This has been at the back of my mind for a few months now:
For a while I've noticed that it often takes a very long time for flags to get handled. In some cases more than 24 hours. Unfortunately today is not the first time I have noticed this.
Of our three existing moderators, one logged in 9 hours ago, another has not logged in for two days, and the third has not logged in for over a week. Given that the site is about Travel, I would expect its moderators to travel a lot, and I do not fault them for putting their regular lives ahead of this site.
That said, I would expect things that need a moderator's attention to be handled in a more timely manner, when possible.
Because I suspect this site's moderators have less time to spend on moderation on average than other sites on the network, I suggest that Travel needs more moderators, to help cover some of the inevitable gaps that occur when people spend hours visiting places, on planes, in airports, in immigration detention (hopefully not!)...
This is not the Travel of old, and has grown significantly since the first moderator election when three was chosen as the number. I would like to see a moderator election shortly, to add two moderators to Travel.