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2012-03-20 16:50:09

Beautiful views and exotic thrills draw millions of tourists to volcanic sites each year. Previously frequented by smaller numbers of experienced hikers and trained tour guides, today's volcanic sites are plagued by throngs of novice hikers, who are often ill-prepared and uneducated about the risks of volcano geotourism. These groups of vacation-goers often display a lackadaisical attitude about safety that can put their lives at risk. The most obvious hazard is exposure to lava, but other...

2011-03-16 07:12:00

ALSEA, Ore., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Stay U.S. today named the top states for farm travel and tourism, finding that Pennsylvania, California and Vermont lead the nation in "haycation" destinations with the largest number of farm vacation listings in its FarmStayUS.com database. The FarmStayUS.com searchable website has grown within a year to become the largest online source for farm vacations in the U.S., having expanded rapidly to 721 listings in all 50 states. That number...

2010-08-10 12:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's still enough summer remaining for Pennsylvanians to plan a fun roadtrip to agricultural destinations statewide through Keystone Country, an interactive website at www.visitPA.com/KeystoneCountry, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. "Pennsylvania agritourism destinations are affordable, family-friendly and can serve as a getaway for a few hours or a few days," said Redding. "With plenty of options close to home...

2010-05-24 14:52:00

PA's 115 Fairs Bring Together Farms, Food and Fun HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affordable, family friendly travel destinations are featured in the 2010 Pennsylvania Fair Guide, now available in print or online, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. Offering information on the state's 115 fairs, the new guide is available at www.agriculture.state.pa.us by searching "Fair Guide." Information, including locations and dates, is organized by region....

2010-01-19 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Geographic Society today unveiled its latest Geotourism MapGuide, which highlights the sustainable places and attractions in the Central Cascades region of the Pacific Northwest. Based on recommendations of local residents and business owners, the MapGuide showcases authentic and sustainable ways to experience the dynamic landscape, pioneering culture and recreational treasures of the Central Cascades areas of Washington and Oregon. The...

2009-12-01 07:50:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourism has undergone a dramatic shift in recent years and many in the industry believe the change is permanent. In the past, American tourists sought familiarity in even the most exotic destinations. Today, the more sophisticated consumer seeks experiences as unique as their destinations. This industry-wide travel trend, called "geotourism," attracts modern vacationers who are now looking to immerse themselves in the authentic culture of a place. Jonathan...

2009-01-14 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations has joined organizations in Washington and Oregon to publicize the world-class natural and cultural attractions of the Central Cascades. The pilot project seeks to contribute to the economic health of communities by promoting geotourism: tourism that sustains and enhances the geographical character of a place -- its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its...

2008-09-02 03:00:18

By Barbieri, Carla Mahoney, Edward; Butler, Larry ABSTRACT Pressure to adopt enhanced production technologies, changing government support policies, increasing and more diverse competition, and changing markets have posed economic challenges to North American farmers over the past two decades. As a response, farmers are adjusting their production model by incorporating agricultural related enterprises. Although there is evidence that farm diversification is occurring throughout North...

2008-07-08 15:00:26

Five U.S. governmental agencies and the National Geographic Society have signed an agreement promoting geotourism. With the goal of better preserving and enhancing the natural and cultural heritage of the nation's public lands and waters, the agreement was signed Tuesday during a ceremony in Washington. The memorandum of understanding is a first step to promote geotourism as a collaborative approach among governmental agencies and private partners, the NGS said, noting geotourism refers...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'