Historically, tourism in the Deep South steered clear of discussing slavery and Jim Crow, instead leaning on less contentious topics like country music and antebellum architecture. But now, civil rights museums are becoming an important part of the South's tourism landscape, even if many state tourism boards haven't gotten on the bandwagon.
For now, things are stable for hotels and cruise lines in South Florida. If the Zika virus continues to spread during the period leading up to the winter, which is the area's peak tourism period, this may quickly change.
Even if Baha Mar is completed, it's doubtful it'll be able meet the lofty goals set forth by its developers any time soon. If anything, Baha Mar will live on as a metaphor for misguided mega-development.
The reasons why more minorities, whether they be African-American, Latino or Asian, don't visit U.S. national parks in great numbers are complex but having a more diverse workforce within the National Park Service ranks would be a big step toward finding out the answers and coming up with solutions.
Many foreign currencies may not be as strong against the U.S. dollar as in years' past but the exchange rate is still favorable for many of the international travelers visiting the U.S. The overall increase in international visitor spending certainly helps but researchers feel domestic U.S. traveler spending will become even more essential for the rest of the year.
A weaker Canadian dollar may be bad news for tourism in Maine but it's good news for American travelers wanting to head north to Canada.
As it turns out, millennials aren't the lazy, entitled workers they're caricatured as. But they're also the most broke and willing to put off a vacation based on the fear of appearing like work isn't their top priority.
When tourism growth meets hungry alligators, it's a good idea to put up a few warning signs.
The challenge for Miami officials is that potential visitors don't discern between high infection-risk neighborhoods and "safe" ones. They just see a potential health crisis in Miami.
Visitors won't distinguish between neighborhoods in Miami, they will just avoid it altogether.