Bed and breakfasts

In this April, 2020, photo, stranded tourists rest at the Cafe Chill in Ella, a tourist hot spot about 200 kilometers (120 miles) east of the capital Colombo, Sri Lanka. When flights were canceled and airports shut down, cafe owner Darshana Ratnayake decided to organize free food and shelter for several dozen stranded tourists. “We were totally blown away,” one of the tourists, 31-year-old cruise line entertainment director Alex Degmetich, said of the gesture. 40 tourists were stranded in Ella after the Sri Lankan government imposed a nationwide curfew on March 20 to curb the spread of the virus, sealing off entire regions of the Indian Ocean island nation. (Cafe Chill via AP)
June 05, 2020 - 2:03 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The tourists came to see the magical waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest. But then the pandemic hit, and they were stranded in Sri Lanka. When flights were canceled and the airports shut down, Darshana Ratnayake came to the rescue. Ratnayake...
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Classic American cars sit parked as their drivers await tourists in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Drivers of classic cars, owners of private restaurants, guides, handicrafts vendors and owners of rooms for rent will be among the most affected by the Trump administration’s new restrictions on travel to Cuba. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
June 05, 2019 - 6:02 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Drivers of classic cars, restaurateurs, tour guides and owners of bed-and-breakfasts are all saying the Trump administration's new restrictions on U.S travel to Cuba will be a severe blow to their businesses. The restrictions announced Tuesday eliminate U.S. cruise travel to Cuba...
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March 18, 2019 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn't rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii's anti-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Taeko Bufford, left, and Diane Cervelli pose for a photo near Waikiki beach in Honolulu. A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated against a couple by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, rejected Phyllis Young’s appeal of a lower court ruling that ordered her to stop discriminating against same-sex couples. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 11, 2018 - 6:25 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018 file photo, tourists ride classic American convertibles in Havana, Cuba. The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year 2018, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
July 10, 2018 - 10:00 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. The government is unveiling a set of new regulations meant to...
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May 03, 2018 - 2:08 am
ON THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, N.C. (AP) — A former Coast Guard light station that became a bed-and-breakfast in the Atlantic Ocean has been put up for auction. Richard Neal tells The Charlotte Observer bids start at $10,000 for The Frying Pan Tower. The auction started Thursday for the platform that's...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:54 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:50 a.m. A second major shelter has opened in Houston following Harvey's landfall and it's welcoming the first of up to 10,000 evacuees. At least 10 buses pulled up to the NRG Center on the south side of the city just before...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 1:40 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Photos with pleas for help in finding the missing from Tropical Storm Harvey are being posted and retweeted by the thousands as desperate family members seek loved ones who they fear might be dead, but may only have a...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 30, 2017 - 12:57 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The Rockport-Fulton Fighting Pirates won't take the field Friday for their season opener, but some of their players took to the field Tuesday to help clean it up. Winds from Harvey last week sheared the uprights from...
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 10:24 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Houston officials are opening a major shelter at NRG Park that can accommodate up to 10,000 evacuees from Harvey. Darian Ward, a spokeswoman for Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, said the convention center adjacent to the...
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