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February 6, 1990 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California led the way last year as the United States attracted a record 38.3 million foreign tourists and created a surplus in tourist dollars for the first time in the nation's history, the Commerce Department reported Monday. "Tourism today is the No. 1 export in the United States," said Rockwell A. Schnabel, under secretary of commerce for travel and tourism, in announcing a $450-million U.S. travel surplus.
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February 6, 1990 | SHAWN POGATCHNIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California led the way last year as the United States attracted a record 38.3 million foreign tourists and created a surplus in tourist dollars for the first time in the nation's history, the Commerce Department reported Monday. "Tourism today is the No. 1 export in the United States," said Rockwell A. Schnabel, under secretary of commerce for travel and tourism, in announcing a $450-million U.S. travel surplus.
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TRAVEL
May 17, 1998 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRES
Travelers with disabilities now have a Web site where they can view city-by-city information on accessible transportation. The site, at http://www.projectaction.org, lists about 1,400 public transit companies, taxis, private bus and tour companies and travel agencies catering to the disabled. It was created by the nonprofit National Easter Seals organization and funded through the Federal Transit Administration. . . .
TRAVEL
July 13, 2003
Regarding "Coming to America? Visitors, Ante Up" (On a Budget, July 6): Only $100 for a nonimmigrant visa application? Why so little? The value of such an opportunity should be 10 times that number. One hundred dollars today has little value compared with the days when Arthur Frommer began his writing career. Dinner in a nice restaurant alone can exceed that figure. America has traditionally been a xenophobic nation. Why must the United States establish tourism offices when we have Hollywood studios, satellite television and a God-blessed nation that virtually the entire world envies?
OPINION
May 25, 1986
Greetings from the war zone, or so the press would have you believe. As an American living and working in the United Kingdom for an American firm, I am impressed with the resoluteness of the British and their ability to cope with just about anything that comes along. However, I think it's now time for all good Americans to come to the aid of the British. It was the U.S. who put the Brits "under the gun" as it were, with the raid against Libya. Most of the people here now agree that it was "the thing to do". But they're having a great deal of difficulty understanding why they should now be punished by the U.S. public for going along with the United States.
NEWS
July 25, 1993 | DAVID TUCKER, REUTERS
Botswana, fighting a recession that has badly hit its tourism industry, faces the difficult task of luring more visitors from abroad and protecting its fragile ecology from over-exploitation. With foreign earnings down 19% so far this year, the landlocked southern African country is anxious to pull in more tourist dollars and is trying to sell itself beyond the borders of its traditional European marketplace.
TRAVEL
September 6, 1987 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
It is just after dinner, and we're walking toward the Miami River in the heart of the city. Immediately ahead of us the safety gates of the drawbridge are closed and street traffic is stopped. Slowly the two sections of the bridge spanning the river begin to rise. My wife and I walk to the edge of the bridge and watch a loaded cargo ship move downstream into the harbor, towed stern-first by one tugboat while another keeps the bow from swinging into the banks of the river channel.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1998 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Evidence of how Asia's sickly yen, won and other currencies have infected Canada abounds in this postcard-perfect setting in the northern Rockies. The tour buses that once delivered visitors by the hundreds from Tokyo and Seoul, fueling a boom that transformed this village into a resort with visions of rivaling Aspen, are fewer and fewer.
TRAVEL
June 17, 1990 | JACK ADLER
Looking for a way to save money on a family holiday in Europe? Consider a vacation center, also known as a holiday or vacation village. They are in West Germany, Scandinavia, France, the Netherlands and other countries in Western Europe. Although still used primarily by Europeans, they are increasingly popular among American families looking for alternatives to hotels.
NEWS
January 21, 1993 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For generations, Mexicans have believed that geography destined their nation to be Latin America's bulwark against Yankee imperialism. But lately, the old mission of defending sovereignty throughout the region is starting to conflict with Mexico's new role as a leader among Latin America's emerging free-market economies. These days, Mexico is extending its own economic clout southward. Mexicans dominate the Spanish-language mass media.
NEWS
March 5, 1993 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The arrest Thursday of the first suspect in the World Trade Center bombing has focused investigators' attention on a storefront mosque in Jersey City, N.J., headed by a blind Egyptian cleric who calls himself a "soldier and servant in the cause of Allah" and whose followers have woven a network of Islamic rage across two continents. The suspect, Mohammed A.
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