Latest Holiday travel News

The Latest: Australian cities move closer to ending lockdown

Sep. 23, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s two largest cities are moving closer to ending lockdowns as vaccination rates climb, but leaders are warning that people should remain cautious with their newfound freedoms and that coronavirus case numbers will inevitably rise. In New South...

Airlines say rise in COVID-19 cases is hurting ticket sales

Sep. 09, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Several leading U.S. airlines warned Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is hurting their bookings and further delaying the travel industry's recovery. The summer got off to a strong start, with many planes full of vacationers...

Biden directs federal aid to NY, NJ after deadly flooding

Sep. 06, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At least...

Vaccination proof required at Olympic Peninsula restaurants

Sep. 03, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — People who want to enter restaurants and bars on the north Olympic Peninsula in Jefferson and Clallam counties must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 starting Saturday. The proof-of-vaccination requirement was announced...

Maine Turnpike expects busy holiday weekend in Maine

Sep. 03, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Turnpike Authority projects that traffic volume this holiday weekend will return to close to pre-pandemic levels. More than 1 million vehicles are anticipated to travel the Maine Turnpike from Friday through Monday, which is Labor Day....

Orlando airport crowds forecast to exceed pre-pandemic pack

Sep. 02, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Traffic at Florida's busiest airport this holiday weekend is forecast to exceed pre-pandemic crowds. Officials at Orlando International Airport said Wednesday that this Labor Day weekend they are expecting more than 303,000 departures, a 7% increase...

Civil rights activists plan protest of Black teens’ arrests

Aug. 31, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Civil rights activists say they’ll protest along the way to a popular Maryland beach destination on Thursday to bring attention to the violent arrests of Black teenagers in June that stemmed from confrontations over vaping. Carl Snowden from the...

Glacier Park ending Sun Road reservations after Labor Day

Aug. 31, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park is ending its reservation requirement to travel on the Going-to-the-Sun Road after Labor Day as the busy summer season winds down. The reservation system has been in place for anyone wanting to travel on the scenic...

Qantas posts $1.7 billion loss and tips travel by Christmas

Aug. 26, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Qantas Group posted a 2.35 billion Australia dollar ($1.7 billion) pandemic-related annual loss on Thursday and forecast Australia will reopen to international travel in December. The Sydney-based airline company said it expected flights to...

Glimpses of bygone era in English seaside holiday village

Jul. 31, 2021 03:55 AM EDT

SHALDON, England (AP) — They are simple pleasures that hark back to analog, unplugged summer days: a book and a picnic blanket, a bucket and spade, fish and chips. They are also the traditional trappings of the great British seaside holiday that is making a comeback...