Latest Holiday travel News

Hong Kong leader promises revival on China's National Day

Oct. 01, 2022 03:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader promised Saturday to revive its struggling economy following a campaign to crush a pro-democracy movement as China's ruling Communist Party marked its 73rd anniversary in power under strict anti-virus controls. In Beijing, crowds of spectators...

Fewer trips for China's Golden Week amid quarantine fears

Sep. 30, 2022 05:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — While China's top leaders commemorated revolutionary martyrs Friday, far fewer Chinese are expected to be traveling during the upcoming “Golden Week” National Day holidays amid rigid anti-COVID-19 restrictions and calls from health officials for people to stay put. ...

Man wants to defend himself in fatal Wisconsin parade attack

Sep. 23, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

A man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of others by driving an SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin last year wants to represent himself in a trial that is scheduled to begin in a little more than a week. Darrell Brooks Jr.'s public defender, Jeremy Perri,...

Suspect in Wisconsin parade attack withdraws insanity plea

Sep. 09, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of others by driving an SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin last year withdrew his insanity plea Friday. Darrell Brooks Jr., 40, appeared in Waukesha County Circuit Court where he's facing nearly...

Holiday air travel tops pre-pandemic levels for the 1st time

Sep. 06, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

For the first time since COVID-19 brought air travel to a standstill, the number of people streaming through U.S. airport-security checkpoints over a holiday weekend exceeded pre-pandemic levels. The summer travel season ended on a busy note as more than 8.7 million people passed...

China's Chengdu enforces strict lockdown despite earthquake

Sep. 06, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southwestern China’s Chengdu have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city of 21 million despite a major earthquake that killed at least 65 people in outlying areas. Footage circulating online Tuesday showed workers wearing...

China locks down 65 million, discourages holiday travel

Sep. 05, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has locked down 65 million of its citizens under tough COVID-19 restrictions and is discouraging domestic travel during upcoming national holidays. Across the country, 33 cities including seven provincial capitals are under full or partial lockdown covering...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Sep. 01, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

Brunswick News. August 31, 2022. Editorial: State legislature must take strong stance on drunk driving Someone once asked what it would take to make roads and highways safer. Answers provided unveiled little seasoned drivers did not already know. First...

New online dashboard helps flyers with delays, cancellations

Sep. 01, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid months of mass flight cancellations and delays, the Department of Transportation has launched a customer service dashboard to help vacationers ahead of the travel-heavy Labor Day weekend. Starting Thursday, travelers will be able to check the dashboard and...

Biden headed to Milwaukee, Pittsburgh on Labor Day

Aug. 29, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to travel to the battleground states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on Labor Day, about two months before the election. Biden will speak at Milwaukee's Laborfest celebration and will go to Pittsburgh where other national labor leaders...