A sensitive refurbishment takes a well-loved eco-lodge into the next chapter of its story
Emirates, in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), is celebrating the UAE’s visionary national space initiatives with a one-off special flight. National heroes Dr Sultan AlNeyadi, who recently returned from a 6-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS) and Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut in space were guests of honour onboard.
Train travel has seen a surge in popularity with the growing emphasis on slow travel and making a holiday more sustainable. The latest government data on train travel shows that there was a 155% increase in passenger rail journeys last year. Furthermore, research shows that 64% of UK travellers are searching for green travel options, including choosing more environmentally friendly transport options and sustainable accommodation.
Viking is celebrating the start of its third expedition season in Antarctica, as the Viking Octantis® and her identical sister ship, the Viking Polaris® have arrived again in the region. Both ships will spend the Austral summer in Antarctica, before returning to North America’s Great Lakes for voyages throughout the spring, summer and early autumn.
The Middle East’s luxury travel market is evolving rapidly, extending beyond opulent experiences to incorporate heritage, innovation and sustainability. Tourism experts from around the globe will shine a spotlight on the sub-theme of luxury at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024, which will take place from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 May at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
OUTRIGGER Maldives Maafushivaru Resort introduces a new level of luxury with the Lonubo private island retreat, located just 200 meters from the resort. Guests can enjoy the ultimate in privacy and relaxation on this secluded island, which features palm-covered landscapes, sun loungers, plush beanbags, sunshades, and light refreshments for a four-hour escape.
British Airways Executive Club members can now accumulate Avios points when shopping at World Duty Free stores in London Heathrow Airport. Customers can earn one Avios point for every £1 spent on various products, including sunglasses, skincare, fragrances, and fashion items, across all terminals at Heathrow. To take advantage of this offer, Executive Club members need to sign up for the Red by Dufry loyalty program offered by World Duty Free and provide their Executive Club details in the Red by Dufry app.
Royal Caribbean International has officially welcomed the Icon of the Seas, a groundbreaking cruise ship, to its fleet after seven years of planning and 900 days of design and construction. The ship’s delivery ceremony took place at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, with more than 1,200 crew members and workers in attendance.
The new Radisson Blu Hotel at Porsche Design Tower Stuttgart, located in Stuttgart’s tallest building, offers 168 meticulously designed rooms and suites on the upper floors of this iconic structure. The hotel combines contemporary aesthetics with harmonious color palettes, paying homage to the tower’s iconic design. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond, luxurious amenities, and Radisson Blu’s signature connectivity features.
Air Canada has been honored with two awards at the Employment Equity Achievement Awards, presented by Federal Minister of Labour and Seniors, The Honourable Seamus O’Regan. The airline was recognized for its exceptional commitment to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion. Air Canada received the “Outstanding Commitment to Employment Equity” award for its holistic CARE approach, focusing on community outreach, accountability, representation, engagement, and belonging.