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Outlook for Disney World and Disneyland reopenings: What will it be like? And when will parks be running?

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Fans of Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California are already dreaming of the parks' eventual reopening down the distant road. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3f6eQRn

Hundreds of tourists are still stranded in the Maldives, an island nation known for its luxury resorts

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There are worse places to wait out a pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2WbTHMU

Is this the end of cheap air travel?

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Alexandre de Juniac of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says coronavirus will end the days of cheap flights. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zHrx4M

American, Delta, Frontier to require passengers to wear face masks

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Today three major US airlines separately announced they were going to require their passengers to wear masks. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2xoeS61

Domestic flights begin returning to the skies in Asia amid Covid-19 pandemic

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Amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, people around the world are wondering when life will return to "normal." from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zMfeEB

The rise of bubble tea, one of Taiwan's most beloved beverages

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What do a sexy Hong Kong icon, a bankrupted entrepreneur and a failed military defense campaign have in common? from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SiOLEO

The exquisite pain that changed my life: How college football turned me into a lifelong traveler

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No one element of my life has required such consistent spontaneity (and solvency) as the College Football Bowl schedule. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bOk0zb

A Dutch flower farm spelled out a special message for tourists missing the annual tulip blooms

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Every year, tourists descend on the Netherlands to revel in the bright and colorful tulip fields. But with coronavirus putting many travel plans on hold, tourists have been notably absent this year. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VJUSnS

Masks on airplanes: Where things stand on personal protection and social distancing

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Glimmers of a gradual return to air travel mean airlines are rolling out new policies aimed at protecting passengers and crew from coronavirus transmission and increasing consumer confidence in air travel safety. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YdgtXm

A Texas Zoo is opening back up to the public with a drive-thru experience

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There have long been drive-thru theaters, fast food restaurants and even, in some places, pharmacies. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2KN5sEo

10 years ago, this stranger saved me from a blizzard

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Somewhere on that 7 a.m. Greyhound bus journey between Port Authority and Albany, I started crying. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eUMSrz

Mummies discovered in burial shaft in Egypt

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Right now, most of us can only explore the pyramids and archaeological wonders of Egypt online, but excavations and explorations into the country's ancient past remain ongoing. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35hLuLd

Dutch teens forced to sail home across the Atlantic

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As journeys home go, it was a particularly long and unusual one. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zDi5zD

I bought a hotel by mistake

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Anyone currently whiling away the long hours of lockdown with when-this-is-all-over dreams of a fresh start in life, should heed this as a cautionary tale. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bGAHgf

Koalas injured in Australia bushfires re-released into wild

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In a spot of good news, several koalas who were injured in bushfires in Australia in 2019 have been re-released into the wild. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VvPS66

This man is just 9 countries away from visiting every nation in the world without flying. But he's stuck in Hong Kong due to Covid-19

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Torbjørn "Thor" Pedersen is on a mission to visit every country in the world in a single journey, without taking a single flight. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zojnOJ

See jellyfish swimming in Venice canals

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A jellyfish was spotted swimming through Venice's unusually clean canals after the national lockdown significantly reduced the traffic on the city's waterways. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zngI7V

The safari industry is no stranger to hardship, but what will it take to recover now?

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The last Hippo Creek Safari was cut short — in mid-March, the veteran tour operator's guest flew out of Botswana several days early once news of impending lockdowns hit. She never made it to Rwanda. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VrHwMH

Lockdown on an uninhabited island

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In 2017, Christian Lewis set out to walk the entire coastline of the UK. Now, over 2 years into his journey, the country's coronavirus lockdown has stranded him on an uninhabited island with his dog, Jet from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2XT1Ecw

Where abandoned airplanes sit on Death Row

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Earlier this month, a Boeing 747 freighter took off from Lleida-Alguaire Airport in Spain, bound for Chicago and laden with urgent medical supplies. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VnK6DE

Chinese airlines offer insanely cheap deals to lure back travelers

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From tickets at the cost of a vegetable to multi-seat discounts, Chinese airlines are rolling out a series of deals to attract travelers in the run-up to Labor Day -- the first major holiday since the nation came to a standstill due to Covid-19. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VqS4M0

Hiker stranded on deserted island by virus

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Homeless and unable to continue his 8,700-mile trek along Britain's coast, Christian Lewis has found himself in arguably the safest place to sit out the coronavirus crisis -- a deserted island in the middle of the North Atlantic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zip2G0

A vandal who left graffiti around Death Valley National Park has confessed and apologized, agency says

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A vandal who left graffiti around Death Valley National Park on numerous occasions has confessed to his crimes and apologized to the National Parks Service, according to a press release from the agency. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2wV4imV

Famed restaurateur and founder of Le Cirque has passed away at 88

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Famed restaurateur and founder of Le Cirque, Sirio Maccioni, has passed away at the age of 88, according to his son. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34ShMfC

CEO Wynn Resorts Las Vegas calls for May reopening of hard-hit state

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It's been a little over a month since the celebrated Las Vegas Strip went dark. The move, like much of the business practices surrounding Covid-19, was unprecedented. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eAP1bV

