Travel news: Europe will start charging for entry in 2024
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This week in travel news: The European Commission will start charging for a new visa waiver scheme next year, plus our pick of Croatian and Italian destinations and new Asian hotels.
Long awaited ETIAS The visa waiver scheme, which would require all non-EU passport holders to obtain pre-trip permission to enter the bloc, was due to be introduced by November this year. But it has been pushed back to 2024.
It will be a fast online authorization for non-EU citizens from 60 or more countries that currently do not require a visa for the EU – such as the United States and the United Kingdom – and will work much like the United States. ‘ ESTA program.
It will cost 7 euros ($7.43 at Friday afternoon exchange rates) and will cover you for three years. However, compared to ESTA – $21 for two years – it is considered a bargain.
So where are you going while the going is still good? We have some tips for you here.
Croatia’s northern Adriatic coast It is home to some of the most charming areas in the country, featuring secret beaches, ancient Roman ruins and Venetian villages. Read our guide to discover culture, history and great food.
Then there is Friuli region of Italy, tucked away on the northeastern border with Slovenia and Austria, with a wonderfully diverse landscape of mountains, valleys, beaches and lakes. Locals boast that it’s one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, so keep it to yourself, okay?
As travel returns in full swing, Asian destinations in particular are eager to boost their tourism economies after the pandemic. Hong Kong has already announced plans to give Half a million airline ticketsAnd now its neighbor Taiwan has plans Pay people holidays There.
That kind of savings can leave a little more money free to visit the area’s most exciting new ones luxury hotel To open this year.
If you’re looking for something more from your hotel, though, than infinity pools and Egyptian cotton sheets, we’ve got you covered. Nine hotels in Asia-Pacific Where the adventure begins before you even reach the front door.
We’re talking the most spectacular entrances – from zip-lining over a waterfall and landing in a hotel bar to taking a relaxing river cruise through a green gorge.
Designers and engineers are constantly working on new transport solutions for greener, cleaner, faster tomorrow. New generation of airplanes To be powered by a hydrogen Superyacht that “can fly” across the water
But what will do Transportation is visible until 2050? Alisin Malek, managing director of the Detroit-based Global Mobility Innovation Hub, gives us the lowdown on hyperloops, supersonic jets and electric aircraft.
Finally, in infrastructure improvements that are currently underway, last month India opened the first section of a 1,386-kilometer (861-mi) expressway connecting New Delhi and Mumbai. Once completed, it will be done India’s longest carriageway And it is expected to halve the travel time between the two cities.
A Pennsylvania man was arrested on February 27 after trying to bring explosives onto a Florida-bound flight. The suspect was well known to police in Lansford, Pennsylvania, for relatively minor crimes over the years, but “there’s nothing that lights up and says, ‘Hey, this is going to be the guy. Try to bomb the plane,” said a former police chief.
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“Pictures or it didn’t happen” may be the defining statement of our age. And to make your travel memories even more tangible, there is now a wide range of wonderful Photo book services To turn your digital snaps into glossy hardback keepsakes. Our partners at CNN Underscore, a product reviews and recommendations guide owned by CNN, have rounded up some of the best.
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And all the earnings are going Real-life reconstruction efforts.
A Japanese guesthouse boss has apologized for changing the spa water only twice a year.
It contained potentially deadly bacteria 3,700 times Allowable level.
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In the late 1950s, two men flew over Vegas About 65 days.