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A soothing sight for Sunday, imagine the relaxing sounds at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia for our #DailyEscape pic.twitter.com/RnYnyu6V0c
 
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We're off to Queensland's Rainbow Beach for today's #DailyEscape It's a way to go, but boy is it worth it! #Traveltwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Fancy heading to the Big Apple in style? Stay at the 5* Carlyle and start 2018 right! #DealOfTheDaytwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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We've got that #FridayFeeling and thinking holidays! So where to this Winter? The sunshine of #Australia or the ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Playa Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica is our #DailyEscape today, with soft sands & idyllic views of lush greenery and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Hans Christian Andersen put it well, don't you think? #Travel #TBT #TravelQuotes #LuxuryTravelinstagram.com/p/BaJMznmnlf4/
 
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#DealOfTheDay Save 60% at Sandals Barbados & experience luxury and romance staying in a Crystal Lagoon Suite! Call… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Here's some #WanderlustWednesday inspiration for you... Visit the surfer's paradise of Su Giudeu beach, you won't… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 
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Looking for some winter sun inspiration? Try Cambodia and you could find yourself here, on Koh… instagram.com/p/BaD8nSjnQEo/
 
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#DailyEscape time to start your chilled out Sunday right! Today we head to New Zealand and the soothing sight of Su… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
 

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Caribbean destinations enjoyed boost in tourism during 2012

The number of tourists visiting the Caribbean increased by 5.4 per cent in 2012 compared to 2011, with almost 25 million visitors over the course of the year, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

The region is enjoying a real renaissance, with further increases of between four and five per cent predicted for 2013. The Dutch Caribbean destinations, including Aruba and Curaçao led the charge in 2012, with the number of visitors flying to the Caribbean increasing 5.6 per cent above the rest of the region, as tourists look beyond the traditional island destinations in the search for good value. The Spanish-speaking Caribbean also enjoyed a strong year, with a six per cent increase in tourism largely led by Mexico's Caribbean region. Visitor spending in the region also saw an upturn during 2012, with a 3.6 per cent increase on the previous year, meaning a total of approximately £17 billion was spent by tourists over the year. This modest increase is seen as a sign that the Caribbean tourism industry is starting to recover from the recession-led struggles of recent years. However, numbers of visitors to the Caribbean from the UK nosedived by 10 per cent during 2012, and enticing UK tourists back to the region provides the CTO with one of its biggest challenges. The Saint Lucia Tourist Board recently did its bit to boost the profile of the Caribbean to British tourists by partnering with British Airways to give away 48 pairs of flight tickets to the island to unsuspecting commuters passing through London's Victoria Station. Image sources: 1 2 3
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