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Tourists in Los Angeles County pumped a record $22.7 billion into the local economy

May 7, 2018 |

A record-setting pace of tourists visiting Los Angeles County injected $ 22.7 billion into the local economy last year, countering fears that a strong dollar and tough rhetoric from the White House might scare off international tourists.

The county hosted 41.2 million domestic visitors and 7.3 million…


L.A. Times – Business

Kim Expresses ‘Bitter Sorrow’ After Crash Kills 32 Tourists

April 24, 2018 |

A crash that killed 32 tourists from North Korea’s chief ally brought “bitter sorrow” to the heart of leader Kim Jong Un, according to Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency. The agency—in a rare admission of bad news—said the Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a…
Newser

Tourists pick their own grapes at Chile wine harvest fest

March 28, 2018 |

Dozens of tourists armed with sharp scissors and donning dusty gloves and aprons walk through rows of green vines, hand-picking dark purple grapes that will be turned into Chilean wines enjoyed around the world.
FOX News

New San Gabriel Sheraton offers robots and high-end food to attract Chinese tourists

February 24, 2018 |

Several Southern California hotels have added amenities to lure big-spending Chinese tourists, including putting tea pots and slippers in each room. But a hotel built specifically to draw Chinese visitors opened recently in San Gabriel, featuring robots, Mandarin-speaking concierges, a high-end…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Kylie Jenner Is a Waxy Lady with a Baby, Fooling Hollywood Tourists

February 9, 2018 |

Kylie Jenner’s not much for public appearances these days, which is why it’s so shocking she’s already out for a stroll with Stormi … or at least a few tourists thought she was. Kylie’s spot-on wax figure was placed out in front of the…

TMZ.com

Why international tourists are avoiding the U.S. as a whole but still coming to Los Angeles

January 29, 2018 |

Los Angeles, known for bucking many a national trend, is charting its own course when it comes to tourism.

Los Angeles County set a tourism record of 48.3 million visitors in 2017, marking the seventh straight year it topped the previous record for both domestic and international visitors. But…


L.A. Times – Business

Tourists Say They Ordered Steaks, Water, Got $1.3K Bill

January 23, 2018 |

Four Japanese tourists were reportedly taken to the cleaners by a Venice restaurant, and now authorities are looking into the meal. ANSA reports the tourists ordered four steaks and a platter of grilled fish—no wine, just mineral water. The spot near St. Mark’s Square reportedly charged them $ 1,350…
Newser

CNN

Tourists warned after shootings in Jamaica’s Montego Bay

January 20, 2018 |

Tourists visiting Jamaica’s Montego Bay have been urged to stay in their resorts after authorities declared a state of emergency and deployed the military.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Thousands of Tourists Get Stranded at Ski Resort

January 9, 2018 |

Thousands of tourists came to the Vermatt ski resort in Switzerland for a winter adventure, and that’s exactly what they got. It just wasn’t the one they anticipated. About 13,000 people got snowed in at the resort for two days before helicopters began airlifting them out on Tuesday, reports…
Newser

Universal Hilton plans new tower as tourists flock to Harry Potter’s wizard world

December 20, 2017 |

The biggest hotel in the San Fernando Valley could get a lot bigger as Harry Potter fans heading to Hogwarts flock to the inn.

The owner of the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City plans to file an application with Los Angeles officials Wednesday to add a second $ 100-million tower to the hotel overlooking…


L.A. Times – Business