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What's new at theme parks: Wonder Woman coaster, Pixar Pier

NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando, Florida, doesn't have a lock on theme park news this summer. Sure, Toy Story Land at Disney World and a new "Fast & Furious" attraction at Universal Orla...

Where 'Great Gatsby' writer lived, a museum with an Airbnb

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As she sat in the house where "Great Gatsby" writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, once lived, a visitor contemplated the famous Jazz Age couple. "I...

Lynching memorial may be game-changer for Montgomery tourism

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — The lynching memorial that just opened in Montgomery, Alabama, may be a game-changer for tourism in this Southern city. Its opening at the end of April att...

Heading to Montgomery? Make time for Atlanta's King sites

ATLANTA (AP) — The memorial to lynching victims that just opened in Montgomery, Alabama, and a related museum are expected to attract thousands of visitors in the next year. Many of those travelers wi...

Lonely Planet CEO departs; reports of a possible sale

The wunderkind CEO of Lonely Planet has departed, the company confirmed Wednesday, amid reports that the travel brand and guidebook publisher is up for sale. Daniel Houghton (HO'tun)...

Birthright Israel marks 18 years of trips for young Jews

Taking a trip with an organization called Birthright Israel has almost become a rite of passage for some young American Jews. More than 600,000 young people have taken free Birthrigh...

Royal wedding: At hotels, $50K packages, Union Jack condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Hotels are getting in on royal wedding mania. New York's Moxy Times Square is including condoms with a Union Jack logo as part of an overnight stay. ...

Lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery open to public

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The public is getting its first look at a lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, ...

Johnny Jet's summer travel advice: airfare, baggage and more

Are you looking ahead to summer trips? John DiScala, better known as air travel expert Johnny Jet, recently talked with The Associated Press travel podcast "Get Outta Here!" about strategies for findi...

Trump slump? International arrivals data may be wrong

That "Trump slump" we've been hearing about in travel may not be as bad it seems. The U.S. Department of Commerce says government statistics showing a decrease in international arriv...

Wyndham-owned hotel chains getting brand names tweaked

Some familiar hotel chains are getting their names tweaked. Wyndham Hotel Group announced Tuesday that it's adding the words "by Wyndham" to 12 hotel brand names. D...

Could you do it? Trips that ban cellphones, even for photos

Would you take a trip without your cellphone? A new tour company called Off the Grid is asking travelers to put cellphones away and not even use them for photos. Of...

A new model for travel? Pay a local $25 a day to plan a trip

Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, Greg Buzulencia (boo-zoo-LENTZ-ee-ah) didn't travel much, but he loved planning trips for others. At age 16, he says, he "begged and pleaded his way" ...

San Antonio tricentennial remembers the Alamo and much more

San Antonio, Texas, is remembering the Alamo along with the rest of its history as part of a 300th-birthday celebration. A tricentennial commemoration week planned for May 1 to May 6...

High Museum, other Atlanta spots featured in Black Panther

The blockbuster movie "Black Panther" depicts a fictional futuristic country in Africa called Wakanda. But fans might be surprised to learn that some location shoots for the film were done in Atlanta....