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Miami’s South Beach confronts disastrous spring break

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Florida’s famed South Beach is desperately seeking a new image. With more than 1,000 arrests and nearly 100 gun seizures already during this year’s spring break season,...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

EU sets out virus pass plan to allow free travel by summer

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s executive body proposed Wednesday issuing certificates that would allow EU residents to travel freely across the 27-nation bloc by the summer as long as they have...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit

Across the United States, air travel is recovering more quickly from the depths of the pandemic, and it is showing up in longer airport security lines and busier traffic on airline websites. The...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cruise ship passengers recall deaths, confusion, quarantine

SAN FRANCISCO – The last vacation Margrit and Lucio Gonzalez took together began with an ominous delay: a medical emergency on the cruise ship they were set to board. After a four-hour wait, the...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Dubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, can already feel surreal, with its cavernous duty-free stores, artificial palm trees, gleaming...

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

BOSTON – The hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flyer data for major global airlines – including Star Alliance and OneWorld members – has compromised the personal data of...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Vaccination ‘passports’ may open society, but inequity looms

TEL AVIV, Israel – Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause. For the first time since the pandemic began, Israeli musician Aviv...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mickey’s flashy dress, glowing castle mark Disney World 50th

ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World in Florida turns 50 in October. To help celebrate, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be wearing flashier threads and iconic structures such as the Cinderella...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Viral Vegas: Deaths jump, tourism slumps amid long pandemic

LAS VEGAS – Six weeks ago, thousands of New Year’s revelers gathered beneath the neon-lit marquees on the Las Vegas Strip – even though the big annual fireworks show was called off due to the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Italy won’t open its ski slopes because of virus fears

ROME – The Italian government on Sunday abruptly delayed opening Italy’s beloved ski season because a coronavirus variant was detected in a good portion of recently infected persons in the country....

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Around the globe, virus cancels spring travel for millions

FRANKFURT, Germany – They are the annual journeys of late winter and early spring: Factory workers in China heading home for the Lunar New Year; American college students going on road trips and...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Pompeii’s museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

POMPEII, Italy – Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum has been reborn, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city. Officials of the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

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