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Mexican border city hopes to lure spring breakers

Mexican border city hopes to lure spring breakers

"We used to see waves of people along the main boulevard," said Julio Mejia, who took over as tourism director in December.

Oklahoma Panhandle: Rural and quirky

Oklahoma Panhandle: Rural and quirky

Though I've lived in Oklahoma 20 of my 28 years, I'd never trekked out to the Panhandle until recently.

Brazil keeps up Carnival pace of parties, parades

Brazil keeps up Carnival pace of parties, parades

"Samba is the root that binds Brazilian culture," said Nanny Kammura, a 35-year-old kindergarten teacher and mother who transforms into a "passista" samba dance specialist for the Mocidade school when the big party rolls around each year.

Amtrak returns to Denver Union Station

Amtrak returns to Denver Union Station

DENVER  | Amtrak’s California Zephyr is resuming service to Denver Union Station after a three-year absence and a nearly $500 million renovation of the historic Denver rail hub. Service will resume with the scheduled 7:10 p.m. departure of the eastbound …

Space Center tops Alabama’s paid attractions

The Tourism Department says Alabama's Gulf Coast beaches were the top natural destination in 2013 with 5.5 million visitors.

One-day tickets at Disney World now more expensive

Disney spokeswoman Kim Prunty says the pricing reflects the high quality of the parks.

2013 was a record year for tourism in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott announced last year's numbers Friday at Universal Orlando Resort, where nearly 3,500 new jobs are expected to be created this year.

Havana mob hotel Capri reopens after renovation

Havana mob hotel Capri reopens after renovation

"It's a feeling of that era (at the Capri). I think in Cuba you feel that in general," said Roberto Escalante, a 62-year-old Mexican university professor who was staying in the hotel this month during an academic conference.

Ethiopia pilot was distraught over death in family

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | The uncle of an Ethiopian pilot who hijacked a flight to Rome and took it to Geneva said on Tuesday that his nephew had been distraught over the loss of another uncle. The uncle, Alemu Asmamaw, …

Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

"This year is off to a brutal start for airlines and travelers," says FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker.