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Drones used on beach to ensure social distancing

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Spain's beaches are open just in time for holiday season. A set of new measures -- drones, apps, and police patrols -- have been adopted by local authorities to enforce social distancing at the beaches. Journalist Atika Shubert reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Bn64iG

Dr. Gupta on how to stay safe on the road

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Traveling by car is more popular than ever, so Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers advice on how to do so safely. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZbN6nd

I was stranded at sea on a cruise ship. Now I'm owed $37,000

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Passenger CJ Hayden was stuck on board the Pacific Princess cruise ship in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. When she disembarked, Hayden requested a refund that three months later she says still hasn't arrived. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2NEwsav

People are defecating outside the Queen's vacation home

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Walkers are relieving themselves in the grounds of Queen Elizabeth's Scottish residence, staff have said. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/38czEDR
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The wreck of a British submarine that went missing during World War II with 44 people on board has been found off the coast of Malta. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2JBcf3N

Fiji markets itself as retreat for billionaires during pandemic

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With the tourism industry gradually reopening around the world, Fiji has made an unusual appeal to billionaires looking for a retreat during the pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YD7XRl

Democrats want John Wayne Airport renamed after 'I believe in white supremacy' interview resurfaces

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Democrats in Orange County, California, are done with The Duke, and they want John Wayne's name and likeness stripped from the county's airport. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2BN6hMd

Travel relief for Britons as government reviews two-week quarantine

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The British government says it will announce travel agreements with countries such as France, Greece and Spain next week as it reviews its policy of imposing a 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in Britain. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3i98FNO

Chinese tourists will likely be allowed back into the EU, while US are left out

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In downtown Buffalo, New York, crossing the border into Ontario, Canada, used to be as easy as driving one mile across the Peace Bridge over the Niagara River. But that's now a forbidden route. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2NxAnWm

Disneyland fans ask: Should I go when the park eventually reopens?

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Disneyland in Southern California, which debuted on July 17, 1955, had been aiming for a phased reopening on its 65th anniversary, July 17. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Va0aIw

Feeling hot? Kayak through a melting glacier

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Compass Heli Tours takes guests to kayak through glacial lakes in a remote area of British Columbia from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3i0zXpw

How Covid-19 has upended the South African alcohol industry

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With sales growing 50% year to year, South Africa's gin industry was booming before the country instated a strict ban on the production, sale, and export of alcohol. CNN's Eleni Giokos takes a look at the ways major players in the industry pivoted to stay in business and reports on their road to recovery as production resumes. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3dFYrkw

Dr. Gupta on how to stay safe on the road

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Traveling by car is more popular than ever, so Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers advice on how to do so safely. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ZbN6nd

Endless summers of the communist riviera

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During the communist era, travel options were limited in Hungary and Central Europe, which meant Lake Balaton became the region's most popular vacation destination. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3g57VYp

Fancy a peek from the top of Eiffel Tower? You'll need to earn it

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CNN's Cyril Vanier visits the Eiffel Tower in Paris as it reopens following its longest period of closure since WWII as the French capital emerges from lockdown. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ew3o0A

The Covid-19 medics staying in luxury hotels

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Upscale hotels like Claridge's in London and the New Yorker Hotel have opened their doors to doctors, nurses and other key workers fighting coronavirus in one of the most unusual chapters of their historic lives. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2ByDtqo

Saudi Arabia says Hajj pilgrimage is on -- with limited numbers

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Saudi Arabia will strictly limit the number of people who can take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca because of the coronavirus, according to state-run media. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hUju6c

Is it safe to stay in a hotel, cabin or rental home yet?

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After nearly three months of quarantine, millions of Americans are ready to travel -- an overnight trip, a weekend getaway, a summer sojourn. With states reopening, that's now possible, with a caveat. Before coronavirus, few people likely thought twice about staying in a hotel room, rental home or cabin in the woods. But now, we have to factor in the potential for coronavirus exposure. Even if you're OK with the travel risks taking you to your destination -- plane, train or automobile -- what about the risks of the destination spot itself? from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fNWog0

Why white rhino numbers increased 34,000%

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A 'smartpark' in South Africa is responsible for bringing southern white rhinos back from the bring of extinction and keeping them safe from poachers who sell their horns for use as a drug. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Bs6nZl

Fiji plans to create a post-coronavirus travel bubble with New Zealand and Australia

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Fiji is planning to create a travel bubble with Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific island's leader said on Sunday. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2B0dF6C

Alaska's 'Into the Wild' bus, known as a deadly tourist lure, has been removed by air

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The abandoned bus on the Stampede Trail in Alaska -- made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild" -- has made its first journey in decades. This time by air. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YT61TJ

What it's like to fly on Europe's biggest airline right now

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European travelers have begun returning to the air as border restrictions ease, but the experience of a flight on the continent's biggest airline reveals just what's in store for those willing to fly in the wake of the pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UN9O3B

What happened on Santorini when the tourism 'machine' stopped

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There's a reason Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis flew to Santorini earlier this month when he wanted to announce the reopening of his country to tourism. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2AWgANR

This Bahamas sculpture garden is underwater

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There are 700 islands in the Bahamas, 2,000 beaches, 32 national parks -- and one underwater art installation. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37EC8u8

For some Venice residents, reopening after lockdown is bittersweet

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Before coronavirus, Venice was overwhelmed by tourists - a boon for the city's economy but a sometimes inconvenient reality for residents. As the city reopens, some residents tell CNN's Ben Wedeman they hope a new balance can be struck. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2V1LXNT

Spain kickstarts summer holidays with pilot tourism program

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 11,000 German tourists are taking part in a summer holiday pilot program in Spain's Balearic islands. The islands aim to set an example for the new normal of beach holidays. Journalist Atika Shubert reports. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2BgqvO0

