Articles tagged “wildfire”

Tennessee Town Anticipates Tourism Rebound a Year After Wildfires

Tennessee Town Anticipates Tourism Rebound a Year After Wildfires

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press

New renovations at a resort park have opened a year after tinderbox conditions and sharp winds created a firestorm in the surrounding parts of eastern Tennessee. But the southeastern U.S. must heed the warning from the National Parks Service that wildfires may be "a new normal."

1 year ago

California Wine Country Hopes Tourists Will Return After Deadly Fires

California Wine Country Hopes Tourists Will Return After Deadly Fires

Olga R. Rodriguez and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press

Businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties are no doubt counting on tourism to help them after these devastating fires.

2 years ago

Yosemite’s Tourism Economy Continues to Suffer After Wildfire and Shutdown

Yosemite’s Tourism Economy Continues to Suffer After Wildfire and Shutdown

Peter Hecht, The Sacramento Bee

The government shutdown incapacitated tourism economies around the country, but towns near Yosemite did not have even one tourist to spare after an end-of-summer wildfire kept visitors away.

6 years ago

U.S. Forest Service Says a Hunter Caused California’s Summer Wildfire

U.S. Forest Service Says a Hunter Caused California’s Summer Wildfire

Tracie Cone, Associated Press

If the fire was inadvertently started then the hunter will likely meet a fate similar to the novice hunter that started California's largest-ever wildfire. He participated in a work-furlough program, 960 hours of community service, and 5 five years of probation.

6 years ago

Travelers Follow Through with Yosemite Trips Despite Wildfire

Travelers Follow Through with Yosemite Trips Despite Wildfire

Tony Barboza and Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times

Forget the news of tourism tanking near Yosemite, travelers would rather risk a few inconveniences and take their well-planned family trips than desert a vacation all together.

6 years ago

Air Pollution Becomes Serious Problem as California Wildfire Spreads

Air Pollution Becomes Serious Problem as California Wildfire Spreads

Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

Summer tourism has already tanked in the areas nearby flames and smoke, but the fire's deleterious impact on tourism could be far greater if serious damage is done to California's treasured sequoia trees or Yosemite Park.

6 years ago

Wildfire Clears Sun Valley Resort Region During Peak Tourist Season

Wildfire Clears Sun Valley Resort Region During Peak Tourist Season

Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

Yet another western U.S. wildfire spells economic challenges for communities in that region -- especially those reliant on tourism.

6 years ago