Many Taipei residents visit the city's historic Dihua Street to buy goods for the Lunar New Year.

Taiwan and China celebrate Lunar New Year amid vastly different COVID levels


Taiwan has reopened to international travel, and has lifted some other restrictions, as people celebrate Lunar New Year with family and friends.

A man tries to receive medicine he bought at a pharmacy through its closed glass doors in Shanghai, China, May 22, 2022.

Shanghai sees exodus as people flee China’s lockdown woes

Travelers wait for the coronavirus testing at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea

Coronavirus Conversations: The omicron variant and holiday travel

A passenger shows his PCR test result on his phone as he boards a plane at an airport

As Europe plans to reopen, travelers must read the fine print

Stranded Australian citizens arrive to catch a bus to take a rescue flight from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 1, 2020. Stranded tourists from Australia and New Zealand boarded a chartered flight out of Nepal Wednesday. The Nep

Australians stranded amid the pandemic take their case to the UN

Sandra Martínez stands in a plant-filled patio of the Las Golondrinas Hotel.

Mexico’s battered tourism sector teeters fine line between economy and public health


Navigating economic survival while trying to minimize harm to public health has been difficult for many in the tourism sector as COVID-19 cases continue to soar.

People stand on a train platform

‘Travel bubbles’: Who’s in and who’s out of the plan to save global tourism


“Travel bubbles” are popping up around the world in an attempt to revitalize tourism economies.

A group of tourists stands taking selfies outside.

How did tourism become so popular?

Lifestyle & Belief

Tourism is a multi-trillion dollar industry, but how did it start? A history professor breaks down the origins of modern tourism and explains the impact it has had on our world today — good and bad.

three people split quesadillas

In Mexico City, if you want cheese in your quesadilla, you have to ask


What do you mean, a quesadilla doesn’t always come with cheese? What else is a quesadilla if not a tortilla plus cheese?

Novelist Walter Kirn on Travel

Arts, Culture & Media

Kurt Andersen and novelist Walter Kirn talk about the artistic inspirations and outcomes of travel. Kirn is the author of Up in the Air, a satire about a business traveler whose ambition is to earn his millionth frequent flyer mile. He is also the literary editor for GQ and a contributing editor to Time and […]