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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida had a record number of visitors during this past spring. Rick Scott will announce Tuesday that 24 million tourists visited the state during the second quarter of 2014.. Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing arm, estimates that the record number includes 2.8 million visitors from overseas and 1 million Canadians.
For one month every year, Singapore takes a hiatus from its squeaky clean reputation to feed the hungry ghosts during the annual Chinese festival.
Japan's courting of Muslim tourists has led to a wave of Halal food and Muslim-friendly amenities sprouting in the land of the rising sun.
Alaska is setting tourism records due in part due to improved air service and cruise access to the Northwest Passage.
Following protests, orcas in San Diego will get a new 10-million gallon killer whale environment, SeaWorld officials said.
Once the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, the Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain is being retired.
On its centennial, cruisers are still flocking to make the 8–10 hour trip between oceans.
HONG KONG— Hong Kong cut its forecast for the economy on Friday after quarterly growth fell to its lowest in nearly two years on a sharp drop in spending by Chinese tourists. The southern Chinese financial center's economy expanded a "mere" 1.8 percent in the April-June quarter over the year before, the government said.
A new survey reveals that Chinese holidaymakers are the most likely to exaggerate their travel experiences upon reaching home. CNBC's Street Signs Asia team discuss.
NEW YORK— Bright red police leaflets warning Times Square tourists that photos with costumed characters are free, and tipping is optional, are taking a bite out of the bottom line for the many Elmos, Mickey Mouses, SpongeBobs and Statues of Liberty who dress up to help make ends meet.
MEXICO CITY— Mexico's central bank says the country's international tourism grew 19.6 percent in the first six months of 2014, compared to the same period last year. The Bank of Mexico says in a statement Tuesday that 14.2 million foreigners visited Mexico between January and June and spent $8.4 billion.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
A metasearch travel website is expanding its audience with an offbeat ad campaign, Skift reports.
PARIS, Aug 12- France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination in 2013, drawing nearly 85 million visitors despite a lackluster economic situation as Chinese interest intensified and North Americans surged back to the country.
More than 80 passengers were stuck in Pittsburgh after a 'perfect storm' left the airline without a pilot or first officer.
ROME— Italy has moved ahead with plans to block big cruise ships from sailing past Venice's historic center, authorizing an environmental study for an alternate route that it hopes will still satisfy the city's key tourism industry. Cruise ships currently can pass within 300 meters of Venice's iconic St.
El Al Airlines has added a clown to the cabin crew of select long-haul flights to keep kids entertained. Other carriers have nannies.
HOBOKEN, N.J.— Tourists who want a bird's-eye view of the New York City skyline might be out of luck. Robert Menendez of New Jersey joined local officials from both sides of the Hudson River in Hoboken on Friday to call for a ban on tourist helicopter flights.
With volatility and geopolitical risks picking up this summer, some in the financial markets are questioning whether to put vacation plans on hold.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.3 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.