A campsite holiday beckons and the choice is better than ever

Few of us see the fun of camping in a blizzard. But now that the weather has hotted up, the lure of sleeping under the stars is hard to resist. And the choice is better than ever.Some sites are geared for the intrepid, others for those who still want their creature comforts. Here’s Daily Mail’s comprehensive guide to suit all tastes…Hello…

James Rampton explores Alphonse Island in the Seychelles

Things don’t get much more Ernest Hemingway than this. I’m standing in the back of a fishing boat, chugging around the island of Alphonse in the Seychelles.I have just heard the reel on my fishing rod click round one notch. I clip the rod into my holster and start psyching up for the man-versus-fish struggle ahead.It is a mighty beast. Our fishing…

JA Resorts reaches historic milestone in Dubai

JA Resorts & Hotels is celebrating 40-years of operation in the United Arab Emirates this year, having first opened both the JA Hatta Fort Hotel in the Hajar Mountains and JA Beach Hotel at Jebel Ali Beach in 1981. Some four decades later, the homegrown hospitality group has gone from strength to strength, now featuring ten distinct properties…

Seychelles

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Seychelles based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risksBefore you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Seychelles’ current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this…

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Why the world’s most vaccinated country is seeing unprecedented… The Washington Post – By Adam Taylor • 1dAs the Seychelles began to offer free coronavirus vaccinations early this year, President Wavel Ramkalawan told reporters that the country was planning to reach herd immunity within weeks. It was an ambitious…

23 Picturesque Islands For Honeymoon To Begin A Journey Of Togetherness In 2021

23 Islands For Honeymoon In 2021: Tourist Attractions & Best Time To VisitHoneymoon is a dream come true vacation – a long awaited one that marks the beginning of a lifelong journey of togetherness. Typically, honeymoon couples explore misty hill stations, sizzling beaches, and thrilling forests. But the lovebirds can also visit one of the sparkling…

Red list countries: Turkey added to UK banned travel list – FULL list

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today announced the travel lists ahead of the reopening of international travel on May 17. He disappointed many by announcing three new countries would be added to the Red List, meaning travel is mostly restricted to these countries.Speaking from Downing Street on May 7, Mr Shapps said the country has made “huge progress”…

Seychelles: Seychelles Tourism Board Refutes Media Claims of False Positive Covid Tests

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) on Friday strongly refuted claims that the local health authority is issuing false positive COVID-19 tests as a way to force tourists to extend their time in the island nation.STB said that “the initial reports alleging Seychelles was giving out inaccurate test results appeared in the Israeli press and social media…

Aida Cruises to return to Germany this month

Aida Cruises has confirmed it will return to the German market this month after the country took new steps to reopen tourism.The Carnival Corporation-owned line said it would offer short voyages from Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein) from May 22nd.AIDAsol is currently positioned in northern Germany and is ready for the re-start. Booking starts on Wednesday,…

Mauritius vs Seychelles – Which Honeymoon Destination Wins The Love Showdown In 2021?

Our beautiful Indian Ocean is bejeweled with dreamy island escapes: Mauritius and Seychelles being the most spectacular ones. Crystal turquoise waters caressing soft silver beaches. Towering mountains covered with dense jungles. Sounds like a paradise made for cuddling up with your beau, isn’t it? It is. But Seychelles or Mauritius which is the best…

Seychelles takes back full control of national carrier

The government of the Seychelles has recovered full ownership of Air Seychelles following an agreement with Etihad Airways.The United Arab Emirates flag-carrier had taken a stake in the Indian Ocean airline in 2012 as part of a wider equity investment strategy.Now, after months of negotiations, the Seychelles government will pay just US$1 to recover…

Trip report: Qatar Airways Airbus A350 Qsuite from Frankfurt to Doha

Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel and/or flight review.I recently enjoyed a sublime holiday in the Seychelles, an astonishingly beautiful island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. You can read my trip reports here:Today: Qatar Airways Airbus A350 Qsuite from Frankfurt to DohaI recently flew Business Class in a Qatar…

What are holidays going to look like this month?

International leisure travel will become possible again from England on 17 May, finally paving the way for foreign holidays.Despite this important step forward, trips abroad initially will in no way resemble the care-free travel we experienced pre-pandemic. All kinds of restrictions will still be in place this summer, and will vary depending on where…

India Extends Ban on International Flights till May 31

The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the ban on international flights scheduled to and from India till May 31, 2021. The announcement was made via a circular posted on Twitter on April 30 by the DGCA.The circular made some exemptions on the operation of a few flights – such as scheduled international flights – which shall be allowed…

Seychelles Opens Its Borders for Vaccinated Tourists from India

Many countries are gradually opening up and updating their entry requirements for vaccinated travellers.Seychelles has issued new travel advisories for Indians. The island country has stated that it will allow vaccinated visitors from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have completed two weeks after their second dose.The Public Health Commissioner…

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