'Be more friendly': France unveils measures to boost tourism

France on Thursday unveiled plans to boost tourism and said it needed to eradicate its surly reputation as the world's top destination for foreign visitors faces increasingly stiff competition. Speaking at the close of a national conference on tourism, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced that the government had fixed a target of attracting 100 million […]

Stricter booze rules for Las Vegas' Fremont Street

Las Vegas officials are banning people from drinking out of aluminum cans and glass bottles at the Fremont Street Experience, saying they want to cut down on the rowdy revelry that has led to fights and … LAS VEGAS – Yahoo News Search Results

Asia's Demand for Apes Is Spurring a Deadly Illegal Trade

Custom officials at Indonesia's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport discovered something shocking earlier this month—a sedated baby orangutan hidden in a suitcase. According to figures collected by the Great Apes Survival Partnership, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, and bonobos are being rescued from smugglers at a rate of nearly two per week—double last year’s number. "It's worrying," GRASP … […]

Miami Beach: At Last! The Hilton Cabana Beach Miami is Now Open

Miami Beach: At Last! The Hilton Cabana Beach Miami is Now Open

Finalmente! The Hilton Cabana Miami Beach has officially opened. The beachfront property on (way north) Collins Ave was set to open in December but that was quickly pushed off until March. Then we sort of lost track. But now we’ve got word that it’s really open. The 10-story Art Deco building has 231 guest rooms […]