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Summer tourism proves lucrative for winter mountain resorts

Jun. 12, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — While mountain resorts are primarily known for picturesque skiing and snowboarding during winter months, summer tourism can be just as lucrative for business. For more than 20 years, Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County has offered...

Raptors, twists and drops on Universal's new Jurassic ride

Jun. 09, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The creators of the Jurassic World VelociCoaster roller coaster at Universal Orlando Resort had more to contend with than just encounters with rabid raptors. They faced a global pandemic that shut down the theme park resort for weeks last year and kept visitors at bay...

Florida judge favors pre-dawn partying in rowdy South Beach

Jun. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has sided with the Clevelander hotel in a lawsuit over a new Miami Beach law that sets a 2 a.m. closing time in the South Beach entertainment district. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko said in a hearing on Monday...

Tourism industry in Wisconsin expects big year

Jun. 02, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As the 2021 summer travel season kicks off, there is hope, optimism and even predictions of a big rebound for the tourism industry, clobbered by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. “I think this summer is currently poised to be record breaking,”...

Israelis, Emiratis meet in Dubai to discuss investments

Jun. 02, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At the luxurious Armani hotel inside the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai, Israelis in kippas and Emiratis in long white robes and kanduras gathered Wednesday to discuss investment opportunities. They aimed to make the most of deepening ties nine months...

Nevada lawmakers wrap legislative session just in time

Jun. 01, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers ran down the clock on the 2021 legislative session on Monday, passing dozens of high-profile bills moments before the clock struck midnight and forced them to adjourn. They passed bills to increase taxes on the mining industry,...

Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

May. 30, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Workers dig and ferry wheelbarrows laden with sand to open a new shaft at a bustling archaeological site outside of Cairo, while a handful of Egyptian archaeologists supervise from garden chairs. The dig is at the foot of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, arguably the world’s...

Water park, golf planned at old Harrah’s Tunica Resort

May. 29, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A shuttered casino in north Mississippi soon will undergo a $140 million transformation that will include hotels, a 200-space RV park, a golf course, a water park and more. Tunica Hospitality & Entertainment, LLC and Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based...

Memorial Day: Expect crowded airports, packed Florida hotels

May. 28, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Expect crowded airports and busy hotels, and tough luck finding an inexpensive rental car if you're traveling to Florida for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. But if you need a last-minute COVID-19 shot, Miami International Airport is the place to be. ...

Travel numbers climb as Americans hit the road for holiday

May. 28, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

Americans hit the road in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels. More than 1.8 million people went through U.S. airports Thursday,...