Tourism

As part of an initiative called Choose Chicago, meant to boost the city's draw for tourists, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pursuing a plan to light the city up
Jun 5, 2014   Chicago Tribune
With the help of a little GIS wizardry, Susan Spano and Aviva Shen map the 20 most cultured small towns in the U.S., from Gig Harbor, WA to Naples, FL and everywhere in between.
Apr 22, 2012   Smithsonian
Lauren Gravitz explores the importance of demonstrating the economic viability of cultural tourism to safeguarding historic sites in Peru and Bolivia.
Apr 16, 2012   Fast Coexist
It's unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that Times Square is an invaluable asset to New York City's economy, but as Patrick McGeehan points out, it has as much to do with offices as with hotels and entertainment.
Mar 23, 2012   New York Times - City Room Blog
Atlantic Cities collects the new slogans cities adopted in 2011 to help define their city and improve business and tourism.
Dec 31, 2011   Atlantic Cities
Your probably heard of ecotourism -- responsible tourism to natural areas. Apocalypse tourism celebrates the the end of the world on December 21, 2012, and Mexico's tourism board has the event locked up.
Dec 30, 2011   CNN
Chuck Wolfe admires the creative thinking which has reinvented the dramatic setting between two Italian hill towns.
Dec 14, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Witold Rybczynski crams a lot of insight into a very brief blog post on the issues of "playground cities" such as New Orleans that attract tourists and are flooded with vacation homes.
Nov 7, 2011   Witold Rybczynski's blog
The "Borscht Belt", a once-thriving vacation getaway in upstate New York, has entered a serious decline. Legalizing gambling in the region is being discussed as a cure-all to revitalize the Catskills, but Citiography thinks its too late.
Sep 1, 2011   Citiography
Two separate developments are planning to bring supertall "observation wheels" to Las Vegas in an effort to bring tourists to the city as it struggles through the recession.
Aug 30, 2011   MSNBC
The city of Venice, Italy, is a complex, historic, watery, tourist-filled place. This video explains how the city works.
Apr 8, 2011   Open Culture