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(CNN) — With a past dating back to Roman times, London is widely known as the home of ritual, royalty, elitism and elegance. But beneath the layers of history and grandeur lies a multifaceted destination brimming with diversity and individuality. More than 300 languages are spoken in the capital, and one in three Londoners were
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(CNN) — From the sinking city of Venice to the mass bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, climate change is drastically impacting some of the world’s most treasured heritage sites. To date, over 1,000 bucket-list locations have earned a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage list on account of their “outstanding universal value” to humanity. But,
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Kimura’s purchase doubled the previous record of 155 million yen, set at the 2013 annual New Year’s auction. The valuable and vulnerable fish tipped the scales at 612 pounds (278 kg). The president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai said he was startled by how high the price went but not dissuaded from topping the record.
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(CNN) — It’s prime time to start booking summer vacations, but for millions of people, the looming threat of Britain crashing chaotically out of the European Union could transform their annual break into a misery of delays, cancellations and bureaucratic nightmares. Travelers seeking to head in or out of the UK face so many uncertainties
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(CNN) — Historically, January has been a great time to scoop up discount deals on airfares for the year. This year, however, would-be travelers will have to double- and triple-check search results to make sure their fares include an important element: A preboarding seat assignment. The reality is the sign of a curious new travel
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(CNN) — The partial government shutdown in the United States raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. Here’s where things stand on travel: Many national parks open, without facilities Although National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government
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(CNN) — If your New Year’s resolution for 2019 is to waste less time, here’s some news that could help. Travel analyst OAG has just revealed its Punctuality League for 2019, naming the airlines and airports with the world’s best timekeeping. If you’ve ever spent hours drifting around duty free or sitting forlornly on your
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(CNN) — Pakistan’s national airline is cracking down on what it terms the “excess weight” of some of its cabin crew. A memo distributed to approximately 1,800 cabin crew working for Pakistan International Airlines says they have six months to slim down to required limits or face being grounded. The order, issued January 1, 2019
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(CNN) — It’s not something most avid travelers think about, but knowing you’re in reliable hands when flying from one side of the world to the other is always a plus. For 2019, the airline at the top of the list, once again, is Australian carrier Qantas. Accidents involving air transport are still incredibly rare,
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(CNN) — As ironic place names go, Metropolis, Nevada is right up there. Instead of skyscrapers and swarms of people, Metropolis has abandoned buildings and swooshes of dry wind rattling through. Located in the northeast corner of Nevada, not far from the state’s borders with Utah and Idaho, Metropolis was intended to be a wheat
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Set in Heilongjiang Province in northern China, it’s the world’s biggest snow and ice festival and features plenty of spectacular installations and activities. The annual festival officially runs from January 5 to February 5 but some attractions open to visitors before the opening ceremony, including the most popular of them all — the Harbin Ice
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With a quarter of the federal government employee workforce beginning 2019 out of work or working without a paycheck, agencies from the National Park Service to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Smithsonian museums are feeling the pinch. Unlike some previous government shutdowns, in which national parks closed entirely, gates have remained opened under the
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(CNN) — Whether you want to relax on a beach in the Caribbean, hike the world’s most famous canyon, explore ancient ruins, eat world-famous cuisine or learn more at historically significant sites this year, CNN Travel has the right spot for you. Several of our 19 places to visit in 2019 are bouncing back after
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(CNN) — Whether you find yourself in a no-frills kocsma filled with beer-swilling old timers, an elegant cocktail lair or one of Budapest’s quirky ruin pubs jammed with tourists, the Hungarian capital’s drinking scene has one constant. Countless times throughout the night, the bartender will reach for the same distinctive, round-bellied bottle. The inky, amber-tinted
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