Tourism http://nhpr.org en Historical New Hampshire: Cultural Highlights In The Southern Counties http://nhpr.org/post/historical-new-hampshire-cultural-highlights-southern-counties <p>New Hampshire is often advertised as a state filled with natural attractions, famous for our mountains (Mt. Washington and Mt. Monadnock are both known world-wide), lakes, and rivers. But the state is filled with historical landmarks as well, which Lucie Bryar covers in her book <a href="http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9781626194236-0"><em>Exploring Southern New Hampshire: History and Nature on Back Roads and Quiet Waters</em></a>. Here are some of the cultural attractions in southern NH you may not have heard about, but that you’ll definitely want to check out.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:38:46 +0000 Molly Donahue 52444 at http://nhpr.org Historical New Hampshire: Cultural Highlights In The Southern Counties 880,000 Visitors Expected In N.H. For Holiday Weekend http://nhpr.org/post/880000-visitors-expected-nh-holiday-weekend <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An organization that studies New Hampshire tourism says an estimated 880,000 out-of-state visitors are expected for the July 4th holiday weekend and they are expected to spend about $131 million.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:27:12 +0000 Associated Press 51170 at http://nhpr.org 880,000 Visitors Expected In N.H. For Holiday Weekend Tourism Boycott Threats Follow Racist Comments By Wolfeboro Commissioner http://nhpr.org/post/tourism-boycott-threats-follow-racist-comments-wolfeboro-commissioner <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire officials are getting hit with calls, emails and tweets reacting to racist comments made by a town police commissioner.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:02:40 +0000 Associated Press 48634 at http://nhpr.org Tourism Boycott Threats Follow Racist Comments By Wolfeboro Commissioner 4.22.14: Drug Tourism, History Of Ice Cubes, Heartbleed & The Americans http://nhpr.org/post/42214-drug-tourism-history-ice-cubes-heartbleed-americans <p> <em>Ahhh. </em>We finally have a week <em>full </em>of warmer temps. What better way to spend your afternoon work break walk than with Word of Mouth? Pop in your earbuds and turn it up; today's show heats up, cools down, and explores real-life risks of the internet and a scandal relived through television.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:19:42 +0000 Word of Mouth 47184 at http://nhpr.org 4.22.14: Drug Tourism, History Of Ice Cubes, Heartbleed & The Americans Better Tourism Through Cookies http://nhpr.org/post/better-tourism-through-cookies <p>All this month Foodstuffs is looking at baking – something many of us do around this time of year. And we’ll meet a range of people who bake at the holidays for a range of different reasons. For some innkeepers and bed and breakfast operators in the White Mountains, baking cookies is good for tourism.</p><p>That’s the idea behind the annual <a href="http://www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com/holiday_cookie_tour.htm" target="_blank">Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie and Candy Tour</a>, which takes place December 14th and 15th.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:07:04 +0000 Brady Carlson 39650 at http://nhpr.org Better Tourism Through Cookies Slideshow: Peak Foliage Around New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/slideshow-peak-foliage-around-new-hampshire <p>Ask and you shall receive.&nbsp;</p><p>We asked our listeners and contributors to send us favorite foliage shots from around the state. We're around peak right now, and this is how it looks.&nbsp;</p><p>Have more photos to contribute? Send them to us by <strong><a href="mailto:rlavoie@nhpr.org?subject=Foliage%20photos%202013&amp;body=Where%20did%20you%20take%20this%20photo%3F%20Who%20took%20it%3F%20">email</a>,</strong> or post them on our <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/nhpublicradio">Facebook page.&nbsp;</a></strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:14:02 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 36620 at http://nhpr.org Slideshow: Peak Foliage Around New Hampshire Bipartisan Concern Growing About Economic Impact Of Shutdown In NH http://nhpr.org/post/bipartisan-concern-growing-about-economic-impact-shutdown-nh <p></p><p>With the government shutdown now in its second week, there&rsquo;s growing bipartisan concern in New Hampshire about the impact on state tourism and the local economy.</p><p>But there&rsquo;s a difference of opinion on who&rsquo;s to blame in Washington.</p><p></p><p>With Columbus Day weekend approaching, nearly two dozen campgrounds on federal land in the White Mountain National Forest remain closed due to the shutdown.</p><p>State Representative Warren Groen of Rochester says the state&rsquo;s tourists and business owners are paying the price.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:31:48 +0000 Michael Brindley 36480 at http://nhpr.org Bipartisan Concern Growing About Economic Impact Of Shutdown In NH It's Peak Foliage, According To N.H. Tourism Officials http://nhpr.org/post/its-peak-foliage-according-nh-tourism-officials <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire tourism officials say the fall foliage is most vibrant and at or just past peak in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Officials emphasize that New Hampshire&#39;s parks and campgrounds are open and unaffected by the federal government shutdown. Ranger stations in the White Mountains National Forest are closed.