NEW YORK, NY – Celebrated hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group, home to its Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, Unscripted Hotels, The Chatwal and new By Dream Hotel Group brands, announced six of its iconic lifestyle hotels are now open and safely welcoming back guests across the country, including: Dream Nashville in Nashville, TN; Dream Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA; Dream South Beach in Miami Beach, FL; The Time Nyack in Nyack, NY; Unscripted Durham in Durham, NC; and Heritage House Resort & Spa in Mendocino County, CA.Additionally, in New York City, three of its most celebrated rooftops and outdoor dining experiences have reopened and are now accepting reservations, including: at Dream Midtown – PHD Terrace reopened for food and drinks on July 2, and Serafina Broadway is open for take-out, delivery and sidewalk seating; at Dream Downtown – The Beach pool deck and café reopened on July 15, and PHD Rooftop Lounge reopens on July 23; and at The Time New York – Serafina is open for take-out, delivery and sidewalk seating.Dream Hotel Group expects to announce additional hotel reopenings soon.As a thank you, Dream Hotel Group is now offering guests up to 20% off future stays at all locations in the United States when they book directly using promo code BDIRECT20. Offer ends August 31, 2020.“Dream Hotel Group is ready!” said Dream Hotel Group CEO Jay Stein. “We are thrilled to reopen our doors and safely welcome guests back to experience the forward-thinking design, bespoke service and cultural programming for which our hotels, restaurants and bars are known. While much of the world has changed, our goal remains the same – to deliver a safe and memorable experience for our guests – and that is what we plan to do.”In preparation for reopening, Dream Hotel Group developed a comprehensive health and cleanliness plan for all of its hotels, restaurants and bars that supplements the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s Safe Stay guidelines and is based on recommendations and requirements of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Department of Health (DOH), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other federal, state and local agencies, as well as information from the National Restaurant Association, cleaning product suppliers and other partners to minimize risk and enhance the safety for guests and associates. A few of the enhanced safety standards and technologies guests can expect to see include: mandatory face coverings for all guests, visitors and staff throughout the hotel’s public spaces; extensive cleaning and sanitizing measures; hand sanitizer stations widely available in high traffic areas; increased frequency of cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces including elevator buttons; mandatory temperature checks and health screenings of all staff and vendors prior to entering the premises; new physical distancing guidelines; reconfigured public spaces allowing for proper physical distancing; contactless check-in and check-out at most hotels;, no-touch payment options; no-contact food ordering and delivery; amplified employee training programs; the use of personal protective equipment and more.“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our guests, our associates and our communities. At Dream Hotel Group, we have been working tirelessly to develop new health and safety protocols and procedures to prepare our hotels for reopening, and we are eager to welcome guests back when they are ready,” added Stein. “We know our guests will want to travel again. We know they want to eat, drink and celebrate out again. And we want to give them peace of mind when they do. Now, with new guidelines in place, our guests can enjoy the excitement of travel, dining and nightlife with the comfort and confidence of knowing that we have addressed all the important touch points to minimize their risk and enhance their safety. As the world continues to reopen, we want to remind travelers near and far that Dream Hotel Group is here, cleaner and safer than ever before.”Due to new safety measures, some hotel facilities, services and amenities may differ from what is listed online or may be currently operating in a limited capacity. For the most up to date information on what services and amenities are currently available, as well as property-specific health and safety plans and FAQs, please visit the ‘Covid-19 Update’ page linked at the top of each hotel’s website.
