Travel

Moorhead travel agency says demand for travel is rapidly picking up

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Those with a local travel agency say demand for travel is picking up quickly. Tod Ganje with Travel Incorporated in Moorhead says flights are already filling up into next year. With vaccinated Americans potentially allowed back in Europe soon, Ganje says river cruises are in high demand. He also says people who are vaccinated against COVID-19…

Social Distancing: Getting The Travel Bug

Airlines Are Banking On Travelers Returning This Summer

  Now that more people are getting vaccinated, this summer is looking to be busy for travel. I just got my passport photo this week. I’m hoping to head out on an adventure sometime soon. American Airlines is betting it will be able to operate a nearly normal summer schedule this year. The company is betting widespread vaccinations will result…

CDC says fully vaccinated can travel, no need to quarantine

NEW YORK – Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can enjoy again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance Friday to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting a COVID-19 test or going into quarantine. The agency previously cautioned against unnecessary travel even for vaccinated people. Vaccinated people should still wear a…

Icy roads lead to spinouts, overturned vehicles

I-94 near Downer, Minn. DOWNER, Minn. (KVRR) The Minnesota State Patrol says icy roads are causing several overturned & jackknifed semis and vehicle spinouts in the region. Sgt. Jesse Grabow says troopers kept busy overnight and this morning assisting motorists sliding off the roads.      Grabow is urging travelers to drive accordingly to the conditions and keep the cruise…

Winter storm hits Midwest, worst weather expected south of Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO – A strong winter storm has begun making its way across the upper Midwest, creating treacherous travel conditions and spurring warnings urging people to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Illinois. By Tuesday morning, snow was so heavy in western Nebraska that…

AAA predicting decline in holiday travel by the millions

These are the lowest numbers of holiday travel since 2002

FARGO, N.D.- As the coronavirus pandemic carries on through the holiday season, AAA is expecting most Americans to stay home. According to AAA, travel guidance from the CDC is heavily influencing travelers to change their minds about year-end holiday travel, a time that’s usually a high demand vacation time. Even though it’s expecting 34 million fewer travelers than last year’s…

AAA expects low travel expected for Thanksgiving

In 2019, 55 million Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday according to Triple A.

UNITED STATES – AAA is expecting at least a 10 percent decline in the number of people traveling during Thanksgiving week. A AAA North Dakota spokesman says the organization was expecting about 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving nationwide. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is expecting those numbers to be even lower. About 95 percent of those traveling will…

AAA says pandemic will cause big drop in Thanksgiving travel

FARGO (KVRR) – The effects of the pandemic are impacting travel decisions for the Thanksgiving holiday. Gene LaDoucer of AAA North Dakota says the auto club expects at least a 10-percent drop in travel, the largest one-year decrease since the Great Recession in 2008. Based on mid-October forecast models, AAA would have expected up to 50 million Americans to travel…