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Hawaii seeks to be seen as a remote workplace with a view

HONOLULU – Software engineer Raymond Berger begins his work day at 5 a.m., before the sun comes up over Hawaii. Rising early is necessary because the company he works for is in New York City, five...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Pandemic gave locals fleeting taste of a tourist-free Hawaii

HONOLULU – Line-Noue Memea Kruse lives on Oahu’s famed North Shore, where marveling at sea turtles, epic waves and sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple are a must for many tourists in...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

CDC pleads with Americans to avoid Thanksgiving travel

NEW YORK – With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

West Coast governors urge COVID quarantine after travel

LOS ANGELES – The governors of California, Oregon and Washington issued travel advisories Friday urging people entering or returning to their states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Cruise industry throws in the towel on 2020, looks to 2021

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The cruise industry has jettisoned hopes of restarting operations this year. Days after both Carnival and Norwegian extended a halt on cruises through the end of the year, the...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Nonprofit app aims to help unblock global air travel

FRANKFURT, Germany – A nonprofit foundation is testing a smartphone app that could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they’ve complied with COVID-19 testing...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

NEW YORK – Federal health officials on Friday issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in U.S. waters, though not immediately. Among the requirements spelled out...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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

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