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Beleaguered by nearly a decade of setbacks, complaints and inefficiencies Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt has finally opened its doors. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ecgUac
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Researchers in the Netherlands ​say they have conducted a successful maiden flight of a scale model of the Flying-V, a plane that could one day carry passengers in its wings. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2DBM50W
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Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a turbulent few years in American politics, many US citizens are now seeking Italian citizenship in a bid for free healthcare, affordable university education, and a less frenetic lifestyle. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oFaS6S
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Berlin's 'cursed' Brandenburg Airport finally opens

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It's 10 years behind schedule, 4 billion Euros over budget, and there's a global pandemic crippling the aviation industry. But Germany's much-delayed Berlin-Brandeburg Willie Brandt Airport is finally open. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oNLNqL
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View photos of Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport, which was 14 years in construction. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31S3yuY
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Beleaguered by nearly a decade of setbacks, complaints and inefficiencies Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt has finally opened its doors. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ecgUac
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Japan's first bullet train left Tokyo in 1964 running an average of 80 mph. High speed lines now run all over the world and the newest ones are pushing 370 mph. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2XMQaoM

Fiji resort offers the ultimate in social distancing

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Take a private plane to a private island on Fiji for a travel bubble vacation. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31VrBcw
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The real Buckingham Palace is temporarily closed. This new mobile home modeled after the Queen's residence, however, is now open and taking reservations. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/32WuKIL

There's a new world's longest flight -- with a catch

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An Air Transat Airbus A321 flew from Montreal to Athens in October, breaking the record for the world's longest passenger flight on a single-body aircraft click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TCFQyp

Retiring Delta captain meets the air controller whose grandfather hired him

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When air traffic controller Ashleigh Goldberg was on position at Boston Center for a retiring pilot's final flight, she had no idea she would be speaking to a man her grandfather hired 40 years earlier. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2G8cnJp

What it's like to be a cruise ship captain

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Celebrity Edge Captain Kate McCue tells CNN Travel what it's like taking charge of an enormous floating city and navigating the unexpected, choppy waters of the pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31VljJT

Qantas announces 'flight to somewhere'

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After its sellout "flight to nowhere," Qantas is opening a special one-off route to Uluru and dubbing it the "flight to somewhere." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2HKNK5U
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Cecilia Chiang emigrated to San Francisco in 1959. Less than two years later, she opened The Mandarin, a Chinese restaurant that would forever change the way Americans viewed the cuisine of the East. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2S1qPq7
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CNN's Richard Quest talks to Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury about the company's plans in this new era of travel. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jy2SRn
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From quieter cabins to special wings, find out all you need to know about the 19-hour flight from Singapore to NY. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2CaisRd

A 200-pound tortoise named Sparkplug broke out of his enclosure and wound up 30 miles away from his Alabama home

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A 200-pound tortoise broke out of his enclosure, evaded capture for two days and wound up over 30 miles away from his Alabama home. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kDLMmr

Your secret travel weapon during Covid-19

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For reassurance and to find the best options in the confusing times of the Covid-19 pandemic, some travelers are turning -- for the first time -- to travel agents. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3kBrLgh

Drama at the zoo: Egg-napping male penguin couple steals the nest of a female penguin couple

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Is this the plot of a soap opera involving penguins? No, it's just another day at DierenPark Amersfoort, a zoo in the Netherlands. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31KB9qv

Kazakhstan embraces Borat catchphrase in new tourism campaign: 'Very nice!'

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When comedian Sacha Baron Cohen released his satirical mockumentary about the fictional Kazakh reporter Borat Sagdiyev in 2006, it was banned in Kazakhstan. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2J2M2NZ
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Throughout 2020, CNN editors will present the world's best travel photos -- from an ancient Maya funerary monument in Palenque to the waters of Boa Vista, Cape Verde. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2GJ7CCY

They're digital nomads. They're people of color. Here's how they make it work

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Many of us dream of roaming the world while working remotely. For people of color, the dream can be even harder to achieve. Find out how some families have made it work. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35SROK7

'Massive' coral reef taller than the Empire State Building found

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A "massive" new reef measuring 500 meters (about 1,600 feet) has been discovered in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, making it taller than some of the world's highest skyscrapers. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3e0XFAp

Has Covid-19 ended overtourism for good?

