Cleaning up the crisis
How hotels have risen to the challenge of keeping guests safe during the pandemic
The Great Vegas Meetings Magic Act
The city is working hard to conjure up events and make millions of visitors reappear
Corporations are seeking new travel solutions that put safety and convenience first
TEE TIME IN TOKYO
The Tokyo Olympics may be delayed, but the golf courses around Japan’s capital aren’t slowing down
KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
New and upcoming hotels to check out when you next visit Saudi Arabia
A swathe of hotels are opening in the Gulf State in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup
MEMPHIS CON BRIO
Music and history flood through the heart and soul of this quintessential American river town
Sofitel Mumbai BKC
BACKGROUND Sofitel Mumbai BKC is one of Accor’s most prominent addresses in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The French hospitality group’s other hotels in the city are operated under the Novotel and ibis brands.
Taking Scotland in Stride
A walk through the Highlands and Borders is the best way to touch this country’s history and nature
Membership Gets You More
In the time of Coronavirus, what subscription travel offers is a sense of being in this together – apart
A GUIDE TO THE OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE
After the past 12 months we all need an idyllic escape. The islands of the Indian Ocean should be on your wish list
WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO
Two Maldivian resorts that are out of this world
Forever Rose Café Dubai
BACKGROUND The Insta-worthy Forever Rose Café, which opened in Dubai’s Box Park in November, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the brainchild of Alsamadi Group CEO Ebrheem Al Samadi, who wanted to create a restaurant with an all-black-and-white color scheme, providing a backdrop that would bring out the colors of the food. The café, an extension to the Forever Rose brand (luxury long-lasting forever roses) and the second Forever Rose Café in the UAE (there’s one in Abu Dhabi), can seat up to 100 people overlooking the outdoor garden and is available for events.
Airports offering Covid-19 tests
Travellers will have to get accustomed to testing requirements should they wish to go on work or leisure trips before the various vaccines are fully rolled out. To encourage the recovery of global travel, airports worldwide are setting up COVID-19 test centres ranging from walk-in and drive-through facilities to rapid testing in departure and arrival lounges. Here we round up some of the UK and European airports offering such services. Be aware that not all COVID-19 tests permit entry into every country – see “Which Covid-19 tests allow you to travel?” (businesstraveller.com/tag/pcr-test) for more details.
As the reality of pandemic-driven limitations set in, technology can take travellers on a different kind of journey
A Sharjah stopover promises visitors an authentic Arabian experience, thanks to the emirate’s rich cultural and natural heritage
WITH TRAVEL BACK ON THE AGENDA, NEW HOTELS IN EMERGING DESTINATIONS AWAIT
How two luxury Dubai hotels are offering wellness treatments that boost the immune system and promote relaxation in an era where health is wealth
Start-up CEOs reveal how their technology is transforming the hotel guest experience, creating seamless and contactless ondemand services
DOORS TO AUTOMATIC
THE TECHNOLOGY HELPING TO MAKE THE REGION’S AIRPORTS SAFE
PEAK OF PERFECTION
Blessed with sunshine, good looks and superb skiing and hiking, Arosa is now taking the lead on sustainability, too
Hot-foot it around the German city’s new and historic sights
Go with the flow
If you have varicose veins and travel frequently, you’d be well advised to get them checked – it could help to prevent you getting DVT
BUSINESS TRAVEL 2021
BTME ROUNDS UP THE TOP INDUSTRY TRENDS
EAT 'APPY IN JEDDAH
New food delivery app Lugmety is giving Jeddah visitors the chance to taste authentic local cuisine from the comfort of their hotel room
What are airlines doing to reassure passengers about flying amidst the pandemic?
Land of Opportunity
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to immediately lift travel bans impacting some countries in the Middle East will create fresh opportunities for Arab families to live, work and study in the United States
Grand Hotel et de Milan
BACKGROUND Open since 1863, this Leading Hotels of the World member has been owned by the Bertazzoni family for three generations and has welcomed guests ranging from Hemingway and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to composer Giuseppe Verdi and opera singer Maria Callas.
Citadines Islington London
BACKGROUND The Ascott Limited’s aparthotel brand, Citadines is a hybrid hotel and serviced apartment concept offering larger rooms than standard hotels, with fully equipped kitchens, but without restaurants and aimed at longer-stay guests. Open since September, this new Islington property is the fifth in the capital for the brand, and is due to be followed next year by Citadines Wembley London.