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Storm scenes: Voices of fear, hope as Ian lashes Florida

Sep. 28, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

Hurricane Ian struck a large swath of Florida on Wednesday. Evacuations were ordered ahead of the tropical system, but some travelers got stuck trying to leave; other residents decided to try to ride out the storm. Here are some of the stories and scenes from Florida and beyond, as...

Why free swag at bars, hotels is so important to brands

Sep. 28, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

Chances are if you’ve been to a great restaurant, bar or hotel, you’ve snagged a coaster, matchbook, napkin or card key. Mementoes like these are talismans that help us remember what a fun experience we had. You may hesitate before you pocket the swag, wondering if doing so is...

Vegas attraction closed after 3rd dolphin death in 5 months

Sep. 27, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A dolphin habitat at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has been temporarily closed after the third mammal death at the attraction in five months. Officials at the Mirage Secret Garden and Habitat said an 11-year-old bottlenose dolphin named K2 died Saturday. ...

Execs: US casinos learned some useful lessons from pandemic

Sep. 22, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The COVID pandemic forced most U.S. casinos to close for months, causing payrolls, revenue and earnings to tumble. But the forced shutdowns and highly regulated recoveries also taught the industry useful lessons that will endure even after the pandemic is...

Liz Weston: 6 new rules for smarter European travel

Sep. 19, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

Tourism rebounded this summer in Europe — and Europe wasn’t ready. Pandemic-related staff shortages led to massive lines and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, prices for hotels and taxis soared. Then there were the record-breaking temperatures that caused roads,...

Employers finding new ways to find, retain workers

Sep. 17, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Extra workers are needed every winter tourist season at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa, but this year, inventive minds turned a standard job search into art. Using the hotel’s beach as a canvas, hotel officials arranged...

Royal fans give London tourism a bump amid UK economic woes

Sep. 17, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Royal fans have poured into the heart of London to experience the flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a mileslong line for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II, who died after an unprecedented seven decades on the throne. And...

Pandemic homeless hotels close, sending some back to streets

Sep. 16, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As Charlie Gilmore collected his belongings Friday to leave the Denver hotel that had been a home to him and 137 other previously homeless people during the pandemic, he pondered where he would spend the night. The 58-year-old is one of thousands of people without...

Review: Joel Dicker’s latest thriller ambitious but flawed

Sep. 13, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

“The Enigma of Room 622” by Joel Dicker (HarperVia) In Joel Dicker’s fat new thriller, a famous novelist named Joel, vacationing in room No. 623 of the Hotel de Verbier in the Swiss Alps, is intrigued that the luxury resort has no room No. 622. When he inquires, he is initially...

Emmys Latest | Winners dance and dine at Governors Gala

Sep. 13, 2022 01:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy Awards (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Newly minted Emmy winners made their first party stop at the Governors Gala. For the first time, the official Emmy Awards after party was held outdoors, outside the Los...