OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former San Francisco Bay Area tour operator agreed Monday to plead guilty to serving as an unregistered agent for China in exchange for a possible reduced prison...
Sei Young Kim makes 25-foot putt at CME Group Tour Championship to win $1.5M, richest prize in women’s golf history
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim makes 25-foot putt at CME Group Tour Championship to win $1.5M, richest prize in women’s golf history.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the European Union has approved its decision to grant airline Condor, a subsidiary of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook, a 380 million-euro ($419...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials vowed Tuesday to crack down on vendors selling boat rides around the Statue of Liberty after actor Alec Baldwin complained that he was among the many people...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge said Wednesday that a California tour operator is a flight risk and denied him bail while he awaits trial on charges of carrying national security documents to...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California tour operator charged by U.S. officials with illegally ferrying information to China was a quiet and friendly man with a taste for luxury cars, a neighbor...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German and Polish units of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook said Wednesday they were entering bankruptcy proceedings and shutting down normal business operations...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's biggest repatriation effort since World War II ramped up Tuesday as questions swirled over the pay that Thomas Cook executives received in the run-up to the tour operator's...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — British tour operator Thomas Cook fell victim to multiple setbacks including shifting travel habits, the rise of online booking sites, the sinking pound and even...
LONDON (AP) — British tour operator Thomas Cook was a major part of the industry for packaged holidays, which are particularly popular in Europe.
British aviation authority says tour operator Thomas Cook ceases trading, cancelling hundreds of thousands of vacations
LONDON (AP) — British aviation authority says tour operator Thomas Cook ceases trading, cancelling hundreds of thousands of vacations.
LONDON (AP) — More than 600,000 vacationers who booked through tour operator Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday, wondering if they will be able to get home, as one of the world's oldest and biggest...
LONDON (AP) — Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British holidaymakers traveling...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The rapid melting of glaciers because of climate change has created a new market for Alaska's tour operators, officials said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tour operators and medical and dental offices in the Mexican border city of Tijuana are reporting a slowdown in business since a caravan of Central American migrants arrived.
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and nearly 40 others have been injured after a tour bus and a pickup truck collided on a central Pennsylvania highway.
News outlets report the crash occurred Friday afternoon on State Route 147 in Northumberland County.
Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg tweeted that it received 33 people from the crash. Hospital officials say the patients mostly had minor injuries. An additional six passengers were taken to a Danville hospital.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The owner of two carriage-tour horses who absconded for a brief stroll in South Carolina has been cited by the city in which it operates.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is leading a Louisiana tourism delegation to China, aimed at marketing the state to Chinese officials and tour operators.
Nungesser's office announced the 10-day trip Tuesday. The Republican lieutenant governor, state tourism officials, chefs and local convention and visitor bureau leaders are part of the 11-person group traveling to Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou.
LONDON (AP) — Tour operator Thomas Cook says it will move all of its customers out of a hotel at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada after a couple who were staying there died under mysterious circumstances.
The move came after John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley in northern England, died while staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Officials at the two amphibious vehicle tour operators in the Wisconsin Dells say they have no plans to change the way they are operating.
Seventeen people were killed Thursday when a similar tourist boat sank in stormy weather on a Missouri lake.
Original Wisconsin Ducks general manager Dan Gavinski and Army Ducks general manager Jason Field say their companies have operated safely for decades.
MIAMI (AP) — The tour operator Virgin Holidays is pledging $300,000 to help move seven dolphins from the National Aquarium in Baltimore to a seaside sanctuary.
The aquarium is still deciding where to retire its dolphins, though a statement Wednesday from Virgin Holidays says the site selection is focused on Florida.
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Steves grew up traveling with his dad, Rick Steves, the well-known guidebook writer, tour operator and PBS show host.
LAYA, Bhutan (AP) — Prayer flags whip in the wind, flying across steep valleys and roads. Buddhist temples, stupa shrines and majestic fortresses called zhongs dot the landscape. Giant water-powered prayer wheels spin from tumbling falls. Farmers tend yaks.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A climber who abandoned a Polish team following a dispute with fellow mountaineers to attempt a solo ascent of K2, the world's second-highest peak, returned to base camp because of bad weather, a tour operator said Monday.