SWISS Airlines adds frequencies from Domodedovo Airport to Zurich
Starting from November 23, SWISS Airlines has launched a third weekly flight on the route Zurich-Moscow (Domodedovo). SWISS Airlines performs the flight on Mondays, landing at 17:45 and departing at 18:35*.Passengers can also opt for the following flights:On Saturdays. It will land at Domodedovo at 17:45, departing to Zurich at 18:35*.On Fridays. It will land…
Starting from November 23, SWISS Airlines has launched a third weekly flight on the route Zurich-Moscow (Domodedovo). SWISS Airlines performs the flight on Mondays, landing at 17:45 and departing at 18:35*.Passengers can also opt for the following flights:On Saturdays. It will land at Domodedovo at 17:45, departing to Zurich at 18:35*.On Fridays. It will land at Domodedovo at 12:15, departing to Zurich at 13:45*.Russia and Switzerland resumed flights on August 15.*All times are local (Moscow Time – UTC+04)
For its fourth edition FITUR Festivals & Events expands to all type of cultural and sports events
One of the new features of the upcoming edition of FITUR 2021 International Tourism Fair that will focus on the recovery of the tourism industry, is the expansion of the FITUR Festivals section, which now and under the new name FITUR Festivals & Events will strengthen its content and professional appeal, by adding relevant sements that have an…
One of the new features of the upcoming edition of FITUR 2021 International Tourism Fair that will focus on the recovery of the tourism industry, is the expansion of the FITUR Festivals section, which now and under the new name FITUR Festivals & Events will strengthen its content and professional appeal, by adding relevant sements that have an increasingly higher business potential. Thus, in addition to the live music festivals, FITUR Festivals & Events expands to host a wider range of proposals, such as cultural festivals -dance, theatre, opera, exhibitions, museums, etc.- as well as sports events and competitions, such as Formula 1, golf, regattas, soccer, Olympics, etc.The purpose of FITUR Festivals & Events is to provide a platform where all of the agents of this type of tourism can connect: destinations, transportation, hospitality and accommodation, tour operators and wholesalers, show and event organisers, ticketing companies, etc., within the framework of FITUR, the major international tourism industry fair organised by IFEMA that will be held, exceptionally in 2021, from the 19 to 23 May. FITUR Festivals & Events, with the collaboration of Asociacion de Promotores Musicales (APM) and Squarefer, will have an exhibition area, a B2B program with international and national purchasers, a setting for round tables and presentations of sector reports by exhibitors.
77% of UK residents said they’re willing to consider the environment in their future holiday plans
Nearly half (49%) of UK residents said that the impact of COVID-19 has raised awareness about the impact holidays and travel have on the environment, recent research by iCarhireinsurance.com has revealed. With dolphins returning to waterways of Venice and cities seeing pollution-free skies, 77% of Brits look to consider the environment in their future holiday plans.The…
Nearly half (49%) of UK residents said that the impact of COVID-19 has raised awareness about the impact holidays and travel have on the environment, recent research by iCarhireinsurance.com has revealed. With dolphins returning to waterways of Venice and cities seeing pollution-free skies, 77% of Brits look to consider the environment in their future holiday plans.The survey questioned 2,000 UK residents on their holiday habits and opinions about conscientious travel. It revealed that COVID and the impact of nationwide lockdowns has had a big influence on people’s attitudes towards the environment, and the effect the tourism industry has on it. When questioned what has inspired them to consider the environment more when travelling for a holiday, the most common responses were COVID-related. 18% said they plan to be more eco-friendly after seeing wildlife recover in popular tourist destinations during lockdown, and 15% say the reduction in travel pollution during COVID has inspired them to be more environmentally friendly. A further 14% said that COVID has made them more appreciative of the environment. Other influences, such as influential figures (9%), the media (8%), charities (7%), environmental protests (7%), social media (4%) and politicians (2%), were much less common. This new outlook brought about by COVID has led to many people in the UK saying they will be more eco-friendly when travelling in the future. One-quarter (25%) said they’re willing to holiday domestically, and a further 25% say they’ll even go on holiday less to reduce their environmental impact. A full breakdown is included below: (% who said they would be willing to do the following to lessen the environmental impact of their holiday) Be mindful of their energy use – 26% Holiday domestically – 25% Holiday less frequently – 25% Travel by public transport – 21% Use alternative transport to flying – 21% Not travel to destinations as far – 20% Pack lighter to reduce fuel usage – 19% Book eco-friendly accommodation – 17% Based on the responses, the UK as a collective would be willing to pay £3.36 billion to offset the carbon emissions of their holidays.While raising awareness of environmental issues is a positive to be taken from the pandemic, it’s also brought a number of challenges with it. 36% said COVID has made being environmentally friendly less of a priority to them and 15% said limited destinations have made it more difficult to be environmentally conscious when booking a holiday. With travel restrictions in place since March, 17% said their need for a holiday is simply more important to them than being environmentally friendly. Ben Lynam, Head of Communications at theTravelFoundation commented on the research: “We are seeing a significant shift towards environmental consciousness as the pandemic accelerates a trend that was already gathering pace. Concern about the future, a slowing of pace and the need to find less crowded places have translated into demand for outdoor experiences and trips that have low impact, or ideally a positive impact on the environment. Smart businesses and destinations that intentionally respond to this shift will recover quicker and stronger.”