Here are the latest travel developments you need to know about the past seven days.
Omicron Still Complicates Travel As The Holidays Approach
France fell this week in the CDC’s highest risk category for travel.
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Passenger jumped from jet while another crew assaulted
No wonder people are looking for alternative, perhaps less stressful means of transportation.
Remember when travel was glamorous?
There are a lot of cool new high speed trains
As the world grapples with climate change, short-haul flights seem less and less attractive to many travelers. For intercity or international journeys of up to 700 kilometers (345 miles), the high-speed train seeks to be the most efficient alternative, and nowadays trains can reach speeds of up to 290 km / h. (180 mph) or more.
China is the world leader in the field, but Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium and England are expanding the European network and other countries are expected to follow suit by the 2030s.
London has the best bars in the world
For the second year in a row, London’s Connaught Bar, located at the 124-year-old Connaught Hotel in Mayfair, was named the world’s best bar. This is thanks to its elegant Cubist-inspired setting, five-star hospitality and a cocktail offering that includes a Martini cart where personalized drinks are prepared at the table.
And Europe has incredible cheeses
Total eclipse over Antarctica
The solar eclipse has brought a few minutes of total darkness to the continent which generally experiences daylight during its summer season.
A complete solar eclipse has brought a few minutes of total darkness to Antarctica, which typically experiences 24/7 daylight during its summer.
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CNN’s Melissa Alonso, Caroll Alvarado, Julia Buckley, Alaa Elassar, Jack Guy, Ben Jones, Sharif Paget, Teodora Preda, Francesca Street, Mohammed Tawfeeq and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.