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Lacking ‘Quality’ Tourists, Bali Mulls New Restrictions

September 21, 2018 |

Tourists. They don’t make them like they used to. At least that’s what officials in Bali think. “The quality of tourists is now different from before,” Bali’s deputy governor, Cok Ace, said this week during a regional council meeting, per the Guardian . And by different, he means worse. “It is…
Newser

Russians Accused of Poisoning Ex-Spy in England Claim to Be Tourists

September 14, 2018 |

Two Russians accused by the U.K. of poisoning a former Russian spy in England told a Kremlin-backed television station they were ordinary people whose lives had been turned upside down by the allegations.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Island Fights Tourists Trying to Steal Tons of Sand

August 11, 2018 |

Do the crime, pay the fine—and on the island of Sardinia, the fine for collecting sand as a souvenir can be quite steep. The Telegraph reports a 40-year-old British tourist now has to fork over nearly $ 1,200 after local police say he was found with a plastic bottle…
Newser

Tourists Tried to Lift ‘Souvenir’ Bricks From Auschwitz

July 17, 2018 |

Two Hungarians have been convicted of trying to steal bricks during a tour of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. Per USA Today , the tourists told authorities they wanted to take the bricks home as souvenirs. Polish police reportedly said that officials were alerted to the pair’s misdeeds when they…
Newser

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