Vietnam stay at home kit – Silvija Travel Tips

Vietnam and the rest of the world, social distancing to combat COVID-19, the country’s tourism board is reaching out with a themed resource kit to keep travellers connected, creative and inspired. 

Those who have had to cancel or cut short trips to Vietnam, or are unable to travel to the country this year may enjoy exploring the activities in the ‘Stay At Home’ kit, created by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) together with the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB). 

The kit, free on www.vietnam.travel, features 360-degree interactive tours of Vietnam’s renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, easy recipes for popular Vietnamese dishes such as banh mi and bun cha, colouring pages celebrating classic Vietnam moments, and suggestions for cultural explorations in books, music and art. The tourism board is also inviting future travellers to explore its ‘My Vietnam’ series: a collection of insightful videos and personal interviews with locals across the country.

While the country’s borders have been officially closed since March 22, the tourism board hopes the ‘Stay at Home’ kit will offer a piece of Vietnam to those outsides, until the country is ready to welcome visitors again. Tourism leaders said the country’s fast action and effective prevention system place Vietnam in a strong position to receive travellers again soon.

Those who wish to share experiences from past trips to Vietnam can do so by tagging #MyVietnam or @vietnamtourismboard on Facebook and Instagram or can win gift sets by participating in giveaways on Vietnam’s official social platforms.

Vietnam recently set up an English-language tourism helpline for travellers remaining in the country. Those seeking assistance can call (+84) 378 173371 during business hours for guidance on visas, accommodation, food services, and more. New policies, closures and statistics related to the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam are updated daily on the national tourism website.

For more information or to download the ‘Stay At Home with Vietnam’ materials, please visit: www.vietnam.travel

“Dublino konferencijų centras” – Silvija Trave TIps

“Dublino konferencijų centras”(The Convention Centre Dublin) – apdovanojimų pelniusi MICE susitikimų ir paskatinamųjų kelionių vieta 

 Dublino konferencijų centras (CCD) neseniai laimėjo aukso apdovanojimą už „Geriausią užjūrio konferencijų centrą“ „M&IT Industry Awards 2020“ renginyje, vykusiame Londone „Evolution“, Battersea parke.  „CCD“ laimėjo apdovanojimą šioje kategorijoje jau 10 metų iš eilės.  Už „M&IT pramonės apdovanojimus“ balsuoja žurnalo „Susitikimai ir paskatos“ skaitytojai.  Renginio vieta įveikė didelę penkių pagrindinių konferencijų centrų, įskaitant „Bella Center Copenhagen“, „CCIB Barcelona“, „RAI Amsterdam“ ir „Monaco“ Grimaldi forumą, konkurenciją.

 Taigi, kuo ypatinga ši apdovanojimų pelniusi MICE vieta.  „CCD“ profesionalų komanda privertė atsisakyti išskirtinių paslaugų. CCD yra tikrai ikoniškas pastatas iš vidaus ir išorės kurio architektūra yra ypatinga ir išskirtinė.

 Ar tai būtų MICE renginys, intymi konferencija 50-ies žmonių susitikimui , ar tarptautinis kongresas su 5000 dalyvių , ši vieta tinkama visiems .CCD  pasaulinės klasės konferencijų centro dizainas, turintis stulbinančią daugiapakopę sėdimų vietų auditoriją, šešias parodų sales ir įvairių posėdžių kambarių bei salių asortimentą, puikiai tinka rengti dideles ir mažas konferencijas, kongresus ir MICE  įvykius.

 Šias susitikimų erdves papildo šešios erdvios, lengvai užliejamos fojė, idealiai tinkamos registracijai ir tinklo priėmimams, taip pat pokylių salės talpinančios iki 3000 svečių.

Čia yra 22 daugiafunkciai kambariai, kuriuos galite pasirinkti iš CCD aukštos kokybės konferencijų salių, surengtindaugybę įvairių konferencijų renginių, įskaitant pardavimo konferencijas, metinius visuotinius susirinkimus, produktų pristatymus, tarptautinių asociacijų konferencijas, įmonių konferencijas, taip pat partijų politinius ir vyriausybės renginius. 

