Emerald Waterways launched its brand-new ship this season. Emerald Harmony set sail on the Mekong River last month, ferrying cruisers through Cambodia and Vietnam.
Emerald Harmony is a milestone vessel for Emerald Waterways. The ship features a cutting-edge design that allows it to cruise into Ho Chi Minh City with ease, but it’s also the first of Emerald Waterways’ Star Ships to eliminate all single-use plastics.
Guests receive complimentary metal water bottles to refill at stations throughout the ship and cabins are also outfitted with reusable glass water bottles. Restaurants, bars and lounges provide paper and recyclable bamboo straws and miniature toiletry products are replaced with refillable dispensers in each cabin. Emerald Harmony is Emerald Waterways’ greenest ship and the brand intends to extend these efforts to the rest of its fleet by the end of 2020.
Emerald Harmony appears on a variety of itineraries, including 13-, 17- and 21-day cruises traveling to Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An.
For travelers who book a Mekong sailing before Oct. 31, Emerald Waterways offers a free extension to Sapa or Luang Prabang on all itineraries, or two flights for the price of one combined with free extensions on 17- or 21-night itineraries.
A couple of my friends and I decided to rent a house in the Camelback Mountain area of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains for New Year’s Eve. To find the perfect place, we used Vrbo.com; there were a bunch of properties to choose from, but, in the end, we decided to rent a place in The Village at Camelback.
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andBeyond launched an online Dream Board to encourage travelers to start envisioning and planning upcoming trips. The Dream Board, on andBeyond’s website, features an array of experiences, itineraries and accommodations from the three continents where the company operates. It showcases andBeyond’s lodges and camps, but also the choices offered by its tour operating branch.
Aloft Tulum opens in February, with 140 loft-style guestrooms and suites and several lively spaces for socialization and music, as well as a venue for corporate meetings. This marks the first Marriott International property in Tulum, Mexico.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
With the United States, United Kingdom and Canada now requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test for airline passengers, select hotels in Saint Lucia are offering complimentary testing for guests who qualify. Multiple testing options are available for departing visitors, citizens and residents. Tests are available at select hotels or local testing facilities, with results within 72 hours. Travelers can make appointments for tests when they arrive on the island or through COVID-certified hotels, and pricing varies.
Cordis Hangzhou, Sci-Tech City opened, joining sister properties in Shanghai, Beijing, Dongqian Lake, Hong Kong and Auckland. Located in Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City, the luxury hotel features 186 rooms and suites, three restaurants and bar, a 24-hour gym and a range of meeting and event spaces. It is also nearby a subway station.
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The What Matters 2021 survey from Agoda found Americans most look forward to spending more quality time with loved ones in 2021, at 34 percent, while also committing to traveling differently this year. Agoda’s digital travel platform offers a global network of more than 2.4 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide; the survey’s sample size was 16,064 adults, carried out online Dec. 10–16, 2020.