Travel News: July 11th 2021

Slovenia Permits Entry for Travellers Worldwide

According to the official press release from the Slovenian government published on, the government has decided to allow all travellers from the COVID-19 orange, red and dark red list to enter the Balkan country if they have been vaccinated, have had a negative COVID-19 test result or have fully recovered from the disease.Authorities in Slovenia have announced that they amended the decree establishing the conditions of entry, which will be effective until July 14,

There were no changes applied to the green list, consisting of countries that have reported lower infection cases of the Coronavirus infection in the past two weeks. However, the government made some changes for persons arriving in Slovenia from the orange list, in which are placed medium-risk countries, based on their COVID-19 epidemiological situation.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate used by European Union Member States to facilitate the travel process will also be taken into account.

“Anyone holding either a European digital certificate or a digital COVID certificate from a third country will be able to enter the country without being ordered to quarantine,” the statement reads.

For the rest of the article, please continue reading on


Princess serves up Alaska cruises

As you could already read on, the famous cruise line announced to return to the United States with a partial season of Alaska sailings roundtrip from Seattle, with seven-day cruises scheduled to depart 25 July through 26 September 2021, onboard Majestic Princess.

According to, 2021 Alaska season will enjoy authentic Alaska-themed activities offered throughout the cruise line’s award-winning “North to Alaska” culinary, entertainment and shore excursions series.

“North to Alaska” brings together local personalities, culture and Alaska seafood to immerse guests in the history and traditions of The Last Frontier. From savouring fresh Alaska seafood to meeting locals, the programme allows guests to see, feel and taste the best of the Great Land.

Thoughtfully curated onboard activities continue to bring the local Alaska culture to life with various experiences, including:

  • Life as a Musher – guests meet a local dog musher, learn about the annual 1,100-mile Iditarod sledge dog race and interact with a real dog.
  • Midnight Sun Experience – hosted in The Sanctuary onboard Majestic Princess, guests delight in an intimate music experience with a guitar vocalist, cuddle up with blankets on lounge chairs and enjoy warm beverages or local Alaska beers.
  • Klondike Festival – a celebration of the spirit of the Alaska gold rush with entertainment for the whole family, including gold nugget arts and crafts projects. In addition, a special Night at the Klondike dance party will be offered in one of the lounges.

For further details, please continue reading on


hilton opens it’s biggest hotel in the asia pacific region

According to, Hilton hotel chain will launch its largest hotel in the Asia Pacific with the opening of the 1,080-room Hilton Singapore Orchard in January 2022. The property is a conversion of the iconic Mandarin Orchard Singapore, which opened for business in 1971.

The hotel announced this week that they accept reservations are open from January 2022. The rebranded property that stands in the heart of Singapore’s downtown Orchard Road will represent Hilton’s flagship presence in the country following an extensive refurbishment.

Hilton vice president operations Southeast Asia Paul Hutton said:  “We are delighted to start a brand new year with the launch of a significant addition to our regional portfolio through the opening of Hilton Singapore Orchard. It will represent a true landmark Hilton hotel in an important gateway city for Southeast Asia.”

With 1,080 refurbished rooms and suites across two towers, Hilton Singapore Orchard will be one of the largest hotels in Singapore. Two restaurants, the award-winning… for further details, please click here and continue reading on


traveling by air – what can we expect?

According to the news from the past 3 months, the airline industry is experiencing a recovery compared to 2020. As you could read here on, allmost all big airlines started to re-open routes, increasing flights, some of them did even introduce new flights. Although new variants of coronavirus are expected to apprear and make the travel more difficult, the market seems to react in opposite.

According to an article published on, International and domestic travel demand showed marginal improvements in May 2021, compared to the previous month, but traffic remained well below pre-pandemic levels according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest update.

They collected all details and published the following:

European carriers‘ May international traffic declined 84.7% versus May 2019, improved from the 87.7% decrease in April compared to the same month in 2019. Capacity dropped 75.7%, and load factor fell 31.3 percentage points to 52.9%.

Asia-Pacific airlines saw their May international traffic fall 94.3% compared to May 2019, fractionally worse than the 94.2% drop registered in April 2021 versus April 2019. The region experienced the steepest traffic declines for a tenth consecutive month. Capacity was down 86.4%, and the load factor sank 45.5 percentage points to 33.2%, the lowest among regions.

Middle Eastern airlines experienced an 81.3% demand drop in May compared to May 2019, slightly bettering the 82.9% decrease in April versus the same month in 2019. Capacity declined 63.7%, and load factor fell 35.3 percentage points to 37.7%.

North American carriers‘ May demand fell… for further details, please continue reading on


hotelbeds on his path of growth: recruits french hotel chain

According to the official press release from Hotelbeds, the company announced a preferred agreement with All Suites Appart Hotel tourist and business residences, part of Groupe Pichet – a leading real estate player in France.

With this agreement, Hotelbeds has secured preferential offers and privileges for its clients at 11 properties that are part of All Suites across France. In preparation for meeting pent-up travel demand, Hotelbeds will have access to preferential rates designed to inspire travel and help drive industry recovery.

In return, All Suites will have access to Hotelbeds’ extensive network of over 60,000 professional travel buyers based in over 140 source markets worldwide, including high-value channels such as travel agencies, tour operators, airlines and points redemption programs.

Jorge Cortés, Global Sourcing Director at Hotelbeds said: “We are delighted to expand our portfolio in France with this new partnership between All Suites Appart Hotel tourist and business residences and Hotelbeds. Properties located in the centre of various French cities, close to business districts and major tourist attractions, will join our extensive portfolio of more than 180,000 hotels worldwide. We hope that the new offers we are launching together with All Suites will give a further boost to the recovery of the tourism industry.”

For further details, please continue reading on Hotelbeds website.


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