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Best USA Destinations for Family Travel 2022 – Silvija Travel Tips

I am dreaming of a proper family getaway with the grandchildren and family to the USA. Make it a holiday to remember with an American Holiday. Check out the best USA destinations for family travel in 2022, offering something for all kids – both big and small. 

Boston

As one of America’s oldest cities, Boston offers the perfect combination of great history and vibrant culture. Visit Boston’s historic monuments and nature parks, walk the freedom trail or catch the Red Sox in Fenway Park. Why not explore the campus of one of the most prestigious universities in the world? Harvard is right on your doorstep and offers daily tours.

Take a day trip to Salem, the site of the infamous 17th-century witch trials. Located only 40 minutes from Boston, learn about Salem’s fascinating history, explore its beautiful seaside park and experience its delicious food. 

Fancy a sightseeing break? Make a pit-stop and indulge in Massachusetts favourite dessert, Boston Cream Pie – you will not be disappointed.  Why not extend your family trip with 3 nights in the beautiful Cape Cod?

As a true family-friendly destination, Cape Cod offers activities to entertain everyone. Cycle alongside the glistening Atlantic Ocean on the Shining Sea Bike Trail, search for treasure at the Pirate Museum, spend an afternoon sliding around the water park or take a tour to enjoy some of the best whale watching in the USA.

Chicago

Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for many things, from its love of the sport to its deep-dish pizza! Catch a game in Soldier Field or shop ’til you drop on the Magnificent Mile.

Make the most of your trip to the Windy City and head to Navy Pier for a ride on the Ferris wheel before staying to see the weekly fireworks show. Explore the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and reefs with the kids and meet Chicago’s underwater residents at the Shedd Aquarium, from rockhopper penguins to beluga whales.

With something to offer every type of holidaymaker, Chicago is a perfect destination for your next family trip.  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 with the family in Chicago with American Holidays

The West Coast

There’s a reason they say the West Coast is the best coast. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Space Needle, the West coast of America is home to countless bucket-list attractions. Visit San Francisco to explore Fisherman’s Wharf and ride the cable car up the famous hilly city. Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and spend some time in the charming seaside town of Sausalito before catching a ferry back to the city.

Why stop your holiday there? Seattle is the ideal destination to continue your stateside adventure. Experience the local food at Pike Place Market, take the family to the Museum of Pop Culture or the Museum of Flight. Ditch the car and take a water taxi from downtown Seattle and enjoy the picturesque cityscape scenes. Then, top it all off with an unforgettable view from the Space Needle in this beautiful waterfront city.  

Orlando and Mexico

Known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, it’s no surprise Orlando makes for an unforgettable family holiday. From Walt Disney World to Universal Studios and everything in between, no kid is too big to enjoy this destination. What better way to end an Orlando adventure than relaxing by the crystal-clear shores of Cancun? Renowned for its family-friendly beaches and restaurants as well as a vibrant culture, Cancun is a great family holiday destination. From snorkelling in the world’s second-largest coral reef to visit the Mayan pyramids and temples, Cancun has something for the whole family. Couple this with Orlando and it’s sure to be an unforgettable holiday.  

Toronto

Famous for its perfect combination of high-rise buildings and beautiful neighbourhoods, Toronto is an international hub of arts and culture. This stunning city is ideal for a family getaway, with waterfront walkways, plenty of museums and charming markets. From Kensington Market to Graffiti Alley, these classic ethnic enclaves have mixed with millennial revitalization to result in an exciting combination of gift shops, salons, cafés and restaurants! Drop into the Mashion Bakery in Chinatown, one of the best and most unique bakeries Toronto has to offer. Or, why not hop on a ferry to the Toronto Islands? With perfect picnic spots and bike rentals available, it’s a guaranteed day of fun.  

Remember, this is just a selection of USA Family Holiday Destinations on offer. For more information visit American Holidays

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ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022, Preah Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Silvija Travel Tips

The Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia has re-announce that Cambodia is ready to host the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Preah Sihanoukville, which will now be held from 16th – 22nd January 2022 under the theme “ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future” toward tourism recovery and reopening our region in a more resilient, sustainable and responsible future.

