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UK Eases Travel Restrictions as Industry Lobbies for More

UK Eases Travel Restrictions as Industry Lobbies for More

TRAVEL | By Danica Kirka | Aug 2, 2021

Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions.

Provincetown Outbreak Just the Tip of the National Iceberg?

Provincetown Outbreak Just the Tip of the National Iceberg?

TRAVEL | Jul 31, 2021

Provincetown is being called the canary down the coal mine in understanding how virulent the Covid Delta variant has become.

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jul 30, 2021

Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

Tourists Fined $500 for Touching Hawaiian Monk Seals

TRAVEL | Jul 30, 2021

A woman from Louisiana who was honeymooning in Hawaii has been fined $500 after a social media video showed her touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal, U.S. authorities said.

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

TRAVEL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Jul 29, 2021

A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.

Britain Ends Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors from US, EU

Britain Ends Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors from US, EU

TRAVEL | By Jill Lawless | Jul 29, 2021

Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry.

COVID-19 Rates a Worry as 1 Million Head for Iowa State Fair

COVID-19 Rates a Worry as 1 Million Head for Iowa State Fair

TRAVEL | By David Pitt | Jul 29, 2021

With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the nation, health experts are becoming increasingly worried about next month's Iowa State Fair, which will bring more than 1 million people to Des Moines.

Keen to Sign Up for Space Tourism? 6 Things To Consider (Besides the Price Tag)

Keen to Sign Up for Space Tourism? 6 Things To Consider (Besides the Price Tag)

TRAVEL | Jul 28, 2021

Suborbital "space" flights have the potential to be less eye-wateringly expensive than going into orbital outer space and beyond. But before you sign up here are a few things to consider.

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

TRAVEL | Jul 27, 2021

With COVID-19 cases contracted in Provincetown — many of which described as "breakthrough" cases — town officials imposed stronger guidelines at an emergency meeting on Sunday.

With Virus Surge, US to Keep Travel Restrictions for Now

With Virus Surge, US to Keep Travel Restrictions for Now

TRAVEL | By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani | Jul 27, 2021

The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant.

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jul 27, 2021

Of the 2 million people clogging airport security lines and gate areas again each day, one crowd is still largely missing: business travelers.

Airports in US West Dealing With Jet Fuel Shortage

Airports in US West Dealing With Jet Fuel Shortage

TRAVEL | Jul 26, 2021

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West.

Madrid's Retiro Park, Prado Avenue Join World Heritage List

Madrid's Retiro Park, Prado Avenue Join World Heritage List

TRAVEL | Jul 26, 2021

Madrid's tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining Retiro park have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Europe's Summer Tourism Outlook Dimmed by Variants, Rules

Europe's Summer Tourism Outlook Dimmed by Variants, Rules

TRAVEL | By Kelvin Chan | Jul 25, 2021

Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe's battered tourism industry.

Why South Africa Reigns as the Ultimate LGBTQ Adventure

Why South Africa Reigns as the Ultimate LGBTQ Adventure

TRAVEL | By Darian Aaron | Jul 24, 2021

African Travel, Inc.'s President Sherwin Banda shares why he ranks South Africa on top of your back-to-travel bucket list.

At Surreal Olympics, a Careful Dance to Push Tokyo Tourism

At Surreal Olympics, a Careful Dance to Push Tokyo Tourism

TRAVEL | By Claire Galofaro | Jul 24, 2021

A small group of journalists traverse Tokyo to experience the city amid the Olympics and pandemic.

Small Business Lifted by Return of Summer Tourists

Small Business Lifted by Return of Summer Tourists

TRAVEL | By Mae Anderson | Jul 23, 2021

Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.

TSA Wigs Out on Bob the Drag Queen's Hair Pieces

TSA Wigs Out on Bob the Drag Queen's Hair Pieces

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 23, 2021

"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen got into a hairy situation when, before boarding a flight, her wigs became the subject of TSA scrutiny.

Go Global Visiting These Multicultural US Neighborhoods with an LGBTQ Twist

Go Global Visiting These Multicultural US Neighborhoods with an LGBTQ Twist

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jul 23, 2021

Channel the spirit of international travel into a local trip. Here's how you can go global by eating, drinking and shopping local, along with LGBTQ travel tips to turn your next getaway into a rainbow-good time.

Italy to Require COVID-19 'Pass' for Many Activities

Italy to Require COVID-19 'Pass' for Many Activities

TRAVEL | By Frances D'Emilio | Jul 22, 2021

With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters, the inside of restaurants and other venues.

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