CNN Travel is here to help fuel those travel dreams, with a roundup of the world’s most liveable destinations, an airplane seat for the future and the first Michelin stars in the Middle East all on offer this week.
Live and let liveable
In 2022, the list is all about Europe, with the continent scoring six out of 10 top spots. You may not be in a position to move this year, but perhaps this list can help you narrow down where you’d like to visit next?
One hint: the winning city’s name rhymes with Blienna.
North America represented itself well on the liveability list, as long as you’re only talking about Canada. The Great White North had three of the top 10 spots this year.
Way off base
Department of Tourism Director-General Taranath Adhikari told CNN Travel that “anthropogenic activities” — a polite way to say “human behaviors” — are causing the glacier to melt much more quickly than expected.
Regardless, no need to panic. Any move will take at least two to three years because of the difficulty of gathering data on the world’s highest mountain.
The floating restaurant failed to reopen after more than two years of closure due to the pandemic.
Hong Kong’s sunken kingdom
Jumbo closed indefinitely in March 2020, but when the owners couldn’t find anyone willing to take on the cost of maintenance, they announced the closure would be permanent.
It was en route from Hong Kong to dry dock in Cambodia when it hit rough weather off the Paracel Islands.
Say hello, say Dubai
The world’s glitziest city just keeps raising the bar. Dubai’s new Museum of the Future opened this year to much-deserved fanfare.
That isn’t the only big headline in Dubai, either.
Do you lose your earbuds every single time you travel?
Euphony, a new airplane seat concept from French aircraft interior designer Safran Seats, might be the answer to your prayers.
The only downside? It’s not currently on the market, but a so-far-unnamed airline has plans to try it out for first class cabin customers in 2023.
The giant stingray was captured, electronically tagged and released in Cambodia’s Mekong river, according to Reuters.
In case you missed it
The world’s biggest freshwater fish weighs 660 pounds.
Qantas plans to launch 20-hour direct flights between Sydney and London.
Electric scooters were supposed to help fix Rome’s tourism problem.
Best face forward
Summertime is all about sunshine. But you shouldn’t use the same sunscreen on your face as you do on the rest of your body.
Quoted from Various Sources
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