Hospitality and leisure industry

Tom Williams, Chairman & CEO Universal Parks & Resorts, answers questions during a press conference at the Orange county Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Universal Orlando officials announced that the resort is doubling in size with plans for a fourth theme park. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 3:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the resort is doubling in size with plans for an "epic" fourth theme park, but they offered almost no information on when the new park will open, what it will hold or how much they are spending. The secretive nature of the new park...
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In this July 24, 2019, photo, a Sri Lankan army lowers the national flag at the landmark Galle Face, as new foreign investment sites stand in the background in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shocks from deadly suicide bombings on Easter Day in Sri Lanka are reverberating throughout its economy in the worst crisis since the South Asian island nation’s civil war ended in 2009. The blasts have devastated Sri Lanka’s vital tourism industry, source of jobs for many, and hindering foreign investment. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
July 31, 2019 - 4:32 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it will give a one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation's lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people. Tourism...
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In this July 22, 2019 photo, Grace Capati looks at a UFO display outside of the Little A'Le'Inn, in Rachel, Nev., the closest town to Area 51. The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 28, 2019 - 10:42 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — At first, the co-owner of the quirky alien-themed motel down a Nevada highway from the mysterious Area 51 site didn't take a posting for a prank Facebook event too seriously. Then, her phone started ringing. "It doesn't stop, our phone won't stop ringing," Connie West, of the...
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CORRECTS NAME OF CO-WORKING SPACE TO VECTOR90 INSTEAD OF VETCOR90 - Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, right, listens to "Dream Hustle Code" students visiting from Chicago, at Vector90, the workspace created by the late Nipsey Hussle, in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 25, 2019 - 8:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg urged students Thursday to speak out against racial bias when they experience it or witness it, and he faulted President Donald Trump for deepening the nation's racial divide. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor fielded a series of...
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This undated product image provided by OpenTable shows the new delivery option for diners on OpenTable’s app. The restaurant reservation company said Wednesday, July 24, 2019, that it’s adding food delivery to keep up with customer demand. (OpenTable via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 5:16 am
OpenTable is getting into the food delivery business. The world's biggest online restaurant reservation service — which was founded 21 years ago — has been watching warily as more and more diners opt for delivery. Between May 2018 and May 2019, U.S. restaurant visits were flat at 23.8 billion, but...
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FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Kimberley Wiegand, the mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on the cruise ship in Puerto Rico, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday, July 22, 2019 that her family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises for “not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship.” (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
July 22, 2019 - 1:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday. Speaking publicly for the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. An appeals court wants a judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The order issued Friday, July 19, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit includes a reprimand of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for abusing his discretion. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
July 19, 2019 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday ordered a federal judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case that accuses President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...
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FILE - This Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, shows a Motel 6 in Phoenix. A revised settlement for Motel 6 guests who say the national chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities is returning to court for a judge's review. A federal judge is to decide Friday, July 19, 2019, on the proposal increasing to $10 million the total amount available for claims. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
July 19, 2019 - 6:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys Friday he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving thousands of guests said to have had their privacy violated when the national chain gave their information to immigration authorities. Judge David...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. An appeals court wants a judge to reconsider letting Justice Department lawyers immediately appeal a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The order issued Friday, July 19, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit includes a reprimand of U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan for abusing his discretion. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)
July 08, 2019 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday challenged a federal judge's decision to allow a case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency to move forward, asking an appeals court to take up the case instead. Justice lawyers asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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Passengers walk past a departure board at Sheremetyevo international airport in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 8, 2019. The Russian government's ban on direct flights between Russia and Georgia came into effect on Monday, affecting thousands of travelers. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 08, 2019 - 8:05 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A Russian government ban on direct flights between Russia and Georgia went into force Monday, affecting thousands of travelers and dealing a serious blow to Georgia's tourism industry. The ban impacted dozens of flights operated by six Russian airlines and one Georgian...
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