June 5, 2014, 7am PDT
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
Chicago Tribune
February 17, 2014, 11am PST
Located less then 15 miles west of Downtown Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka is already popular, but the 14 cities near the lake have created a regional coalition to improve the lake experience.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 13, 2013, 9am PDT
The Hollywood sign is a global icon and magnet for travelers to L.A., who seem unwilling to admire it from afar. For the residents of the neighborhoods underneath the historic sign, the hordes of tourists bring safety and quality of life concerns.
Los Angeles Times
July 3, 2013, 8am PDT
Shannon Mattern examines how media scholars and environmental artists are working to reveal the material and immaterial infrastructures that shape our lives, from the Interstate to the Internet.
Places Journal
June 26, 2013, 1pm PDT
The centerpiece of a $500 million plan for redeveloping New Orleans' riverfront is an 'iconic' sculpture, replacing the empty World Trade Center tower. Roberta Brandes Gratz argues the city should focus on small steps instead of a tourism boondoggle.
The Lens
May 29, 2013, 8am PDT
Planning a trip to Bangkok this year? If so, you're not alone. The Thai capital tops MasterCard's new ranking of the world's most visited cities, with nearly 16 million tourists expected to see the city this year.
The Atlantic
December 29, 2012, 9am PST
Of the thousands of historic homes across the country, many are seeing steep declines in visitors, reports J. Freedom du Lac. Consolidation and new technologies, such as smartphone apps, may be the best alternatives to closing doors.
The Washington Post
December 9, 2012, 7am PST
The formerly industrial shoreline of Puget Sound will soon undergo $4.5 billion worth of engineering projects that will complete Seattle's waterfront transformation, reports Kirk Johnson.
The New York Times
November 15, 2012, 2pm PST
Airbnb connects travelers from around the world to unique rentable spaces. With the recent launch of a "Neighborhoods" feature, Airbnb has the potential to redirect tourist spending to often overlooked areas.
Fast Co.Exist
June 25, 2012, 10am PDT
Less than 25 years ago, Nantes was an old port town languishing in the wake of failing industry. But thanks to a commitment to public art, it has since become a cultural mecca and thriving tourist destination, Frank Browning reports.
The Huffington Post
May 16, 2012, 5am PDT
Josh Stephens muses on the modern state of an erstwhile global capital that has kept its aesthetic charms, but lost its <em>anima</em>.
Next American City
April 22, 2012, 1pm PDT
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.
April 16, 2012, 1pm PDT
Lauren Gravitz explores the importance of demonstrating the economic viability of cultural tourism to safeguarding historic sites in Peru and Bolivia.
Fast Coexist
March 23, 2012, 11am PDT
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.
New York Times - City Room Blog
December 31, 2011, 7am PST
Atlantic Cities collects the new slogans cities adopted in 2011 to help define their city and improve business and tourism.
Atlantic Cities
December 30, 2011, 2pm PST
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.
December 14, 2011, 8am PST
Chuck Wolfe admires the creative thinking which has reinvented the dramatic setting between two Italian hill towns.
The Atlantic Cities
November 7, 2011, 10am PST
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.
Witold Rybczynski's blog
September 1, 2011, 1pm PDT
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.
August 30, 2011, 7am PDT
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.