Articles tagged “history”

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Belize decries destruction of temples integral to tourism growth

Belize decries destruction of temples integral to tourism growth

Patrick E. Jones, Associated Press

Destroying historical temples to make way for better transport infrastructure equates to shooting oneself in the foot. These pyramids are essential for Belize's growing tourism sector.

7 years ago

World War I cemetery touched up in anticipation of centennial crowds

World War I cemetery touched up in anticipation of centennial crowds

Don Melvin, Associated Press

Tourism, in its most rudimentary form, should educate travelers and connect ideas or people that would have not otherwise met. The WW I cemeteries bring to life a war, and a people, that had a lasting impact on the world today.

7 years ago

Run-down New Jersey city tries to capitalize on its baseball past and natural wonders

Run-down New Jersey city tries to capitalize on its baseball past and natural wonders

Samantha Henry, Associated Press

It will be extremely tough for Paterson, the Silk City, to weave its tourism vision into a reality. But, It has so much to offer, including the history of the Negro Leagues, its immigrant and working-class past, the legacy of the Beat Generation's Alan Ginsberg (not mentioned in the article), a Bob Dylan song, and the splendors of the Great Falls.

7 years ago

Philly’s historic ocean liner desperately seeks donation to avoid scrap yard

Philly’s historic ocean liner desperately seeks donation to avoid scrap yard

Joann Loviglio, Associated Press

The SS United States' one-time speed rival RMS Queen Mary has found a home as a hotel in Long Beach, California, but it seems clear there isn't enough support to create the same fate in Philadelphia.

7 years ago

Egyptian looters strip pyramids of valuable artifacts during tourism lull

Egyptian looters strip pyramids of valuable artifacts during tourism lull

Betsy Hiel, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

One of Egypt’s biggest tourism draws is diminishing as criminals remove artifacts and the antiquities ministry, left with few funds from tourism, can do little to remedy the asset drain.

8 years ago

Air travel today looks fantastic when compared to the options available in 1800

Air travel today looks fantastic when compared to the options available in 1800

Perhaps showing a quick comparison of how long it would take flyers to arrive at a destination on the back of a horse and buggy would help quell complaints from economy passengers.

8 years ago

Rooms are filling up fast to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Rooms are filling up fast to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Tom Barnes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Although the area's economy gets an annual boost from tourism during historic anniversaries, the 150th mark is bringing in an unprecedented number of guests to local hotels.

8 years ago

A piece of the archeological site in Pompeii crumbles after days of heavy rain

A piece of the archeological site in Pompeii crumbles after days of heavy rain

Associated Press

Tourism is a mixed blessing for sites like this that rely on the revenue for conservation efforts, but also undergo heavy wear and tear from tours in addition to natural forces of deterioration.

8 years ago

Trump reveals design plans to turn a historic D.C. landmark into a luxury hotel

Trump reveals design plans to turn a historic D.C. landmark into a luxury hotel

The building’s 113-year history attracts guests more than the Trump brand, which will face some design challenges due to federal restrictions that will keep the original structure intact and free of his brand's typical garish and tacky design touches.

8 years ago

Historic Jewish cemetery deteriorates beyond recognition, plans in place for digital memorial

Historic Jewish cemetery deteriorates beyond recognition, plans in place for digital memorial

Karen Attiah, Associated Press

Digital representations may soon be only way to visit the historical monuments that fail the test of time and succumb to natural influences.

8 years ago

An attempt to hold on to a little piece of Yugoslavia ends with a bad bank loan

Jovana Gec, Associated Press

The Yugoland of Tito ended in violence, how much nicer then that the nostalgic theme park established to remember it only ends up in a pile of defaults.

8 years ago

Mexican archaeologists protest saying historic sites can’t handle massive tourism

Mexican archaeologists protest saying historic sites can’t handle massive tourism

Travelers are drawn to Mexico as 2012 hype grows and officials must choose between preserving Mexico's past or risk ruining the pyramids and monuments to make a profit from tourism developments.

8 years ago