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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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Making our app more accessible for people with disabilities

By The Hub team, October 28, 2020

We're proud to launch a redesigned version of our United app to make it easier for customers with visual disabilities to manage all aspects of day-of travel, including check-in, viewing reservation details and flight status, bag tracking and more.

This latest version of our app is now available to both Android and iOS users, and it offers increased color contrast and more space between graphics. Furthermore, we have reorganized how information is displayed and announced to better integrate with screen reader technologies like VoiceOver and TalkBack, which are built into most handheld devices. By restructuring the way the information is organized on the app, screen readers are better able to convert text to audio in the proper, logical sequence, allowing customers to better understand and navigate the app.

United Zoom backgrounds for AvGeeks

By The Hub team, October 27, 2020

Calling all AvGeeks and travelers! Take your next video call from a United Polaris® seat, the cockpit or cruising altitude with United-themed backgrounds for use on Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Newly added to our collection is a background encouraging our employees and customers to vote. Our mission is to connect people and unite the world — and one of the most important ways to do that is to engage in the democratic process. No matter which party you support, we know our democracy will be stronger if you make your voice heard and vote.

So for your next meeting or catch up with friends and family, download the app to either your computer or mobile device to get started.

Looking back at a landmark year with Special Olympics

By Ryan Wilks, October 19, 2020

Earlier this summer, we shone a light on our flagship partnership with Special Olympics and our commitment to the Inclusion Revolution. In that same story, we introduced you to our four Special Olympics Service Ambassadors, Daniel, Kyle, Lauren and Zinyra (Z), who, this month, celebrate one year working at Chicago O'Hare International Airport as part of the United family.

This groundbreaking, inclusive employment program took off as a part of our ongoing partnership with Special Olympics, a community relationship that employees across the company hold close to heart. The original 'UA4' (as they call themselves) have become an integral part of the United team serving customers at O'Hare Airport. Even from behind their masks, their wide smiles and effervescent spirit exude and bring life to the service culture of excellence we strive towards every day.

"The UA4 are more than just customer service ambassadors. They are shining examples of how inclusion, accessibility and equity can have monumental impacts on the culture and service of a business and community," said Customer Service Managing Director Jonna McGrath. "They have forever changed who we are as a company. While they often talk about how United and this opportunity has changed their lives, they have changed ours in more ways than we can count."

In the two years of partnership with Special Olympics, United employees have volunteered over 10,500 hours of service at events around the world and donated over $1.2 million worth of travel to the organization.

"This inclusive employment program is what community partnerships, like ours with Special Olympics, are all about: collaborating to identify areas where the needs of the community intersect with the cultural and business opportunity, then creating the infrastructure and programming to bring the two together," said Global Community Engagement Managing Director Suzi Cabo. "Through this program, our goal is to show other companies that when you put a committed effort and focus towards inclusion and breaking down barriers, you transform lives. I challenge other business around the world to follow our lead in joining the Inclusion Revolution."

Check out the video below to hear from our Special Olympics Service Ambassadors firsthand.

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