Travel

  • Storm adds uncertainty to strong holiday travel demand
    Concerns about illness or inflation aren’t stopping Americans from hitting the roads and airports this holiday season. But a massive winter storm might.Forecasters predict an onslaught of heavy snow, ice, flooding and even tornadoes from Thursday to Saturday in a broad swath of the country, from the Plains and Midwest... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-12-20 By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer
  • Florida airports expected to set records during holidays
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The holiday travel season this year is expected to rival the busiest seasons before the pandemic at Florida's two most bustling airports, which will see millions of travelers passing through them, officials said.Orlando International Airport, the state's busiest airport and the seventh busiest airport in the U.S.... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-12-19 By The Associated Press
  • Southwest Airlines brings back dividend as travel rebounds
    DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines said Wednesday that it is bringing back dividends for shareholders, which it suspended when the pandemic devastated the airline business in early 2020.Dallas-based Southwest said in a regulatory filing that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 18 cents per share on Jan. 31.The move comes... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-12-07 By The Associated Press
  • American Museum of Natural History names new president
    NEW YORK -- The American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday said it had chosen college president Sean Decatur to become its next president, making him the first Black leader of the institution.Decatur, currently the president of Kenyon College in Ohio, will succeed Ellen Futter in April of next year,... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Trial begins over death of Ugandan woman killed in Utah park
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Ludovic Michaud was driving around the scenic red rock landscapes of Utah's Arches National Park on a windy spring day in 2020 when something unthinkable happened: A metal gate whipped around, sliced through the passenger door of his car and decapitated his new 25-year-old wife, Esther... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-12-05 By SAM METZ Associated Press
  • North Carolina power outages could last days after shootings
    CARTHAGE, N.C. -- Tens of thousands of people braced for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent.Across Moore County southwest of Raleigh on Monday, businesses handed out free food or coffee,... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-12-05
  • Report: Woman attacks 6 deputies at New Orleans airport
    Officials say a woman bit, kicked and spat on six sheriff's deputies while refusing to exit a plane at an airport in Louisiana early Thanksgiving Day, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday.Authorities said the 25-year-old woman attacked Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, according... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-12-04 By The Associated Press
  • Beijing, Shenzhen scrap COVID-19 tests for public transport
    BEIJING -- Local Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs, with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport.The slight relaxation of COVID-19 testing requirements comes even as daily virus infections reach near-record highs, and follows weekend protests... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-12-02 By The Associated Press
  • Montana judge restores state wolf hunting regulations
    HELENA, Mont. -- A judge on Tuesday lifted a temporary restraining order that limited wolf hunting and trapping in the state, saying there is nothing to suggest rules now in place will make wolf populations unsustainable in the short term.District Judge Christopher Abbott also rejected concerns raised by environmental groups... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-11-29 By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press
  • Safety board recommends new measures for Alaska air tours
    WASHINGTON -- Federal accident investigators say the government should issue regulations to improve the safety of air tours in part of Alaska where seven sightseeing planes have crashed since 2007, killing 31 people.The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration should tighten rules about minimum visibility... Read more
    Source: ABC - Travel Published on: 2022-11-29 By The Associated Press