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2022 is the year of all-inclusive travel, and here’s why

May. 19, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

For some travelers, all-inclusive hotels conjure up images of flavorless food served under a heat lamp in lush and vibrant destinations where guests never actually leave the resort grounds. Lower-tier liquor flows freely (the good stuff will cost you more), as the few overindulgers put a damper on...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 19, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Pipestem renovations: Regional asset grows again If you haven’t been to Pipestem Resort State Park in a while, now would be a great time to visit this close-to-home destination. More than $8 million in renovations...

2022 is the year of all-inclusive travel, and here’s why

May. 18, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

The hotel name Zoetry (in Zoetry Montego Bay Jamaica) has an umlaut mark over the letter “e.” For some travelers, all-inclusive hotels conjure up images of flavorless food served under a heat lamp in lush and vibrant destinations where guests never actually leave the resort...

Horses and luxury meet up at equestrian hotel

May. 08, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Aside from some opulent resorts in the Orlando area, Central Florida has never been known for luxurious accommodations. And for many visitors and Floridians alike, Ocala registers as little more than “horse country” and a few exits along Interstate 75. That...

3m ticket requests for World Cup final; 1.4m for England-US

May. 05, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

FIFA has received 3 million ticket requests for the World Cup final in Qatar and high demand to attend some of its biggest group-stage games, even as issues linger about the tiny Persian Gulf nation's ability to accommodate fans. The data revealed to The Associated Press by FIFA...

Mexico Caribbean beaches may see worst sargassum since 2018

Apr. 30, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say the problem of foul-smelling seaweed-like algae on the country's Caribbean coast beaches is “alarming.” The arrival of heaps of brown sargassum on the coast's normally pristine white sand beaches comes just as tourism is recovering to...

For summer travel deals, stay off the beaten path

Apr. 27, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

Many Americans are looking to travel this summer. Most hope to find a good deal. Unfortunately, that’s not how the law of supply and demand usually works. Air travel has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. Hotels are filling up and vacation rentals are booming. ...

Mexico's president imitates Trump in 'art of the deal'

Apr. 27, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump cast himself as a master of “The Art of the Deal,” but his old buddy, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, may be taking over that title. Last week, López Obrador pressured a U.S. gravel company into agreeing...

Easing of pandemic concerns leads to boost for Hawaii hotels

Apr. 26, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hotel statistics show that people are returning to Hawaii and paying more for their stays as pandemic concerns ease and travel restrictions end. Hawaii hotels fetched the highest average daily rates among top tourism markets in the U.S. for the first quarter, the...

Years of fruitful relations between Disney, Florida at risk

Apr. 20, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The idea was presented to Florida lawmakers in a movie house outside Orlando 55 years ago, with Walt Disney, who had died less than two months earlier, helping make the pitch from the screen: Let Disney form its own government and in exchange it would create a futuristic city...