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Old quarry site near Bloomington eyed as tourist destination

Oct. 10, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Monroe County officials are buying part of a site near Bloomington dotted with old limestone quarries for a possible tourist destination despite chemical contamination found in the area. The Monroe County Council this past week approve the...

UK eases travel restrictions further by slashing 'red list'

Oct. 07, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Thursday that it is to relax travel rules further next week, a move that will open up many long-distance holiday destinations to travelers for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic a year and half ago. As...

1 shot near Times Square, 3rd shooting in area this year

Oct. 04, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A person was shot in the leg Monday near New York City’s Times Square, police said. It was the third shooting this year in the area, a top destination for Big Apple tourists. The shooting happened around 12:15 p.m. near the entrance to a subway station...

Davenport upgrades accommodate cruise ship traffic

Oct. 02, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport is making a million-dollar investment in a riverside park as part of an effort to get ready for an expected increase in cruise ship traffic. The Quad-City Times reports that the city has repaired the seawall and is extending the river...

S. Carolina, Georgia destinations top Travel + Leisure list

Sep. 12, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two of the South’s most picturesque destinations have topped a major travel magazine’s list of best U.S. cities. Readers of Travel + Leisure ranked Charleston, South Carolina, No. 1 on its list of the top 15 cities in the U.S. Coming in at...

Shark tourism grows on Cape Cod, 3 years after attacks

Sep. 06, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — There’s no ominous music, no telltale fin breaking the surface as the powerful silhouette of a great white shark glides alongside the small tour boat off Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Michael Simard crouches low and points a finger in the direction...

Asian tourism sees ups, downs in 2nd year of pandemic

Aug. 28, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

From the Great Wall to the picturesque Kashmir valley, Asia's tourist destinations are looking to domestic visitors to get them through the COVID-19 pandemic's second year. With international travel heavily restricted, foreign tourists can't enter many countries and...

Former Cold War radar base in UP could become tourism spot

Aug. 23, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

EAGLE HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A group of Michigan Tech University alumni have submitted the winning bid for a former U.S. Air Force radar station in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula they hope can become a tourist destination. The bid last week was $227,000, The Daily Mining...

Mudslide damage closes Hanging Lake Trail indefinitely

Aug. 18, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forest Service officials said Wednesday that Hanging Lake Trail, a popular tourist destination in western Colorado, will be closed for the rest of the summer season and likely beyond because of extensive damage caused by large mudslides in late July. ...

Historic Mammoth Cave hotels in Kentucky come to light

Aug. 14, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — As Mammoth Cave became a national tourist attraction in the 19th century, there soon became a need for close-by accommodations. Several lodges, hotels and inns have come and gone in what is now a national park. The first large hotel at Mammoth...