A worker walks through a baggage claim area at a nearly-empty O’Hare International Airport on April 2, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The Department of Transportation said Friday that airlines must give customers refunds when flights are canceled or significantly delayed amid coronavirus. The agency said it has received an increasing
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I feel I’ve got to know Ben Curtis and Marina Diez pretty well over the past eight or nine years. He’s from Oxford and she’s a Madrileña — a native of Madrid, the city where they are raising their two children.  Right now, because of the Coronavirus emergency, they’re home-schooling the children and not getting
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More than a century after Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen skied across Greenland, Hurtigruten is celebrating his polar endeavours with a second hybrid expedition ship named after him – and what a beauty she is. A near identical twin to sister ship Roald Amundsen, the stylishly-designed ship offers adventurous itineraries and expertly-led expeditions.  This month the
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American Airlines passenger planes (L) parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. March 23, 2020. The planes on the right are 737 MAX, parked for reasons other than the coronavirus. Nick Oxford | Reuters American Airlines plans to cut its international
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(CNN) — Aviation is fighting for survival. Cruise ships are grounded. As the pandemic grows, the travel industry faces an uncertain future and is scrambling to adapt. Those aircraft still flying are now subject to stricter than ever hygiene protocols, but when the threat of the virus eventually lifts, the transportation industry will face heightened
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Photo courtesy of iStock / ersinkisacik Stay home – together If we were to guess what the phrase of 2020 would be, we’d put our money on “social distancing.” The spread of COVID-19 has made homebodies of us all. But just because you’re staying at home doesn’t mean you have to ditch your social life.
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Viking Cruises is to introduce Mississippi cruises from August 2022, with the longest itineraries connecting New Orleans with St Paul. Sailing on a custom-built vessel, the Viking Mississippi, the voyages will cross through seven US states. Ports of call will include Louisiana (Baton Rouge, Darrow, New Orleans and St Francisville); Mississippi (Natchez and Vicksburg); Tennessee
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Airline stocks are under serious pressure. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS), which tracks the group, lost over 11% on Wednesday amid worries about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on travel. Shares of JetBlue and American Airlines fell more than 9% and 12%, respectively. Earlier Wednesday, Stifel downgraded both stocks to hold from buy on concerns that airlines
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San Rafael Waterfall on the Coca River was a prominent tourist attraction for the country, and according to NASA, drew tens of thousands of people every year. The water dropped 150 feet into a crater-like opening on the other side. Now, the iconic waterfall is gone, replaced by three streams, NASA said. All tourism to
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