North America & Caribbean

Louisiana Food Tourism Backers to Promote Cajun Cooking in New York

Louisiana Food Tourism Backers to Promote Cajun Cooking in New York

Associated Press

From one foodie destination to another, Louisiana tourism marketers are visiting New York to promote gumbo, jambalaya, and dirty rice, and the restaurants in places like New Orleans and Lafayette where visitors can imbibe. They should get a warm welcome in New York, whose citizens will travel long distances for hot eateries and correspondingly sizzling spices.

2 weeks ago

Ski Resorts Embrace Experiences as Millennial Interest Wanes

Ski Resorts Embrace Experiences as Millennial Interest Wanes

Bill Rozak, Associated Press

Ski resorts are turning to the turning to technology and new experiences to attract millennials. But if they don't like to ski or snowboard, it's hard to imagine them hitting the slopes as they age.

2 weeks ago

Idaho Sees Dark Star-Filled Skies as Key to Driving Tourism

Idaho Sees Dark Star-Filled Skies as Key to Driving Tourism

Keith Ridler, Associated Press

Natural beauty is a big draw, especially if visitors can see it clearly. Idaho is smart to maximize its resources and take extra steps to earn a dark-sky designation.

2 weeks ago

Tennessee Invests in Welcoming Colorblind Tourists to Autumn Hotspots

Tennessee Invests in Welcoming Colorblind Tourists to Autumn Hotspots

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press

This is a great way to make the country's most-visited national park, and the equally beautiful surrounding area, more accessible during peak fall season.

2 weeks ago

Giant Idaho Potato Replica Is Becoming an Airbnb Rental After Years on the Road

Giant Idaho Potato Replica Is Becoming an Airbnb Rental After Years on the Road

John O'Connell, Associated Press

Is this spud for you? It just might be for Airbnb guests looking for a unique place to stay.

2 weeks ago

Navajo Nation Votes Down Grand Canyon Tourism Development Project

Navajo Nation Votes Down Grand Canyon Tourism Development Project

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

"Jobs" is every developer's favorite argument when trying to grab someone else's land, but that "economic development" is rarely as significant and lasting as claimed. So, the Navajo Nation may have dodged a bullet. Indian Country tourism is growing stronger and more self-sufficient — tribes don't need this project.

2 weeks ago

Universal Orlando Just Bought More Land in Its Quest to Rival Disney

Universal Orlando Just Bought More Land in Its Quest to Rival Disney

Associated Press

Universal Parks & Resorts has big ambitions, and now the Comcast-owned operator has even more land to fulfill those goals. The question remains: What will the company do with all this property?

2 weeks ago

Video: Tourism Leaders on Planning to Avoid Overtourism

Video: Tourism Leaders on Planning to Avoid Overtourism

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tourism executives from around the world all have unique challenges as they promote their destinations, but they also have a lot in common: They want to avoid the pitfalls of destructive tourism, get a good return on their marketing dollars, and attract high-spending visitors.

2 weeks ago

Motorist in New York City Mows Down Pedestrians, Leading to Fatalities

Motorist in New York City Mows Down Pedestrians, Leading to Fatalities

Colleen Long and Jake Pearson, Associated Press

2 weeks ago

Colorado Officials Are Under Fire Over Mismanagement of Tourism Projects

Colorado Officials Are Under Fire Over Mismanagement of Tourism Projects

Associated Press

After Visit Florida's tensions with state authorities over funding, tourism operations around the country are facing heightened scrutiny. It would be a shame to see state officials throw away some of Colorado's tourism potential, especially with things like pot tourism already showing results.

2 weeks ago

Half Dozen U.S. States Want to Join Hawaii in Opposing Trump Travel Ban

Half Dozen U.S. States Want to Join Hawaii in Opposing Trump Travel Ban

Associated Press

At least seven states believe President Trump's third attempted travel ban is unconstitutional. Ultimately, it will be likely be up to nine justices in Washington, D.C. to make the ultimate determination about the travel ban.

2 weeks ago

Nebraska Tourism Officials Want More Money to Fight the Flyover State Perception

Nebraska Tourism Officials Want More Money to Fight the Flyover State Perception

Grant Schulte, Associated Press

One of the first items on the agenda for the Nebraska Tourism Commission should be to convince local politicians to not take funds from the state's lodging tax fund if Nebraska has hopes for its tourism industry.

3 weeks ago