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Why South Africa Reigns as the Ultimate LGBTQ Adventure

Why South Africa Reigns as the Ultimate LGBTQ Adventure

TRAVEL | By Darian Aaron | Jun 23, 2021

African Travel, Inc.'s President Sherwin Banda shares why he ranks South Africa on top of your back-to-travel bucket list.

Walt Disney World Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Party October 1

Walt Disney World Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Party October 1

TRAVEL | Jun 23, 2021

Walt Disney World is planning an 18-month celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary. All four parks at the Lake Buena Vista, Florida, resort will take part in "The World's Most Magical Celebration," beginning Oct. 1.

Italy Welcomes Tourists From US, Canada, Japan

Italy Welcomes Tourists From US, Canada, Japan

TRAVEL | Jun 23, 2021

Italy's leader is pitching for tourists to start coming from the United States, Canada and Japan to give a vitally needed boost to Italian hotel and restaurant businesses.

American Airlines Cutting Flights as Summer Season Starts

American Airlines Cutting Flights as Summer Season Starts

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jun 23, 2021

American Airlines will cut hundreds of flights over the next three weeks to avoid overloading its operation as demand for summer air travel rises faster than once expected.

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jun 23, 2021

Air travel can be difficult in the best of times, with cramped planes, screaming babies, flight delays and short tempers. Throw in a pandemic, and the anxiety level can rise quickly.

Florida Beach Town Writes Amazon TV Series to Lure Tourists

Florida Beach Town Writes Amazon TV Series to Lure Tourists

TRAVEL | By Kelli Kennedy | Jun 22, 2021

Travel marketers in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida commissioned an original, scripted TV series, seeking to draw quarantine-weary tourists to the area's sugar sand beaches.

In Surprise Move, Norwegian Low-Cost Airline Names New CEO

In Surprise Move, Norwegian Low-Cost Airline Names New CEO

TRAVEL | Jun 22, 2021

A new CEO for low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle was tapped Monday when the carrier's Chief Financial Officer Geir Karlsen was named a day after the board decided to immediately terminate the contract with former CEO Jacob Schram.

Bourbon Tourism Shaking Off Slump in Kentucky

Bourbon Tourism Shaking Off Slump in Kentucky

TRAVEL | By Bruce Schreiner | Jun 21, 2021

With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky's world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating.

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

TRAVEL | By Mark Schiefelbein, Sam McNeil | Jun 21, 2021

Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing risks to the region's fragile environment and historic sites.

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 20, 2021

Gay Days is headed back to Disneyland as the world opens up again. The event is slated for Sept. 17-19.

Put a Rainbow Stamp in Your Passport with ToursByLocals

Put a Rainbow Stamp in Your Passport with ToursByLocals

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 20, 2021

ToursByLocals brings LGBTQ travelers together with knowledgeable guides who offer personal perspectives on the LGBTQ culture and history of destinations around the world.

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

TRAVEL | By Heather Cassell | Jun 18, 2021

One of the country's most iconic LGBTQ destinations, San Francisco is poised to emerge from the pandemic with flair and style reminiscent of the Roaring '20s.

French Tourism Seeks New Boost with Disneyland Reopening

French Tourism Seeks New Boost with Disneyland Reopening

TRAVEL | By Sylvie Corbet, Catherine Gaschka | Jun 18, 2021

France's tourism sector is taking a further step toward normality with the reopening of Disneyland Paris, two weeks after the country reopened its borders to vaccinated visitors from across the world.

Cruise Giant Carnival Says Customers Affected by Breach

Cruise Giant Carnival Says Customers Affected by Breach

TRAVEL | Jun 18, 2021

Carnival Corp. said Thursday that a data breach in March might have exposed personal information about customers and employees on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.

France Eases Masks Rules; Will End Nightly Virus Curfew

France Eases Masks Rules; Will End Nightly Virus Curfew

TRAVEL | By Sylvie Corbet | Jun 17, 2021

France on Wednesday eased several COVID-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it's no longer always mandatory to wear masks outdoors and halting an 8-month nightly coronavirus curfew this weekend.

European Union Agrees to Lift Travel Restrictions on US Tourists

European Union Agrees to Lift Travel Restrictions on US Tourists

TRAVEL | Jun 17, 2021

EU members agreed Wednesday to add the U.S. to the list of countries for which they should gradually remove restrictions on non-essential travel.

Thailand Sets Mid-October to Reopen to Vaccinated Visitors

Thailand Sets Mid-October to Reopen to Vaccinated Visitors

TRAVEL | By Chalida Ekvittayavechnukul | Jun 17, 2021

Thailand plans to fully reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October as the government seeks to restart the crucial coronavirus-devastated tourism industry, the prime minister announced Wednesday.

COVID-19 Cases Delay Long-Awaited Royal Caribbean Cruise

COVID-19 Cases Delay Long-Awaited Royal Caribbean Cruise

TRAVEL | By Adriana Gomez | Jun 17, 2021

Royal Caribbean International is postponing for nearly a month one of the highly anticipated first sailings from the U.S. since the pandemic began because eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19.

California Marks Reopening with Jackpots and Hollywood Flair

California Marks Reopening with Jackpots and Hollywood Flair

TRAVEL | By Jocelyn Gecker, Stefanie Dazio | Jun 16, 2021

"California has turned the page. Let us all celebrate this remarkable milestone," an exuberant and mask-less governor Newsom declared from an outdoor stage at Universal Studios Hollywood.

3 International Travel Ideas for Your Summer Vacation

3 International Travel Ideas for Your Summer Vacation

TRAVEL | By Sally French, NerdWallet | Jun 16, 2021

So you're ready to hit the skies for an international flight after more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions, but where can you go?

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