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Wild goats take over Welsh town amid coronavirus lockdown

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A coastal town in north Wales has found a whole new meaning to the phrase herd immunity, after goats were spotted roaming its quiet streets. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UUfPeh
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His parents waited years to go on a cruise and now they're stuck at sea after passengers test positive for coronavirus

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A Holland America cruise ship is heading toward the United States looking for a port while the voyage has turned, according to the son of one couple aboard, into a "nightmare scenario." from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dMLzL1

Vacation rentals are caught in the coronavirus crossfire

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Confronting sudden income loss, some vacation rental hosts are working to accommodate the changing face of travel during coronavirus, even as Airbnb commits $250 million to cover losses faced by some hosts. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QTCypq
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From Venice to Beijing to Bethlehem, places that are usually packed with visitors are now unusually quiet as people practice "social distancing" to help limit the spread of coronavirus. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3d19ANG

These countries have more than one capital

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Some nations don't center all their power in one city. Check out the countries that have more than one capital city. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bF1IAi

What will travel look like after coronavirus?

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Coronavirus has devastated the travel industry, but experts believe it will bounce back again. Here are eight things travelers are likely to see once the industry is able to rev its engines in the direction of recovery. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2wQ56cu

Police in England dye a 'Blue Lagoon' black to deter visitors during coronavirus lockdown

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Not even a nationwide lockdown could stop England's Instagrammers from flocking to a former limestone quarry with the nickname, "Blue Lagoon." So police did what they had to do. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33UI7sY

Theater turns parking lot into free drive-in performance

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As the coronavirus pandemic forces theaters across the country to close their doors and shutdown productions, the Plaza Theatre in Cleburne, Texas got creative to make sure that the show could go on. They moved their stage outside and offered "drive-in" style performances. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UJAYrt
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A small theater in Texas gave its community free drive-in performances from their parking lot before a shelter-in-place order went into effect. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UlBT2e
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Holland America Line said four guests have died while on one of its cruise ships as it was headed towards a port in Florida. Over a dozen other ships are still at sea. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dB3OTu

Airbnb announces plan to offer free housing to coronavirus responders

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people all over the globe, Airbnb has stepped up with a plan to offer free or subsidized housing to people working on the disease's front lines, namely health care professionals, emergency workers and relief personnel. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WRjEmK

I caught the last flight to propose to my girlfriend on the other side of the world

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Stay in Cairo with family or catch the last flight to Canada to be with my love. I needed to decide quickly but feared that traveling during this pandemic was the equivalent of suicide, or worse, murder. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3alyuWN

Hundreds of trekkers stranded on Nepal's mountain trails after coronavirus lockdown

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Hundreds of trekkers are stranded on high-altitude trekking trails across Nepal due to a nationwide lockdown designed to contain the coronavirus spread. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WJUNl1

Wuhan's beautiful cherry blossoms captured in stunning drone footage

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Though mainly associated with Japan, cherry blossom season is a widely anticipated event in cities around the world, a sign that spring has arrived, an opportunity for people to get out and enjoy nature's unrivaled beauty. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2wHuAZJ

Bison hilariously interrupt reporter's stand up

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A Montana television reporter was filming at Yellowstone National Park when he saw a herd of bison approaching. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WLBg3J

Thailand elephant park promises to scrap tourist rides because of virus

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Elephants forced to perform tricks and carry tourists in a Thailand park are to be liberated from their controversial work as a consequence of the coronavirus, the park's owner says. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UkYLyP

Pandemic takes toll on small sushi joints in Japan

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In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, small sushi joints in Tokyo are struggling, with some facing the possibility of closure. CNN's Blake Essig reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UuulsL

Great Wall of China's Badaling section reopens to visitors

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A small section of the Great Wall of China has reopened to visitors as of March 24, a sign that life in China is slowly returning to normal following the coronavirus epidemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2wvUgZ2

People in the West are ignoring advice to stay home. That's because it's too confusing, one expert says

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In these times of extraordinary global turmoil, the weekend came as a welcome break for many. But anyone looking at the cyclists and runners crowding New York's parks, hikers thronging Britain's beauty spots and groups hanging out at California's busy beaches would have no clue that a dangerous pandemic has the world in its grip. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bk2eDn

Zookeeper's dance routine goes viral

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A zookeeper took a break from his duties to offer a dance for the Melbourne Zoo's webcam viewers. Livecam platforms like Zoos Victoria and Explore.org are now seeing a boost in popularity. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dhLpuC

'I'm angry at the virus': Tokyo's famous sushi scene crippled by outbreak

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Shortly after dawn, Hideki Sugiura moves swiftly through the narrow aisles of Tokyo's Toyosu Market. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3af5QGH

Hotels in Niagara Falls are lighting up with hearts in solidarity with communities affected by coronavirus

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Hotels in Niagara Falls are standing in solidarity with communities battling the coronavirus pandemic by creating what Canada's tourism officials are calling the "Niagara Heart of Hope." from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bj7yai

A unique time for the World's Happiest Countries report

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For World Happiness Day, the UN ranked the world's happiest countries based on income, lack of corruption, generosity and more, which may help them through the pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QvPgum

As governments limit non-essential travel, what becomes essential?

