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Travel relief for Britons as government reviews two-week quarantine

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 10:14:55 GMT

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.

California struggles to slowly reopen for tourism

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 21:14:06 GMT

As counties reopen for much needed tourism dollars, state health officials urge caution while new covid cases are on the rise.

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

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:19:57 GMT

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.

Giant dinner held at 1,600-foot table to celebrate easing of virus restrictions

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:20:01 GMT

People in Prague, the Czech capital, celebrated the country's eased coronavirus restrictions with a giant dinner at a 1,600-foot long table.

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

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:42:59 GMT

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.

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

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 12:48:02 GMT

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.

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

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 01:56:52 GMT

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.

Archaeologists find ancient Aboriginal sites underwater, off the coast of Australia

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:54:00 GMT

Researchers have found the first confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites off the coast of Australia, and predict that there are many more to be discovered.

Feeling hot? Kayak through a melting glacier

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:53:48 GMT

Compass Heli Tours takes guests to kayak through glacial lakes in a remote area of British Columbia

With Europe off limits, US travelers look to the Caribbean

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:16:09 GMT

North American travelers may not be able to head to the Mediterranean, Greek Isles or other iconic European destinations this summer for that idyllic beach vacation, but a dreamy seaside escape isn't out of reach.

How Covid-19 has upended the South African alcohol industry

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 15:49:13 GMT

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.

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

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 06:23:45 GMT

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.

Endless summers of the communist riviera

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:15:29 GMT

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.

What happened on Santorini when the tourism 'machine' stopped

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:51:37 GMT

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.

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

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 02:05:09 GMT

Disneyland in Southern California, which debuted on July 17, 1955, had been aiming for a phased reopening on its 65th anniversary, July 17.

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

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:40:25 GMT

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?

Fiji markets itself as retreat for billionaires during pandemic

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 11:44:56 GMT

With the tourism industry gradually reopening around the world, Fiji has made an unusual appeal to billionaires looking for a retreat during the pandemic.

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

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 11:31:31 GMT

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.

What it's like flying across the US right now

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:06:07 GMT

Puerto Rico will require Covid-19 test results from visitors

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:21:05 GMT

Puerto Rico will have some stringent new rules for people traveling to the island amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Is the world turning its back on US tourists?

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 09:35:18 GMT

Once highly sought by destinations around the world, US travelers are increasingly seen as unwelcome as their country's Covid-19 numbers continue to soar.

This Bahamas sculpture garden is underwater

Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:39:56 GMT

There are 700 islands in the Bahamas, 2,000 beaches, 32 national parks -- and one underwater art installation.

Dr. Gupta on how to stay safe on the road

Fri, 26 Jun 2020 14:22:43 GMT

Traveling by car is more popular than ever, so Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers advice on how to do so safely.

Why white rhino numbers increased 34,000%

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:28:04 GMT

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.

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

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:15:57 GMT

Fiji is planning to create a travel bubble with Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific island's leader said on Sunday.

The Covid-19 medics staying in luxury hotels

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:47:41 GMT

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.

The battle to become Europe's safest holiday destination

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:34:31 GMT

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.

Face shields AND face masks now mandatory on Qatar Airways

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:31:30 GMT

Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies, but Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, announcing that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield -- in addition to a face mask or face covering.

Taiwan's first 'pretend to go abroad' tour takes off with fake flight

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:56:03 GMT

Sixty eager "travelers" showed up to Taipei Songshan Airport on Thursday, boarding passes in hand, to take a rather unusual trip.

Japan debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:16:43 GMT

Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake.