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Sep. 9, 2016 — A research team used social media images to measure the value of outdoor recreation on public lands. The study analyzed more than 7,000 geotagged photos to calculate that conserved lands contributed ... read more

Bloom and Bust: Algae Takes a Heavy Toll on Florida Tourism

Aug. 4, 2016 — The harmful algae bloom affecting some South Florida beaches has driven away half of people considering visiting the Sunshine State and could deter nearly three-fourths of those thinking of traveling ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — In the midst of the 2016 presidential election season, headlines often tell the story of a polarized political climate in America. However, a recent national survey has found overwhelming bipartisan ... read more

Economic Significance of Cities Increases While That of Countries Falls

Nov. 18, 2015 — According to a European study, the most competitive cities are those with greater economic and political leadership and innovative ... read more

Peer-to-Peer Accommodation Services Change Travel Patterns in Many Ways

Nov. 2, 2015 — Have you ever used Airbnb or other peer-to-peer accommodation services when traveling? If yes, you are likely to travel more than you used to, you choose your destination from among a wider set of ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Exceptionally detailed maps of five Great Lakes recreational activities have now been mapped by researchers who say the information can be used to help prioritize restoration ... read more

Jan. 16, 2015 — Only about 2 percent of commuters in three metro areas - Atlanta, the Twin Cities and Los Angeles - reported pedaling their bicycles to the transit station, suggesting the need for better ... read more

Jan. 12, 2015 — Intercity bus departures grew 2.1 percent last year, research shows. The lead researcher says, "Once people switch to the bus, they often become frequent users, in part due to the generous ... read more

Commuting by Bicycle: Why the Irish Aren't Like the Dutch (Yet)

Nov. 11, 2014 — Cities around the world are pouring money into beautiful bicycle paths in hopes of convincing citizens to drive less and bike more. According to a new study, however, getting people to go from four ... read more

Bicycle-Friendly City Infrastructure in U.S. Significantly Increases Cycling to Work by Residents, Which Can Improve Health of Locals

Nov. 4, 2014 — The number of people commuting by bike has increased by 60% over the past decade, but until now, the increase has not been closely tied to a supportive city infrastructure. Researchers evaluated how ... read more

Excess Parking at Some Denver Sports Stadiums

Aug. 4, 2014 — Sports stadiums in Denver suffer from excess parking, creating unattractive concrete spaces, heat islands, and missed economic opportunities, according to a new study. "We tend to think the more ... read more

Apr. 16, 2014 — If you’re planning a summer vacation or weekend getaway, when you book your hotel room can make a big difference. A new study found you’ll be happier with your hotel stay if you book your room ... read more

Apr. 9, 2014 — Can modern engineers learn best practices from ancient road builders? Modern road construction often relies on modifying the landscape by blasting through rock, which can result in landslides. ... read more

British Medical Tourists Seeking Treatment Overseas Without Sufficient Information, Advice

Feb. 3, 2014 — A team of researchers has found that British people traveling abroad for medical treatment are often unaware of the potential health and financial consequences they could ... read more

Researchers Warn of the 'Myths' of Global Medical Tourism

Nov. 4, 2013 — A team of British researchers is warning governments and healthcare decision makers across the globe to be wary of the myths and hype surrounding medical ... read more

Rise of Medical Tourism Shows Impact on Cosmetic Surgery Market

Oct. 30, 2013 — Would you consider traveling to Mexico or India for a less-expensive rhinoplasty or breast augmentation procedure? Many Americans are doing just that -- and the trend is having an impact on the ... read more

Oct. 21, 2013 — Scientists use social media -- vacation photos from Flickr -- to study how people use natural areas for tourism and ... read more

Start Travelling and Change Your Life Perceptions

Sep. 26, 2013 — Do we have a long-term sense of being, direction in life and well-being because of travel and tourism? Tourism psychology research has previously been concerned with tourist motivation, behavior in ... read more

Study of Veterans Finds Links Between Outdoor Activities, Improved Mental Health

July 25, 2013 — Veterans participating in extended outdoor group recreation show signs of improved mental health, suggesting a link between the activities and long-term psychological well-being, according to results ... read more

June 24, 2013 — NOAA's National Weather Service has discovered that 64 percent of lightning deaths since 2006 occurred while people were participating in leisure activities, with fishing topping the list at 26 ... read more

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