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Hong Kong Gay Games Pushed Back to 2023 Due to COVID

Hong Kong Gay Games Pushed Back to 2023 Due to COVID

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15, 2021

The Gay Games that were slated for next year in Hong Kong have been pushed back to 2023 due to concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Carnival CEO Discusses Cruise Lines, Pandemic and Politics

Carnival CEO Discusses Cruise Lines, Pandemic and Politics

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Sep 15, 2021

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands.

Fires Shut Sequoia National Park, Could Threaten Huge Trees

Fires Shut Sequoia National Park, Could Threaten Huge Trees

TRAVEL | Sep 15, 2021

Sequoia National Park is shut down, its namesake gigantic trees potentially threatened by two forest fires burning in steep and dangerous terrain in California's Sierra Nevada.

Watch: Why Mexico's State of Yucatán is Becoming an Alluring LGBTQ+ Travel Destination

Watch: Why Mexico's State of Yucatán is Becoming an Alluring LGBTQ+ Travel Destination

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 14, 2021

EDGE chats with Yucatán's Minister of Tourism Michelle Fridman about the state's efforts to increase LGBTQ+ awareness and top travel tips to explore the state.

How to Plan an LGBTQ+ Vermont Adventure, Any Time of Year

How to Plan an LGBTQ+ Vermont Adventure, Any Time of Year

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 14, 2021

No matter the season, Vermont is packed with activities for the LGBTQ+ traveler — just pack a bag and head to the Green Mountain State!

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

TRAVEL | By Leanne Italie | Sep 13, 2021

Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England.

Why Malmö is Sweden's Unexpected Sweet Spot for LGBTQ+ Travel

Why Malmö is Sweden's Unexpected Sweet Spot for LGBTQ+ Travel

TRAVEL | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 12, 2021

The recent WorldPride and EuroGames co-host city steps into a long-overdue spotlight as an LGBTQ+ traveler's dream for a Scandinavian getaway for design, dining, and nightlife.

Where Did Our Favorite Queer Celebrities Go on Summer Vacation?

Where Did Our Favorite Queer Celebrities Go on Summer Vacation?

TRAVEL | By Andrew Villagomez | Sep 12, 2021

Wondering where our favorite LGBTQ+ went, what they did, and who they were with? EDGE editors did a social media SCUBA dive on our favorite queer influencers —no need to feel FOMO. Just pretend you were there, too.

'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Talks LGBTQ+ Cruise Co. He Founded with His Husband-to-Be

'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Talks LGBTQ+ Cruise Co. He Founded with His Husband-to-Be

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 12, 2021

"Mean Girls" star Jonathan Bennett and his fiancé, fellow actor Jaymes Vaughan, appeared on the Travel & Leisure podcast Let's Go Together to talk about their new gay cruise company.

Airlines Say Rise in COVID-19 Cases is Hurting Ticket Sales

Airlines Say Rise in COVID-19 Cases is Hurting Ticket Sales

TRAVEL | By David Koening | Sep 10, 2021

Several leading U.S. airlines warned Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is hurting their bookings and further delaying the travel industry's recovery.

Waikiki's 'Alohilani Resort Mandates Vaccination for Workers, Guests

Waikiki's 'Alohilani Resort Mandates Vaccination for Workers, Guests

TRAVEL | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 8, 2021

'Alohilani Resort will require its employees, patrons and guests to show proof they're fully vaccinated. The requirement will also apply to the six other Waikiki properties owned or operated by hospitality management company Highgate.

How 9/11 Changed Air Travel: More Security, Less Privacy

How 9/11 Changed Air Travel: More Security, Less Privacy

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Sep 7, 2021

Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn't anywhere near as intrusive.

Shark Tourism Grows on Cape Cod, 3 Years After Attacks

Shark Tourism Grows on Cape Cod, 3 Years After Attacks

TRAVEL | By Philip Marcelo | Sep 7, 2021

Three summers after Cape Cod saw two great white shark attacks on humans — including the state's first fatal attack since 1936 — the popular tourist destination south of Boston is showing signs it's slowly, tentatively embracing its shark-y reputation.

Palm Springs Gears Up for Fall

Palm Springs Gears Up for Fall

TRAVEL | By Ed Walsh | Sep 5, 2021

Palm Springs is gearing up for a busy fall with a number of events this autumn. Neighboring Cathedral City also offers dining, nightlife, and stylish accommodations in the desert.

Misspelling of Moderna Leads to Tourist's Arrest in Hawaii

Misspelling of Moderna Leads to Tourist's Arrest in Hawaii

TRAVEL | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 2, 2021

A 24-year-old Illinois woman submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to visit Hawaii with a glaring spelling error that led to her arrest: Moderna was spelled "Maderna," according to court documents.

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

TRAVEL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Sep 1, 2021

A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.

Copenhagen Rallies for An Unforgettable WorldPride 2021

Copenhagen Rallies for An Unforgettable WorldPride 2021

TRAVEL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Aug 31, 2021

Amid a global pandemic, WorldPride and Eurogames organizers united to present Copenhagen 2021. Rainbow flags flew high as LGBTQ+ representation radiated throughout the Scandinavian host city.

EU Takes US Off Safe Travel List; Backs Travel Restrictions

EU Takes US Off Safe Travel List; Backs Travel Restrictions

TRAVEL | By Samuel Petrequin | Aug 30, 2021

The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there, but member countries will keep the option of allowing fully vaccinated U.S. travelers in.

Universal Studios Sets Opening for First Theme Park in China

Universal Studios Sets Opening for First Theme Park in China

TRAVEL | Aug 30, 2021

Universal Studios announced Monday that its first theme park in China will open in the country's capital in September.

Croatia Thrilled at a Summer Season Success Despite COVID-19

Croatia Thrilled at a Summer Season Success Despite COVID-19

TRAVEL | By Darko Bandic | Aug 29, 2021

Summer tourism has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations in Croatia this year. Once fearful that the coronavirus pandemic would discourage people from traveling, Croatia's tourism industry was caught by surprise.

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