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California Legislature OKs bill to help displaced workers

Apr. 15, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels, stadiums other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back. ...

Morris Brown College nears reaccreditation after 20 years

Apr. 13, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A historically Black college that barely skirted death during 20 years without accreditation said Tuesday that is near regaining that seal of approval. Atlanta's Morris Brown College said the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools has...

Canary Islands hotel offers shelter to migrants in need

Apr. 13, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

PUERTO RICO DE GRAN CANARIA, Spain (AP) — When hotel director Calvin Lucock and restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran said goodbye to one of the last groups of migrants staying in one of the seaside resorts they manage in Spain’s Canary Islands, the British-Norwegian couple didn’t know when...

NCAA volleyball tournament will boost Omaha's economy

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha economy will get a significant boost from hosting the entire NCAA volleyball championship tournament over the next two weeks. For instance, when the NCAA decided to move the entire tournament to the city instead of just holding the Final...

Pandemic impact may weigh on commercial real estate recovery

Apr. 08, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is fueling optimism that Americans will increasingly return to the ways they used to shop, travel and work before the pandemic. That would be a welcome change for companies that own office buildings and hotels, or...

At Disney World, smiles won't be hidden for much longer

Apr. 07, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At Walt Disney World, the smiles won't have to be hidden for much longer. Starting Thursday, visitors to the theme park resort will be able to remove their masks temporarily for outdoor photos, the company said on its website. ...

Kauai rejoins Hawaii's Safe Travels program for visitors

Apr. 07, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The island of Kauai in Hawaii has rejoined the state's Safe Travels program, which means out-of-state visitors can skip quarantining if they test negative for the coronavirus up to 72 hours before their flight. As of Monday, travelers to Kauai were...

Union touts gains in negotiations with casino in New Orleans

Apr. 07, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hospitality workers union says it has won important gains in recently completed contract negotiations with Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel. Leah Baily of the union “Unite Here” tells The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that...

Hawaii vacation rental occupancy rates outperform hotels

Apr. 07, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's vacation rental market has outperformed hotels in occupancy rates in every month since October. Vacation rental owners across the state have said the higher demand was prompted by pandemic-related attitude shifts that prioritize space and...

Former resort being redeveloped in $140 million project

Apr. 03, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

ROBINSONVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A former resort in north Mississippi is being redeveloped into a $140 million complex to include a 20-acre water park, golf course, youth sports center, hotels and other amenities. Phase one of the redesign of Harrah’s Tunica Resort in...