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Rescuers in protective suits carry the body of a victim from Hotel Swarna Palace where a fire broke out early morning in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. The fire in the hotel being used as a COVID-19 facility killed seven coronavirus patients. (AP Photo)

Fire kills 11 patients in southern India's COVID-19 facility

Aug. 9, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A fire killed 11 coronavirus patients early Sunday at a southern Indian hotel being used as a COVID-19 facility, officials said, in the second such incident this month. The blaze at Hotel Swarna Palace in the city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh state broke out at 5 a.m. Rescue...

FILE - This March 30, 2016 file photo shows a Hilton hotel in Richmond, Va. Hilton posted a loss of $432 million in the second quarter as the coronavirus kept travelers at home, but the company said it’s starting to see some improvement in occupancy as restrictions are lifted.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Hilton sales plunge in second quarter with travel frozen

Aug. 6, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

Hilton lost $432 million in the second quarter, and occupancy rates began to lift from dismal lows as hotels reopen and coronavirus restrictions were lifted around the world. After hitting 13% in mid-April, global hotel occupancy is now running around 45%, Hilton President and CEO Christopher Nassetta said during...

FILE - This Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, file photo shows the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington. Securities regulators are investigating three hotel companies, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020,  that returned tens of millions in federal virus-relief money for transactions going back to 2018. The companies controlled by Dallas hotelier Monty Bennett came under scrutiny after taking tens of millions of dollars from a fund designed to help small businesses survive the pandemic.  (AP Andrew Harnik, File)

Hotels criticized for taking virus money face investigation

Aug. 5, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A group of hotels that took, and later returned, tens of millions of dollars in federal virus-bailout money are under investigation by securities regulators for transactions between companies in the group going back to 2018. The Ashford companies were among the biggest recipients of federal...

FILE - A lone traveler heads to the ticketing counter of Frontier Airlines in the main terminal of Denver International Airport on July 22, 2020, in Denver.   Hotel and home-sharing reservation site Booking.com plans to lay off 25% of its workforce, or more than 4,000 people, due to the impact of the new coronavirus on travel. Connecticut-based parent company Booking Holdings said Tuesday, Aug. 4,  that the layoffs will begin next month.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Booking.com cuts workforce by thousands as travel atrophies

Aug. 4, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

Booking.com is laying off a quarter of its workforce — more than 4,000 people — with the global pandemic snuffing out travel. Layoffs will begin next month and run through the end of the year, according to parent company Booking Holdings Inc. Booking Holdings, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, also...

FILE - This March 11, 2019 file photo, shows the north entrance of the Trump International in Washington. A financial disclosure report released Friday, July 31, 2020,  shows that revenue at  President Donald Trump’s  Washington D.C. hotel and several of his biggest clubs and resorts mostly held steady last year before the coronavirus forced many to shut their doors and lay off workers.  (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Revenue at biggest Trump properties held steady last year

Aug. 1, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Revenue at President Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel and several of his biggest clubs and resorts mostly held steady last year before the coronavirus forced many to shut their doors and lay off workers, according to a financial disclosure report released Friday. Trump's D.C....

An elephant crosses the road in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Animals have had the country's world-famous wildlife parks to themselves because of lockdown rules that barred international tourists and made it illegal for South Africans to travel between provinces for vacations. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)

Sleepy lions, empty bars, lost jobs: A world without tourism

Jul. 31, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With no American visitors to show around the D-Day beaches or the Loire Valley’s chateaux, and no work on the immediate horizon, Paris tour guide Linda Zenou frets about how she’ll pay off a loan and continue to care for her ailing mother in the achingly lean months ahead. ...

Former bellhop alleges racial discrimination by hotel group

Jul. 30, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former bellhop at a Rhode Island Marriott hotel has sued the company, alleging it tolerates a culture of discrimination and retaliation against African Americans. Kaseam C. Seales, 23, of East Providence, is suing his former employer, Marriott Hotel Services Inc., and Marriott...

A Hampton Inn is shown Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Phoenix. The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels before deporting them to their home countries. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show a private contractor hired by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is taking children to three Hampton Inns in Arizona and Texas under restrictive border policies implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel

Jul. 27, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed not to expel a group of immigrant children it detained in a Texas hotel under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus and will instead allow them to seek to remain in the U.S., the administration said Monday. The move comes days after The...

A Hampton Inn is shown Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Phoenix. The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels before deporting them to their home countries. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show a private contractor hired by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is taking children to three Hampton Inns in Arizona and Texas under restrictive border policies implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

US sued over expulsion of migrant children detained in hotel

Jul. 24, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Legal groups sued the U.S. government Friday to try to stop the expulsion of children detained in hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus. The owners of the Hampton Inn & Suites in McAllen, Texas, said Friday night that they ended any...

A Hampton Inn is shown Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Phoenix.  The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels before deporting them to their home countries. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show a private contractor hired by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is taking children to three Hampton Inns in Arizona and Texas under restrictive border policies implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

AP Exclusive: Migrant kids held in US hotels, then expelled

Jul. 22, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels, sometimes for weeks, before deporting them to their home countries under policies that have effectively shut down the nation’s asylum system during the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents...