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What you need to know about traveling to Europe this summer

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In non-pandemic summers, both continental Europe and the United Kingdom draw crowds of tourists from around the world. Last summer, they couldn't get there. This summer many should be able to, though the tangle of entry requirements will vary by country and could change quickly. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wHcb8L

Here's what makes America's newest national park worthy of its upgrade

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Sometimes all it takes is a little name change to bring attention to an underappreciated park. At least, that's certainly the case with West Virginia's New River Gorge. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3wPXz77

Belarus 'hijacking' has redrawn Europe's air map

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The forcible diversion of a flight from Greece to Lithuania to Belarus has not only sparked a diplomatic incident; it's also made big changes for flying in Europe, and, possibly, beyond. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fyffyn

Soviet space shuttle covered in graffiti

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Russia's space agency says it wants to move an abandoned Soviet-era Busan space shuttle to a museum after urban explorers "inflitrate" a storage facility in Kazakhstan and apparently cover it with graffiti. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2RKcQYl

The rapid rise of 'red tourism' in China

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Growing up in Guang'an, Zhang Yiwen always felt a closeness to late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who spent the first 15 years of his life in her home city in the country's western province of Sichuan. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fYOa6n

These double-decker airplane cabin concepts could be the future of flying

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Nominees have been announced for the 2021 Crystal Cabin Awards' Judges' Choice and Clean and Safe Air Travel categories. The shortlist includes some striking concepts that could revolutionize the airplane economy cabin. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fQcxTz

Dream of supersonic passenger flight hits turbulence

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With the news that supersonic planemaker Aerion has unexpectedly folded, is the dream of a successor to Concorde running out of fuel? click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fvlcMt

The best beaches in the United States are ...

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Summer is unofficially here, and many Americans are ready to get back to flying, driving cross-country and soaking up the sun after the pandemic hammered travel plans for basically all of 2020. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3oV8oBU

Airship to offer low-carbon flights with floor-to-ceiling windows

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Growing awareness of the climate crisis means conscientious travelers are increasingly looking for alternatives to trips by airplane. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/34mXziF

Flight attendant loses two teeth after altercation with passenger

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Following a series of incidents aboard aircraft, including an assault that left a flight attendant with facial injuries and two missing teeth, the union representing Southwest Airlines' flight attendants is urging the company to take stronger steps to protect its members from an "epidemic of aggression and assault." click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fqdC5L

What it was like on board the Qantas supermoon flight to nowhere

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The moon was illuminated a bright coppery red, big and beaming in the night sky. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3fnN199

Giant tortoise alive 100 years after 'extinction'

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Ecuador confirmed on Tuesday that a giant tortoise found in 2019 in the Galapagos Islands is a species considered extinct a century ago. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bRXMyz

How avgeeks have been coping with lockdown

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Their lives revolve around flying, so what happens when a pandemic means they can't fly? Five avgeeks -- aviation fans -- tell CNN about their coping strategies, from flying a simulator to listening to airport noises. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bWSeCP

Travel is back -- and so are travel scams

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With more widespread vaccinations and relaxed travel restrictions, many people are making long-awaited vacation plans. But scammers are making plans of their own to separate eager travelers from their money via too-good-to-be-true vacation packages, fake airfare deals and other shady schemes. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2SuPYvS

How this micro airline has made it to its 75th anniversary

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Think of Seattle, and what springs to mind? The Space Needle, for sure. Pike Place Market, almost certainly. For many, there's another classic sight in the Emerald City: the tiny seaplanes darting up and down, making a runway out of the water that surrounds the city. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2Ruyxvc

See how this national park in Africa is counting wildlife

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Kenya's wildlife could be facing an alarming decline as the tourism industry falters due to Covid-19 and factors such as increasing human populations, poaching and climate change come into play. The government wants to carry out a census to find out exactly how many animals are left in the country. CNN's Larry Madowo joins the Kenyan Wildlife Service on an aerial mission in Amboseli National Park. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ffI42o

The Sicilians using Covid to change the €1 home schemes

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Italy's famous €1 home projects are usually loved by foreigners wanting to build holiday homes. But the Covid-19 pandemic has changed people's priorities, bringing an influx of young people back to one Sicilian town. Now they want to attract other people to revitalize their home. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hQxqkc

We bought a World War II ship on eBay

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Looking at listings of broken-down boats is something of a ritual for Simon Robins, but his wife Gemma thought he might be taking his passion a little too far when he suggested they purchase a former World War II ship that popped up on eBay. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2StN4Hq

Kenya tries to count every single animal in the country

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The Covid-19 pandemic has left Kenya's tourism industry in tatters. Now the government is using the enforced time off to count all the wildlife in the country -- and making surprising discoveries. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QLSkWx

Learjet: Why the legendary plane is no match for today's jets

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Learjet. For generations, the name has been synonymous with business jets, with more than 3,000 of the small private jet planes delivered since the first Learjet 23 flew in 1963. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3ffxqZn

The rise of modern Chinese cuisine

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In 1997, restaurateur Danny Yip moved back to Hong Kong from Australia. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3vh1aun

Airplane used by Romanian dictator Ceausescu up for auction

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The Rombac 1-11, which was used for the dictator's official flights between 1986 and 1989, will go under the hammer on May 27 with a starting price of €25,000 (around $30,000). click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/341Ffv9

The evolution of China's incredible high-speed rail network

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Over the last decade China has built the world's largest dedicated high-speed rail network, revolutionising long-distance travel across this vast and diverse nation. But there's still plenty more ground to cover. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bGNktv

