Trade Tensions Between the U.S. and China Are Hurting the American Tourism Industry
Customs data collected by the American agency show that the U.S. received 2.9 million Chinese visitors in 2018, down 5.7 percent from the year before.
Viewfinder: A Former Coal Mine Is Flooded to Create an Artificial Lake
A couple watches as water gushes from a pipe into the former Cottbus Nord open-cast coal mine in order to create the Cottbuser Ostsee artificial lake on April 24th, 2019, near Cottbus, Germany.
By Helping Wealthy Cuban Exiles, Trump Might Hurt Ordinary Cuban Citizens
Activating a provision that allows rich exiles to sue in American court for property lost during the 1959 revolution would raise hostilities once again and potentially hurt the Cuban economy.
National Parks Suffered Irreparable Damage During the Shutdown
Many national parks were kept open but unstaffed or understaffed, with serious consequences for the parks, their employees, and their visitors.
Tourism Leads to Way More Emissions Than Previously Thought
And the industry's share of global emissions is only expected to grow.
Could Hawaii Become the First State to Ban Styrofoam Food Containers?
The state is moving to reduce plastic pollution by implementing a groundbreaking ban on polystyrene containers that are commonly used throughout the island in the food industry.
Surf Tourism Is a Fun Vacation That's Killing Central American Economies
Ethnographers are working on solutions to help prevent Central American economies from being overtaken by surf tourists. But the real answer may lie in surfing itself.
Burdened by Austerity, the National Park Service Breaks the Law
The NPS is legally obligated to better manage its enormous crowds, but it is crippled by budget cuts and maintenance backlogs.
How an Early Start to the School Year Is Harming One California Tourist Town
A new trend in California schools is having unintended consequences for residents of South Lake Tahoe.
Why Do So Many People Love to Hate Chinese Tourists?
Two Chinese tourists gave the Nazi salute in Berlin, breaking the law and garnering international media attention.
Ethiopia's First Botanic Garden Has Global Ambitions for Its Flora
Gullele Botanic Garden is an oasis of endemic plant life on the outskirts of Ethiopia's largest city, Addis Ababa.
On Its 100th Birthday, a Prohibitively Popular Park Service
As many millions of tourists descend on the national parks this season, is the agency overlooking its obligations under the law?