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Freedom of movement at the world's longest land border diminished on Wednesday when President Donald Trump announced restrictions on travel between the United States and Canada. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/394goqA

A pilot wrote a coronavirus message in the sky -- 'Stay Home'

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A pilot did some digital skywriting in the skies over Austria to remind people not to go out during the coronavirus pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2x5RUQP

A tour of Egypt's White Desert

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World's most expensive cities to live in

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The global economic landscape could be very different this time next year, but 2020's most expensive cities have been revealed -- and the number one spot belongs not to one single city, but to three destinations. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33zkOVt

Virus creates world's longest passenger flight

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The aviation industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with travelers across the world dealing with canceled flights and travel bans as they scramble to get home. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WlNLCU

New Zealand's most famous tree, 'That Wanaka Tree,' vandalized

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New Zealand's most famous tree has been the victim of bad visitor behavior. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Wo7pOm

5 reasons to Insta love Maldives

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Looking for tranquility, peace, pristine beaches, water sports and fantastic cuisine? Maldives ticks all those boxes -- and many more. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TVjbhQ

India's Taj Mahal closes amid coronavirus concerns

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The Taj Mahal in India has joined the list of attractions around the world that are closing their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Wnzaqn

For the first time ever, travelers can join an expedition to the deepest spot in the oceans

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Once upon a time, reaching the highest peak on Earth was considered a feat achievable only by a select few. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2wUpLvP

A flight was held just before takeoff as a passenger was told they were exposed to coronavirus

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A Delta airlines flight was held before takeoff Monday in New York after a passenger said they were exposed to someone who had tested positive for coronavirus, a person involved with airport operations told CNN. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33lIM6A

Photo of Kate, Wills evokes 1992 Diana pic

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A new photo showing Prince William and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, sitting on a bench with the Taj Mahal in the background evokes memories of a similar shot of Princess Diana. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3a8oZKc

Is spring break canceled? Student getaways scuttled by coronavirus

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Students and parents are calling off spring break travel plans amid growing coronavirus instability. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Ql7ONH

Virus could be final call for A380 superjumbo

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The Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger plane, is being grounded by airlines worldwide as they struggle to cope with the financial pressures of the Covid-19 crisis. But will it ever return to the skies? from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33kCfsQ

Venice canals look clearer as coronavirus keeps visitors away

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With Italy under lockdown, locals in Venice have noticed that the water in the city's canals has become much clearer, with small fish visible swimming around. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QlETsT

Tourists fear being stranded after Morocco halts flights

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A suddenly imposed blockade on air links has left thousands of tourists facing the prospect of being stranded in Morocco amid a scramble to be aboard the last flights home. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3d7mOsC

Multiple cruise ships are left stranded as coronavirus cases increase

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Several cruise ships are stranded at sea, some with confirmed coronavirus cases on board, as the pandemic expands around the globe. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TSPyxC
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States order bar closures and restaurant restrictions as coronavirus cases climb

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Some states are ordering the closure of bars and restaurants and hospitality giants Disney and MGM are shuttering their resorts as coronavirus continues to spread across the United States and officials try to contain it. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aZCkol

US citizens returning from Europe say they are waiting hours for coronavirus screening at airports

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As Americans are being urged to keep their distance from one another, travelers returning on flights from Europe say they are being made to wait for hours in close quarters at US airports to get screened for coronavirus. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aQUHvA

Coronavirus: Which countries have travel bans?

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The United States is suspending travel to the US from 28 European countries including the United Kingdom and Ireland in a bid to halt the spread of novel coronavirus. Which other countries currently have restrictions on entry? from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TYnis9
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TSA quadrupled its carry-on allowance for hand sanitizer, but where can we find any?

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Friday that it has increased its carry-on liquid limit to up to 12 ounces for hand sanitizers. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UcofNu

Multiple cruise ships are left stranded as coronavirus cases increase

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At least four cruise ships have been stranded in different parts of the world as coronavirus cases spread. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TSPyxC
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Travelers returning on flights from Europe say they are being made to wait for hours in close quarters at US airports to get screened for coronavirus. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/39Tb370

US citizens returning from Europe say they are waiting hours for coronavirus screening at airports

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As Americans are being urged to keep their distance from one another, travelers returning on flights from Europe say they are being made to wait for hours in close quarters at US airports to get screened for coronavirus. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3aQUHvA