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    The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives welcomes Jesper Soerensen as new general manager

    The post The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives welcomes Jesper Soerensen as new general manager appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives, the brand’s newest resort, today announced the appointment of Jesper Soerensen to general manager for the property. A Danish national fluent in English, Danish, and German, Soerensen boasts more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has worked at properties around the world, from England, Singapore, and the U.S. to Qatar. Soerensen’s extensive branding, leadership, and marketing skills will be welcome assets as he oversees every aspect of the resort’s daily operation and leads team members across multiple departments. “Jesper’s creativity,…

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    Where luxury finds home in deep blue ocean: Soneva Jani welcomes new era with launch of Chapter Two

    The post Where luxury finds home in deep blue ocean: Soneva Jani welcomes new era with launch of Chapter Two appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. If luxury had a name, it could not be defined in a better manner than at this address. What’s more mesmerising is the fact that the address comes with uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. Located on the island of Medhufaru within a 5.6-kilometer lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani, is where paradise exists on this Earth. And now Soneva, the luxury resort operator with sustainability at its core, has unveiled Soneva Jani, Chapter Two. The award-winning Maldives resort is…

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    Qatar Airways welcomes first fully Covid-19 vaccinated flight

    The post Qatar Airways welcomes first fully Covid-19 vaccinated flight appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qatar Airways has operated what it claims is the first fully Covid-19 vaccinated flight. Flight QR6421 departed Hamad International Airport at 11:00am yesterday carrying only vaccinated crew and passengers onboard, with passengers also to be served by fully vaccinated staff at check-in. The special flight, which will return to Doha at 14:00, will showcase all the measures the airline has put in place to ensure the highest standards of safety and hygiene on board. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Today’s special flight demonstrates the next stage in…

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    Israel welcomes its first post-COVID tour group

    The post Israel welcomes its first post-COVID tour group appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Israel has welcomed the first group of vaccinated tourists since the COVID-19 outbreak on 27 May, as part of its decision to gradually reopen borders to vaccinated international visitors. “Israel is healthy and vaccinated,” Minister of Tourism Orit Farkash-Hacohen told them at the airport. “Restaurants, hotels, concerts, markets and sporting venues: everything is open.” The group, made of theology students from the Prince of Peace Church in Missouri, USA, landed at 16:11 on flight UA 90, and is the first group in a pilot program by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry…