May 17, 2000
* The Commerce Department projects more than 51 million foreign visitors will travel to the U.S. this year as projected economic growth in Asia and strengthening Latin American currencies boost travel.
April 16, 2000
Most states and U.S. territories have tourism offices to provide assistance to visitors. If requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. ALABAMA: Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, Montgomery, AL 36104; telephone (800) 252-2262 or (334) 242-4169, fax (334) 242-4554, www.touralabama.org. ALASKA: Alaska Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 110801, Juneau, AK 99811-0801; tel. (907) 465-2010, fax (907) 465-2287, www.dced.state.ak.us/tourism.
May 31, 1999 |
Second-grade teacher Susan Iery and her family plan to pack their suitcases and swimsuits to drive from Manchester, Ohio, to Disney World this summer on a vacation that is more expensive than usual. An Associated Press poll suggests there are plenty more vacationers like her this year. Almost one-quarter of those surveyed in an AP poll conducted by ICR of Media, Pa., say they expect to spend more on getaways than they did a year ago.
May 12, 1999 |
Buoyed by a strong economy and stock market, Americans will be vacationing within the United States in record numbers this summer, travel industry groups said Tuesday. U.S. vacationers plan to take 271 million trips of 100 miles or more this summer, a 4% increase from last year, the Travel Industry Assn. of America said in its annual forecast. The group along with AAA polled 1,000 Americans in April.
May 11, 1999 |
Amid the strife in Kosovo and as thousands of U.S. troops begin to cross the Atlantic, millions of American tourists are facing a deployment decision of their own: Stick with their summer European vacation plans? Cancel them? Reroute them? Billions of tourist dollars hang in the balance.
April 28, 1999 |
What a day for a wedding. The sky was bright blue, not a cloud in sight. From her thatched-roof house, the bride emerged and squinted, briefly, beneath her elaborately embroidered headpiece, or coif. Her dress was deep purple, sent from England by an uncle. Intertwined ribbons, a lover's knot, were pinned on one shoulder. On the other, 22-year-old Constance Hopkins wore a sprig of rosemary, for remembrance.