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(CNN) — One of Asia’s most famous tourist attractions is taking a major stand for animals. Following pressure from animal activist groups, Apsara, the management authority for the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia announced in June 2019 it would ban elephant rides in early 2020. Now, the process has already begun. Local outlet
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Sydney (CNN) — It feels like the world just got that bit smaller. A flight operated by Australian airline Qantas has just made the record-breaking trip from London to Sydney nonstop, spending 19 hours and 19 minutes in the air and opening up the possibility of scheduled direct flights between some of the farthest corners
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(CNN) — The world’s appetite for travel is voracious. Since 2009, the number of international overnight visitors has grown by 76% globally, according to third-party research and proprietary analysis by financial services company Mastercard. For the fourth year in a row, Bangkok is the No. 1 most popular city on Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index.
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(CNN) — Dick Stevenson, the inventor of the curious “Sourtoe cocktail,” which has been served in Canada’s Yukon territory since the 1970s, has died. Served by the Sourtoe Cocktail club at Dawson City’s Downtown Hotel, the Sourtoe is a drink with a stomach-churning twist — patrons are served a shot of alcohol with a real,
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(CNN) — With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world’s second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers. Throw in that sense of being in a place that hasn’t changed for centuries, and sometimes millennia, and you get some of the most inspiring, and inspired, destinations on the planet. Here are 30 of
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(CNN) — Some 25 million South Koreans — about half the population — travel abroad at least once a year, but it’s safe to assume that most haven’t seen all the beautiful sights within their own country. Seoul only takes up a mere 0.6% of South Korea’s territory: here are 50 beautiful places other 99.4%
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(CNN) — As experiments go, this one should be pretty spectacular — 19 hours, 17,800 kilometers (about 11,060 miles), 100 metric tons of jet fuel and not one, but two separate sunrises. Australian airline Qantas on Thursday launched a one-off research flight that will carry about 50 people from London to Sydney nonstop, clocking up
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Editor’s Note — Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — From its Bedouin past as a modest fishing and pearl diving port to the discovery and production of oil,
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(CNN) — Its perfect white sand, turquoise waters, and eminently photographable surroundings, with an ancient stone tower on a tiny island just offshore, have made La Pelosa on Sardinia one of the most famous beaches in the world. But this week, in a bid to preserve the beach, authorities have announced a cap on visitor
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(CNN) — Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers — think you’ve seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts? Well just hold on a second, here comes the pod plane. There are several independent initiatives exploring the feasibility of modular planes, which could transform the way people and cargo travel. Another is the Link &
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(CNN) — If you’ve ever wondered who runs the world, it turns out it’s a man called Nick Butter. Butter, 30, has become the first person to complete a marathon in all 196 countries recognized by the United Nations, finishing his challenge in Greece on Sunday. Butter has so far raised over £65,000 ($83,000) for
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(CNN) — Imposing, dignified and alone, a great white rhino strides through the grassy surrounds of Kenya’s Solio Lodge wildlife conservancy. In another intimate shot, a black rhino calf and its mother are spotted feeding together, at the Lewa Conservency. Further south in the country, in the Tsavo West National Park, a black rhino is
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