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Oil spill smears coast in Venezuelan tourist hotspot

Dec. 06, 2022 13:12 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An oil spill has polluted more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of coastline at the city of Lechería, one of Venezuela's top tourist destinations, the city's mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Manuel Ferreira called it a “catastrophic scene.” ...

Tampa Bay is not the name of a city

Nov. 25, 2022 03:14 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mario Núñez has opinions, strong ones, about how Tampa should be promoted. What should a Tampa resident be called? “Tampeño,” said Núñez, host of The Tampa Natives Show that celebrates the city’s history. “End of debate.” ...

G-20 summit casts spotlight on Bali's tourism revival

Nov. 14, 2022 02:37 AM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Bali wants the world to know it's back. Dozens of world leaders and other dignitaries are traveling to the Indonesian island for the G-20 summit, drawing a welcome spotlight on the revival of the tropical destination’s vital tourism sector. ...

COP27: Host resort town gives Egypt tight grip over protests

Nov. 05, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — With turquoise seawaters and rich coral reefs, Egypt's resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh is a picturesque location for this year’s United Nations global summit on climate change, known as COP27. But behind postcard-perfect appearances, it's a tightly...

Sanibel Island causeway washed out by Ian reopens early

Oct. 19, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

SANIBEL, Fla. (AP) — The causeway washed out by Hurricane Ian that links Sanibel Island to the Florida mainland reopened with temporary repairs on Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. The 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) causeway was badly damaged by the Category 4 hurricane, with initial...

Youngkin ad-maker gets state contract for tourism video

Oct. 05, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin faced criticism from Democrats on Wednesday after news outlets reported that his political ad-maker recently received a six-figure contract to produce a state tourism video featuring the governor. Richmond-based...

Turkey: 6 migrants dead in the Aegean Sea in 2 events

Sep. 16, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s coast guard says five people were found dead Friday after a migrant boat sank in the Aegean Sea. The boat, carrying 20 people, sank off the coast of western Izmir province early Friday, according to the coast guard statement. Fourteen people were rescued....