 percent and the deposit rate to 6 percent from next month. Photo: Collected “> The owners of private commercial banks have decided to lower the …

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