 CCD – pasaulinio lygio konferencijų vieta Airijos sostinės centre.  Įsikūręs “Docklands”, tik 15 minučių nuo Dublino  oro uosto, miesto,  finansų ir technologijų centro, CCD yra ypatinga vieta tinkama apsvarstyti artimiausius tarptautinius susitikimus ir skatinamąsias keliones (MICE)

The Convention Centre Dublin www.theccd.ie

A-ROSA plans to restart river cruises – Silvija Travel Tips

Following announcements from regional German authorities and their Austrian counterparts regarding the relaxation of lockdown measures, A-ROSA River Cruises has revealed its plans to restart selected departures on the Rhine and Danube by early June 2020.

A-ROSA is a premium, European, river cruise company, which was established in 2001 as a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises and is currently owned by UK-based Duke Street, CEO Jörg Eichler, and COO Markus Zoepke. The river cruise line’s twelve vessels explore a wide variety of destinations on the Danube, Rhine/Main/Moselle, Seine, Rhône/Saône and the Douro, offering city and nature tours as well as curated themed itineraries.

Providing a choice and flexibility, voyages range from 3 to 16 nights, making it the perfect choice for guests seeking short breaks, as an add-on to any European holiday, and for river cruise enthusiasts looking for comprehensive itineraries. A-ROSA’s vessels offer outdoor grill stations, bars, lounges and restaurants in a relaxed environment, contemporary and spacious outside cabins with a combination of windows and Juliet balconies and luxurious balcony suites, complete with onboard pool or whirlpool, board shop, beauty & massage centre, gym, panorama sauna and relaxation area and outdoor features such as putting green, shuffleboard and giant chess.

www.arosa-cruises.co.uk

The Canary Islands, every one is talking about – Silvija Travel Tips

Post Covid-19 the countdown has started. Every day we are closer to our next holiday, dreaming of destinations that now don’t seem that far away. As you may know, the Canary Islands are beginning to return to a sense of normality.

The islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa are “Covid-19 free” islands, are leading Spain’s de-escalation from the Covid-19 lockdown. So, when it comes to planning your next adventure, these Canary Island jewels are the best destinations to choose, not only for their safety from the pandemic but also for their incredible landscapes, extraordinary weather and glistening waters.

Now, it’s time to find out why should add La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa to your bucket list.

La Gomera – The Magical Island

La Gomera was awarded UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve status in 2011 thanks to the pristine nature of its marine and terrestrial ecosystems. La Gomera is known as the most magical of the Canary Islands and is home to species that cannot be found anywhere else. It’s also renowned as a hiker’s heaven! The islands highest peak is found in Garajonay National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. The park is covered in low-lying fog which creates a perfect microclimate for one of Europe’s last remaining cloud forests. This green paradise stands at the heart of La Gomera’s 650km network of beautiful walking trails.

Situated just 40 minutes by ferry from the southern coast of Tenerife, La Gomera is home to a perfect combination of lush green forests, black lava palm-studded beaches, ancient forests and banana plantations. Its capital, San Sebastián, is full of history and is famous for being Christopher Columbus’ last port of call on his voyage to America.

One of the most captivating features of La Gomera is the Silbo Gomero, its unique whistling language. Recognised as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, this pre-Hispanic language has been used on the island since ancient times to communicate over long distances.

El Hierro – The Sustainable Island

El Hierro aims to become the first island in the world that will be 100% sustainable within the next four to eight years. For now, El Hierro, the westernmost island of the Canaries has already set a world record. In Summer 2019, the island reached the milestone of covering the entire population’s energy needs for 24 days using only renewable energy.

El Hierro is the second smallest island of the Canaries and is world-famous for its spectacular underwater scenery and wildlife. La Restinga Marine Reserve is an internationally acclaimed diving sanctuary frequented by numerous animal species. The volcanic eruptions that took place between 2011 and 2012 led to a regeneration of the seabed that gave rise to very interesting biodiversity. El Hierro boasts the best diving area in the Canary Islands, where you could find dolphins, turtles, stingrays, barracudas, peaceful white sharks and more.

Charco Azul is without any doubt one of the most spectacular bathing spots in El Hierro. Located in El Golfo, a magnificent valley along the rugged coastline, this natural pool is one of the finest examples of the famous volcanic flows.

The island’s 268 km sq. of beautiful landscapes captivates visitors with the contrast between the dark volcanic ground and lush green forests. Be sure to include an excursion to El Sabinar on your adventure to El Hierro. This famous open forest is full of indigenous juniper trees with twisted trunks due to a never-ending battle with the trade winds.

