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China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

Aug. 09, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. The response underscores China’s continued adherence to its “zero-COVID” policy, mandating lockdowns, routine testing,...

China's Hainan beach resort expands COVID-19 lockdowns

Aug. 08, 2022 05:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The capital of China's Hainan province has locked down its residents for 13 hours on Monday as a COVID-19 outbreak grows on the tropical island during the summer school holidays. The temporary lockdown of Haikou city from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. follows an ongoing and...

Tourists find safety after floods close Death Valley roads

Aug. 06, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of hotel guests trapped by flash flooding at Death Valley National Park were able to drive out after crews cleared a pathway through rocks and mud, but roads damaged by floodwaters or choked with debris were expected to remain closed into next week, officials said...

Thousands stranded in China resort city amid COVID lockdown

Aug. 06, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a COVID-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown. The restrictions came into force on Saturday morning, as authorities sought to stem the spread of COVID-19 in...

At least 100,000 expected for NASA's moon launch

Aug. 06, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Sold-out hotels. Excitement that seems to grow by the day. The potential for hundreds of thousands of visitors, support staff, and more. These are just a few of the factors being calculated into preparations for Artemis I, the first launch of NASA’s...

Airbnb removes Mississippi 'slave cabin' from listings

Aug. 04, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An Airbnb listing in Mississippi advertised as a “slave cabin” has been removed from the site following backlash on social media. Airbnb apologized after a TikTok video went viral criticizing the description of a cottage in Greenville. The bed and...

Gunstock set to reopen after commission overhaul

Aug. 02, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire ski area that shut down its summer attractions last month when its management team abruptly resigned will reopen after an overhaul of the commission that oversees the Gunstock Mountain Resort. The general manager of the...

Has remote work changed the travel landscape?

Jul. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings at the 50,000 largest...

Hotel rises as Mexico Beach recovers from Hurricane Michael

Jul. 24, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Standing on the deck of the new Driftwood Inn, 3½ years after Hurricane Michael obliterated the old one, Tom Wood spoke of the months after the storm. One of his daughters had urged him and his wife, Peggy, to pocket the insurance money and leave the...

Ski resort management resigns amid tensions with commission

Jul. 21, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire ski resort that offers ziplines, a mountain coaster and other summer attractions was closed Thursday, a day after its management team resigned amid growing tensions with the five-member commission that oversees the resort. The Gunstock...