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Travel bans, quarantines and country-wide lockdowns have forced many tourists to stay home in 2020. Destinations once dealing with too many tourists have been left reeling. But is overtourism truly over? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34wZVMR
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Thieves stripped a vineyard of grapes the night before harvest

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When workers arrived at Canada's Vignoble Coteau Rougemont vineyard on Thursday, ready to pick the last grapes of the season, they found that thieves had beaten them to it. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2HAAHV8
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Mexcaltitán in Riviera Nayarit is Mexico's most recently minted "Magical Town." Take a peek inside the tiny island village. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3jwYCBA

The adult amusement park of yesterday, the Holiday Inn Holidome

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Do you remember the Holiday Inn Holidome? Take a nostalgic look back at the era when the chain created a covered playground with indoor golf, tiki bars, swimming pools and more. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37NT3gd

The Italian town auctioning off abandoned homes for €1

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Sicily's Salemi is the latest depopulated town to offer up dilapidated properties for less than the cost of an espresso in a bid to attract new residents. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37L95qW
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Women on Qatar flight received 'inappropriate' treatment after abandoned baby found at Doha Airport

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A group of women on a recent Qatar Airways flight received "grossly inappropriate" treatment after an abandoned baby was discovered at Hamad International Airport, according to the Australian Government. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ktfB9i

Farewell to the airport that wouldn't die

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Berlin's weary Tegel Airport should've closed years ago, but despite being cramped and outdated, it survived repeated attempts to kill it off. Now, as the end finally nears, the city prepares to bid an affectionate farewell. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37CTk5i
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Fall foliage 2020: Map shows where you can expect to see peak fall colors

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Curious when fall foliage will appear in all its glory in your area of the United States? See a fall foliage map for 2020 that will let you know where and when to see peak autumn colors. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35XKZIP

A treasure hunter is accused of damaging a cemetery in Yellowstone National Park while searching for hidden treasure

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A Utah man who authorities say was digging in a cemetery in Yellowstone National Park in hopes of finding the famed Forrest Fenn treasure has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Hkpech

This Mexican town has regained its 'magic' status

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Mexcaltitán, a tiny island town near the Pacific Coast in Mexico, has regained its "magic" status. Find out why this flood-prone village casts such a spell on people who travel there. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37vWaJv

America's longest domestic flight is back

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Hawaiian Airlines is resuming its 5,095-mile service between Boston and Honolulu. At 11.5 hours, it's the longest domestic flight in the United States click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31CG1Ox

Traveling to Italy during Covid-19

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If you're planning a trip to Italy, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the global coronavirus pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3koQnZO

Traveling to Dubai during Covid-19

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If you're planning a trip to Dubai, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the global coronavirus pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/37Bagt8

Traveling to the Maldives during Covid-19

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If you're planning a trip to the Maldives here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the global coronavirus pandemic. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Tg86qt

At this bookstore in Taiwan, visitors shop in the dark

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Wuguan Books in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is almost completely dark so shoppers can recreate the experience of reading a book under the covers with a flashlight. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3mc8FOm
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Airline puts all-business class jets on regular routes

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Air Canada's Jetz planes are usually reserved for private charters. But now the airline is flying them on 2020 holiday routes click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3odOykG
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Zookeepers in Bristol, UK, are giving this baby gorilla round-the-clock care, including bottle feeding through the night, as he's not getting enough milk from his mother, Kala, to survive. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2TgS67p
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Zookeepers in Bristol, UK, are giving this baby gorilla round-the-clock care, including bottle feeding through the night, as he's not getting enough milk from his mother, Kala, to survive. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ojsANl

Southwest Airlines says it will sell every seat

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Southwest Airlines is about to sell every seat on board its flights. The news that the airline will no longer keep middle seats open comes on the heels of Southwest announcing record financial losses. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2HrISCQ

Israelis can now travel to Dubai. The Persian Gulf will never be the same

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For decades, Israelis couldn't travel to the UAE and its dazzling city of Dubai -- or vice versa. That's all changed with new diplomatic relations. Find out what residents of Israel and Dubai hope to see once the pandemic eases. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/31zFUDw

The 'Caspian Sea Monster' rises from the grave

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Is it a boat? Is it a plane? The Lun-class Ekranoplan, aka "The Caspian Sea Monster," is actually both. And now one of the most extraordinary Cold War flying machines ever built is about to enjoy a new lease on life. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/35pJdhp