Philly tourism takes a hit from pandemic
Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images
Kim Glovas
June 30, 2020 - 1:59 pm
To give the tourism industry a friendly boost, Visit Philadelphia is encouraging the 4.1 million residents throughout the tri-state area to play tourist in their own city. Read more here.
Read More
Airplane landing
iStock / Getty Images Plus
Paul Kurtz
June 29, 2020 - 8:08 am
The coronavirus appears to be casting a long shadow over our summer vacation plans. A new report finds people are curtailing travel over concerns about COVID-19. Read more here.
Read More
Traveling amid coronavirus
Ranta Images/Getty Images
Kim Glovas
June 23, 2020 - 4:15 am
As more restrictions are lifted, people are thinking about traveling again, though their destinations are more limited than trips pre-coronavirus. A Temple University study found about half want to wait a bit after the pandemic before they start traveling for leisure again. Read more here.
Read More
The Showboat in Atlantic City
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
AP News
May 27, 2020 - 12:11 pm
The owner of Atlantic City's Showboat hotel says he plans a $100 million year-round indoor water park next door to it and will break ground in August. Read more here.
Read More
Empty motel parking lots in the Wildwoods
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
May 26, 2020 - 5:46 pm
In New Jersey, short-term rentals started up again Tuesday in the Wildwoods. Read more here.
Read More
People who bought R. Kelly concert tickets are asking how to get refunds. What are the legal rights of ticket holders to get a refund?
Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports
Hadas Kuznits
April 15, 2020 - 2:18 pm
With everyone staying at home because of the coronavirus, those who planned to take trips or attend events are now seeking refunds on those purchases. But what if the vendor doesn't want to issue a refund? Read more here.
Read More
Coronavirus testing
Misha Friedman/Getty Images
KYW Staff
March 25, 2020 - 11:30 am
It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s daily lives, from health care workers and delivery drivers to school teachers and even vacationers. Some Philadelphians share firsthand accounts of what it's really like during these trying times. Read more here.
Read More
A person using a credit card on a laptop.
Poike/Getty Images
Jim Melwert
December 11, 2019 - 4:20 pm
A West Chester woman is accused of scamming dozens of people with fake vacation packages, including a cancer patient who wanted to go to Disney World. Read more here.
Read More
A Thomas Cook plane on the tarmac at Gatwick Airport in Sussex, England Monday Sept. 23, 2019.
Steve Parsons/PA via AP
AP News
September 23, 2019 - 6:59 am
British tour company Thomas Cook collapsed early Monday after failing to secure emergency funding, leaving tens of thousands of vacationers stranded abroad. The British government said the return of the 178-year-old firm's 150,000 British customers now in vacation spots across the globe would be...
Read More
Traffic jam.
Kichigin/Getty Images
Hadas Kuznits
May 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Get ready for congested roads over the next few days as people head out to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Jana Tidwell with AAA Mid-Atlantic says there will be a lot of people taking to the roads now through Monday. "We'll see the second highest volume...
Read More