Airbnb Closing its Business in China

Fourth EstateAirbnb logo on Chinese flag

Airbnb said Tuesday it would close its business inside China indefinitely amid the lockdowns and travel restrictions as part of China’s zero-COVID policy. According to an Airbnb notice shared across Chinese social media, Airbnb would cease taking all bookings for …

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At Least 30 Killed in Hotel Explosion in Cuba

Fourth EstateCrowds gather around the scene of a hotel exlosion in Cuba. - Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba

At least 30 people died after an explosion at a historic five-star hotel in Havana, the Cuban Health Ministry said on May 8. The Cuban Health Ministry added that at least 24 remain hospitalized after Hotel Saratoga collapsed following an …

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German Hotel Launches Investigation After Jewish Singer Was Allegedly Denied Service

A hotel in the city of Leipzig in eastern Germany has launched an investigation after Jewish singer Gil Ofarim alleged that employees refused him service for visibly wearing a Star of David necklace. In a video posted on social media …

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