Building economies around air travel

Mar 10, 2011
Greg Lindsey, author of "Aerotropolis," talks about the significance of air travel in the future of the global economy.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Egypt hopes tourism will revive soon

Mar 1, 2011
Tourists are avoiding Egypt and the Middle East because of the recent turmoil. Egypt depends on tourism and needs to reverse that trend.
Posted In: Travel

Civil War anniversary to bring tourism dollars

Feb 19, 2011
Tourists already flock to Civil War historical sites, but the National Park Service and others hope to cash in on the war's 150th anniversary.
Posted In: Travel

Turmoil in Egypt could spill across the region

Feb 10, 2011
Jordan is one of the most oil-dependent countries in the Middle East. And the unrest in Egypt has many in Jordan worried that their already-expensive energy costs could rise even further. Stephen Beard reports from Amman.
Posted In: Oil, Travel

Unrest scares tourists away from Jordan, Egypt

Feb 10, 2011
When protests hit one nation, like Egypt, some tourists avoid the whole region. Marketplace's Alisa Roth is in Jordan and she reports that tourism revenues in that country have slumped by a quarter in recent months.
Posted In: Travel

Going to Madrid? Book a room at the Beach Garbage Hotel

Jan 21, 2011
This final note today. I don't know that this is necessarily the best advertisement for an international tourism trade fair that's starting in...
Posted In: Madrid, tourism, Travel

What American Airlines leaving Orbitz means for consumers

Jan 20, 2011
American Airlines says it will no longer list fares on Orbitz. And it's not the only airline doing this. Geroge Hobica of Airfare Watchdog talks with Tess Vigeland about how this may impact travelers who want to book their own flights.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

In Riviera Maya, tourism may be hurting the attraction

Jan 15, 2011
Tourism along Mexico's coast is expected to grow in 2011. It's helping the country's suffering economy, but continued development may also be hurting the area's main attraction: the coral reef and beaches. Eve Troeh reports on how the government is trying to respond.
Posted In: Mexico, Travel

Going "green" can be cutting jobs

Jan 1, 2011
Hotels around the country are urging their customers to "make a green choice" and opt out of daily housekeeping for their rooms. But cutting back on water and electricity might also be cutting back on something else: jobs. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Environment, Jobs, Travel

Don't just drink beer -- soak in it

Dec 31, 2010
Here's a new way to enjoy your beer: a beer bath. Caitlan Carroll travels to the German town of Neuzelle to dip in, and see how it's helping the local economy.
Posted In: Travel