La Graciosa – An Oasis of Tranquillity

Located to the north of Lanzarote, La Graciosa is the least explored and the most peaceful island of the Canaries. The spot of only 700 inhabitants is a protected area included in the Chinijo Archipelago and has not registered a single case of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Its golden sand virgin beaches are now wilder than ever, its volcanic landscapes remain untouched and time seems to have stood still along with its fishing villages.

Did you know that La Graciosa is one of the last places in Europe with no tarmacked roads? This oasis of tranquillity can perfectly be explored on foot or by bike. Within a less than an hour walk from Caleta de Sebo, La Graciosa’s main city, visitors can find the most popular beach in the south of the island, La Francesa Beach. Its golden sand and glistening waters are of outstanding quality. Also, on your trip, make sure to check out Playa de la Cocina and Playa de las Conchas. You will love exploring La Graciosa.

For furth information on the Canary Islands visit: www.hellocanaryislands.com

Source: TravelMedia.ie

International Tourist Numbers Could Fall 60-80% in 2020, UNWTO Reports – Silvija Travel Tips

  • International tourism down 22% in Q1 and could decline by 60-80% over the whole year
  • 67 million fewer international tourists up to March translates into US$80 billion in lost exports
  • UNWTO has outlined three possible future scenarios depending on how the crisis unfolds

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 22% fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows. According to the United Nations specialized agency, the crisis could lead to an annual decline of between 60% and 80% when compared with 2019 figures. This places millions of livelihoods at risk and threatens to roll back progress made in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said: “The world is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis. Tourism has been hit hard, with millions of jobs at risk in one of the most labour-intensive sectors of the economy.

Available data reported by destinations point to a 22% decline in arrivals in the first three months of the year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Arrivals in March dropped sharply by 57% following the start of a lockdown in many countries, as well as the widespread introduction of travel restrictions and the closure of airports and national borders. This translates into a loss of 67 million international arrivals and about US$80 billion in receipts (exports from tourism).

Although Asia and the Pacific show the highest impact in relative and absolute terms (-33 million arrivals), the impact in Europe, though lower in percentage, is quite high in volume (-22 million).

International Tourism 2020 Scenarios

Prospects for the year have been downgraded several times since the outbreak and uncertainty continues to dominate. Current scenarios point to possible declines in arrivals of 58% to 78% for the year. These depend on the speed of containment and the duration of travel restrictions and shutdown of borders. The following scenarios for 2020 are based on three possible dates for the gradual opening up of international borders.

  • Scenario 1 (-58%) based on the gradual opening of international borders and easing of travel restrictions in early July
  • Scenario 2 (-70%) based on the gradual opening of international borders and easing of travel restrictions in early September
  • Scenario 3 (-78%) based on the gradual opening of international borders and easing of travel restrictions only in early December.

Under these scenarios, the impact of the loss of demand in international travel could translate into:

  • Loss of 850 million to 1.1 billion international tourists
  • Loss of US$910 billion to US$1.2 trillion in export revenues from tourism
  • 100 to 120 million direct tourism jobs at risk

This is by far the worst crisis that international tourism has faced since records began (1950). The impact will be felt to varying degrees in the different global regions and at overlapping times, with Asia and the Pacific expected to rebound first.

Experts see recovery in 2021

Domestic demand is expected to recover faster than international demand according to the UNWTO Panel of Experts survey. The majority expects to see signs of recovery by the final quarter of 2020 but mostly in 2021. Based on previous crises, leisure travel is expected to recover quicker, particularly travel for visiting friends and relatives, than business travel.

The estimates regarding the recovery of international travel are more positive in Africa and the Middle East with most experts foreseeing recovery still in 2020. Experts in the Americas are the least optimistic and least likely to believe in recovery in 2020, while in Europe and Asia the outlook is mixed, with half of the experts expecting to see recovery within this year.

Thank You to the World Tourism Organization www.unwto.org

PlanetIMEX: imaginative new online experience from IMEX – Silvija Travel Tips

Today (6 May 2020) also marks the unveiling of the first two islands on PlanetIMEX –  Education Island and Community Island. These rich, engaging 3-D online experiences will be complemented by a third, Networking Island, due to launch 14 May 2020 with a focus on networking and business introductions. 

