July 25, 2017, 5am PDT
Tourists are often drawn to downtown museums, sightseeing tours, and high-end restaurants. But if these travelers want to truly understand a city’s full story, they may need to take a bit of a detour.
June 23, 2017, 5am PDT
Foreign tourists are taking to the streets of Japan dressed as Mario, Luigi, and more of their friends from the Nintendo universe.
May 26, 2017, 6am PDT
The side of Mount Everest is no place for a crowd.
April 23, 2017, 11am PDT
In cities like Prague and London, tourists can take tours guided by homeless guides.
January 26, 2017, 7am PST
An editorial in Crain's suggests that by not taking full advantage of its history with the Blues, Chicago is wasting a precious cultural resource and missing an opportunity for tourism dollars.
November 30, 2016, 10am PST
Humbolt County has long been associated with growing marijuana, now some see an opportunity to turn that association into tourist dollars.
November 29, 2016, 8am PST
Des Moines' Downtown Chamber of Commerce expects the city's 2016 development boom to continue into the new year.
October 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Many cities popular with tourists are dealing with the effects of a proliferation of short-term rental properties (brokered through the use of online platforms like Airbnb). New Orleans just took steps to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals.
September 22, 2016, 11am PDT
San Francisco is looking for ways to manage—and protect—the masses of tourists who want to walk "the World's Crookedest Street."
August 26, 2016, 5am PDT
A satirical post by ClickHole imagines a world where bus trips are treated like a trip to Disneyland.
July 12, 2016, 10am PDT
Reports about the decision by the Anaheim City Council to ban all short-term rentals, through companies like Airbnb or VRBO, described it as a victory for homeowners.
July 7, 2016, 8am PDT
In the 1970s, the fear of getting mugged had some NYC pedestrians walking in the street. Nowadays, commuters are sharing space with cars for a very different reason: the sidewalks are too crowded.
May 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Chicago's looking for a new tourist attraction, and the sky gondola has made the short list. Private investors have proposed to construct a sky gondola as a tourist attraction crossing over the Chicago River, but will the plan fly?
March 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
Caught between the end of the space shuttle and the potential rise of private sector spaceflight, Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center present a unique land use challenge.
March 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Local officials in the area of Niagara Falls in New York say the name Robert Moses is a detriment to the local tourism industry—so they're removing his name from a local parkway.
March 9, 2016, 2pm PST
Around the country, small, rural towns are experiencing the same political conflicts related to land use and planning more commonly associated with the city.
November 22, 2015, 9am PST
The age-old competition between cities to attract convention business is getting its latest public debate in Dallas, where stakeholders are preparing a proposal to bring the city's convention center into the modern era.
November 16, 2015, 10am PST
Anaheim is struggling to keep up with a glut of houses in residential neighborhoods being used as short-term rentals catering to Disneyland's crowds. The city is profiting, but neighborhoods, perhaps, are not.
October 19, 2015, 2pm PDT
Northern Michigan's "premier summer resort town" finds itself embroiled in a heated development controversy, reflecting that town's changing population.
October 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
Tourists' expectations when they travel are becoming increasingly sophisticated, seeking stimulating and meaningful experiences. The new book Gamification in Tourism shares how cities are designing memorable experiences.