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FILE - The Seattle Mariners play the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944. As part of an agreement finalized Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
September 15, 2020 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, and Major League Baseball hopes fans can attend. The Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series all will be part of a bubble designed to minimize exposure to the...
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Fourth generation tour boat operator Michiel Michielsens drives his electric boat down a canal in Bruges, Belgium, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Europe’s leanest summer tourist season in history is starting to draw to a close, six months after the coronavirus hit the continent. COVID-19 might tighten its grip over the coming months, with losses piling up in the tens of billions of euros across the 27-nation European Union. In the Belgian city of Bruges, white swans instead of tourist boats rule the canals, hotels stand empty and museums count their losses. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 06, 2020 - 1:54 am
BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic city hall and there was nothing but silence. “There are always people. Always," De fauw said. That...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 file photo woman walks, wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus, near the beach, in Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France. The World Health Organization’s top official in Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge warned Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, that the coronavirus is a “tornado with a long tail” saying rising case counts among young people could ultimately spread the virus, and WHO issued advice to hotels as cases across Europe have increased amid the summer holiday season. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
August 27, 2020 - 1:11 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Thursday that countries should actively test people to find coronavirus cases even if they don’t show symptoms — a stance that comes after the U.S. health agency switched its policy to say that asymptomatic contacts of infected people don’t need to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2020 file photo, a medical worker wearing protective gear collects a swab from a person sitting inside a car during Covid-19 tests at the the Santa Maria della Pieta' health center in Rome. Vacationers returning from Mediterranean Sea resorts abroad as well as on the Italian island of Sardinia have accounted for upward leaps in daily new case numbers. On Saturday, Italy registered 1,071 new cases, the highest daily number since mid-May, and only weeks after the nation had seen the number of day-to-day new infections plunge to about 200. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
August 23, 2020 - 11:59 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani authorities have closed about two dozen hotels in a scenic tourist destination in the country’s northwest after dozens of hotel employees tested positive for the coronavirus. According to Maqbool Hussain, a district government official, Sunday’s move to place high-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2020 file photo, a medical worker wearing protective gear collects a swab from a person sitting inside a car during Covid-19 tests at the the Santa Maria della Pieta' health center in Rome. Vacationers returning from Mediterranean Sea resorts abroad as well as on the Italian island of Sardinia have accounted for upward leaps in daily new case numbers. On Saturday, Italy registered 1,071 new cases, the highest daily number since mid-May, and only weeks after the nation had seen the number of day-to-day new infections plunge to about 200. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
August 23, 2020 - 11:46 am
ROME (AP) — With thousands of travelers being tested at Italy's airports and some ports, the nation where Europe's COVID-19 outbreak began registered a seventh straight day of increasing new infections Sunday, mostly driven by returning vacationers. Sicily’s governor, meanwhile, ordered all migrant...
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People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
August 14, 2020 - 11:03 am
PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays and expanding mask orders even in chic resort areas. “...
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Municipal police watch that pedestrians wear the mandatory facemasks in Saint-Tropez, southern France, Saturday Aug 8, 2020. The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is requiring face masks outdoors starting Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
August 08, 2020 - 8:28 am
SAINT-TROPEZ, France (AP) — The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez began requiring face masks outdoors Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties. More French cities and towns, especially in tourist areas, are imposing...
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FILE - A lone traveler heads to the ticketing counter of Frontier Airlines in the main terminal of Denver International Airport on July 22, 2020, in Denver. Hotel and home-sharing reservation site Booking.com plans to lay off 25% of its workforce, or more than 4,000 people, due to the impact of the new coronavirus on travel. Connecticut-based parent company Booking Holdings said Tuesday, Aug. 4, that the layoffs will begin next month. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 04, 2020 - 8:50 am
Booking.com is laying off a quarter of its workforce — more than 4,000 people — with the global pandemic snuffing out travel. Layoffs will begin next month and run through the end of the year, according to parent company Booking Holdings Inc. Booking Holdings, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, also...
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An elephant crosses the road in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Animals have had the country's world-famous wildlife parks to themselves because of lockdown rules that barred international tourists and made it illegal for South Africans to travel between provinces for vacations. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)
July 31, 2020 - 10:40 am
PARIS (AP) — With no American visitors to show around the D-Day beaches or the Loire Valley’s chateaux, and no work on the immediate horizon, Paris tour guide Linda Zenou frets about how she’ll pay off a loan and continue to care for her ailing mother in the achingly lean months ahead. “My...
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Passengers use a self check in machine for flights to Queensland at Sydney Domestic Airport, Sydney, Friday, July 31, 2020. Tourism operators across Asia and the Pacific are making furtive and faltering advances, as well as some spectacular missteps, after travel was largely halted by the coronavirus pandemic that continues ebbing and mostly surging around the globe. Struggling tourism businesses in Queensland, known as Australia’s Sunshine State, will soon lose visitors from the nation’s biggest city, Sydney. (James Gourley/AAP Image via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 2:52 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India added another record surge in virus cases Friday as the government decided to lift a nighttime curfew that was in force since March. The 55,079 new cases in the past 24 hours took India’s total to 1,638,871. The Health Ministry on Friday also reported 779 deaths in the past...
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