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Beyond the pandemic: London tourism braces for slow recovery

LONDON – The cobblestones are deserted at the Tower of London. A biting wind blows and there is no sign of life. Even the storied ravens are nowhere to be seen. England’s top paid attraction, which...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Spanish resorts languish while Madrid hosts Europe’s parties

MADRID – In Madrid, the real party starts at 11 p.m. after the bars close – and curfew kicks in. That’s when young, polyglot groups of revelers from Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and, most...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sheltered from virus, Kauai plans cautious return to tourism

LIHUE, Hawaii – As the coronavirus ravaged other parts of the U.S., residents of this rural Pacific island watched safely from afar. Kauai, one of the world’s most sought-after vacation...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hawaii gets tourism surge as coronavirus rules loosen up

HONOLULU (AP) – Tourists are traveling to Hawaii in larger numbers than officials anticipated, and many are wandering around Waikiki without masks, despite a statewide mandate to wear them in...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Tourism groups push U.S. to eliminate travel restrictions

Airlines and other tourism-related businesses are pushing the White House to draw up a plan in the next five weeks to boost international travel and eliminate restrictions that were imposed early...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

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

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