Will tolls take a toll on tourism?

Abbott's Lobster in the Rough opens its 73rd season with its Great First Customer Race.

"Last year we got here as number three and this year we decided we'd be number one if we could," said the winners who came from Long Island.

Karen and David who didn't give their last name say proposed tolls in Connecticut wouldn't stop them from coming to the Noank restaurant again.

"We would prefer not but we also understand roads need to be maintained," they said.

House speaker creates tourism commission

Connecticut’s tourist attractions say they are in a slump. A decline in state marketing money may be one reason, but this morning a new effort was announced to try to reverse the trend.

Virgin Galactic reveals futuristic outpost for space tourism

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert. The once-empty hangar that anchors the taxpayer-financed launch and landing facility has been transformed into a custom-tailored headquarters where Virgin Galactic will run its […]

Minister: 8 tourism deaths in Dominican Republic not unusual

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The deaths of eight American tourists in the Dominican Republic this year are not part of a mysterious wave of fatalities but a medically and statistically normal phenomenon that has been lumped together by the U.S. media, the island’s tourism minister said Friday. Autopsies show the tourists died of […]

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