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The New Nairobi


After years of delivering VIP treatment to clients like Clinton and Obama, Villa Rosa Kempinski picks up award for luxury. In November, Nairobi was named best travel destination in Africa at the World Travel Awards, Africa 2020. Kenya’s largest city has come a long way since the days of Geoffrey Kent’s childhood. The luxury travel pioneer grew up on a farm 50 miles northwest of Nairobi.…

Richard Branson’s 17-Year Journey Into Space: How The Virgin Founder Became First Billionaire To Fly Own Rocket

Richard Branson’s 17-Year Journey Into Space: How The Virgin Founder Became First Billionaire To Fly Own Rocket


On Sunday, the billionaire daredevil pulled off his biggest stunt of all - making the journey to outer space on his company’s spaceship. There was a buzz of energy at Spaceport America, the giant installation in the desert near Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico, that the state hopes will one day be a space tourism destination. Even though it was early morning, there was a DJ playing music for…

Britain Is Planning To Allow Fully Vaccinated Foreign Travelers To Enter Without Having To Quarantine

Britain Is Planning To Allow Fully Vaccinated Foreign Travelers To Enter Without Having To Quarantine


The U.K. is working towards dropping mandatory quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers from other countries, transport minister Grant Shapps announced on Friday, a move that follows an earlier rule tweak that had extended the privilege only to fully vaccinated U.K. residents. KEY FACTS - In an interview with Sky News on Friday morning, Shapps said the country’s ministers…

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Vaccinated Americans Will Reportedly Be Allowed Back In Europe This Summer

American holidaymakers who have received a coronavirus vaccine will be permitted to enter the European Union in time for summer vacation thanks to the success of the U.S. vaccine rollout, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told…


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France Will Reopen To Vaccinated Americans This Summer, Macron Says

Americans will soon be permitted to enter France for the first time in more than a year with vaccine passports, French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday, as France prepares to scale down its coronavirus lockdown next month and welcome international…


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France Suspends All Flights With Brazil

France Suspends All Flights With Brazil

Prime minister Jean Castex has just announced during a questions to the government session, “We have decided to suspend all flights between Brazil and France until further notice.” The highly contagious Brazilian variant which is…


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Air France Announces 22 New Destinations As Its Set To Receive €4 Billion More In Aid

Air France Announces 22 New Destinations As Its Set To Receive €4 Billion More In Aid

Air France announced today its 2021 summer schedule with 22 new destinations to France, Europe and North Africa. In total, the French carrier will service 80 seasonal connections from Paris and regional airports in addition to its regularly…


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Quick Getaway: Monaco to Limone

Quick Getaway: Monaco to Limone

Six years after the first train reached Limone Piemonte in 1891, the town had transformed into a ski resort which today has 80 slopes. Skiing has become such a huge part of Limone’s DNA that in 2007 the village celebrated a hundred years…


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Vive La Villégiature!

Article first published in Forbes Monaco September/October 2020 issue. How one luxury resort in Chamonix has been seducing the global elite for 170 years. It is said that the art of the holiday resort—l’art de la villégiature—was…


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A Massif Getaway

Article first published in Forbes Monaco September/October 2020 issue. A 5-hour drive from Monaco, the world’s third most visited natural site is a breath of fresh air—no mask required. At 4,810 meters, Mont Blanc is the highest…


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European Rail Companies Will Bring Back Night Trains To Fight Climate Change

European Rail Companies Will Bring Back Night Trains To Fight Climate Change

A handful of train operators in Europe said Tuesday they will restore nighttime routes, aiming to connect more than a dozen European cities by sleeper trains within a few years in an initiative that is being hailed as a win for sustainable…


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Qantas Becomes First Airline To Require Passengers To Get Covid-19 Vaccine Before Flying Internationally

Qantas Becomes First Airline To Require Passengers To Get Covid-19 Vaccine Before Flying Internationally

Getting a Covid-19 vaccine could soon be a requirement to travel internationally, with one major airline already saying that vaccination will become a “necessity” to set foot on its aircraft in the future, while a project led by…


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Italy Announces Curfews And Closures As Europe Faces New Lockdowns

Italy Announces Curfews And Closures As Europe Faces New Lockdowns

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday announced new coronavirus restrictions, the Associated Press reported, becoming the latest European country to institute new measures because of a sharp increase in coronavirus cases. KEY…


