This city wants to revolutionize how we travel

This city wants to revolutionize how we travel

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A major road artery running from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al-Khaimah, it's a perennial flashpoint in Dubai, where car ownership is higher than both New York and London, according to 2015 figures from the Road and Transport Authority (RTA). Some of the congestion has been eased by the Dubai Metro, which saw over 191 million passenger journeys in 2016, up 12.7 million year-on-year. Few dispute there's more to be done, however. It'll come as little surprise that Dubai is looking for solutions in a way only Dubai could.Looking to the skiesOne fix is to take the traffic to the skies. The RTA announced in February a collaboration with Chinese company Ehang, designers of a 500-pound single seat drone. Since then the authority has pursued a relationship with German manufacturer Volocopter…
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Employees Only opens bar in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong (CNN) — Pink neon letters point to a party inside. But those standing in long lines outside the otherwise easy-to-miss bars aren't waiting for the resident clairvoyant, but for award-winning cocktails.For more than a decade, Employees Only has been a mainstay on the New York speakeasy scene. And recently they've expanded into Asia, with the latest edition opening in Hong Kong's party central, Lan Kwai Fong."The name 'Employees Only' carries so much weight with the worldwide cocktail community that I feel like they could open one anywhere and people would be lining up to get in," says Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail, a spirits industry festival.The retro-style bar has received numerous awards from Tales of the Cocktail, including Best American Bar Team of 2015, Best…
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Beijing’s 20 best hotels | CNN Travel

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(CNN) — As Beijing marches ahead in the global power stakes, its armory of world-class hotels strengthens year on year, if not month on month. It's not all flashy five-star high-rises either; the city's timeworn alleyways are home to secluded boutique boltholes and restored courtyard residences fit for an emperor.Expensive:Rosewood BeijingRosewood Beijing became the first Rosewood hotel in China when it opened in 2014.Courtesy Rosewood BeijingRosewood ruffled a few hospitality feathers when it shook up Beijing's hotel scene in late 2014. From the staff's individually tailored suits to the hand-picked books and objects adding personality to the 240 guest rooms and suites, no expense was spared and every detail pored over. Discreetly dazzling design throughout comes courtesy of Australia's BAR Studio, whose hotel client list reads like the ultimate round-the-world…
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5 reasons Bhutan is worth the US$250 daily fee

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(CNN) — Bhutan's strategy of "low volume, high quality" tourism has made it a highly regarded destination among discerning travelers.It costs an official US$250 per day per person to sample the charms of this isolated Himalayan kingdom, an amount that includes land transport, accommodations, food and guide service.While it's not quite an arm and a leg, the cost does seem restrictive for some. It's the government's way of keeping the country from being overrun by mass tourism, while at the same time ensuring its preferred visitors get the most value out of their trips.So is it really worth the money? These five experiences have convinced us it is.1. Bhutanese lifestyleBhutan's rich cultural identity is well preserved.courtesy Andrea OschettiThe word "authentic" is more overused than the word "sorry" in tourism, but…
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