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Greece joins Mediterranean race to win back tourists

May. 14, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

NAXOS, Greece (AP) — In her kitchen, Kyriaki Kapri has enough food to feed an army. Piles of squid for frying, lemons to be quartered, thumb-thick potato wedges to make oregano-sprinkled French fries, and seafood for the dishes famous on the Greek island of Naxos. ...

Portugal opens door to British tourists, ending uncertainty

May. 14, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — British tourists can return to Portugal from next Monday, ending days of uncertainty over whether thousands of U.K. vacation bookings for Portuguese destinations would be allowed. British visitors will be admitted on nonessential travel from May...

Mexico's Caribbean coast at "imminent risk" of lockdown

May. 13, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The governor of Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast said Thursday his state is at “imminent risk” of returning to lockdown as coronavirus cases there rose steadily. Gov. Carlos Joaquín said the state of Quintana Roo, home to resorts like...

Boyd Gaming says its Vegas casinos have OK for 100% capacity

May. 13, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another hotel owner said Thursday it gained regulatory approval to operate its Las Vegas-area casinos at 100% occupancy with no person-to-person distancing requirement. Boyd Gaming said in a statement that it got Nevada Gaming Control Board approval to...

Most Las Vegas Strip resorts open at 100% with regulatory OK

May. 12, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gambling giants MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday were opening their Las Vegas Strip gambling floors at 100% capacity with no person-to-person distancing requirement, after state regulatory approval. Most of the resort...

Poland wants to buy Marie Curie's vacation house in France

May. 12, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

SAINT-REMY-LES-CHEVREUSE, France (AP) — Poland’s prime minister says he’s given instructions for the government to buy a house in France where the Nobel-winning scientist couple Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie spent holidays and weekends from 1904-1906. ...

Virginia restaurants face new challenges in full reopening

May. 11, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia restaurants will soon be able to host more patrons, but establishments may not be able to accommodate more guests due to a shortage in workers. Restaurants and drinking establishments will be able to seat up to 100 patrons indoors and a...

States push jobless from virus recession to return to work

May. 11, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont's reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify will help him hire enough staff for his restaurant in the resort town of Stowe. After more than a...

Signs of optimism as NYC sees rise in tourism, bit by bit

May. 11, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The once-deserted steps outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art are filling up with visitors again. Hotel lobbies are losing their desolate feel. Downtown, people are back to taking selfies with the Charging Bull statue near Wall Street. ...

Renovation begins on new history center near Zion

May. 09, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — The small crowd cheered as local leaders smashed gold-tipped sledgehammers into the old wood door of a home on Zion Park Boulevard Thursday. A former motel built with wood from Zion National Park will be rebuilt as the Springdale History Center,...