TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he made a mistake traveling for a vacation last week on a day meant to honor Indigenous survivors of Canada’s residential schools system.
Even before the pandemic, home booking sites like Airbnb and Vrbo were becoming increasingly popular with travelers. The opportunity to have a homelike experience, complete with full kitchen, extra living space and local flavor, was more appealing than a standard hotel room for many.
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — City officials overseeing Georgia’s largest public beach have ordered a three-month pause on homeowners registering their properties as vacation rentals.
The Tybee Island city council on Thursday approved a 90-day moratorium on permitting new short-term vacation rentals.
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but it's still vacation season in Japan, and many people are ignoring government pleas to avoid travel and stay away from bars and restaurants even as the coronavirus spikes at record levels.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilmington? No, the beach. Make that Camp David, actually. Or maybe just the White House after all?
President Joe Biden’s vacation plans, like those of so many Americans during this national summer of uncertainty, keep changing.
DERBY LINE, Vermont (AP) — Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit on Monday while the United States is maintaining similar restrictions for Canadians, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from COVID-19 travel bans.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While Pat Graham isn't a big fan of playbooks, the slimmed-down New York Giants defensive coordinator did let his mind wander about some new formations for his unit while vacationing near Cape Cod this summer.
Days after the death of a child who got stuck in an elevator at a North Carolina vacation rental, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is calling on vacation rental websites to warn customers about the dangers of home elevators and require hosts to lock elevators until they are inspected.
Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.
That first post-vaccine vacation is finally a possibility for many, but after more than a year without travel, the sticker shock is no joke. In general, travel prices are increasing to reflect higher demand.
HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A vacation rental building on Florida's Gulf Coast was deemed structurally unsafe, leading to the voluntary evacuation of tourists who were staying there, officials said.
PARIS (AP) — More than 1 million people in France made vaccine appointments in less than a day, according to figures released Tuesday, after the president cranked up pressure on everyone to get vaccinated to save the summer vacation season and the French economy.
As the COVID-19 vaccination era makes it safer to travel, many people who stayed home during pandemic shutdowns are vacationing again. Airport checkpoint numbers have increased about 20% from January through mid-June, 2021, compared with the same time frame in 2020, according to Transportation Security Administration data.
PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) — Three California children got in trouble after catching an alligator by its neck and dragging it to shore while vacationing near a Florida lake.
Authorities said the children hooked a noose around the gator at Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port St.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers began their six-week vacation following Wednesday's final minicamp practice but the quarterback still plans to do a lot of studying leading up to the start of training camp next month.
NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales fell in May, dragged down by a decline in auto sales and a shift by Americans to spend more on vacations and other services instead of goods.
Total sales dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.3% in May from the month before, the U.S.
Vaccination rates are climbing and employers are rolling out back-to-office, back-to-normal plans. But some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align with their needs and values.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will offer six “dream vacation” incentives to spur more people to get coronavirus vaccinations, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday on the eve of the state awarding of $15 million in cash prizes.
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Nantucket voters on Saturday rejected a proposal to limit short term rentals on the famous vacation island, opponents of the measure said.
The Alliance to Protect Nantucket’s Economy said the measure was defeated on a vote of 625 to 297 at Nantucket's annual town meeting, held outside the island's elementary school.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS is offering luxury vacations, cruises, concert tickets, a Super Bowl trip and other prizes to eligible customers who get a coronavirus vaccination at one of its pharmacies, the company announced Thursday.
After a year of coronavirus lockdowns, the start of summer beckons with vacation plans made possible by relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. But a severe worker shortage brings a warning for travelers: Expect delays and pack a little patience.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to create a pep-rally atmosphere aimed at encouraging students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer vacation.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has agreed to let travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from infection avoid testing and quarantine when entering the country, unless they come from areas where variants of concern are prevalent.
MOSCOW (AP) — Some Russian prisons might be mistaken for vacation destinations based on their nicknames, with animal appellations that include the Black Dolphin and the Polar Owl. But a hunger strike by jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cast a spotlight on the fear and torment that critics say are the signatures of Russia's prison system.
In 2020, I was looking forward to leaving Los Angeles for a socially distanced vacation in San Diego. I had stocked up on food, hand sanitizer, wipes and masks.
To stay safe and distant, I had booked two cottages near the beach with my travel credit card.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii vacation for three tourists from the U.S. East Coast turned deadly after one of them became “psychotically” drunk, his friend testified Wednesday.
Alexander Germany-Wald of Montclair, New Jersey, testified at a preliminary hearing for his college buddy, Benjamin Fleming of Pittsburgh, who is charged with murder in the strangulation of their friend, Abhishek Gupta, also of Pittsburgh.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's vacation rental market has outperformed hotels in occupancy rates in every month since October.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Dinner reservations are gleefully being made again. Long-canceled vacations are being booked. People are coming together again, in some of the ways they used to.
HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist from Pittsburgh has been charged with manslaughter after a deadly fight in a Hawaii vacation rental, police said.
A second tourist from Boston who had been arrested was released with no charges filed, police on the Big Island said Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego businesswoman whose Ponzi scheme bilked hundreds of people out of nearly $400 million was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison.
Gina Champion-Cain, 57, received more than the sentence recommended by prosecutors.
A look at coronavirus developments around New England:
Officials on Cape Cod are pleading with the state for more help as the vacation destination deals with another surge of COVID-19 cases, including multiple cases of new variants that are considered more contagious.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Representatives of New Hampshire restaurants and lodging industries said Monday that they are optimistic for a strong spring and summer now that COVID-19 vaccinations are available, but some problems remain.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A floodplain permit to place a natural gas pipeline under the Gallatin River in Montana was approved as part of a larger project to build a vacation rental destination on an island in Gallatin Gateway, county officials said.
NEW YORK (AP) — In RVs, rental homes and five-star resorts, families untethered by the constraints of physical classrooms for their kids have turned the new school year into an extended summer vacation, some lured by the ailing hotel industry catering to parents with remote learners through “roadschooling” amenities.
Is this a new model for travel? You can hire a local in your destination to plan your trip for a flat fee of $25 a day through a service called ViaHero.
In this episode of the Associated Press Travel podcast "Get Outta Here," host Beth Harpaz, the AP travel editor, speaks with ViaHero CEO Greg Buzulencia about the company that he created to fill what he perceived as a demand for more authentic travel and "personal curation" in trip-planning.
When a hurricane or other natural disaster blows away your vacation plans, what's a traveler to do?
In this episode of "Get Outta Here," AP Travel Editor Beth Harpaz talks to travel expert Pauline Frommer of Frommers.com and the famous Frommer's travel guidebook series to learn about everything from travel insurance to refunds.
The results of a new poll on summer travel may surprise you.
The survey found that the thing most people want to do on vacation is… nothing. Rest and relaxation were ranked high by more people than any other vacation activity.