Las Vegas Hotels Offering A Work-From-Vegas Package

Tired of working from home? Try changing your scenery and doing it from Las Vegas. MGM Resorts is rolling out the red carpet to target business professionals with a travel package called “Viva Las Office.” Incentives include cheap rooms, discounted jet service, private pool access and even an “executive assistant.” There are three different “Viva Las Office” packages offering remote …

Virgin Galactic Unveils Jet Design For High Speed Air Travel

Virgin Galactic is still aiming to send tourists to space, but the space tourism company is also looking at how to whiz people across our planet as quickly as possible. Virgin Galactic has premiered a new jet design for high speed air travel: a streamlined, Concorde-esque delta-wing aircraft with capacity for nine to 19 people cruising at an altitude of …

Dubai: An Attractive Option for Tourists

As the world emerges from lockdown, travelers’ wish lists have shifted from free breakfasts and room upgrades to more pressing issues like hotel sanitation and hospital capacity.  With its advanced medical facilities and infrastructure, Dubai is betting it will be an attractive option for tourists. Tourism chief Helal Al Marri said, “The first thing I’m thinking is – how is …

Singapore Launches Domestic Tourism Campaign

Without the support of residents, many of Singapore’s favorite eateries, shops and leisure activities may not survive. This appeal is the basis of a 45-million-dollar campaign to drive local spending as the city state gradually reopens its economy amid a pandemic and recession. In store are packages and deals for locals, heartland tours and the promotion of precincts as mini-holiday …

Air Travel’s Battle to Remain Relevant

COVID-19 left the airline industry reeling. Plunging passenger numbers coupled with restrictions and lockdowns have dealt a blow to commercial aviation across the globe.  David Huttner, senior commercial aviation expert at PA Consulting, says: “The reality is we don’t know how long this crisis is going to go. We don’t know when there’s to be a vaccine. We don’t know …

Visitors of Angkor Wat Revel in Near Solitude

Jared Cahners, an expatriate living in Cambodia for 10 years, woke up early. At 6am, he was at Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument, to see the day dawn. He recalls, “I [was] the only foreigner to go to sunrise at Angkor that day. There was empty space in all directions.” With COVID-19 keeping tourists at home, one of …

Airline Stops Use of Face Masks After Passengers Complain

Garuda Indonesia has decided to stop the use of face masks after passengers complained that they could not see crew members smiling. The airline’s CEO said, “Many Garuda customers have complained about the flight attendants wearing masks, as [the passengers] cannot see whether or not the [flight attendants] are smiling or frowning.” He shared they have since decided to replace …

How Museums Are Recovering From The Pandemic

Museums all over the world are struggling to get through the COVID-19 crisis. UNESCO said one in eight might have to close their doors for good. Some of the major institutions in Europe have been losing over two million dollars a month. In many museums, the phenomenon of over-tourism is making space for cultural tourism, especially since so few foreign …

Hosts Angry At Airbnb For New Policies

In January, Airbnb superhost Diana Jeong quit her job to become a full-time Airbnb host, renting out her three-bedroom apartment on the global house-sharing platform. What she did not expect was a pandemic that would upend her plan.  She now finds sells used items on the secondhand market and writing petitions to Airbnb and authorities. Jeong, who has been on …