Expo 2020 Dubai announced it is ready to fully open its doors to the world later this year, after safely and successfully welcoming more than 100,000 visitors to experience “Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion.” Jan. 22–April 10, the limited-time showcase allowed the U.A.E. community to preview one of the expo’s signature visitor experiences, offering a look at what is to come when the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region welcomes visitors Oct. 1, 2021–March 31, 2022.
During the preview, several health and safety best practices were incorporated, including social distancing, capacity controls and on-site rapid testing. According to Expo 2020’s Pavilions Premiere Satisfaction Survey, guests ranked the precautions above eight on a scale of one to nine. Visitors were also impressed with the service and cleanliness of Expo Rider, a dedicated, free-of-charge, public bus service.
“As we continue to navigate this period of unprecedented change, we are delighted to have offered the UAE community the chance to preview the Sustainability Pavilion, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to bringing the world together and finding answers to our most pressing challenges,” said Marjan Faraidooni, chief experience officer, Expo 2020 Dubai. “Supported by our world-class partners, we have showcased our readiness to safely welcome the world and host a global event that not only excites and inspires, but also serves as a unique opportunity for humanity to come together in a spirit of optimism, hope and shared purpose.”
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
After driving through the arts and entertainment district of Delray Beach, I was expecting the lively and vibrant energy to follow me to my doorstep at Crane’s Beach House that evening. I was pleasantly surprised when the spirited rumble of a night downtown halted right at the front gate. As I walked the pathway to the front office for check-in, I was welcomed by a quiet rustle of the greenery and flowers that guided my walk, strung with lights and colorful, tropical décor. At check-in I was provided with a complimentary parking pass; although I would only be there for one night, I much appreciated this unexpected perk. I received my room information, including a pass code that would open my door. Keyless entry was a nice touch.
Jamaica’s Couples Resorts unveils an exclusive booking offer for early-bird travelers. With the 2022 Early Bird Booking Offer, all-inclusive rates start as low as $305 per night. The offer also includes a $150 resort credit and complimentary access to Club Mobay’s VIP departure lounge at Sangster International Airport.
As travel restrictions begin to lift, Scandinavian Airlines announces a SAS Go Light Flight from $449, round-trip. Book through May 10 for travel July 1, 2021–March 31, 2022. July 21–Aug. 13 are excluded. The savings represent a decrease of $100–300.
Looking for an adventurous getaway with the family, somewhere the kids will be entertained the entire trip? Head to Camelback Resort, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Camelback Resort puts families’ and kids’ entertainment first and offers an endless amount of adventures and activities for the whole family.
Posadas, the largest and most important hotel operator in Mexico, presents its Meaningful Travel program, designed to promote sustainable tourism and reaffirming the hotel company’s commitment to respect the planet, support local communities and be a force on future generations.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and now is the time to book an unforgettable day with the strong, lovable women in your life. Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa has special offerings to bring smiles to the whole family while celebrating Mom.