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  • 6 April

    The Australian states of Victoria and South Australia—known as “Australia’s South”—are leading the way in sustainable infrastructure and tourism initiatives to prepare for an ecologically minded and successful reopening to tourism. For instance, both states announced plans to phase out and ban all single-use plastics—but efforts haven’t stopped there.  Adelaide encourages public transportation in the city […]

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  • 5 April

    Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, open since 1924, has shown off a sneak peek its new lobby and lobby bar experience. This is the first part of a “grand restoration;” the updated lobby, bar and event spaces will be unveiled officially on April 30, 2021. Located in the center of the lobby, Olympic Bar fully transforms […]

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  • 5 April

    Virtuoso last week announced the appointment of Mary Beth Wressell as vice president, product marketing. In this newly created role, Wressell will focus on developing strategic product and brand marketing plans, shaping campaigns for Virtuoso’s numerous products, including travel inspiration site Virtuoso Wanderlist, Best of the Best hotels and resorts, events, professional development and more. […]

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  • 2 April

    Pendry Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Pendry West Hollywood, the brand’s first hotel in Los Angeles. Pendry West Hollywood is home to 149 guestrooms and 40 Pendry Residences West Hollywood by Montage Hotels & Resorts, along with The Britely private membership club, a multi-purpose live entertainment venue, screening room, bowling alley, Spa […]

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  • 2 April

    by Rick Steves, April 2, 2021 As we’ve had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic, I believe a weekly dose of travel dreaming can be good medicine. Here’s a reminder of the fun that awaits us in Europe at the other end of this crisis. I’m in the little hill town of Arcos […]

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  • 1 April

    The list is growing. Until further notice, Windstar Cruises will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all guests.  Windstar’s six, boutique-style yachts carry fewer than 350 guests; these small ships access smaller ports, waterways, and destinations. In a press statement, the line said it arrived at the decision in the best health and wellness interests of its guests, crew, and the places […]

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  • 1 April

    Luxury Travel Advisor has reached out to a handful of top travel advisors to see what their favorite luxury hotels in Mexico are. Here’s what they had to say: Daria WesterfieldOwner, River Oaks Travel, Houston, TX With a mix of iconic properties and exciting newcomers, Los Cabos has a resort to match every mood and […]

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  • 31 March

    Luxury Travel Advisor caught up with Chris Cowdray, the CEO of the Dorchester Collection recently to see how the ultra-luxury hotel group is emerging from the pandemic. The current portfolio includes the following hotels: The Dorchester, London; 45 Park Lane, London; Coworth Park, Ascot, U.K.; Le Meurice, Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di […]

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  • 31 March

    Jumeirah Group has announced the appointment of Ermanno Zanini to the role of regional vice president and general manager of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, its flagship hotel in the United Arab Emirates. In his new role, Zanini will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s operations, while maintaining oversight for Italy and Spain. Zanini joined Jumeirah Group […]

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  • 31 March

    Ultra-luxury Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled a collection of 13 new “Spotlight Voyages” for 2021 and 2022. Each has a specific interest focus with guest hosts. These curated enrichment experiences are designed to appeal to culinary and wine enthusiasts, history buffs, Broadway aficionados and performance art followers, as well as journalism and science fans. The lineup will also feature cuisine-themed voyages with accomplished […]

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