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City begins closing Little Tokyo homeless camp amid protests – Daily News

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | city ​​news service LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles began removing an encampment from a plaza in Little Tokyo on Thursday before closing and fencing it to the public — drawing protests from local homeless advocacy groups, but also a defense passionate councilor Kevin de León. De León, who represents the plaza area, says ...

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BIZ BUZZ: unpaid hotel bills

The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the Philippine economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have closed. Many are barely hanging on. And a number of them are surviving thanks to their designation as quarantine hotels for travelers, especially the country’s Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). Or so they thought. Biz Buzz has learned that dozens ...

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5 things to know for March 8

Editor’s Note: Some linked articles may be behind subscription paywalls. Potential visitors to Walt Disney World and Disneyland are increasingly upset about higher prices and additional fees they would have to pay, including for benefits that were previously free, for theme park admission and hotel stays, reports The Washington Post. Matt Day, a senior marketing executive from Bowling Green, Ky., ...

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When will Disneyland let Mickey Mouse hug visitors again? – Red Bluff Daily News

It’s been two years since Disneyland guests have been able to kiss Winnie the Pooh, pat five Chip and Dales or strike a royal pose with Cinderella as Disney characters continue to maintain safe physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 19. But that could change at the Anaheim theme park as Disneyland Paris and the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel ...

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Whimsical posts help draw curiosity to the Hotel Row property

Photo courtesy of Town & Country Resort The Town & Country Resort’s $100 million makeover pays homage to its past. Prior to undergoing a $100 million renovation, the City & Country hotel in Mission Valley was attracting reviews that did little to attract customers.“The hotel wasn’t in the best shape and social media wasn’t exactly kind to us,” said April ...

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PPP loans do not need to be reported as taxable income on tax returns

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US government implemented a loan relief program to help small businesses affected by the crisis. Businesses were able to use these Paycheck Protection Program loans to maintain payroll, rehire employees who may have been laid off, and cover applicable overhead costs. More than 11.4 million loans totaling nearly $800 million have been ...

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New CARES Act loans available in Chautauqua County

Chautauqua County is offering new rounds of CARES Act low-interest loans to local businesses and nonprofits. The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency will provide another round of low-interest loans. This is intended to mitigate any economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Loans are between 25% and $100,000 with an interest rate of 2.44%. “The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) has ...

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Do I have to pay taxes on canceled student loans?

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders who pay us for our services, all opinions are our own. The Credible Money Coach shares good news about student loan forgiveness and ...

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Accommodation revenue in Napa returns to pre-pandemic levels | Local News

Helping to ease the sting of a dismal 2020, Napa County hotel revenues surged in 2021, reaching pre-pandemic levels. Last year, visitors contributed $436 million to the local accommodation industry, more than double 2020 figures, reported hospitality data and analytics firm STR. In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, overnight visitors contributed $184 million to the hospitality industry. This ...

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How Albany Hotels Handled the Pandemic | Local

Tourism could rebound this summer in Albany if recent trends continue, according to new reports. Albany Director of Economic Development Seth Sherry shared his thoughts on the prospect with the Transitional Lodging Tax Advisory Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Tourism is an important part of the city’s bottom line, as the city collects a fee each time someone stays overnight ...

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Australia’s economic outlook for 2022: Is our debt-fueled pandemic finance party over? | Australian economy

Financial news began to turn negative, both at home and abroad. Is the debt-fueled party that has brought solace amid the pandemic along with jobs and rising asset prices for millions, if not billions, about to end? There are certainly short-term problems, but the biggest and most serious threats are geopolitical and difficult to predict – including the next stage ...

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AmCham Vietnam to Promote Strengthening Trade and Investment Relationships in Vietnam

AmCham will continue to work to reduce barriers to trade and create a high level, transparent and stable business environment in Vietnam. AmCham Vietnam President John Rockhold (left) and AmCham Hanoi Executive Director Adam Sitkoff (right). Photo: AmCham John Rockhold, the new president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Vietnam) and AmCham Hanoi, told the Hanoi Times about his ...

