Articles tagged “nps”

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump for New Civil Rights National Monument

U.S. Interior Secretary Asks Trump for New Civil Rights National Monument

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

With national monument status, the Medgar Evers home could enjoy higher visitation and enrich Visit Mississippi's tourism assets, along with the forthcoming civil rights museum.

10 months 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.

10 months ago

California Community Opposes National Park Service’s Tourist-Friendly Proposal

California Community Opposes National Park Service’s Tourist-Friendly Proposal

Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle

Both the community and the government organization share similar goals in protecting the natural environment so they are better off compromising to reach an agreement suitable to both.

4 years ago

U.S. Government Shutdown Cost National Parks and Communities $414 Million

U.S. Government Shutdown Cost National Parks and Communities $414 Million

Matthew Daly, Associated Press

States that paid to reopen their parks significantly helped their local communities, but it's a cost that will be borne by the people who weren't so hard-headed (hello! Congressional Republicans and Sen. Ted Cruz) to be completely to blame.

4 years ago