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.
We don't think we've found a type of food tourism that we don't like, which is amazing because there are many types of tourism that don't make us happy.
We've been on the receiving end of so many green washing emails from BP that we are much more skeptical of the conpany's help than the AP is here, but it is good to see that the oil giant's arrogance and sloppiness only devastated the region for a few years.
New Orleans' continued revival deserves a chunk of the credit, too.
The best festivals tout themselves as providing something unique. How well they succeed at that often translates into attendance numbers and receipts.
Louisiana has overcome two major events including Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill in the past decade, making the state a role model for other destinations looking to attract visitor dollars after destructive natural events.
Hijacking state tourism knows no political boundaries. Just ask Pure Michigan.
Visitors are staying for longer and exploring more attractions in areas outside of the traditional tourist zones, all signs that suggest tourism will soon exceed pre-Katrina levels in New Orleans.
It seems only right that the company that ruined tourism for the southern state aid its return as a major tourism destination, and the infrastructure needed to sustain that. And if history is any guide, we should expect an angry email from a BP flack in 3, 2, 1 ...
Nothing drives tourists to an unlikely destination like a hit TV show. Evidence of the strategy's success can be seen at the national park from Hunger Games, the Albuquerque candy shop made famous by Breaking Bad, or the isolated downtown where mummies roam in the Walking Dead.