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Stratosphere among Golden Entertainment's purchases

26-06-2017

Golden Entertainment is preparing to add four additional casinos to its gaming empire.... Read more

Ritz-Carlton enters the growing luxury cruise sector

26-06-2017

It used to be said that growth in the luxury segment of the cruise industry was "lumpy" or "chunky."... Read more

Supreme Court reinstates Trump travel ban

26-06-2017

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.... Read more

Atomic City: Secret no longer

26-06-2017

Atomic City: Secret no longer

Kit Bernardi, USA TODAY Go Escape magazine Published 8:02 a.m. ET June 25, 2017 | Updated 17 minutes ago A replica of Fat Man, the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, N.M. (Photo: Kit Bernardi) Our teenage son Will runs his hand across the 10-foot-long, canary yellow replica of an atomic bomb that weighed 10,800 pounds. The plump, round, plutonium-fueled device was given the code name “Fat Man,”... Read more

15 things you have to do in Milwaukee in the summer

26-06-2017

15 things you have to do in Milwaukee in the summer

Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide A powerboat heads towards the Wells Street bridge over the Milwaukee River. (Photo: Michael Sears, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Lakefront festivals and beach volleyball. Beer gardens and Brewers. It must be summer in Milwaukee. But what to do with the precious few months of warm weather? Start here, with this list of 15 summer must-dos in Milwaukee. Make it a summer bucket list, check off items when visitors arrive, or... Read more

The laptop. Why'd it have to be the laptop?

26-06-2017

As I write this, it's been a few days since I returned from a Kenya press trip, and I'm awaiting word from Qatar Airways about my company-issued MacBook Air, which went missing from my checked baggage en route from Nairobi to New York. I was catching a connecting flight in Doha, Qatar, among the 10 airports where passengers headed to the U.S. are prohibited from carrying certain electronics onboard. As the Department of Homeland Security... Read more

Trump's new rules on Cuba travel have industry assessing damage

25-06-2017

President Trump's decision to reverse several hallmarks of President Obama's Cuba policy, including individual people-to-people travel to Cuba, left many in the industry scratching their heads. Trump called the Obama administration's deal with Cuba "terrible and misguided" before signing a policy that will require anyone traveling under the people-to-people category to be part of a group, a rollback to pre-2016 rules. It will also prevent Americans from doing business with Gaesa, Cuba's Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group, which is involved in myriad... Read more

These are the most outrageous travel fees

25-06-2017

These are the most outrageous travel fees

Christopher Elliott, Special for USA TODAY 6:00 p.m. ET June 25, 2017 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last Slide Next Slide Spirit Airlines charges passengers up to $100 for a carry-on bag, according to its website. (Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images) The travel industry seems to always have its hand out — sometimes literally.  Just check into a fancy resort and watch the bellhop after delivering the luggage to your room, whether you wanted help... Read more

Early-bird registration ends Friday for Phocuswright Conference

23-06-2017

For nearly 25 years, companies at the forefront of digital innovation in travel have relied upon Phocuswright to shape the discussion, encourage healthy debate and introduce the latest innovations. This market intelligence will again drive an unprecedented program and speaker roster at the Phocuswright Conference Nov. 7 to 9 at the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood in south Florida when nearly 2,000 leading minds in travel will gather for networking and learning.... Read more

 

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