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The race to create the world's fastest sail boat


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Created: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:02:06 GMT

For more than eight years, the world sailing speed record has remained unbroken.

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Waldorf Astoria's new private island costs $80,000 per night


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Created: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:16:21 GMT

For those with the means, a private island in a tropical destination is the ultimate place to isolate from the global pandemic.

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Qatar Airways to retire half of its A380 planes


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Created: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:59:59 GMT

Qatar Airways is retiring half of its fleet of Airbus A380s, the world's largest passenger plane. It's the latest nail in the coffin for the double-decker superjumbo

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New Zealand closes road for a month to let sea lions nest safely


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Created: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:29:01 GMT

John Wilson Ocean Drive in Dunedin will be closed after rare New Zealand sea lions made their home at a nearby golf course and started "regularly crossing the road to get to the beach," according to local officials.

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Champs-Élysées set for green transformation


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Created: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:39:24 GMT

One of the most famous avenues in Paris, the Champs-Élysées, is set for a facelift that will see it transformed into a green, pedestrian-friendly space, after Mayor Anne Hidalgo gave the go-ahead for a major renovation project.

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Venice is watching tourists' every move


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Created: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:31:07 GMT

The lagoon city has famously suffered overtourism in recent years. Now Venice is fighting back with a state-of-the-art system tracking visitors' movements. The ultimate goal? To change tourism for the better.

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The tourists who think travel restrictions don't apply to them


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Created: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:35:36 GMT

2021 has begun with a flurry of court cases where tourists are prosecuted for flouting Covid-19 regulations. So who's breaking the rules -- and why do they think they can get away with it?

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This chef is redefining authentic Indian food


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Created: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 14:23:52 GMT

Chef Jessi Singh was born in Punjab, India, and grew up between Australia and America. He brings his unique culinary journey to modern Indian cuisine, including his signature buffalo milk kebabs.

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When will international travel return?


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Created: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:24:44 GMT

Can we resume international trips in 2021 despite a pandemic stronger than ever? There's hope: Summer vacations abroad may happen in a big way this year.

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Couple spend lockdown making over Irish stately home


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Created: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:05:36 GMT

Couple Neil Watt and Kris Reid have been spending the pandemic living alone in Northern Ireland's Castle Ward and have used their time to give the huge 18th-century stately home a makeover.

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China debuts bullet train that can operate in extremely cold temperatures


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Created: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:12:07 GMT

China has unveiled a new high-speed bullet train designed for extremely cold climates. The CR400AF-G train can operate at speeds of up to 350 kilometers per hour in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius.

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Spectacular city carved from snow and ice rises in China


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Created: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 04:03:14 GMT

The world's largest snow and ice festival is underway in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, attracting visitors to its vast illuminated sculptures for its 37th winter, albeit with some Covid restrictions in place.

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A Seychelles mystery: Hunting for pirate treasure


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Created: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 20:17:31 GMT

Centuries ago, the stunning island nation of Seychelles was a playground for pirates. CNN's Richard Quest goes on a real-life hunt for some of the most infamous buried treasure in Mahe.

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Film festival invites fans to watch movies alone on a Swedish island


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Created: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 12:06:30 GMT

Taking social distancing to a whole new level, Sweden's Göteborg Film Festival is inviting one cinema fan to spend seven days on an isolated lighthouse island, with only movies and the North Sea for company.

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The man searching for pirate treasure in the Seychelles


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Created: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 09:34:18 GMT

John Cruise-Wilkins is a man on a mission. Like his late father Reginald before him, he believes there is great beauty to be found beneath an unprepossessing stretch of road in northern Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles.

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The world's most powerful passports for 2021


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Created: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 12:55:35 GMT

Temporary travel bans have undercut the freedoms traditionally enjoyed by the world's most powerful passports, with an Asian country holding onto the No.1 slot but the UK and the United States plummeting down the real-world ranking

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In Australia and Taiwan's fight against Covid, flight crews are proving to be their Achilles heel


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Created: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 03:00:40 GMT

Countries around the Asia-Pacific region have closed borders and imposed strict quarantine requirements, essentially sealing themselves off from the world.

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Macao's newest resort, The Londoner, is a shrine to all things British


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Created: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 01:02:28 GMT

Attention, anglophiles. London's calling... from Macao.

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Ryanair 'jab and go' ad investigated after sparking 1,600 complaints


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Created: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:02:11 GMT

Europe's largest airline Ryanair is being investigated by the UK's Advertising Standards Agency after a "jab and go" advertising campaign promoting air travel as coronavirus vaccinations are rolled out attracted more than a thousand complaints.

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The woman who found whales in Kenya


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Created: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 16:10:00 GMT

Largely thanks to the efforts of a "citizen scientist," the country now has a burgeoning marine tourism industry, with tourists seeking out the coastal town of Watamu for its humpback whales.

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The world's safest airlines for 2021 revealed


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Created: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:34:40 GMT

There may have been far fewer airplanes in the skies this past year, but if you're looking ahead to future travel, you might take heed of the latest rankings of the world's safest airlines from AirlineRatings.com.

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How Brexit will change travel


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Created: Fri, 01 Jan 2021 16:14:59 GMT

Are UK citizens now locked out of Europe? Will EU citizens be able to travel to the UK with identity cards? And what about health care -- and travel with pets? Brexit has many ramifications for travel, whether you're from the UK, EU or further afield. Here are some of your burning questions answered.

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Backpacking is a rite of passage for many travelers. Covid could end it forever


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Created: Thu, 31 Dec 2020 11:16:25 GMT

Can this form of low-cow cost, independent travel really survive a new age of social distancing, test and trace, potentially rising flight prices and constantly changing travel restrictions?

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How flying will change in 2021


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Created: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 11:57:04 GMT

Canceled routes, jumbo jets retired, and smaller planes in the air. The aviation industry has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. So what will it be like to take a flight this winter and spring?

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What happened when two virtual strangers booked an Airbnb together


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Created: Thu, 31 Dec 2020 11:53:22 GMT

Kayla MacArthur and Ryan Crain had never met before and lived 2,370 kilometers apart. Here's what happened when they booked an Airbnb together in Tulum, Mexico.

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The 11 days of drama at sea that changed cruising forever


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Created: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 09:58:17 GMT

When Covid first began spreading around the world, it seemed there was nowhere worse to be than stuck on board a cruise ship. From the unprecedented scramble for safe harbor to the gigantic ghost ships that began appearing off our shores, here's how the world of cruising was turned on its head.

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$400 for a Five Guys meal? Welcome to New Year's Eve in Dubai


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Created: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 09:24:56 GMT

Dubai is known for its high-caliber offerings of glitz and glamor any day of the week, so it seems impossible for it to get any more extra.

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Brits 'flee' Swiss ski resort quarantine


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Created: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 15:45:25 GMT

British tourists fled the Swiss ski resort of Verbier "cladestinely" under cover of darkness rather than submit to a new quarantine imposed on UK visitors, a local official said on Monday.

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12 wild things that happened in aviation in 2020


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Created: Mon, 28 Dec 2020 10:11:11 GMT

From "flights to nowhere," to new world records, to the time that Frenchman ejected himself from a fighter jet, there have been some strange and wild moments in aviation in 2020. Here are 12 of them

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Boeing 737: How the most successful aircraft became the most troubled


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Created: Fri, 25 Dec 2020 10:17:28 GMT

Over 50 years after its maiden flight, the Boeing 737 is both the most successful airliner ever made and one whose future is more uncertain than ever due to two fatal accidents involving 737 MAX 8 variants.

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