Whistler hotels continue to advertise travel incentives

WHISTLER (CityNews) — Some hotels in Whistler are still advertising deals and discounts, even while cases spike in the resort municipality and all British Columbians have been told to stay home.

“Travelling to whistler? Stay for 3 nights, only pay for 2,” reads one sponsored ad on Facebook promoting a limited-time deal that’s available through April 31. Another hotel is offering 30 per cent discounts on extended stays. Another is offering seven days for $797 for bookings before April 24.

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Workers fight back as US hotels try to lay off staff and hire on the cheap

In early March, Antonio Rodriguez, a banquet waiter for 11 years at the luxurious Terranea resort in Palos Verdes, south of Los Angeles, was told he was being temporarily furloughed because of Covid-19. Rodriguez, 58, took that setback in stride, but then in mid-May he received a shocker – Terranea informed him he was being permanently laid off, even though the resort was planning to reopen in June.

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“I felt terrible knowing that I was going to lose my job and my benefits. I have three daughters,

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Miller House tours to return

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The popular Miller House and Garden Tours return at half-capacity for health reasons beginning March 5 in Columbus.

And organizers expect most, if not all, will sell out quickly just as they did at that level last year. The 90-minute tours cost $25 per person and normally include 12 people each since groups must be brought to the grounds on Highland Way by a small shuttle bus.

In recent years, the home and gardens completed in 1957 have been closed in January and February for general maintenance.

But, for most of last year, Newfields, which owns and

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Miami hotels offering COVID-19 testing to guests and staff

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Robert Blaisdell, owner of Blue Med Consultants performs a PCR test on Asha Wedermier, a front desk agent at SLS Brickell on Monday, February 8, 2021. SLS Brickell and several other Miami hotels are starting to offer on-site COVID-19 testing for guests and staff.

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With South Florida’s critical tourism economy still struggling, an increasing number of Miami hotels are trying to eliminate one pandemic travel hassle — getting a COVID test.

Hospitality brand sbe is now offering on-site tests at its four Miami properties, following the W South Beach in January. The PCR test option is

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