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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 Airlines Plans to Begin Flights Between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria in November

United to operate the first ever nonstop flight between Washington, D.C. and Lagos and offer more flights between D.C. and Africa than any other carrier
By United Newsroom, September 17, 2021

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today that new service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria will begin November 29 (subject to government approval). The airline will operate three weekly flights connecting the U.S. capital to Nigeria's largest city, which is also the top Western African destination for U.S-based travelers. Tickets will be available for sale on united.com and the United app this weekend.

"This new flight to Lagos has been highly anticipated by our customers and offers the first ever nonstop service between Washington, D.C. and Nigeria, as well as convenient, one-stop connections to over 80 destinations throughout the Americas including Houston and Chicago," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of international network and alliances. "On behalf of all of United we'd like to offer our sincere thanks to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and U.S. Department of Transportation for supporting our plans to provide this service."

"We are honored to work with our partners at United Airlines to welcome their second nonstop connection from Dulles International to the African continent," said Carl Schultz, acting vice president of airline business development at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. "Lagos joins nearly 50 other nonstop international destinations currently served by the National Capital Region's gateway to the world."

United will operate this route with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner featuring 28 United Polaris® business class lie-flat seats, 21 United Premium Plus® premium economy seats, 36 Economy Plus® seats and 158 standard economy seats. This flight is the only service between the U.S. and Nigeria to offer premium economy product. Flights will depart Washington, D.C. on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and return from Lagos on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

This new flight builds on United's expansion into Africa and solidifies United's leadership position to Africa from the D.C. metro area, with more flights to the continent than any other airline. Just this year, United launched new service between New York/Newark and Johannesburg, South Africa and between Washington, D.C. and Accra, Ghana. And this December and January, United will increase its service to Accra from three weekly flights to daily* as customers travel home for the winter holidays. United is also returning its popular service between New York/Newark and Cape Town, South Africa on December 1.

United's new flights comply with each country's COVID-19 protocols and customers should check destination requirements before traveling.

Making International Travel Easier

United is the only U.S. airline to offer its own one-stop-shop where customers can conveniently get "travel-ready" by finding a location to schedule a COVID-19 test as well as upload and store their test results and vaccination records directly through the airline's website and award-winning mobile app with the Travel-Ready Center. The airline's easy-to-use travel tool available on United's mobile app enables customers to reduce stress and save valuable time at the airport right from the palm of their hand. United also announced a collaboration with Abbott and became the first U.S. carrier to set up an easy way for international travelers to bring a CDC-approved test with them, self-administer while abroad, and return home.

United Next

United is more focused than ever on its commitment to customers and employees. In addition to today's announcement, United has recently:

  • Launched an ambitious plan to transform the United customer experience by adding and upgrading hundreds of aircraft as well as investing in features like larger overhead bins, seatback entertainment in every seat and the industry's fastest available Wi-Fi.
  • Announced a goal to create 25,000 unionized jobs by 2026 that includes careers as pilots, flight attendants, agents, technicians, and dispatchers.
  • Announced that United will train at least 5,000 pilots by 2030 through the United Aviate Academy, with the plan of at least half being women and people of color.
  • Required all U.S. employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Became the first airline to offer customers the ability to check their destination's travel requirements, schedule COVID-19 tests and more on its mobile app and website. 
  • Invested in emerging technologies that are designed to decarbonize air travel, like an agreement to work with urban air mobility company Archer, an investment in aircraft startup Heart Aerospace and a purchase agreement with Boom Supersonic.
  • Committed to going 100% green by 2050 by reducing 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions without relying on traditional carbon offsets, including a recent agreement to  purchase one and a half times the amount of all of the rest of the world's airlines' publicly announced Sustainable Aviation Fuel commitments combined.
  • Eliminated change fees for all economy and premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S.

About United

United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." In 2019, United and United Express® carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers. United has the most comprehensive route network among North American carriers, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  For more about how to join the United team, please visit united.com/careers and more information about the company is at united.com. United Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

*daily flights to Accra this winter are subject to government approval

 

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United, Honeywell Invest in New Clean Tech Venture from Alder Fuels, Powering Biggest Sustainable Fuel Agreement in Aviation History

United agrees to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years - which is one and a half times the size of the rest of the world's airlines' publicly announced SAF commitments combined
By United Newsroom, September 09, 2021

CHICAGO and DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United and Honeywell today announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel. When used together across the fuel lifecycle, the Alder technologies, coupled with Honeywell's Ecofining™ process, could have the ability to produce a carbon-negative fuel at spec with today's jet fuel. The goal of the technologies is to produce fuel that is a 100% drop-in replacement for petroleum jet fuel.

United Airlines to Present at the 14th Annual Cowen Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference

By United Newsroom, September 01, 2021

CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United (NASDAQ:UAL) will present at the 14th Annual Cowen Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference on Thursday, September 9. The presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. ET.

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