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'I Love New York' Is A Cash Cow

nydailynews.com | By Glenn Bain | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

ALBANY - The "I Love New York" brand isn't just for tourists anymore - it's becoming a cash cow for the state. State officials say that marketing pro...

Sex Tourism In Senegal

Maya Lau | Posted 11.07.2011 | Travel
Maya Lau

By night, the Europeans sit at long dinner tables by the pool, each of their arms slung around young Senegalese women. It's like they are all on a singles retreat or at a swingers' party. Everyone canoodles with everyone else.

Mexico's President Now Has His Own PBS Adventure Show

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon is figuratively going out on a limb – and literally down a sinkhole, up a river (with a paddle) an...

Finding A Prescription For Your Travel Bug (VIDEO)

Kerrin Sheldon | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel
Kerrin Sheldon

I love to recommend great places that happen to be under the radar, but often the best travel advice is not so much advice as information: Travelers have heard of a destination yet don't know it is perfectly tailored for them.

Andrew Burmon

WATCH: Playing War Torn Tourist In Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Iraq tourism might sound like a contradiction in terms, but author Paula Froelich says otherwise in her article Down and Out in Baghdad in Playboy's S...

Bobbing on the Tourist Tide in Bath, Maine

Crai S. Bower | Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

I've spent a few weeks of every summer in the Midcoast region outside of Bath and, years after my first trip, I remain astonished by the golden glow that settles on the Kennebec River, the outcrops of granite and the thick forests.

Police Arrest 33 At Brazil Tourism Ministry...

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Police arrested 33 people at Brazil's Tourism Ministry on allegations of corruption Tuesday and sought at least five more official...

Rebuilding Haiti's Hospitality Industry

Melanie Nayer | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Melanie Nayer

Haiti has historically been one of the Caribbean's most economically successful destinations, and the hospitality industry is set on ensuring it remains that way.

Pisa Bans Trashy Souvenirs

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel

Wherever will we get boxer shorts with strategically-placed leaning towers anymore? Thanks to the city of Pisa taking itself too seriously, vendors se...

Heavy Lifting: Hotel Housekeepers Reprise Farm Workers' Struggle for Safer Working Conditions

Donald Cohen | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Donald Cohen

Today, hotel housekeepers are asking their employers to let them use long-handled mops to prevent back injury. Forty years ago, farm workers in California's fields made the same request.

Want to Boost the U.S. Economy? Get Serious About Tourism

William L. McComb | Posted 09.28.2011 | Travel
William L. McComb

We all depend on the purchasing power of tourists. So the question is: What's the best way to grow tourism in the U.S., a country with wonders from sea to shining sea?

Which Type of Honeymooner Are You?

Jetsetter.com | Posted 09.27.2011 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Figure out which type of honeymooner you and your significant other will be.

Sure, Montreal has a Festival Culture, but Prince Still Blows Minds

Crai S. Bower | Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel
Crai S. Bower

The math is easy, even for a writer. 800 concerts in ten days equals 80 concerts a day at Montréal's International Festival de Jazz. But how does thi...

Tourists Changing The World In East Africa

Suzanne Skees | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Skees

Bacho, Tanzania - It's a typical story: Americans go to Africa for safari. They find that the television images of big-eyed children with protruding r...

Graffiti Art Tour Of Miami On Vespas

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

MIAMI -- Graffiti was once considered a sign of urban decay, the sort of thing that might keep tourists away from a neighborhood. Now, not only is it ...

Banksy in the West Bank

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts
Adrian Margaret Brune

Banksy, the subversive British artist who started his career with a can of spray paint and a graffiti rat tag, has become as popular around the West Bank as Naji Salim al-Ali, the iconic and martyred political cartoonist.

Mexico Today: Shining a Light on the True Mexico

Kety Esquivel | Posted 09.05.2011 | Travel
Kety Esquivel

A joint public-private sector venture, Marca País - Imagen de Mexico was born to help promote Mexico as a global business partner and unrivaled tourist destination.

With Venice In Danger, Protectors Look To Rich For Rescue

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.04.2011 | Travel

An Italian heritage protection group has issued a warning claiming that a rising tide of tourists in Venice is likely speeding the flooding of the cit...

Navy Pier Takes Aim At $155M In Improvements

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

The new non-profit organization grabbing the reins of Navy Pier as of July 1 on Thursday unveiled their plans for a $155-million facelift to the facil...

Chicago Hopes New Campaign Will Attract More Tourists

Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau is hoping to attract more visitors to the Windy City with a new, $6 million campaign: "Chicago, Second to None...

New York Looks To Gay Marriage For A Boost To Local Economy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Legalizing gay marriage could bring more to New York than equality. It might just give the economy a boost, too. New York City Mayor Michael Bloom...

When It Comes to Planning That Dream Vacation, Smaller May Be Better

Ronen Paldi | Posted 08.07.2011 | Travel
Ronen Paldi

There are many reasons to visit many of the world's most exotic and memorable locations. The world is a big place, but that doesn't mean your only choice when making travel arrangements is with a big travel company.

USA 5 : China 1 : Africa 0. It's Time To Get Our Game On.

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jamie Bechtel

Natural resources in Africa, and elsewhere, are finite. The solutions are there, the money is there, the technology is there, we just have to get our lineup in order.

Shanghai or Bust

Frits van Paasschen | Posted 08.07.2011 | Travel
Frits van Paasschen

Having lived and worked in different countries, I believe you can't truly understand a culture until you buy groceries there. It was this notion that served as the genesis for moving our entire Senior Leadership Team to China for a month.

Thailand Seeks To Ban Buddha Tattoos For Tourists

AP | By SINFAH TUNSARAWUTH and TODD PITMAN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Culture Ministry says foreign tourists should be barred from getting Buddhist tattoos while visiting because the practice is cul...