North America & Caribbean

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Multitasks as a Workout Center

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Multitasks as a Workout Center

Verena Dobnik , Associated Press

Leave it to an iconic museum to get creative about the use of its space and the creation of exercise art. How would this work at The Smithsonian or The Louvre?

3 hours ago

U.S. Customs Officials Are Searching Travelers’ Electronic Media at Border

U.S. Customs Officials Are Searching Travelers’ Electronic Media at Border

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Searching the digital devices of travelers is a legal gray area. It's unclear how far U.S. border authorities are allowed to go. Privacy rights' watchdogs are seeking clarity. Hopefully, they'll get it sooner rather than later.

5 hours ago

Kentucky May Allow Vintage Whiskey Sales in a Bid to Boost Bourbon Tourism

Kentucky May Allow Vintage Whiskey Sales in a Bid to Boost Bourbon Tourism

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

If Kentucky's legislators pass house bill 100, many vintage bourbon whiskeys will likely go on sale, which could, in turn, boost tourism. Last year, the state had a record one million visitors for bourbon-based travel.

6 hours ago

National Park Service Could Take on Route 66 Promotional Role

National Park Service Could Take on Route 66 Promotional Role

Associated Press

We hope this effort to preserve a part of American history cruises along on all-cylinders.

1 day ago

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While the public outcry may have died down while Americans await the Trump administration's next move, the recent travel ban may still be affecting U.S. citizens who are Muslim.

2 days ago

State Republicans Take On Visit Florida in YouTube Video

State Republicans Take On Visit Florida in YouTube Video

Gary Fineout, Associated Press

Though Florida Republican state senators support the elimination of Visit Florida's funding, it seems unlikely that the most-visited state in the U.S. would eliminate its tourism-marketing funds. The fact that Florida lawmakers are divided on this bill means there will likely be a compromise.

2 days ago

Cuba Isn’t Working Out as a Very Popular Destination So Far

Cuba Isn’t Working Out as a Very Popular Destination So Far

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Cuba as a travel destination may have been over-hyped in the early days when Obama and the Cuban government improved ties because the complications of traveling there, coupled with a limited number of hotels, has dampened expected demand. All in due time.

2 days ago

President Trump Says New Travel Ban Will Be Crafted Around the Court Ruling

President Trump Says New Travel Ban Will Be Crafted Around the Court Ruling

Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg

Oh, we just can't wait to see the next version of the travel ban and refugee prohibition. Hopefully it will indeed take the appeals court's ruling and the U.S. Constitution into account.

3 days ago

Florida Had a Record 2016 For Visitors as State’s Tourism Funding is at Risk

Florida Had a Record 2016 For Visitors as State’s Tourism Funding is at Risk

Associated Press

Governor Scott and Visit Florida will no doubt use these numbers to make their case for Visit Florida's worthiness as the organization's funding faces elimination.

3 days ago

Carnival Cruise Line Will Join the Crowds in Cuba

Carnival Cruise Line Will Join the Crowds in Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

With Carnival Cruise Line now in the mix, all the major mass-market cruise lines now have Cuba on the horizon. The question now is how travelers will respond.

5 days ago

Utah Tourism Spending Hits Record While Public Lands Debate Rages

Utah Tourism Spending Hits Record While Public Lands Debate Rages

Associated Press

Utah's governor wants more control over the state's public lands, which include several renowned national parks, but many people fear that conservation will suffer as a result. In the meantime, the state may lose some convention revenue as well.

6 days ago

Disney Is Hiking Ticket Prices at Domestic Theme Parks Yet Again

Disney Is Hiking Ticket Prices at Domestic Theme Parks Yet Again

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Disney's last earnings report showed that theme parks made more money despite lower attendance, so we don't expect the latest ticket price increase to hurt the bottom line.

1 week ago