Cambodia Bay and Preah Sihanouk Province are well known as the Rising Star in the Southwest by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organization. Furthermore, it is one of the fastest developing tourism attractions and investment cities in the country. As the smooth implementation of Covid-19 vaccination and new normal protocols are in place, Preah Sihanoukville will be a safe venue.

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Virtual IT&CM Asia 2021, Bangkok, Thailand -Silvija Travel Tips

IT&CM Asia 2021 is the leading international MICE event centred in the Asia-Pacific region will this year be a Virtual event taking place between the 28th and 30th September 2021.
ITCMA and CTWA 2021

The event programme engages regional and international industry suppliers and buyers at the forefront of MICE growth opportunities for the Asia-Pacific markets and beyond. In addition to business, education and networking opportunities IT&CMA 2021 features dedicated platforms designed around the interests of MICE niche segments.

Co-hosted with CTW Asia-Pacific the event is Asia-Pacific’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel, IT&CMA is part of the IT&CM Events series organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media.

To Register for the event visit: www.itcma.com

Bangkok Symphony of Life portrays the beauty of Bangkok in a time-lapse video. Displaying the cityscape and architecture from dawn till dusk, awakening into its world’s famous nightlife, Bangkok city breathes beauty through the day like no other.

Lietuvę žavingame Monake nustebino kavos puodelio kaina – Silvija Zalepugiene www.delfi.lt

The Canary Islands, Home of Mindfulness – Silvija Travel Tips

In our hectic world it can often be difficult to disconnect and take time for yourself. The stunning scenery of the Canary Islands are the perfect place for reflection. The beauty of its landscapes, its volcanos, beaches, cliffs and forests, allow tourists to relax and be present.

The Canary Islands has become one of the world’s leading destinations for mindfulness – the practice of living in the moment. The atmosphere of calm which stretches all the way around the islands has led to the establishment of groups and associations with specially designed wellness facilities.

There are teachers on hand to enable guests to enjoy the pleasure of the ‘here and now’ amongst the island’s extraordinary natural beauty. Yoga classes and meditation are offered all over the islands. However, mindfulness isn’t only about slow, gentle movements, it can also mean strenuous activity. So, the Canary Islands mindfulness network offers guests the option of sports such as surfing, diving and trekking as well.

Tenerife
Home to Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain and the third tallest volcano on earth, Tenerife sits close to the top of the world. Many visitors choose to climb Mount Teide and meditate during the early hours of the morning when the sun rises up from the ocean. Others choose to stay on the foothills, a unique landscape which has been described by many as resembling the moon. The 4,000-metre-tall peak seen from below gives a calming influence on the human mind.  

Antequera beach is sandwiched between the ocean and a vertical cliff. Between two such powerful natural features, the benefits of practicing yoga and meditation on the sand here has long been proclaimed by locals. The beach is an off-the-beaten-track spot which, although there is a walking path open, is best accessed by boat from Santa Cruz or San Andrés.

One particular retreat, Estilo Verde in Güímar, deserves a mention for its yoga, mindfulness and meditation expertise. Located amongst volcanoes, avocado farms and the Atlantic Ocean, this centre offers accommodation, experienced teachers and a calm atmosphere.

Gran Canaria Famed for its varied landscape, Gran Canaria has been described as the world in a miniature form. The north of the island is green and lush while the scenery on the south coast is arid. There are mountains reaching almost 2,000 metres in height, such as the Morro de la Agujereada, with envious views. Some beaches have crystal clear waters, startling rock faces and yellow sand-like Guayedra, while others have black volcanic sand and spectacular glimpses of mountains in the distance, like Güi Güi which overlooks Mount Teide.

Recommended retreats on this island include the Mahalo Healthy House, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A typical eight-day stay would involve 19 hours of yoga classes, mindfulness and holistic workshops as well as four excursions to notable locations on the island.

Lanzarote
Lanzarote’s antidote to your worries is its unsurpassed natural beauty – home to hundreds of volcanos, lava fields, palm-lined valleys, dreamy beaches with turquoise water and charming towns with white houses. A 10km leisurely walk around the Caldera Blanca crater is a great way to absorb this wonder of the world. To the south of the island, five minutes by car from Playa Blanca, the isolated natural pools of Los Charcones are a brilliant place to take a dip, plunge under the water and remember the pleasures of life. Afterwards, take some time for meditation whilst cooling off on the rocks around the pool.

