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After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...

Navy report: Multiple errors poisoned Pearl Harbor water

Jul. 01, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A Navy investigation released Thursday revealed that shoddy management and human error caused fuel to leak into Pearl Harbor's tap water last year, poisoning thousands of people and forcing military families to evacuate their homes for hotels. The...

Essence CEO Wanga: Festival is 'never leaving' New Orleans

Jun. 30, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Essence's chief executive officer said she's been asked multiple times whether the Essence Festival of Culture is staying in New Orleans. On Thursday, Caroline Wanga ended any speculation, making the answer to that question very clear. “The Essence Festival of...

Fire damages hotel, other downtown Holly buildings

Jun. 22, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — A hotel was among several businesses damaged as a fire swept through part of the downtown of a northern Oakland County village. Dozens of firefighters from area departments battled the blaze which started about 4 p.m. Tuesday in Holly, about 53 miles (85...

Rapid City hotel owners sued by relative over media post

Jun. 13, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The owners of Rapid City hotel are facing a lawsuit over a social media post by one of them that promised to ban Native Americans from the property. The lawsuit comes from a shareholder who happens to be a relative of the family that owns the Gateway Hotel....

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...

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...

Oneida casino operators open apartments to attract workers

Jun. 06, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — Facing a critical need to fill casino and hotel jobs, the Oneida Indian Nation said Monday it will make 50 new apartments in central New York available for its hourly workers at below-market rents. The housing announcement comes as businesses nationwide, often...

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...

Marriott to suspend all of its operations in Russia

Jun. 03, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

Marriott International says it's going to suspend all of its operations in Russia amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel operator, which has operated in Russia for 25 years, said Friday that it has decided that newly announced U.S., U.K. and EU...