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Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — 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 since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration...

Hawaii tourism officials call for more sustainable industry

Jun. 10, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As people flock back to Hawaii after more than a year of pandemic travel restrictions, some industry experts are calling for more environmentally responsible and sustainable forms of tourism. Crowded neighborhoods, highways and beaches have renewed calls...

Finland's Korhonen pulls out of US Open over travel concerns

Jun. 09, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mikko Korhonen of Finland withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday because of travel concerns getting to Torrey Pines. He was replaced in the field by Cole Hammer, the first alternate from the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier that featured the strongest field....

Probe: Cyprus wrongly issued passports despite warnings

Jun. 07, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cyprus government continued for at least four years to unlawfully issue passports to relatives of wealthy investors under an investment-for-citizenship program, despite warnings by the Attorney-General that this could be in breach of the law,...

Normandy commemorates D-Day with small crowds, but big heart

Jun. 06, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — When the sun rises over Omaha Beach, revealing vast stretches of wet sand extending toward distant cliffs, one starts to grasp the immensity of the task faced by Allied soldiers on June 6, 1944, landing on the Nazi-occupied Normandy shore. ...

D-Day spirit of remembrance lives on, despite the pandemic

Jun. 05, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

CARENTAN, France (AP) — In a small Normandy town where paratroopers landed in the early hours of D-Day, applause broke the silence to honor Charles Shay. He was the only veteran attending a ceremony in Carentan commemorating the 77th anniversary of the assault that helped bring an end to...

Pilgrims return to Spain’s 'El Camino' paths after pandemic

Jun. 05, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Committing to the pilgrim’s path has for centuries been a source of renewal for those willing to put their lives on hold and spend days, weeks or even months crossing Spain along the Camino de Santiago, a journey that takes hikers to the reported...

The Latest: Arizona’s state-run vaccination sites to close

Jun. 03, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX -- Arizona’s state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites, which were touted as a national model, will be shutting down later this month. The state Department of Health Services announced Thursday all its mass vaccination sites are gradually winding down operations and...

Airlines urge the G7 nations to help international travel

Jun. 02, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

The airline industry is ratcheting up its campaign to ease border restrictions and allow more international travel — even by people who aren’t vaccinated against coronavirus — despite high infection rates in many countries. The industry’s trade group, the...

Michigan state House passes vaccine passport ban

Jun. 02, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans alongside a handful of Democrats in the Michigan House passed a bill Wednesday that would ban government-required COVID-19 vaccine passports, even though they do not exist and no legislative effort is being made to utilize them. The...