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With new owners, Florida Project motel dwellers must leave

Jun. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Residents at a motel along a tourist strip not far from Walt Disney World that was used as the setting for the 2017 film “The Florida Project" were told that they must vacate on short notice because the complex has been sold to another owner. Residents of...

Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park

Jun. 14, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — More than 10,000 visitors were ordered out of Yellowstone as unprecedented flooding tore through the northern half of the nation’s oldest national park, washing out bridges and roads and sweeping an employee bunkhouse miles downstream, officials said Tuesday. Remarkably,...

Cyprus eyes rebound from loss of Russian, Ukrainian tourists

Jun. 12, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

KYKKOS MONASTERY, Cyprus (AP) — Archimandrite Agathonikos bows before the silver-covered icon of the Virgin Mary to offer prayers for an end to the war between “peoples of the same religion” in Ukraine. Until the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of Russian and...

Union: 4 Atlantic City casinos not cleaning rooms daily

Jun. 08, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A union representing housekeeping workers at Atlantic City's casinos says four of the resorts are not complying with a COVID-related requirement that hotel rooms be cleaned daily, and called Wednesday for the state to intervene. Local 54 of the Unite Here...

High court limits suing officials over rights violations

Jun. 08, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited when people can sue federal officials for a violation of their rights, siding with the government in a case involving the owner of a notorious inn on the U.S.-Canada border. The justices said that the owner of the Smuggler's...

Caesars plans lobby, casino floor, pool upgrades this year

Jun. 07, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Caesars casino will renovate its casino floor, lobby, valet area and outdoor pool this year as part of a $200 million makeover, its parent company said Tuesday. Caesars Entertainment said the work is part of a $400 million investment it is making in its...

Chattanooga-based hotel chain plans new burst of investment

Jun. 04, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Over the past 25 years, Mitch Patel has built one of the nation’s fastest-growing, family-owned hotel chains with more than 40 hotels open across the country, including 18 properties in Hamilton and Bradley counties. As the travel industry rebounds from...

1st hurricane of 2022, Agatha heads for Mexico tourist towns

May. 29, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first hurricane of the season formed off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Sunday and rapidly gained power ahead of an expected strike along a stretch of tourist beaches and fishing towns as a major storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Agatha was...

Aerial tramways at WVa state parks soon to be replaced

May. 28, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After more than a half-century of carrying visitors on scenic round-trip journeys to the depths of two river gorges, the aerial tramways serving Hawks Nest and Pipestem Resort state parks soon will be replaced. West Virginia State Parks officials are...

Bally’s Dover general manager betting on resort’s future

May. 28, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — When new vice president and general manager of Bally’s Dover Casino Resort Nick Polcino walks the gaming floor, he rarely does it in a straight line. He can often be seen checking in with housekeeping personnel to see if they need anything, then waiving to the...