This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. Read about Virgin Hotels Las Vegas banning outside food and drinks, Cardlytics to acquire Dosh, Wisconsin beer company giving away ‘ice shanty’ and year of free beer, Disneyland opening up in California, and two more Caribbean islands considered “very high risk” for travel.
One of the more exciting new properties opening in 2021 is Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Occupying the old Hard Rock Hotel, this new property has been completely renovated and will open on March 25, 2021. Interestingly, it has been noted in the terms that guests will not be permitted to bring any outside food or drink.
Cardlytics, a digital advertising platform, announced today its planned acquisition of Dosh, a cash-back offers platform, for $275 million in cash and stock. Founded in 2016, Dosh is best known for creating a consumer app that provides cash back for millions of consumers from thousands of merchants.
The grand prize is a custom ice shanty, including a furnace, holes for fishing, happy lights, an audio system, select Leinenkugel’s swag (selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion), and “free beer for a year”, awarded as $500 made payable to the grand prize winner (“Grand Prize”). Only one (1) Grand Prize will be available in the Sweepstakes. The ARV of the Grand Prize is $50,500.
Disneyland Resort in Southern California will be allowed to reopen with capacity limits starting April 1, state Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced Friday. While Walt Disney World Resort in Florida reopened with capacity limits back in July 2020, California’s more stringent Covid-19 regulations have left the original Disney theme park shuttered and the travel industry struggling. The announcement affects all of California’s amusement parks, including Magic Mountain and Universal Studios, along with sports and concert venues
Antigua and Barbuda and Curaçao were added to the list this week, according to the CDC handing both spots a “Level 4: COVID-19 Very High” designation. The islands join other popular spots that share the highest warning, including Aruba, Saint Lucia, and Mexico, all of which welcome U.S. tourists.