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

Credit card benefits for travelers are vanishing – what can you do?

Don’t look now, but banks and their airline partners are slowly and quietly removing credit card benefits that travelers rely on. If you’re planning a trip soon, you might want to read your...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

It might be dry in town, but San Juan Mountains receive steady snowstorms

U.S. Highway 550 at Red Mountain Pass was forced to close Friday morning because of avalanche danger, and though crews were able to get the road open by the afternoon, winter storms aren’t done...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to Bayfield: U.S. Highway 160 sees high rate of crashes

U.S. Highway 160 between Bayfield and Durango sees some of the highest vehicle crash rates in La Plata County, according to the Colorado State Patrol. As an urban center, Durango draws visitors and...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Facial-recognition technology stokes privacy concerns

Before Santiago Gassó’s recent flight from Atlanta to Mexico City, a Delta Air Lines gate agent announced a new boarding procedure. Instead of showing an ID and receiving paper boarding passes,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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

Should you take the train? Here’s how to decide

If you’re visiting Southern California, taking the train from Los Angeles to San Diego makes sense – on one level. You’ll see the area’s iconic beaches, strawberry fields and historic railroad...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: The Travel Troubleshooter

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

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