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:07:01 +0000 Associated Press 36448 at http://nhpr.org It's Peak Foliage, According To N.H. Tourism Officials Transplant Tourism http://nhpr.org/post/transplant-tourism <p>Organ and tissue transplantation is a rapidly-developing area of medicine, one that’s rich with the potential to save lives and fraught with tough policy questions. The demand for replacement organs far outweighs the supply, so many patients die waiting. Others are willing to take drastic steps -- like moving to another state or a foreign country -- to get the organs they need to survive. Producer Meg Heckman brings us the story of Jim McHugh, a man in dire need of a liver transplant, and how his move to Indiana from New England during a snowstorm proved to be incredibly fortuitous.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:18:41 +0000 Meg Heckman 23459 at http://nhpr.org Transplant Tourism Colebrook Opens Streets To Welcome ATV Tourists http://nhpr.org/post/colebrook-opens-streets-welcome-atv-tourists <p>The town of Colebrook in the North Country has taken a new step to try and attract ATV-riding tourists.</p><p>It’s opening up some of its streets to the all-terrain vehicles.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>Colebrook’s select board has approved opening up 21 streets in the town to ATV riders, says Jules Kennett, one of the three selectmen.</p><p><em>&nbsp;“We finally came up with what we believe is the safest, most accessible way to get the ATVers into the center of town.”</em></p><p>The speed limit would be 10 miles per hour.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:31:57 +0000 Chris Jensen 19929 at http://nhpr.org Colebrook Opens Streets To Welcome ATV Tourists N.H. Tourism Officials Predict 6.7M Visitors Will Spend $860M This Winter http://nhpr.org/post/nh-tourism-officials-predict-67m-visitors-will-spend-860m-winter <p>After a rough winter season last year, New Hampshire tourism officials predict nearly seven million people will visit the state between now and the end of February.</p><p>The state&nbsp;<a href="http://www.visitnh.gov/uploads/pdf/press-releases/Winter-Forecast-12-5-12-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Division of Travel and Tourism Development</a> says those tourists are expected to spend $860 million, which would be up by 9 percent over last year.</p><p>Those figures come from the Institute for New Hampshire Studies.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 21:53:50 +0000 Michael Brindley 17978 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Tourism Officials Predict 6.7M Visitors Will Spend $860M This Winter The Slopes Are Melting! http://nhpr.org/post/slopes-are-melting <P><A href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/columnistsdavebrooks/">David Brooks</A>, writer for the Nashua Telegraph, <A href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/print/?sid=2872977">walks us through&nbsp;</A>current and future threats that global warming poses to the ski industry.</P> <P> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:34:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17876 at http://nhpr.org The End of the Alpine Lodge? http://nhpr.org/post/end-alpine-lodge <p>In winter sports communities out west, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204712904578094991048145664.html?link=SM_clmst_sum">ski lodges are shedding their antlers</a> for a more contemporary decor. But does the cocoa taste as sweet? And will New England ever give up its slopeside a-frame aesthetic?</p><p></p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:17:19 +0000 Taylor Quimby 17873 at http://nhpr.org The End of the Alpine Lodge? Gorilla Tourism's Downside http://nhpr.org/post/gorilla-tourisms-downside <p></p><p>More than three decades ago, the Mountain Gorilla project started a tourism project to save the <a href="http://worldwildlife.org/species/mountain-gorilla">threatened gorilla population</a> from poaching. The project hired poachers as park rangers and demonstrated that live gorillas were much more valuable as tourist attractions than dead ones. Since then, gorilla tourism has added hundreds of millions of foreign tourist dollars to state coffers in Central Africa, and the great ape populations have seen a modest rebound.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:06:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15502 at http://nhpr.org Gorilla Tourism's Downside A New Tactic For Northern Pass Opponents: Boycott Montreal http://nhpr.org/post/new-tactic-northern-pass-opponents-boycott-montreal <p>A prominent Canadian environmentalist says opposition to the Northern Pass project has not generated widespread coverage in Canada. The head of the Sierra Club Canada spoke at Plymouth State University Tuesday night.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>John Bennett, the executive director of the Sierra Club Canada, disappointed a group of about 100 Northern Pass opponents when he told them their efforts have received little media attention in Canada.</p><p><em>“It may be showing up in some of the Quebec press but it is not showing up in the national press in Canada.”</em></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:49:20 +0000 Chris Jensen 15433 at http://nhpr.org A New Tactic For Northern Pass Opponents: Boycott Montreal