Travel

Heathrow Opens Terminal for High-Risk Travelers

Heathrow Opens Terminal for High-Risk Travelers

TRAVEL | Jun 1, 2021

London's Heathrow Airport has reopened a terminal that was mothballed during the coronavirus pandemic to handle passengers now arriving from high-risk countries. Critics say the action should have been taken sooner.

Buttigieg Urges Travelers to Respect Mask Mandates on Planes

Buttigieg Urges Travelers to Respect Mask Mandates on Planes

TRAVEL | By Hope Yen | Jun 1, 2021

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urged travelers to respect flight attendants and crew members who enforce federal mask mandates on planes, pledging strict federal enforcement against abuse at a time of increasingly unruly behavior by passengers.

Temptation Sundays Returns to Vegas' Luxor Hotel & Casino

Temptation Sundays Returns to Vegas' Luxor Hotel & Casino

TRAVEL | May 30, 2021

The hottest pool ticket in town is back as Temptation Sundays returns to Luxor Hotel & Casino for its 11th sizzling season. Beginning May 23, Las Vegas' longest-running LGBTQ pool party will be held at Luxor's North Pool every Sunday.

Party of 4? Your Trail is Ready. Busy Parks Try Reservations

Party of 4? Your Trail is Ready. Busy Parks Try Reservations

TRAVEL | By Michael Hill | May 30, 2021

The reservation system offers a trade-off to visitors, sacrificing spontaneity and ease of access for benefits like a guaranteed parking spot and more elbow room in the woods.

Summer Travel Forecast Calls for Longer Waits, Fewer Choices

Summer Travel Forecast Calls for Longer Waits, Fewer Choices

TRAVEL | By John Seewer | May 30, 2021

After a year of coronavirus lockdowns, the start of summer beckons with vacation plans made possible by relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. But a severe worker shortage brings a warning for travelers: Expect delays and pack a little patience.

Egypt Bets on Ancient Finds to Pull Tourism Out of Pandemic

Egypt Bets on Ancient Finds to Pull Tourism Out of Pandemic

TRAVEL | By Sam Magdy | May 30, 2021

As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums.

Natural Wonders: The Best National Parks for LGBTQ Travelers

Natural Wonders: The Best National Parks for LGBTQ Travelers

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | May 29, 2021

Did you know our National Parks, National Monuments, Memorials, Recreation Areas, Preserves, Shores and other historical sites are filled with LGBTQ history?

Travel Numbers Climb as Americans Hit Road for the Holiday

Travel Numbers Climb as Americans Hit Road for the Holiday

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | May 29, 2021

Americans hit the road in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels.

In Time for Summer, Europe Sees Dramatic Fall in Virus Cases

In Time for Summer, Europe Sees Dramatic Fall in Virus Cases

TRAVEL | By Nicole Winfield, Frank Jordans, Colleen Barry | May 29, 2021

Coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths are plummeting across the continent. Now, vaccination rates are accelerating across Europe, and with them, the promise of summer vacations.

'Dr. Beach' Says Powerful Hawaii Shoreline is 2021's Best

'Dr. Beach' Says Powerful Hawaii Shoreline is 2021's Best

TRAVEL | May 28, 2021

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.

The Old and the New at Rebuilt LaGuardia Airport

The Old and the New at Rebuilt LaGuardia Airport

TRAVEL | By Craig Ruttle | May 28, 2021

A multibillion dollar makeover of New York City's LaGuardia Airport isn't completely wiping away the airport's storied past.

WorldPride and EuroGames Happening in Scandinavia with COVID-19 Safety Precautions

WorldPride and EuroGames Happening in Scandinavia with COVID-19 Safety Precautions

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | May 27, 2021

The extraordinary LGBTQ event marks the first time both international festivals will join in one destination. But with COVID-19 still a significant health and safety concern, Copenhagen 2021 organizers are preparing to adapt as needed.

The Pines Re-Opens to Full Capacity this Memorial Day Weekend

The Pines Re-Opens to Full Capacity this Memorial Day Weekend

TRAVEL | May 27, 2021

What a difference a year makes. "It's a whole new Pines," confirms Pines owner, PJ McAteer, who has been on the island for several weeks now, preparing for the summer season. 

Woman Charged with Assaulting Southwest Flight Attendant

Woman Charged with Assaulting Southwest Flight Attendant

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | May 26, 2021

San Diego authorities charged a 28-year-old woman with felony battery after an attack on a Southwest Airlines plane in which a flight attendant lost two teeth and suffered other injuries to her face.

Countries Eager to Reopen to Travel as Pandemic Recedes

Countries Eager to Reopen to Travel as Pandemic Recedes

TRAVEL | By David Koenig, Menelaos Hadjicostis | May 26, 2021

The rollout of vaccines against COVID-19 is giving government officials in many countries new confidence to welcome visitors. But time is critical.

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

TRAVEL | By Kelvin Chan | May 26, 2021

Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports to help kickstart international travel.

Japan Says US Travel Warning for Virus Won't Hurt Olympics

Japan Says US Travel Warning for Virus Won't Hurt Olympics

TRAVEL | By Mari Yamaguchi | May 25, 2021

The Japanese government Tuesday was quick to deny a U.S. warning for Americans to avoid traveling to Japan would have an impact on Olympians wanting to compete in the postponed Tokyo Games.

Biden Signs Bill Opening Door for Alaska Cruises to Resume

Biden Signs Bill Opening Door for Alaska Cruises to Resume

TRAVEL | By Becky Bohrer | May 25, 2021

President Joe Biden signed into law Monday legislation that opens a door for resumed cruise ship travel to Alaska after the pandemic last year scrapped sailings.

New $1.7B Los Angeles International Airport Concourse Opens

New $1.7B Los Angeles International Airport Concourse Opens

TRAVEL | May 25, 2021

A massive new $1.73 billion concourse with 15 gates opened Monday at Los Angeles International Airport. Known as West Gates, it will serve both international and domestic flights.

Croatia Readies to Welcome Foreign Tourists

Croatia Readies to Welcome Foreign Tourists

TRAVEL | By Dusan Stojanovic | May 24, 2021

Croatia has widely reopened its stunning Adriatic coastline for foreign tourists, becoming one of the first European countries to drop most of its pandemic measures. Now, the ability of people to go there depends on each country's travel rules.

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