5 things to know for June 20: travel chaos, COVID-19, Ukraine, January 6, Colombia

Here’s what you need to know Get up to speed and go about your day. (You can deliver “5 things you need to know today” to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Travel clutter A combination of severe weather, staff shortages and infrastructure challenges has left major airlines struggling to keep up with the … Read more

Facts: The chaos of summer travel in Europe

Passengers line up at the check-in desk at Heathrow Terminal 5 in London, Britain, June 1, 2022. Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 19 (Reuters) – Strikes and staff shortages are forcing airlines to cancel thousands of flights and cause hours-long queues at major airports, dashing hopes of a busy … Read more

Analysis: Summer of discontent in Europe reveals the labor crisis in the travel sector

AMSTERDAM/PARIS/DOHA, June 19 (Reuters) – After 21 years working as a service agent at Air France (AIRF.PA), Karim Jeval quit his job during the COVID-19 pandemic to start his own job training consultancy. “If that doesn’t work, I won’t go back to the aviation sector,” the 41-year-old says frankly. “Some shifts started at 4 am … Read more

The doors are closing quickly for Cubans who want to travel

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuban Miguel Palenzuela, 52, and his wife, Anya, have been waiting for a month outside the Colombian embassy in Havana, hoping to get a visa to travel through the South American country. Palenzuela, who commutes almost daily from Guanabaqua outside the capital, says he’d rather make an appointment but the site is … Read more

Analysis: Airline fares and staffing gaps overshadow the transatlantic travel boom

MONTREAL/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Airlines expect the end of coronavirus testing requirements in North America to speed up the recovery of transatlantic traffic — but rising prices due to rising fuel costs and staff shortages could put the brakes on rising global demand. The largest international travel market. Airlines have blamed a US requirement that air … Read more

The US government has ordered travel companies to spy on the Russian hacker for years and report his whereabouts every week

a Forbes The legal challenge forces disclosure of documents that reveal for the first time the scope of secret surveillance orders that track the movements of individuals around the world. Critics say the government is not doing enough to inform the public of the unusual initiative, which involves multi-billion dollar private companies. IIn 2015, the … Read more

The mayor of Ukraine said that the explosions rocked the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv

Kyiv rock explosions. No details yet Kyiv and Moscow claim gains around Sievierodonetsk Macron says it is important not to humiliate Russia Kyiv rejects Macron’s offer to mediate Kyiv (Reuters) – Several explosions rocked Kyiv early Sunday morning, the mayor of Ukraine’s capital said, a day after officials said troops had retaken an swathe of … Read more

Seattle Cruises Travel 50% Off 2019, COVID Cases Don’t Deter Passengers

COVID and cruise ships: Be aware of vacations Cases of COVID-19 keep popping up on cruise ships, but it’s not stopping large numbers of people from booking vacations again on the water. Seattle – Cases of COVID-19 continue to appear on cruise ships both domestically and internationally. However, it doesn’t stop large numbers of people … Read more

Memorial Day weekend is expected to be busy with travel

Memorial Day weekend is expected to be busy with travel Millions of Americans are expected to travel for the holiday and it is important that travelers be aware that there may be delays and cancellations. Austin, Texas – Millions of Americans are expected to travel by land and air this Memorial Day weekend. AAA estimates … Read more

US reviews Cuba policy, eases restrictions on remittances and travel

An antique car drives past the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, October 30, 2020. Photo taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Alexander Menegini/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday announced a series of steps to review its policy toward Cuba, including easing some Trump-era … Read more