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Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

TRAVEL | Jun 12, 2021

Billionaire businessman and investor Richard Branson marked the opening Thursday of the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, promoting weekend events that kicked off with a show headlined by Christina Aguilera.

US Will Restore $1B for for California's Troubled Bullet Train

US Will Restore $1B for for California's Troubled Bullet Train

TRAVEL | Jun 11, 2021

The federal government has reached an agreement to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for California's troubled bullet train, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.

End of an Era: American Will Drop Its In-Flight Magazine

End of an Era: American Will Drop Its In-Flight Magazine

TRAVEL | Jun 11, 2021

After more than half a century in airplane seatback pockets, the American Airlines in-flight magazine American Way is going away.

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

TRAVEL | By Kirsten Grieshaber | Jun 10, 2021

Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent is gets ready for the key summer travel season.

Watch: Raptors, Twists and Drops on Universal's New Jurassic Ride

Watch: Raptors, Twists and Drops on Universal's New Jurassic Ride

TRAVEL | Jun 10, 2021

The ride has two launches, four inversions, a 360-degree barrel roll above a lagoon, an inverted zero-gravity stall that sends riders upside down across 100 feet of track and a 155-foot ascent with a 140-foot drop at 80 degrees.

Boeing Tested Air Purifiers Like Those Widely Used in Schools. It Decided Not to Use Them in Planes.

Boeing Tested Air Purifiers Like Those Widely Used in Schools. It Decided Not to Use Them in Planes.

TRAVEL | By Christina Jewett, Lauren Webber | Jun 9, 2021

Aerospace giant Boeing tested two kinds of ionization technologies — like those widely adopted in schools hoping to combat covid — to determine how well each killed germs on surfaces and decided that neither was effective enough to install.

EU Lawmakers OK Virus Pass, Boosting Summer Travel Plans

EU Lawmakers OK Virus Pass, Boosting Summer Travel Plans

TRAVEL | By Lorne Cook | Jun 9, 2021

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine or undergo extra coronavirus tests, paving the way for the pass to start in time for summer.

Everything in New York is Bigger, Even Its Van Gogh Exhibit

Everything in New York is Bigger, Even Its Van Gogh Exhibit

TRAVEL | Jun 9, 2021

A massive, immersive exhibition celebrating artist Vincent van Gogh has leaned on some Broadway talent for a little razzle dazzle during its visit to New York City.

To the Beach! Spain Opens Borders to Tourists, Cruise Ships

To the Beach! Spain Opens Borders to Tourists, Cruise Ships

TRAVEL | By Francisco Ubilla, Alicia León | Jun 8, 2021

Spain jump-started its summer tourism season on Monday by welcoming vaccinated visitors from most countries as well as European tourists who can prove they are not infected with coronavirus.

Why You Should Consider a 'Second City' Trip in 2021

Why You Should Consider a 'Second City' Trip in 2021

TRAVEL | By Sally French | Jun 7, 2021

Even if you're fully vaccinated, you might not want your next trip — perhaps your first trip in over a year — to be in a packed, urban metropolis. Enter the "second city" trip.

Royal Caribbean Sets 2021 Cruises in Florida, Texas, Alaska

Royal Caribbean Sets 2021 Cruises in Florida, Texas, Alaska

TRAVEL | Jun 7, 2021

Royal Caribbean International has said that eight of its ships will resume U.S. voyages in July and August with trips leaving ports in Florida, Texas and Washington state.

France Tackles Virus Variants as It Readies for Tourists

France Tackles Virus Variants as It Readies for Tourists

TRAVEL | Jun 7, 2021

French health authorities are racing to contain scattered cases of the more contagious delta virus variant, as France prepares to reopen its borders to vaccinated visitors and celebrates plunging COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates.

A Gay Goldrush of a Good Time in Nevada City, California

A Gay Goldrush of a Good Time in Nevada City, California

TRAVEL | By Jim Gladstone | Jun 6, 2021

Just a couple of hours northeast of San Francisco, the former gold mining town of Nevada City is seeing an LGBTQ-friendly resurgence thanks to a gorgeous new hotel, scenic vistas and a surprising clothing-optional watering hole.

Cruise Ships Restart In Venice; Protesters Decry Their Risks

Cruise Ships Restart In Venice; Protesters Decry Their Risks

TRAVEL | By Colleen Barry | Jun 5, 2021

The first cruise ship leaving Venice since the pandemic is set to depart Saturday amid protests by activists demanding that the ship be rerouted out the fragile lagoon, especially Giudecca Canal through the city's historic center.

Bonjour! France Welcoming Back (Vaccinated) Tourists

Bonjour! France Welcoming Back (Vaccinated) Tourists

TRAVEL | Jun 4, 2021

France is putting itself back on the menu as a destination for international tourists who have had coronavirus jabs. The government announced Friday that it is removing the need for coronavirus tests for vaccinated Europeans.

United Airlines Sees a Supersonic Future

United Airlines Sees a Supersonic Future

TRAVEL | By Daivd Koenig | Jun 4, 2021

United Airlines aims to bring back supersonic travel before the decade is over with a plane that is currently just an artist's drawing — even the prototype hasn't flown yet.

CDC Says Florida Lawsuit Imperils Summer Cruises to Alaska

CDC Says Florida Lawsuit Imperils Summer Cruises to Alaska

TRAVEL | Jun 4, 2021

U.S. officials say Florida's lawsuit against the federal government over conditions for cruise lines to resume sailing could threaten plans to restart cruising in Alaska.

Vacation Chaos as UK Removes Portugal From Travel Green List

Vacation Chaos as UK Removes Portugal From Travel Green List

TRAVEL | By Jill Lawless | Jun 4, 2021

Britain said Thursday that it is removing Portugal from its list of COVID-safe travel destinations, meaning thousands of U.K. residents currently on vacation there face the prospect of 10 days' quarantine on return.

First Cruise Ship Sails Through Venice Since Pandemic's Start

First Cruise Ship Sails Through Venice Since Pandemic's Start

TRAVEL | By Colleen Barry | Jun 4, 2021

Early risers in Venice were surprised Thursday to see a cruise ship nosing down the Giudecca canal for the first time since the start of the pandemic, despite repeated government pledges to reroute such huge vessels due to safety and environmental concern

Airlines Urge the G7 Nations to Help International Travel

Airlines Urge the G7 Nations to Help International Travel

TRAVEL | Jun 3, 2021

The airline industry is ratcheting up its campaign to ease border restrictions and allow more international travel — even by people who aren't vaccinated against coronavirus — despite high infection rates in many countries.

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