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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

Crews work to repair washed-out scenic highway near Big Sur

SAN FRANCISCO – Crews worked Monday to determine when they can rebuild a section of scenic roadway near Big Sur after it collapsed in torrential rain last week, but the damage was not as bad as...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus – including making it...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Biden orders COVID-19 travel restrictions, adds South Africa

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Monday reinstated COVID-19 travel restrictions on most non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

EU insists virus shots will remain voluntary before travel

The European Union sought Monday to ease concerns that citizens might be obliged to get shots against the coronavirus before they’re allowed to travel, as debate swirls over the use of vaccination...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Number of daily hikers triples at popular Southwest rock formation The Wave

SALT LAKE CITY – Outdoor enthusiasts and landscape photographers hoping to land one of the elusive permits needed to explore the colorful, contoured landscape of a hike called The Wave in the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Mexico sees holiday bump in tourism amid pandemic surge

TULUM, Mexico – The friends from Jackson, Mississippi, relaxed on lounge chairs dug into a white sand beach and romped in the turquoise Caribbean waters, grateful for a break from the pandemic...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

NEW YORK – Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirement...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Gorillas test positive for coronavirus at San Diego park

SAN DIEGO – Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known cases among such primates in the United States and...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

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