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Coachella Valley businesses see benefit in Presidential summit

Jun 6, 2013
Their governments may not want to publicize the cost of President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Sunnylands, but local business owners are looking forward to a mini-economic boom.
The Sunnylands compound in Coachella Valley, Calif. 
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Chinese group seeks out Club Med of France for $700 million

May 27, 2013
Chinese conglomerate Fosun International and Paris private equity firm AXA are offering to buy Club Med for $700 million.

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.

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.

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.

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.
New York sees advertising and Internet hot spots as the future for its 11,000 payphones.
Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

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.

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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.
First time ghost hunters at the Shanley get an historical tour of the hotel.
Daniel Huebbe

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.

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.