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Travel news: Orient Express returns to Italy after nearly 50 years

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(CNN) — Come on, 2022, give us your greatest shot. We’re bruised and we’re battered, however we’re trying to brighter days forward.

Here are the most important tales from CNN Travel this week.

22 locations to go in 2022

These previous few years have proved that journey is a privilege, not a proper, however we’ve got a lot nonetheless to be thankful for on our well-connected little planet. We’ve put collectively a want listing of 22 dream destinations world wide that encourage us — all the pieces from nationwide parks to distant islands and different less-visited spots.
There’s Ollantaytambo in Peru’s Sacred Valley, believed to be a refuge for Inca royalty, and the energetic vibes of booming Naples, the Italian birthplace of pizza. Or if you would like to get knee-deep in nature, you might strive the Congo Basin and Gabon’s nationwide parks — all turning 20 this yr — or Munga-Thirri-Simpson Desert National Park within the Australian Outback.

Cancellation chaos

When the Covid Grinch wasn’t busy condemning us to consuming turkey alone in our bedrooms, it was ripping by airline crews and contributing to thousands of holiday flights being canceled world wide, notably within the United States.
Festive cheer was particularly missing on one Delta flight to Atlanta on December 23 when a girl allegedly punched another passenger, leading to a federal assault cost.

Big Ben bongs once more

New Year’s celebrations in London and New York have been canceled or scaled back, however at the least the cities’ iconic points of interest acquired to placed on their celebration sparkle.
In the UK capital, the place public festivities have been known as off, Big Ben slipped off its scaffolding and bonged again after a much-needed, four-year restore mission. In Manhattan, the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball acquired a contemporary protecting of Irish Waterford crystals for the town’s scaled-back celebration.
In excellent news for Americans at house and overseas, the US National Park Service is waiving entrance fees for 5 days in 2022 in any respect nationwide park websites, and the US State Department is now letting some residents return to the nation with expired passports.

The Times Sqare ball measures 12 toes in diameter and weighs 11,875 kilos.

Europe’s journey scenario hasn’t improved

Three new locations have been added to the CDC’s highest-risk category for travel: a Mediterranean archipelago, an Eastern European nation famend for its vineyards, plus the most important nation in northern Europe.
The operators of Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the fastened railway hyperlink between Britain and mainland Europe, on December 29 warned British residents who dwell within the EU that they can no longer transit through France by road to attain their continental properties.

Livin’ La Dolce Vita

Renderings of the brand new Orient Express La Dolce Vita have been revealed and, as you’d anticipate from the world’s most glamorous practice firm, they’re beautiful.

The Orient Express final rode by Italy in 1977, when the Paris-Istanbul service ended, however from 2023, a deluxe set of latest 11-carriage trains will glide by 14 of the nation’s areas and 131 of its cities, in addition to to nations past.

The journey that impressed Lonely Planet

It was the Seventies and Tony and Maureen Wheeler had a dream: to journey from London to Sydney by land, or at the least as a lot as they may. They launched into a once-in-a-lifetime journey that modified international touring perpetually.

It was the Seventies, and Tony and Maureen Wheeler had a dream: Travel from London to Sydney by land, or at the least as a lot as they may. They launched into a once-in-a-lifetime journey that modified international touring perpetually.

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