Stories tagged: tourism
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
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.
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.
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 …
Sat., July 21, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 – …
Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
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 …
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
The first season of the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train based in Newport was a financial and operational success according to organizers.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
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.
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.
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Has the Trump slump that the travel industry warned about finally hit?
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
More than half way through the calendar year, Yellowstone National Park has seen about 5 percent fewer visitors so far this year.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
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 …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Walla Walla used to be best known for sweet onions and as home of the state penitentiary, where death row inmates once were hanged. But the remote town along the …
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
If you’re planning a big vacation trip this summer, move over. You’re going to have lots of company.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:11 a.m.
Doug Clark: Spokane’s new slogan ‘Creative by Nature’ is a lame and costly effort for The Lilac City
The Visit Spokane people want the rest of us to think that “Creative by Nature” is substantially better than the last dumb catchphrase, “Near Nature. Near Perfect.”
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
The Washington state film office, Washington Filmworks, and a Yakima County tourism advocate want more filmmakers to come to the Yakima Valley because movies and TV shows spark interest in …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Kevin Twohig, CEO of the Spokane Public Facilities District, was given Visit Spokane’s Leadership Excellence in Tourism award Thursday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Visit Spokane, the area’s tourism agency, will roll out a new branding campaign this year to boost buzz for the region and showcase the Spokane area’s identity and unique qualities.