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Royal Baby Promises to Boost England’s Economy

Royal Baby Promises to Boost England’s EconomyiStockphoto(LONDON) -- England's tourism industry is happily awaiting the soon-to-be royal baby as the Duchess of Cambridge prepares to give birth. Proceeds from tourism and product sales related to the birth are expected to pump nearly $400 million do...

British Tourists Charged $84 for Four Ice Cream Cones in Rome

British Tourists Charged $84 for Four Ice Cream Cones in RomeiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) -- We all scream for ice cream, but one would hope that’s not because of the price. An ice cream parlor near the Spanish Steps in Rome ignited the wrath of the world this week after it charged four British tourists a ...

Newfoundland Pitches Tourism With a Goat on a Horse

Newfoundland Pitches Tourism With a Goat on a HorseiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEWFOUNDLAND, Canada) -- If nothing says spend your vacation at the most easterly edge of North America more than a goat on top of a horse, then Newfoundland and Labrador should prepare for an influx of tourists. The province,...

First Underwater Spa Opens in the Maldives

First Underwater Spa Opens in the MaldivesHuvafen Fushi resort(MALE, Maldives) -- Why bother with a seaside massage when you can have an under-the-sea massage? Huvafen Fushi, a luxury resort in the Maldives, is home to what it claims is the world's first underwater spa. The spa, named LIME, ha...

‘Las Vegasdotcom’ Star of New Sin City Campaign

‘Las Vegasdotcom’ Star of New Sin City CampaignLasVegas.com(LAS VEGAS) -- For a city that’s known for the fast life, choosing an average Joe to represent it in a new marketing campaign may seem an odd choice.He’s 45 years old. He sells insurance. And his name is Las. Las Vegasdotcom. Ev...

Tourist Attraction Owner Wants to Sue over Bad Weather Reports

Tourist Attraction Owner Wants to Sue over Bad Weather ReportsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A man who runs an animal attraction in Devon in Southwest England wants to sue the British office of meteorology, claiming "pessimistic forecasts" are cutting into tourism's bottom line. Rick Turner tells the website...

Salmon Fishing in Yemen? Not So Much, Says Tourism Board

Salmon Fishing in Yemen? Not So Much, Says Tourism BoardiStockphoto/Thinkstock(SANA’A, Yemen) -- When Hollywood released a romantic, independent film this year called Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, it was quite a surprise, at least to the Yemenis, that movie goers would be inspired to try to travel to o...

Traveling Overseas: Best Bang for Your Buck?

Traveling Overseas: Best Bang for Your Buck?Nick M Do/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- While a growing euro storm may be brewing, the dollar has increased in value -- much to the delight of American tourists.The trend over the past few months is clear: the dollar is worth more against the euro. And t...

Gladiators, Centurions Scuffle Again at Rome’s Colosseum

Gladiators, Centurions Scuffle Again at Rome’s ColosseumiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) -- For years now a common site in front of the city’s most known attraction, the Colosseum, has been men dressed as the soldiers and warriors who actually battled inside the arena more than 2,000 years ago.These &ldqu...

Joplin, Mo. Is Latest City to Benefit from ‘Disaster Tourism’

Joplin, Mo. Is Latest City to Benefit from ‘Disaster Tourism’Edwin Wilson, OETA(JOPLIN, Mo.) -- The tornado-ravaged city of Joplin, Mo., has come under fire for creating a tourist map of sites destroyed by last year's tornado, becoming the latest in a string of cities to grapple with the idea of "disaster touris...

President Obama Heads to Disney World to Talk Tourism, Jobs

President Obama Heads to Disney World to Talk Tourism, JobsTOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Standing in front of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Thursday afternoon, President Obama will call for a national strategy to make the U.S. the world’s number one travel and tourism destinat...

Japan Tourism Agency’s Free-Flight Proposal Slashed in Budget Cut

Japan Tourism Agency’s Free-Flight Proposal Slashed in Budget CutiStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) -- It was a nice idea proposed by the Japan Tourism Agency, but ultimately it failed to get off the ground. In a desperate attempt to lure tourists back to a country plagued by radiation fears and constant earthquakes, the...

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