• Nissan gives $500,000 to Mississippi history museums

    Updated: 17 min ago

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is donating $500,000 to help fund exhibits and a dining area at two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson. The Japanese automaker made the announcement Monday at its Canton plant, along with former Mississippi Govs. William...

  • $100M hotel coming to Charleston's historic district

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Construction is underway on a major new hotel in Charleston's historic district. Bennett Hospitality broke ground Monday on a $100 million, eight-story luxury hotel on Marion Square. The 200,000-square-foot hotel is going up at the site where the old...

  • New Ellis Island center to complete US immigration story

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A gallery opening next month at the Ellis Island Museum will complete the story of America's immigration history. The Peopling of America Center opens on May 20. The museum will then be renamed the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. The center's new exhibits...

  • Denver-bound jet diverted to Des Moines, United says

    Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A Denver-bound United jet has been diverted to Des Moines because of strange odor. United Airlines spokeswoman Mary Clark said Monday that the odor was detected after Flight 112 left Chicago just after 2:45 p.m. Sunday. The plane set down without incident in Des...

  • Vintage baseball game set for Waveland State Historic Site

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Baseball fans can catch a game at Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington that will recreate how the sport was played in the 1860s. State tourism officials say the game between the Losantiville Black Stockings and Norwood Highlanders will be May 17. Players...

  • Motor coach travel, Canada part of annual tourism conference

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — This year's Governor's Conference on Tourism in New Hampshire is including sessions on group travel by motor coach and marketing to the Canadian visitor. Featured guests at the conference May 4-5 are Peter Pantuso, American Bus Association president and CEO, and...

  • Ky. communities benefit from visits to Lincoln Historic Park

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A new report shows that visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky spent $13 million last year in nearby communities. The National Park Service report says the spending by the 241,264 visitors supported 227 jobs in the local...

  • New coaster set for SeaWorld Orlando


    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando says it is building what will be the tallest roller coaster in Orlando. Officials said Friday the roller coaster will be 200 feet tall when it is completed next year. SeaWorld says it will release more details on the coaster next month.

  • Maine hosting New England tourism conference this month


    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 400 travel and tourism businesses, tour operators and other organizations from eight different countries will visit Maine this month. Maine is hosting the annual Discover New England Tourism Summit in Portland from April 27-29. The six New England...

  • Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited


    AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted. The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of...

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