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Summer vacationers weigh testing, quarantine or staying home

PORTLAND, Maine Homebound travelers desperate to venture out for the first time since the pandemic are confronting a vacation landscape this summer that may require coronavirus tests for the family...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. citizens likely to be left out as Europe reopens borders

BRUSSELS – Americans are unlikely to be allowed into more than 30 European countries for business or tourism when the continent begins next week to open its borders to the world, because of the...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Heading to these three states? Quarantine might be in the cards

New York, Connecticut and New Jersey asked Wednesday for travelers from states with high coronavirus infection rates to go into quarantine for 14 days in a bid to preserve hard-fought gains as...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Theme parks hope the thrill is not gone

TOLEDO, Ohio – Hugs from Mickey Mouse are out at Walt Disney World. So is bunching up at Six Flags to snag a front-seat roller coaster ride. But the season won’t be completely lost for...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

As business trickles back, hotels compete on cleanliness

Marriott, Hilton and other big hotel companies are used to competing on price or perks. Now they are competing on cleanliness. From masked clerks at the front desk to shuttered buffets, hotels are...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tourist rescued after being trapped 6 days in well in Bali

DENPASAR, Indonesia – A Ukrainian man who fell into an abandoned well and broke his leg while being chased by a wild dog on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali was rescued after being trapped for...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

French Quarter sans tourists: ‘An old neighborhood again’

NEW ORLEANS – For Jack Greenwood, New Orleans’ COVID-19 lockdowns brought sadness, but also a revelation: He was making more acquaintances with fellow residents – people he might not have noticed...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A man pets a wild bison on the head. Rescuers pull a treasure-seeker from a snowy canyon. A woman taking photos stumbles into scalding water. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

What happens to your loyalty program after the pandemic?

Sheree Davis was one of hundreds of thousands of air travelers eager to know how loyalty programs would treat them after the pandemic. So she was excited when American Airlines recently announced...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. One of the nation’s...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

People are wearing hazmat suits on planes, but should they?

Last year, supermodel Naomi Campbell made headlines when she shared a video of herself very thoroughly sanitizing her Qatar Airlines seat. There were disinfecting wipes involved, plastic gloves and...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism

VENICE, Italy – In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, children’s play now fills neighborhood squares, fishermen sell their catch to home cooks and water buses...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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