How to experience the art, tastes & thrills of France virtually

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By Ryan Bergeron, CNN and Caroline Perez, CNN - From the Louvre to the Alps, here are some ways to bring the beauty of France to your home. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Yc1TyO

Without flights, commercial pilot turns to delivering food

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When flight assignments in Thailand dried up, Nakarin Inta put his speedy pilot skills to use zipping through Bankgok's streets to deliver food. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hyX8qJ

A cruise ship employee gets VERY creative

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Cruise performer Ashleigh Perrie was so bored while quarantined in her hotel room, she created an entire fashion line out of the paper bags her meals were delivered in from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/30BZGOW

I moved to Asia, got cancer, and then coronavirus happened

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I moved to Hong Kong on the day of a huge protest marking China's National Day on October 1 and thought it would probably be the wildest experience I'd have all year. Two months later, during Hanukkah, I found out that I had breast cancer. So, while the global coronavirus crisis was the most challenging thing that happened to nearly everyone else on the planet in 2020, it barely made my top five. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2N5yyQf

Is this double-decker seat the future of airplane travel?

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A design that reconfigures airplane cabins with double-decker lie-flat seats in premium economy is being touted as a possible solution for fliers looking for more protection from the spread of Covid-19. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2BcAFiG

The battle to become Europe's safest holiday destination

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They've both got beaches, food, history and sunshine, but two leading tourist destinations are now selling themselves as Europe's safest as they try to lure the visitors they need to prop up economies fried by the coronavirus. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2UPOGtB

Airlines ban alcohol on planes in response to Covid-19

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Alcohol sales may have boomed during lockdown, but our return to air travel will be an altogether more sobering experience. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2BaN3j9

See how Europe's largest airline is operating during pandemic

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Airlines are among the companies hardest hit by the economic effects of Covid-19. CNN's Fred Pleitgen boards a Lufthansa flight to see the new reality of flying during the pandemic. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2B4rvER

See how these adorable giant anteaters made their zoo debut

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The first artificially bred, giant anteater twins in Asia have made their public debut at Chimelong Safari Park in China. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YspnPk

Taiwan airport offers 'pretend to go abroad' airport tours amid Covid-19 pandemic

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With planes grounded and most tourism on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, one Taiwanese airport has come up with a unique solution to help citizens get their travel fix. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37o485b

I was traveling in Thailand and got cast in Spike Lee's new movie 'Da 5 Bloods'

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If someone would have told me that I would travel to Thailand in the spring of 2019 and leave three months later having worked on a Spike Lee film with "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, I would've cackled at the absurdity. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/30xfp1A

A 50,000-year old lake in India just turned pink and experts don't know exactly why

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What caused the lake to turn pink? from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hgwIKx

Former astronaut becomes first person to visit both space and the deepest place in the ocean

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Just eight people have reached Challenger Deep, the deepest point of the ocean. More than 550 people have visited space. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cKtwDb

For Sale: Nearly free homes in a Covid-free town

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The town of Cinquefrondi, Italy, is luring new residents with homes that cost one Euro and a coronavirus-free health record. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2zlcbmT

New restaurants are mad crazy to be opening right now -- or are they?

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On Wednesdays, Palmetto, which opened for the first time on May 11 in Oakland, California, serves a full prime rib dinner -- to go. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2AhjGM1

Luxury hotels in Asia offering stellar deals for travelers amid coronavirus

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As the world continues to ease lockdown measures, opportunities abound for the first wave of intrepid travelers who are willing -- and legally able -- to hit the road again. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hca2eq

How to lower your coronavirus risk while eating out: Advice from an infectious disease expert

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As restaurants and bars reopen to the public, it's important to realize that eating out will increase your risk of exposure to the new coronavirus. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eWQXdW

Is it safe to go to a pool, the beach or a park? A doctor offers guidance as coronavirus distancing measures lifted

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Even if we escaped getting sick from the coronavirus, we are all sick of staying at home, practicing social distancing and wearing masks. While case numbers and deaths from Covid-19 are trending downward, this is not the time to let down your guard. These are not ordinary days. These novel days call on us to make decisions with limited and evolving information. The coronavirus is still circulating. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2MmcDUG

Delta's last MD-88 flight: Farewell to a Mad Dog

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In normal times, special flights like Delta Air Lines' retirement of the last McDonnell Douglas MD-80 series aircraft flying scheduled service in North America are cause for celebration. With national crises raging, these are anything but normal times. Yet against this tragic backdrop, the final flight on Tuesday was historic, joyous and completely surreal. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eHTbOo
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Many people still don't know Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar. This museum hopes to put Stone Town on the rock history map. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3cOcaFx

Most expensive city for expats revealed

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The world's most expensive cities for expats in 2020 have been revealed by Mercer. Wondering which place tops the list? Hint: It's one of Asia's most popular destinations. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Uq4X8v

Glass-bottom deck opens atop China's 'horizontal skyscraper'

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Dubbed a horizontal skyscraper, The Crystal stretches 350 meters across four of the eight skyscrapers that make up Raffles City Chongqing, a multi-use riverside complex in the southwest China megacity. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2YiocBL

China's 'horizontal skyscraper' attraction nears completion

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Raffles City Chongqing is China's latest engineering marvel. It's topped by a "horizonal skyscraper," a huge skybridge connecting eight towers. Here's what travelers can expect. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2T1NVP3

A pilot drew out a tribute to George Floyd using only his airplane

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A pilot drew a unique tribute to George Floyd over Canada by following a flight path in the shape of a raised fist. from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Y47plT