EduMonday Live on Monday 11 May 2020 has been designed to give the business events industry the chance to engage, totally free of charge, in a range of carefully curated education sessions led by 40 expert speakers.  

The education platform on PlanetIMEX has been generously supported by partners Cvent and Streamlined Communications. Each education session is also complemented by the CrowdCompass mobile event app to give attendees a more personal experience and the chance to interact with the speaker and other attendees.

In the usual spirit of IMEX, EduMonday Live is provided free of charge, as is access to the whole of PlanetIMEX. For those who can’t attend, IMEX will make all recordings available in an online library later in the month. The day will wrap up with a choice of four light-hearted ‘Social Soirees’ at 4.30pm.

Human psychology, Nature, collaboration, contract negotiations and more

EduMonday Live kicks off at 10.00am UK time. The programme starts with a welcome by IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom and CEO, Carina Bauer followed by a 10.30am keynote from Guy Bigwood, Managing Director of the Global Destination Sustainability Index, titled ‘The big pivot – Towards a regenerative events industry’.

Among the 40 speakers are Glenn Schoen CEO, Boardroom@Crisis BV; Jonny Round, Managing Director, The Sound Agency; Horst Bayer, Sustainable Travel Consultant and freelancer creative consultant, Robert Dunsmore, plus a host of industry experts. Focusing on business recovery and longer-term strategies is a consultant and business change expert, Michael Greenspan and, Global Futurist, Rohit Talwar.

EduMonday Live has been crafted around a series of 20-minute sessions with a few longer workshops offering a deeper dive. Sessions will address hot topics including resilience, the future of work, creative event design for a new era, crisis communication, contract negotiations, technology, wellbeing and psychology. 

She Means Business panel discussion

Also taking place on EduMonday Live is She Means Business, a joint event by IMEX and TW Magazine supported by MPI. This will be a live panel discussion where women in the business events industry will share some of the toughest decisions they’ve had to make due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent lockdown. 

Island hopping with a purpose – Community Day, 12 May

On Tuesday 12 May 2020 PlanetIMEX will host a dedicated Community Day when more than a dozen industry partners and associations will offer a combination of live learning and recorded sessions, including panels, webinars, videos and forums. 

While all education and professional development will take place via Education Island, Community Island is the hub for light-hearted social activities as well as news and updates from IMEX’s global events industry partners and the wider community. These handpicked stories all come to life on the Island’s pop-up Community Notice Board. 

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains, “I’d like to say today has been a long time coming but we’ve managed to pull off this exceptional project in just six weeks! We’re delighted to be giving back to the industry with this carefully designed online experience intended to give everyone, and all sectors, something of value, be that business introduction, new insights and learnings or simply the chance to socialise with each other in a fresh new way. This is just the start. There’s plenty more planned and we’re still evolving this concept and learning as we go. We can’t wait for people to sign up for EduMonday Live and also to dive in and explore PlanetIMEX.”

planetimex.com

See here for the full EduMonday Live programme and free registration.

#PlanetIMEX

TCEB Launches “Virtual Meeting Space” – Silvija Travel Tips

 TCEB launches the “Virtual Meeting Space” project, providing support for MICE entrepreneurs to keep their business alive by running business events online and re-skilling their manpower via a virtual platform. Another project “COVID-19 Free Meetings” will support MICE venue to upgrade their safety and health standards. The two projects are in response to the spread of the COVID-19 and global lockdown, which put physical events and activities to a halt.

Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB, stated that as a government agency, TCEB has initiated and will implement the two projects as part of the government’s economic relief measures, which will benefit MICE entrepreneurs and workforce, such as tax reduction, an extension of the tax filing period, higher tax deduction, reducing interest rate for debt, soft loan, an extension of electricity bill payment, wage compensation, etc. 

  “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the postponement and cancellation of MICE events worldwide.  Online or virtual platform has become an alternative for events that can ensure business survival. Thai entrepreneurs need to adapt themselves to such business platform. In this respect, TCEB has designed two key projects. The first one “Virtual Meeting Space” (VMS) is to enable Thai MICE entrepreneurs to continue their business and to re-skill their workforce and the other, “COVID-19 Free Meetings”, aims to assist MICE venue operators to upgrade the safety standard of their facilities”.

