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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

Lava spatters, flows inside crater of Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU – Lava spattered and flowed over the weekend inside the crater of a Hawaii volcano that began erupting in December. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the lava is confined to the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Travel

Shackleton expedition artifacts to be donated to UK museums

LONDON – A sled and flag used in one of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s famed expeditions to the South Pole have been bought by a British government-funded body to keep the treasured artifacts in the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

New virus strains prompt travel restrictions with Britain

More and more countries around the world are restricting travel from Britain and elsewhere amid concerns about new strains of the coronavirus, as their governments analyze test results and try to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Loss of ‘snowbirds’ amid pandemic another hit to U.S. tourism

PHOENIX – This is the first winter in five years that Steve Monk and his wife, Linda, haven’t driven to Arizona from their home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They typically leave Canada to hunker...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Winter travel raises more fears of viral spread

Tens of millions of people are expected to travel to family gatherings or winter vacations over Christmas, despite pleas by public health experts who fear the result could be another surge in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end. The Department of Transportation issued a final rule Dec. 2 covering animals on airlines. It decided that...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites, report says

GENEVA – Climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites, a leading conservation agency warned Wednesday, reporting that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and dozens...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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

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