Day: March 7, 2020

Six Senses Opens Final Lodge on Bhutan Circuit

It’s been years in the making and now Six Senses has unveiled its fifth and final lodge in Bhutan. Luxury adventurers can embark on a circuit around the Himalayan kingdom, staying in diverse accommodations across Bhutan’s western and central valleys, each designed around a specific theme. The five-valley Six Senses khamsa (“journey”) is a reflection of the hospitality brand’s values: a commitment to wellness, sustainability and unique, immersive experiences. 

Six Senses Bumthang is called the “Forest Within A Forest” and is a celebration of trees (the accommodations were built around them instead of clearing them). The sacred heart of Bhutan,

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Montage Healdsburg to Debut in Late 2020

There’s a lot to love in Healdsburg: The farming village that embodies the cool and chic we’ve come to associate with Sonoma wine country, once the sleepy sister to Napa. There are great places to eat fun shops, and by Q4 2020, a new hotel to rest your weary head after a day hitting the tasting rooms. Situated on 258 acres of rolling hills and vineyards to the north of town, Montage Healdsburg will have 130 guestrooms styled as bungalows and a true Californian approach to fine dining and wellness.

Designed like a suspended, glass-encased treehouse, the restaurant will serve

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Introducing AmaDahlia, AmaWaterways’ New Ship for the Nile

AmaWaterways has announced plans to launch a new river cruise ship on Egypt’s Nile River in September 2021. Called the AmaDahlia, the vessel will mark the 25th ship in AmaWaterways’ fleet. 

Starting in September 2021 AmaWaterways will begin offering an 11-night Secrets of Egypt & Nile cruise and land itinerary that will include a seven-night roundtrip river cruise on the AmaDahlia from Luxor and three-night pre- and one-night post-cruise stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons, Cairo at The First Residence. 

The river cruise portion of the itinerary will take in locations along the Nile such as the Great

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Coronavirus: Silversea, Riviera River Cruises Update Cancellation Options

Silversea and Riviera River Cruises have updated their cancellation and rebooking options for guests concerned about the coronavirus.

Silversea’s new rebooking options are as part of parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s “Cruise With Confidence” initiative; the options build on the luxury cruise line’s new coronavirus cancellation policy, which it announced March 5. 

Guests on cruises departing before July 31, including both existing and new bookings, now have the additional option of cancelling their voyage as late as 48 hours prior to sailing. Guests who cancel will be provided with a Future Cruise Credit. 

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Hotel Cancellations Are a Growing Problem

The FORST Business School of Tourism has included a scenario that has become a reality for many businesses today as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, now officially COVID-19, and its impact on massive international events, such as the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) of Barcelona, Venice Carnival, ITB Berlin etc.

Experts emphasize, there is no magic recipe or solution for the situation of mass hotel cancellations; the key is to analyze each element and take customized strategies and action to guarantee the highest level of customer loyalty in the future.

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