The isolated country is planning on reopening domestic flights for the first time in years to western visitors, local officials and business travelers in a bid to boost international tourism, The Guardian says. Continue reading
Promoting travel to the U.S. as a job creator, President Barack Obama is planning new steps to make it easier for people from other countries to visit the 50 states and spend money at their hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and other businesses. Obama planned to discuss the economic benefits of tourism to the U.S. and the latest steps he is taking to boost it at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, on Thursday. Continue reading
Seven Tunisian cities used as locations in “Star Wars” films are the new hope to revive the country’s tourism and economy. Continue reading
Epicureans and lovers of Italian fare can rejoice at the news that Eataly — the Italian food-emporium chain — and the municipality of Bologna will develop a theme park dedicated entirely to food; the latest in a string of public-private partnerships aimed at helping to revive Italy’s economy.
From local economies dependent on defense spending to tourist hot spots reeling from closures, communities across the nation are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Cathy Lewis of WHRV in Hampton Roads, Va., Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Scott Shafer of KQED in San Francisco. Continue reading
From corroding modernist monuments to war-torn Syrian cities, some of the world’s most treasured cultural heritage sites are being threatened by various causes. Jeffrey Brown reviews a few of 100 most endangered sites from around the globe with Bonnie Burnham, president of the World Monuments Fund. Continue reading
In spite of devastating floods that damaged major roads and infrastructure, residents of Estes Park, Colo., have been working around the clock to prepare for fall tourist season in hopes of some financial recovery. But the NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports their efforts have been hampered by the government shutdown. Continue reading
Nearly a year ago, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers and triggered a massive oil spill before the leaking well was plugged. Tom Bearden returned to the Gulf to assess the environmental damage and found significant reports of erosion. Continue reading