WTTC calls on travellers to wear masks as borders open | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in the new normal of travelling. As countries transition from lockdowns to reopening their borders, the wearing of face masks helps signal the return of safer travels, while also providing personal protection for users as well as those around them. The advice from WTTC in favour of mandatory mask wearing comes from evidence that countries which are recovering faster and avoid second Covid-19 spikes are those where…

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Earth Fare Locations Open Under New Ownership

Eight Earth Fare stores will reopen under new ownership, reports Supermarket News. The grocery chain, which filed for bankruptcy and shut down operations in February, has been given an investment from Hulsing Enterprises. Dennis Hulsing, Hulsing Enterprises president and CEO, original Earth Fare founder Randy Talley, and former Earth Fare president Mike Cianciarulu, have joined together to revitalize the brand. David Isinghood, previously of Whole Foods Market, has joined as the chief operating officer. The Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, North Carolina, was the first of the stores to open back…

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NoMad London to open in Covent Garden in December | News

New York-based hospitality company, Sydell Group, was founded by hotelier Andrew Zobler. In London, Zobler opened the Ned in partnership with Ron Burkle, as well as Soho House. This time, he has partnered with Doha-based investment firm BTC to launch NoMad London. The hotel is the first international outpost for the NoMad Hotel brand, opening its doors in December. NoMad London draws inspiration from its storied building. Formerly the Bow Street Magistrates Court, the 19th century police station in Covent Garden is located opposite the Royal Opera House. With 91…

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Rocco Forte Hotels to open new Milan property in 2023 | News

Rocco Forte Hotels has signed for a new five-star hotel opening in the fashionable centre of Milan. The hotel will be the first Rocco Forte property in the Italian city and is set to welcome guests in 2023 after a full refurbishment.  Rocco Forte Hotel director of design, Olga Polizzi, will collaborate with interior designers Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen to recreate an authentic Milanese experience that represents the sophistication and style of this design capital. Elegant interiors and furnishings will accompany inviting and intimate spaces, combined to create a…

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World of Wine to open in Porto this summer | News

This summer will see the opening of World of Wine (Wow) in Porto. Following five years of development and €105 million of investment, Wow is a collection of six immersive museum experiences, nine restaurants, bars, and cafes, event spaces, temporary exhibition space, retail outlets and a wine school. Covering more than 55,000 square metres of restored and regenerated wine cellars, it is a new cultural district within the city and is one of the largest tourism projects to launch in Europe this year. Designed around a central open-air square to…

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World of Wine to open in Porto this summer | News

This summer will see the opening of World of Wine (Wow) in Porto. Following five years of development and €105 million of investment, Wow is a collection of six immersive museum experiences, nine restaurants, bars, and cafes, event spaces, temporary exhibition space, retail outlets and a wine school. Covering more than 55,000 square metres of restored and regenerated wine cellars, it is a new cultural district within the city and is one of the largest tourism projects to launch in Europe this year. Designed around a central open-air square to…

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Cardenas Markets to Open LA Location

Cardenas Markets will open its first store in the Los Angeles area on July 1, reports Progressive Grocer. The store will open in Whittier, California in a former Stater Bros. location, which has undergone an interior renovation that “highlights the company’s new design concept while also spotlighting Whittier’s rich history.” “We are humbled and honored to serve the Whittier community,” said John Gomez, CEO of Ontario, California-based Cardenas Markets. “Our warm, friendly, and knowledgeable team members work hard to bring families and communities together by providing our customers great food,…

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Wizz Air to open first Russian base | News

Wizz Air has announced its first Russian base, in Saint Petersburg. From September, one Airbus A320 aircraft will be based at Pulkovo Airport. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced five new services to five countries from Saint Petersburg starting from September 18th. The first Wizz Air flight took off from Saint Petersburg in 2017 and to date Wizz has carried over 250,000 passengers on its Saint Petersburg routes. The aircraft will support new routes to Salzburg (Austria), Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm Skavsta (Sweden) and…

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Italy to open doors to British travellers tomorrow | News

The Italian Tourist Board has announced British visitors will be able to travel to the country with no quarantine restrictions from June 3rd. Flavio Zappacosta, manager for the board in UK & Ireland, commented: “The tourism industry is one of Italy’s key economy drivers, so it is with utmost importance that we open for business as soon as it is safe to do so.  “We know how popular Italy is for Brits and hope we can inspire them to start to plan and book an Italian holiday this year.” As…

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Italy to open doors to British travellers tomorrow | News

The Italian Tourist Board has announced British visitors will be able to travel to the country with no quarantine restrictions from June 3rd. Flavio Zappacosta, manager for the board in UK & Ireland, commented: “The tourism industry is one of Italy’s key economy drivers, so it is with utmost importance that we open for business as soon as it is safe to do so.  “We know how popular Italy is for Brits and hope we can inspire them to start to plan and book an Italian holiday this year.” As…

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