Further inland, surrounded by vineyards, Shama Retreats have a reputation for exceptional accommodation and healing activities. Their double cabins and vegan and vegetarian menus have made this a very popular retreat.

Fuerteventura
In the more than 150 kilometres of shoreline, no two beaches on the island of Fuerteventura are the same. Those that practise yoga, meditation and other mindfulness activities on the pristine sands and pebbly shores understand that each beach has its own personality. La Concha is a beach where sea lions used to live and is part of the natural park on Lobos Island known for pure tranquillity. It can be reached in just 15 minutes by boat from Corralejo in the north of Fuerteventura.

Casa de La Pared is a retreat that offers an 11-day course on Mindful Surf and Yoga. In a package that combines the thrills of the waves and the serenity of contemplation, the schedule includes daily yoga and meditation sessions as well as six surfing lessons. A vegan menu is provided along with surfing and yoga equipment.

La Palma
From the very early days of human existence, the night sky has been a source of tremendous exhilaration and the island of La Palma is famous for its clear skies. It is for this reason that an astronomical observatory was built on top of Roque de Los Muchachos, a rock formation some 2,420 metres above sea level.

Visitors to La Palma can join scientists in staring at the celestial phenomenon in the night’s sky. This is the perfect opportunity to let go, gaze up at the stars and imagine the origins of the earth and the universe.  

La Gomera
Laurel forests are a type of subtropical forest that date back millions of years. La Gomera is one of the few places in the world in which they still survive. On top of this, the island is renowned for its dizzying gorges, valleys coloured by green palm trees, black sand beaches, crystal clear waters and lush forests with springs. Along any stretch of the 650 kilometres of walking paths, ramblers discover the calmness of being removed from civilisation. The Parador de le Gomera offers retreats for tired minds with yoga, detoxes, meditation, massages, mindfulness talks and excursions. Peaceful rooms allow for deep sleep, along with food developed especially to purify the body.

El Hierro
Amongst the marine eco-system, in a spectacular volcanic landscape, El Hierro is a great place to experience the new craze of underwater meditation. The waters around the island are part of La Mar de las Calmas which is one of the three marine reserves in the Canary Islands.

Freediving El Hierro specialises in freediving and underwater meditation classes taught by professional scuba diver Francisco del Rosario. He explains, “the course isn’t about acrobatics. It’s about profound relaxation and getting to know ourselves on a deeper level than before”.

La Graciosa
Surrounded by miles and miles of turquoise sea, La Graciosa is the ideal place for silence. The smallest of the Canary Islands has around 700 inhabitants and is the perfect setting for those seeking a holiday away from the world. Organised out of his little paradise hideaway, the retreats of Yogi José Antonio Machado (connected to Mundo Armonía Lanzarote) are a great place to discover this tiny island for the first time

Barbados, The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean – Silvija Travel Tips

From street food to fine dining and everything in between, Barbados has plenty to offer every type of foodie. This island will draw you in with its idyllic tropical beaches and delicious rum but, time and time again, it’s the food you experience that will have you coming back for more. Barbados is known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, and for good reason.

Traditional Dishes

Trying traditional Bajan cuisine is a must-do on your trip to Barbados. The island is often known as The Land of the Flying Fish, very appropriately named as its national dish is flying fish with cou-cou. Flying Fish is delicious and extremely versatile, it can be fried, steamed or pickled and it comes out truly tasty each time. Cou-cou, made with cornmeal is very similar to polenta, with a smooth texture.

If you’re interested in digging into some other classic Barbadian dishes, try macaroni pie. This is a Barbadian take on macaroni and cheese and as one of the most famous dishes on the islands, it won’t disappoint! Find it on the menu in many local restaurants and from street vendors. Fancy something different? Try pudding and souse – a hot pepper pickled pork with spicy sweet potatoes. Insider tip: if you want to eat like a local, you’ll only eat your pudding and souse on a Saturday.

