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Walking tours pick up the pace during pandemic

CINCINNATI – With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide tried to help people picture what they would have seen there more than 160 years earlier. His audience of eight,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing

HONOLULU – About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on the first day of a pre-travel testing program that allowed travelers to come to the islands without quarantining for two weeks if they could...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Scientists return from Arctic with wealth of climate data

BERLIN – An icebreaker carrying scientists on a year-long international effort to study the high Arctic has returned to its home port in Germany carrying a wealth of data that will help researchers...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Hawaii pushes forward with tourism despite safety concerns

HONOLULU – Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

HONG KONG – Millions of Chinese tourists usually spend their weeklong National Day holidays traveling abroad. This year, travel restrictions because the coronavirus pandemic mean that some 600...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

DETROIT – The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI – Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

When will tourists return to Africa? Continent must guess

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Raino Bolz quickly diversified when his tourism business in South Africa’s winelands crashed to a halt in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. He sold a minibus –...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino

LAS VEGAS (AP) – One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday. Park MGM will prohibit...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Virus throws theme park attendance for a loop

TOLEDO, Ohio – Theme park operators who spent months installing hand-sanitizing stations, figuring out how to disinfect roller coasters seats and checking the temperatures of guests at their gates...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Pandemic turns summer into European tourism’s leanest season

BRUGES, Belgium – Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic city...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

United plans to furlough 16,000 workers, fewer than expected

United Airlines said Wednesday it plans to furlough 16,370 employees in October, a smaller number than the airline predicted in July because thousands of workers agreed to leave with the travel...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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