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Wuguan Books: A Taiwan bookstore where you shop in the dark

(CNN) — Remember when you used to sneak a flashlight under the covers so you could read a book after bedtime? A bookshop in Taiwan promises you a similar experience. Visitors make their way through the store in extreme darkness, except for the dim spotlights on each of the book covers and reading lights on […]

Stace to lead travel business at Saga | News

Saga has announced the appointment of Nick Stace as chief executive of its travel business. He currently holds the role of chief strategy officer with the company, and will take up his new role with immediate effect. In his new role Stace will oversee the cruise and tours businesses, while he will also retain responsibility […]

Travel Goes Members-Only – The New York Times

Wyndham Destinations is one of the world’s largest time-share companies. At its Wyndham Vacation Clubs, which include four different brands, 900,000 owners, 230 Wyndham club resorts and 4,300 affiliated properties, online bookings for Club Wyndham (the flagship of the four brands) were up 18 percent in July, and 80 percent of resorts were seeing longer […]

Low-cost carries cut capacity as second Covid-19 wave bites

New data from Cirium suggests low-cost airlines in Europe have further scaled back flight operations in recent weeks. Carriers are reacting to a second wave of Covid-19 across the continent and the associated travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. The principal operating divisions of Eurowings, Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Wizz Air had collectively clawed their […]

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Turns Over a New Leaf

Only a skeleton staff at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden witnessed the blizzard of cherry blossoms scattered by spring breezes during the pandemic shutdown. Delicate blooms of wisteria tumbled over pergolas and plump roses unfurled with no appreciative fans to say “Oooh.” The garden reopened in August for a limited daily number of socially distanced visitors. […]

This aviation startup is soaring ahead with hydrogen-powered planes

(CNN) — Last month, a navy blue, six-seater aircraft took off at Cranfield Airport in England. Usually, a 15-minute, 20-mile flight wouldn’t be noteworthy — but this was the world’s first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered flight for a commercial-size aircraft. The plane’s powertrain — the mechanism which drives the plane, including fuel tanks and engine — was […]