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The Discovery of an Octopus in a Miami Beach Car Park Poses a Threat to the City's Tourism

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 05/11/2017, 12:00 AM

Sea levels are rising in Miami Beach—and that could permanently change life and tourism there....

In Hawaii, an Increase in Rare Brain Parasite Disease

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/26/2017, 4:00 AM

In Hawaii so far this year there have been 11 confirmed cases of rat lungworm disease, which is caused by a potentially deadly brain parasite with one of the ugliest names in creation. Victims include a California couple honeymooning on Maui and two people who might have caught the disease by drinking a homemade herbal beverage. Tourism officials would like for you to keep in mind that...

Emirates Airline's Decision to Cancel Flights to the United States Because of Administration Policies Will Reduce Income and Jobs Here

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/21/2017, 12:00 AM

A sharp reduction in foreign tourism will do far more economic harm than can be offset by corporations adding American jobs here and there....

The World's Safest Country for Tourists

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/19/2017, 4:00 AM

Finland has been named the world's safest country for travelers in this year's edition of the highly regarded Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report from the World Economic Forum.  The annual study rates 136 nations according to a variety of factors, including natural resources, transportation infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and several others. Overall, Spain was found to ...

After a Quiet Winter, the World of Travel Has Suddenly Erupted with Distinctive Developments

By Arthur Frommer

Posted on 04/10/2017, 12:00 AM

Arthur Frommer assesses how Trump's policies, European terror attacks, budget cuts, and a new kind of hostel could affect U.S. travelers....

Grand Canyon Celebrates 6 Million Visitors—Then Takes It Back

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 04/06/2017, 4:00 AM

Back in December, officials at the Grand Canyon in Arizona honored a family of four from Las Vegas as the national park's record-breaking 6 millionth guests of the year.  How can four people be one number? They can't. The park relies on traffic counters, permits, concessions records, and other figures to calculate visitor numbers. But since those who do the calculating determined that the ...

Interest in Travel to U.S. Down Overall—but Up in Asia

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/28/2017, 4:00 AM

The overall number of international travelers planning to visit the United States has declined slightly over the past year as a result of the political climate, according to an analysis conducted by Brand USA, a public-private organization created by Congress to promote U.S. tourism. Twenty-seven percent of travelers were planning a U.S. trip in March 2016, the group says. That number is a...

Most Visited U.S. National Parks in a Record-Setting Year

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/13/2017, 4:00 AM

The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday in 2016, and a record number of guests joined the party. The agency logged 331 million visits at the sites it manages, including 59 national parks as well as hundreds of monuments, memorials, scenic drives, historical landmarks, and nature preserves across the United States. The numbers for 2016 were 7.7% higher than the previous year...

Cyprus Expecting Record Tourism Numbers for the Second Year in a Row

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/07/2017, 5:00 AM

For the second year in a row, the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus is expecting a record number of international visitors in 2017. Cyprus tourism officials say the island is on track to increase by 5% the nearly 3.2 million visits last year—a number that was itself 17% higher than the figure for 2015.  The tourism office attributes the surge to an overhauled marketing campaign la...

Faulting Trump Slump, New York Now Expects Fewer Tourists This Year

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 03/01/2017, 5:00 AM

An estimated 300,000 fewer international visitors than initially expected will travel to New York this year, according to NYC & Company, the city's official tourism marketing organization. The revised forecast, updated from a previous report in October 2016, takes into account "changing attitudes about travel and access to the U.S.," NYC & Company said in a statement, following "the rec...

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