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Monday, December 17, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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‘The damage is already done’: Anglers celebrate revival of steelhead season, but say economic impacts will likely remain for fishing guides and tourism

Those who would have been affected by the closure of the steelhead fishery in Idaho came together Sunday to celebrate an agreement reached Friday that will leave most areas in …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

It’s happening again: Inside Western Washington’s ‘Twin Peaks’ tourism

David Israel is a man who can appreciate a damn fine cup of coffee. In fact, I first met him in a coffee shop: a clean-cut, fresh-faced guy in a …


China’s growth slows, as does tourist spending at Tiffany’s

There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists.


China to overtake France as top travel destination by 2030

China is set to overtake France as the world’s number one tourist destination by 2030 as a growing middle class in Asia looks to spend more on travel, according to …


‘Honestly, it’s not for everyone’ says Nebraska’s self-deprecating, new tourism campaign

Nebraska has an image problem. For four consecutive years, it’s come in dead last on a list of states that tourists are interested in visiting, according to the travel marketing …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Spokane to host 2019 national roller championships

The 2019 USA Roller Sports National Championships will bring about 3,000 contestants to the Spokane Convention Center next summer for nearly a month of youth and adult competitions, generating about …


Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England’s famed Salisbury Cathedral but were …


100 years ago in Spokane: J. Stanley Webster wins primary to take on Congressman C.C. Dill who opposed declaring war

Judge J. Stanley Webster won the 1918 Republican primary in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress and incumbent C.C. Dill, who opposed the United States’ entry into World …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

Spokane Tribe recruiting developer for a hotel in Chewelah near its casino

The Spokane Tribe is recruiting a developer to build a hotel near the Chewelah Casino. Market studies indicate the area could sustain a 70- to 100-room project, tribal officials said.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

West Coast officials tell tourists not to worry about fires

Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors’ fear of wildfires, California’s state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with …


Hawaii businesses seek lava viewing site to reignite tourism

Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava – …


Deal could restart stalled NYC Ferris wheel tourism project

Six years after it was announced, a plan to build one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels on Staten Island is still stuck on the ground.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Tourists flocking to Peru’s newfound ‘Rainbow Mountain’

The popularity of Rainbow Mountain, which attracts up to 1,000 tourists each day, has provided a much-needed economic jolt to this remote region populated by struggling alpaca herders. Environmentalists, however, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

The National Rifle Association, and now the state of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student …


100 years ago in Spokane: Mine president pledges $5,000 for highway from Spokane to Nelson, B.C.

Conrad Wolfle, president of the United Copper Mine of Chewelah, pledged $5,000 toward building a paved highway from Spokane to the British Columbia border, and then on to the city …


Scenic train rides deemed a success as Newport plans more trips next year

The first season of the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train based in Newport was a financial and operational success according to organizers.


Overtourism and safety cited in Fodor’s where not to go list

As you contemplate all those “where to go in 2018” lists, here’s a twist: a list of places to avoid in the new year.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Study: Distance restrictions on Puget Sound orcas haven’t hurt tourism

A study by a federal agency has found that restrictions limiting boats from getting too close to endangered southern resident killer whales have not harmed the whale-watching industry.


International visitors to U.S. down 4 percent in first 6 months of 2017

Has the Trump slump that the travel industry warned about finally hit?


Puerto Rico tourism craters in wake of Hurricane Maria

Tourism, a rare thriving sector on the island in a deep economic slump, is practically nonexistent a month after Hurricane Maria swept though. And part of the recovery from the …


Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

After more than 150 years as Britain’s most famous timekeeper, London’s Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all …


Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll

The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona’s harbor. It’s filled with …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

North Korean tensions aren’t deterring tourists from Guam

Tourists haven’t been deterred from visiting the tropical island of Guam even though the U.S. territory has been at the center of North Korean and U.S. threats during the past …


Yellowstone visitation down in July and for the year

More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far this year.


Jerusalem’s Old City: Tourists welcome, media not so much

Israeli police acknowledged on Wednesday that security forces are preventing journalists from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of efforts to lower tensions around a contested …


No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

NEW YORK – Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel. But those fears may have been premature. International …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Group finds Asia’s performing elephants are treated harshly

An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an active volcano on Indonesia’s main island, killing all eight people on board, officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

3 dead, 30 missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

A rescue operation is underway in Colombia after a tourist boat with about 150 people on board sank in a reservoir near Medellin. At least three people have been confirmed …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Wallace throws party to celebrate return of founder’s tombstone

The city of Wallace is throwing a party Saturday to celebrate the return of its founder’s tombstone. Local history buffs located Col. William R. Wallace’s tombstone in California and arranged …