Tourist with fake ‘Maderna’ vaccine card arrested in Hawaii: Court docs

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A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled “Maderna,” according to court documents.

In order to bypass Hawaii’s 10-day traveler quarantine, she uploaded a vaccination card to the state’s Safe Travels program and arrived in Honolulu Aug. 23 on a Southwest Airlines flight, the documents said.

“Airport screeners found suspicious errors … such as Moderna was spelled wrong and that her home was in Illinois but her shot was taken at Delaware,” Wilson Lau, a special agent with the Hawaii attorney general’s

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Hotel Stocks Are Improving, but Risks Persist

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Hotel-property stocks have trailed the market in recent months. New data show that the companies’ fundamentals are improving, but significant questions over Covid-19 variants and business travel could still undercut a rebound.

Real-estate investment trusts are behind many hotels and resorts. Companies such as

Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.

and

Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.

own the hotel properties and earn revenue from rooms rented and food and drinks sold. In turn, the REITs pay management fees to operators such as

Marriott International Inc.

to run the properties.

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Are there tunnels below Gloucester and Cheltenham? The truth behind the myth

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Gloucester is criss-crossed by subterranean passages that run to and from the Cathedral beneath the city’s streets. Or at least it is if you believe local legends that have been in currency for many a long year.

The most ambitious of these tunnels is said to run from Llanthony Priory (now part of the Gloucestershire College complex) and St Peter’s Abbey, as the Cathedral was called in pre-Dissolution times.

It was supposed to call first at the old Llanthony Bridge Inn, which called time for the final time in the 1970s and was demolished in 2008, then on to the

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New “Roaring 2020s” Packages Lure Luxury Travelers Eager To Travel This Year

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Despite rising rates of COVID-19 infection in both the U.S. and overseas, Americans are keen to travel again—and willing to splurge. According to a recent AMEX Travel Trends Report, 61% of survey respondents said they plan to spend more than they normally would on a trip this year, since most couldn’t travel in 2020. (Another interesting finding: 64% of respondents miss traveling so much that they’d be willing to give up social media for a month to go on vacation safely.)

To answer the call, a growing number of hotels across the country are now luring deep-pocketed travelers with

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