Street Food

Local food doesn’t get more real than the authentic treats served up in the streets. Barbados is known for offering some of the best street food in the world where both visitors and locals are spoiled for choice. Using fresh tropical ingredients, delicious spices and unique preparation, Barbadian street food offers authentic food at great prices without skipping on flavour! Fish cakes are one of the most popular foods available from street vendors and can be enjoyed by itself or in a bun, known as a ‘bread and two’. Hot Legendary Fishcakes in Oistins is renowned for offering some of the best fishcakes around or, you can find them in most rum shops, served along with ham, cheese or fish cutters.

Breadfruit bowls are another Barbadian street food favourite. Breadfruit is a spiky, oval-shaped fruit which, when cooked, tastes like fresh bread. This fruit is hugely popular in the Caribbean and Barbados, in particular. Yelluh Meat in Bridgetown is one of the best places to try breadfruit, offering their famous ‘build your own breadfruit bowl’ menu.

One incredible Street food experience not to be missed is The Friday Night Fish Fry at the Oistins Bay Gardens. With tons of amazing food and fresh seafood on offer, you can be guaranteed to find plenty of options to tickle your taste buds. Enjoy your food amongst art and craft stalls, live music and, of course, an unbeatable Barbadian atmosphere.

Casual Dining

Casual dining in Barbados combines convenience and relaxation with idyllic scenery and, of course, delicious food. Enjoy tasty dishes from all over the world while sitting back and relaxing in a laid back and welcoming atmosphere, in traditional Barbadian style.
From sports bars to coffee shops and fast food outlets, there are plenty of options for a casual bite to eat on the island.

Boasting endless stretches of coastline, it’s no surprise that beach bars have grown in popularity in recent years and can be found dotted all over the island. Some beach bar favourites include Blue Pineapple, Nikki Beach, 111 East, Copacabana, The Cliff Beach Club and La Cabane.

There is one thing all the islands casual dining spots have in common – the opportunity to dine alfresco beneath the stunning blue skies. Dining like this is an experience to remember forever. So, whether you fancy a quick affordable snack or more expensive haute cuisine, Barbados has exactly what you’re looking for. Enjoy some of the best-loved casual dining spots such as Blakeys, Just Grilling and The Beach House.

Fine Dining

Treat yourself, you’re on holidays! From Bajan cuisine to Italian, Japanese, Mexican and more, if you want to experience the taste of Barbados at its very best there are a number of fine dining restaurants on the island to choose from. Hailed as one of the Caribbean’s top restaurants, the Cliff Restaurant, located on the upmarket west coast, offers stunning oceanfront views and unrivalled food. The restaurant is renowned for its fresh seafood dishes and top-class service.

Other options include The Tides, which specializes in exquisitely crafted seafood dishes or Champers, which is known for its consistently great food and offers real value. If you’re in the mood for international dishes and unforgettable panoramic views, be sure to pay a visit to Tapas, located by the picturesque south coast boardwalk.

To find out more about Barbados’ culinary delights? Check out the Visit Barbados YouTube channel for some delicious recipes and find more information on their website

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Discover the West of Ireland at Hotel Westport – Silvija Travel Tips

  • Cian’s of Bridge St. Pop-Up Restaurant Experience
  • All-new Family Bush Camp Socially Distant Staycation Offering
  • Clew Bay Bike Hire Partnership for the Ultimate Fresh Air Activity

Hotel Westport, located on the stunning Westport Estate is the only place for your post-pandemic staycation this summer. With the easing of the toughest restrictions just around the corner, Hotel Westport has put together the ultimate socially distant staycation packages for those chomping at the bit to get away for their beyond summer break in style. Those coping with cabin-fever or simply ready for some new experiences – remember those – need to pack up for picturesque Westport and head for the wild and wonderful west.

Hotel Westport is a peaceful haven set on the idyllic surrounds of Westport House, and the Hotel Westport team has spent the past month preparing the highest safety standards and guidelines in anticipation of welcoming guests back to enjoy a unique staycation experience this summer. But safety aside, the team has focussed on the ultimate in innovation and collaboration to wake up your restricted senses and enjoy a ‘second-half of summer’ to remember. Adventure lovers, zen seekers and fun-loving families will all find something to fulfil their travel needs at this west coast wonder.

