Apple announces iPhone 12 mini, the ‘smallest and lightest 5G phone in the world’

Apple is announcing a new iPhone 12 mini today. It’s the first time Apple has used the “mini” moniker on its iPhone line, after using it on the iPod mini, iPad mini, and Mac mini previously. The new iPhone 12 mini has a 5.4-inch screen, which means Apple has squeezed a larger display than the 4.7-inch screen found on this year’s iPhone SE into an iPhone 12 mini handset that’s

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Universal Music Group announces a new luxury hotel chain called UMUSIC Hotels

Universal Music Group and investment holding company Dakia U-Ventures, LLC made a rather brief announcement in August of a partnership to develop what they called “a new music-focused experiential hospitality category.” They promised more details at a later date.

Today, the two companies are revealing the first three locations for UMUSIC Hotels, their music-themed luxury hotel venture, with projects underway in Atlanta, Orlando, and Biloxi, Mississippi.

“Everyone’s looking for an

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Park Hotels & Resorts Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call on November 6, 2020

TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) (“Park”) today announced that it plans to report financial results for the third quarter 2020 after the stock market closes on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Park will hold a conference call on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss its earnings results and current operational environment.

The conference call will be accessible by telephone

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Evers announces $109 million in grants for Wisconsin small businesses hurt by the pandemic, including hotels, music venues, movie theaters

As the Wisconsin economy continues to struggle six months into the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Tony Evers has announced $109 million in new and renewed grant funding for small businesses.



Tony Evers sitting on a table: Gov. Tony Evers speaks to reporters in his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol in December 2019.


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Among those that stand to benefit: music venues, hotels, restaurants, bars, nonprofit cultural venues, and privately owned movie

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Dallas Children’s Theater Announces MY FARAWAY ADVENTURE KIT

Running at 70 minutes, with a limit of 25 families participating in each performance, MY FARAWAY ADVENTURE KIT is perfect for ages 4-10.

Dallas Children's Theater Announces MY FARAWAY ADVENTURE KIT

Dallas Children’s Theater is bringing its unique brand of family fun to the virtual world through a Zoom-centered production featuring Dallas clown artists Slappy and Monday. Dubbed the MY FARAWAY ADVENTURE KIT, families will purchase online access, receive their very own box filled with tools and clues

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TCS World Travel Announces Dates for Its First All-Inclusive Luxury Expeditions On Ground-Breaking New Airbus A321neo Private Jet

Travelers Can Explore Nine Legendary Destinations On “Around The World” Luxury Jet Tour In New Customized Airbus A321neo-LR Aircraft: October 10 – November 2, 2021 And December 30, 2021 – January 22, 2022

TCS World Travel, the world’s leading operator of private jet expeditions, today announced dates for its first scheduled all-inclusive luxury tours on its new private Airbus A321neo-LR aircraft. The new ground-breaking private Airbus will take to

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Evers announces $109 million in grants for Wisconsin small businesses hurt by pandemic

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Gov. Tony Evers speaks to reporters in his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol in December 2019. (Photo: Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

As the Wisconsin economy continues to struggle six months into the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Tony Evers has announced $109 million in new and renewed grant funding for small businesses.

Among those that stand to benefit: music venues, hotels, restaurants, bars, nonprofit cultural venues, and privately owned

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Freely Announces Exclusive Nutrition Partnership with Best Friends Pet Hotels Starting October 1

Freely will be the Exclusive Nutrition Partner for both dogs and cats staying and playing at all 31 Best Friends Pet Hotel centers nationwide

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As cooler weather descends and holiday preparations are underway, pet parents are starting to think about holiday plans, including pet boarding accommodations and day care arrangements. For busy families, Best Friends Pet Hotels provides peace of mind with a new

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Marcus Hotels & Resorts Announces the Appointment of Andrew Flack as Chief Commercial Officer

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), today announced the appointment of Andrew Flack as its first ever chief commercial officer. Flack is a globally-experienced, results-oriented, proven leader with over 30 years of hospitality industry experience.

Flack most recently served as vice president marketing & eCommerce with Hilton Worldwide. In this role, he supported

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In a Pre-Election Gambit, the Trump Administration Announces New Travel Bans for Cuba

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense,” the Mad Hatter told Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

That mercurial milliner’s words apply to this week’s current events, which saw the announcement of a new

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Xenia Hotels & Resorts Announces Timing Of Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release And Conference Call

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) (“Xenia” or the “Company”) will report financial results for the third quarter 2020 before the market opens on Friday, October 30, 2020.  Management will discuss the Company’s results during a conference call at 1:00 pm (Eastern Time) that day.

To participate in the conference call, please follow the steps listed below:

Friday, October 30,

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Conrad Hotels & Resorts announces Abu Dhabi debut



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Abu Dhabi: One of Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious hotels will be rebranded on October 1, 2020 following the signing of a management agreement between Hilton and Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.

The property will be known as Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers and be the first of Hilton’s luxury portfolio to operate in the UAE capital.

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Travel Channel Announces Third Annual Ghostober Event

Paranormal investigators Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley open up to viewers when Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room airs new episodes every Thursday at 9 p.m. “The guys are kicking back in their screening room to watch their favorite episodes of the hit series and get candid with fans – and each other – about their craziest experiences over the past decade,” according to the synopsis. “Away from

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Playa Hotels & Resorts Announces Final Phase of Post Pandemic Openings

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sep 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (NASDAQ: PLYA, “Playa”), a leading owner and operator of all-inclusive resorts across Mexico and throughout the Caribbean, announced today that their entire collection of all-inclusive resorts will be open by December 2020.

Since early Summer, Playa has been bringing resort operations

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With an eye on a tight Florida race Trump announces new restrictions on Cuban hotels, cigars and rum

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a new series of economic sanctions on Cuba that ban US citizens from buying Cuban cigars as well as rum and staying at Cuban government-owned hotels on the communist-run island.



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“Today, as part of our continuing fight against communist oppression, I am announcing that the Treasury Department will prohibit US travelers from staying at properties owned by the Cuban government,”

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