Stories tagged: tourism
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 10:27 P.M.
New autumn train excursion in NE Washington replaces popular ride halted last year
A new tourist train excursion in northeast Washington will begin this summer, taking riders along the Pend Oreille River from Newport to Usk.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 5:26 P.M.
Utah governor says he will approve 0.05 DUI limit, strictest in U.S.
Utah’s governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 10:54 P.M.
Historic Wolf Creek Inn expected to reopen in May
Shuttered to visitors since 2014, the historic Wolf Creek Inn is expected to reopen for overnight guests and daytime visitors on May 1.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 9:28 P.M.
Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better U.S. relations
A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island’s citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
In brief: Action shooters recruiting members
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 1:25 P.M.
Washington tourism getting big push from lawmakers
Lawmakers are trying to put Washington state back on the map when it comes to tourism. After eliminating the state tourism office in 2011, the Legislature is considering creating a …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 9:11 A.M.
Interested in a road trip? New app encourages Washington residents to explore their state
Scenic Washington, a Bellingham company, has launched a free app that encourages Washington residents to explore their state with a road trip.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 5:39 P.M.
Montana’s outdoors brought economic boost in 2016, report says
A University of Montana research institute says that more than 12 million tourists visited the Big Sky State last year, spending nearly $3.5 billion and supporting nearly 53,000 jobs.
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.