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Utah Tourism Industry Bounces Back From Pandemic | Utah News

By K. SOPHIE WILL, The Specter ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) – As the world nears its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is at least one industry rebounding – travel and tourism in Utah. It is one of the state’s most profitable industries, contributing $ 7.07 billion to the economy and supporting thousands of jobs last year, according to ...

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One in five concert ticket buyers have reportedly been absent

The live music industry, already hit hard by the COVID pandemic, has seen an increased number of unused concert tickets even as tours have returned. The acts of veterans with older fan bases – at greater risk of serious COVID infection – have felt the greatest impact. A report from the Wall Street newspaper notes that “for some performances, up ...

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Travelex Insurance Honored As Best In The Industry With 2021 Awards | Your money

OMAHA, Neb., December 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Travelex Insurance Services, a leading travel insurance provider, was recently recognized with several top awards from executives and industry professionals travel. Travel Weekly named Travelex a Silver Magellan Award winner in the Online Travel Services category for its client website. The Magellan Awards represent the best of the travel industry in the ...

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Cross-country skiing in Europe this winter

Cross-country skiers on a Lumi Experiences trip. Lumi experiences Cross-country skiing really took off last winter. Beginners eager for exercise and fresh air during the pandemic have made their way to local cross-country ski centers. Those who had left their skis in a dusty corner of the garage rediscovered the sport, making trails in the White Mountains, the Minnesota Hills ...

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Colorado’s hospitality and tourism sector expected to rebound more slowly than others – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – In 2022, economists predict Colorado will have more employees than before the COVID-19 pandemic began, but some industries will take years to fully recover. While high-tech jobs have only increased in the state since early 2020, jobs around recreation and hospitality are still desperate for workers. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Frisco, like much of Colorado, expects a ...

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Omicron fear affects hospitality industry in Bodh Gaya

Although the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease has yet to enter the state, the hotel sector in Bodh Gaya, Bihar’s main tourist destination, has started to feel its effects. Reservations and even requests to block facilities at hotels, tours and guides have stopped coming and even those that needed to be confirmed in the past three or four days ...

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Rumney appointed CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB; more international people on the move

Tim Rumney became CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB after serving as Interim CEO since August, while other positions have been filled internationally. Tim Rumney appointed CEO of BWH Hotel Group GBTim Rumney has been appointed full-time CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB, which includes Best Western Great Britain and WorldHotels Great Britain. He has served as interim CEO since ...

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As winter arrives, cities in Wisconsin focus on homeless people

MADISION, Wisconsin – Cities in Wisconsin are looking for ways to support growing numbers of homeless people this winter. Joe Volk, executive director of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness, said communities across the state are allocating money to increase services for homeless people. He said much of the funding came from federal pandemic recovery assistance and was often used to ...

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Editorial: UC is at tipping point with overpopulation. Don’t let it become an education factory

In the decade leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, student satisfaction with an education at the University of California was slowly but steadily declining. The biggest source of discontent: overcrowding, which often meant the inability to enter compulsory courses, or even to enter a sought-after major. The overcrowding situation only got worse. In September, UC Santa Barbara’s dean of undergraduate ...

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FIX and REPLACE Swire Properties Inc. sells EAST, Miami to Trinity and Certares

MIAMI – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Please replace the version published on October 27, 2021 at 3:37 p.m. ET, with the following corrected version due to several revisions. The updated version reads as follows: SWIRE PROPERTIES INC. SELLS EAST, MIAMI TO TRINITY AND CERTARES Swire Properties Inc., a leading international developer in South Florida, today announced that it has completed the ...

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Breaking Travel News Investigates: The Future of Tourism Shines in the Spotlight in Riyadh | To concentrate

Sustainable tourism was in the spotlight at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, as the event celebrates its fifth edition. Green development used to help the industry recover from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic was at the center of many areas of discussion and debate at the show. Speaking of regenerative tourism, John Pagano, Managing Director of Red Sea Development ...