The news dispelled concerns expressed by the other climbers after Denis Urubko walked away from the team on Sunday to attempt a summit on his own — something that Karrar Haidri of the Alpine Club of Pakistan said was a highly risky feat in winter weather.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — State and local tourism officials are promoting Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail to an international audience.
Golf tour operators from multiple countries are set to arrive in the state on Sunday to begin playing trail courses during a visit that will last through Oct. 1.
The guest list includes 31 vacation packaging countries in 17 nations including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland and Norway.
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HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii tour operator has been fined for repeatedly dropping swimmers in front of dolphins and encircling the animals with his tour boat, officials said.
It's the first such fine against an operator of spinner dolphin tours, Ann Garrett, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official in Hawaii, said this week.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania utility regulators took a U-turn over a tour operator's tuk-tuk.
The Public Utility Commission ruled Thursday it doesn't have jurisdiction over Timm Wenger's three-wheeled, open-sided electric shuttle after all.
Wenger plans to use the tuk-tuk to offer sightseeing tours of Lancaster. His venture has the backing of the city's mayor, police chief and many residents.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania utility regulators are making a big to-do over Timm Wenger's tuk-tuk.
The 48-year-old entrepreneur wants to use his three-wheeled, open-sided electric shuttle to offer sightseeing tours of Lancaster, the urban core of a region best known for its undulating farms, horse-drawn buggies and large Amish population.
President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they're losing business.
Five of 12 private bed-and-breakfast owners in Havana and Cuba's southern colonial city of Trinidad told The Associated Press that they received cancellations after Trump's June 16 announcement .
BEIJING (AP) — Beer-soaked "booze cruises" down North Korea's Taedong River. Scuba diving trips off the country's eastern coast. Saint Patrick's Day pub crawls in Pyongyang featuring drinking games with cheery locals.
Since 2008, the Young Pioneer Tours agency built up a business attracting young travelers with a competitively priced catalog of exotic-sounding, hard-partying adventures in one of the world's most isolated countries.
BERLIN (AP) — Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and tour operator TUI Group have terminated negotiations on setting up a vacation airline joint venture that would have combined the latter's TUIfly with a subsidiary of Germany's struggling Air Berlin.
TUI board member Sebastian Ebel said in a statement Thursday that "a strong European leisure airline continues to make great strategic sense" but that Air Berlin's Niki subsidiary "is no longer available for a joint venture."
HONOLULU (AP) — A National Park Service employee at the USS Arizona Memorial accepted gifts from tour operators in violation of ethics regulations, U.S. Department of Interior investigators said Wednesday.
The gifts included a $50 jacket and golf course green fees valued at about $85, the department's inspector general said in a three-paragraph summary of their report on the case.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Horses pulling tourists through the streets of Savannah will get a bigger break on the hottest summer days.
The Savannah City Council has voted to update a local ordinance governing the health and safety of horses pulling tour carriages. The city said in a news release it's the first time the law has been changed in 40 years.
BRETTON WOODS, N.H. (AP) — A tourism organization promoting New England to overseas visitors is hosting a three-day summit in New Hampshire.
The Discover New England Summit is a travel trade event where New England hospitality businesses meet directly with international tour operators and others who arrange trips for international visitors.
Where should you travel in 2017? Here's a list of top destination lists from expert sources across the travel industry, from guidebook and magazine publishers to travel agents, tour operators and websites.
— Top 10 U.S. destinations: Asheville, North Carolina; Western Washington; Lincoln, Nebraska; California's southern desert region; Montana's Flathead Valley; Atlanta; New York's Adirondack Mountains; Texas Hill Country wine region; Denver; Florida's "Emerald Coast"
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on proposed regulations involving Hawaii spinner dolphins (all times local):
One Hawaii tour operator says there has to be a middle ground between the dolphin tour operators and what federal regulators are proposing for swimming with dolphins.
Dolphins and You CEO Richard Holland said Tuesday customer reviews of his business on social media and other online sites often mention how their lives have been changed by going on a tour.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial hot air balloons like the one destroyed in a fireball in Texas this weekend often carry more passengers than airplane and helicopter tours, but have long received less government scrutiny, according to aviation experts.
The Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of commercial balloon operations amounts to "essentially none," said Mark Dombroff, a former FAA attorney.
Commercial balloon operators, unlike other commercial aircraft...