Latest Holiday travel News

Hawaii eruption brings tourism boon during slow season

Dec. 01, 2022 19:00 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The spectacle of glowing-hot lava spewing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world’s largest volcano. Some hotels in and around Hilo are becoming fully booked in what is...

Turnpike traffic tops estimates early in Thanksgiving week

Nov. 30, 2022 04:07 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike was heavier than expected during the first two days of the Thanksgiving travel week, state officials said. More than 721,000 vehicles passed through Turnpike toll booths from Tuesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 27,...

In Your Debt: 4 ways to limit your holiday debt

Nov. 25, 2022 09:13 AM EST

There’s a magical feeling in the air this time of year, but that magic costs money. Every year, the pressure looms large to spend more to create perfect holidays. This high-cost season can leave you with debt that sticks around. According to NerdWallet’s 2022 Holiday Shopping...

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

Nov. 25, 2022 09:09 AM EST

A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving. It was a prelude to a wave that experts expect to soon wash over the U.S. Phoenix-area emergency...

High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

Nov. 24, 2022 13:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of spectators lined the streets of New York on Thursday as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a procession of...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 23, 2022 18:53 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

Thanksgiving travel rush is back with some new habits

Nov. 22, 2022 16:46 PM EST

The Thanksgiving travel rush was back on this year, as people caught planes in numbers not seen in years, setting aside inflation concerns to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normalcy after two holiday seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. Changing habits around work and...

American fans give up Thanksgiving to travel to World Cup

Nov. 22, 2022 07:38 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hector Garcia's family had a hard time understanding his decision to travel to this year's World Cup and abandon his annual gathering of 30 family and friends. “This would have been my 40th year cooking turkey and I gave that up to be here. It was hard," he...

Parade crash judge mulls Wisconsin Supreme Court run

Nov. 17, 2022 14:03 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Judge Jennifer Dorow drew fan mail and gifts from people who admired her handling of the often disruptive actions of a man on trial for killing six people by driving through a Christmas parade. Now she’s the popular choice of some Republicans to...

The busiest days to fly during the winter holidays

Nov. 16, 2022 09:49 AM EST

Most weeks of the year, Fridays are the busiest days to fly, and Tuesdays are the least busy. But during the holidays, that trend doesn’t necessarily hold true. In most years, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is actually the busiest travel day for U.S. airports, according to the...