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Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at U.S. airports

DALLAS – With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic. And 80% of the guns are...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Wave of boat buyers seek recreation, safety during pandemic

YARMOUTH, Maine – Brandon Mitchell had big plans to visit family in Michigan and take his wife and three kids to Disney World. The pandemic put those plans on ice. So they bought a boat instead....

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans’ travel plans

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

BERLIN – Europe’s tourism revival is running into turbulence only weeks after countries reopened their borders, with rising infections in Spain and other nations causing increasing concern among...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

A definitive ranking of the 16 best road trip snacks of all time

Snacks are as synonymous with road trips as the phrase, “Are we there yet?” Road trip snacks are fuel for the body and mind. They’re not just sustenance for the car ride – they’re part of the...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

United sees revenue stalling at 50% without a virus vaccine

United Airlines executives said Wednesday that travel will rise when the number of new coronavirus cases drops but the airline’s revenue will stall around 50% of pre-pandemic levels until there is...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Epic travel disasters to take the edge off your wanderlust

“The only aspect of our travels that is guaranteed to hold an audience is disaster,” writes journalist Martha Gellhorn in the 1978 memoir “Travels with Myself and Another.” She proves the point by...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

United warns 36,000 workers they could be laid off

United Airlines is warning 36,000 employees – nearly half its U.S. staff – they could be furloughed in October, the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus pandemic is hurting the airline...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

In Russia and Ukraine, no social distance on crowded beaches

SOCHI, Russia – Tens of thousands of vacation-goers in Russia and Ukraine have descended on Black Sea beaches, paying little heed to public health measures despite the numbers of reported...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

The future of travel, according to guidebook writer Rick Steves

Travel has changed considerably since European travel expert Rick Steves published his first guide, “Europe Through the Back Door,” in 1979. In the time it took Steves to write 50 guidebooks, host...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

BRUSSELS – The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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