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Taiwan's first 'pretend to go abroad' tour takes off with fake flight
Sixty eager "travelers" showed up to Taipei Songshan Airport on Thursday, boarding passes in hand, to take a rather unusual trip.

Penguins take a field trip to Chicago's Field Museum
Penguins from the Shedd Aquarium spent the day at the Field Museum checking out their ancestors, like the T. Rex.

Puerto Rico will require Covid-19 test results from visitors
Puerto Rico will have some stringent new rules for people traveling to the island amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake
Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake.

Face shields AND face masks now mandatory on Qatar Airways
Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies, but Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, announcing that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield -- in addition to a face mask or face covering.

It's National Hot Dog month, so grab a "red hot"
From Germany to Coney Island, here's a history lesson on the hot dog, an American icon

With Europe off limits, US travelers look to the Caribbean
North American travelers may not be able to head to the Mediterranean, Greek Isles or other iconic European destinations this summer for that idyllic beach vacation, but a dreamy seaside escape isn't out of reach.

Archaeologists find ancient Aboriginal sites underwater, off the coast of Australia
Researchers have found the first confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites off the coast of Australia, and predict that there are many more to be discovered.

What it's like flying across the US right now

Americans denied entry into Italy due to Covid-19 travel restrictions
Five Americans who flew by private jet to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia were refused entry to Italy due to new EU travel restrictions on countries with high coronavirus infection rates. CNN's Barbie Nadeau reports.

Fiji markets itself as retreat for billionaires during pandemic
With the tourism industry gradually reopening around the world, Fiji has made an unusual appeal to billionaires looking for a retreat during the pandemic.

Is the world turning its back on US tourists?
Once highly sought by destinations around the world, US travelers are increasingly seen as unwelcome as their country's Covid-19 numbers continue to soar.

Democrats want John Wayne Airport renamed after 'I believe in white supremacy' interview resurfaces
Democrats in Orange County, California, are done with The Duke, and they want John Wayne's name and likeness stripped from the county's airport.

Travel relief for Britons as government reviews two-week quarantine
The British government says it will announce travel agreements with countries such as France, Greece and Spain next week as it reviews its policy of imposing a 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in Britain.

California struggles to slowly reopen for tourism
As counties reopen for much needed tourism dollars, state health officials urge caution while new covid cases are on the rise.

Disneyland fans ask: Should I go when the park eventually reopens?
Disneyland in Southern California, which debuted on July 17, 1955, had been aiming for a phased reopening on its 65th anniversary, July 17.

Endless summers of the communist riviera
During the communist era, travel options were limited in Hungary and Central Europe, which meant Lake Balaton became the region's most popular vacation destination.

The Covid-19 medics staying in luxury hotels
Upscale hotels like Claridge's in London and the New Yorker Hotel have opened their doors to doctors, nurses and other key workers fighting coronavirus in one of the most unusual chapters of their historic lives.

Saudi Arabia says Hajj pilgrimage is on -- with limited numbers
Saudi Arabia will strictly limit the number of people who can take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca because of the coronavirus, according to state-run media.

Is it safe to stay in a hotel, cabin or rental home yet?
After nearly three months of quarantine, millions of Americans are ready to travel -- an overnight trip, a weekend getaway, a summer sojourn. With states reopening, that's now possible, with a caveat. Before coronavirus, few people likely thought twice about staying in a hotel room, rental home or cabin in the woods. But now, we have to factor in the potential for coronavirus exposure. Even if you're OK with the travel risks taking you to your destination -- plane, train or automobile -- what about the risks of the destination spot itself?

Giant dinner held at 1,600-foot table to celebrate easing of virus restrictions
People in Prague, the Czech capital, celebrated the country's eased coronavirus restrictions with a giant dinner at a 1,600-foot long table.

Why white rhino numbers increased 34,000%
A 'smartpark' in South Africa is responsible for bringing southern white rhinos back from the bring of extinction and keeping them safe from poachers who sell their horns for use as a drug.

Fiji plans to create a post-coronavirus travel bubble with New Zealand and Australia
Fiji is planning to create a travel bubble with Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific island's leader said on Sunday.

Alaska's 'Into the Wild' bus, known as a deadly tourist lure, has been removed by air
The abandoned bus on the Stampede Trail in Alaska -- made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild" -- has made its first journey in decades. This time by air.

What it's like to fly on Europe's biggest airline right now
European travelers have begun returning to the air as border restrictions ease, but the experience of a flight on the continent's biggest airline reveals just what's in store for those willing to fly in the wake of the pandemic.

