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Island's answer to China-Japan dispute: Tourism

Jun 26, 2014
The tiny resort island of Ishigaki wants Chinese tourists, but not its military.
Posted In: China, Japan, tourism
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Which cities will profit off the Star Wars museum?

May 22, 2014
Chicago is competing with San Francisco to host a new George Lucas museum.
Posted In: Star Wars, museum, tourism

On Jersey Shore, the summer after Sandy comes to close

Sep 2, 2013
A year after Hurricane Sandy's destruction, Labor Day marks the end of a summer of recovery for beach towns.
Posted In: new jersey, tourism, Hurricane Sandy, labor day

In Egypt, political turmoil hits tourism business

Jul 8, 2013
Violent clashes between rival political factions, the army and police are scaring off tourists in a country where 10% of the economy is tourism-related.
Posted In: Cairo, Egypt, Tahrir Square, tourism

Broadway discount booth TKTS turns 40

Jun 26, 2013
Broadway ticket discounter TKTS turns 40 today. A look at the business of one of the original discounters.
Posted In: New York, New York City, broadway, musical, tourism

Death of tourists also a blow to Pakistan's economy

Jun 24, 2013
Pakistan's tourism economy could be further in jeopardy after the attack and murder of mountain climbers.
Posted In: Pakistan, tourism

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.
Posted In: summit, Obama, Xi Jinping, tourism, government spending

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.
Posted In: China, France, vacation, Travel, tourism

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

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