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What's next for deluxe, all-you-can-eat buffets?

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:45:29 GMT

David Yeskel remembers the days of yore with packed shows and crowded casinos and, especially, all-you-can-eat buffets.

Parrots in wildlife park moved after swearing at visitors

The foul-mouthed birds were split up after they launched a number of different expletives at visitors and staff just days after being donated to Lincolnshire Wildlife Park.

Mexico hopes to revive tourism with Teotihuacan reopening

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 06:57:17 GMT

After months of closure, the UNESCO World Heritage site Teotihuacan in Mexico is reopening to the public despite the country's ongoing struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.

Famed California winery destroyed as fast-moving fires take over wine country

The famed 41-year-old Chateau Boswell Winery in Napa Valley, California, was destroyed during the Glass Fire on Sunday evening, according to CNN affiliate KPIX.

Set in the rugged hills of Rajasthan, India, Samode Palace is an architectural gem that dates back nearly five centuries. First built as a fort, it was transformed into an opulent palace in the 19th century and then remodeled as a luxury hotel in the 1980s.

Meet the first all-women ranger unit fighting poachers

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:09:06 GMT

Team Lioness is an all-female ranger unit protecting Africa's wildlife from poachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch them reunite with their families after being away on the job.

World's largest overwater villas open in Maldives

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:26:17 GMT

Luxury is synonymous with Maldives hotels, but Soneva Fushi has just upped the ante.

'The girls go crazy over him': Meet Mongolia's most eligible eagle hunter

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:17:40 GMT

"Look over there. See that man coming this way?" asks Timur. "He's so good looking."

Dubai wide open for tourists. Here's what it's like to visit

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 22:06:28 GMT

Dubai is now wide open to travelers, but what can visitors to the emirate's sunny beaches, luxurious resorts and action-packed theme parks expect while the coronavirus pandemic is still a threat.

The incredible tale of a man who formed an unlikely bond with an octopus

Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:57:46 GMT

Craig Foster spent an entire year diving off the west coast of South Africa to visit a very special octopus. This is what he learned.

The countries that ceased to exist

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:10:46 GMT

Despite its exotic name, there's a very good reason you've never booked a vacation to the Quilombo of Palmeres. Same goes for the Islands of Refreshment, the Fiume Endeavour and Neutral Moresnet.

Hiring a private jet is easier than you think

Passengers looking for alternative ways to travel that minimize close contact are increasingly turning to private aircraft or charter flights and getting aboard one isn't as expensive as you might think. Here's how to hire a private jet.

The pilots changing the face of aviation

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:56:34 GMT

The airplane cockpit is largely dominated by White men, but trailblazing organizations including US-based Fly for the Culture want to rewrite the aviation rulebook and increase diversity in the skies.

Tickets for Qantas flight to nowhere sell out in minutes

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:29:45 GMT

Australian airline Qantas has announced plans for a seven-hour scenic flight that will perform a giant loop taking in Queensland and the Gold Coast, New South Wales and the country's remote outback heartlands. CNN's Richard Quest reports.

Inside North Korea's tourist hotels

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:04:04 GMT

For many travelers, spending a lot of time in a hotel means you haven't properly gone out and enjoyed a destination.

Can airport testing and Covid immunity passports unlock travel?

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:31:48 GMT

Both travel experts and passengers are keen to get fast, reliable and affordable Covid-19 testing as soon as possible. Here's why it's not going to be an easy road.

A 20-year hunt to find an extinct fruit

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:44:47 GMT

The Colorado Orange apple was thought to be extinct. A couple spent 20 years scouring the state to prove it wasn't.

One woman, four men and weeks in Norway's Arctic ice

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:58:29 GMT

The summer before I turned 40 -- with my fertility ebbing, as everyone with a vested interest in such things felt the need to remind me -- I decided to set sail on the biggest adventure of my life.

Giant robot comes to life in Japan

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 20:09:22 GMT

A giant robot resembling the 1970s anime figure Gundam has been tested in Yokohama, Japan. The robot stands at nearly 60 feet tall and weighs 24 tons.

Why passenger jets could soon be flying in formation

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:50:22 GMT

Birds are the undisputed masters of aerodynamics.

Last ever Airbus A380 superjumbo almost finished

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:02:24 GMT

A magnificent beast made of four million parts from 30 countries, the last ever Airbus A380 -- the world's largest passenger airliner -- has completed initial assembly.

CNN's Richard Quest talks to Tomáš Prouza about the popular European city's efforts to redefine its tourism strategy.

Amsterdam has been collapsing for years. Now it's paying the price

Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:39:17 GMT

Cracks and sinkholes are appearing alongside the waterways of Amsterdam.

Boston's 'Salt Bae' restaurant fails Covid-19 safety regulations and must close, city says

A popular Instagram star is catching flak after Boston's Licensing Board ordered his latest restaurant venture to close for failing to meet Covid-19 public safety standards, a city spokesperson told CNN.

Live like Rajasthani royalty at this 475-year-old palace hotel

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 00:44:59 GMT

Set in the rugged hills of Rajasthan, India, Samode Palace is an architectural gem that dates back nearly five centuries. First built as a fort, it was transformed into an opulent palace in the 19th century and then remodeled as a luxury hotel in the 1980s.

Remembering a classic adult hotel playland

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 22:37:12 GMT

CNN's Holly Firfer travels back in time to the Holiday Inn Holidome

These exotic destinations want remote workers

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:50:16 GMT

A number of exotic destinations struggling due to a lack of tourism income are using the situation to their advantage by offering attractive visa packages to remote workers in order to inject money into their economy.

Check out these heart-stopping photos of Kai Tak International Airport in Hong Kong. It's been closed since 1998 but is remembered for its dramatic landings.