Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients… Read more

Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

VAN HORN, Texas  — For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van Horn, tucked neatly among the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains,… Read more

UNESCO watching as Venice grapples with over-tourism

VENICE, Italy — Away from the once-maddening crowds of St. Mark’s Square, tiny Certosa island could be a template for building a sustainable future… Read more

Crowds gather at Stonehenge for Solstice despite advice

LONDON — Dozens of people have ignored advice not to travel to Stonehenge for the annual summer solstice celebrations, which were cancelled Monday… Read more

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

DALLAS — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security… Read more

The Latest: Melbourne pandemic lockdown extended to 2nd week

MELBOURNE, Australia — A pandemic lockdown in Australia’s second largest city will be extended for a second week due to concerns over a growing cluster… Read more

Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

CAIRO — Workers dig and ferry wheelbarrows laden with sand to open a new shaft at a bustling archaeological site outside of Cairo, while a handful… Read more

Summer travel forecast calls for longer waits, fewer choices

After a year of coronavirus lockdowns, the start of summer beckons with vacation plans made possible by relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. But a severe… Read more

Alabama approves ban on so-called vaccine passports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama lawmakers on Monday approved a ban on so-called vaccine passports that would prohibit proof of a coronavirus vaccination… Read more