The New York Times
July 11, 2011
An alluring billboard beckoned to motorists on a busy industrial corridor here this spring. It displayed just one image, a panoramic view of a valley and mountains and sunshine, and one word, “Montana.”
St. Petersburg Times
July 10, 2011
On her first big trip away from her home and parents in Brazil, 14-year-old Juliana Garcia will explore Disney's Caribbean Beach resort, shriek through Universal's Harry Potter ride and gasp at Shamu's acrobatics at Sea World.
Travel Agent Central
July 8, 2011
Of the 57,000 private-sector jobs created in June 201l – or more than one in five – were added in the travel industry.
July 8, 2011
Global travel is booming. It's faster, safer and cheaper to travel internationally than ever before, and despite the economic downturn, hundreds of millions of travelers are exploring the globe with passports in their hands and spending money in their pockets.
July 6, 2011
A new study by Longwoods International analyzes the tourism marketing campaigns of Michigan and Philadelphia, concluding, not surprisingly, that marketing programs drive visitation and generate both tax dollars and jobs.
July 5, 2011
What a difference a year makes, especially in the Gulf Coast. That region -- tarnished, tar-balled, tainted and rendered a no-go zone by many travelers in the summer of 2010 -- has rebounded.
Los Angeles Times
July 4, 2011
Nearly half of Americans surveyed — and three-quarters of frequent business travelers — say they'd pay up to $150 a year and get a background check to speed through a separate airport security line.
The Washington Post
July 3, 2011
Southwest Airlines Flight 658 pushes back from the gate and shows up as a blip on a radar screen in the tower at Dulles International Airport just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. For the next 90 minutes, the plane will move as a blip across one radar screen after another, as a system introduced in the 1950s tracked and guided its progress to Chicago.
July 1, 2011
This week, I’ve been treated to a visceral experience of the upside of a downside. Driving with my family through the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park, I have sat behind endless lines of RVs and assorted SUVs depositing masses of people who are swarming the parks, descending on Old Faithful concession stands, and snapping endless digital photos to be sent over Androids, iPhones and even Blackberries.
July 1, 2011
The state of Washington formally shuttered its tourism office on Friday, a move that helps close deep budget deficits but makes it the only U.S. state no longer spending money to attract visitors.