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  1. Hawaii bill would set up group to get vacation rental data

    02.27 / 20:06 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii lawmakers may create a group to collect data on how vacation rentals affect Hawaii's tax revenue, housing supply and brand as a visitor destination. The Senate Ways and Means Committee is expected to discuss a bill to set up the group on Monday. The legislation says…
  2. Feds give OK on key road to Spaceport America in New Mexico

    02.27 / 17:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Federal authorities have given the green light on a key step to upgrade a southern New Mexico road to an aerospace economic hub. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://goo.gl/QvjqL1) that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management this month issued decisions on an environmental review of…
  3. When will DC's famed cherry trees bloom? Find out Wednesday

    02.27 / 17:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The predicted peak blooming period for this year's cherry blossom season in Washington will be announced this week. The window is expected to be announced Wednesday at a press conference at the Newseum. Last year's peak bloom happened March 25. According to the National Park Service website,…
  4. Expected peak bloom dates for cherry blossoms to be released

    02.27 / 16:52 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The predicted peak blooming period for this year's cherry blossom season will be announced this week. The window is expected to be announced Wednesday at a press conference at the Newseum. Last year's peak bloom happened March 25. According to the National Park Service website , however,…
  5. Volunteers sought for Manhattan Project National Park

    02.27 / 16:52 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Officials say volunteers are needed to get the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Los Alamos started. Park Ranger Kirk Singer told the Los Alamos Monitor (https://goo.gl/Io6yNm ) last week around 10 volunteers are being sought to work the visitor's center and help plan guided…
  6. Iconic Bend neighborhood trying to preserve its character

    02.27 / 15:49 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    BEND, Ore. (AP) - Those who only know Bend from glossy magazine spreads and tourism promotions probably know the River West neighborhood the best. The area is rich with things to do, but for residents and the River West Neighborhood Association, that popularity has come with a price, and they…
  7. Some Black Hills bike races lacking needed permits

    02.27 / 15:49 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Some popular bike races aren't getting the permits they need this year from the Black Hills National Forest rangers. Organizers say some of those races may need to be canceled. The Black Hills Back 40 and Victoria Secret race organized by the Black Hills Runners…
  8. United, after years of declining revenue, hits the thrusters

    02.27 / 14:48 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    DALLAS (AP) - United Airlines, which lost the distinction of being the world's biggest carrier after shrinking for several years, plans to regain lost ground by adding more flights from key airports this summer. The airline wants to upgrade facilities at key airports and trim the use of smaller planes…
  9. Fatalities rise at Vermont ski resorts

    02.27 / 14:48 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Six people have died on Vermont's ski slopes this season, an increase over previous years. Three of the deaths involved resort visitors who were killed in accidents: two in crashes into trees, and one after falling into deep snow, according to a review of public records…
  10. Hollywood tour group gets surprise side trip to Oscar show

    02.27 / 05:07 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An unsuspecting group of tourists got a trip right into the heart of Hollywood Sunday night that included kisses from Denzel Washington, selfies with Ryan Gosling and a chance to rub a newly won gold statuette called Oscar. Host Jimmy Kimmel told the Dolby Theatre audience…
  11. NY giraffe to give birth on YouTube with 1 million followers

    02.27 / 05:07 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    NEW YORK (AP) - More than a million people have viewed a YouTube live stream of a pregnant giraffe awaiting the birth of a baby at an upstate New York animal park. Jordan Patch, owner of the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, says the mother, called April, could…
  12. Iran's Farhadi, absent at Oscars, pleads for empathy in win

    02.27 / 05:07 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A political context larger than that of films themselves swept Iran's "The Salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the Oscars on Sunday. Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari accepted the award on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi, who…
  13. Carnival float crashes in Rio, injuring at least 8 people

    02.27 / 03:59 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A float in Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade crashed Sunday evening, and police said eight people were injured, including at least one in serious condition. The incident involved the last float of the first samba school parading through Rio's Sambadrome. The float of…
  14. The Latest: Stars mix fashion with advocacy at Oscars

    02.27 / 00:49 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local): 4 p.m. Stars are mixing high fashion with some advocacy on the Oscars red carpet. Several top nominees are sporting blue ribbons supporting the American Civil Liberties Union, including best actress nominee Ruth Negga and best…
  15. Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

    02.26 / 22:31 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) - After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt's troubled northern…
  16. Italy's Pisa plans to test appeal of towering Ferris wheel

    02.26 / 21:26 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    ROME (AP) - The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions. The Tuscan city's culture commissioner, Andrea Ferrante, told state TV on Sunday that the big wheel will be roughly the height of Pisa's famed Leaning Tower, or more…
  17. Brazil's Carnival revelers channel anger against president

    02.26 / 19:12 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The exuberant, sassy celebration of Carnival is giving Brazil's battered leftists a stage to vent their frustrations - even while having a good time - after a year that saw their movement pushed out of power and the economic achievements of a decade undercut by…
  18. Masks and snowy streets herald pre-spring rite in Latvia

    02.26 / 18:05 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    RIGA, Latvia (AP) - Hundreds of people sang, danced and skipped through the snowy streets of Latvia's capital wearing colorful costumes and masks, participating in a pre-spring rite that dates back to pagan times. The International Mask Tradition Festival now is celebrated across eastern Europe to coincide with the start…
  19. Indianapolis airport considers updating 9-year-old terminal

    02.26 / 16:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis International Airport is in the planning stages of an effort to update its passenger terminal and campus. The Indianapolis Business Journal (http://bit.ly/2lDF7fZ ) reports that the Indianapolis Airport Authority's board members got their first look recently at what those updates might include. The airport is…
  20. Boat owner accused of illegal lava tours faces $10,000 fine

    02.26 / 16:58 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Travel
    HONOLULU (AP) - A boat owner in Hawaii is facing a $10,000 fine for what the state says were illegal lava tours. Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2lJbSbD) Henry Pomroy and his attorney Steven Strauss went to the Land Board to contest the case. Strauss says his client is not engaged…