Articles Tagged ‘tourism’

Orlando vs. NY: Tourist Capital Throwdown

Orlando vs. NY: Tourist Capital Throwdown June 20, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
As if the US didn’t have enough to disagree over, New York and Orlando have been taking potshots at each other about the number of tourists each city sees in a year. Orlando — its biggest draw being the Disney World resort — has long held the crown for most visitors per year but, according...

Turkey’s Bad Reputation

Turkey’s Bad Reputation April 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Tourism is down in the North African and Middle Eastern countries whose governments have become unstable or violent and uprisings continue throughout the region. This should be good for business in nearby Mediterranean countries that are safe, especially if that country is marketed as a cheap alternative...

Prepare to Pay £10 to Straddle the Greenwich Meridian

Prepare to Pay £10 to Straddle the Greenwich Meridian January 31, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Beginning in March 2010, visitors to the Royal Observatory Greenwich will pay a fee to visit the Meridian Courtyard, home of the Greenwich Meridian Line. Other facilities at the museum will remain free. Maritime Greenwich is a World Heritage Site that includes “… the Old Royal Naval College,...

Get Your Geiger Counter Ready: Chernobyl Officially Opening to Tourism for 2011

Get Your Geiger Counter Ready: Chernobyl Officially Opening to Tourism for 2011 December 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When I reported on tourists taking tours of Chernobyl a few months ago, I didn’t realize that most of the private tours are illegal. At least, that’s what the Russian government claims, according to this article at The Guardian. Not for long: starting next year, the site of the horrific nuclear...

A Christmas Travel Fantasy: Penguins Dressed as Santa

A Christmas Travel Fantasy: Penguins Dressed as Santa December 7, 2010 | Asia, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
South Korea is preparing for the holidays, AOL reported a few weeks ago. At the Everland amusement park in South Korea, penguins greeted the park’s visitors dressed as Santa and his flock of reindeer. The penguins’ reindeer costume consisted of antlers positioned on their back. You might...

London’s Famous Buses Get a Facelift

London’s Famous Buses Get a Facelift November 24, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News, UK | Read More
Just in time for London’s hosting gig of the 2012 Summer Olympic games, the double-deckers have gone green with a makeover. These new versions of the double-decker buses contain a hybrid engine that is 40% more fuel efficient than the standard diesel-powered engines usually used for buses. The...

Survival Tips If You’re Ever Shipwrecked: Spam, Pop Tarts and Lots of Playing Cards

Survival Tips If You’re Ever Shipwrecked: Spam, Pop Tarts and Lots of Playing Cards November 23, 2010 | Mexico, North America | Read More
Last week, thousands of stranded cruise ship vacationers were finally freed after three days of being stuck on the Splendor. Despite Carnival’s full refund and a credit for a future cruise ship, patrons seem to have a spoiled appetite for vacationing on the open waters. One cruiser, David Zambrano,...

Visitors To Venice To Be Hit With New Tax To Help Pay For Restorations

Visitors To Venice To Be Hit With New Tax To Help Pay For Restorations November 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Although no amount has been settled upon yet, it seems inevitable that travelers arriving in Venice via airplane, train, or cruise ship will be charged an entrance tariff. The Telegraph reports that many of the 20+ million visitors to Venice are only day-trippers who bring their own food with them, thus...

Nuclear Tourism: Chernobyl Becoming Hotspot For Brave Visitors

Nuclear Tourism: Chernobyl Becoming Hotspot For Brave Visitors October 7, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
How much would you pay for the possibility of radiation exposure? If it’s £100, then you’re in luck– you can afford a day trip to visit Chernobyl, site of the devastating nuclear reactor meltdown in 1986. As reported by the Daily Mail, 7500 visitors made the trek in 2009, and it has...

Oprah Visit Down Under To Cost Australian Taxpayers

Oprah Visit Down Under To Cost Australian Taxpayers September 23, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Oprah’s excited. The audience accompanying her is excited. Aussie fans of the show are excited. But what about the average Australian tax payer? Not so much, according to this Daily Mail article. We first reported about Oprah’s surprise gift to her audience here. During the first episode...