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What’s News: Travel Stories From Around the Globe

Airports must enforce same-sex security checks

Security officers are no longer allowed to search travellers of the opposite sex after they set off airport metal detectors. The policy change was made by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority in December.

Top 10 unusual holiday homes

Travel website TripAdvisor has released a list of the world’s quirkiest vacation rental homes. Picks include a home constructed from a rail car in Virginia, U.S.; a “windmill-inspired” house in Portugal; and a modern castle in Skopelos, Greece complete with a stone tower.

Stars urge travellers to be charitable

Filmmaker Spike Lee and former U.S. president Bill Clinton are urging travellers give to a fundraising campaign called MassiveGood, which funds global health initiatives. The $2 “micro-contributions” can be made at travel agencies, online travel sites such as Travelocity, and www.massivegood.org.

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