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"Despacito" Could Be Driving More Interest in Puerto Rico—But Not Visits

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 07/25/2017, 4:00 AM

Chinese officials may want to rethink their recent decision to bar Justin Bieber from performing in their country.  Turns out the pop heartthrob could be good for tourism. Just ask Puerto Rico. A Spanglish remix of the hit "Despacito" featuring Bieber and the song's original recording artists, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, debuted on April 17 and quickly rose to the top of the charts an...

Of the Many Popular Tourist Destinations, Only a Tiny Handful Deserve to be Regarded as So Possibly Unsafe as to Warrant Your Avoiding Them

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 08/14/2016, 6:15 PM

One of the oddities in financial matters is that a large number of successful Wall Street types make their money by betting on those stocks whose prospects are bad.  After all, the stock market can go down as well as up, and by successfully "shorting" the disappointing stocks, you can frequently do as well as those people who always look for the stocks that go up in value.   A similar ...

Such Widely Contrasting Destinations as Japan and Puerto Rico are Today Offering Attractive Vacation Opportunities to Adventuresome Tourists

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 07/31/2015, 3:45 PM

     With its currency currently selling at a breathtaking 125 to the U.S. dollar, Japan has become a moderately priced nation for American travelers. Instead of paying $450 for a double room at a top-quality first class Japanese hotel, as was once the case two years ago, we now pay as little as $300 for a luxurious accommodation, and far less (even below $100 a night) at so-called "busin...

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