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Q&A: America’s new COVID-19 rules for international travel

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration is rolling out new international travel policies affecting Americans and noncitizens alike who want to fly into the U.S. The goal is to restore more nor...

Wildfires, smoke snuff out outdoor adventures across the nation

LOS ANGELES – Andy Farquhar’s plans for an outdoor adventure have gone up in smoke twice this summer. The retired attorney and teacher from the Philadelphia area had planned to hike with a ...

How Sept. 11 changed air travel: More security, less privacy

DALLAS – Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you’re likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t a...

Silverton voters to decide fate of OHVs: Ban ’em, allow them or keep status quo

Some residents are frustrated by noise and destruction, others see economic boon

Airport’s June passenger count hits record

Lure of outdoor recreation keeps DRO running about 30% busier than national average

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...

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...

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...

Another surge in tourism expected this summer in Southwest Colorado

Early indicators suggest pent-up demand for outdoor travel

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...