Tourism - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/Tourism Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Back already: Can Salt Lake City support 2 Comic Cons a year? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791797-79/comic-salt-con-lake.html.csp Comic-book-hero movies are mired in sequels, so why not Utah’s comic book convention? So on Thursday, Salt Lake Comic Con Part 2, also known as FanX, will open its doors at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City. So far, ticket sales suggest the three-day event will be even bigger than last fall’s record-breaking comic con, and the event’s organizer is feeling as brave as Captain America facing a band of Nazis. Organizer Dan Farr is confident that Utah can support two comi... Comic-book-hero movies are mired in sequels, so why not Utah’s comic book convention? So on Thursday, Salt Lake Comic Con Part 2, also known as FanX, will open its doors at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City. So far, ticket sales suggest the three-day event will be even bigger than last fall’s record-breaking comic con, and the event’s organizer is feeling as brave as Captain America facing a band of Nazis. Organizer Dan Farr is confident that Utah can support two comi... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57791797@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:55:29 MDT Dr. Seuss goes to sea aboard Carnival cruise ship http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57797717-79/seuss-carnival-ship-freedom.html.csp While books called “Green Eggs and Midnight Buffets” or “The Cat in a Boat” might not be in the works, Dr. Seuss is apparently going sailing. Carnival has joined forces with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to add the first-ever Bookville family reading venue as the company completes an extensive multi-million dollar makeover of its Carnival Freedom. The ship, which will be in dry dock in the Bahamas from April 19 to May 3 getting retrofitted, will be the first to feature Bookville, a dedicated Seuss-theme... While books called “Green Eggs and Midnight Buffets” or “The Cat in a Boat” might not be in the works, Dr. Seuss is apparently going sailing. Carnival has joined forces with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to add the first-ever Bookville family reading venue as the company completes an extensive multi-million dollar makeover of its Carnival Freedom. The ship, which will be in dry dock in the Bahamas from April 19 to May 3 getting retrofitted, will be the first to feature Bookville, a dedicated Seuss-theme... 57797717@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:08:01 MDT Endowment to boost winter sports for youth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791220-79/youth-alliance-park-sports.html.csp The Park City-based Youth Sports Alliance is looking to create a $2 million endowment in the name of skiing legend Stein Eriksen to help developing athletes and needy kids participate in winter sports programs. A gala last week at Deer Valley Resort’s Silver Lake Lodge secured pledges of $600,000 toward that goal, said Aimee Preston, executive director of the alliance, a nonprofit established to carry out one legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics — encouraging future generations of youth to be act... The Park City-based Youth Sports Alliance is looking to create a $2 million endowment in the name of skiing legend Stein Eriksen to help developing athletes and needy kids participate in winter sports programs. A gala last week at Deer Valley Resort’s Silver Lake Lodge secured pledges of $600,000 toward that goal, said Aimee Preston, executive director of the alliance, a nonprofit established to carry out one legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympics — encouraging future generations of youth to be act... 57791220@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:13:02 MDT Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp Dallas • A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers. Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines scored at the bottom. Among the four biggest airlines, Delta ranked best followed by Southwest, American and United, according to researchers from Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University... Dallas • A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers. Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines scored at the bottom. Among the four biggest airlines, Delta ranked best followed by Southwest, American and United, according to researchers from Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University... 57785200@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:10:57 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con announces its panels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57752969-79/comic-con-salt-convention.html.csp Sword fighting choreography. The “Back to the Future” DeLoreon time machine. Paranormal stories. The legend of Sasquatch. Zombie Enfranchisement. These aren’t your normal convention panel discussions. So it must be Comic Con. The spring Salt Lake Comic Con event, called FanX, has announced its roster of panel discussions, and they range from the practical for the burgeoning genre artist to the absolutely bizarre. The convention, now in its second iteration after the wildly successful event debu... Sword fighting choreography. The “Back to the Future” DeLoreon time machine. Paranormal stories. The legend of Sasquatch. Zombie Enfranchisement. These aren’t your normal convention panel discussions. So it must be Comic Con. The spring Salt Lake Comic Con event, called FanX, has announced its roster of panel discussions, and they range from the practical for the burgeoning genre artist to the absolutely bizarre. The convention, now in its second iteration after the wildly successful event debu... 57752969@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:25:20 MDT PCMR, Ski Team taking their places in ski history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57740598-79/ski-park-skiing-association.html.csp The International Ski History Association’s annual celebration of “Skiing History Week” will take place Monday through April 6 at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR). And not by accident. The association chose Park City for this year’s event to commemorate the resort’s 50th anniversary. But it was also 40 years ago that the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s predecessor opened a training center in old Park City mine buildings, starting the long-term association between the town and the team. The... The International Ski History Association’s annual celebration of “Skiing History Week” will take place Monday through April 6 at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR). And not by accident. The association chose Park City for this year’s event to commemorate the resort’s 50th anniversary. But it was also 40 years ago that the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s predecessor opened a training center in old Park City mine buildings, starting the long-term association between the town and the team. The... 57740598@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:14:47 MDT Disney announces Small World celebration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712328-79/disney-song-com-disneyland.html.csp Readers, be warned. This story could have you singing the theme song from “It’s a Small World” all day. This marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Disney ride and song that made their debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair as a tribute and benefit to UNICEF’s work for children around the world. Disney Parks announced Friday that it has created an interactive website, www.SmallWorld50.com. Visitors to the site will be able to record and share an online video of themselves singing the iconic ... Readers, be warned. This story could have you singing the theme song from “It’s a Small World” all day. This marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Disney ride and song that made their debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair as a tribute and benefit to UNICEF’s work for children around the world. Disney Parks announced Friday that it has created an interactive website, www.SmallWorld50.com. Visitors to the site will be able to record and share an online video of themselves singing the iconic ... 57712328@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:33:39 MDT