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Jul 28, 2014

Wonsan, long a popular destination of North Korean vacationers, becomes focus of tourism push

Where do you go in North Korea if you're in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean? For many North Korean vacationers, that place has long been the sleepy port city of Wonsan, which is now the focus ...

Jul 28, 2014

Bush's exit from Texas town takes tourism with it

George W. Bush is no longer home on the range. Residents in Crawford, Texas, say the former President is rarely spotted at his nearby ranch since exiting the White House — with a cardboard life-sized cutout of the 43rd President among the few remnant... #George W. Bush #Texas

Jul 21, 2014

Gov. Cuomo, girlfriend in rafting race to promote tourism

Gov. Cuomo of New York and his Vermont counterpart bucked the waves of the Indian River in upstate New York as part of the second annual tourism-promoting Adirondack Challenge... #Vermont #New York (state)

Jul 19, 2014

Cuomo administration spends $161M on state tourism marketing

After a lengthy delay, Gov. Cuomo’s administration revealed that it has spent $113 million on radio and TV commercials touting New York as a destination for tourists and businesses... #Vermont #New York (state)

Jul 21, 2014

Five Best Ideas of the Day: July 21

1. Israel and the world must focus on not ‘going all the way’ in Gaza. by the Editorial Board of Haaretz 2. The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. By Charles Ogletree in the Washington Post 3. Two Haitan policymakers debate what’s more... #Israel #Washington Post Company #Gaza Strip #Haaretz

Jul 17, 2014

Controller DiNapoli auditing state tourism ad campaign

ALBANY - A controversial Cuomo administration advertising campaign promoting the state’s busines climate and tourism is being audited by state Controller Thomas DiNapoli, he said Wednesday... #Israel #Washington Post Company #Gaza Strip #Haaretz

Jul 31, 2014

Report: Dallas/Fort Worth Named America's Top 3 Tourism Destination

If you were to name the country's top tourism destinations, where would Dallas/Fort Worth fall on the list? Behind only Los Angeles and New York, North Texas is America's third most desirable place to visit, according to a new report from Resonance C... #Texas #Dallas, Texas

Jul 13, 2014

Montserrat plans its comeback

Phoenix is rising from the ashes! The island of Montserrat — which suffered from the Soufrière Hills volcano eruptions of the 1990s — has mapped out a redevelopment plan to bring a new capital, new port and a resurgence of tourism to the once-popular... #Texas #Dallas, Texas

Jul 12, 2014

Anxiety grips Lebanon as tourism dries up amid spate of bombings and fears of more attacks

The roadblocks and sandbags are back, cafes and hotels are nearly empty and many of the tourists are gone... #Texas #Dallas, Texas

Jul 10, 2014

Halal tourism expanding in Japan

Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travelers... #Texas #Dallas, Texas