Latest Holiday travel News

Germany suggests airlines nix VIP lanes amid airport chaos

Jun. 27, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say airlines could help ease the c urrent chaos seen at airports due to staff shortages by ending the privileged treatment some travelers enjoy. Passengers at German airports, like elsewhere in Europe, have endured long waits at check-in and numerous...

EXPLAINER: How parade crash insanity plea will work

Jun. 24, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to persuade a jury that he was mentally ill during the incident and if convicted should go to an...

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices

May. 26, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country. For Marvin Harper, of Phoenix, his family’s...

Tourism thriving in Florida ahead of Memorial Day weekend

May. 23, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tourists have returned to Florida in numbers that are surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Officials at Miami International Airport are projecting the “busiest Memorial Day weekend ever," according to a news release sent Monday. Passenger traffic at the...

Indonesia lifts outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 wanes

May. 17, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is lifting its outdoor mask mandate because its COVID-19 outbreak is increasing under control, President Joko Widodo said Tuesday. However, a mask mandate remains in place for indoor activities and public transportation, he said. Widodo also said...

WVa Turnpike upgrade at Beckley getting finishing touches

May. 16, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The finishing touches on a six-lane upgrade of the West Virginia Turnpike in Beckley are getting underway and expected to last about eight weeks. The $140 million widening project on the eight-mile stretch was finished last fall, but final paving and...

Indonesian sailors seize $82M of cocaine floating off port

May. 10, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sailors deployed to secure travel during the Eid al-Fitr holiday made Indonesia's biggest cocaine seizure after finding plastic packages of the drugs floating at sea, the navy said. Indonesia is a major hub for drug trafficking in Southeast Asia and has...

China's 'zero-COVID' restrictions curb May 1 holiday travel

May. 01, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Only a trickle of visitors strolled the pedestrian-only streets Sunday in central Beijing's historic Qianmen district, which normally would be bustling with tourists on what was a national holiday and a sunny spring day. Many Chinese marked a quiet May Day this year...

Interfaith Trolley offers tour of religion in America

Apr. 28, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (RNS) — In America’s third largest city, it’s possible to get a crash course in the world’s religions in a journey of just a few miles — from the University of Chicago’s majestic, ecumenical Christian Rockefeller Memorial Chapel on Chicago’s South Side to the humble Masjid...

Many flights canceled at Amsterdam's airport due to strike

Apr. 23, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of flights were canceled or delayed Saturday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as a group of KLM baggage handlers went on strike for several hours on one of the busiest days of the year at the major aviation hub to protest working conditions and staff shortages....