tourism

Line of people viewing erupting geyser (© Dave Stamboulis/Alamy)

The 5 most popular national parks during the pandemic [photo gallery]

July 31 is World Ranger Day! Learn about five of America's most visited national parks (there are 423 parks total) and what keeps guests coming back.
Buildings on Mackinac Island (© David R. Frazier Photolibrary, Inc./Alamy)

What makes a National Historic Landmark?

Culturally and historically significant locations are eligible for federal funding as National Historic Landmark sites. Learn more about the designation.
Grassy trail bordered by stone walls (© Erlantz Perez Rodriguez/Alamy)

U.S. joins Latin American countries to protect Incan heritage

Learn how the U.S. has been helping three Andean countries ensure that their Incan and pre-Incan heritage sites will endure for generations to come.
People in two red classic convertibles raising arms to take pictures in front of cruise ship (© Ramon Espinosa/AP Images)

Visiting Cuba fuels regime’s repression

Learn how Cuba's state-dominated economy funnels revenue from tourism, rum and cigar sales to a regime that abuses its people.
Mountains surrounding historic building with towers and walls (© DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Preserving Albania’s centuries-old sites

A recent earthquake damaged three of Albania's most famous historic sites. Learn how a U.S. government program is helping to restore these treasured spots.
Top of large structure (© Shutterstock)

U.S. helps Tunisia restore national treasure

The world's second-largest ancient colosseum is getting a makeover, with help from a U.S. grant. The project could boost tourism in Tunisia.
Tourists posing in front of the Statue of Liberty (© John Minchillo/AP Images)

Top 3 U.S. states international tourists visit

See where international visitors go when they travel to the United States and what attracts them to these U.S. destinations.
Silhouette of people standing at the Tidal Basin surrounded by cherry blossoms (© J. David Ake/AP Images)

Cherry blossom trees symbolize enduring U.S.-Japan ties [video]

Take a virtual walk among the cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin in Washington and learn more about their history in this 360-degree video!
Drawing of inside of airport (© New York Governor's Office/AP Images)

International visitors to U.S. on the rise [infographic]

People from all over the world are visiting the U.S. in growing numbers and spending more money during their travels, according to the latest data.