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Borscht Belt comedian Freddie Roman dies at age 85

Nov. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EST

Comedian Freddie Roman, the former dean of The Friars Club and a staple of the Catskills comedy scene, has died. He was 85. Roman died Saturday afternoon at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, his booking agent and friend Alison Chaplin said Sunday. His daughter told the...

Airbnb has a plan to fix cleaning fees

Nov. 27, 2022 07:01 AM EST

Pretty much everyone hates Airbnb cleaning fees — those pesky charges tacked on to your vacation rental bill that supposedly cover the costs to get the place ready for the next visitors. Travelers don’t like the expense, and hosts don’t like charging them, either. Dennis...

Macao awards casino licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 others

Nov. 26, 2022 03:13 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify its economy by investing in non-gambling attractions, the government said Saturday. The announcement is...

World Cup fans put off by prices, beer limits commute by air

Nov. 24, 2022 13:33 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Travel at this World Cup was supposed to be easy in the tiny host nation of Qatar, after fans had to take long flights between cities at the last three tournaments. The eight stadiums in Qatar are in or near the capital, so fans don't have to go too far to get to...

Remote desert camps house World Cup fans on a budget

Nov. 23, 2022 14:18 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — For scores of foreign soccer fans, the road to the World Cup in Doha starts every morning at a barren campsite in the middle of the desert. Visitors who found hotels in central Doha booked up or far beyond their budget have settled for the faraway, dust-blown...

Documents show big foreign gov't spending at Trump hotel

Nov. 15, 2022 14:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump hotel in Washington took in more than $750,000 from six foreign governments at sensitive moments in their U.S. relations, with guests spending as much as $10,000 per room a night, according to documents from the Trump family company's former accountants released Monday...

Horse race culture runs deep on Colombia's San Andres Island

Nov. 15, 2022 09:44 AM EST

SAN ANDRES ISLAND, Colombia (AP) — There’s no racetrack on the tiny Caribbean island of San Andres, but passion for horse racing runs deep. Thoroughbreds train on stunning white-sand beaches and compete on a rocky trail that cuts through the forest. The latest...

In Vail, housing shortage threatens America's ski wonderland

Nov. 14, 2022 09:59 AM EST

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — There's a narrow swath of sagebrush-covered hillside perched just above Interstate 70 that's home to a Colorado treasure: the bighorn sheep that graze along that steep, craggy terrain. The land could also be used to help solve a chronic problem nearby: a dearth of affordable...

Former NBA executive O'Neil new CEO of Merlin Entertainments

Nov. 14, 2022 07:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The former CEO of the parent company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils has agreed to take the same position for London-based Merlin Entertainments. Scott O’Neil will be responsible for overseeing the business operations and global growth for...

G-20 summit casts spotlight on Bali's tourism revival

Nov. 14, 2022 02:37 AM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Bali wants the world to know it's back. Dozens of world leaders and other dignitaries are traveling to the Indonesian island for the G-20 summit, drawing a welcome spotlight on the revival of the tropical destination’s vital tourism sector. ...