An Australian Resort Takes Cues from Its Stunning Surroundings


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What do you do when a hospitality client wants a landmark Australian resort on a scenic, yet underused coastal site? In the case of Australian design firm, Wood Marsh Architecture, you literally look to the landscape.

In designing the RACV Cape Schanck Resort, a sculptural 120-room hotel defined by high-drama curves of weathering steel, glass, and stone, “we looked at the context,” explains the firm’s co-founder Roger Wood. “The resort is in among secondary dune systems [set] back from the coastline, which has a very soft, eroded undulation. And so the building is reminiscent of

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$1 billion loss expected on travel disruption


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LONDON — Ryanair expects this fiscal year to be “the most challenging” in its 35 year-history, the company said on Monday, as governments step up travel restrictions in an effort to contain new variants of Covid-19.

The budget airline is on track for a net loss of between 850 million euros ($1.03 billion) and 950 million euros for its 2021 fiscal year, ending in March. It reported a net loss of 306 million euros for the three months ending in

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Hue Hotel in Boracay issues statement after temporarily closing due to a COVID-positive employee


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Hue Hotel Boracay

Hue Hotels and Resorts in Boracay temporarily closed for two days, from January 31 to February 1, to conduct thorough disinfection after an employee tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a statement, the hotel management confirmed that one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19, after taking the RT-PCR required by the Malay local government unit on January 26.

“The employee is asymptomatic. To ensure the health and safety of our employees and guests, the employee was immediately relocated to a temporary facility in close coordination with the Municipal Health Office,” the statement read.


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The Best Room At La Quinta Resort


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The Bachelorette fans will know the La Quinta Resort & Club for hosting the show’s 16th season, but it’s long been a destination—so much so that the property is, in its estimation, one of only two hotels in the world to have a city named after it. Below, Dermot Connolly, the resort’s general manager, talks to T&C about its storied history.

Describe the hotel in one sentence.

The ultimate hideaway with a rich history, La Quinta Resort has been the desert destination of choice for Hollywood legends and icons of

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Malaysia aiming to boost Islamic tourism post-COVID-19


Muslim market would likely pickup travel in a big way once the CoOVID-19 situation improves

World Islamic Tourism Council President, Dato Mohd Khalid Harun said that the Muslim market would likely pickup travel in a big way once the CoOVID-19 situation improves and called for destinations and industry players to prepare for the eventual reopening of tourism now.

Islamic tourism is one of the prominent sectors in Halal industry and through tourism in Malaysia can diversify their economies or earn income from their foreign currency. As we can see, tourism has also become one of the biggest and potential revenues

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Perth quarantine hotel guards ‘weren’t wearing PPE’, claims traveller


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A quarantined traveller at a Perth hotel at the centre of a snap lockdown affecting two million people in Western Australia claims guards weren’t wearing PPE for most of his stay there.

Ben Grimshaw, 49, told Daily Mail Australia he was concerned by the ‘slack demeanour’ among the sub-contracted security at the Sheraton Four Points hotel.

Mr Grimshaw, who is on day 13 of mandatory quarantine, said he was worried even before hearing a guard had tested positive with Covid-19 over the weekend.

‘When I opened the hotel room door to collect meals

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Ready to explore Michigan’s Drummond Island? Resort offers ‘Hot Rates, Snowy Dates’


DRUMMOND ISLAND, MI – If your goal for a winter getaway is to travel somewhere a bit remote, a resort on the very eastern edge of the Upper Peninsula is offering big savings on vacations packed with play-outside potential.

Drummond Island Resort has rolled out their Hot Rates for Snowy Dates savings package, with room rates in the Main Lodge starting at $99 per night. The resort has two types of lodge rooms, including one style with an upper loft. They also rent several multi-room cabins for those who want to stay a bit apart.

New this winter

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Global tourism sector hit by biggest-ever losses in 2020


The coronavirus crisis cost the global tourism sector $1.3 trillion (€1 trillion) in lost revenue in 2020 as the number of people travelling plunged, the UN said Thursday, calling it “the worst year in tourism history”.

According to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the pandemic has set the global travel industry back 30 years.

International arrivals dropped by 74 per cent and tourism destinations across the world saw 1 billion fewer arrivals of people than in the previous year 2019.

The World Tourism Organisation based in Madrid in their statement also mentioned that between 100 to 120 million, direct tourism

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Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels attack hotel in Mogadishu


A hotel in Somalia’s capital has been hit by an explosion and an attack by jihadist rebels, police have confirmed.

A vehicle loaded with explosives crashed into the entrance gate of the Afrik hotel, near Mogadishu’s strategic K-4 junction, on Sunday afternoon, police spokesman Sadiq Adan Ali said.

A number of armed gunmen then quickly invaded the hotel, opening fire on staff and patrons inside, he said. Government forces responded to the attack and gunfire could be heard coming from the hotel. Police rescued many people from the hotel, including its owner and an army general.

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Schweitzer Mountain Resort shuts down twilight skiing after noncompliance with COVID-19 measures


Twilight skiing at Schweitzer Mountain Resort has been called off next weekend due to noncompliance with mask and social distancing policies, the resort announced Sunday.

“The bottom line is, the rules are the rules and we need everybody to comply with them, and it’s not happening,” said Dig Chrismer, marketing manager at Schweitzer.

In a Facebook post Sunday morning, the resort said “due to an overwhelming lack of compliance with our mask policies and social distancing,” twilight skiing will not be offered over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend from Jan. 15-17. Planned fireworks will take place Saturday,

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