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ICC T20 World Cup: fans do everything they can for the release of the T20 Dubai

An India-Pakistan cricket pitch showdown has got the country hooked at the best of times. Now, with the opportunity coming after a long time where the ability to watch cricket live in a social setting had all but disappeared, the excitement has reached another level. Cricket fans have therefore dropped everything to fly to Dubai or congregate in cafes and ...

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Energized by our victories, eyes on the challenges to come

CTA President E. Toby Boyd addressed the State Board of Education this morning at its first meeting of the school year. Here are 10 takeaways from his speech: Another virtual board: “I know we’re all looking forward to being together in person as soon as possible, but for this meeting the logistical issues including hotel staff and security concerns around ...

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New Park Royal hotels planned in 2 states

New The Grand Royal Park of Cozumel. Royal Holiday hotel chain plans US $ 400 million investment Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021 Mexican hotel chain Royal Holiday plans to invest US $ 400 million to build new hotels in Baja California Sur and Quintana Roo. The resorts will be part of the Park Royal brand which has nine hotels ...

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READI Proposal Seeks $ 50 Million State Grant for Various Projects | New

Local and regional officials are seeking tens of millions of dollars in funding under a new statewide program for various economic and quality-of-life projects, including the hotel and conference center of the Kokomo city center and industrial park. The North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council (NCIRPC) recently submitted a 27-project proposal to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation seeking $ 50 ...

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Grand opening of the GiGi’S restaurant and lounge

Posted: October 12, 2021 at 7:31 p.m. EDT|Update: 17 minutes ago PALM SPRINGS, California, 12 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – The V Palm springs is delighted to announce the grand opening celebration of the GiGi Restaurant and Lounge on saturday 16 october. GiGi’s Palm Springs Fall 2021 Grand Opening GiGi’s was built with a vision to deliver an experience ...

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Downtown Milwaukee hotel operators received $ 11.3 million from state accommodation subsidy program

Owners and operators of hotels in or near downtown Milwaukee have received approximately $ 11.3 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds distributed by the state. Recipients say the money is an investment in an industry that … Owners and operators of hotels in or near downtown Milwaukee have received approximately $ 11.3 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds distributed by ...

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Exam regulator warns learners will face lower marks next summer

// = do_shortcode (‘[in-content-square]’)?> Photo by Ben Mullins on Unsplash. Students are warned they could face lower exam scores next year, as the Welsh exams regulator has confirmed it will take action to realign results to pre-pandemic levels. Qualification Wales says he will follow his English counterpart’s approach after the UK government called for inflated school levels to be reduced ...

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Former Pro-invest Executives Launch Asia Pacific Private Equity Firm

Three former directors of the Pro-invest Group, Phil Kasselis, Luke Sullivan and Ed Faraguna, have teamed up to launch Hospitality Private Equity Partners (H-PEP), a new company targeting acquisition opportunities in the region. The trio were most recently in lead roles at Pro-invest Group – Kasselis was co-founder and CEO of Pro-invest Hotels, Sullivan the CEO of Pro-invest Hospitality Asset ...

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Sit-down dinner at Mauna Kea Beach hotel kicks off Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

Chef: Ryan Brannigan Main course: Kona Fruits de Mer Hawaiian Kanpachi, Waimea blue beauties, Kona Abalone, MK Garden carambole, Hawaiian Ash Wine pairing: Vilmart & Cie, “Grand Cellier” Brut, Champagne, France, MV (PC: Hawai’i Food and Wine Festival / Reid Shimabukuro) Chef: Edward Lee Main Course: Beef Kalbi Jjim with Taro and Hōi’o. Sweet soy braised Big Island beef short ...

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Historic Elkhart Hotel Celebrates Grand Opening

Cressy Commercial Real Estate and its partner Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians, today announced that the historic Hotel Elkhart in Elkhart, Indiana, will be celebrating its grand opening on September 28, 2021. After more than two years of construction and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the iconic Hotel Elkhart will reopen ...

