Roundup: Marriott Pulls Out of Cuba, Countries Restricting Americans, Caesars Rewards Bonus Offer & More

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News Roundup

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, or if you have your own blog and have something related to this content, please send them my way.

Marriott to shutter Cuba hotel by end of August

The U.S. Department of Treasury ordered Marriott to shut down its Four Points Sheraton hotel in Havana, Cuba, by Aug. 31, amid continuing tensions between the two nations. The company will also not be allowed to open other planned hotels. Marriott first entered Cuba in 2016 following permission from the U.S. government, and its license was both reviewed and renewed in 2018.

U.S. small business program handed out virus aid to many borrowers twice

A technical snafu in a U.S. government system caused many small businesses to receive loans twice or more under a federal aid program to help businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly a dozen people with knowledge of the matter said.

These countries are imposing restrictions for US travelers

Many countries around the world have issued blanket travel bans that keep citizens at home and non-essential travelers out. And over a dozen have been more specific, denying entry to visitors from countries including the United States, depending on the efficacy of those nations’ response to the pandemic and their rates of infection.

Caesars Rewards Bonus Offer

Caesars Rewards now has card linked offers available on their shopping portal called the Caesars Rewards Marketplace and they’re running a promotion offering 100 Tier Credits in additional to the Rewards Credits earned for anyone who who makes their first card linked offer purchase during the promo period.

Amazon sellers use ‘collectible’ label to dodge price gouging rules

The quirk has been around for a while, according to sellers. However, it wasn’t really an issue before the COVID-19 pandemic, when competition kept prices reasonable. Now that there’s high demand and low supply, unscrupulous sellers have more incentives to hike prices.

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