Vacation

Officials identify Florida deputy killed by her boyfriend while on vacation

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deputy murdered in St. Augustine by her boyfriend Detective Daniel Leyden who also worked for the sheriff’s office.According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Abigail Bieber patrolled the northwest portion of Hillsborough County. Deputy Bieber, who was 30 years old, had worked with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office …

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Hotel sales, vacation rentals continue to boom in Buncombe County

ASHEVILLE – The Asheville area hotel and lodging market continued to show strong growth again in late 2021, a further sign that the area’s tourism economy is recovering. For November, total lodging sales for Buncombe County came in at $55.9 million, a 54% increase over November 2020, according to the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s …

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Which Real Housewives Would Andy Cohen Go On Vacation with?: Details

Bravo Insider Exclusive! Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes, and more! Sign Up for Free to View When it comes to taking the most glorious vacations, there is definitely no question that the Real Housewives know more than a thing or two about luxurious getaways. From wintry Aspen trips …

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Hospitality Looks to Cash in on ‘Working Vacations’ as Corporate Travel Still Lags

The hospitality industry is still recovering from the blunt impact of the pandemic, but many industry experts are optimistic for 2022. Hotel occupancy rates are projected to reach 63.4 percent this year, much higher than the 44 percent and 57.6 percent reached in 2020 and 2021, respectively, according to a report from the American Hotel …

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We Have Money to Vacation, but My Husband Won’t Spend It. What Now?

For Love & Money is a biweekly column from Insider answering your relationship and money questions. This week, a reader asks how to find a middle ground between paying for a vacation (her preference) and saving (her husband’s). Our columnist asks: Is this actually about the vacation, or is it about something broader? Got a …

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Bradenton City Council debating a vacation rental ordinance

The Bradenton City Council is working to enact an ordinance that would add additional regulations to short-term rentals. This would directly affect landlords and tourists who use services like Airbnb and Vrbo. The ordinance includes plans to implement a licensing program that would help the city keep track of rental properties and assure that owners …

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Founded by black women, these Instagram accounts will inspire your next vacation

Gabby Beckford/@packslight/Instagram The black travel movement is gaining momentum. According to Mandala Research, African American travelers contributed as much as $63 billion to the U.S. tourism economy in 2018, but that reality is not always represented. For decades, black people have been sidelined by the mainstream tourism industry. We rarely see black women lounging on …

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