The town square of Chongli, which will host the alpine events at the 2022 Olympics. Since the announcement that China would host the 2022 Games, the town, population 120,000, has been flooded with investors who are buying up property hoping to cash in on

Olympic Village: A Chinese ski town becomes a boomtown

Sep 30, 2015
But homes and a farming village in the way will be wiped off the map to make room.
Posted In: China, Olympics, tourism
U.S. tourists visit Rio de Janeiro in 2014 on the eve of a football match between France and Ecuador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Strong U.S. dollar is opening doors for tourists

Sep 10, 2015
The weakened Brazilian real may help the country's hospitality industry.
Posted In: brazil, dollar, tourism
Egyptian craftsmen

Egypt bans some 'Made in China' souvenirs

Jul 30, 2015
The move is aimed at protecting local artisans and their pricier items.
Posted In: Egypt, tourism, China, trade, Arab Spring

Kenyans hope to cash in on Obama visit

Jul 24, 2015
Businesses are banking on diplomats staying around after global summit ends.
Posted In: President Obama, Kenya, economic growth, tourism
Emad Hafez in his shop.

Without tourists, Egyptian business owners adapt

Jul 21, 2015
Some Egyptian business owners shift to exporting to make up for lost tourists.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, tourism
People stand in front of the ancient Temple of Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill.

Tourism in an economic crisis

Jul 14, 2015
The Greek crisis hasn't stopped tourism.
Posted In: Greece, greekcrisis, tourism
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal speaks to Vassilis Anastassopoulos, who works at Bairaktaris Tavern.

Restaurant worker loses hope in Athens

Jul 13, 2015
He's given up on his situation, but wants his son to have a better life.
Posted In: Greece, athens, syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, Eurozone, Grexit, restaurant, tourism, greekcrisis

Migrating whales bring migrating tourists

Jun 12, 2015
The mammals bring a multi billion-dollar industry with them as they travel.
Posted In: ecotourism, bioeconomics, whales, tourism
Kailah Johnson, 5, a pre-k student home from school with citywide closure, joined her mother in a neighborhood clean-up crew the morning after citywide riots over the death of Freddie Gray on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Baltimore and the cost of rioting

Apr 29, 2015
What will be the economic impact of the social unrest happening in Baltimore?
Posted In: Baltimore, riots, tourism
While Ithaca might be a "gorges" upstate New York town, its snow-burdened visitor's bureau recently joked guests should check out Florida instead.

Visitors bureau in Ithaca wins at marketing

Feb 19, 2015
Snowy upstate New York town tells visitors to check out Florida instead.
Posted In: snow, New York, tourism