Take stock – May 2

Travel industry executives say hotels in countries hit hard by the Arab uprisings are again starting to fill rooms. But they caution a full recovery remains a long way off. Bookings plunged earlier this year as violent protests gripped Tunisia, Egypt and other sun-kissed Mideast destinations.

Open for Business

WAVES COFFEE HOUSE

No. 5, 1 Sylvan Dr.

(Ryders Square)

Sylvan Lake

403-887-7733

• Owner

Darcy and Susan Carruthers

• Type of business

Franchised coffee shop serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, as well as food items.

• Opening date

April 27

GOTIRE MOBILE TIRE SERVICE

Red Deer

403-347-TIRE (8473)

• Owner

Craig Howes

• Type of business

Mobile tire repair and replacement service.

• Opening date

April 4

New business that have opened in Central Alberta within the past three months and wish to be listed here can send their information to Harley Richards by email (hrichards@bprda.wpengine.com) or fax (403-341-6560).


Mideast Hotels Rebound

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Travel industry executives say hotels in countries hit hard by the Arab uprisings are again starting to fill rooms. But they caution a full recovery remains a long way off. Bookings plunged earlier this year as violent protests gripped Tunisia, Egypt and other sun-kissed Mideast destinations. The drop-off in business was particularly painful because tourism is a key source of jobs and cash for those countries in the region that don’t have large oil reserves. Hotel operators said at an industry conference in Dubai on Sunday that business began to pick up for a few destinations in April, particularly at the beachside resorts that dot Egypt’s Red Sea coast. But they acknowledge it will be at least next year before things to start to get back to normal.


Casino mogul Wynn marries

LAS VEGAS — Casino billionaire Steve Wynn has tied the knot with his fiancee, Andrea Hissom.Wynn Resorts confirms that the company’s chairman and chief executive officer married Hissom on Saturday at a private gathering of 500 friends and family at the Wynn Las Vegas.

A statement released late Saturday afternoon says the two “celebrated their nuptials” at the resort on the Las Vegas Strip, but it didn’t provide any details. Donald Trump was among the guests who arrived in Las Vegas earlier in the week. Wynn had told reporters actor and director Clint Eastwood would serve as his best man. Wynn has been married twice previously. The bride both times was Elaine Wynn, whom he met in college. The two divorced most recently last year.

— The

Associated Press

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