Airfare of the Day [Premium Economy] CATHAY PACIFIC Singapore to Los Angeles from $1,047

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Cathay Pacific and their premium economy excursion round trip fares between Singapore (SIN) and Los Angeles (LAX), USA.

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Reader Question: What Are My Hyatt Status Benefits When Staying At SLH Hotels?

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Today we have a Reader Question about World of Hyatt tier members and their benefits when staying at the program affiliated Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH).

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Coronavirus Infections Spiking In The Maldives


The Maldives was one of the first countries to reopen for international tourists and has kept its border open, hoping to stay afloat (highly dependent on tourism).

As the Covid-19 cases are spiking in India closely connected with the Maldives, the country is seeing very high infection rates currently. However, a significant percentage of the population has received the first dose.

Qatar Tightens Entry Requirements Effective Immediately

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Qatar has been closed for non-national arrivals but reopened for those from Gulf Cooperation Council that have been fully vaccinated.

They have not been to the six mostly Covid-ravaged countries in the region (quarantine applies) and need to have a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test administered not more than 72 hours after their arrival to Doha.

Sky News: “PM’s ‘indefinite lockdown’ making Aussies ‘political prisoners’ of his election hopes”


It appears that there might be some cracking coming out of Australia when it comes to the question of what the correct approach to the coronavirus pandemic is.

The Sky News (Australia) notes that in light of election-winning hopes, the Prime Minister has moved from suppression strategy to eliminating one that is practically impossible if they allow any international arrivals. The virus will find its way out, and eventually, this strategy will fail (look what happened during the Spanish flu).

Suite Saturdays: King Garden View Deluxe Room @ Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the King Garden View Deluxe room, a 36 sq.m./388 sq.ft. room at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Netherlands.

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Lufthansa Orders Five Additional Airbus A350-900, Installing First Class On Ten Aircraft Stationed In Munich


Lufthansa has made headlines this week, betting more on the Airbus A350 and it’s Munich hub by ordering five additional aircraft of these type and equipping ten of their upcoming deliveries with First Class.

Last week the Lufthansa Group has ordered five Boeing 787-9s and five Airbus A350-900s which was a remarkable step to compliment it’s current fleet but the addition of First Class for the A350 came as a surprise.

Accor ALL Smiles To Points 20% Conversion Bonus May 6 – 10, 2021

Accor has launched a conversion offer from Smiles that must be executed between May 6 – 10, 2021.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) bonuses these conversions by 20% if you make a reservation for a stay in Brazil by May 31 and stay by December 31, 2021.

Air Canada “Everyday Status Qualification” Tracker Rolled Out By The End Of May 2021

Air Canada made changes to its Aeroplan program in 2021 to allow members to earn 25K status merely by shopping and other eligible non-flight activities starting this year.

We got word from Air Canada late this week that they have begun rolling out to “Everyday Status Qualification” tracker to member accounts. This should be completed in the next couple of weeks for activities since the beginning of the year.

Marriott Bonvoy Members Day Exclusive Hong Kong & Taiwan Through June 7, 2021 (Book By May 10)

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Marriott has offered Bonvoy members deals for stays in Greater China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao) since 2020.

However, it seems that the latest Member Day Exclusive offers have been launched only to Hong Kong and Taiwan (if you can find the Mainland and Macao ones – please do email me). You need to book by May 10 and stay by June 7.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] FINNAIR Los Angeles to Bangkok from $2,629

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Finnair and their business class excursion round trip fares between Los Angeles (LAX), USA and Bangkok (BKK), Thailand.

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InterContinental Davos Reflagged As Alpen Gold


The very financially troubled InterContinental opened in 2013, and the management company filed for bankruptcy protection six months later and handed back the keys to Credit Suisse.

The hotel has continued to operate as InterContinental Davos seasonally, closed for summer months, despite all the turbulence surrounding its finances. The week of four days of the World Economic Forum tends to bring 20% to 30% of the yearly profits.

England Releases List Of GREEN & Adds Turkey, Maldives & Nepal As RED Countries


England today released its much-awaited GREEN list of countries, what a disappointment, from which returning Brits are not required to quarantine upon returning to a home that regions will likely follow (Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland).

At the same time, three countries were added to the list of RED, from which direct passenger flights are banned and, if you have been at them in the past 10 days, even transiting, you are required to pay and quarantine at government-mandated hotels for 10 days.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] SWISS Los Angeles to Barcelona from $2,011

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Swiss and their low/off-peak season midweek business class advance purchase round trip fares between Los Angeles (LAX), USA and Barcelona (BCN), Spain.

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