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India’s Tourism Minister: States should make tourism promotion their priority

Various states in India should make tourism promotion as their economic agenda as the sector, especially the domestic circuit, has huge employment generating opportunities.

Caspian Sea states take further steps against oil pollution

The five countries bordering the Caspian Sea are to introduce an emergency response system to tackle oil pollution in the world’s largest enclosed body of water as well as enhanced monitoring measur

New research reveals happiest states

Ever wondered if you'd be happier in sunny Florida or snow-covered Minnesota? New research on state-level happiness could answer that question.

World Series’ free getaway contest

Instead of betting cheesecakes and cheesesteaks, Gov. David Paterson and Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell are offering a free getaway contest to the state that wins the World Series.

Sticking it to the tourists is a practice that will backfire

Who are the richest people in town? Here's a hint: Every dime they have is disposable income.

Hotel opening in Hawaii means Courtyard by Marriott is now in...

With the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach, formerly known as the Wyland Waikiki, on June 1, travelers can now enjoy the value and comfort of the brand in all 50 US states.

2008 state, city visitation and traveler characteristics data released

The US Department of Commerce announces the top states, cities, and territories benefiting from overseas travelers to the United States.

Tourism states reconsider advertising budget in tough economic times

A struggling economy has state governments considering whether advertising a luxury or a necessity.

Baltimore seeks hotel tax from online firms

BALTIMORE — Baltimore is joining dozens of governments nationwide going to court in hopes of collecting taxes from online travel sites that help people book hotel rooms.