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WATER CRISIS IN CAPETOWN

How residents are coping
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06 APR 2018: The profound water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is affecting the rich and poor, tourists and hosts. In this short doc produced by the German political advocacy group Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Tadzio Müller demonstrates just what it means to live on 50 liters (13.2 gallons) of water per day. MORE

THE LONGEST FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD 2018

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06 APR 2018: As of January this year these were the five longest airplane flights you could take. So, sit back, relax and be thankful your participation will only last a few minutes.   MORE

LUXURY CRUISING ON AN ICEBREAKER

Ponant introduces a new segment in cruising
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06 APR 2018: Ponant’s brand chairman and corporate special advisor, Edie Rodriguez said recently, “As the world is getting wealthier, (this wealthy segment) tried mass market cruising, river cruising and they want a different genre,” she says referring to the latest Forbes list of the world’s richest - a record 2,208 billionaires worldwide. MORE

THE WAY TO GO

In London the Oyster Card is a must
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06 APR 2018: It’s an easy efficient, economical way to travel around London and even better to feel like a local while doing it. And it’s good not just on the tube and on busses – use your Oyster card on trains, Thames Clipper boats, trams and even the Emirates Airline cable cars. Here’s how to buy one (it’s simple and convenient) and some important tips on how to travel around London MORE

WHAT NOT TO DO IN THE NETHERLANDS

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06 APR 2018: Whether Heading to Amsterdam for a Crazy Night in the Red Light District, or to Haarlem for an architecture and art rendezvouses or to Rotterdam, the Netherlands has a lot for people to do when they visit. This video goes over some things you shouldn't do when you go to The Netherlands.  MORE

BE HAPPY IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

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06 APR 2018:  We always like to have a music video on Fridays to get you ready for the coming weekend. And if this happy music video for the 32 islands of the beautiful country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines doesn’t make you smile (and sing along) well, probably nothing will. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

CUTTING EDGE

Canada testing technology to secure seamless global air travel
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26 JAN 2018: The Government of Canada will collaborate with the World Economic Forum and partners to test emerging digital technologies and how they can improve security and the seamless flow of legitimate air travellers, with the launch of the Known Traveller Digital Identity prototype.   MORE

DAVOS IN THE NEWS

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26 JAN 2018: Some of the world's most powerful leaders (and a number of Hollywood-type celebrities) take over the town of Davos, Switzerland every January. Ever wonder the why, what, and how, of it all? (VIDEO) MORE

TOO FAR. TOO FAST.

Airline stocks drift lower for a second straight day
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26 JAN 2018: Planes are full and airlines are making huge profits, but airline stocks were falling for a second straight day because investors fear that the airlines are growing too rapidly. They worry that airlines are adding so many flights and seats that they will spark fare wars that cut into profits.   MORE

DON'T BREATHE THE AIR

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26 JAN 2018: Thick smog choked Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, hiding what on other days is an impressive spectacle of sea, hills, and skyline. Every monitoring station in Hong Kong reported dangerously bad air. Winter often brings heavy air pollution to this specially governed metropolis of southern China, but particulate matter levels on January 22 hit eight times the acceptable maximum. Officials warned children, elderly, and those with heart or lung problems to stay inside. (VIDEO) MORE

SEAWORLD FROM PARK TO PLANET

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SeaWorld's conservation efforts are helping to save coral reefs and keep the oceans clean. More than 31,000 stranded, ill or injured animals like sea turtles, sea lions and dolphins have been given a second chance at life thanks to its animal rescue efforts. (VIDEO)   MORE

MAKING IT EASY

Brazil offers e visa to Americans in bid to increase tourism
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26 Jan 2018: Brazil is making it easier and cheaper for Americans to apply for a visa following a decline in the number of visitors from the US in recent years. As of February 1, Americans can complete the visa process completely online, instead of visiting a consulate or paying an expeditor to do so. The price of the visa will drop from US $160 to $40.   MORE

SELF PARKING SLIPPERS

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26 JAN 2018: Combining the ultimate in traditional hospitality with Nissan's autonomous driving technology, one Japanese inn is treating guests to some unusual amenities: self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions. At first glance, the ProPILOT Park Ryokan looks like any other traditional Japanese inn, or ryokan. Slippers are neatly lined up at the foyer, where guests remove their shoes. Tatami rooms are furnished with low tables and floor cushions for sitting.(VIDEO)   MORE

PARIS

Know before you go
By CINDY-LOU DALE
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26 JAN 2018: Paris's seductive charms are legendary, and for good reason: Inviting sidewalk cafés, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities - beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn. But with expectations running so high, Paris can occasionally disappoint. When you find yourself elbow-to-elbow with throngs of tourists, tucking into yet another overpriced meal, you'll wonder how the Paris that travellers fall in love with has proved so elusive. Unless, that is, you discover how to avoid the top ten mistakes first-timers make in the City of Light.   MORE

GOOD VIBRATIONS

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26 JAN 2018: Operations agent Kyran Ashford said he hopes to give travellers "30 seconds of positive vibes" as he dances down the tarmac at Greater Rochester International Airport in New York. Ashford is the exuberant dancing sensation bringing light and life to the tarmac of the upstate airport, captured in a now-viral Facebook video by passenger country music artist Terry McBride and posted to social media. (VIDEO) MORE
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