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Traverse City tourism strong during 2021 vacation season

Oct. 09, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Tourists flowed through Traverse City at a strong pace during vacation season 2021. But the hospitality industry still had to deal with a bumpy road as the COVID-19 pandemic lingered. “Toward the end of summer, we were starting to see...

Trudeau says he regrets vacation on Indigenous day

Oct. 06, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he made a mistake traveling for a vacation last week on a day meant to honor Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential schools system. The newly reelected prime minister has faced intense criticism for...

At Dubai’s Expo, the world’s problematic politics loom

Oct. 04, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran wants you to put politics aside and marvel over its ornate carpets. Syria wants you to forget about its brutal war and learn about the world’s first alphabet. Yemen, on the brink of famine, is very excited about its honey and coffee. ...

Space Coast tourism on way to record year, despite pandemic

Sep. 26, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — When the year began, Brevard County’s tourism chief was cautiously optimistic about a comeback for his industry locally. But he never expected to see how strong the recovery has become. Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter...

4 workarounds to book your fall vacation rental with points

Sep. 22, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

Even before the pandemic, home booking sites like Airbnb and Vrbo were becoming increasingly popular with travelers. The opportunity to have a homelike experience, complete with full kitchen, extra living space and local flavor, was more appealing than a standard hotel room for many. ...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Sep. 03, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Stocks closed mostly lower on Wall Street Friday following a weak jobs report, but gains for a handful of Big Tech companies allowed the Nasdaq composite to sneak in another record high. The Dow ended the week lower but other major indexes posted weekly gains. The...

Report: White child put strap on Black child's neck at camp

Aug. 30, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

A white child at a summer camp on Martha's Vineyard placed a tent strap around the neck of a Black camper last month, in an act that a civil rights group representing the boy called “reminiscent of lynching” on Monday as it urged reform. The act involving 8- and...

Georgia beach town orders pause to new vacation rentals

Aug. 28, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — City officials overseeing Georgia’s largest public beach have ordered a three-month pause on homeowners registering their properties as vacation rentals. The Tybee Island city council on Thursday approved a 90-day moratorium on permitting new...

The Latest: Official Taliban websites abruptly go offline

Aug. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

BOSTON — Taliban websites that delivered the victorious insurgents’ official messages to Afghans and the world at large in five languages have abruptly gone offline. It is not immediately clear why the sites in the Pashto, Urdu, Arabic, English and Dari languages went...

Olympics now ended, Japan races to vaccinate as virus surges

Aug. 13, 2021 04:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but it's still vacation season in Japan, and many people are ignoring government pleas to avoid travel and stay away from bars and restaurants even as the coronavirus spikes at record levels. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is...