In San Francisco this weekend big crowds are out and about enjoying the first holiday weekend since the state's reopening. Betty Yu reviews what's going on around town. (7-3-21)
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COVID Reopening: San Francisco Tourist Activity Rebounds on Holiday WeekendIn San Francisco this weekend big crowds are out and about enjoying the first holiday weekend since the state's reopening. Betty Yu reviews what's going on around town. (7-3-21)
July 4th Holiday Travelers Fill San Francisco International AirportJustin Andrews reports on holiday travelers heading out of town at SFO (7-2-2021)
BART to Restore Service Earlier Than PlannedBeginning Aug. 2, BART will restore Monday-Saturday service through midnight and trains will run on 15-minute intervals between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. and every 30 minutes afterward. Andria Borba reports. (7-1-21)
Bay Area Recreational Vehicles Selling Fast As Millions Of Americans Plan Road TripsMillions of Americans are planning to travel in recreational vehicles this summer, more than double the numbers before the pandemic. Sharon Chin tells us just buying an RV may be the first bump on the road.
Gov. Newsom Announces New Travel Vaccination Incentives, Promotes State TourismJustin Andrews reports on Gov. Newsom's newly announced vaccination incentives and promotion of California tourism (6-14-2021)
San Francisco Sees Sharp Spike in Tourism as Memorial Day Weekend BeginsTourism experts say the big crowds in the city this Memorial Day weekend signal an upward trend in the economic recovery. Da Lin reports. (5-29-21)
Wine Country Sees Surge of Memorial Day VisitorsThis holiday weekend people are flocking to the Wine Country. The crowds are bigger than what many are used to seeing before the pandemic. John Ramos reports. (5-29-21)
High Percentage of Vaccinated Residents Makes SF a Low-Risk Setting for Summer FunMedical experts say Memorial Day 2021 is vastly safer than last year, particularly in San Francisco where 4/5ths of the population have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Andria Borba reports. (5-28-21)
Memorial Day Weekend Air Travel Set to Soar as Motorists See Highest Gas Prices in YearsWith fears of pandemic fading, Californians are taking to the skies and roads this Memorial Day. Too bad the price of fuel is at its highest in years. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-28-21)
Holiday Weekend Travel – And Gas Prices – Set to SoarWith fears of pandemic fading Californians are taking to the skies and roads this Memorial Day. Too bad the price of fuel is near its highest in recent memory. Andrea Nakano reports from Oakland Int'l Airport. (5-28-21)
Significant Increase in Air and Road Travel Anticipated for Memorial Day WeekendTeam coverage of the anticipated increase in Memorial Day weekend travel in the Bay Area (5-28-2021)
Critics Say Planned Downtown San Jose BART Station Is Too DeepThe plans for a new underground BART station in downtown San Jose are out and the buzz on social media is: it’s too deep! Kiet Do explains. (5-21-21)
Summer Of ‘Revenge Travel’ Nears: What Bay Area Travelers Should Know Before BookingIt’s being dubbed the summer of “revenge travel.” After more than a year of being locked down, cancelling trips, and spending more time at home than ever before, Americans are ready to take a vacation. Susie Steimle reports. (5/19/21)
Experts Weigh COVID Risks for Summer TravelersTaking to the skies is top of mind for many who have been cooped up for months during the pandemic. How safe is travel if you're vaccinated? And what about COVID variants? Elizabeth Cook reports. (5-18-21)
Demonstrators Call on San Francisco to Keep Great Highway Closed to CarsIts closure during the pandemic shifted traffic off the Great Highway onto neighborhood streets. Protesters marched on Sunday to demand the city keep it that way. John Ramos reports. (5-16-21)
San Francisco Muni Light Rail Service ResumesClean stations and new tunnel lights are just a few things that riders will notice with the return of the Muni underground service. Gianna Franco reports. (5-14-21)
COVID: BART Offers Lower Fares To Lure Back RidersBART is hoping to lure back riders who are leery of public transportation since the pandemic. Len Ramirez tells us they plan to offer lower ticket prices.
Bay Area Reacts to India COVID Travel BanThe U.S. is banning almost all travel from India as COVID rages in the country. Bay Area families are concerned about getting cut off from loved ones. Wilson Walker reports. (4-30-21)
Kumi Rauf CEO Of Traveling Black Shares Tips On Best Fares, Destinations In 2021World traveler and CEO of Traveling Black, Kumi Rauf talks to BR host Jan Mabry about post-pandemic travel destinations, best fares and shares his secrets and tricks of the trade for African Americans who want to get away.
Airlines Rejoice as Vaccination Success Prompts Travel SurgeSFO is now moving into a busy travel season. Airlines are feeling hopeful and people are upbeat after being pent up at home during the pandemic. Betty Yu reports. (4-22-21)
Restrictions Ease for Vaccinated Travelers; Traffic Swells at Bay Area AirportsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new travel guidelines Friday that ease restrictions for fully-vaccinated travelers. Maria Medina reports. (4-2-21)
COVID: Bay Area Travelers Booking Sonoma Destinations Seeking Getaways Close To HomeAs the pandemic winds down and the Bay Area gets vaccinated, Sonoma County destinations are getting booked into the summer months by cautious travelers seeking getaways close to home. Wilson Walker reports.
COVID Reopening: Alcatraz Tours Resume For 1st Time In A YearFor the first time since the start of COVID-19 restrictions a year ago, tourists boarded boats to tour Alcatraz. Andria Borba reports. (3/15/21)
Pandemic Commute Times Expected to Lengthen With School ReopeningsCommutes are still quicker now than they were before the pandemic but, as Wilson walker reports, the lengthy commute could return once kids are back in school. (3-4-21)