13 sites that tell the stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US

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Anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked in the United States this past year, highlighting the need for Asian American and Pacific Islander stories to be heard. Here are 13 sites to visit that will provide a deeper understanding of the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33R37BR

Titanic replica now under construction in China

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For those who have always wondered what it would've been like to be a passenger on the Titanic, a theme park in China is set to offer the closest experience one can get. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3waKdSz

Boom Supersonic: 'Anywhere in the world in four hours for $100'

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The aviation industry is in crisis, there's a global push to cut carbon emissions, and many of us haven't stepped on a plane or hugged far-flung loved ones in more than a year. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hy5iSW

What the Maldives looked like before mass tourism

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Today it's famous for turquoise waters, luminous white sands, gorgeous technicolor sunsets and, of course, luxury. But 50 years ago, when the first resort appeared, the Maldives offered a considerably more basic vacation experience. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3hwiHLk

What are the UK travel rules from May 17?

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Many residents of the United Kingdom can now travel abroad for the first time in months after some coronavirus restrictions were eased. Here are the details of where people can now go, and what the new rules are. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33RkPFi

The Chinese county famed for its double-yolk duck eggs

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"Would you like salted duck egg with that?" asked the cook. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2R9YO1S

Boy meets girl. Girl goes traveling for 2 years

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Just before departing on a two-year backpacking adventure Nicole Erickson met the man destined to become the love of her life. Here's what happened next. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3eEaFOh

Love Lake: Heart-shaped lagoons link up in Dubai desert

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The sun is just dipping below the horizon as a steady line of four-wheel-drives, and a few plucky little sedans, pour into the Al Qudra oasis on the outskirts of Dubai. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3uKrn4j

See people getting coronavirus vaccine at Dracula's castle

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A Romanian castle said to be the home of Dracula is offering free Covid-19 jabs to visitors as part of a vaccination drive. Bran Castle, in Transylvania, announced its Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Marathon in a Facebook post. Completed in 1388, the castle sits outside the city of Brasov. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3biGv1f

Judgment of Paris: The tasting that changed wine forever

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In a Parisian hotel 45 years ago, some of France's biggest wine experts came together for a blind tasting that pitted the country's finest offerings against Californian wines they'd never heard off. The results shocked the wine world. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3tAv9M4

Strong winds leave tourist stranded on damaged glass bridge in China

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Extreme weather is being blamed for a terrifying incident that left one tourist stranded on a 260-meter-high glass-bottomed suspension bridge in northeast China's Jilin province on May 7. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2RGXYJy

This artisanal cheese provides a taste of upstate New York

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CNN's Richard Quest tries his hand at the craft of cheese-making with a new generation of artisans. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2M6loW4

Now open: From the Bahamas to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and more

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The European Union and UK work out plans for summer vacations, Broadway theatre tickets go on sale for the fall, and Germany cancels Oktoberfest for the second time. Here's what happened in travel news this week. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3bbJ9Wh

The truth about cruise ships in Venice

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Banned from the lagoon one minute, back the next. Destroying the city or providing jobs? Cruise ships in Venice are a huge point of controversy in the city -- here's why. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3f5UQPp

England 'green list' of approved travel destinations revealed

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Travelers from the UK have been given the go ahead to visit Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel from May 17 when months of restrictions making it illegal to travel abroad for a vacation will come to an end. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3euAjVX

Italy's most famous gallery just made a striking change

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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence's latest renovation has introduced works of art by women and people of color, putting works on permanent display for the first time. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nTTgEq

'A comeback for travel': Summer vacations expected to boom

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US travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xTVfNO

Tahiti and the rest of French Polynesia has reopened to tourism

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The beautiful islands of French Polynesia have officially reopened their borders to tourists. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2St46FH

Travel psychology: Why do we visit the same places over and over again?

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My travel bucket list before the pandemic: hike to Everest Base Camp, cruise to Antarctica, try to visit every prefecture in Japan. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33m9Xin

Rome debuts hot pizza vending machine

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Raffaele Esposito, the 19th century Neapolitan credited with inventing Italy's most famous type of pizza, may be turning in his grave: Rome has a new vending machine which slides out freshly cooked pizzas in just three minutes. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2QTLn62

Major cruise ship company may avoid Florida if state doesn't permit Covid-19 vaccination checks, CEO says

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Florida's new law prohibiting businesses from asking whether employees or customers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may take a toll on its cruise business. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3xV28OQ

I got a hideous tattoo while on holiday. 20 years later, I've covered it up

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Ah, tattoos. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/2RzEiHr

The man who found the Titanic is on a new quest

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In a career that's spanned 65 years, Robert Ballard has conducted over 150 underwater expeditions and made countless significant scientific discoveries, but his biggest find has always been the Titanic. Now, more than 35 years, after locating the famous shipwreck, he's embarking on a new mission. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/33njNAF

Disney World ends temperature checks for guests and staff

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Visitors to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, will be able to skip temperature checks at the park from May 16. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3nTHl9R

In the Maldives, a day on the water is food for the soul

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A traditional fishing excursion gets to the heart of the country, even if you don't catch any fish. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3h68zbU

He saved her from drowning and they fell in love

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Nupur Gupta was nearing the end of a two-week stint teaching at a yoga retreat in Goa, India. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3gXwbz9

These people have gone all-in on boat life. Here's how they did it

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Imagine casting off most of your worldly possessions to live on a sailboat you bought on the Internet -- perhaps without even seeing it, or knowing how to tie a knot or hoist the mainsail. click Here from CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Travel Section https://ift.tt/3edGqOb