What happened on Santorini when the tourism 'machine' stopped
There's a reason Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis flew to Santorini earlier this month when he wanted to announce the reopening of his country to tourism.

Feeling hot? Kayak through a melting glacier
Compass Heli Tours takes guests to kayak through glacial lakes in a remote area of British Columbia

This Bahamas sculpture garden is underwater
There are 700 islands in the Bahamas, 2,000 beaches, 32 national parks -- and one underwater art installation.

I moved to Asia, got cancer, and then coronavirus happened
I moved to Hong Kong on the day of a huge protest marking China's National Day on October 1 and thought it would probably be the wildest experience I'd have all year. Two months later, during Hanukkah, I found out that I had breast cancer. So, while the global coronavirus crisis was the most challenging thing that happened to nearly everyone else on the planet in 2020, it barely made my top five.

Is this double-decker seat the future of airplane travel?
A design that reconfigures airplane cabins with double-decker lie-flat seats in premium economy is being touted as a possible solution for fliers looking for more protection from the spread of Covid-19.

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Luckin Coffee ousts chairman, names new CEO
Luckin Coffee has ousted its chairman and named a new chief executive, as the company tries to draw a line under an accounting scandal that has rocked its business.

Apple will send coronavirus test kits to its employees' homes
Apple employees working remotely can now get tested for the coronavirus without leaving the house.

Analog Devices to buy Maxim Integrated for $21 billion
Analog has just become a significantly bigger player in the semiconductor space — and could be instrumental in the race for 5G.

Wells Fargo tells employees to delete TikTok from their company devices
Wells Fargo has banned the social media app TikTok from company devices amid what it says are concerns about security.

This could be the greatest Lego set of all time
What's the nerdiest thing you can think of? Gen Xers playing with Legos? Getting warm. Gen Xers playing with retro Super Mario-themed Legos? Oh, you're so, so close!

Tesla scraps plans for its bargain version of the Model Y
Tesla is scrapping plans for a bargain Model Y SUV because of its short range on a single charge, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet over the weekend.

'Rocket Arena' could be another 'Fortnite' if fans still have the appetite
When Electronic Arts debuted the "Rocket Arena" trailer in late June, people were quick to nickname the video game "Fortnite 2."

Google will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years
Google is planning to invest $10 billion in India as part of plans to make the internet "affordable and useful" for a billion people.

Qualcomm is the latest US tech name to back India's Jio Platforms
India's richest man isn't done with his fundraising spree just yet.

Facebook's future keeps getting murkier
For nearly two months, Facebook has been scrambling to get a handle on a wave of criticism over its policies on moderating content, particularly hateful speech and misinformation that spreads on its platforms.

Swedish tech company Tobii releases $229 eye tracker that may improve gamers' skills
Eye-tracking technology has helped people with medical conditions like autism, traumatic brain injuries and ALS, or amyotropic lateral sclerosis, communicate with others.

7 tips to make you a Slack power user
For years, Slack has been popular among tech startups, media companies and retailers as a tool for employees to chat and collaborate. But as many people have shifted to working from home during the pandemic, services like Slack have become more crucial.

Instagram and Facebook ban all content promoting conversion therapy
Instagram will ban any content that promotes conversion therapy, the tech company told CNN on Friday, after campaigners called on the platform to block providers from advertising their services online.

A new world war over technology
Nations and companies around the world are being sucked into a running battle over the future of technology between the United States and China, forcing them to choose sides in a conflict that is fracturing global supply chains and pushing businesses out of lucrative markets.

Amazon made waves on by ordering employees to remove TikTok from their devices, only to announce hours later that the directive had been sent by mistake.

TikTok users panic as Trump admin considers banning app
Parker Pannell woke up on Thursday to a frantic call from a friend saying that views and likes on TikTok had suddenly reset to zero. The 16-year-old, who has 2.1 million followers on TikTok, panicked, and immediately checked the app and started livestreaming to his fans.

Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok immediately—then takes it back
Amazon made waves on Friday by ordering employees to remove TikTok from their devices, only to announce hours later that the directive had been sent by mistake.

Facebook considers banning political ads in days before US election
Facebook is considering banning political advertising on its platform in the days leading up to the US presidential election in November, a person familiar with the discussions told CNN Business. The potential ban has been under consideration since last fall, the person said.

Twitch pulls Black Lives Matter video after criticism that majority of streamers in it were White
Streaming platform Twitch found itself in hot water for the second time in a week after it posted a video that was intended to support the Black Lives Matter movement but featured an overwhelming number of White creators.