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Expedia Group released its 2021 Travel Trends Report, highlighting the critical role travel will play in bringing people together following nearly a year of relative isolation. The report* contains findings from a study of 2,200 Americans in partnership with data intelligence firm Morning Consult, which explored how COVID-19 has influenced trip plans and the way consumers feel about travel in the year ahead. In combination with proprietary data from Brand Expedia®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Travelocity®, and Vrbo®, the report provides a broad outlook on travel and industry recovery in 2021.
Royal Caribbean International announced the extension of the Singapore season for Quantum of the Seas, one of Asia’s largest and most revolutionary ships. This follows the success of the safe cruises pilot programme, which launched in December 2020. With this extension, Royal Caribbean will deploy Quantum for an additional three months in Singapore between 22 March 2021 and 21 June 2021.
Miami’s Art Deco District lights up with the opening of Moxy Miami South Beach. Lightstone, the developers behind three award-winning Moxy hotels in New York City, has created a stylish, playful open-air concept celebrating Miami’s cosmopolitan culture and breezy outdoor living.
Today marks the official entry of Six Senses Botanique into the Six Senses portfolio. This emerald gem is located 2.5 hours from São Paulo and 3.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro. It lies at the confluence of three river valleys in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains, known as the “mountains that weep” due to the abundance of springs and rivers. For Six Senses Botanique, however, there is plenty to be happy about.
On February 2, six and a half months after first reopening, the islands of French Polynesia announced they were suspending entry for nearly all travelers.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is ushering in a new year on the East Cape with personalised journeys to inspire fresh beginnings and foster joyful memories in 2021. Four Seasons welcomes all travellers – whether seeking balance through healing treatments at Oasis Spa, craving unparalleled adventures on land and by sea, pining for a relaxing retreat spent poolside sipping Costa Palmas’ exclusive CP73 tequila blend or embarking on a gastronomic discovery with each vibrant bite of authentic Baja cuisine.
flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, will resume flights to Colombo with a twice-weekly service. Flights to Colombo start from 17 February as the authorities in Sri Lanka ease travel restrictions for international travel. The carrier will operate flights between Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Colombo International Airport (CMB) with flights now available to book on flydubai.com.
Marriott has expanded its Autograph Collection to Singapore with the rebranding of one of the best boutique heritage hotels in the city.
Owned by The Garcha Group, the 49-room hotel opened in 2018 as the first Six Senses hotel in Singapore. Six Senses ceased management of the hotel on 31 May 2020, and now Marriott has officially added the property – rebranded as the Duxton Reserve Singapore – to the Autograph Collection.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is starting the new year with seven new member hotels, including being back on the South African map with three hotels from The Liz McGrath Collection. Together with an Italian trio and a historic hideaway on Bastia’s hilltop citadel in France, these make up the latest additions to the portfolio.
Once home to Greek gods and a favorite destination of Jackie Kennedy as well as artists, poets, designers and actors, Mykonos isn’t new to the limelight. But the whole story of the island is rarely told: enter Kalesma.