Iberostar to reopen dozens of hotels | News

Iberostar is kicking off the tourist season with the staggered reopening of 45 hotels in nine countries around the world. Starting with the Iberostar Cristina (Majorca) in June, the easing of restrictions allowed the chain to welcome its first guests. Utilising this experience, Iberostar also put into practice new safety protocols, developed in partnership with a medical consultancy. Following this first re-opening, the company is gradually resuming operations at the rest of its hotels in Europe and other international destinations. In Europe and the Mediterranean, the company is now operating…

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Travelodge to reopen hundreds of hotels in UK | News

Travelodge has accelerated its hotel reopening programme, with a further 100 properties returning to market this week. The company added it would continue to reopen around 100 hotels per week this month. Last week the hotel chain – which survived a near death experience during lockdown – reopened 68 hotels across the country which kick started its programme. The hotel chain which operates 573 hotels across the UK has also invested in a multi-million-pound Covid-19 safety and social distance programme called Travelodge Protect + which will feature in all of…

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Sopwell House to reopen to guests next week | News

Now only one week away, boutique hotel Sopwell House will be reopening its doors to guests on Thursday. Located deep within the rolling Hertfordshire hills, the property is an enchanting country estate in the heart of the picturesque St Albans. The stunning 18th century Georgian manor house, surrounded by acres of charming countryside, stands proudly at the end of a meandering driveway lined with blossom trees. The hideaway is only a short 26-minute train journey from London St Pancras. It offers 128 stylish guestrooms in the main house, 16 exclusive…

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Disney World to reopen in Florida this week | News

Walt Disney World is preparing for a phased reopening in the United States – with significant reductions in capacity. Magic Kingdom Park and the Animal Kingdom Theme Park will reopen on July 11th, while EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow July 15th. The decision has caused consternation, as Florida continues to record around 10,000 Covid-19 cases each day. After being closed for nearly four months, the parks are reopening with what is being called a “deliberate, responsible approach”. The company said it was drawing on experiences from the relaunch…

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Poland welcomes British travellers as borders reopen | News

British travellers are being encouraged to return to Poland, as direct flights between the two relaunch. UK citizens are currently allowed to travel into, out of and throughout Poland without being asked to undergo a period of quarantine. Poland is also now exempt from Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice against all non-essential international travel. Passengers returning to England from Poland will thus no longer need to self-isolate on arrival. This announcement comes off the back of the new policy measures set out by the Polish government, ensuring that health and…

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DFDS to reopen to holidaymakers this week | News

Ferry operator DFDS will welcome holidaymakers back onboard its routes to France from July 10th. The company, which has continued to operate its Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk and Newhaven to Dieppe services during lockdown, reopens the routes to tourists from Friday. Travellers can easily access the main motorway network via DFDS’ ferry routes and hit the open road to the stunning coastlines of Normandy and Brittany or enjoy the captivating countryside in the Cote d’Opale region of northern France. Taking the car opens up the opportunity for travellers…

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Primark’s Sales Bounce Back After Stores Reopen From Lockdowns | News & Analysis

LONDON, United Kingdom — Primark’s sales have bounced back more quickly than expected since stores reopened from lockdowns, a boon for a discount fashion retailer hit hard by the coronavirus crisis because of its lack of an online business. The UK-based chain’s comparable sales are down 12 percent since its stores started to reopen in other markets on May 4, owner Associated British Foods Plc said Thursday. Shoppers lined up outside Primark outlets in Britain when they reopened last month, mitigating the loss of business. The shares rose as much…

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W Dubai – the Palm to reopen in July | News

W Dubai – the Palm has announced it will begin welcoming back guests from July 30th. The decision follows a gradual reopening of the Dubai icon, with the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah set to open next week. Located on Palm Jumeirah, W Dubai – the Palm has been an immensely popular summer destination since it first opened – boasting a range of food and beverage venues and outdoor activities. Just a few weeks after Dubai reopens to tourists on July 7th, W Dubai will also resume operations at Akira…

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Forte Village to reopen to guests in Sardinia | News

Forte Village in Sardinia will reopen to guests on June 27th as Italy eases out of the lockdown imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The location is considered one-of-a-kind among travel connoisseurs, offering an attractive mixture of beaches, sports facilities and fine-dining. It is a place where guests can relax in total harmony with nature, get back in shape, of fill their lungs with the “green blood” of a centuries-old park. Mixed with the iodine from the crystal-clear sea, this is the ideal location to forget the hardship…

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Forte Village to reopen to guests in Sardinia | News

Forte Village in Sardinia will reopen to guests on June 27th as Italy eases out of the lockdown imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The location is considered one-of-a-kind among travel connoisseurs, offering an attractive mixture of beaches, sports facilities and fine-dining. It is a place where guests can relax in total harmony with nature, get back in shape, of fill their lungs with the “green blood” of a centuries-old park. Mixed with the iodine from the crystal-clear sea, this is the ideal location to forget the hardship…

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