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.
Jun 25, 2012 The Huffington Post
Josh Stephens muses on the modern state of an erstwhile global capital that has kept its aesthetic charms, but lost its <em>anima</em>.
May 16, 2012 Next American City
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