With the pandemic ranging around like an angry bull, so much has changed in the world. While people are learning to live within their means and support their families, the tourism industry has been coming up with its own innovative ways to attract tourists. Let’s all face it, we all love to travel, and when a tourist spot dangles a shiny prize in front of our eyes, who would say no?
If you are sick of working from home and need a change, then Maldives is offering you one. A luxury resort in Maldives, The Nautilus Maldives is offering a jaw dropping 21 days workation package. If two of you are staying for seven nights, then it will cost your around £18, 171. For a two or three week stay, you’ll have to pay £30,000 or £40, 640 respectively. Now let’s drool over what included in the package. Upon your arrival at the resort, customs, baggage claim and immigration will be handled by the Nautilus Maldives’ staff, while you chill in the private airport lounge. Your work area will have a gorgeous view of the sea.
You’ll have a personal assistant and non-stop refreshments. If you want to work outdoors, you’ll have a private Wi-Fi enabled workstation on the beach under the shade. Your desk will have a fitted phone, wireless printer, scanner, portable projector, screen and a fax machine. For your non-work related time, the package includes daily yoga, fitness and meditation classes, private dolphin cruise at sunset on a luxury yacht. You’ll also have a complimentary laundry service. Wi-Fi is enabled all over the resort, so you needn’t stay glued to your room if you need to use the internet. If you are already packing your bags to go, the officials have one rule: a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departing from your original destination.
Here’s something for TikTok and Instagram freaks. Mexican resorts have come up with a strategy to attract tourists amidst the pandemic. Hotel operators along the Caribbean coast are partnering to give away an all-inclusive vacation for two for the next – brace yourself- twenty years. So how do you grab this opportunity? You just need to enter a contest through TikTok
or Instagram. You need to upload a photo or video inspired by the Mexican Caribbean with the @Come2MexicanCaribbean tag and the #Come2MexicanCaribbean hashtag. The contest organizers will select the post with the most number of likes, comments and shares as the winners, so you might want to pester everyone you know and everyone you remotely know to
like, comment and share your post. Entries can be uploaded till November 9 th , and the winners will be announced on November 27 th . So what does the winner get? Two winners will enjoy four or five star hotels in destinations like Cancun, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres for a five night stay.
Travelling anywhere during this pandemic is irksome because a lot of places require you to stay in quarantine. But the Governer of Hawaii, David Ige, has announced that travellers from out of state won’t be required to undergo a quarantine period, as long as they present a negative test result for COVID-19, taken in less than 72 hours before arrival. The test required has to be a nasal swab FDA approved nucleic acid amplification test, and the results must come from a CLIA certified laboratory. For those visitors who had arrived before this was declared and are quarantining in various resorts, Ige authorized a ‘resort bubble’ – these visitors can access certain resort properties like the resort’s restaurant and pool facilities. Talk about quarantining in style! The most recent report is that Hawaii Airlines are providing COVId-19 tests for visitors too.
Due to travel restrictions brought by the pandemic, several airplanes are haven’t flown in months. In an innovative move to give its passengers an opportunity to recreate their air travel experience, Singapore Airlines is converting one of its airplanes into a pop up restaurant. For two days in October, one of the grounded Airbus A380 planes will be converted into a restaurant at Changi airport in Singapore. Customers can reserve their seats in all four cabin classes- first, business, premium economy and economy, to have a three hour lunch experience inside the airplane. Each cabin will have its own special menu, although the exact menu and its price will only be revealed when booking opens on October 12 th . But what is made clear is that the menu will include signature international Singapore Airlines dishes, as well as the best dishes from the Peranakan menu. Two complimentary alcoholic beverages and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks will also be served. The plane won’t leave ground, but
customers can book an additional behind the scenes tour of the plane. The tours take place before lunch is served.