Foreign tourists found self-isolating in Indian cave

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People living under coronavirus lockdown measures are adapting as best they can, but six foreign tourists took an unusual approach by hiding out in a cave in India. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VGT6T7

Taxi driver takes stranded student from Spain to Italy free of charge

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An Italian student stranded in Spain due to the coronavirus crisis has been driven more than 1,500 kilometers home, free of charge by a taxi driver. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bpdsqL

Sea turtles are thriving on closed beaches

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With many beaches closed in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, sea turtles in Florida are nesting in peace. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2RNLxcp

How Australian airline Qantas is taking care of its grounded planes amid Covid-19

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While millions of people around the world are cutting their own hair and inventing new recipes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of the world's commercial airplanes are also getting much-needed rest. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cvapxb

Mavis Johnston and the 1950s travel revolution that shrank the world

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The glamorous black and white photos appear to be straight from a golden age of travel. The postwar era of streamlined airplanes, stylish bathing suits, swish hotels, empty country roads and cool cars. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zgZSHR

'If I had your face': A peek into South Korea's secretive underground world

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Dubbed one of the most anticipated novels of 2020, appearing on multiple 'must-read' lists, Frances Cha's debut book "If I had your face" offers a gripping immersion into the lesser known sides of South Korean culture. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2xzr9oc

One of Australia's biggest cities is so quiet that kangaroos are jumping through the center

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Humans may be staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, but animals sure are coming out. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zduPMV

Wisconsin airport puts on drive-thru light display to support frontline workers and community during coronavirus pandemic

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For the Wisconsinites who are tired of binge-watching Netflix while self-isolating, the Dane County Regional Airport has opened an attraction that they can enjoy from the comfort of their cars. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2KkeA36

EasyJet proposes leaving middle seats empty to cut virus risk

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Budget airline EasyJet is considering leaving airplane middle seats empty once Covid-19 restrictions ease and travelers return to the skies. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cszF7d

Jacksonville beaches reopen in Florida as states begin easing stay-at-home restrictions

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Beaches and parks in Jacksonville, Florida, reopened Friday afternoon as more states consider easing restrictions put in place to battle the coronavirus pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bhIDEd

Dutch Hyperloop plan eyes Paris to Amsterdam in 90 minutes

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Proposals to create a Hyperloop network that would carry passengers from Amsterdam to Paris in less than 90 minutes are under discussion in the Netherlands after a study that says the hi-tech link could be economically viable. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2XFBTvS

New York's MTA wants to make sure riders keep their mouths and noses covered

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New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is getting creative to get its message across during the coronavirus pandemic, launching a new campaign encouraging riders to cover their noses and mouths. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2XMMPYI

Taiwan's largest airline considers a name change

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What's in a name? Plenty, if you're talking about airlines. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2K6vIZZ

It's less risky to book future travel right now than you might think

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Oh, remember the good old days of travel? The ease of picking dates and booking flights, hotels and home rentals? Well, those days are gone, for now. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34AKIZq
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Park rangers said their bears are finding a new sense of freedom after Yosemite National Park closed to visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34GwvKo

With no tourists around, animals at Yosemite are 'having a party'

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Bears are making the most California's shuttered Yosemite National Park during the coronavirus pandemic. "For the most part, I think they're having a party," says a ranger. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2K7Ug4P

What to know before you make fall travel plans

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Can we possibly make fall travel plans with the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic looming over us? Find out what you need to know before you book a vacation. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bc7fhF

Rare photo shows Stonehenge's remarkable similarity to LEGO

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The famous sarsen stones of Stonehenge have inspired countless visitors and researchers over the years, but a rare photograph might well win the ancient site some younger fans. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2VbgVUj

Billionaires, superyachts and self-isolation

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For yacht owners with a full crew stationed in a part of the world where supplies can be brought in, the scenario of being able to shelter from the coronavirus crisis on a luxury boat very much a reality. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34BY9IE
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Chef Rasmus Munk has a found a new set of customers for his Michelin-starred Denmark restaurant, the Alchemist. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34BPK7U
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The famous monument was illuminated to look like a doctor on Easter Sunday, in a tribute to front-line healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic around the world. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3a3NZlk

A 64-year-old accidentally ejected himself from a fighter jet at 2,500 feet

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A surprise company outing to an air base caused a 64-year-old French man so much stress that he flung himself from a fighter jet in mid-air, grabbing the ejector button in a panic and tumbling through the skies above France before landing in a field. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2K3rMZO

The mystery that still surrounds Turin Shroud

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Scientists say the Shroud of Turin can't be real, but some experts continue to insist it is. Nevertheless, the Shroud and the mystery around it continue to be a huge draw for tourists in Italy. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2PcwmZa

Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue lit up as a doctor, in tribute to health workers

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The statue of Christ the Redeemer was illuminated to look like a doctor on Easter Sunday, in a tribute to front-line healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic around the world. around the world. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2RyZDhq

A 12-year-old geography fan stuck at home on his birthday filled a world map with the help of Twitter

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Celebrating a birthday while quarantining at home due to a global health crisis doesn't sound very exciting. But for 12-year-old Brandon Smith, it didn't turn out too bad. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2V2Nbsv