Stories tagged: tourism
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 5 A.M.
Turkey’s tourism takes big hit after extremist attacks
The once bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is astonishingly quiet. The shops and restaurants in the city’s trendy Istiklal Street are all but empty of foreign customers and the hotels …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 7:50 A.M.
State Department issues a new warning on the southern Philippines
The U.S. State Department has reissued a travel warning for the Philippines, citing terrorism and kidnapping concerns in the southern part of the 7,000-island nation.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 5:32 P.M.
Migrating eagles pump cash into North Idaho’s tourism economy
Migrating eagles have become a significant tourism draw since the 1990s, attracting thousands of people each year to Lake Coeur d’Alene and Lake Pend Oreille.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 11:20 A.M.
Glacier National Park records busiest summer ever
Glacier National Park is on track to set a new annual visitation record before the year is up after welcoming more than 1,985,000 visitors to the park this summer.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 12:19 P.M.
Lightning sparks new fires in Yellowstone, but rain helps
Cooler temperatures and rain have helped to calm wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 12:18 P.M.
Eastern Idaho hotels see record number of lodgers
Tourism officials in eastern Idaho say the region had more lodging sales in July than ever before.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 12:34 P.M.
Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floods
Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 2:30 P.M.
Drug lord son may be among those kidnapped at Mexico resort
The son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, …
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 12:29 P.M.
Audit faults NY tourism promotion after damaging storms
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration mismanaged $22 million spent to promote tourism in areas affected by three damaging storms, federal auditors said.
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 7 P.M.
Influx of Yellowstone-bound Chinese tourists boon to Idaho Falls
Hotels, restaurants adapt to language, cultural hurdles
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 3:12 P.M.
Yellowstone hires Mandarin-speaking rangers
Yellowstone National Park is has hired three Mandarin-speaking rangers to help with communication amid a growing number of Chinese tourists.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 7 P.M.
Helicopter tour company offers new perspective on Spokane
Seeing Spokane from a different vantage point fosters a new appreciation for the wonders we often take for granted. Especially when that new perspective comes courtesy of a Robinson R44 …
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016, 12:38 P.M.
140,000 bats overrun picturesque Australian community
CANBERRA, Australia ) – Batemans Bay is a picturesque coastal town that always leaves the welcome mat out for tourists. But tens of thousands of visitors of another kind have …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 11:39 A.M.
Official: Idaho is seeing rapid growth in tourism
Idaho is on track to surpass the $10 million mark in revenue from a 2 percent lodging tax for the fiscal year that ends June 30.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 11:03 A.M.
Priceline CEO resigns after inquiry into employee relationship
Online travel booking company Priceline said Thursday that its CEO resigned after he had a personal relationship with an employee.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 10:08 A.M.
Canada assisted suicide bill precludes tourists
Canada has introduced a new assisted suicide law that will only apply to Canadians and residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
5 killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains
A sightseeing helicopter crashed near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, killing all five people aboard, officials said.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 7:09 P.M.
Ride the Ducks vehicle collides with car in Seattle
A Ride the Ducks vehicle and a car crashed in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne, the first reported collision involving one of the amphibious vehicles since September’s deadly collision on the …
SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016, 4 A.M.
Front & Center: On tour with Dick Jensen
Dick Jensen and his Inland Empire Tours staff will accompany some 2,000 travelers on 150 outings this year.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 4:35 P.M.
Spokane Valley study examines economic opportunities
It’s probably no surprise Spokane Valley has a high concentration of auto and parts dealers and a retail landscape that’s dominated by big box stores.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 12:45 P.M.
E-cigarettes on airline flights being banned by U.S.
The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 12:12 P.M.
Elvis attraction in Vegas closes amid business dispute
An Elvis Presley exhibit that opened at a Las Vegas casino-hotel with great fanfare last year has abruptly closed amid a leasing dispute that involves hundreds of the King’s artifacts.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 11 A.M.
U.S. priest gets 17 years for molesting Honduran children
A suspended Pennsylvania priest has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras.
TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015, 2:07 P.M.
Bubble yuck: Crews melt chewed gum off famed Seattle wall
A piece of Seattle history is coming down – or rather, 1 million little pieces. Crews are cleaning up the city’s famed “gum wall” near Pike Place Market, where tourists …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
New CdA resort tower plan moves forward
The Coeur d’Alene Resort will move ahead with the design for a second hotel tower following a Tuesday vote by the Coeur d’Alene City Council to vacate two downtown streets. …
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Chamber of Commerce’s tourism committee recommended a plan to make Mount Spokane a top tourist attraction.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
Tour Deshais: Reporter begins bike ride across Washington
ROCKPORT, Wash. – That didn’t take long. About 7 miles after I pulled away from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal, I met Kris Lytton, a legislator in the state House who …
SATURDAY, NOV. 8, 2014
Wildfire region reaches out to visitors after tourism hit
Shortly after a wildfire blew up in north-central Washington in July, cancellations started pouring in to Sun Mountain Lodge. In short order, the resort near Winthrop had 800 cancellations – …
SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
Park works to develop Going-to-the-Sun management plan
Glacier National Park’s study looking at human interactions with mountain goat and bighorn sheep is part of the park’s effort to develop a Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor management plan. “We’re seeing …
SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014
Officials plan to handle increased visitation to Glacer and protect its wildlife
Take a hike at Glacier National Park’s Logan Pass, and you’re almost guaranteed to see mountain goats. You’ll probably spot a bighorn sheep or two as well. The goats often …