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U.S. airlines say COVID-19 variants aren’t hurting bookings

Rising concern about the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19 is creating turbulence for the stocks of big travel companies, but airline executives say they don’t see any slowdown in tic...

Going abroad? U.S. government says passport waits top 3 months

WASHINGTON – Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. The State Department said Wednesday that the wait for a passp...

Do I need to take precautions at hotels if I’m vaccinated?

Do I need to take precautions at hotels if I’m vaccinated? Most people won’t need to, but it depends on your situation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the risk of ...

Florida beach town writes Amazon TV series to lure tourists

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Remember that longing you felt after an episode of “Sex and the City” to shop at the characters’ favorite New York haunts and drink cosmopolitans at the same bars? Or...

Reimagined Harry Truman presidential library set to reopen

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – After nearly two years of renovations complicated by COVID-19 restrictions, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum is ready to welcome visitors back with an ...

Bourbon tourism shaking off pandemic slump in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating. A $19 million tourist cente...

3 international travel ideas for your summer trip

So you’re ready to hit the skies for an international flight after more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions, but where can you go? Some countries are reopening to Americans, but the degree of reopening varies.

Tourism boom pressures Tibet’s historic sites

LHASA, China – Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing risks to the region’s fragile environment and historic sites. The num...

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

DALLAS – The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time si...

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...