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California theme park closures hit jobs, shops, budget

California’s amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their gates. Now...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

FRANKFURT, Germany – What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Ski resorts adapt to new normal amid pandemic

DENVER – Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check. About seven months after the coronavirus cut the ski season short at the height of spring break, resorts...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Colorado health officials weigh in on navigating safe ski season

DENVER – Colorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Pandemic air travel milestone: 1 million passengers screened

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped 1 million for the first time since COVID-19 infections began to spike last March. The notable...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Walking tours pick up the pace during pandemic

CINCINNATI – With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide tried to help people picture what they would have seen there more than 160 years earlier. His audience of eight,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing

HONOLULU – About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on the first day of a pre-travel testing program that allowed travelers to come to the islands without quarantining for two weeks if they could...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data

BERLIN – An icebreaker carrying scientists on a year-long international effort to study the high Arctic has returned to its home port in Germany carrying a wealth of data that will help researchers...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hawaii pushes forward with tourism despite safety concerns

HONOLULU – Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

HONG KONG – Millions of Chinese tourists usually spend their weeklong National Day holidays traveling abroad. This year, travel restrictions because the coronavirus pandemic mean that some 600...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT – The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI – Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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