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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…

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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…
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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.
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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

How California’s wine country and Las Vegas are trying to lure tourists back after tragedies

November 2, 2017 |

In the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas shelved its fun-loving motto of “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” replacing it with a hashtag — #VegasStrong — to promote tourism to the gambling mecca.

Weeks after wildfires charred California’s wine country, that…


L.A. Times – Business

Too many tourists: Crowding is a big headache at national parks and theme parks

October 28, 2017 |

So many tourists head up to the Hollywood sign to snap selfies that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has suggested building a gondola to reduce congestion on nearby streets and hiking trails.

At Zion National Park, the crowds are so heavy that park officials are considering a congestion management…


L.A. Times – Business

Will tourists return to wine country after the Northern California fires?

October 15, 2017 |

Most vineyards and wineries in Northern California’s wine country have been spared by several days of firestorms, but it isn’t clear yet whether the nearly 24 million tourists who visit the region each year will want to return to charred hillsides.

Tourism officials remain optimistic, saying huge…


L.A. Times – Business

In the wake of mass killing, Las Vegas reaches out to tourists with a new ad

October 12, 2017 |

Ten days after a mass shooting killed dozens and injured hundreds in Las Vegas, the city that thrives on tourists, gambling and good times launched an ad to encourage visitors to return.

The new ad, released Wednesday by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, features photos and Twitter…


L.A. Times – Business