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PLEASE TAKE NOTE of Travel Restrictions & Advisory News due to COVID-19 Coronavirus. #WearaMask #SocialDistancing 

Norwegian Prima Debuts Interactive Show-Stopping Entertainment and Onboard Experiences

Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel with a 54-year history of breaking boundaries, has raised the curtains to unveil its upcoming multifaceted entertainment and onboard experiences available on Norwegian Prima, the Brand's most in-demand ship ever.

The vessel, the first of six ships within NCL's all-new Prima Class, which debuted with record-breaking sales and applause when it was announced in May earlier this year, reveals Tony Award®-nominated musical “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” as its interactive headlining act. Norwegian Prima will also showcase numerous cruise industry firsts and new-to-brand elevated onboard experiences when the ship sets sail in summer of 2022, including the world's first venue that transforms from a three-story theatre into a Vegas-style nightclub, freefall drop dry slides and the largest racetrack at sea.

For more information about the Company's award-winning 17-ship fleet and worldwide itineraries, or to book a cruise, please contact a travel professional, call Hong Kong on +852 2165 6000 and Southeast Asia on +65 3165 1680 or visit

Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn to Showcase Modern Vietnamese Cuisine at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

Chef Bobby Chinn's exclusive two-week residency at the resort's Maldivian restaurant Guduguda, now taking place from October 1st–16th, 2021

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives welcomes top celebrity chef, author and restaurateur, Bobby Chinn to Guduguda, the resort's authentic Maldivian restaurant and the first of its kind in the Maldives, for an exclusive two-week residency that started from October 1st and till 16th, 2021. The first in a series of internationally-renowned culinary showcases, Chef Bobby introduces modern Vietnamese and Pan-Asian cuisine, with his playful twist of bridging east and west.

When not in the kitchen or the studio, Bobby is committed to supporting communities and causes that have been meaningful to him throughout his career. He served as a WWF Ambassador in 2012 promoting responsible seafood production and was appointed Tourism Ambassador of Vietnam for Europe from 2014 through 2017.

Bobby's specially-curated menu will be presented at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives signature restaurant Guduguda, styled in a traditional Maldivian setting, low on the floor on cushions indoor and out, and overlooking the stunning turquoise Maldivian waters. During his two-week residency, from October 1st to 16th, 2021, Chef Bobby will be serving a Modern Vietnamese 5-course set lunch (USD 200), converting family-style meals into a symphony of small plates and a Pan-Asian 8-course set dinner (USD 300).
For enquiries, please contact The Standard, Maldives Reservations team at  or click here to visit the web page.

Accor joins global sustainability network, the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Since its creation in 1967, Accor has been a pioneer in developing sustainable travel experiences and investing in innovations to enable a positive hospitality experience with a reduced environmental impact. As part of its ongoing CSR strategy, in 2011 the Group identified 21 areas of business activity where significant improvements could be made and set policies for measurable actions and goals. These include targets around reducing energy and water consumption, a move towards carbon-neutral buildings, and promotion of healthier and sustainable food with a drastic reduction in food waste.

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO Accor with Brune Poirson, Chief Sustainability Officer Accor formally announced their membership at the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference on 21 September 2021 during Hard Talk with Sébastien Bazin “Sustainable hospitality challenge".
For more information about the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, please visit

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Expands Global Footprint Across 10 Key Gateway Cities In Prime Locations

Pan Pacific Hotels Group continues to grow its global pipeline with 13 new properties across 10 key gateway cities by 2024. More than 3,300 rooms will be added to the Group's inventory, bringing its portfolio to 48 hotels, resorts, and serviced suites across 29 cities.  Pan Pacific Hotels Group's parent UOL Group Limited is one of Asia's most established hotel and property companies.

This move sees the Group establish its presence in key gateway cities, including London, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Dalian, Hanoi, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap.

This expansion started from the recent openings of PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne in April and Pan Pacific London on 1 September, which will be followed by 13 other properties in the coming three years.

Ovolo's 'Vax. Pact.' Bringing Back Travel With Benefits

With the return of domestic travel looking like a distinct possibility over the coming month, designer hotel collection Ovolo are bringing back the benefits in line with it's recent 'Vax. Pact.' pledge, encouraging Australians to get vaccinated and start travelling again.

Ovolo latest 'Friends With Benefits' package is offering 20% off, for any 2 night stay, across all their Australia hotels. Also, in line with the recent 'Vax. Pact.' pledge, any fully vaccinated guests will receive a RIEDEL Glassware “Nick & Nora” set valued at $55. If that's not enough, they'll also be enjoying an exclusive cocktail during Ovolo's signature social hour.

'The immediate future of tourism and hospitality depends on high vaccination rates, as a business we have a responsibility to drive this.  Vax. Pact. is the first step, however, we will do whatever it takes, within our power!' said Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Group.

'Ovolo's employees are the most valued asset, they are the heart and soul of delivering the unique Ovolo experience,' Girish continued.

Ovolo also offers all guests an array of 'Perks' when booking direct all effortlessly included such as sundowner drinks at social hour, midnight treats from the minibar, and complimentary breakfast to kickstart your day. Plus get superspeed Wi-Fi, 24-hour gym access and self-service laundry.

Houston Strengthens Its Position as a Favorite Leisure Destination

Houston, the fourth-largest US city participated at the IPW 2021 that took place in Las Vegas from September 18 to 22, presenting several projects that reconfirm the strength and unique attractions which make H-Town a favorite leisure destination.

Important projects in the last 20 months include hotels, attractions, restaurants, theaters and parks, among others. This year Houston is seeing the reopening of attractions and the return of big events like Comicpalooza, the largest pop culture festival in Texas, Houston Restaurant Weeks, sports games, concerts and free shows at the Miller Outdoor Theater. Recently, Houston has been highlighted by various national and international media, including Time magazine, which this past July placed Houston on its list of the "World's Greatest Places 2021".

The Houston Marketplace makes it easy for people to find, purchase and experience great things to do in Houston. The platform functions similar to Amazon – you can search and add a variety of tickets, tours and experiences from different providers into your shopping cart and checkout with a single transaction. Tickets are delivered via text message and email and are accessible on your mobile phone with no app to download. Find museum tickets, attraction passes and walking tours, plus the most popular Houston Museum Pass and Houston Brew Pass. Special features include value pricing, added coupons and perks, and enhanced personalized wayfinding including real time relevant information and one-touch direction assistance using Google maps.

More information on Houston's attractions, events, hotels, restaurants and to find everything you need to plan your next visit is available at:

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