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Family says ‘luxury’ LA villa rental looked like ‘bomb site’ covered in debris

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here People usually try to avoid broken glass while on vacation. A family says they were shocked when they arrived at the “luxury” villa they rented in Los Angeles. According to them, the building was covered with rubble, exposed......
CBS US News

Coronavirus slows Chinese tourism, hurting fashion brands in U.S. and Europe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The deadly coronavirus outbreak paralyzing China is taking a toll on luxury goods companies. The latest player to feel the chill is Kering Group, which owns Balenciaga, Gucci and other upscale fashion brands and which on Wednesday announced that it......
CNBC Business

Shibuya: Discover the beating heart of Tokyo

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Step inside the busiest intersection in the world — a place where 3,000 people can cross during each two-minute light interval. The organized chaos is both a major tourist attraction and symbol of Japan — a densely-populated country known for......
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Stocks slump as coronavirus fears spook investors in U.S. and overseas

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Stocks sank in early U.S. trading on Monday as the impact of the coronavirus spread over the weekend, leaving at least 81 people dead and more than 2,700 others infected in more than a dozen countries. The Dow tumbled......
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Florida readying to bar municipalities like Key West from banning some sunscreen

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Sunshine State is at odds over sunscreen. Florida’s state senate is expected to vote as soon as next week on a measure that would prevent cities in the state from prohibiting the sale of certain kinds of sunscreen......
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Las Vegas expected to change its ‘What happens here’ slogan

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Everyone knows that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But Sin City is reportedly set to update its famous motto with a new spin, seventeen years after the famous tourism campaign launched. Steve Hill, president and CEO......
New York Post

Rome bans souvenir stands from Colosseum, Pantheon, other historic sites

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Looks like we’ll have to go trinket-shopping elsewhere. Roman leaders have officially banned souvenir stands and snack bars at historic attractions, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. The small, mobile shops have been forbidden from......
New York Post

Instagram-obsessed tourists reportedly overwhelming village that inspired ‘Frozen’

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here They just can’t “let it go.” Tourists to the tiny Austrian village of Hallstatt are reportedly overwhelming the community with their sheer numbers. The charming hamlet believed to have inspired the fairy-tale city featured in Disney’s wildly popular......
History

Roaring Through Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son | Travel

Smithsonian
For several days, Ernesto Guevara, Che’s son, had been leading a group of eight on a motorcycle tour around Cuba. The escapade was filled with the island’s usual mild chaos and misadventures, which Ernesto had tackled with dry humor. “Some of the potholes out here have names,” he said of......
History

From Nazi Prisons to Cat Sanctuaries, Explore the Many Lives of These Russian Palaces | Travel

Smithsonian
In August 1917, former czar Nicholas Romanov, his wife and five children marched out of their palace in the Tsarskoye Selo (now Pushkin) countryside for the last time. For their last five months there, the extravagant estate served as the literal gilded cage for the ex-royal family on house arrest.......
History

Five of the Most Fascinating Prison Museums in America | Travel

Smithsonian
Since the 1980s, mass incarceration has become a booming business in the United States, with 670 people out of every 100,000 becoming a prisoner. And it’s not because we have more criminals, either—research shows that this change is thanks to alterations of sentencing law and policy. The boom has led......

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