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The countries that ceased to exist

Despite its exotic name, there's a very good reason you've never booked a vacation to the Quilombo of Palmeres. Same goes for the Islands of Refreshment, the Fiume Endeavour and Neutral Moresnet.

Island hopping in Maldives

In the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Maldives is made up of more than 1,000 islands, which tourists travel between on seaplanes.

China takes on Airbus and Boeing

In a year of startling upheaval for the aviation industry, one seismic change, at least, had already been predicted.

Why passenger jets could soon be flying in formation

Birds are the undisputed masters of aerodynamics.

10 amazing things we've learned about Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

We'd heard about the new Microsoft Flight Simulator's mega-realistic scenery, digitally distilled from satellite imagery. We knew the sim could recreate real-time weather conditions on the go, relayed from live climatic data feeds. Even real-world pilots say that the look and feel of the airplanes are, in so many ways, indistinguishable from the real...

Mexico hopes to revive tourism with Teotihuacan reopening

After months of closure, the UNESCO World Heritage site Teotihuacan in Mexico is reopening to the public despite the country's ongoing struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.

Meet the first all-women ranger unit fighting poachers

Team Lioness is an all-female ranger unit protecting Africa's wildlife from poachers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch them reunite with their families after being away on the job.

Scale model of futuristic plane makes successful maiden flight

Researchers in the Netherlands ​say they have conducted a successful maiden flight of a scale model of the Flying-V, a plane that could one day carry passengers in its wings.

Travel shaming -- another plague of 2020

For many people, travel these days is fraught with second-guessing, extra research and plenty of confusion by way of logistics, travel restrictions and safety -- and that's before you add in what everyone else has to say about your decisions.

A drop in travel helps the planet. But there's a catch

With global travel largely on pause during the Covid-19 pandemic, some cities and companies see an opportunity to rethink tourism with the planet's health in mind.

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