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  • San Francisco philanthropist, chief of protocol dies at 88

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, the long-reigning chief of San Francisco protocol and unofficial aide to 10 mayors, died Friday of complications from cancer. She was 88.
  • Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback

    Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant.
  • Lockdown-free Florida top vacation spot for holidays

    MIAMI BEACH (AP) — Cooped-up tourists eager for a taste of Florida's sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and warmer climates are visiting the Sunshine State in droves, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months.
  • Europe's Christmas markets warily open as COVID cases rise

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The holiday tree is towering over the main square in this central German city, the chestnuts and sugared almonds are roasted, and kids are clambering aboard the merry-go-round just like they did before the pandemic. But a surge in coronavirus infections has left an uneasy feeling hanging over Frankfurt's Christmas market.
  • Facade is rosy again: Can Bally's casino's future be, too?

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Perhaps nothing symbolized the spotty performance of Bally's casino in Atlantic City in recent years better than the mismatched replacement windows in its glass facade, spots of blue that stood out amid the rest of the rose-colored glass.
  • Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?

    Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?
  • As tourism brightens, Times Square hopes to regain luster

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Cohen has been yearning for a return to the days when business boomed at his family's souvenir shop in Times Square.
  • How to be a 5-star traveler this holiday season

    If you skipped holiday travel last year (or haven’t traveled at all during the pandemic), your travel skills might be rusty. Plus, some travel etiquette has changed.
  • Chic hotel opening in New York City celebrates Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors to the latest chic hotel to open in New York's theater district can easily walk to any Broadway show — or they can stay inside and celebrate them.
  • Who's going back to the movies? So far, not everyone

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movies are clawing their way back in theaters, but, so far, not everyone is showing up like they used to.

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