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The ‘betrayal’ that could kill Britain’s railway romance

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(CNN) — The romance of rail travel has seduced many travelers over the years. Sitting in a train as it slips quietly out of a city, along tunnels and viaducts, sneaking glimpses of people’s backyards before rolling into open countryside is one of life’s true pleasures. It’s a love affair that started in Britain, as pioneering steam trains offered speed and comfort while linking the country’s...

What we’ve learned about global travel this week

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(CNN) — Countries around the world imposed travel restrictions after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa, more than 2.3 million Americans traveled by air for Thanksgiving, and in Asia-Pacific, New Zealand and the Philippines revealed new reopening plans. Here are some of the biggest developments in travel this week: A new variant triggered flight bans An aggressive new Covid...

A British guy crashed her Thanksgiving dinner. They’ve been married for 20 years

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(CNN) — It was November 1997 and Dina Honour was hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. The then 27-year-old had invited a group of New York City friends who, like her, had decided to stay in the city over the holidays. It has been a tough year for Honour. She’d been suffering from depression after a bad relationship. “I had slowly found my way back to a sense of normal, and was not...

Travel doors slam shut as new Covid variant triggers alarm

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(CNN) — The European Union and other major destinations have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of an aggressive mutation of the Covid-19 virus, echoing previous emergency responses that triggered a global freeze on travel. Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Japan and the the UK are among those imposing restrictions on flights and travelers from six African...

France has suffered a wine ‘disaster.’ But there could be a silver lining

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Beaune, France (CNN) — France’s Burgundy winemakers agree on one thing: 2021 was about as catastrophic a year as any of them can remember. It was in April that disaster struck. Even as the delicate buds of their vines were burgeoning, the weather forecasts warned of a sudden and unseasonable drop in temperatures. For three nights, the winemakers stayed up in their vineyards, burning candles in a...

UK Michelin star restaurant burns down

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(CNN) — A Michelin-star restaurant in northern England housed in a 14th century building has suffered significant damage after its thatched roof caught fire. The Star Inn at Harome caught fire at 10.13 p.m. local time (5.13 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, according to the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The restaurant, which is located in the village of Harome in the county of North Yorkshire...

Winners of the 2021 Historical Photographer of the Year contest revealed

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(CNN) — “The past is never dead,” Nobel Prize winning novelist William Faulkner once wrote. “It’s not even past.” That famous quote could apply to many of the winners of this year’s Historical Photographer of the Year contest, in which photographers from around the world shared images of the historic sites, landscapes and structures where they live. Entries were judged on “originality...

Thanksgiving travelers set pandemic record with more than 2.3 million in the air, TSA says

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(CNN) — Thanksgiving travelers have set a new pandemic-era air travel record in the United States. The Transportation Security Administration says it screened 2.3 million people (2,311,978) at airports across the country on Wednesday, making it the busiest day at security checkpoints since March 2020. The number is 88% of the traffic (2,624,250) on the equivalent Wednesday in 2019, before the...

A Hong Kong restaurant group is shelling out $650K to let 250 staff fly to see their families

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Hong Kong (CNN) — For Sandeep Arora, home is the ancient city of Jalandhar in India’s Punjab region. His wife, son and parents live there, but he hasn’t seen them since March 2020. Amy Stott hasn’t seen her parents — or eaten at her beloved local fish and chip shop — in Manchester, England since June 2019. Sabi Gurung, meanwhile, longs for the breathtaking mountains of Nepal, where her mom, dad...

This Expo pavilion makes its own water and energy

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Editor’s Note — CNN’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. (CNN) — The green centerpiece of Expo 2020 Dubai, the Sustainability Pavilion is dominated by a 440-feet-wide steel canopy that hosts over 1,000 solar panels, making it one of the most striking...