To run “Virtual Meeting Space” or VMS project, TCEB will provide support for holding events on the online platform in 3 categories:

  • Webinar – TCEB will support in the preparation and management of this online platform. This includes production and preparation of a studio for LIVE, as well as, technical co-ordination and system monitoring during LIVE. The organizers can run their slide presentation during the meeting session, while interaction to share experiences, discussion with the speaker, Q&A and a poll or survey can be conducted. The session can cater up to 10,000 attendees at a time.
  • O2O (Offline to Online) – This platform caters to exhibitions. TCEB will support in the arrangement and management of an online platform for exhibitors, as well as, support for LIVE streaming from either a studio or the organizer’s venue. The support covers sequencing, production, controlling, system monitoring during LIVE streaming and preparation of technical co-ordination. Exhibitors can showcase their activities, products and services as needed. The online payment system is also equipped to boost sales volume.
  • E-Learning Platform – It is an online learning centre for MICE entrepreneurs to re-skill or up-skill their workforce. There are six courses run from May to October 2020 by Southeast Asia Center or SEAC on YourNextU platform:  1. Project Management 2. Inter-personnel Skills 3. Management 4. Communication 5. Entrepreneurship and 6. Digital. Learners will receive a certification from TCEB if they complete course requisites. TCEB welcomes application from 250 MICE entrepreneurs. 

The VMS project will begin in May 2020 onward. For enquiry, please contact MICE Intelligence and Innovation Department, TCEB, at E-mail: vms@tceb.or.th  

    For the second project, “COVID-19 FREE Meetings”, TCEB will provide 30,000 baht subsidy for each MICE premise to formulate plans and prepare tools that fit the measures in the screening and prevention of COVID-19 stipulated by the Ministry of Public Health. For example, the installation of body temperature monitoring system, the screening of body temperature before participation, the screening of delegate’s timeline, the preparation of hand-washing points and alcohol dispensers, the practice of social distancing, etc. The project aims to help the venues gain confidence in their health and safety measures from the clients.

 To be eligible for the support of this project, the venue must be certified with Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) or hotel entrepreneurs must be members of the Thai Hotel Association (THA). TCEB forecasts that the project will be able to support up to 216 MICE venues nationwide under the 6,480,000 baht budget. 

 COVID-19 FREE Meetings project will be running from April to June 2020. Enquiry and registration for support can be made with MICE Capabilities Department, TCEB, at E-mail: MICEstandards@gmail.com 

  “Apart from the two projects, TCEB has set up the TCEB COVID-19 Information Center to serve as a communication centre during this critical period. The centre will monitor, compile, examine and assess the information, especially the impacts of the disease on the MICE industry, and produce recommendations for the industry. The second task of the centre is to update the situation, especially government’s rules, regulations and announcements, and publicise them to the industry so that they are kept abreast of the development that may impact their business and plans.” concluded Mr. Chiruit. 

Source: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau

Viking Line’s service over the next few weeks – Silvija Travel Tips

As a result of the Finnish government’s decision on 4 May 2020, to gradually ease some of the restrictions related to the Covid-19 coronavirus, starting 14 May 2020, Viking Line will open up passenger service again for essential traffic. Essential traffic includes travel for work and other travel defined by the authorities. The company recommend that all passengers familiarize themselves with the instructions issued by the authorities prior to travelling. The restrictions are in effect until May 31, 2020.

Source: Viking Line

U.S. Travel’s IPW Returns to Las Vegas May 10-14, 2021 – Silvija Travel Tips

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that its annual trade show, IPW, will next be held in Las Vegas May 10-14, 2021. This 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 this year’s IPW 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

#PW2021

Portugal announces COVID-19 lockdown exit plan – Silvija Travel Tips

Thursday 30th April 2020, Portugal announced its lockdown exit plan – the first stage of which will begin on Monday 4th May 2020. In a televised address, the Prime Minister in Portugal spoke to the nation to lift the state of emergency, which is in place up to May 2nd May 2020, and communicate a roadmap to be reviewed every 15 days.  

This roadmap is based on three important dates:
May 4th, May 18th and June 1st. A number of important measures will also be kept in place, including the compulsory wearing of masks in several public spaces, such as on public transport.  

