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National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A man pets a wild bison on the head. Rescuers pull a treasure-seeker from a snowy canyon. A woman taking photos stumbles into scalding water. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Travel

What happens to your loyalty program after the pandemic?

Sheree Davis was one of hundreds of thousands of air travelers eager to know how loyalty programs would treat them after the pandemic. So she was excited when American Airlines recently announced...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. One of the nation’s...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

People are wearing hazmat suits on planes, but should they?

Last year, supermodel Naomi Campbell made headlines when she shared a video of herself very thoroughly sanitizing her Qatar Airlines seat. There were disinfecting wipes involved, plastic gloves and...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism

VENICE, Italy – In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, children’s play now fills neighborhood squares, fishermen sell their catch to home cooks and water buses...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

LAS VEGAS – Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

What to do when disaster strikes on vacation

Celeste Gray used to travel without a plan, which allowed her “plenty of room for spontaneity.” But when she found herself stranded in Spain on Sept. 12, 2001, she discovered the importance of...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Photos: Grand but empty, Italian hotels await tourists

ROME – Like lonely grande dames, Italy’s luxury hotels lack company amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press photographers have captured the atmosphere inside prestigious establishments in...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Pandemic upends life on isolated, idyllic Galapagos Islands

SAN CRISTOBAL, Ecuador – Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that hospitals didn’t have a...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Is it possible to plan a ‘safe’ vacation during the pandemic?

Joel Smiler doesn’t want to miss his 50th wedding anniversary trip to Maui this September. But he’s not sure if it’s still a good idea. For Smiler, a retired veterinarian, Maui checks a lot of...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

Some people miss travel so much they’re ordering airplane food delivered to their homes

Frequently purchased as a graduation gift, Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” is taunting us, its singsong meter and rhyme piling on. It is a book about itchy feet and the wide-open road. The...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

Battered global tourism industry makes reopening plans

Six months ago, the global tourism industry was celebrating a record year for travel. Now, it’s decimated and facing a recovery that could take years. Tourism Economics, a data and consulting firm,...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Travel

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