Macron visits Notre Dame to mark rebuilding progress
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Notre Dame Cathedral on Friday, one year before its scheduled reopening in 2024. After a blaze burned through the roof and spire on April 15, 2019, Macron’s visits have become a tradition, with Fr...
Seized Israeli ship becomes tourist hotspot in Yemen
Houthi authorities in Yemen have turned a seized Israeli-owned ship into a tourist attraction. Houthi fighters captured the vessel in the Red Sea on 19 November as a reprisal for Israel's continuing onslaught in Gaza.
French climate activists travel to COP28 without plane
French climate activists have travelled to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in the United Arab Emirates without taking an airplane. Stopping in Dubai for COP28 while hitchhiking from Europe to Asia, Victoria Guillomon and Johan Re...
Hawaiian Hindu temple opens after 33-year build
Kauai's Hindu Monastery attracts Hindus from around the world. Consecrated earlier this year, the monastery's Iraivan Temple and grounds took 33 years to complete, using 3.2 million pounds of granite from India all constructed without mo...
U.S airports turn to real-life 'Paw Patrol'
If you've ever met a beagle, you know nothing gets past that nose. That's why they're used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help sniff out plants and foods that could be harmful to our food supply.
Thailand offers banquet for monkeys to boost tourists
The annual feast for thousands of monkeys in Thailand's Lopburi province kicked off with plates of fresh fruits, vegetables and dessert laid out for them. The festival, led by 83-year-old local businessman Yongyuth Kitwattananusorn, is n...
Europe's first battery-powered train runs in Italy
The future of European regional transport is now a reality in Italy's Tuscany. This is where the Blues train runs - on batteries. This could propel Europe to the forefront of a new technology.
Record travel crowds expected this Thanksgiving
Millions of people are expected to travel by road and by air this Thanksgiving, according to projections from the Transportation Security Administration. The surge could set records for U.S. domestic holiday travel.
Massive storm to hammer eastern U.S ahead of Thanksgiving
A large storm could create headaches for folks planning to travel across the eastern United States in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving holiday travel returns in full force
It's going to be another busy one for holiday travelers across the United States as the Thanksgiving week brings a record number of flyers.
2.5 million passengers expected at LAX over Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is in full swing at LAX.
NTSB warns Congress air safety showing 'clear signs of strain'
A major commercial plane crash hasn't happened in more than ten years in the U.S. However, some experts are warning that close encounters between aircraft are happening way too often and that Congress needs to step in to improve safety.
Paris lights up Champs-Élysées for holiday season
France switched on Christmas lights on the Champs-Élysées as the French readied themselves for the upcoming holiday. The 400 trees along the avenue were decked out in environmental-friendly lights and will be lit up each evening until Ja...
Gas costs less, plane tickets cost more this Thanksgiving
Travel experts say people driving to see family this Thanksgiving will pay less for fuel this year, but people flying are paying more for plane tickets.
Flying taxis take centre stage at Dubai Airshow
A number of companies presented their designs for flying taxis at this year's Dubai Airshow, which they say will soon be carrying passengers in locations across the world. Their use has been publicised as an option for next year's Paris ...
Fears of Iceland volcanic eruption remain high
Fears of an imminent volcanic eruption in Iceland are growing, but tourists are still visiting in the thousands. Iceland’s volatile geology is one of the key draws for tourists from around the world.
Vantage Travel bankruptcy means travelers may never see refunds
Travelers across America lost more than $100 million this year when Vantage Deluxe World Travel filed for bankruptcy. Now, many of them are finding that getting their money back is more of an exhausting journey than a relaxing vacation.
War zones, geopolitical risks add hours, costs to flights
Global tensions, including the Israel-Hamas war in the Middle East and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, are forcing airlines to change routes and curtail services as a safety precaution.
Egypt shores up tourism in shadow of Gaza war
Egypt is offering incentives to shore up its tourism industry in southern Sinai on the Red Sea, against the backdrop of the Gaza conflict.
CDC expands surveillance program to track pathogens
The CDC is expanding its traveler-based surveillance program to test for more than 2-dozen pathogens.
Airbnb deploys AI to block Halloween parties
Airbnb is using artificial intelligence to block what it calls ‘high risk’ bookings over Halloween.
Global travel advisory for Americans
The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide caution travel alert. Experts say they've seen advisories for specific countries before, but never the entire world.
Cambodia’s tourism sector on its knees
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia used to attract millions of tourists from all over. But since the pandemic, not many come anymore. Businesses and hotels are struggling to survive. Now the new airp...
Airlines suspend Tel Aviv flights amid attacks
Several international airlines have suspended flights to Tel Aviv following the Hamas attack on Saturday. Carriers said they were waiting for safety conditions to improve before resuming travel.
Hong Kong woos tourists to revive economy
Hong Kong has held its first Dragon Dance festival, since it dropped pandemic restrictions earlier this year. The Chinese self-governing territory is trying to draw back tourists to help its battered economy.
Finland launches trial of "digital passports"
Finland is running a 6-month European Union pilot project testing "digital passports" — using facial-recognition technology to confirm the identities of air passengers and speed up processing.
India issues travel advisory for citizens in Canada
India has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in Canada, warning them to exercise caution. It follows the Canadian government's announcement that it had credible evidence that India was behind the killing of a prominent Sikh activi...
France launches strategy to deal with 'over-tourism'
France is the world's biggest tourist destination. But the large number of visitors to the country's natural and historical sites each year has become a problem for locals and tourists alike. To combat the so-called "over-tourism", the F...
CDC warns flesh eating bacteria on the rise
Infections from the bacteria are on the rise due to warming coastal waters, which may contribute to this warning.