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World's largest overwater villas open in Maldives


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Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:26:17 GMT

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

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


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Created: 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.

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Remembering a classic adult hotel playland


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Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 22:37:12 GMT

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

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


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Created: 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.

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Inside North Korea's tourist hotels


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Created: 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.

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Giant robot comes to life in Japan


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Created: 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.

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


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Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:17:40 GMT

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

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Last ever Airbus A380 superjumbo almost finished


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Created: 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.

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Tickets for Qantas flight to nowhere sell out in minutes


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Created: 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.

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These exotic destinations want remote workers


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Created: 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.

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The pilots changing the face of aviation


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Created: 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.

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A 20-year hunt to find an extinct fruit


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Created: 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.

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Can airport testing and Covid immunity passports unlock travel?


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Created: 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.

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


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Created: 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.

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Mexico hopes to revive tourism with Teotihuacan reopening


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Created: 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.

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The countries that ceased to exist


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Created: 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.

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Why passenger jets could soon be flying in formation


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Created: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:50:22 GMT

Birds are the undisputed masters of aerodynamics.

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


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Created: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:39:17 GMT

Cracks and sinkholes are appearing alongside the waterways of Amsterdam.

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Meet the first all-women ranger unit fighting poachers


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Created: 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.

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


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Created: 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.

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Exploring Palawan's scenic islands on a traditional fishing boat


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Palawan has been called the "best island in the world" and the Philippines' "last biodiversity frontier." While most travelers choose to stay in a rustic beach shack or a remote luxury hotel, nothing beats a seafaring adventure through the islands.

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Arkansas man finds 9-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park


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Persistence pays.

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The grim truth behind Britain's stately homes


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Many of Britain's grand stately houses were built on the profits of slavery and colonial exploitation. Now the National Trust, the heritage body that looks after some of these estates, wants to highlight this troubling legacy -- and not everyone is happy about it.

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How to safely enjoy a campfire on your next outdoor trip


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As wildfires rage across the US West Coast, campfire safety in the great outdoors is more important than ever. While a campfire is a lovely place to gather, it can quickly become dangerous. Here's how to safely enjoy campfires.

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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.

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Irish tourist accused of defacing Rome's Colosseum


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An Irish tourist has been accused of vandalizing Rome's Colosseum after security staff spotted him allegedly carving his initials into the ancient Italian structure.

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These countries are welcoming US tourists


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A lot of the world has been shut off to American tourists as US coronavirus cases continue to rise. But at these destinations, a US passport still opens doors -- albeit usually with some Covid-19 testing requirements.

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

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