Tourism

Silhouette of people standing at the Tidal Basin surrounded by cherry blossoms (© J. David Ake/AP Images)video

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.
People waving to airplane on tarmac (© Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S.-Africa trade is ready for takeoff

Kenya Airways joins several other African airlines providing direct service between the U.S. and Africa, which is expected to boost trade and tourism.
Mannequin in spacesuit sitting in car flying beyond Earth's orbit (SpaceX)

U.S. supports era of private spaceflight

At the National Space Council, the Trump administration is making sure regulations don't get in the way of America's innovation and private enterprise in space.
Large crowd of people on a bridge, with one hand reaching skyward (© Gerald Herbert/AP Images)

Explore the trail of the U.S. civil rights movement

A new website, civilrightstrail.com, uses 360-degree videos, historical comparison photos, interviews and interactive maps to guide visitors along important civil rights sites across the southern United States.
People looking at Great Sphinx and pyramids (© Alan Tsai/Getty Images)

U.S. helps Egypt preserve antiquities

U.S.-Egyptian teamwork is protecting many of Egypt's most historic sites, including the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, from groundwater and other threats.
Scenic view of Mount McKinley with a tour bus on road in the foreground (Design Pics Inc./Alamy)

Want to see America? Travel firms have packages for every budget.

Tourism is big business in the United States, and the 77 million visitors from other countries in 2016 are a major reason why.
Cherry blossoms and Jefferson Memorial (© AP Images)

Japan’s much-celebrated gift blooms in Washington

Washington’s famous cherry trees are blooming again. This year marks the 105th anniversary of Japan's gift of the flowering trees to the U.S.
Woman feeding a giraffe (Courtesy of Shannon O’Donnell)

Have purpose, will travel

Voluntourism, travel combined with volunteer activities, is driven by young people’s desire to make their lives more consequential.