New York's 750-mile Empire State Trail completed

A 750-mile trail spanning New York state that is expected to attract millions of cyclists, hikers, and runners every year is complete. The mostly off-road trail runs north from New York City through the Hudson and Champlain Valleys to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo along the Erie Canal.

Atlantic City in 2021: Virus is the wild card

When and how thoroughly Atlantic City bounces back is likely to depend on how quickly and effectively the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control. The usual challenges facing the seaside gambling resort aren't going anywhere in 2021.

New York gift shops struggle without tourists

The coronavirus has altered many aspects of life and business in the United States' biggest city, and the pandemic is taking a major toll on the gifts-and-luggage stores that dot tourist-friendly areas.

New York City's tourism-based economy will take years to recover

New York City's multi-billion dollar tourism industry took a major hit from the coronavirus pandemic. With full recovery at least four years away, the Convention and Visitors Bureau is outlining plans to bring tourists back slowly and safely.