Mindfulness City in Kingdom of Bhutan Unveiled as Future Economic Hub
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by aoife.oriordan
17h ago
In front of an audience of 30,000 Kingdom of Bhutan residents and officials, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck presented his vision for a new economic hub in Bhutan. Located between India to the south and China to the north, Bhutan is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Bhutan came late to global tourism. It opened its borders to international visitors in 1974 and, while tourism definitely increased, residents are enduring “light” rush-hour traffic in Thimphu, its capital city, as the only Asian capital without traffic lights. Now, with talk of an Economic Zone p ..read more
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Amansara Review
Global Traveler Magazine
by KatieS
19h ago
It was more than a car journey; it was a transition between worlds. At our first hotel in Siem Reap, huge coaches constantly pulled up outside the lobby to deposit or receive international tour groups; we departed in very different style, in a 1965 black Mercedes limousine once owned by King Sihanouk. The mundanities of mass tourism were left behind. We progressed through the chaotic Cambodian streets in regal comfort and soon arrived at a solid gate. There was no obvious signage and little hint of what lay behind the white perimeter wall. The gate slid open and in we went. At the end of a sho ..read more
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Regent Santa Monica Beach to Debut This Summer
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by aoife.oriordan
19h ago
Regent Santa Monica Beach is slated to debut this summer, steps away from the iconic Santa Monica Pier. “The addition of Regent Santa Monica Beach to the Santa Monica communities promises to deliver an unprecedented experience for travelers and locals alike,” said Younes Atallah, general manager, Regent Santa Monica Beach. “With a commitment to distinguished, bespoke service alongside an alluring oceanfront location, we are eager to share this incredibly special property with the world and welcome guests to indulge in a modern evolution of traditional luxury.” © Regent Santa Monica Beach The ..read more
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Aurora Expeditions Welcomes Third Small Ship, “Douglas Mawson,” to Fleet
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by KatieS
21h ago
Earlier this month, Aurora Expeditions announced plans to soon welcome its third small ship, Douglas Mawson, to its fleet. Slated to set sail in 2025, the revolutionary small ship will take an average of 154 passengers to the world’s wildest places. The ship, named after the legendary Australian geologist and explorer, embodies Mawson’s spirit. © Aurora Expeditions The ship will feature the latest and greatest Ulstein X-BOW, designed for smoother and faster ocean crossings and world-leading fuel efficiency. Nordic interior designs will be incorporated throughout the ship. Passengers can choo ..read more
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Icelandair, Expedia Launch New Rewards Program
Global Traveler Magazine
by KatieS
21h ago
Icelandair and Expedia officially partnered to launch a new rewards program. Travelers can now earn more rewards from bookings. Saga Club members can use any amount of Saga Points toward partial or complete payment for an extensive range of travel needs, including hotels, rental cars, airport transfers and various activities. Additionally, every purchase made through Expedia for a trip to Iceland will reward Saga Club members with one Saga Point for every U.S. dollar spent. © Icelandair To use Saga Points, sign into your Saga Club account and browse the travel site powered by Expedia. Search ..read more
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Swiss International Air Lines Begins New Service from Washington, D.C., to Zürich
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by KatieS
21h ago
Swiss International Air Lines recently launched daily flights from Washington, D.C. (IAD), to Zürich (ZRH). The daily flight is one of three new international routes SWISS launches this summer season, with Toronto (YYZ) and Seoul (ICN) slated in the coming months. Flights leave Washington, D.C., for Zürich at 8:45 p.m., arriving at 10:50 a.m. local time. Flights leave Zürich for Washington, D.C., at 12:55 p.m. and arrive at 4:15 p.m. local time. “We are thrilled to launch this flight, linking these two great cities, and offering new travel opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic. Our new r ..read more
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Choose Your Coastal Adventure at The Ryder Hotel in Charleston
Global Traveler Magazine
by KatieS
21h ago
Experience Charleston, South Carolina, like never before during a stay at The Ryder Hotel. This charming property launched the Choose Your Coastal Adventure offer to take guests to the waters to see the city from a new perspective. © Coastal Expeditions The hotel partners with Coastal Expeditions for this unique offer. This promotion includes a 15 percent discount on offer tours like: Charleston harbor sunset dolphin cruise Kayak and stand-up paddleboard-guided rentals out of Shem Creek Guided kayak tours from Shem Creek Morris Island Shark Tooth Adventure © Coastal Expeditions Guests of ..read more
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Birder’s Delight at Brewery Gulch Inn & Spa
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by KatieS
21h ago
Calling all bird lovers! Make for Brewery Gulch Inn & Spa in Mendocino, California, and book the all-new Birder’s Delight offer. Designed for nature enthusiasts, this offer takes two guests on a guided birdwatching excursion. © Brewery Gulch Inn & Spa Guests of the offer also receive a glass mosaic bird feeder to bring home, an elegantly crafted journal and pen to capture birdwatching sightings, and a special 25 percent discount in the inn’s gift shop on a pair of Noc’s binoculars. A pair of these binoculars is also available for complimentary use throughout the stay. Book this offer ..read more
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Love and Let Fly at Sandals, Beaches Resorts
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by KatieS
21h ago
On Feb. 24, American Airlines launched a new, nonstop flight (AA4407) to the Caribbean Riviera. To celebrate the new flight, Sandals and Beaches Resorts launched the Love and Let Fly offer, honoring both spring and a stronger connection between the Caribbean and U.S. travelers. This limited-time offer includes a complimentary Island Routes Powerboat Adventure, Island Routes Dunn’s River Catamaran Cruise, AA4007-inspired cocktail specials and more. © Sandals Resorts This offer is available to book through May 16 for travel through May 24 using promo code FLY4007 for guests booked five nights ..read more
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Brazil to Require Travel Visas from American, Canadian, Australian Travelers in 2025
Global Traveler Magazine
by KatieS
21h ago
Next year will see Brazil establish a new visa system for travelers coming from the United States, Canada and Australia. Similar to the European Travel Information and Authorization System in the European Union, American, Canadian and Australian travelers planning to visit Brazil must apply for an e-visa online. Originally planned to roll out this April, the e-visa will take effect next year. The price will set travelers back $80.90 per person, but this payment lasts 10 years and across multiple entries into Brazil. Stays on the new visa will be limited to 90 days per year. To apply for an e-v ..read more
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