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Mackinac Island saw big tourism rebound during 2021 season

Oct. 24, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — Business owners on Michigan's Mackinac Island are celebrating a big rebound in tourism this year after fewer visitors made the journey to the island in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many visitors discovered the iconic carless-island...

Malaysia reopens cautiously to foreign workers, tourists

Oct. 22, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia said Friday it will reopen to foreign workers to address a labor crunch, and allow fully vaccinated tourists at the northern resort island of Langkawi next month without quarantine. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the...

Sand Valley resurrecting The Lido Golf Club in Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

NEKOOSA, Wis. (AP) — A classic old golf course — The Lido — is being resurrected 1,000 miles from the original with the assistance of a video game and GPS-guided tractors. The Lido at Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin is perhaps the most ambitious project...

Gov urges personal responsibility in preventing COVID spread

Oct. 19, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

Gov. Phil Scott emphasized the personal responsibility of Vermonters to help keep those at greatest risk from COVID-19 out of the hospital at his weekly virus briefing Tuesday. Getting vaccinated is key and those eligible for a booster shot should get theirs as soon as...

Workers near Zion homeless amid housing crunch, tourism bump

Oct. 17, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

VIRGIN , Utah (AP) — A hot wind whipped across the red sand just outside of Zion National Park where a woman and her dogs live in a 1970s camper because she can’t find housing in Springdale, where she works. After four years of working at Springdale’s Bit and Spur...

King George native shares free farmhouse designs

Oct. 16, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Compared to the extravagant multimillion homes, dream resorts and waterfront restaurants Jay Osborne helped design in the San Francisco area, the abandoned farmhouse he found in the woods of Westmoreland County seemed a throwback to a less-complicated time. ...

Once-thriving Argentine spa draws tourists to ghostly ruins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

EPECUEN, Argentina (AP) — Cushioned by a soft silence ruffled only by occasional gusts of wind, tourists walk past rubble and metal shards lying in the streets of what was once the bustling resort of Villa Epecuen. Others photograph petrified trees dotting the apocalyptic scene. ...

Australian state to end quarantine for vaccinated travelers

Oct. 15, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney will end hotel quarantine for vaccinated passengers when scheduled international flights restart in Australia within two weeks, officials said on Friday, while maintaining some restrictions on foreigners entering the country. Vaccinated...

Bali reopens to foreign travelers as COVID-19 surge subsides

Oct. 14, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened for international travelers to visit its shops and white-sand beaches for the first time in more than a year Thursday — if they're vaccinated, test negative, hail from certain countries, quarantine and heed...

Latin casino operator buys Vegas Strip parcel for $120M

Oct. 13, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chilean businessman and co-founder of the largest casino resort operator in Latin America has reached an agreement to buy 10 acres (4 hectares) of Strip-front land that formerly housed the Riviera from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for $120 million. ...