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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the second phase of measures to rebuild global consumer confidence to encourage the return of t ...


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As the region slowly emerges from lockdowns and people adapt to the ‘new normal’, we bring you a few staycation ideas to kickstart the leisure ...


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Etihad Airways has launched ‘Etihad Wellness’, an expanded and more comprehensive health and hygiene programme and customer guide, buildi ...


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As part of efforts to increase the number of tourists coming into Bahrain, with a special focus on Saudi Arabia post Covid-19, the Bahrain Tourism and Exh ...


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In a world first, Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with Meta Touch, a groundbreaking UAE company, to deploy new touchless technology across 53 elevators a ...


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People & Places


  • Costa Cálida, the Mediterranean golfing haven in Spanish province Murcia, is all set to welcome back golfers, after its golf courses were forced to close for months because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hacienda del Alamo, El Valle, and La Torre are among the highly regarded courses already open, with the iconic La Manga Club set to reopen on July 1. The highly anticipated reopening of the courses will be welcome news to Spanish golfers, as well as tourists. Ahead of reopening, each venue has undergone a thorough risk assessment to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff members.

  • marhaba, dnata’s airport hospitality brand, further enhanced its offering to help Dubai passengers enjoy a safe, seamless and worry-free travel experience throughout their journey. In addition to its popular Airport Meet & Greet and Chauffeur Services, marhaba also provides innovative Home Check-in and Baggage Disinfection Services, enabling travellers to safely and quickly complete the flight check-in process at any location in Dubai, up to 24 hours before their flight. These offerings can be booked for only Dh237 ($65).

  • Le Vendôme, in Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi has reopened. In compliance with Covid-19 safety precautions, the service will be à la carte rather than a buffet. The restaurant serves à la carte delicacies for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and caters for in-house guests as well as for external guests visiting the Palace. The operation hours will be from 8am to 8pm. Breakfast will be served from 8am to 11am and à la carte from 11am to 8pm.

  • Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao, Bangkok prepares to welcome back guests from July 1. Customers can avail its latest offer, Stronger Together, featuring an indulgent overnight stay at only $38 per night inclusive of breakfast for 2 adults. The hotel's 565 rooms and suites boast great panoramic views of this energetic city and overlook the hotel’s garden and nearby Chatuchak Park.

  • TIME Hotels is spreading goodwill by positively impacting local and regional communities during the Covid-19 crisis. It is offering medical workers and healthcare professionals from across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, a complimentary stay at a choice of two of its properties in Dubai, valid until end of this year. Forty hospitality vouchers are being offered which include three nights complimentary stay with breakfast at TIME Oak Hotel and Suites or TIME Grand Plaza Hotel.

  • A Dubai based hospitality tech start-up, Opaala is offering a smart service system to UAE hospitality venues on a complimentary basis in order to tackle industry pitfalls following the Covid-19 outbreak. With Opaala, customers are able to browse high-design, interactive menus where they can now place orders, enter dietary requirements, request for the assistance of a waiter, and call for the bill through their mobile browsers, all by scanning a simple Quick Response (QR) code available on the table. The Opaala solution is a browser based and seamlessly integrated into the venue’s Point of Sale (POS) system and can be customised for branding needs.

  • The Grupo Inversor Hesperia (GIHSA) owned La Manga Club, one of Europe’s premier destination resorts, located on the Costa Cálida in Murcia, will be reopening from July 1. The first guests at La Manga Club will be welcomed to the resort’s five-star Principe Felipe Hotel with both North and South golf courses open, as well as the golf academy and driving range areas.

  • COMO Residences London has officially reopened and guests can avail their latest offer, Stay and Save – Stay Three and Pay Two. According to this offering, if guest stay longer, they receive complimentary nights and this offer is available until mid-December 2020. Hertford Street Apartments are offering rates starting from £725.00 ($901) including VAT per night. Brick Street Residences are offering rates starting from £850.00 ($1056.12) including VAT – per night.


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