Governor Abbott proclaims May 2-8 Travel and Tourism Week in Texas

Legislators to recognize the power of travel to drive economic recovery in Texas

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has decreed a proclamation recognizing May 2-8 as Travel and Tourism Week in Texas. This week will focus attention on the affects of the travel and tourism industry, which critically impacted the state of Texas,…

Downtown's master plan has a survey available

Anyone who wants to add their perspective to the current downtown master plan, can do it through an online survey.

VICTORIA, Texas - Our downtown is an up-and-coming area, where the city is undergoing a project that started on December 18, 2020 with an Advisory Committee.   The committee is planning…

City to accept HOT fund applications starting Monday

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria will be accepting applications from July 20 to July 31 from local organizations seeking hotel occupancy tax (HOT) funds. Under Texas law, the City collects a hotel occupancy tax from hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and other…

Carnival Glory returns to New Orleans

The Carnival cruise ship damaged Friday in a collision with another Carnival vessel is on its way back to its home port in New Orleans, the cruise line said.

There were once ads for this volcano

With hindsight, it looks embarrassingly inappropriate, but long before New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted killing at least 16 people last week, it was once humorously marketed as a fun destination for risk takers.

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches 12th test flight

Blue Origin, the stealthy company founded by Amazon's billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, just launched another test flight of its tourism rocket as it steadily inches toward sending paying customers into space.

Threat of new White Island eruption hampers rescue efforts

There is a high chance New Zealand's White Island volcano could erupt again within the next 24 hours, volcanologists have warned, further disrupting efforts to recover the bodies of eight missing people who are believed to have died in an eruption earlier this week.

New Zealand volcano eruption: Police investigate deaths

Almost all patients who were injured in the deadly New Zealand volcanic eruption have suffered extensive burns to their bodies and lungs, as questions mount over the circumstances surrounding the tragedy that has left at least six people dead.

Volcano deaths highlight perils of adventure tourism

The deaths of at least five tourists in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand have raised questions over whether tour companies are taking enough precautions to keep visitors safe -- and whether tourists are aware of the risks.

Cruise line sexual assaults jump sharply

Cruise lines sailing from US ports reported 35 alleged sexual assaults in the third quarter of this year, an increase of 67% from the same period a year ago, according to data compiled by the US Department of Transportation.

'Green' vacations gaining in popularity

Prince Harry wants us to do it. Emma Thompson does, too. And unlike the other two, who've been criticized for their high-carbon lifestyles at odds with their public pronouncements, Greta Thunberg actually does it herself.