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The 17 most photogenic vacation spots on the planet

By The Hub team, May 23, 2017

Beach view looking up at the homes built on the cliffs in Positano, Italy. There are a lot of beautiful places to travel, but only some truly shine under your camera's scrutinizing gaze. Here are 17 of the most photogenic vacation spots in the whole entire world. Don't bother choosing a filter…they're as gorgeous as it gets, all on their own.

Beach view looking up at the homes built on the cliffs in Positano, Italy.

Positano, Italy

From vibrant beach umbrellas and lush gardens to pastel homes built on cliffs overlooking the sea, this Amalfi Coast destination is the closest we've come to finding paradise.

Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada beneath the Rocky Mountains.Balberts/Getty Images

Alberta, Canada

In Banff National Park, cobalt Lake Louise glistens beneath the snowcapped Rocky Mountains.

A home overlooking the mountains at sunset in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.Strickke/Getty Images

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Rustic yet chic, Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons become more gorgeous with each season.

Fishing homes along the water in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam12ee12/Getty Images

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Emerald water, jutting limestone pillars and adorable fishing homes built on stilts: It's no wonder this picture-perfect bay is the most visited place in Vietnam.

Horses grazing on Patagonia, Chile's rustic landscape.Kavram/Getty Images

Patagonia, Chile

Visit during Chile's summer (December to February), when the sun hardly ever sets on Patagonia's rustic and sublime landscape.

Aerial view of the whitewashed homes overlooking the sea in Santorini, GreeceAetherial/Getty Images

Santorini, Greece

Cobalt-blue-sea and whitewashed houses as far as the eye can see.

View of Central Park in Manhattan, New YorkLukeAbrahams/Getty Images

Manhattan, New York

This concrete jungle is quite the stunner. Just visit Central Park during fall and you'll understand.

Aerial view of hundreds of hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey.Goinky/Getty Images

Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot-air balloon is the best way to take in this rocky landscape, made up of hundreds of “fairy chimneys."

A school of fish swimming below the surface in the Great Barrier Reef.pniesen/Getty Images

Greet Barrier Reef, Australia

For the best views in Queensland, you're going to have to dive below the surface. There, you'll find sea turtles and 1,400 types of fish along the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on earth.

Aerial view of the cliffs and ocean in The Algarve, PortugalSimonDannhauer/Getty Images

The Algarve, Portugal

There's a reason why this coastal stretch in southern Portugal is one of the most popular summer destinations in all of Europe.

Blue walk stairwell with colorful pots in MoroccoRuslanKaln/Getty Images

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Sky-colored alleyways, vibrantly-painted buildings and cobblestone streets make up the old city in Chefchaouen, which was originally built to represent God and heaven.

Hidden beach below emerald green cliffs in Kauai, HawaiiAdam-Springer/Getty Images

Kauai, Hawaii

The Na Pali Coast, a rugged, 16-mile stretch on the island of Kauai, offers some of the most breathtaking views in all of Hawaii. Think: emerald green cliffs, lush valleys and hidden beaches.

Colorful homes along a canal in Burano, Italy.Adisa/Getty Images

Burano, Italy

One of the most colorful places on earth, this small island in Venice is practically a work of art.

Narrow fjord in between the mountains of Western Norway.cookelma/Getty Images

Western Norway

Norway's western coast is made up of dozens of narrow fjords, which cut through the mountains creating majestic waterfalls, steep cliffs and glaciers.

Sunset over the water on the Palawan Islands in the Philippines.MaxTopchij/Getty Images

Palawan, Philippines

One of the least inhabited places in the world, the Palawan Islands are a pristine, tropical paradise. Just wait until you see the sunset from here…

A canal in Annecy, France with cobblestone streets and homes along it.DWalker44/Getty Images

Annecy, France

No, this isn't a page from a fairy-tale, it's a real French Alpine town complete with cobblestone streets; colorful, timber homes; and canals winding from end to end.

California's Pacific Coast Highway over looking the ocean in Big Sur.65mmre/Getty Images

Big Sur, California

If you've never driven down California's Pacific Coast Highway, it deserves a prominent place on your travel bucket list. As you cruise along Big Sur, you'll spot iconic McWay Falls, Bixby Creek Bridge and scenic Pfeiffer Beach.

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United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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