Articles tagged “parks”

National Park Service Could Take on Route 66 Promotional Role

National Park Service Could Take on Route 66 Promotional Role

Associated Press

We hope this effort to preserve a part of American history cruises along on all-cylinders.

10 months ago

Tourist Misbehavior on the Rise in U.S. Parks’ 100th Year

Tourist Misbehavior on the Rise in U.S. Parks’ 100th Year

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

With more visitors to any place comes more of every stripe. Including idiots, apparently.

1 year ago

Tourism Master Plan for New York’s Adirondacks Centers on Mountain Bikes

Tourism Master Plan for New York’s Adirondacks Centers on Mountain Bikes

Mary Esch, Associated Press

Promoting a low-impact activity that requires limited investment is never a bad idea.

2 years ago

Environmentalists and Locals Battle Over Use of Landmark Park in New York

Environmentalists and Locals Battle Over Use of Landmark Park in New York

Associated Press

A mix of tourists — some who hike, some who ride — seems like the better use of land than setting aside such a giant tract for minimal use.

2 years ago

New York State Plans Million-Dollar Parks System Upgrade

New York State Plans Million-Dollar Parks System Upgrade

Associated Press

New York State has been pushing its natural attractions outside of Manhattan for several years now and on-the-ground improvements will only further their efforts.

3 years ago

The Success of NYC’s High Line Spawns Plan for an Underground Counterpart

The Success of NYC’s High Line Spawns Plan for an Underground Counterpart

Associated Press

Local dissent is understandable after watching how the High Line's enormous popularity among visitors drove up living costs for residents and crowded a once quiet corner of the busy city.

3 years ago

Public Parks in U.S. Cities Find New Ways to Market to Locals and Tourists

Public Parks in U.S. Cities Find New Ways to Market to Locals and Tourists

Dan Peltier, Skift

Social media and all the bells and whistles of digital age marketing can do wonders for parks and destinations, but sometimes old-fashioned word-of-mouth works just as well. And like anything, holding events at your park always brings increased awareness of what you have to offer.

3 years ago

The Boston Private Equity Firm that Just Invested in Iguazu’s Waterfalls

The Boston Private Equity Firm that Just Invested in Iguazu’s Waterfalls

Francisco Marcelino and Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

A better suite of tourism products at Iguazu will set the stage for better products across Brazil's long list of underserved national parks.

3 years ago

Expansion of Israeli Archaeology Attraction Aggravates Territory Dispute

Expansion of Israeli Archaeology Attraction Aggravates Territory Dispute

Noah Browning, Reuters

Palestinians living near the archaeology theme park have no authority to push back on the park's expansion, which they view as another way for the Israeli government to maintain control of the historic region.

4 years ago

NYC Transport and Tourism Leaders Follow Bloomberg Out of Mayor Office

NYC Transport and Tourism Leaders Follow Bloomberg Out of Mayor Office

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Bloomberg is planning to take the lessons learned from significantly changing New York City's physical landscape over the past 12 years to other cities in the U.S. and abroad. This means other cities might look more like the NYC of today than the city itself after a term under new leadership.

4 years ago

Shutdown 2013: World’s Largest Marine Park Now Under Threat

Shutdown 2013: World’s Largest Marine Park Now Under Threat

Nick Perry, Associated Press

You know things are tough when it's the Americans, not the Russians, that may ruin an international environmental accord.

4 years ago

Shutdown 2013: California Parks Hope to Benefit From National Park Closures

Shutdown 2013: California Parks Hope to Benefit From National Park Closures

Stephanie Hoops, Ventura County Star

In states with a balance between state and national parks, the hurt will not be as bad. But in other places -- including vast swaths of the American West -- there's no solution to the lost visits.

4 years ago