Articles tagged “shutdown2013”

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Statue of Liberty To Reopen This Weekend, After New York State Pays For It

Statue of Liberty To Reopen This Weekend, After New York State Pays For It

Rafat Ali, Skift

Lady Liberty has been through enough over the past year. From Hurricane Sandy to Hurricane Shutdown, the tourists who've come so far to see the monument have been held back.

7 years ago

Mount Rushmore To Reopen Monday, After Private Donors Step Up

Mount Rushmore To Reopen Monday, After Private Donors Step Up

Associated Press

The organizations and companies that are affected by the shutdown are stepping up, and likely other private individual donors will come forth, if shutdown continues.

7 years ago

New York Governor in Talks to Reopen Statue of Liberty with State Funds

New York Governor in Talks to Reopen Statue of Liberty with State Funds

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press

New York is one of several states calculating the cost of reopening nationally-funded sites. The perception that a city is open to tourists may be even more important than money reaped in a reopening.

7 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Utah Taxpayers’ Money Used to Reopen National Parks

Shutdown 2013: Utah Taxpayers’ Money Used to Reopen National Parks

Brian Skoloff , Associated Press

The government's decision to allow states to pay to reopen parks is a half-baked solution. States that can't afford the enormous costs it takes to run the parks are still hurting.

7 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Study Says Parks Have Lost $750 Million in Visitor Spending

Shutdown 2013: Study Says Parks Have Lost $750 Million in Visitor Spending

Eric Russell, Portland Press Herald

News came late on Thursday night that the U.S. government will consider states' proposals to fund state openings. However, parks will not be able to recoup losses and many will still be unable to open.

7 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Furloughs Imperil Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairs, Union Says

Alwyn Scott , Reuters

It is hard to gauge whether the union is being alarmist about the impact of the furloughs, but it is clear that a lot of essential work on equipment, as well as pilot training and other matters just is not getting done.

7 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Tourists Seek Out Less-Famous Historic Sites in Philly

Shutdown 2013: Tourists Seek Out Less-Famous Historic Sites in Philly

Jad Sleiman and Valerie Russ, Philadelphia Daily News

Philadelphia is fortunate in that it has enough attractions and cultural allure that visitors will come even with the Liberty Bell closed. Rural towns outside national parks are not so blessed.

7 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Government To Allow States To Fund National Parks For Reopening

7 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Foreign Visitors Feared Arrest During Yellowstone Park Closure

Shutdown 2013: Foreign Visitors Feared Arrest During Yellowstone Park Closure

Associated Press

National parks are very popular with foreign visitors, who were likely the most confused when fences and armed rangers showed up to close Yellowstone last week. The U.S. cannot afford tourists sharing experiences like this when they return home.

7 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Small Park Town Says It’s Losing $175,000 a Week

Rob Parsons, Merced Sun-Star

The real-life implications of the partial-government shutdown may be tough to feel in Washington. The stories of small business owners highlight the negative side effects of the political negotiations.

7 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Flyers Are Oblivious to Growing Impact on U.S. Airlines

Shutdown 2013: Flyers Are Oblivious to Growing Impact on U.S. Airlines

Mary Schlangenstein and Caroline Chen and Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Delayed aircraft deliveries are not yet impacting airlines' operations, but the impact may become more evident as the delays snowball for airlines and manufacturers.

7 years ago

Cost of U.S. Shutdown: Hundreds of Millions in Lost Tourism Revenues

Cost of U.S. Shutdown: Hundreds of Millions in Lost Tourism Revenues

Rafat Ali, Skift

It is a travesty for American travel and tourism industry, and no one cares. At least no one in power who wants to do anything about it.

7 years ago