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The worst hidden travel fees and how to avoid them

Jun. 29, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

With travel prices soaring, customers might be tempted to pick the cheapest base option they find. But the base price of airfare and hotels represents only a fraction of the total costs. A parade of add-on fees await any traveler trying to navigate the checkout process, ballooning the final price....

Tennessee opens new lodge at Paris Landing State Park

Jun. 28, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

BUCHANAN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials have opened a new lodge at Paris Landing State Park that features 91 guest rooms. The state Department of Environment and Conservation says officials on Monday opened the new facility that also has indoor and outdoor dining and conference...

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...

Camino pilgrims help rural Spain’s emptying villages survive

Jun. 19, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

TERRADILLOS DE LOS TEMPLARIOS, Spain (AP) — Amid the vast grain fields of Spain, a medieval church stands guard over the handful of adobe homes where some 50 people live — and twice as many travelers along the Camino de Santiago spend the night this summer. Terradillos de los...

How to afford summer road trips amid high gas prices

Jun. 15, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

A summer road trip used to be a cost-effective, easy getaway. This year, soaring gas prices and expensive rental cars might make you think twice about hitting the road. According to the American Automobile Association, a federation of motor clubs throughout North America, the average...

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...