UK amber list: Countries to spend 11 days in to avoid hotel quarantine


Explained: UK’s traffic light for travel system

The UAE remains red-listed for travel to the UK.

In Britain’s most recent update to its international travel rules, which came into effect on Tuesday, travellers cannot fly directly from the UAE to the UK without spending 10 days in mandatory hotel quarantine.

At a cost of £1,750 ($2,480) for a single adult, that’s an expensive investment for a largely uninspiring hotel stay. But other options exist for UAE residents keen to travel to the UK to visit friends and family this summer.

While green-listed destinations are few and far between, Iceland is

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Fort Madison, Keokuk, look for hotel-motel tax revenues to rebound after summer travel soars


FORT MADISON (WGEM) — After a tough year for tourism, cities across Southeast Iowa are now assessing the toll the pandemic has taken on their revenues as they hope for a better year this year.

Fort Madison city manager David Varley said in a regular year, the city’s hotel-motel tax would bring in roughly a quarter of a million dollars.

“It will be down 30 percent hotel-motel revenue,” he said. “That’s about $56,000 compared to last year.”

Keokuk is facing a similar situation.

City manager Cole O’Donnell said in 2019, the city’s hotel-motel tax generated $298,000 but only generated $150,000

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Boutique hotels in Iran: a new book picks some of the best


(CNN) — Cultural heritage, great food and… boutique hotels?

Some people travel to Iran for its history — the 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country, for starters. Others go for the living culture — the great food and legendary day-to-day hospitality that regular travelers rave about.

Thomas Wegmann is a little different. For him, the most striking thing about Iran is its hotels.

Not grand seven-star hotels, either, but small, boutique properties run by families — while being absolutely cutting edge.

“In Iran, there’s a superb scene of boutique hotels combining contemporary design with characteristic Persian heritage —

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Puglisi to lead Grand Hotel Timeo in Italy | News


Belmond has announced the appointment of Massimiliano Puglisi as general manager of Grand Hotel Timeo, a Belmond Hotel, Taormina.

He will take up his new role at the Sicilian property with immediate effect.

A native Sicilian, Puglisi has travelled and worked extensively throughout his 22 years of experience in luxury hospitality.

Prior to joining Belmond, he served as general manager of the Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection in Newport, Rhodes Island.

Having worked with numerous renowned luxury hotel brands in the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States, Puglisi has developed a strong guest-focused approach and strived to understand what makes

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Expedia launches huge sale with up to 40% off hotel stays until January 2022


Expedia has launched a huge five-day sale with a bonanza of daily deals and discounts for holidaymakers, including up to 40% off hotel stays through to January 2022.

The bookings website has launched ‘Expedia Travel Week’ which will include daily offers across 50,000 hotels and 800 activities, as well as specially-curated itineraries to offer up a dose of inspiration.

There are heaps of UK hotel deals this summer, with the brand finding that the most popular spots for the summer include London, Devon, Lake District, North Wales and Edinburgh.

The best part is that the deals are valid for stays

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PM Trudeau to quarantine at Ottawa hotel after upcoming trip to G7 summit


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will spend his travel quarantine following an upcoming trip to Europe at an Ottawa hotel, not one of the government’s designated hotels for international air travellers.

Trudeau is travelling to the United Kingdom later this week to attend the G7 leaders summit in Cornwall, his first foreign trip since he was in Ethiopia, Senegal, Kuwait and Germany in February 2020.

Currently, all international air passengers are limited to landing in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, and must spend up to three days in a designated quarantine hotel near those airports while they await the

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