Myth of ‘pharaoh’s curse’ dismissed as Egypt parades ancient mummies

CAIRO — Some are blaming the “curse of the pharaohs” for a string of unfortunate incidents in Egypt in recent weeks, including the giant ship that blocked the Suez Canal for about a week until it was freed Monday. But many were nonetheless expected to turn on their TVs for the grand parade of 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies as they More...

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By admin On Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
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Myth of ‘pharaoh’s curse’ dismissed as Egypt prepares for ancient mummies parade

CAIRO — Some are blaming the “curse of the pharaohs” for a string of unfortunate incidents in Egypt in recent weeks, including the giant ship that blocked the Suez Canal for about a week until More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Delta to stop blocking middle seats May 1

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will stop blocking seats on its planes starting May 1, the last U.S. airline to end the pandemic-era policy as more travelers return to the skies. Delta first started blocking More...

By admin On Thursday, March 25th, 2021
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Mexico hopes for tourism rebound as more Americans vaccinate

CANCUN, Mexico — Feeling he can now travel internationally without risking his life, recently-vaccinated American Brian Sheppard hopped on a plane to Mexico’s top beach resort a few days ago to attend the More...

By admin On Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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Cruise line workers remained on board for months to keep ships operational

As vaccination efforts ramp up in many parts of the world, the cruise industry is making preparations to resume voyages. Current plans involve many of the major cruise lines resuming most of their operations More...

By admin On Sunday, March 21st, 2021
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‘Vaxications,’ catch-up trips and pent-up demand fuel travel surge

A growing wave of relaxed restrictions, along with an increasing number of vaccinated Americans, is leading to a surge in “vaxications” and other trips, after a year of pandemic-induced lockdowns. Mothballed More...

By admin On Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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Puerto Ricans indignant at tourists breaking Covid mandates

Scenes of American tourists violating Covid-19 measures and mandates while visiting Puerto Rico have stirred indignation among residents worried that their efforts to control the pandemic may be marred as more More...

By admin On Saturday, March 20th, 2021
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If you received travel credit or a voucher for a canceled trip last year, it’s time to read the fine print

With vaccination rates on the rise and cities reopening to visitors, millions of travelers who were issued credit or vouchers for trips that were canceled due to the pandemic are starting to pull up those emails More...

By admin On Thursday, March 18th, 2021
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Digital passports as proof of vaccination

All travelers who want to fly to the U.S. are required to present proof of a negative Covid-19 test. For now, that proof takes the form of a printout of a test result, or a photo of that result — creating More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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Flight attendants have faced a rough year of health risks, layoffs and anti-maskers

Flight attendants say they’re battling Covid-19 risks, depression and erratic schedules and pay, all while being treated as the “mask police” by a hostile public. Many said they have added new steps to More...