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Southwest Colorado hotels, railroad record stronger numbers

Jul. 15, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Hotels and a tourist railroad in southwest Colorado are reporting stronger numbers this season after a wildfire slowed tourism and spending last summer. The Durango Herald reported Sunday that ridership on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is so far even with 2017...

Number of Chinese visitors to Alaska growing in recent years

Jul. 14, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is a tourism destination for a growing number of visitors from China. The Anchorage Daily News reports Alaska received relatively little notice from Chinese travelers until recent years. The number of Chinese visitors has jumped because of social media and increasing...

Summer crowds at Yellowstone mean delays, limited parking

Jul. 13, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — More than 780,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in June as the park continues to grapple with large summer crowds. The National Park Service says Yellowstone has recorded about 1,360,000 million visitors so far in 2019. That's down slightly from last year...

Authorities: 5 drown in Oklahoma during holiday week

Jul. 7, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two 4-year-old children are among five people who have drowned in Oklahoma during the Fourth of July holiday week, according to law enforcement officials. A 4-year-old girl Edmond girl was pronounced dead Sunday after her body was pulled from Lake Eufaula, about 110 miles (177...

Man drowns at popular southern Oklahoma tourist destination

Jul. 6, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in southern Oklahoma say a 39-year-old man has apparently drowned at a popular tourist destination. Officials say the victim disappeared about noon Friday at Turner Falls near Davis, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City. Authorities say the man was standing...

Indiana officials including Lt. Gov. Crouch plan Mexico trip

Jul. 2, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will be part of a delegation of agriculture and tourism leaders heading to Mexico to develop economic partnerships and strengthen agricultural ties. Crouch is leading the trip in collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the...

Essence Fest marks 25 years of celebrating black culture

Jul. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for thought-provoking conversation and performances from top musical acts. Launched to mark the 25th anniversary of...

Tulsa's Greenwood District residents fear being 'pushed out'

Jul. 1, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Standing on the corner of Detroit Avenue and M.B. Brady Street on a warm, spring evening holding a smartphone to his ear, Ricco Wright laments about no longer recognizing the location on the northern leg of the Inner Dispersal Loop. Wright takes it all in before rattling off a list of...

Hiker rescued from Mt. Washington may have to foot the bill

Jun. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An 80-year-old hiker who was rescued trying to reach the summit of Mount Washington could end up footing the bill for the emergency services, New Hampshire officials said Tuesday, amid efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of the popular tourist destination. Authorities may even...

Bosnian city of Mostar awash in trash amid landfill protest

Jun. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Uncollected thrash is piling up on the streets of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar — one of the Balkan nation's main tourist destinations — since residents begun blocking access to the city's only landfill, insisting that it poses serious health and...