Transportation Dept. Proposes Changes to Federal Policy on Flight Refunds

Amid an infuriating summer for air travel, the Department of Transportation is proposing changes to federal policy that guide flight refunds, providing more recourse for passengers when airlines cancel flights…

Brand-new baby hippo is ‘strong and looking really healthy so far’

(CNN) — Bibi the hippo gave birth Wednesday night, the Cincinnati Zoo said in a tweet Thursday. “Bibi gave birth around 10 p.m. and all seems to be going well…

K2 just had its busiest climbing season ever

Hong Kong and Islamabad (CNN) — The world’s second highest mountain, K2 in Pakistan, has welcomed a record-breaking number of climbers this year amid a post-pandemic surge of summit fever.…

The diamond-inspired superyacht concept with an on board ‘waterfall’

(CNN) — Real diamonds shouldn’t float in water. But this brilliant new superyacht concept with an on board cinema, helipad and three integrated pools, is clearly an exception to the…

What the ‘golden age’ of flying was really like

Editor’s Note — Monthly Ticket is a CNN Travel series that spotlights some of the most fascinating topics in the travel world. In August, we’re going back in time to…

Ruby Hotels will pay for staff tattoos

(CNN) — In the cut-throat post-pandemic world of hospitality, getting the best employees is everything. Now one hotel group has decided to lure in stellar staff by offering a golden…

ETIAS EU entry scheme is postponed

(CNN) — Planning a trip to Europe next summer? The cost of living may be rising but there’s one small comfort — you no longer have to pay €7 ($7.35)…

French mayor wants Mont Blanc climbers to pay €15,000 rescue and funeral deposit

(CNN) — Anyone wanting to summit Europe’s tallest peak, Mont Blanc, may soon have to put up a €15,000 (about $15,300) deposit to cover possible rescue and funeral costs under…

The forest growing in the world’s hottest sea

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles…

How Heat Waves are Changing Tourism in Europe

It was the middle of July, peak summer travel season, and the news from Europe wasn’t looking good: A heat-induced “surface defect” briefly closed the runway at London’s Luton Airport.…