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Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years 

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years 

“People just want to experience things they can’t experience elsewhere,” said Genghis Cohen, owner of Machine Guns Vegas. “There’s not an action movie in the past 30 years without a machine gun.”

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

At the annual fiesta in Bunol on Wednesday, trucks dumped 125 tons of ripe tomatoes for some 22,000 participants —many from abroad — to throw during the hour-long morning festivities.

Feds propose ban on rope-swinging from Utah arches

Feds propose ban on rope-swinging from Utah arches

“We have seen the popularity of some roped activities skyrocket in recent years,” said BLM Utah spokeswoman Megan Crandall.

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn’t deter tourists

“Clearly, we are concerned that people are going to see that it was a catastrophe, and it certainly wasn’t good, but it wasn’t a catastrophe by any means,” Clay Gregory, president of tourism organization Visit Napa Valley, said as workers at a shuttered downtown visitor’s center updated lists of open wineries and surveyed hotels about cancellations.

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

“The airlines have done a really nice job of making hotel fees and surcharges seem reasonable,” says Bjorn Hanson, a professor at New York University’s hospitality school.

Hot-sauce plant's tour offers whiff of excitement

Hot-sauce plant’s tour offers whiff of excitement

“To prove we make hot sauce, we don’t make tear gas,” Tran told the Pasadena Star-News (http://bit.ly/1mzJmjV ).

Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

“We don’t usually get this,” said Hunt-Foster, a paleontologist for 16 years.

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

“Customers shouldn’t have to make sacrifices just because they are onboard an aircraft,” says Todd Traynor-Corey, the airline’s managing director of food design.

Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako

Street art, not beaches, in Honolulu’s Kakaako

Wong says the art represents a unique local style, mixing the elaborate urban graffiti seen in places like Brooklyn, Miami, Tokyo and London with Hawaiian cultural influences and Asian anime.

Global cruise lines set sail for China

Global cruise lines set sail for China

“We know that’s just a drop in the bucket to what lies ahead in terms of the market in China, which we believe is going to someday represent more than half of all the cruise guests,” Carnival CEO Arnold Donald said in a phone interview.