Latest Holiday travel News

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....

Easter holiday bus crash in eastern Zimbabwe takes 35 lives

Apr. 15, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A bus carrying worshippers traveling to an Easter pilgrimage in mountainous eastern Zimbabwe plunged into a gorge, killing 35 people in the early hours of Friday. The bus was overloaded with 106 passengers and veered off the winding road near Chimanimani and...

Most Tennessee interstate road work halts for Easter travel

Apr. 11, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are halting nearly all construction on interstates for Easter holiday travelers. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the closures will be paused from Thursday evening through the morning of April 18. The...

Germany mulls bringing back masks this autumn

Apr. 08, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Friday that the country may need to brink back a requirement for wearing face masks in public this autumn after lawmakers rejected a proposed coronavirus vaccine mandate. Karl Lauterbach acknowledged that the Bundestag's vote Thursday...

Attorneys in Wisconsin parade crash want 2023 trial

Mar. 29, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for a man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee told a judge Tuesday that they can't be ready for trial by fall as scheduled and need to push the proceeding into next year. ...