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InvestTT targets $ 50 million investment in fiscal 2022

New Clint Chan Tack 32 minutes ago Franka Costelloe – Picture of Sureash Cholai HAVING attracted over $ 500 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the past four years (including last year during the covid19 pandemic), InvesTT aims to attract $ 50 million in FDI and $ 180 million dollars of local investment in Trinidad and Tobago in fiscal ...

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Accommodation expert says Sedona hotel stays could drop

To say that the past year was a roller coaster for the accommodation industry might be an understatement. For example, as some tourist destinations have been decimated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months, the city of Sedona has had its best year ever in terms of sales and tax revenue generated. But with continued concern about ...

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Arts Commission decides on Covid relief funds, hears concerns about fair funding of contracts

The Arts Commission gave city council its recommendations on how best to use the federal Covid-19 relief funds set aside for creative arts organizations before year-end, with staff still considering how to restructure contracts and programs funded by hotel taxes for next year. At last week’s meeting, the committee voted unanimously that the $ 5.4 million available for arts organizations ...

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Incredible Growth of Chain Hotel Market by 2028 | Choice Hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Stillwater Current

A2Z Market Research announces the release of Chain hotel market research report. The market is expected to grow at a sustained rate in the coming years. The Chain Hotel Market 2021 research report presents market size, share and growth analysis, trends, cost structure, statistical and comprehensive data of the global market. Chain hotels are defined as all hotels under the ...

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WoodSpring Suites eclipses 300 open hotels, paving the way for future growth

This latest step in opening Choice Hotels’ extended stay portfolio further illustrates the resilience and expansion of the company’s extended stay model into the economy and mid-range space. From June 30, 2021, the WoodSpring Suites, MainStay Suites and Suburban Extended Stay brands respectively have 453, 217 and 86 hotels open or under construction. Everhome Suites, the company’s new brand launched ...

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The solution of a city to accommodate the homeless? Buy a hotel

Asheville, NC – It’s the story of three boring buildings. The story of the Days Inn, Red Roof Inn and apartments in Asheville, North Carolina. They are all at the heart of the city’s efforts to tackle long-term homelessness. The story begins with a man named Zack. We are talking about bonsai and sunflowers grown in the windows of the ...

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Qatar Hotel Association holds virtual meeting with Turkish Tourism Investors Association

The Qatar Hotel Association (QHA) held its first virtual bilateral meeting with the Association of Turkish Tourism Investors (TTYD) on Saturday as part of its mission to form a global network with international partners in the hotel and hospitality industry. The meeting was attended by QHA President Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani and TTYD President Oya Narin. Turkish Ambassador Mehmet ...

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Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Could Bring New Concerns to Arizona Hospitality Industry

The group warns of a drop in the number of travelers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic While winter generally brings relief for the hospitality industry, there are also possible signs of trouble this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. FOX 10’s Steve Nielsen reports. PHOENIX – Winter is coming, and that’s usually a relief to the Arizona hotel industry, ...

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Self-help groups offer personalized help after Hurricane Ida

The day after Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, Delaney Nolan spent hours cycling around New Orleans, handing out cash to people who had to pay for supplies or for hotel rooms where they had taken refuge. Once the money ran out – banks were closed and ATMs were empty or stopped working without electricity – Nolan Venmo gave people the money ...

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Matchups announced for the first Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge presented by MGM Resorts International

SAN FRANCISCO – Matches and televised details have been set for the inaugural Pac-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge presented by MGM Resorts International, the conference announced today. In its first year, the challenge will feature a nationally televised men’s and women’s doubles program at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, December 19. pm PT on ABC. ARIZONA and Texas, participating in ...

