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Pilgrims return to Spain’s El Camino paths after pandemic

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain – Committing to the pilgrim’s path has for centuries been a source of renewal for those willing to put their lives on hold and spend days, weeks or even months ...

Why you should consider a ‘second city’ trip in 2021

Even if you’re fully vaccinated, you might not want your next trip – perhaps your first trip in over a year – to be in a packed, urban metropolis. Enter the “second city” trip. Second city i...

‘Dr. Beach’ says powerful Hawaii shoreline is best of 2021

HONOLULU – Cruising along the west side of Hawaii's Big Island, the landscape is dominated by ancient volcanic flows and jagged shorelines. Then you get to Hapuna Beach. There, the contrast...

Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

CAIRO – Workers dig and ferry wheelbarrows laden with sand to open a new shaft at a bustling archaeological site outside of Cairo, while a handful of Egyptian archaeologists supervise from g...

EU takes big step toward relaxing travel for vaccinated

BRUSSELS – The European Union took a step toward relaxing travel rules for tourists from outside the 27-nation bloc Wednesday when EU ambassadors agreed on measures to allow in fully vaccina...

Detroit tourism seeks rebound after year lost to pandemic

DETROIT – Timothy Tharp has owned businesses in Detroit long enough to remember when parts of downtown resembled a ghost town. He’s also seen its resurgence with new restaurants, hotels and ...

AAA sees a huge jump in travel over Memorial Day weekend

U.S. highways will be far busier over the Memorial Day holiday weekend than last year, but traffic still won't reach pre-pandemic levels, according to a forecast by the AAA auto club.

U.S. to restrict travel from India over COVID-19 starting Tuesday

WASHINGTON – The U.S. will restrict travel from India starting Tuesday, the White House said Friday, citing a devastating rise in COVID-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potential...

Continental Europe could allow U.S. tourists back this summer

BRUSSELS – American tourists could soon be visiting continental Europe again, more than a year after the European Union restricted travel to the 27-nation bloc to a bare minimum to contain t...

One of largest casino projects on Vegas Strip sets opening

LAS VEGAS – One of the biggest casino projects ever on the Las Vegas Strip has set a date to open, after more than seven years of planning and building. Resorts World Las Vegas an...

U.S. warns against travel to 80% of world because of coronavirus

WASHINGTON – The State Department on Monday urged Americans reconsider any international travel they may have planned and said it would issue specific warnings not to visit about 80% of the ...

Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens with joy, tears

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – As the passengers walked a little dazed through the airport gates, they were embraced one after another by family members who rushed forward and dissolved into tear...
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