Latest Holiday travel News

Flying this Thanksgiving? Expect record crowds at airports

Nov. 13, 2019 1:44 PM EST

Record throngs of travelers are expected to jam into airports over the Thanksgiving break and airlines are adding hundreds of flights a day in response. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it expects to screen more than 26.8 million passengers and airline crew members between Nov. 22...

Campaign helps military members get home for the holidays

Nov. 11, 2019 4:20 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee distillery that produces Jack Daniel's whiskey is once again teaming up with a military support group to help service members and their families get home for the holidays. For the ninth year, the distillery is working with the Armed Services YMCA for the "Operation...

Time your credit card application this bonus-friendly season

Nov. 7, 2019 11:49 AM EST

In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top of a large sign-up bonus. "We knew we had a lot of spending in one specific area coming up, and we wanted to try...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

Oct. 28, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chinese holiday. San Francisco has expanded its social media presence on Chinese apps to market year-round travel to...

Day 2 of wildcat French train strike upsets start of holiday

Oct. 19, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A wildcat strike is disrupting train travel in France for a second day, leaving thousands of people in the lurch at the start of school holidays. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe during a surprise visit Saturday to the Gare de l'Est station in Paris asked the SNCF train authority to...

APNewsBreak: Records show Montana official's vehicle misuse

Oct. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton put tens of thousands of miles on a state-owned pickup truck and used it extensively during weekends and holidays in addition to other travel that legislative auditors said violated state policy, an Associated Press review has found. A state...

China to send its top trade negotiator to US for talks

Sep. 29, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's top trade negotiator will lead an upcoming 13th round of talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States, a senior Chinese official said Sunday. Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington for the negotiations, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said. He didn't give...

Taylor Swift, Lizzo, BTS to perform on Jingle Ball tour

Sep. 27, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish and BTS are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season. IHeartMedia announced Friday that the 12-city tour kicks off Dec. 1 in Tampa, Florida. The lineup, which varies by city, also includes Lil Nas X, Sam Smith, Camila Cabello,...

Hundreds of thousands affected as British travel firm fails

Sep. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Families stranded, honeymoons and vacations canceled, thousands of workers laid off: The sudden collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook and its network of airlines and hotels sowed chaos for hundreds of thousands of travelers and businesses around the world Monday. Brought down by a...

The Latest: British PM questions Thomas Cook bosses' pay

Sep. 23, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook (all times local): 6 p.m. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a "huge effort" is underway to bring home British tourists and passengers stranded by the sudden financial collapse of travel company Thomas Cook. He adds Monday that...