Hotels & Resorts
Hyatt Centric Opens in Sapporo

Hyatt Centric Opens in Sapporo

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with NTT Urban Development Corporation for Hyatt Centric Sapporo. Slated to open in 2024, the 216-room hotel will mark the

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Banyan Tree Group Debuts in Japan

Banyan Tree Group Debuts in Japan

Banyan Tree Group today announces its expansion into Japan, a frontier location for the global, multi-branded hospitality group. This introduction of four brands marks the Group’s first-ever entry into Japan since its inception in 1994,

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Barcelona Bans Smoking on the Beach

Barcelona Bans Smoking on the Beach

Barcelona authorities have banned smoking on the city's beaches. The ban will work all year round, regardless of the time of year. And violators will have to pay a fine of 30 euros. The city

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Finland Lifts All Covid Entry Restrictions

Finland Lifts All Covid Entry Restrictions

Finland has officially lifted the COVID-19-related restrictions at its borders today, July 1, the Border Guard has announced. Border checks have returned to pre-pandemic procedures. This means that all travelers arriving from non-EU/ Schengen countries

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Hilton Debuts in the Maldives

Hilton Debuts in the Maldives

Hilton today announced the opening of Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, marking the expansion of Hilton’s award-winning flagship brand into the Maldives. The all-villa resort features an array of thoughtful amenities which are new

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Anantara Announces Second Property in Portugal

Anantara Announces Second Property in Portugal

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is proud to announce an exciting upcoming addition to the brand’s portfolio in Portugal. As part of Anantara’s strategic expansion across Europe, Anantara Royal Vila Viçosa will launch in 2024

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EU/Schengen Area Countries That Lifted COVID-19 Entry Restrictions

EU/Schengen Area Countries That Lifted COVID-19 Entry Restrictions

Following the improvement of the COVID-19 situation in Europe, the majority of EU countries lifted their entry rules and allow restriction-free travel during the summer season. The list of the EU/Schengen Area countries that have