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Tourism industry turns to American music to draw international visitors

February 13, 2018 |

An Elvis impersonator jumps from an airplane while mouthing the words to “Jailhouse Rock.”

A flash mob dances at a busy outdoor mall in Chicago to Aloe Blacc’s 2013 hit “Wake Me up.”

Salsa dancers shake and shimmy to “Conga” by Miami Sound Machine beneath palm trees in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.

L.A. Times – Business

Anaheim breaks tourism record for fifth straight year with 24.2 million visitors

February 13, 2018 |

A bigger convention center and two popular theme parks helped the city of Anaheim break its tourism record — again.

Anaheim welcomed 24.2 million visitors in 2017, about a 5% increase over the 23 million visitors in the previous year and more than 30% higher than 2012, according to Visit Anaheim,…

L.A. Times – Business

Zambian Tourism Ad Uses Trump Controversy

January 17, 2018 |

It’s not subtle. A new ad from a tourism website in Zambia gleefully plays off President Trump’s alleged description of African nations as “shithole countries,” reports Newsweek . The ad on’s Facebook page implores, “Visit ****hole Zambia,” adding that “the only stars and stripes you’ll have to see are…

A King Tut exhibit kicks off in L.A. in March, sparking hopes of tourism gold

November 30, 2017 |

A 10-city tour of artifacts from the tomb of the world’s most famous boy king is kicking off in Los Angeles, and exhibit sponsors are projecting a multimillion-dollar tourist spending spree during the show’s 10-month stint.

“King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” an exhibition of artifacts…

L.A. Times – Business

San Diego’s big hospitals plan a push into medical tourism

November 13, 2017 |

Planning a visit to San Diego? Hit the beaches. Check. Spend a day at the zoo or a theme park. Check. Sample craft beer. Check. Book a stay at a local hospital for cutting-edge cardiac or cancer treatment?

For decades, San Diego has traded on its reputation for year-round sun, a captivating coastline…

L.A. Times – Business

Los Angeles hotel chain to accept Chinese mobile payment options to serve tourism boom

October 4, 2017 |

With tourism from China surging, two Southern California hotels announced plans to become among the first in the region to allow guests to use the Chinese mobile payment options WeChat Pay and Alipay.

Starting in December, the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel and the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel will accept…

L.A. Times – Business

President Trump might be right that North Korea’s threat to Guam will boost tourism

August 15, 2017 |

When the North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un threatened to fire a nuclear weapon toward the U.S. territory of Guam, President Trump predicted that the added attention from the threat would increase tourism to the tiny island in the Pacific Ocean.

And some tourism officials agree. But they don’t…

L.A. Times – Business

US Tourism Isn’t Seeing a ‘Trump Slump’

July 18, 2017 |

Last winter, the US tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a “Trump slump” in travel. But those fears may have been premature. International arrivals and travel-related spending are up in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. There might even be a “Trump bump,” says…


Tourism and temperatures rise in Antarctica

July 13, 2017 |

Two things on the rise in the Antarctic peninsula: temperatures and tourism. – RSS Channel – World

Dalian Wanda to Sell Hotels, Cultural and Tourism Projects for $9.3 Billion

July 10, 2017 |

Wang Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda will sell hotels and cultural and tourism projects to Chinese developer Sunac China Holdings for $ 9.3 billion, the two companies said. What’s News Asia