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‘The Lost World’: New book highlights Japan’s abandoned rural spaces

(CNN) — Simply saying the word “Japan” can bring up images of manga, maid cafes and neon lights. But for Dutch photographer Maan Limburg, Japan is a series of rural landscapes punctuated by empty houses. Her photographs of these places — from houses departed in the wake of natural disasters to closed-down theaters with the …

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EU airlines face strikes, struggle to find workers post-covid summer travel

Some airlines and airports are struggling with the post-covid demand for travel. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON—Delays, cancellations and strikes. It’s been a messy time for many European tourist hotspots as airlines and airports struggle to cope with staffing problems and pent-up travel demand after Covid-19 lockdowns. Thousands of flights have …

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With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

NICE, France — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited” or “recommended” people to go back to wearing face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests. From Paris commuters to tourists on the French Riviera, many people seem …

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All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

DALLAS — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation’s airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions caused by thunderstorms that slowed air traffic. American Airlines canceled …

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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. know as Oceanix City, it plans to provide homes for a community …

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