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(CNN) — 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. The thoroughfare, one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, accommodates eight lanes of traffic as
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(CNN) — It was once the all-conquering superjumbo, but today it’s more likely to be viewed as a white elephant. As the latest nail in the coffin for the world’s largest passenger airliner, Qatar Airways has confirmed it will be retiring half of its fleet of 10 Airbus A380s, which have already been grounded since
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(CNN) — For more than eight years, the world sailing speed record has remained unbroken. In November 2012, Australian Paul Larsen reached 65.45 knots (or 121 kilometers per hour/75 mph) in his Vesta Sailrocket 2 in South Atlantic waters off the coast of Namibia. However, two rival teams, one in France and one in Switzerland,
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(CNN) — They’re watching you, wherever you walk. They know exactly where you pause, when you slow down and speed up, and they count you in and out of the city. What’s more, they’re tracking your phone, so they can tell exactly how many people from your country or region are in which area, at
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(CNN) — There’s hope: Summer vacations abroad may happen in a big way this year. The number of people busting out of their countries will start creeping up in late spring and rise higher by mid-year, travel industry experts predict, as vaccines and risk-based safety measures are rolled out more widely and spiking coronavirus cases
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(CNN) — After four years of confusion, it has finally happened. The United Kingdom officially severed ties with the European Union last night, as the Brexit transition period ended at 11 p.m. UK time. Brexit hasn’t been an easy road politically, and the UK — which voted 52-48 to leave the EU in 2016 —
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(CNN) — The days of strolling into an airport, flashing a passport, then hopping on a flight to wherever one likes are, for now, a distant memory. The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the travel landscape, potentially for decades to come. Countries all over the world are entering fresh lockdowns, but even when restrictions do lift,
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(CNN) — Countries around the Asia-Pacific region have closed borders and imposed strict quarantine requirements, essentially sealing themselves off from the world. But in many jurisdictions there’s a key exception to those rules: flight crews. For months, flight crews in a number of places — including Taiwan and Australia — have been able to avoid
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(CNN) — 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. The UK’s advertising watchdog told CNN it had launched a formal investigation after receiving more than 1,600 complaints
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(CNN) — Up until recently, most travelers, and even some locals, had no inkling of the aquatic mammals that occupy or pass through Kenya’s waters. Known as a safari destination, with the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara between July and September considered its pinnacle, the African nation’s expansive marine life was something only fishermen
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(CNN) — 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. AirlineRatings.com keeps tabs on 385 carriers from across the globe, measuring factors including the airlines’ crash and
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