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More than $700K in requested Myrtle Beach accommodation tax funds rejected by City Council | Myrtle Beach News

MYRTLE BEACH — The city of Myrtle Beach received requests from 31 applicants who wanted a share of approximately $5.2 million Myrtle Beach has from its annual accommodation tax — although $716,500 in requested funds by tourism and arts organizations were not granted by the Myrtle Beach City Council.

The council recently allocated 65 percent of the tax funds between those applicants and related tourism needs, with some applicants receiving thousands less than requested.

Nearly 100 percent of the requests made by the city were approved, representing 90.1 percent of the available $5.2 million.

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Wyoming named top travel destination by ‘Travel + Leisure’ and ‘Afar’ | Local News

CHEYENNE – Vast open spaces, breathtaking landscapes and western charm are just a few reasons Wyoming has been recognized as one of the 50 best places to travel in 2021 by “Travel + Leisure” and a top North American destination in AFAR’s “Where We’ll Go in 2021 – When We Can.”

With Wyoming’s innate social distancing, iconic road trips and destinations drawing traveler consideration, the Cowboy State topped this year’s must-visit lists. The January issue of AFAR featured Grand Teton National Park, while the annual list from “Travel + Leisure” highlighted Wyoming’s western and outdoor attractions including the

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COVID-19: SAGE warned only mandatory hotel quarantine for all would stop variants spread | Politics News

Scientists warned only mandatory hotel quarantine for all travellers to the UK would come close to fully preventing the import of new COVID variants, it has emerged.

The government last week announced plans for UK nationals and residents returning from “red list” countries to be placed in quarantine in government-provided accommodation – such as hotels – for 10 days.

However, this action will stop short of a full closure of the UK’s border, or mandatory hotel quarantine for all arrivals, as some had called for.

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U.S. News Announces 2021 Best Hotels Rankings

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the Best Hotels rankings, which evaluate more than 30,000 luxury hotels and resorts across the USA, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Even though global travel remains limited, these hotels continue to operate at the top of their class for luxury and hospitality – a recognition made more meaningful during these challenging times.

“The travel industry has faced numerous challenges over the past year, emphasizing the need to support and recognize hotels that

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