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The economics of creating national monuments

Mar 25, 2013
President Obama is expected to name five new national monuments on Monday. In addition to historical significance and land preservation, national monuments can boost local economies through tourism.
Posted In: tourism, history, Obama, National Park Service

Chinese province offers 'clean air tourism' to suffering urbanites

Mar 13, 2013
China's southeastern province of Fujian enjoys some of China's cleanest air. Provincial officials have launched a 'clean air tourism' campaign to court Chinese who live in cities like Beijing, where pollution levels have been at record highs this year.
Posted In: tourism, China, clean air, smog

A smaller crowd in Washington as Obama begins second term

Jan 21, 2013
Four years after the largest presidential inauguration in history, President Obama's second term begins on a more subdued note.
Posted In: inauguration, Washington D.C., tourism

New York looks to reinvent city’s payphones

Dec 6, 2012
In the cellphone era, what’s the value of a payphone? New York sees advertising and Internet hot spots as the future for its 11,000 payphones.
Posted In: New York City, payphones, tourism, Tech, Michael Bloomberg

China's biggest tourist destination looking forward to conclusion of party congress

Nov 13, 2012
Closed tourist sites and enhanced security for China's historic leadership transition means less revenue for Beijing's thriving tourism industry.
Posted In: China, Forbidden City, tourism

Ghost hunters fuel year-round business

Oct 31, 2012
Promoting the paranormal is turning into big business as reality ghost-hunting shows have consumers hungering for a paranormal experience of their own.
Posted In: Halloween, ghosts, tourism

Nashville tries to capitalize on TV spotlight

Oct 9, 2012
The new ABC drama "Nashville" is shot in and around the Tennessee city, and local tourism officials are basking in the TV spotlight.
Posted In: television, tourism, abc

Dry year boosts fall foliage

Oct 8, 2012
New England tourism could get a boost this fall foliage season because dry weather will mean brilliant reds and purples as leaves change color.
Posted In: tourism, Travel, Northeast

Endeavour space shuttle finds home in Los Angeles

Sep 20, 2012
The museum where the Space Shuttle Endeavour will retire is banking on it being a big attraction.
Posted In: space shuttle, los angeles, tourism

Rare hantavirus hurts tourism around Yosemite

Sep 11, 2012
The famous national park has eight cases of the rare pulmonary virus with three deaths so far -- and is alerting tens of thousands of summer visitors they may be at risk. Campsites were easy to get over the Labor Day weekend.
Posted In: tourism, yosemite, hantavirus

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