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In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, you can leap into the world’s largest indoor skydiving chamber at CLYMB (Yas Island, Abu Dhabi; phone +971 600 511115, www.clymbabudhabi.com). With a height of 104 feet and a width of 32 feet, about double the size of a standard indoor skydiving chamber, the chamber keeps skydivers (as young as 3!) aloft with 16 high-power fans.

Each skydive lasts around 60 seconds. The experience must be booked in advance and costs AED235 (near $64) for two...

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MGM Resorts has revealed, after the stolen information was posted online, that a hack of their guest databases in the summer of 2019 exposed the personal information of more than 10.6 million guests. The stolen information included names, addresses, telephone numbers and, in some cases, passport numbers. The hotel does not believe that any financial information was exposed.

A barrier has been set up around Rome’s Trevi Fountain to stop people from sitting along its rim. As described by Rome’s mayor, the barrier will neither block views of the fountain nor prevent people from throwing coins.

Sitting on the fountain was made illegal in 2019, but the city had not enforced that law by erecting a fence until now. The barrier will also help obstruct the occasional visitor who illegally climbs into the fountain.

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In a reversal of a plan that would have completely outlawed guided group tours in Amsterdam’s Red Light District (May ’19, pg. 4), the Dutch city announced in mid-February 2020 that guided group tours could still visit the neighborhood, but they could not include visits to the area’s display windows where sex workers pose for potential clients.

The sex workers’ union asked the city to allow tours to continue, saying that tour guides helped keep them safe by...

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The South American airline conglomerate LATAM is leaving the airline alliance oneworld on May 1. Due to separately negotiated bilateral agreements, LATAM will continue to allow passengers to redeem miles from most oneworld airlines for LATAM flights, as well as allow members of those mileage programs to earn miles for flights purchased from LATAM.

American Airlines, the only US-based member of oneworld, does not have an agreement with LATAM, so American Airlines’ mileage-program...

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More than 4.5 kilometers of boardwalk meander through a saltwater mangrove forest environment — home to numerous bird and aquatic species — in Jubail Mangrove Park (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; phone +971 56 303 2423, park.jubailisland.ae), which opened in January 2020 on the north shore of al-Jubail Island in the city of Abu Dhabi.

Points of interest along the boardwalk include a viewing tower; a floating platform on which visitors can walk on netting above the water...

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In four submarine bays on a former submarine base in Bordeaux, France, works of famous artists are projected on the water and on walls 39 feet high in the digital art space Bassins de Lumières (Impasse Brown de Colstoun, Bordeaux; www.bassins-lumieres.com/en), which opened April 17.

Artists featured until Jan. 3, 2021, are Gustav Klimt and Paul Klee. Visitors access gangways and quays over water for the immersive experience created by 90 video projectors and 80 speakers. A separate...

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Elvas, in eastern Portugal, has a long history of preserving plums in syrup. The town’s oldest operating plum-processing factory is Frutas Doces (Rua Martim Mendes, 17A; phone +351 268 628 364, ameixas-elvas.com), founded in 1919, and visitors to its museum can watch workers prepare greengage plums using traditional methods.

Also on display are items from the factory’s 100 years, including tools, advertising and packaging. Open daily, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Entry is...

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