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For two companies, U.K. tours continue as planned

23-03-2017

Tour operators on Thursday reported that they are continuing with their England itineraries as planned and did not experience any immediate drop in bookings after the attack in London on Wednesday.... Read more

Atlanta getting dual-branded Moxy/AC hotel

23-03-2017

The world's first hotel that will be dual-branded under Marriott International's AC Hotels and Moxy brands has broken ground in midtown Atlanta and is due to open next year.... Read more

Solana restaurant opens at Ocean Club West

23-03-2017

The Solana restaurant at Ocean Club West has opened on the widest section of Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.... Read more

Trump's politics don't deter all foreign travelers

23-03-2017

The number of foreigners planning to visit the United States has dropped slightly over the last year in response to the political climate, but not all tourists are concerned about the anti-immigrant sentiment that has the travel industry on edge, according to Brand USA.... Read more

Trump's politics don't deter all foreign travelers

23-03-2017

The number of foreigners planning to visit the United States has dropped slightly over the last year in response to the political climate, but not all tourists are concerned about the anti-immigrant sentiment that has the travel industry on edge, according to Brand USA.... Read more

Virgin America name will be phased out in favor of Alaska Air, 'likely' in 2019

23-03-2017

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide Alaska Airlines’ name will live on; Virgin America’s will not. Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday it will drop the name and logo of the merger partner it acquired late last year. Virgin America will be phased out, “likely sometime in 2019,” Alaska Air said in a statement. Instead, the combined carrier “will adopt many of the brand elements that Virgin America enthusiasts love,” according to Alaska Air's statement.... Read more

Tech tour: Visiting the HQs of Silicon Valley’s iconic brands

23-03-2017

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Five months before he died, Steve Jobs in 2011 unveiled to the Cupertino city council  Apple’s plans for a new corporate headquarters , a four-story ring for 12,000 employees. “We have a shot,” said Jobs, “at building the best office building in the world.” He continued, “I really do think that architecture students will come here to see this, I think it could be that good.” Six years and billions of dollars later,... Read more

10Best: Summer of Love's 50th anniversary

23-03-2017

10Best: Summer of Love's 50th anniversary

Dig out those bell bottoms – it's the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love. San Francisco celebrates that remarkable summer of '67 when 10,000 youth flooded the city, adopting a lifestyle that rejected convention and embraced invention.  San Francisco's counterculture launched cultural shifts that rippled across the nation. "Peace and love, brother" was the catchphrase in the Haight-Ashbury district where the influx of youth settled.  And as The Grateful Dead once sang, "Strangers stopping strangers... Read more

10Best: The world's first craft beer hotel

23-03-2017

American craft beer fans just got some great news. The world's first craft beer hotel, The DogHouse, recently got the green light and is expected to open in Columbus, Ohio in September 2018.... Read more

Austin food trailer serves smokin' Texas barbecue

23-03-2017

Austin food trailer serves smokin' Texas barbecue

Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY 6:09 a.m. ET March 23, 2017 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide You can smell the meat cooking while you eat, as la Barbecue smokes 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. (Photo: Larry Olmsted, for USA TODAY) The scene:  Austin has long been one of epicenters of Texas-style barbecue, predominantly beef brisket, ribs and sausage smoked slowly at low temperatures for long periods of... Read more

 

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