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NCHM JEE 2021: Exam starting August 10, see important guidelines here

NCHM JEE 2021: exam from August 10; view important guidelines here | Photo credit: Representative image Highlights The National Hotel Management Council 2021 Joint Entrance Examination or NCHM JEE 2021 will take place on August 10, 2021. Since the exams take place during the prevailing pandemic, candidates should follow certain guidelines mentioned below. In addition, the documents that need to ...

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THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE BENEFICIARIES OF THE 2021 NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The James Beard Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2021 National Scholarship Program. Established in 2016, the National Scholarship Program offers scholarships of $ 20,000 each to 12 food-focused individuals who plan to pursue studies in culinary arts, food studies, agriculture, hotel management and other related fields. The committee intended to select a group of academics who represented diversity ...

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Splash House Palm Springs will require proof of vaccine and negative test

Those who frequent Splash House this month will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. The festival is expected to bring together 7,000 people a day at the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs, Saguaro Palm Springs, Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and the Palm Springs Air Museum during the weekends of August 13-15 ...

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Aloft Miami Brickell hotel owner files for bankruptcy

Pedro Villar of Sunview Companies with the hotel (Marriott, LinkedIn via Villar) Seeking to avoid “aggressive foreclosure action” by his Park Avenue lender, the owner of the Aloft Miami Brickell hotel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a statement that was part of the bankruptcy petition, hotel developer Pedro Villar said New York City’s Torchlight Investors falsely attempted to ...

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The ABCs of Investing in Real Estate in Mexico – The Yucatan Times

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to invest in a hotel or a shopping center? Stop dreaming about it, we will explain, step by step, how to do it without having millions in the bank. MEXICO, (July 20, 2021) .- If you are interested in increasing your wealth because you are convinced that it is not only a privilege ...

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Miller: Hughes, NBC ready for one-off coverage of Summer Olympics | Chief of Lake Mills

Greg Hughes knows his birthday Sunday will be like no other. For most of the day, the Janesville native will be on a plane to his 11th Olympics. “My flight leaves at 11:35 am and I land in Tokyo at 2:20 pm Monday,” Hughes said of his birthday diary. It’s one way to stay young: to lose most of your ...

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Steven Spielberg continues his summer trip to France as part of the Cannes Film Festival at the Eden Roc hotel

Steven Spielberg continues his summer trip to France as part of the Cannes Film Festival at the Eden Roc hotel By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com Posted: 06:53 BST, July 8, 2021 | Update: 06:53 BST, July 8, 2021 Steven Spielberg was seen leaving the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cannes, France on Wednesday as part of the Cannes Film Festival. ...

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Summer tourism in Sarasota-Bradenton is strong in May and June

Summers in Sarasota-Manatee are generally hot, humid, and slow. By the time May arrives, snowbirds have generally flocked to their native northern lands, and other tourists are usually on vacation in Europe or on a weeklong getaway while their children are on summer vacation. But not this year. As Florida was one of the first states to reopen after the ...

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Former employees recall as curtain prepares to fall on iconic landmark

IT WAS a trip back in time as former employees of the Istana Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Jalan Raja Chulan recalled their time on duty at this iconic landmark in the city, after hearing about its targeted closure on September 1. Located in the heart of the city center, the 23-story five-star hotel, which opened in 1992, is the last ...

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Mercer Collection Releases for £ 10.5 Million | Item

The Mercer Collection, a portfolio of seven upscale boutique hotels and self-catering cottages in Southsea, Portsmouth, has been marketed at a guide price of £ 10.5million. The Mercer collection was created in 2004 by Daniel and Vicki Sutton, a couple from Hampshire. Significant investments have been made in all assets since 2018, including the conversion of three of the existing ...

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Discounted Disneyland tickets for California residents return in midsummer – Orange County Register

Disneyland is bringing back discounted multi-day ticket offers for California residents in midsummer as the Anaheim theme park continues its gradual reopening after a 412-day coronavirus shutdown. Starting today, July 6, Californians can purchase three-day single park tickets for $ 249 that grant access to Disneyland or Disney California Adventure or three-day parkhopper tickets for $ 304. which will allow ...

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