From NYC to Paris: Why be a tourist when you can explore like a local?

In London, the most popular attraction for tourists is The Tower of London. For locals, that changes to Borough Market. In New York, tourists are more likely to check in to the Hard Rock Café. But when it comes to eating at a restaurant chain, locals in the know prefer eating at the burger joint Shake Shack. That’s according to a breakdown by TripAdvisor, which created a chart comparing the most popular places of interest among tourists and locals in cities around the world. For the lists, analysts looked at…

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Travel Scene: Record-setting tourism year for Orlando, NYC

  Orlando and New York City have been popular attractions for visitors for years. And 2014 was no exception, with both cities setting records. Taking Orlando first, more than 62 million visitors came to the central Florida city, making the theme park mecca the most visited tourist destination in the U.S., and also setting a new milestone for the U.S. tourism industry. The new figure was a 5 percent increase over 2013 totals, according to Visit Orlando, the city’s tourism agency. And Roger Dow, the president and CEO of the…

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