The picturesque estate with its 400 acres of fresh air is set in the heart of the town at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way and overlooked by Ireland’s most famous mountain, Croagh Patrick. Visitors can enjoy some quality time with loved ones at the hotel’s Family Bush Camp, a unique outdoor experience that allows families to reconnect with nature through fun bush crafting and survival activities while maintaining social distance from other guests. It’s the perfect way to kick-start your freedom with an unrivalled experience that won’t compromise on safety.

Visit the website for Bed & Breakfast informatiion and bookings can be secured at www.hotelwestport.ie

Community spirit is at the heart of Westport, as local businesses come together during these unprecedented times. The owner and head chef of Cian’s on Bridge Street, Cian Hayes, will be opening a pop-up restaurant experience in Hotel Westport this summer: Cian’s at Hotel Westport. Bringing a unique take on the menu ordinarily served at his award-winning restaurant to Hotel Westport, the pop-up will take advantage of the large space available in the hotel so guests and locals alike can enjoy a remarkable dining experience in comfortable and socially distant surrounds. Diners can expect to enjoy the best in locally sourced ingredients with bespoke dishes.  Another great collaboration is with Clew Bay Bike Hire. Guests at Hotel Westport can truly experience the wild Atlantic west by hiring bikes on site and cycling an exclusive and accessible 10km loop through the estate, the harbour, and the town. If you’re feeling ambitious, why not take on the breath-taking Great Western Greenway, a cycle you could only but dream of these past few months.

Westport House, an 18th-century manor house also on Westport Estate, is just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. Visitors can stroll through the beautiful grounds to enjoy the blooming gardens and take in the 3.5k looped Lakeland and woodland walk. The house itself is open to day-visitors to discover the fascinating stories of this privately-owned historic house while they immerse themselves in 300 years of Irish heritage in its stunning formal rooms and original antiques, architecture, and artwork.

It is pitch-perfect timing for the guest who truly wish to holiday in the great outdoors.  Why not consider a Camping or Caravan break in the onsite 3-star park on the Westport House Estate? Visit www.westporthouse.ie for more information or to make a booking.

Newly appointed Chief Executive at Westport Estate, Barry O’Connor, said; “Unity in Westport is something that’s important to all of us and local businesses are joining forces to help each other during these different times. Things have changed for Irish people so much over recent months, so at Hotel Westport we have created a unique staycation experience while ensuring the safety of our guests, to offer people a chance to make some amazing memories this summer.”

Cian Hayes, Head Chef of Cian’s said “I’m delighted to be working with the team at Hotel Westport to bring my award-winning dining experience to the hotel. This partnership is a fine example of the community spirit unique to Westport, showing that even during trying times we can come together to offer people something to enjoy. As well as local patrons, we hope to see many visitors come down to enjoy the pop-up restaurant and experience everything Westport has to offer this summer.”

Discover Westport like never before this summer. For more information or to make a booking enquiry please visit www.hotelwestport.ie

Travelling to Thailand will not be the same – Silvija Travel Tips

Visitors to Thailand will feel the change, the new norms which we now all have to practice. Travelling to Thailand will not be the same. Nature has so much to offer. The happiness, the bliss, the fulfilled experiences still await and unchanged. Thailand working from its hearts, getting ready to welcome visitors back.

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Ko Tao praised for strong coral reef conservation – Silvija Travel Tips

The United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) via the Hello Kitty Global Channel, in cooperation with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, has named Ko Tao as the island with a strong community committed to coral reef conservation. The announcement makes Ko Tao as one of the global communities that follows “Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources” under the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Ko Tao – which means Turtle Island – was given the name because its pristine beaches have long been breeding and egg-laying sites for green turtles. Today, the island is Thailand’s most popular scuba-diving destination, and there are many diving schools, shops, resorts and diving tour operators, which cater for beginners and experienced divers alike. 

