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Virus fears keep guests trapped in sunny ‘luxurious prison’ in Canary Islands

MADRID – They signed up for a bit of a beach holiday to break up the winter. Instead, hundreds of holidaymakers, mainly from northern Europe, are set for a two-week lock-down as a result of an...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airline, cruise stocks pummeled on fear of spreading virus

The stocks of American Airlines and several cruise lines were among the worst performers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index Monday, as investors fret that the new coronavirus could take hold...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Traveling back in time to Tombstone, Arizona

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. – “Bang!” “Bang!” “Bang!” And several more “bangs!” – the gunshots in this re-enacted shootout happened so quickly I couldn’t keep count. “That was it,” said the actor playing...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of next year. The private company is working with Space Adventures Inc. for the flight,...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. But the viral...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than 5 hours

For the first time in years, a commercial passenger plane has flown across the Atlantic in less than five hours. A British Airways flight landed early Sunday morning at Heathrow Airport in London...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why your next vacation should be in Sicily

Where: Sicily When to go: If sunshine is more important than warmth, go in April. Or choose October if you’ll put up with a few showers in exchange for warmer temperatures. Summer is great for...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hotel design trends: Lobbies and rooms with a point of view

Designers of hotel spaces have traditionally tended to favor either theatrical flair (baroque finishes and opulent flourishes) or the opposite: a low-key insouciance consisting of neutral,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Photos: Spanish towns embrace peculiar old festivals

ACEHUCHE, Spain – Spain has a rich tradition of colorful, and sometimes bizarre, festivals. The best-known ones are in the summer, including running with bulls through the narrow streets of...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

Business around the world that have grown increasingly reliant on big-spending tourists from China are taking a heavy hit, with tens of millions of Chinese residents restricted from leaving their...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

U.S. imposes visa rules for pregnant women on ‘birth tourism’

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S....

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

New rules could bump emotional-support animals from planes

The days of passengers bringing their pets on airplanes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed that only specially trained dogs...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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