Arizona town calls state of emergency over migrant arrivals


FILE – In this Dec. 8, 2020, file photo, crews construct a section of border wall in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in Douglas, Ariz. A small town in Arizona has declared a state of emergency over migrant families being dropped there as a growing number of border communities grapple with how to get the families to shelters in bigger cities that can help them. Gila Bend Mayor Chris Riggs made the declaration Tuesday, March 23, 2021, saying the town does not have the resources or funds to support migrants, many who arrive with hopes of seeking asylum and making

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Rovonta Young (66) wins APGA Tour event at World Golf Village


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Rovonta Young, seeking his first professional victory four years after the end of his collegiate career at Alabama A&M, shot a back-nine 31 for a 6-under 66 to win the APGA Tour event at the King & Bear course at World Golf Village on Tuesday.

His 140 total edged Landon Lyons and Davin White by one.

“First professional win since I turned pro in 2018,” said Young, 26, who overcame a six-shot deficit after the first round. “It’s a big hurdle. I’m glad I overcame it today.

“It’s been my dream since I was 3 years

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Waikiki Beach Hotel Debuts New Pod Travel Packages


The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach is now offering a new “Pod Travel Concierge” program, created with small, intimate groups in mind.

Pod travel, or close friends, families and loved ones traveling together, is on the rise, and the Ritz-Carlton Residences is a great option for families or close friends to stay safe while reconnecting.


With the new Pod Travel Concierge program, guests who book any multi-room suite will have access to a concierge, who will do everything from planning socially distant excursions, such as private yacht charters, to stocking the residence’s kitchen with locally sourced groceries according to the

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American Forces Travel Privileges Extended to Eligible Veterans > U.S. Department of Defense > Release


The Department of Defense announced today a policy change to the current shopping privileges on the American Forces Travel website. As directed by acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Virginia S. Penrod in a memo signed April 12, 2021, the department will extend online access to the website to honorably discharged veterans of the uniformed services.

On average, customers save 35-40% compared to commercial travel pricing by using AFT. This includes discounted rates on hotels (up to 60%), airfare, rental cars, vacation packages, event tickets, and cruises.

“Sixteen million veterans will now be able to access the

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Hawaii hotel, airfare prices expected to increase as tourism recovers


HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii’s tourism market trend is simply following the supply and demand model.

Hotel and airfare prices are projected to increase as more people feel comfortable about making travel plans.

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Hospitality analyst Vikram Singh said the cheap hotel stays and flights could soon be a thing of the past.

Singh said, “If you see a deal, snag it, because if things keep going well they’re not going to be around for a very long time.”

Singh says

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Book a hotel, get $250 flight voucher


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee over the holiday weekend announced the state will now buy plane tickets for tourists planning to visit Tennessee’s largest cities, an initiative being funded by tax dollars and drawing opposition from one of the legislature’s top leaders.

Joined in a video by country music star Brad Paisley, Lee on Sunday took to social media to promote the initiative, called “Tennessee on Me.”

“The state’s buying all these airline tickets and giving them away to anybody who books two nights in a hotel room to come to Tennessee, so it’s ‘Tennessee on me,'” Lee said to Paisley

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