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Spanish resorts languish while Madrid hosts Europe’s parties

MADRID – In Madrid, the real party starts at 11 p.m. after the bars close – and curfew kicks in. That’s when young, polyglot groups of revelers from Italy, the Netherlands, German...

Sheltered from virus, Kauai plans cautious return to tourism

Sheltered from virus, Kauai begins to loosen restrictions

Hawaii gets tourism surge as coronavirus rules loosen up

HONOLULU (AP) – Tourists are traveling to Hawaii in larger numbers than officials anticipated, and many are wandering around Waikiki without masks, despite a statewide mandate to wear them i...

Tourism groups push U.S. to eliminate travel restrictions

Airlines and other tourism-related businesses are pushing the White House to draw up a plan in the next five weeks to boost international travel and eliminate restrictions that were imposed ...

Miami’s South Beach confronts disastrous spring break

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Florida’s famed South Beach is desperately seeking a new image. With more than 1,000 arrests and nearly 100 gun seizures already during this year’s spring brea...

EU sets out virus pass plan to allow free travel by summer

BRUSSELS – The European Union’s executive body proposed Wednesday issuing certificates that would allow EU residents to travel freely across the 27-nation bloc by the summer as long as they ...

U.S. air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit

Across the United States, air travel is recovering more quickly from the depths of the pandemic, and it is showing up in longer airport security lines and busier traffic on airline websites....

Cruise ship passengers recall deaths, confusion, quarantine

SAN FRANCISCO – The last vacation Margrit and Lucio Gonzalez took together began with an ominous delay: a medical emergency on the cruise ship they were set to board. After a four...

At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports

Iris-scanner verifies travelers’ identities

Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

BOSTON – The hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flyer data for major global airlines – including Star Alliance and OneWorld members – has compromised the personal ...

Vaccination ‘passports’ may open society, but inequity looms

TEL AVIV, Israel – Violet light bathed the club stage as 300 people, masked and socially distanced, erupted in gentle applause. For the first time since the pandemic began, Israeli musician ...

U.S. Highway 550 realignment on track for spring 2023 completion, officials say

Project expected to ramp up this summer, but public should not be impacted