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  • 9 April

    International travel to the U.K. could resume, at the earliest, May 17, 2021, according to a report produced by the U.K.’s Global Travel Taskforce. On Friday, the taskforce released a framework to chart The Safe Return of International Travel to the U.K., deciding on a “traffic light” system, which would categorize countries based on the level of risk. Key factors, […]

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  • 9 April

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced Friday the opening of Andaz Bali, marking the entry of the brand into Indonesia. Offering “a contemporary take on the traditional Balinese village,” Andaz Bali is located in Sanur, a seaside village known for its old-world charm, beaches and sunrises. Sanur is located along Bali’s south-eastern coastline, just a 20-minute drive from Ngurah […]

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  • 9 April

    The Islands of Tahiti will officially reopen to international tourism on May 1, 2021, the president of French Polynesia announced during a press conference this week. Local authorities had decided on February 3, 2021 to temporarily suspend travel to French Polynesia for tourism from all regions. Travel through April 30 would only be authorized for […]

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  • 8 April

    Design Hotels has announced the addition of eight properties to its portfolio, spanning a brightly colored modernist delight set in the mountain ranges and desert landscape of Tucson to a pared-back minimalist retreat overlooking the Genkai Sea on Japan’s Iki Island.  Set in Japan’s culinary capital, Zentis Osaka is a 16-story, 212-room hotel that is […]

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  • 8 April

    Wilderness Safaris has announced the opening of the completely rebuilt DumaTau Camp, as well as Little DumaTau—a co-located but smaller and more intimate camp—in northern Botswana’s Linyanti Wilderness Reserve. The two new camps are situated on the same site as the previous DumaTau to take advantage of the views over Osprey Lagoon and the opportunities to watch the wealth of wildlife—including the mega-herds […]

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  • 8 April

    Silversea Cruises announced a new global vaccine requirement protocol for its healthy return to service. All embarking crew and guests must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to boarding. The only exclusion is for sailings departing from Australia, for which Silversea said the health/safety protocol is still under evaluation. Silversea also said it will introduce new eastern Mediterranean voyages onboard Silver Moon, starting on June 18, […]

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  • 7 April

    On June 15, all industries in California will be able to return to “usual operations,” according to an announcement by the office of California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health. The state, Governor Newsom said, would only fully reopen if two criteria are met: Equitable vaccine availability: If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years or […]

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  • 7 April

    Luxury real estate developer and hospitality operator Beach Enclave Turks & Caicos has announced that its new Beach Houses at Beach Enclave Long Bay are now open and accepting reservations. The new Beach Houses offer stays enhanced with wellness programs, yoga, water sports and a team of on-call concierges, butlers and chefs that can personalize each experience. […]

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  • 7 April

    Lots is happening with The Dorchester Collection’s hotels in the U.K., including plenty on the culinary side. Here’s the latest: 45 Park Lane The Mayfair hotel 45 Park Lane will reopen its al fresco terrace CUT Out on April 12, 2021, serving dishes from Wolfgang Puck’s CUT and cocktails from BAR 45. Overseen by executive chef Jamie […]

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  • 6 April

    Viking announced Tuesday that it will continue restarting limited operations with a collection of sailings around Bermuda and Iceland beginning in June 2021. As a result of strong demand among past Viking guests in the United Kingdom, Viking has also added two additional sailings of the “England’s Scenic Shores” itinerary in June 2021. All of […]

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