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Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming. One o...

People are wearing hazmat suits on planes, but should they?

Last year, supermodel Naomi Campbell made headlines when she shared a video of herself very thoroughly sanitizing her Qatar Airlines seat. There were disinfecting wipes involved, plastic glo...

Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism

VENICE, Italy – In Venice, a city famous for being visited by too many and home to too few, children’s play now fills neighborhood squares, fishermen sell their catch to home cooks and water...

Disinfected dice: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to roll

LAS VEGAS – Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and sl...

What to do when disaster strikes on vacation

Celeste Gray used to travel without a plan, which allowed her “plenty of room for spontaneity.” But when she found herself stranded in Spain on Sept. 12, 2001, she discovered the importance ...

Photos: Grand but empty, Italian hotels await tourists

ROME – Like lonely grande dames, Italy’s luxury hotels lack company amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press photographers have captured the atmosphere inside prestigious e...

Pandemic upends life on isolated, idyllic Galapagos Islands

SAN CRISTOBAL, Ecuador – Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that hospitals didn’t ...

Is it possible to plan a ‘safe’ vacation during the pandemic?

Joel Smiler doesn’t want to miss his 50th wedding anniversary trip to Maui this September. But he’s not sure if it’s still a good idea. For Smiler, a retired veterinarian, Maui ch...

Some people miss travel so much they’re ordering airplane food delivered to their homes

Frequently purchased as a graduation gift, Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” is taunting us, its singsong meter and rhyme piling on. It is a book about itchy feet and the wide-open road...

Battered global tourism industry makes reopening plans

Six months ago, the global tourism industry was celebrating a record year for travel. Now, it’s decimated and facing a recovery that could take years. Tourism Economics, a data an...

Isolated by oceans: Hawaii, other islands tamp down virus

HONOLULU – Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. ...

How to protect your next trip against a pandemic

What if it happens again? What if coronavirus resurges this summer, just as you’re leaving for a well-deserved vacation? Or during the winter holidays? Travelers are looking for w...