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Nepal cancels spring mountain climbing season due to virus

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal’s government announced Friday that it was suspending climbing permits for Mount Everest and all of the other peaks in the country due to concern over the spread of the...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Why your next vacation should be in Canada

Who doesn’t like to drop in on a friendly neighbor every now and again? So, why not Canada? Our neighbor to the north is home to several A-list cities, such as Montreal and Vancouver, plus nearly...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines are slashing flights, freezing hiring and parking planes to cope with a stunning drop in bookings and a rise in cancellations caused by fear over the new virus outbreak. Southwest Airlines...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared into Alaska’s wilderness

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For nearly a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska’s punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Raphael fever hits Italy but art isn’t immune from virus

ROME – The paintings, drawings, tapestries and sketches in the most ambitious exhibition of Renaissance superstar Raphael’s works are collectively insured for 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) against...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Sand Creek Massacre site draws indigenous people who pray for victims of genocide worldwide

EADS – The site sits hundreds of miles from any major city. There are no statues to admire, no gift shops to buy postcards, and no cheery activities for the kids. To get there, one must drive...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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

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