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England Will Go On New Lockdown After Coronavirus Spike

England Will Go On New Lockdown After Coronavirus Spike

England is set to go into its second lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday, telling residents “you must stay at home.” KEY FACTS - People will only be able to meet with one person…


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Portugal Reports Highest Covid Count In Over 4 Months

Portugal Reports Highest Covid Count In Over 4 Months

Portugal saw its largest daily increase in Covid-19 infections since April on Wednesday, part of a recent uptick in coronavirus cases across Western Europe that has led some public health officials to warn of a resurgence. KEY FACTS - Portugal…


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Spain And Italy Post New Coronavirus Records Since Lockdown

Spain And Italy Post New Coronavirus Records Since Lockdown

Both Spain and Italy reported new highs of daily recorded coronavirus cases Wednesday after ending their strict lockdowns months ago, as more and more viral cases are detected throughout Europe in a worrying trend. KEY FACTS - On Wednesday,…


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Meals With Altitude: As Airlines Continue To Face Unparalleled Disruption, IN.bowl Reinvents In-Flight Catering

Historically, airlines have had a mixed relationship with sustainability, given their reliance on fuel and the high cost of fleet upgrades. But heading into 2020, before the pandemic unfolded, the industry was beginning to change direction,…


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European Union Freezes Out U.S. As It Lifts Coronavirus Travel Ban For 15 Nations

European Union Freezes Out U.S. As It Lifts Coronavirus Travel Ban For 15 Nations

European Union member states decided Tuesday to open external borders starting Wednesday to 15 nations that it deems as having controlled the spread of the coronavirus, excluding, among other countries, the United States, days after…


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Grande Dame of Luxury Le Bristol Paris’ Josephine Baker Suite

For nearly a century, the iconic Le Bristol Paris has seduced the world’s elite from its prominent location at 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, near the Élysée Palace. The first hotel in Paris to be classified…


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Greece Will Welcome Tourists Back, But Not Americans

Greece will welcome international tourists from nearly 30 countries back in June, but will retain a ban on holidaymakers from countries with high Covid-19 infection rates like the United States, the Greek government announced. KEY FACTS - Visitors…


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Spain Will Welcome Foreign Tourists In July

Spain’s tourism sector will reopen to foreign visitors in July, just in time for summer holidays, as the country gradually lifts one of the world’s most strict lockdowns after being battered by the Covid-19 pandemic that has killed…


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Pandemic Will Spur Hotel Industry Consolidation, Real Estate Conversions

Airlines have gotten a lot attention when it comes to the stunning economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.  Airline passenger revenue is likely to be drop by 55% this year compared with last year, the International Air Transport…


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Tourists Can Travel To Italy Again In June

 In a bid to revive the country’s hard-hit tourism industry before the summer holidays, Italy announced Saturday it will allow travel in and out of the country starting June 3. KEY FACTS - The move lifts one of Europe’s earliest…


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How will COVID-19 impact the future of air travel?

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged U.S. air travel passenger numbers to a 65-year low and IATA estimates that airlines could lose $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter of 2020. Anne De Hauw, founder of Monaco-based…


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As travel grinds to a halt in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, the industry is floundering. There’s no end date in sight for lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, and even if restrictions are lifted soon, it’s impossible…


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Ski lifts across France will be brought to a standstill Monday, February 24, as striking workers continue to object to government reforms. Seasonal employees at ski stations across the country are calling for a new round of protests after an…


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Monaco To Reduce Commuter Traffic By 20% Within Ten Years

According to Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, nearly 45,000 employees, French and Italian, commute to Monaco every day by road or rail. Says Minister Gramaglia, “We are promoting…


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The inside scoop on Pampelonne’s new beach clubs. Call it the end of an era: veteran beachgoers this summer may hardly recognize the 4.5-km stretch of sand in Ramatuelle, now that St-Tropez’s historic beach clubs (all municipal…


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Health Styles Of The Superrich And Famous

Champagne dreams and caviar wishes are humdrum. These days UHNWIs are splashing out big bucks on Monaco’s 5-star check-up facility. I’LL BE HONEST, as an adopted child, I grew up blissfully unaware of any family medical history.…


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