Dive operators and local dive schools on Ko Tao are praised for adopting the Green Fins practices to protect the marine environment. Divers are usually among some of the most ecologically aware individuals on the planet and are well schooled that proper diving means avoiding contact with any plant or marine life they encounter. With Ko Tao’s ongoing sustainable, community-based initiatives, the island’s marine environment is always prepared to handle future generations of eco-aware divers and tourists.

There is also an on-going drive by the local people and authorities to preserve the natural wonders of Ko Tao and keep it clean and pristine, while trying to cater for the many young people who go there, with a range of food and nightlife options.

Located just off the mainland province of Surat Thani in Southern Thailand, Ko Tao can be reached by speedboat or ferry from Samui and the mainland. Once there, travellers can enjoy powdery, white sandy beaches washed by the waves of crystal-clear seawater.

IT&CMA Learning Festival – Silvija Travel Tips

IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific partnered with ICCA, IMEX, PCMA, and SITE – four of the industry’s biggest associations and trendsetters for its brand new learning festival DDFI.

Slated as the first knowledge segment of the 3-day double-bill event, the inaugural festival featured four parallel themes close to the hearts of industry professionals, each helmed by one of its content partners. Themes ran concurrently over 3 hours – across different locations at the official venue Bangkok Convention Centre on:

Open to all delegates, DDFI featured interactive workshop-style sessions centred on a variety of curated case studies and inspiring stories by personalities and brands passionate about Community and Sustainability; Innovation and Enterprise; Professional Advancement and Well-Being; and Mentorship and Future Leaders.

Organisers and content partners are experienced pre-and/or post-event excursions to local business featured in these sessions as part of a cultural immersion objective to tangible learning at DDFI.

Attendees were invited to ditch the corporate wear and come dressed down in their smart casual attire for a thematic, interactive and unrestricted inspiring learning experience.

Meet The Content Partners and their Themes

To Register visit: www.itcma.com

U.S. Travel’s IPW Returns to Las Vegas, Sept 18-22, 2021 – Silvija Travel Tips

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that its annual trade show, IPW, will next be held in Las Vegas from Septeember 18-22, 2021. Last year’s IPW, scheduled to convene in Las Vegas on May 30, 2020, was forced to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The previously scheduled 2021 host city, Chicago, agreed to step aside for next year and will assume the host mantle in 2025.

“This is incredibly welcome good news amid the serious challenges facing the travel industry, the country and the world,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “Cancelling IPW 2020 was difficult though clearly necessary call and our future host cities came together to achieve a win-win outcome for the future of the event.”

Dow continued: “As we look to recover from this health emergency and the resulting economic crisis, it is fitting that we will be able to hold IPW in Las Vegas, a city that epitomizes the economic power of travel and tourism. We are deeply grateful to Chicago, which had one of the most successful IPWs in recent memory as a first-time host in   2014, for their flexibility, generosity and collaborative spirit.”

Other future host sites—Orlando in 2022, San Antonio in 2023, and Los Angeles in 2024—remain unchanged.

IPW is the country’s leading international inbound travel trade show, driving $5.5 billion in future travel to the United States. At IPW, travel buyers (including international tour operators, wholesalers and receptive operators) meet face-to-face with sellers of U.S. travel product (representing accommodations, destinations, attractions, retail, transportation companies and more), transacting business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips.

Another serendipity from the reshuffling of dates: IPW 2021 will be held in the newly constructed West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Thank you to the leadership at the U.S. Travel Association for inviting Las Vegas to host its IPW 2021 trade show,” said Steve Hill, CEO/President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Like many of our industry colleagues, we are anxious to   contribute to the travel and tourism recovery efforts, and know that IPW bringing travel trade decision-makers from across the globe together is an important step in that process.”

“Brand USA is honoured to serve as the Premier Sponsor for the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW. As the nation’s destination marketing organization, IPW offers Brand USA the biggest stage and brightest lights to showcase our collective success to a global network of key industry stakeholders,” said Christopher Thompson, Brand USA President and  CEO. “We look forward to the opportunity to reconnect with industry friends and remind the world about all of the diverse destinations and amazing experiences across the   United States. We will see you back in Las Vegas in 2021.”

