Travel news: World’s most spectacular airport about to double in size


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(CNN) — Traveling this week: found the wreckage of the ship that tried to warn the Titanic about the iceberg. The world’s most spectacular airport is about to double in size. And the US braces itself against Hurricane Ian.

Blue sky thinking

Changi in Singapore is no ordinary airport. It has an indoor waterfall, swimming pool, cinema, butterfly garden and more. And now the spectacular megahub is getting a whole lot bigger: here are the final details about the new Terminal 5, which will be the same size as all four current terminals combined.
And at Washington State’s Grant County International Airport, the world’s first all-electric passenger plane — named Alice — completed its maiden test flight on Sept. 27. Watch here.

Destination Inspiration

Across the Adriatic, tourist numbers to Croatia have skyrocketed since the emergence of a certain popular HBO show featuring dragons and dynastic feuds. Although most crowds crowd in Dubrovnik, it is still possible to have a more relaxed visit to the Dalmatian coast. Here are seven lesser-known beach towns to consider.

The way we were

Today, cheap roadside hotels are common, but when Kemmons Wilson opened the first Holiday Inn in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee in 1952, it was a movement that revolutionized 20th-century travel. Read the 70-year story here.
Meanwhile, travel options in Hungary from the Soviet era of the 1950s were limited, meaning the country’s Lake Balaton became the region’s answer to the Riviera. The resort’s popularity is rising again, earning it the nickname ‘The Hamptons of Hungary’.

Spotlight on Dubai

A Canadian company wants to build a series of huge moon-shaped hotels around the world. For their launch city, they have chosen a city known for its ambitious architecture: Dubai.
But in addition to all the bombast of buildings, there is also a softer, quieter side to the city. Photographer Preet Uday’s photos evoke an evocative, melancholy world of sorbet pink and saffron-orange.

We’ve won another Emmy, baby

It was the 1970s and Tony and Maureen Wheeler had a dream: to travel overland from London to Sydney, or at least as much as they could. They embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that changed global travel forever.

So fast on the heels of “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” which won a Primetime Emmy earlier this month, CNN Travel’s “The Hippie Trail” won a News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction this week. I know?! I need a bigger mantel. Check out our award-winning interactive here.

In case you missed it

The merchant ship SS Mesaba tried to warn the Titanic of the iceberg.

And in Israel, a 1,200-year-old shipwreck full of cargo has been found.

Its discovery has rewritten the history books. Look here.

“I’ve never seen so much lightning in one eye.”

Strange moans and groans were heard over the PA on an American Airlines flight.

But what were the origins of the hoo-ha and harrumphing? Listen.

Junior jet set

If we want our children to be the adventurers of tomorrow, we must equip them well as the little travelers of today. Our partners at CNN Underscored, a guide to product reviews and recommendations from CNN, rounded up 20 of their favorite kid’s luggage sets and bags for family travel.

Top image: Singapore Changi Airport expansion plans can be seen in a rendering (Changi Airport Group).

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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