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Summer air travel: Better your odds of reaching your destination

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — The last thing any traveler needs after the past two years is more chaos …

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Travel news: Most liveable cities, a sunken restaurant and more

Editor’s Note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening and closing, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — How is it already the last week of June??!! It’s officially summer in most …

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Hong Kong Jumbo: Owners of Jumbo Floating Restaurant backtrack on sinking claims as authorities investigate

Jumbo Kingdom — a 260-foot (80 meters), three-story restaurant styled after a Chinese imperial palace — encountered “adverse conditions” last weekend while being towed through the South China Sea. “Water soon entered before it began to tip,” its owners initially said in a statement Monday. “The water depth at the scene is over 1,000 meters …

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Maldives builds floating city for 20K people amid climate crisis

One development company is gearing up for the inevitable — rising sea levels. And to prepare, floating cities are beginning to develop around the world. In April, the United Nations announced the construction the first floating city off South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan. Known as Oceanix City, it plans to provide homes for a community …

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What sitting in economy on Qantas’ 20-hour flights will be like

Editor’s Note — MonthlyTicket is a CNN Travel series that spotlights some of the most fascinating topics in the travel world. In June, we’re taking to the skies for a look at the latest developments in plane interiors, including the people working to change the way we fly. (CNN) — The world’s longest flight: nonstop, …

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Why Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt say hotel prices are only going up

Despite high inflation, a softening economy, and fears of a recession, the hotel industry is not seeing any slowdown. It’s the exact opposite, with hilton CEO Chris Nassetta predicting that the hotel chain will “have the biggest summer we’ve ever seen in our 103-year history this summer.” Few industries were hit as hard as travel …

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Inflation hammers New Yorkers as consumer prices surge to 40-year high

Eye-popping price increases are forcing New Yorkers to cut back on their spending — and even go into debt — amid inflation rates that hit a 40-year-high Friday. The latest monthly figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the average price of all consumer goods surged 8.6% during the 12 months that …

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How glamping became China’s biggest travel trend

(CNN) — “Every grassland is covered with tents during weekends,” says 26-year-old glamping enthusiast Yoga Song. Glamping, a fusion of the words “glamor” and “camping,” is the latest travel fad among young Chinese. Over the past year, Song says she has taken more than 10 glamping trips in China, to both rural regions and city …

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