Below you see the most relevant steps for each stage:  

Monday 4th May 2020  
Opening of small businesses with less than 200 square meters
Opening of hairdressers (< 200m2) by appointment
Opening of bookstores Opening of golf courses and tennis/ paddle facilities Opening of automobile stands              

Monday 18th May 2020  
Opening of stores with less than 400 square meters
Opening of restaurants, cafés and outdoor cafés (new rules for which will be published on Saturday, May 2nd May 2020)
Opening of museums, palaces and libraries  

Monday 1st June 2020  
Opening of shopping centres
Opening of cinemas and theatres    

The following measures will apply in all stages:  
Hygiene etiquette and social distancing
Mandatory use of masks indoors (public transportation, retail stores, services etc)
Maximum capacity per 100 m2 = 5 people   Amidst the current Covid-19 Pandemic,

Portugal has created a “Clean & Safe” stamp of approval which will be awarded to tourist companies that are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of Covid-19 and other possible infections.  

Companies that are registered with the National Tourist Authority will be able to request this stamp. Once a company has passed the quality standards, they can display their stamp on their premises and online.

www.visitportugal.com

Source: TravelMedia.ie

flyExclusive Streamlines Jet Club Membership – Silvija Travel Tips

flyExclusive, a leading provider of premium private jet charter travel, is redefining private charter aviation with a completely redesigned Jet Club membership programme. The revamped program gives flyers even greater access to flyExclusive’s floating fleet of nearly 60 light to heavy Citation jets, backed by the highest safety standards in the industry. With flyExclusive’s industry-leading efficiency and price points significantly below the market competition, Jet Club delivers unmatched value for members and opens the skies to flyers of all types, from seasoned private travellers to those who only considered commercial before.

Launched in early 2020, Jet Club is a new kind of private aviation relationship: a partnership built on flyExclusive’s decades of knowledge and expertise in the industry to give members control, reliability and consistency in their private travel. With more flyers wary of flying commercial due to the COVID-19 pandemic, flyExclusive’s Jet Club allows them to meet their critical travel needs with aircraft held to the highest standards for cleanliness and sanitation and access to the best possible hourly rates, both during the pandemic and after it subsides.

“For years, we have been disrupting the private charter industry with a singular private charter experience,” says Jim Segrave, founder of flyExclusive parent company LGM Enterprises. “Now, as we recognize the need to get America flying again and understand passengers’ priorities to limit exposure to themselves and their families to COVID-19, we are offering our unparalleled service at rates that best other charter programs by as much as 40%.”

The streamlined Jet Club program allows flyers to buy into two program tiers to meet their unique flying needs: Fly Club program and Exclusive Club program. Members receive guaranteed availability to a large fleet and a premium flight experience whenever and wherever they choose to fly. Funds never expire as long as the account remains active. Members simply select the right level of membership based on their annual flight usage without having to join at a prescribed number of hours or shares like most programmes. Once an initial deposit is made, funds are immediately available to book flights at the best rates available anywhere on the market.

“We launched Jet Club with the goal of introducing a program that went above and beyond traditional jet cards or fractional ownership to offer a simple, easy way to fly private,” says Segrave. “In a post-COVID world, as the country opens up for business, flyers are placing a higher priority on how they fly. Regardless of whether flyers travel for luxury or business, Jet Club has a plan that works for them.”

Those interested in learning more about the Jet Club program or seeing how they can participate can email jetclub@flyExclusive.com or call 833-FLY-CLUB.

About flyExclusive

flyExclusive is an owner/operator with services provided across North America, Caribbean, Central America, South America and now extending to Europe, Asia and beyond. Built on decades of industry experience in fleet logistics and management, the company maintains point-to-point fleet operations, proprietary quoting technologies and operational expertise in delivering safe, reliable and competitive solutions for its customers. flyExclusive is ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman certified and executes in accordance with a fully integrated SMS platform in its maintenance and operations.

To learn more, visit www.flyexclusive.com.

omidoru daigu sodinimas _ Silvija Travel Tips

Dar vienas savaitgalis, dar viena graži ir saulėta diena Dubline. Aš ir vėl užsiimu mažais sodininkystės darbeliais, kurie man labai prie dūšios, aš tiesiog relaksuoju. Šį sykį darau gerą darbą – persodinu gana paaugusius pomidorų daigus. Pietinėje daržo pusėje padėjau specialų maišą su žemėmis , kuris skirtas augalų auginimui jame, nereikia jokios lysvės ir pasodinau jame 3 pomidorų daigus. Tikiuosi gero derliaus, o kaip procesas vyks- parodysiu vėliau. ‪