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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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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Phuket Hoping $1 Hotel Rooms Lure Travelers To Thailand


If traveling to Thailand sounds appealing in the first place, does the prospect of getting hotel rooms for $1 per night sound even more tempting?

Seriously: $1 per night. Now that Thailand is reopening, the country’s tourism board has proposed offering hotel rooms on the resort island Phuket for $1 as part of a campaign called “One-night, one-dollar.”

The proposal calls for participating hotels to offer foreign tourists room rates at $1 USD per night — for rooms that typically sell for between $32 and $96 per night, Chamnan Srisawat, president of Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) explains, TTG Asia

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Hilton’s bizarre 1967 plan for a space hotel


(CNN) — Two years before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the Hilton chain of hotels was already planning to welcome guests in space.

Hilton, who was then the president of the family business, proceeded to lay out a detailed plan that included both orbiting and lunar hotels. “By 1967, we’d only been doing jet travel for less than 10 years, so this was really a far-reaching concept,” says Mark E. Young, a hospitality industry historian at the University of Houston.

“But it got a lot of attention: It was in newspapers for the next several days, and not

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