Travel | Colorado Springs Gazette

Travel Headlines view all

  • Hawaii visitor arrivals, spending up in July

    HONOLULU (AP) — The number of visitors to Hawaii rose 2.5 percent last month from the same period last year, to more than 772,000. The Hawaii Tourism Authority said Wednesday spending climbed 2.6 percent to $1.4 billion. CEO Mike McCartney says the figures were the highest on record for the month of July. Travelers aren't staying as long...

  • Yellowstone National Park employee found dead

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Law enforcement at Yellowstone National Park is investigating the death a woman who worked there. Park officials say 21-year-old Kassandra "Kassie" Wieferich was found dead Tuesday night in the Old Faithful Lodge area. Officials started searching for Wieferich, a park concession employee from Twin...

  • AP names gambling industry reporter in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reporter Kimberly Pierceall has been hired to cover gambling and tourism for The Associated Press in Nevada. The appointment was announced Wednesday by West Region Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states. Pierceall, 32, joins the AP from the Orange County Register, where she has worked as a reporter since 2012...

  • Low-budget Ryanair launches business-class

    DUBLIN (AP) — European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo companies and governments during penny-pinching times. Marketed under the slogan "Your boss will approve," the new ticket reverses some of the airline's more reviled policies for fee-dazzled travelers. The Dublin-based company, long Europe's...

  • Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

    LONDON (AP) — Earthquakes are rocking Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic. Iceland's Met Office says two earthquakes measuring over magnitude 5 shook the volcano under the vast Vatnajokull glacier on Wednesday. Some 500 quakes have hit the area since...

  • Grants help students to tour Cherokee Nation sites

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is offering grants for elementary students to tour some of the tribe's historical sites. The grants will fund 20 education tours for schools both within and outside the tribe's 14-county jurisdiction in northeastern Oklahoma. The grants are available for grades three through six. Some of the sites...

  • Arab American Book Award winners to be honored

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A national museum is once again honoring tales of the Arab experience told through fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The Arab American National Museum on Tuesday announced the winners of its annual Arab American Book Award. The poetry award went to Philip Metres' "A Concordance of Leaves," an epic wedding poem recalling...

  • AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase slightly this year. That's more than 964,300 Virginians traveling during the Thursday...

  • Most Texans since 2008 to travel for Labor Day

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas projects that more than 2.5 million Texans will hit the road or take wing for the Labor Day 2014 holiday. The auto club said in a statement that the projection would be the highest number of Texans traveling for Labor Day since 2008 and a 1.9 percent increase from 2013. The club predicts that 2.1 of those Texans...

  • Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California's magnitude-6.0 earthquake also hit outside wine country, including the hard-luck city of Vallejo. City manager Daniel Keen said Tuesday that quake damage there was the biggest challenge Vallejo has faced since emerging from bankruptcy in 2011. Keen says Vallejo suffered tens of millions of dollars...

  • 2 new Maya civilization centers studied in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two lost Maya cities recently uncovered by an international team of scientists in Mexico could help decipher the story of the empire's early capitals to the south that were eventually abandoned for large cities on the Yucatan peninsula. Both discoveries are in the southeastern part of the Gulf state of Campeche on the...

  • Official: Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in the U.S. territory for the first time in 144 years, officials said Tuesday. Scientists discovered the nest in May near the Rio Abajo Nature Preserve in western Puerto Rico and monitored it with cameras...

  • Old State House to conserve first ladies' gowns

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The exhibition of Arkansas' first ladies' gowns at the Old State House Museum is to temporarily close, starting Sept. 7. The museum said Tuesday that the closure is necessary so the gowns can be assessed for conservation. In recent weeks, the museum staff noticed some of the garments were deteriorating and two of them...

  • US eager to cater to Chinese tourists

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Tourism from China to the U.S. has soared since the countries signed an agreement in 2007 promoting travel. More than 1.8 million Chinese visited last year, a three-fold increase in five years. By 2018, the number of Chinese visitors is expected to surpass 4 million, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce....

  • Fire at Kansas refinery has driven gas prices higher in Colorado

    Don't blame OPEC or Iraq or some other overseas entity. Blame Kansas - or more specifically, a Kansas refinery - for Colorado's high gasoline prices. A July 29 oil refinery fire in southeastern Kansas has kept gas prices in Colorado about 20 cents higher than the national average, but the refinery should be up and running this week and soon...

Advertisement
Advertisement
AUG
27
AUG
28
AUG
29
AUG
30
AUG
31
SEP
1
SEP
2
SEP
3
SEP
4
SEP
5
SEP
6
SEP
7
SEP
8
SEP
9
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement