Emirates restarts flights to Mauritius, as the island reopens to tourists
According to the official press release from Emirates, the Dubai based carrier will restart passenger services to Mauritius this summer with two weekly flights from 15 July, as the island-nation gradually re-opens its borders to international tourists. The airline has also announced it will deploy its iconic Emirates A380 aircraft to Mauritius starting 1 August. Fully vaccinated travellers can enjoy a relaxing and safe getaway in a list of pre-approved COVID-19 safe resorts across the island.
Emirates’ flights to Mauritius will operate twice a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays. Starting from 15 July, the route will be served utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and from 1 August, utilising the Emirates A380 aircraft. Emirates flight EK 701 will depart Dubai 2:35hrs and arrive in Mauritius at 9:10hrs local time. The return flight will operate on Fridays and Sundays. Emirates flight EK 704 will depart Mauritius at 23:10hrs and arrive in Dubai at 5:45hrs local time, the following day.
From 15 July to 30 September 2021, Mauritius will open its borders to vaccinated passengers and Mauritian nationals. Fully vaccinated travellers can enjoy a “hotel holiday” and choose from an extensive list of approved hotels across the island. From 1 October, Mauritius will start to welcome fully vaccinated travellers who can explore the island freely with no restrictions. For more details on entry requirements to Mauritius, customers can check the travel requirements page on emirates.com.
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Slovakia Opens Borders for Fully Vaccinated Travellers
According to a press release issued by the Slovak authorities published on schengenvisainfo.com, the new system depends on the traveller’s vaccination status, thus, border crossings will be open for fully vaccinated passengers.
For those planning to travel to Slovakia, the police on border control will require a registration form to be filled out after arrival. Categories exempted from this requirement are as the following list indicates:
- Children younger than 12
- Passengers transiting through Slovak territory
- Freight, bus and aircrews, train drivers, train crews and railway operators,
- Medical service drivers and crews who are transporting a patient, organs for transplantation, blood or blood substitutes,
- Funeral staff carrying deceased person or its remains
Each time a person enters the territory of Slovakia, he or she is obliged to register, with the following categories making an exception:
- Fully vaccinated people, whose first registration is valid for the next six months
- People who were recently vaccinated with the first dose of any vaccine
- People from 12 to 18 years of age, whose first registration is valid until August 9
- People travelling for medical reasons, whose first registration is valid for seven days
Moreover, fully vaccinated travellers are considered those,,, for further details, please continue reading on schengenvisainfo.com by clicking here.
free entry to over 1000 museums for Museum Day Live in United stateS
According to Sasha Brady from Lonely Planet, in September, more than 1000 museums in the United States will open their doors to the public for free as part of a campaign that aims to promote the excellent choice of cultural experiences available across the country.
“As we begin to feel a sense of normalcy in our day-to-day lives, we are honored to welcome the public back to Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. and New York and museums around the country this Museum Day,” said Amy Wilkins, Chief Revenue Officer at Smithsonian Media. “In a year that has challenged us in unprecedented ways it is our hope that this year’s event serves as a reminder of the people, places and cultural experiences that have the power to unite us all.”
Hundreds of museums in all states have already signed up for this year’s campaign, and it is expected that 2021 will be a bumper year. Large and small museums taking part include, e.g. the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, the Gibson House Museum in Boston, the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis and many more. The list of participating will continue to be updated in the lead-up to the big day and you can check for your nearest event here.
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Caesars Palace Announces Multimillion Dollar Main Entrance Renovation
According to Patrick Clarke from Travel Pulse, one of the most popular hotel world wide located in the sin city in Las Vegas decided to start a huge renovation. The famous main entrance known from movies as Hangover will go through a big renovation.
Construction is scheduled to begin early this month and will near completion by the end of the year. Over the next six months, construction efforts will include developing a main valet off of Las Vegas Blvd that will accommodate Caesars Rewards Diamond and Seven Star members; working on the Colosseum valet—located on the ground floor of the Caesars Palace self-parking garage off Frank Sinatra Drive—that will be available for all valet guests; moving the rideshare pick-up and drop-off point to the exit doors next to Vanderpump Cocktail Garden and installing express hotel check-in/check-out kiosks at all available entrances.
By 2022, guests will arrive at a dramatic and soaring dome and barreled ceiling over a stunning 15-foot tall statue of Augustus Caesar. The project also includes two new state-of-the-art gaming pits flanking the entrance, a new lobby bar and a renovated domed table games floor.
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Margaritaville Resort located on Times Square in NYC opens
Patrick Clarke from Travel Pulse posted another interesting article about hotels and resorts in the United States. According to him, Margaritaville Resort Times Square has officially opened to the public. The $370 million, 32-story hotel located in Manhattan’s entertainment district boasts 234 guestrooms, five restaurants and bars and a street-level Margaritaville retail store.
Highlights include New York’s largest Tiki Bar and a 32-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty holding a margarita in place of her iconic torch inside of the two-story Margaritaville Restaurant and Time Square’s only year-round outdoor heated pool at the LandShark Bar & Grill.
Elsewhere in the lobby, guests will find Joe’s Merchant Coffee & Provisions. Located atop the 31st and 32nd floor, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar offers more snacks and craft cocktails alone with stunning 360-degree views.
Guests can also look forward to regular… for further details, please continue reading here on Travel Pulse.