Articles tagged “eclipse”

Solar Eclipse Set Tourism Record in Grand Teton National Park

Solar Eclipse Set Tourism Record in Grand Teton National Park

Bob Moen, Associated Press

If you eclipse it, they will come. And that's what they did as Grand Teton National Park set a visitor record for the great solar eclipse. Spending was assuredly up, but will there be any lingering benefits?

2 years ago

Solar Eclipse Tourism Numbers May Not Have Lived Up to Expectations in Some Towns

Solar Eclipse Tourism Numbers May Not Have Lived Up to Expectations in Some Towns

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press

We'll have to wait for the register receipts to be tallied but some towns — for whatever reasons — didn't get the mad crush of tourists they were expecting for the great solar eclipse. In Oregon there were some wildfires, and in other states clouds got in the way here and there. The biggest takeaway was that the moon stole the show.

2 years ago

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers

Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean Make a Show of the Solar Eclipse for Their Passengers

Rachel La Corte and David Fischer, Associated Press

It's all about experiential travel, isn't it? And it certainly was on total solar eclipse day on the U.S. coasts and across its mid-section in towns and cities big and small. Alaska Airlines and Royal Caribbean seized the moment, creating something their passengers will talk about for years to come.

2 years ago

Eclipse-Watching Tourists Are Causing Congestion at Rural Airports

Eclipse-Watching Tourists Are Causing Congestion at Rural Airports

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Prime eclipse-watching spots are probably overwhelmed right now, but they will be happy for the economic boost. And smart destinations will try to come up with ways to get visitors to return after the madness has died down.

2 years ago