Xenia Hotels says 37 of 38 hotels and resorts are open

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Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc. (xhr) offered an update of its business Wednesday during the pandemic, while also announcing new amendments to some of its borrowing and unveiling a $150 million five-year bond deal. The Orlando, Fla.-based REIT said 37 of its 38 hotels and resorts are open, after being closed during the pandemic, and it is continuing to review the timing of reopening its Hyatt Regency Portland

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U.S. Covid-Testing Plan Aims to Open New York-London Travel by Holidays

U.S. officials are aiming to open travel between New York City and London with shortened traveler quarantine periods as soon as the holidays, according to people familiar with the matter.

The growing availability of Covid-19 tests in the U.S. has prompted officials at the Transportation Department, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to revive efforts to establish safe travel corridors between the U.S. and international destinations, the people said. … Read More

Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

As tentative signs start to emerge of a revival for the travel industry, our minds are turning to potential holiday destinations for this summer.



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While it may have started out as the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, Italy has since managed to admirably flatten the curve and open up to visitors again.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome

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IKEA Plans to Open 50 New Stores Around the World

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It’s no secret that retailers have taken a hit this year. In 2020, Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bath & Body Works, and Tuesday Morning all announced store closures across the country. Not to mention, Pier 1 Imports announced all its stores would be closing for good. Despite the “retail apocalypse” as its been deemed, there is one

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AMC To Keep Cinemas Around The World Open

The worlds leading exhibitor, AMC, announced on Tuesday that it will be keeping most screens around the U.S. and

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Mexico is open to Americans. Here’s what to know before booking a trip.

Americans willing to travel abroad have limited options. Their passport, which once unlocked access to most of the world, is now hindering them from moving freely as countries watch coronavirus cases rise in the United States.

But one of America’s most popular travel destinations remains open and available: Mexico.

While the State Department recommends people “reconsider” travel to Mexico because of the coronavirus, and nonessential travel across land borders is

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Fairfield by Marriott Doubles Its Footprint In Japan With Eight Hotels Slated To Open Across Four Prefectures

TOKYO, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International today announced the planned openings of eight new Fairfield by Marriott properties in Japan, highlighting a vast expansion that more than doubles the size of the brand in the country. Sekisui House, a renowned Japanese developer, has partnered with Marriott International to further enhance their ‘Trip Base’ initiative – a project seeking to revitalize local sightseeing spots – with the opening of

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Japan and South Korea to open borders for business from Thursday

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan and South Korea will reopen borders to each other for business trips from Thursday, a move that may help improve relations that have sunk to a historic low over wartime labor.

“Currently, the Japan-South Korea relationship is in an extremely severe situation so exchanges of people from both countries, starting with businesspeople, are important,” Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said at a press conference on Tuesday. The

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Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport Officially Open

Today’s opening marks Hyatt’s first dual-branded project in Europe and the introduction of Hyatt’s select service brands to France

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced Hyatt Place Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Hyatt House Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport officially open. The openings mark the first Hyatt Place and Hyatt House dual-branded project in France and bring the number of Hyatt-branded hotels across the country

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Tennis Players at French Open Startled by Sonic Boom as Fighter Jet Breaks Sound Barrier

A sonic boom shook Paris on Wednesday morning, sparking brief confusion and fear among tennis players competing in the French Open.



a group of people on a court with a racket: Alessandra Tarantino/AP/Shutterstock Dominik Koepfer (R) congratulates Stan Wawrinka with his win in the second round match of the French Open


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Alessandra Tarantino/AP/Shutterstock Dominik Koepfer (R) congratulates Stan Wawrinka with his win in the second round match of the French Open

Citizens, athletes and spectators heard the loud clap ring out — and though Paris police confirmed shortly after that the noise was just a fighter

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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas set to open January 15

Virgin Announces Jan. 15, 2021 Opening

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Richard “Boz” Bosworth, president and CEO of JC Hospitality and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, speaks with reporters during a news conference at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas porte cochere Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Bosworth announced a Jan. 15, 2021 opening for the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (formerly the Hard Rock Hotel).

Virgin Hotels officials today announced a

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Travel plaza set to open at Farewell Bend | Regional

HUNTINGTON — A retail void dating back nearly a decade along a remote section of Interstate 84 soon could be filled.

A new truck stop, including restaurants and a convenience store but not a motel, is nearing completion at Farewell Bend, along the Snake River about 50 miles southeast of Baker City and about 4 miles from Huntington.

The Huntington Travel Plaza, part of the national TravelCenters of America network,

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Bianca Andreescu won’t play in French Open or rest of 2020 season

Canadian Bianca Andreescu confirmed on Tuesday that she will sit out the French Open main draw that begins on Sunday and also the remainder of the 2020 tennis season as she continues to recover from the knee injury she suffered in last October’s WTA Finals.



a woman smiling for the camera: Bianca Andreescu of Canada with the US Open championship trophy after beating Serena Williams of the USA in the women's singles final on day 13 of the 2019 tournament.


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Bianca Andreescu of Canada with the US Open championship trophy after beating Serena Williams of the USA in the women’s

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Scottish Open decides not to have limited fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:



A steward wears a face mask during the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road Stadium, in Leeds, England, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)


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A steward wears a face mask during the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road Stadium, in Leeds, England, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)

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The European Tour has decided against having a limited number of fans for the Scottish Open next

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