RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Tourism and Leisure Industry

A collection of news and information related to Tourism and Leisure Industry published by this site and its partners.

Top Tourism and Leisure Industry Articles

Displaying items 97-108
  • What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?

    What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?
    Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst. But there's actually a...
  • Travel books: Hearst had more than a castle

    Travel books: Hearst had more than a castle
    "Hearst Ranch: Family, Land and Legacy" Abrams, $50 You can see it perched high on a hill, palm trees swaying over its red-tiled roof. Hearst Castle has been a favorite tourist spot since newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst's Hearst Corp....
  • Elan Gale's inglorious Twitter hoax

    It was a reality show all its own. Last Thursday, 30-year-old Elan Gale, a hirsute hipster and television producer whose credits include several seasons of "The Bachelor" franchise, sent a series of tweets to his roughly 35,000 Twitter followers....
  • Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century

     Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century
    Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels....
  • France: What's right, what's wrong and what's next at Disneyland Paris

    France: What's right, what's wrong and what's next at Disneyland Paris
    During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States.  For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of...
  • Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain

    Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain
    Only at Disneyland would they tear down an old and dilapidated gold mining town in order to build a new and identical gold mining town and make it look old and dilapidated again. "The goal was to bring it back to exactly the way it was," said David...
  • The wonderful world of 'Disneyland Hotel' by Donald W. Ballard

    The wonderful world of 'Disneyland Hotel' by Donald W. Ballard
    I'm a shameless sucker for pastel pink flamingos. I've often lingered at bookstore counters flipping through collections of 1950s picture postcards, delighted by Technicolor images of vacation wonderlands, but I never buy them because perforated postcards...
  • Throwback Thursday: 9 vintage Disneyland photos

    Throwback Thursday: 9 vintage Disneyland photos
    In 1964, Jong Sook Kim visited Disneyland. It was no ordinary trip for the 14-year-old. Doctors once thought she would never see again, but after she traveled from her native South Korea to San Francisco for surgery, her sight was restored -- and she...
  • Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777

    Air New Zealand takes off with a 'Hobbit' themed 777
     Air New Zealand hopes to get some tail winds from the next installment of "The Hobbit." In a not-so-subtle marketing campaign tied to the movie, the self-described "airline of Middle-earth," has emblazoned a Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a 177 foot-long...
  • For 'Mr. Banks,' Simi Valley works as Australian outback

    For 'Mr. Banks,' Simi Valley works as Australian outback
    Michael Corenblith is grateful for the rolling hills of Simi Valley. The production designer on Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" relied heavily on the 10,000-acre Big Sky Ranch in the Ventura County city to help re-create the childhood home of P.L. Travers,...
  • SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX reaches milestone in rocket launch from Cape Canaveral
    With a thunderous roar, a 224-foot rocket carrying a massive satellite launched from Cape Canaveral and blasted into outer space, hurtling over the Atlantic Ocean as it cut across the night sky. On Tuesday, Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX lifted the SES-8...
  • Airlines roll out the perks for affluent fliers

    Airlines roll out the perks for affluent fliers
    If you are among America’s well-to-do, you may have noticed that the airline industry has been rolling out the red carpet for you lately. For good reason. The number of affluent travelers has risen in the last few years, according to a report by...