It’s time to break out of our rooms — and travel (opinion)

But a couple of questions hover: Why do we actually want to go “abroad” in the first place? Will the experience be different if we do?

I’ve been lucky to live abroad for long periods, having spent seven years in college in Scotland in the late ’60s and early ’70s. That whetted my appetite for living a kind of transatlantic life. I’ve spent a good deal of time in Italy, the country of my grandparents, and it’s been the rare year when I haven’t sat in a café in Rome or Naples, walked in the Scottish countryside, or dined with … read more

Special Agents Conduct Quarantine Compliance Checks at 3,200 Hotel Rooms

Since August 2020, Special Agents of the Hawaiʻi Department of the Attorney General’s Investigation Division have conducted quarantine compliance checks to ensure traveler compliance with COVID-19 emergency rules.  The checks were conducted at 3,200 hotel rooms, primarily at Waikīkī hotels.

To date, the department has conducted 55 arrests for travel self-quarantine violations.  Officials say the primary focus of these operations is to educate travelers, to touch base during their quarantine period, and to address incidences of travelers attempting to work around the system. 

The Hilton property has one entire floor reserved for quarantining guests and ensures food is delivered to
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Kansas City Council OKs Hotel Rooms For Three Months For Homeless And Camps Begin To Empty | KCUR 89.3

After a months-long occupation of the lawn outside City Hall, the Kansas City Council on Thursday agreed to put up as many as 500 people in hotel rooms for three months.

A unanimous vote by the council told the city manager to come up with a stop-gap plan for offering housing to the homeless with hopes of finding federal tax dollars to cover the bill.

“If you are somebody who is experiencing homelessness and you’re on the streets, we have a place for you to go,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said.

Lucas and Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw also introduced two other resolutions

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago charged Secret Service almost $16,000 for $396 hotel rooms during presidential Christmas trip

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Matt Gaetz Said His ‘Travel Records’ Would Exonerate Him. They Don’t.

Caroline BrehmanWhen it first came out last week that Rep. Matt Gaetz was under investigation for his sexual involvement with a 17-year-old, the Florida Republican said his travel records would exonerate him.“It is a horrible allegation, and it is a lie,” Gaetz told Tucker Carlson on Fox News a week ago. “The New York Times is running a story that I have traveled with a 17-year-old woman, and that is verifiably false. People can look at my travel records and see that that is not the

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Love Music? These Music-Themed Hotel Rooms And Suites Will Rock Your World

Sure, many of us travel for concerts, music festivals, and visiting art exhibitions—but what

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Empty hotel rooms have become private dining rooms and office spaces

Facing a second indoor-dining shutdown in November, executive chef Thomas Lents was back to square one trying to figure out how to keep his Detroit restaurant, the Apparatus Room, afloat. The rooms director at the affiliated Detroit Foundation Hotel was similarly worried.

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The two commiserated. “We’re going to have an empty restaurant and an empty hotel again,” Lents said. And then inspiration struck. “It was kind of that chocolate and peanut butter moment: ‘Wait a minute, we can maybe make this work.’”

It’s the kind of necessity-driven idea that hotels around the world

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