Las Vegas Sands agreed to sell the Sands Bethlehem hotel-casino in Pennsylvania to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama. Las Vegas Sands estimated the transaction's enterprise value (market capitalization plus debt plus preferred stock, minus cash) at $1.3 billion. The tribe will rebrand the 302-room resort as Wind Creek Bethlehem.
The U.S. government on Wednesday issued a security alert for the Mexico resort town of Playa del Carmen and closed its consular agency there. The alert may have been triggered by a Feb. 21 explosion on a tourist ferry that injured 19 Mexican citizens and at least five U.S. citizens, according to the Associated Press. The AP also reported that undetonated explosive devices were found last week on another vessel owned by the same ferry company.
At least 16 higher-end New York hotels have quietly begun imposing a mandatory $25 nightly "destination fee." Hotel operators say the fees cover additional services and amenities, but some guests are complaining they are hidden and unwelcome costs. Last August, Marriott International started what it called a pilot program, charging the fee at 13 hotels, including the New York Marriott Marquis, Sheraton New York Times Square, Westin New York Grand Central Station and JW Marriott Essex House.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".