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Records: State spent $11K on influencers for airfare promo

Jul. 26, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee paid thousands of dollars for social media influencers to promote a contentious new initiative that uses $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars to offer flight vouchers largely to out-of-state residents. According to documents obtained...

After little rain, California tourist town runs low on water

Jul. 23, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California coastal town popular with tourists is running low on water after two years of little rainfall during a drought in the U.S. West, forcing residents and business owners to truck in water from elsewhere. Mendocino, known for...

Review: Crystal waters, soft sands, clunky dialogue in ‘Old’

Jul. 22, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

“Can you believe I found this online?” a delighted Prisca asks husband Guy at the beginning of “Old,” as their family arrives at a glistening beach resort. Not to be a Debbie Downer quite so soon, but this isn’t a good sign — for the family OR the film. “Can...

Small businesses lifted by return of summer tourists

Jul. 22, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs. U.S. states and cities have loosened many of their restrictions on crowd size and...

Maui mayor vetoes hotel construction moratorium bill

Jul. 21, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui's mayor has vetoed a bill that would have imposed a moratorium on hotel construction in parts of the Valley Isle, saying the measure wouldn't be effective and was legally flawed. Mayor Michael Victorino said the bill won’t relieve crowds...

Airlines, cruise lines and hotel stocks fall on virus fears

Jul. 19, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

Air travel in the United States hit another pandemic-era record over the weekend as vacationers jammed airports, but shares of airlines, cruise lines, hotels and almost anything else related to travel tumbled Monday on growing concerns about highly contagious coronavirus variants. ...

One trick to traveling cheaply: flexibility

Jul. 14, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

So you want to travel on a budget. Who doesn’t? Yet it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the cheap travel tips, hacks and strategies out there that promise unbelievable deals on airfare and hotels. In reality, there’s only one important tactic for traveling cheaply:...

4 tourists ordered off Bali for violating virus restrictions

Jul. 12, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia on Monday ordered four foreign tourists to leave the resort island of Bali after violating health protocols as the country endures a devastating wave of COVID-19 illnesses and deaths. A Russian who tested positive for the coronavirus...

Maui seeks to quickly implement new tax on tourists

Jul. 09, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Officials on Maui are moving quickly to implement a new tax on tourists. The move comes after state lawmakers overrode a veto by Hawaii Gov. David Ige this week. Hawaii lawmakers overrode Ige’s veto of a bill that...

Do I need to take precautions at hotels if I’m vaccinated?

Jul. 08, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Do I need to take precautions at hotels if I’m vaccinated? Most people won’t need to, but it depends on your situation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the risk of COVID-19 is low if you're fully vaccinated, and that you...