“This important decision was a collaboration between U.S. Travel and Choose Chicago. Having the privilege of hosting IPW in June of 2025 in Chicago will be a tremendous opportunity for us and our partners,” said David Whitaker, President and CEO of Choose Chicago. “Equally important, we look forward to travelling to Las Vegas next year to continue our partnership and engagement with the global travel community.”Download Media

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HYATT Hotels in Thailand staycation packages – Silvija Travel Tips

Whether for a business trip or weekend getaway, Hyatt Hotels in Thailand launched superb staycation packages with special rates and extra benefits. Following Covid-19 they hope to promote the offers again.

From pristine beaches and tropical recreation to rooftop bars and exquisite dining, participating hotels are ideally located for the perfect staycation in Thailand. Prices are attractive with something to cater for every budget, while added benefits offer inspired culinary possibilities.

Park Hyatt Bangkok – Silvija Travel Tips

Bangkok Staycation Packages

Thailand residents have the opportunity to take in cultured dining and lifestyle experiences on a city break at one of the centrally located Hyatt hotels, with easy access to sightseeing, shopping and star attractions.

The Standard Room Package at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok features club access for breakfast, all-day refreshment, and evening cocktails for two as well as a dining credit. A Garden Villa package features the same inclusions with the added benefit of the enhanced suite category and unlimited body massage treatments in a private villa.

At Hyatt Regency Bangkok Suhhumvit, conveniently located with direct access to BTS Skytrain Nana Station, enjoy accommodation with two benefits from an array of dining experiences, including; International breakfast buffet; lunch buffet with unlimited grilled river prawns; Sukhumvit Gallery Afternoon Tea set; Khao Tom Set Dinner and Signature Cocktails at Spectrum Lounge & Bar for two persons.

Situated in the heart of Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 24, Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit is a mere 250 meters from BTS Phrom Phong Station and ideal for perusing the upscale shopping malls in Em District. Take advantage of options for a complimentary signature beverage at the rooftop AIRE bar as you gaze out of over the skyline and includes breakfast for two.

Located within the top 27 floors of the Central Embassy retail complex, Park Hyatt Bangkok offers an oasis of calm amid the bustle of the city. Renowned for the hotel’s world-class contemporary architecture and luxurious residential interiors, enjoy exceptional accommodation with the choice of two exquisite dining experiences; an International buffet breakfast for 2 persons; exclusive lunch set at The Embassy Room; Park Hyatt Signature Afternoon Tea or signature cocktails at the Penthouse Rooftop Bar.

Beach Staycation Packages

With palm-fringed white sand beaches, award-winning golf courses and world-renowned dive sites, Thailand is one of the most desirable destinations for a relaxing getaway. Thailand residents can trim down their travel time and maximize their enjoyment at two Hyatt Regency branded resorts, one at Thailand’s premier island of Phuket, the other at the beach town of Hua Hin, just a three-hour drive from Bangkok.

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort – Silvija Travel Tips

Featuring one of Phuket’ largest oceanfront infinity pools, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is situated along a secluded headland with wide ocean vistas from the hillside setting and just a short 10-minute drive from the nightlife, entertainment and shopping hub of Patong Beach. Enjoy a stay in an Ocean View Room with club access for continental breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening canapés with wine, plus complimentary welcome cocktails for 2 at the Pool Bar.

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin is a renowned beachfront resort with first-class recreational facilities, swimming pools with a giant waterslide and award-winning THE BARAI Spa. Stay in a newly renovated Hyatt Guestroom with breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children, 2 spa vouchers and 10% discount at its food and beverage outlets.

Thai residents may book Staycation packages subject to room availability.

For reservations and additional information, please see below:

Park Hyatt Bangkok
Tel. +66 2 012 1234 E-mail: bangkok.park@hyatt.com

Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok:
Tel. +66 2254 1234 E-mail: bangkok.grand@hyatt.com

Hyatt Regency Bangkok Suhhumvit
Tel. +66 2 098 1234 E-mail: bkkhr-rsvn@hyatt.com

Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
E-mail: reservations.phuket@hyattregency.com

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Tel. +66 32 521 234 E-mail: huahin.regency@hyatt.com

Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit
Tel. +66 2 055 1234 E-mail: bangkok.place@hyatt.com