Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (October 26, 2020): Top 10 best destinations for winter sun. For most travelers, 2020 feels surreal and empty, almost like this year never really took place. With the pandemic in full force across the globe and the constantly changing quarantine rules, it is more complicated and discouraging than
Yesterday, I arrived in Namibia (my 143rd country!) to start a 10 day tour with G Adventures! But as I’ve been wandering around the unique capital city of Windhoek, I couldn’t help but notice how GERMAN everything feels. Seriously, the culture is bizarre here in Namibia! As I investigated further, I discovered that Namibia was
(CNN) — The Covid-19 pandemic may have irreversibly changed the world as we know it, but it seems there are some things that can still be counted on. And struggling Italian towns selling off abandoned homes at bargain prices in a bid to reverse a trend of depopulation is undoubtedly one of them. The picturesque
Recently, a woman reportedly sent a package to Italy, supposedly containing items that she had taken from the historical site of Pompeii, along with a note of apology. International media quickly picked up on the strangeness of the incident, due in large part to the fact that in her letter the woman claims that she has been
Emirates has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International airport. The contactless airport experience is now open to passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless travel journey from specific check-in to boarding gates, improving customer flow through the airport with less document checks and less queuing.
Arne Sorenson, chief executive of Marriott International, has delivered a rousing performance in support of the tourism sector during the Future Hospitality Conference in Saudi Arabia. Speaking to a global audience he argued the impact of the virus would eventually be contained, with the desire to travel reasserting itself. “One of the things that gives
Qatar Airways has taken delivery today of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The development reaffirms its position as the largest operator of Airbus A350 aircraft in the world, with 52 in its fleet. The new planes will operate on strategic long-haul routes to Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar
Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today October 23, 2020): Travel Tip: How to get complimentary hotel nights? I have previously explained how to get the most discounted room rate and best deal at a luxury hotel, to help you save (lots of) money when traveling. Today, I take it one step further and explain how
American Airlines has reported third-quarter revenue of $3.2 billion, down 73 per cent year-over-year on a 59 per cent year-over-year reduction in total available seat miles. The US giant confirmed a pre-tax loss of $3.1 billion for the three-month period. Excluding net special items, the third-quarter pre-tax loss stood at $3.6 billion. “During the third
The appropriately named Troublesome Fire has crossed the Continental Divide. Strong winds in Colorado this morning sent the East Troublesome fire exploding across 1000s of acres on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. RMNP announced its closure due to fire. The fire has jumped across the Continental Divide, prompting closures and evacuations of Grand Lake. An
New data from Cirium suggests low-cost airlines in Europe have further scaled back flight operations in recent weeks. Carriers are reacting to a second wave of Covid-19 across the continent and the associated travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. The principal operating divisions of Eurowings, Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Wizz Air had collectively clawed their
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) saw RevPAR fall by 53 per cent in the three months to the end of September as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take a huge toll on the hospitality sector. The fall in RevPAR reflects a 30 per cent reduction in occupancy when compared to last year, with rates falling by
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. I recently enjoyed a lovely holiday on the Greek island of Crete. You can read my trip reports here: Today (October 21, 2020): Review of Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas (Crete, Greece) Located in a spectacular private bay on Crete’s east coast, Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas evokes the intimate
Accor has seen group revenue fall to €329 million in the third quarter of 2020, down by 69 per cent on a reported and 64 per cent on a like-for-like basis. The decline was attributed to the ongoing restrictions in travel created by the Covid-19 pandemic. RevPAR at the hotel giant fell by 63 per
► SUBSCRIBE for daily travel videos: http://bit.ly/2hyQnZ1 ► INSTAGRAM? https://www.instagram.com/drewbinsky Deanna is quite camera shy, so it took a lot of courage for her to agree to make this video ❤️ Since we met 3.5 years ago, we’ve been to about 50 countries and all 7 continents together. Contrary to what it may seem on
Courtesy Southwest Airlines The changes go into effect on Dec. 1, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Southwest Airlines has announced that it will begin booking flights at full capacity, allowing middle seats to be booked. The airline has been leaving middle seats open since the start of the pandemic in March in order to meet
Air Canada is making its fleet of all-business-class Jetz charter aircraft available to customers for commercial flights as it redeploys the fleet on popular winter routes. Each of the four Airbus A319 aircraft is configured with only 58 seats – less than half the normal number of seats on this aircraft type – providing an
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has signed Chinese ballet star Tan Yuanyuan as a global ambassador. Picked for her sense of adventure, Tan has spent years traveling the world as a multi-award-winning principal dancer with the prestigious San Francisco Ballet Company. She will be sharing her own insights and stories, inspiring Chinese travellers to
(CNN) — Mastering the art of home cooking — to riff on the title of the beloved Julia Child cookbook — has been a primary occupation during coronavirus lockdown. While preparing meals for friends and family is inextricably linked with life in general, it has taken on a new significance during the pandemic. One tradition
Ever since Native Americans blazed the first trails through the wilderness, Californians have been hikers. Oceanside rambles, desert palm oases, skyscraping peaks and silent forests await. Here are 10 of California’s best hiking trails. Editor’s note: Please check the latest travel restrictions due to COVID-19 or the California wildfires before planning any trip and always follow government advice.
Air Astana will cut a number of flights in the coming weeks on the orders of the domestic ministry of health. The number of flights to Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine and Germany will be cut from today. The weekly frequency of flights to Istanbul will decrease from 16 to 12, weekly services to
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