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    What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise

    The post What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly irreversibly altered the landscape of travel industry with countries and destinations continuing to grapple with the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the world continues its struggle against the pandemic, there have been attempts to restore normalcy by governments and industries looking to reemerge from the debilitating crisis. As it stands, the travel industry is experiencing a gradual recovery (albeit in stages) and many are hoping that the arrival of summer 2021 will offer a strong boost.…

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    Ritz Carlton will soon rise on the Swiss Alps

    The post Ritz Carlton will soon rise on the Swiss Alps appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Marriott International has announced it signed an agreement with Mario Julen to bring the Ritz-Carlton brand to Zermatt, debuting the first Ritz-Carlton ski resort in Europe. Expected to open in 2026, the 69-guest room property will bring the brand’s legendary service and elegant design to the world-famous Swiss resort destination. Once open, the property will serve as the second Ritz-Carlton hotel in Switzerland, joining The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva. “We are thrilled to announce this milestone signing with Mario Julen who has a fantastic vision for the project,”…

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    Travel numbers rise in the US as Americans go on holiday

    The post Travel numbers rise in the US as Americans go on holiday appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Americans going on holidays in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels. More than 1.8 million people went through US airports on Thursday, and the number was widely expected to cross the 2 million thresholds over the long holiday weekend — that would be the highest mark since early March 2020. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned travellers to expect long lines at airports, and on Friday he…