This month, KLM will begin to offer flights from mainland Europe to new destinations including Windhoek, Namibia, and Iran. The Amsterdam-based airline will re-add these two destinations as improved global relations prompted interest in these locales from mainland Europe.
Beginning Oct. 30, KLM will resume service to Tehran, Iran (IKA). The original service began in 1991 but was suspended in 2013 due to tense relations between the Middle Eastern country and Western nations. With increased interest in tourism among European and North American travelers as well as improved relations among nations, the service will resume, bringing the Dutch airline’s Middle Eastern destinations to a total of nine cities.
KLM will also offer flights to Windhoek (WDH), the capital city of the African nation Namibia. For the first few months, flights will connect through Luanda, the capital of Angola. The thrice-weekly route will allow Europeans to visit increasingly popular eco-tourism resorts and engage in memorable excursions through the desert. Namibia is projected to experience a tourism growth at an annual rate of 8.8 percent through the year 2025.
Banyan Tree Group recently announced its first-ever expansion into Japan with five new properties across four concepts. The hospitality group’s partnership with Wealth Management Group saw Dhawa Yura and Garrya Nijo Castle launch in June, with two more properties slated to open now through 2026. Another partnership with Terraform Capital sees plans to build Cassia, a property in the ski resort of Niseko.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
American Airlines Mobile ID creates a more seamless, touchless travel experience for American Airlines customers with TSA PreCheck. Recently started at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, AAdvantage members with PreCheck can use Mobile ID at selected checkpoints to verify their identity. AA plans to deploy the technology at Miami (MIA), Phoenix (PHX), Washington, D.C. (DCA) and more later this year.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
First opened in 1742 by George William Wilton, a seller of oysters, shrimp and cockles near Haymarket in London, Wiltons continued drawing diners with its delicious food for more than two centuries. This summer, Wiltons celebrates its 280th birthday and its place as one of London’s most beloved fine-dining establishments with a unique dining experience.
PONANT recently announced a new collaboration with Smithsonian Journeys for a series of co-branded sailings for 2023. Led by two Smithsonian Journeys experts, such as an art historian, solar astrophysicist or international relations expert, the 21 itineraries seek to deepen travelers’ immersion and knowledge of different destinations.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Four Seasons Hotel Prague celebrates the beauty and eternity of this historic city with a limited-time stay offer. The Eternal Beauty offer includes a stay in one of the Premier River rooms, which boasts unique views of Prague, a limousine transfer and breakfast.