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(CNN) This week in travel news: the prime airports of 2023, new travel guidelines about the globe and the man who visited Disneyland practically three,000 days in a row.
The world’s ideal airports
There was a single normally heard refrain, Port Authority’s Executive Director Rick Cotton tells CNN, that spurred on the multibillion refurbs taking place at New York metro’s LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports: ” ‘Why are the significant airports in Asia, in Europe, so substantially far better and so substantially additional attractive?’ “
“Our internal mission statement was to make a terminal absolutely everyone loves,” says Frank Scremin, CEO of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, which is behind the airport’s $eight billion makeover. That project just won LaGuardia’s Terminal B the “World’s Ideal New Airport Terminal” honor in the prestigious Skytrax awards.
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Back in 2014, Vice President Joe Biden famously stated LaGuardia was like becoming “in some third-globe nation,” but the comments “spurred action,” says Scremin.
The style philosophy of the new terminal is “about providing guests option,” regardless of whether it really is a company traveler needing to get to a gate effectively or a household that desires to “sit and unwind and be entertained.”
Plans have been axed Monday for a light rail hyperlink from Manhattan to LaGuardia, but at least there is JFK’s ongoing $9.five billion makeover to anticipate. And for additional of these top airports that inspired New York’s face-lift, take a appear at the World’s Ideal Airports of 2023.
Law and order
Forewarned is forearmed, persons. Right here are the most up-to-date laws and guidelines travelers need to know about:
Do not hike solo in Nepal, for the reason that “there is no a single to assist you.”
Do not take lewd selfies with the statues at Japan’s new Ghibli Park.
Do not program a motorbike tour of Bali, as the island authorities are going to cease foreign vacationers from renting them.
Do go to China and remain fortunate if you hit the casinos in Macao for the reason that the borders have totally reopened.
Do swim topless in Berlin’s swimming pools, if you are a lady who supports German “totally free physique culture.”
Do celebration all evening in Miami’s South Beach, if you genuinely need to, for the reason that the booze ban soon after two a.m. has been halted. But make positive you attain Florida ahead of this five,000-mile-wide blob of seaweed does.
Meals and drink
What is the ideal meal to tuck into the morning soon after St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? A complete Irish breakfast, with a lot of black pudding and potato bread. Right here are 26 Irish foods you will need to attempt: It really is not just stout and spuds.
Mexican cuisine has also been substantially misunderstood, but a new CNN meals and travel show, “Eva Longoria: Browsing for Mexico,” launching March 26, sets out to repair that. Sign up for our new 4-component newsletter “Unlocking Mexico” for a guide to the country’s history and heritage, as nicely as recipes from Eva Longoria.
A Polish pilot created aviation history on March 14 when he became the initially individual to land a plane on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai which, at additional than 1,000 feet (305 meters) higher, is a single of the tallest hotels in the globe.
And more than in California, regional man Jeff Reitz visited Disneyland just about every day for practically three,000 days in a row, earning himself a Guinness Globe Record for his efforts.
Lastly, American lady Renee Bruns also scooped a Guinness Globe Record for the most nations visited by a individual working with a wheelchair in a year.
“I consider it really is a single of the silver linings of getting a disability,” Bruns tells CNN Travel. “I began to see the globe from a distinct point of view.”
Travel inspo for 2023
The world’s greatest locations of 2023, according to TIME
Pantelleria, Italy: Italy’s newest national park opened in 2016 on Pantelleria, kick-beginning this quiet island’s transformation into a year-round adventure location.
Vancouver, Canada: Vancouver just got its initially Michelin Guide (the initially Canadian city soon after Toronto to do so).
Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia: This remote archipelago is a go-to location for “globe-class surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling,” says TIME.
Berat, Albania: Berat was a location of refuge for the country’s Jews for the duration of Globe War II and, unusually, the country’s Jewish population in fact improved for the duration of the conflict.
Nagoya, Japan: The city of Nagoya is close to the newly opened Ghibli Park, Japan’s blockbuster theme park attraction.
Musanze, Rwanda: Musanze is the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, which has just announced expansion plans and is household to uncommon mountain gorillas.
Jeju Island, South Korea: Lengthy loved by domestic travelers, this resort island is now attracting international interest, as well.
Chyulu Hills, Kenya: This wildlife oasis is “a brief hop by way of bush plane from Wilson Airport in Nairobi,” says TIME.
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico: Rio Grande gives Americans the opportunity to go to the rainforest with no leaving the nation.
Bozeman, Montana: The small city of Bozeman is “turning into a Rocky Mountain hub,” says TIME, following a rush of pandemic relocation.
Kangaroo Island, Australia: Kangaroo Island was devastated by the bushfires of 2019-2020, but is gradually recovering.
Timisoara, Romania: Timisoara is a 2023 European Capital of Culture and will be celebrating with an array of concerts, exhibits and festivals.
Phuket, Thailand: Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island and a extended-established tourist center.
Washington D.C.: The US capital wins praise for its fashionable new hotels and booming arts and culture scene
Freetown, Sierra Leone: “All odds are on Sierra Leone to explode on the adventure travel scene,” says TIME.
Guadalajara, Mexico: In November Guadalajara will turn into the initially Latin American location to host the Gay Games worldwide sporting occasion.
Ollantaytambo, Peru: Not just a stopover on the way to Machu Picchu, this village in the Sacred Valley is a worthy location in its personal suitable.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile: As nicely as the beautiful scenery of Patagonia, this is the location to go on a puma safari.
Dijon, France: No other gastronomic hot spot cuts the mustard fairly like the city of Dijon.
Aqaba, Jordan: Jordan’s only coastal city, the landscape right here attributes in the blockbuster hit “Dune,” component two of which is out this year.
TIME magazine just announced its annual list of 50 destinations you need to place on your want list. Verify them out right here.
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