Hospitality and leisure industry

Children wearing protective masks play in Yoyo Land, an indoor amusement center in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Thailand’s Cabinet has approved three projects with a combined budget of more than 22 billion baht ($707 million) to help the country’s reeling tourism industry recover from the coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 16, 2020 - 9:07 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved three projects with a combined budget of more than 22 billion baht ($707 million) to help the country’s reeling tourism industry recover from the coronavirus crisis. The packages are meant to promote domestic travel from July to October. Tourism...
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A sign at the entrance to the Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn., announces its reopening, Monday, June 1, 2020. Both tribal casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, closed since March 17, opened despite opposition from Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, who has limited power regarding the sovereign nations. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
June 15, 2020 - 3:11 am
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Drivers heading down state roads leading to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut are greeted by flashing warnings: “Avoid Large Crowds” and “Don’t Gamble With COVID.” Despite having authority to shutter thousands of businesses during the coronavirus...
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A tourist fishes from the shore in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, June 11, 2020. An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: the white sand beaches are sparkling clean and empty on the Caribbean coast. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz)
June 14, 2020 - 11:16 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: The white sand beaches are sparkling çlean and empty on the Caribbean coast, the water is clear on the Pacific coast and the waters around the resort of Los...
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FILE—In this file photo from May 23, 2020, people ride the Roller Coaster at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington, Utah. After a season break that was extended for months by COVID-19 restrictions, Utah's amusement park, Lagoon, reopened for business just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Amusement parks of all sizes are adjusting everything from selling tickets to serving meals while trying to reassure the public and government leaders that they're safe to visit amid the coronavirus crisis and warnings against large gatherings. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 14, 2020 - 8:56 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Hugs from Mickey Mouse are out at Walt Disney World. So is bunching up at Six Flags to snag a front-seat roller coaster ride. But the season won't be completely lost for thrill-seekers. Carefree days of sharing cotton candy on crowded midways will give way this year to...
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Wine educator Brooke Scheerer serves glasses of 2017 Edizione Pennino Zinfandel to guests at the Inglenook winery Friday, June 12, 2020, in Rutherford, Calif. California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as the state's $145 billion tourism industry gears up with hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums also allowed to reopen. The historic winery, which dates to 1879, reopened Friday to wine club members after being closed since mid March because of the coronavirus threat and will be open to the public on June 25. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
June 12, 2020 - 8:48 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as the state's $145 billion tourism industry gears up with hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums also allowed to reopen. With COVID-19 cases in the state still growing, the...
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June 12, 2020 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb and New York City will settle their fight over a law that sought to limit housing rental increases by requiring short-term rental platforms to share information about their listings, the two sides announced Friday. Under the agreement, the San Francisco-based Airbnb will...
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Patrons of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay enjoy the 200-foot dive on the SheiKra roller coaster, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Tampa. The park, owned and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment, has reopened to the public for the first time in almost 3 months after closing on March 16 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 4:40 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two more Florida theme parks, SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, opened Thursday after being closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus. Both reopened their gates with new restrictions to safeguard against the spread of the virus. Reservations are now required...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo, cruise ships are docked at PortMiami in Miami. The cruise industry hopes to set sail later this summer. But with images of coronavirus-ravaged ships still fresh in many minds, there could be years of choppy water ahead. The global cruise industry expected to carry 32 million passengers and take in $71 billion in revenue this year. That will fall by at least 50% this year, says Euromonitor International, a consulting firm. Euromonitor .(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
June 09, 2020 - 11:17 am
Some cruise lines are hoping to set sail later this summer but with images of coronavirus-ravaged ships still fresh in many minds, the industry could face years of choppy water ahead. The global cruise industry expected to carry 32 million passengers and take in $71 billion in revenue this year...
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In this April 2020 photo provided by Marriott, a Marriott associate using an electrostatic sprayer to clean public areas at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in New York. Marriott, Hilton and other big hotel companies are used to competing on price or perks. Now they are competing on cleanliness. From masked clerks at the front desk to shuttered buffets, hotels are making visible changes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (Marriott via AP)
June 08, 2020 - 6:02 pm
Marriott, Hilton and other big hotel companies are used to competing on price or perks. Now they are competing on cleanliness. From masked clerks at the front desk to shuttered buffets, hotels are making visible changes in the wake of the pandemic. Signage will tout new cleaning regimens: Red Roof...
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Passengers wearing face masks arrive on the first day of new rules that people arriving in Britain from overseas will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days to help stop the spread of coronavirus, at Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, June 8, 2020. The British government has said that anyone caught not complying with the quarantine will face a fine. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 08, 2020 - 12:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain began imposing a 14-day quarantine Monday on travelers coming into the country, months after other European countries imposed similar measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. The quarantine was roundly criticized by the aviation and tourism industries, with many...
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