Articles tagged “national parks”

Hawaii Residents Sue FAA Over Noisy Tour Helicopters

Hawaii Residents Sue FAA Over Noisy Tour Helicopters

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Once again, we see increased tourism ruining quality of life for residents of Hawaii. The battle over access to National Parks continues around the country.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Interior Secretary Makes Montana an Exception in Public Lands Debate

U.S. Interior Secretary Makes Montana an Exception in Public Lands Debate

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

The interior secretary is somehow endorsing both natural resources development and public lands conservation, but at the end of the day, many politicians will do anything to get reelected.

3 weeks ago

U.S. National Park Service Still Figuring Out the Travel Industry and Overtourism

U.S. National Park Service Still Figuring Out the Travel Industry and Overtourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Somewhat shockingly, the U.S. National Park Service is just now getting familiarized with the travel industry even though it oversees some of the oldest and most popular attractions in the country. More parks are beginning to work with local tourism officials, and their budding symbiotic relationships are critical to the park service's future.

1 month ago

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 months ago

New Mexico Tells Trump Eliminating National Monuments Is a Bad Business Move

New Mexico Tells Trump Eliminating National Monuments Is a Bad Business Move

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Someone will go home a loser in this fight, and many of New Mexico's elected officials are hoping that they're on the winning team as the decisions on review recommendations come down.

2 months ago

U.S. National Parks Spotlight Their 101st Anniversary With Marketing Campaign

U.S. National Parks Spotlight Their 101st Anniversary With Marketing Campaign

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

It's a cute campaign theme to tie the 101st anniversary of the U.S. National Parks system to a theme of an introductory Parks 101. The earnestness is appropriate for the parks and the target audience.

2 months ago

National Park Service Vows Confederate Monuments Will Stay at Gettysburg National Park

National Park Service Vows Confederate Monuments Will Stay at Gettysburg National Park

Associated Press

As Confederate monuments come down across the American South, many people make an exception for museums that chronicle history, the good and the bad. Racist symbols in a public square may be different than racist symbols behind metaphorical glass, meant to ensure we never forget.

2 months ago

Overtourism Leads Zion National Park to Consider New Reservation System

Overtourism Leads Zion National Park to Consider New Reservation System

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press

Instead of tranquility, summer visitors find crammed shuttle buses, epic bathroom lines, and damaged foliage at Zion National Park in Utah. Testing a fair reservation system is worth it to combat overtourism.

3 months ago

Indiana Tourism Gains an Underground Railroad National Historic Site

Indiana Tourism Gains an Underground Railroad National Historic Site

Danielle Grady, Associated Press

Indiana's few national parks aren't blockbusters. A new federally recognized historic site -- and any associated funding -- could help strengthen the state's offerings, which are heavy on agri-tourism.

3 months ago

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Route 66 and Tourist Towns May Lose National Park Service Backing

Russell Contreras, Associated Press

Between this, Brand USA's possible demise, and national monuments possibly losing their status, U.S. tourism may be in trouble with little chance of help from the Trump administration.

5 months ago

Tourists Set a New Record for Spending in Utah

Tourists Set a New Record for Spending in Utah

Associated Press

Utah, whose tourism depends on outdoor attractions, has strong visitation for the moment, but this could change if some national monuments lose their status.

5 months ago

Tourists Don’t Need to Die for the Perfect Selfie Say Yellowstone Park Officials

Tourists Don’t Need to Die for the Perfect Selfie Say Yellowstone Park Officials

Associated Press

You would think it shouldn't be the responsibility of a tourism destination to remind people of basic common sense and decent behavior. But this is the age we're living in.

5 months ago