Spain Opens Up to Vaccinated Tourists
After all these months of confinement, mobility restrictions and dreaming about travel, you can actually reward yourself with carefree and relaxing vacations in Spain that had started on June 7.
Spain, already opened with no requirements to travelers from Singapore, Australia, Thailand and New Zealand among others. Now it is opening its doors to the rest of the world only under one condition: the travelers need to be fully vaccinated. (Completed vaccination at least 14 days before departure with a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or included in the WHO list).
With its own vaccination well on schedule, Spain is, yet again, synonymous to trust, safety and quality vacation and is ready to offer you the perfect worry-free time after what it has to be the worst year of our lives.
Not without reason, Spain is the world´s best vacation destination: its cultural heritage, the small and historical cities and towns, the natural parks, the mountains and valleys as well as the thousands of kilometers of coast; and…the food, of course. Spanish cuisine is flavorsome, healthy, traditional, creative and varied, the perfect Mediterranean diet.
Thus, travelers are once again more than welcome to Spain where a well deserve vacation is ready for them.
All travelers are required to fill out a health questionnaire prior to departure. The questionnaire can be filled out online or downloaded at https://www.spth.gob.es/
For the latest information on travel requirements please visit https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/
On the Hunt for Truffles in NSW
The black truffle is prized by foodies for its intense, earthy taste, and in the winter months of June to August, the hunt is on to find them. These buried delicacies prefer to grow in rich soil in a cold climate, with frosts adding to the intensity of flavour. So rug up, pull on your gumboots and join the hunt while relishing a gourmet getaway in one of New South Wales’s prettiest locations.
Truffle hunting near the Blue Mountains
During truffle season at Lowes Mount Truffiere in Oberon, an hour’s drive west of the Blue Mountains, you can forage for truffles, taste them in the truffle room, and enjoy a tasting platter of truffle paired delights. This family-run farm is surrounded by pine forests and has accommodation on site for four guests. You can pick up fresh Périgord black truffles (June to August) along with a selection of truffled products such as truffle honey and truffle salt.
While you’re in the area, visit Jenolan Caves, or travel along the beautiful 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route through the wild, southern part of Blue Mountains National Park to the historic mining ghost town, Yerranderie.
The open ranges around Oberon make it a perfect destination for horse riding; saddle up at High Country Trail Rides or Yarrabin. Stop in at the Oberon Community and Farmers Market, held on the first Saturday of each month, for locally grown produce, handmade arts and crafts, or enjoy a classic breakfast at the Long Arm Farm Café and Produce.
Read the full story on the Destination NSW Media Centre here.
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of "Say Yes to Connecticut" Summer Tourism Campaign
Governor Ned Lamont announced that the Connecticut Office of Tourism is launching a new summer marketing campaign to promote safe travel and fuel the Connecticut tourism industry's recovery following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a year of saying “no” to so many things due to the pandemic, the State of Connecticut is encouraging resident and visitors to “Say Yes to Connecticut” and all of its unique experiences this summer.
The campaign theme, “Say Yes to Connecticut,” was born out of the Office of Tourism's proprietary research that shows a growing sense of optimism among Northeast consumers amid the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and pent-up demand for travel, especially regional travel.
“Connecticut has an incredible mix of tourism offerings – from arts and cultural venues and restaurants, to lodging properties and outdoor recreation areas – all of which help generate business sales, tax revenues, and statewide jobs benefitting our communities,” Governor Lamont said. “The new campaign is a great reminder of that diversity and the growing optimism among travelers that we believe will put people back to work and translate into an industry-wide recovery for tourism beginning this summer.”
Running May 1 through September 6, the campaign will feature hundreds of businesses and activities across the state that make up Connecticut's tourism industry sector, including hotels, inns and B&Bs, restaurants, attractions, museums, historical sites, arts and cultural venues, farms, wineries and breweries, state parks and beaches, nature centers, outdoor recreation, shopping destinations, events, and more. Mask wearing indoors will continue to be required.
To participate in the “Say Yes To Connecticut” campaign, use #SayYesCT on social media. For information on the numerous attractions Connecticut has to offer, visit www.CTvisit.com.
Fresh Flavours From the French Riviera!
Sparkling seas, beautiful people, summer breezes and showstopper sunsets……You might be forgiven for thinking you're somewhere in St Tropez… and you'd be right! St Tropez Bali that is! Step off the sand in Canggu and into Bali's newest oceanfront dining location and you'll find a French Summer inspired, open air restaurant designed to make the most of its absolute beachfront vistas and cool island vibe.
With its fresh take on Italian and French Summer cuisine, unbeatable ocean views and beachfront location at one of Bali's most desired destinations, St Tropez is hard to beat. A comprehensive beverage list featuring wines procured from popular regions across the globe affords guests the luxury of selecting the perfect sip to accompany each dining preference. Sample one of St Tropez's innovative and artistic signature cocktail creations or stick to classic tipples and top shelf spirits and liqueurs to sign off on your culinary adventure in style. Bon Appetit!
But it's not just the social media worthy setting that will have diners reaching for their smart phones. St Tropez serves up stunning signature dishes designed to maximise fresh local flavours and quality seasonal produce.
Settle in by the oceanfront pool and soak in the sunset before tucking into their Carpaccio De Thon with delicate truffle dressing, crisp capers and pine nut Gremolata over a salad of celery and asparagus. Still peckish? How about hand cut pappardelle pasta tossed with fresh slipper lobster, crab, tomato and mint ragu! If you can't resist the carbs you may as well make the most of St Tropez's crispy wood fired pizzas. Impossibly light and crispy bases feature gourmet toppings to rival any Riviera restaurant. St Tropez's Salmone Pizza showcases these gourmet toppings featuring house-smoked salmon, roast cauliflower, dill pesto and preserved lemon.
Start at sunset and stay until dark at Bali's most stunning locale. Featuring nightly DJ's spinning the deck its time to work off that meal on the alfresco dance floor! A location this stunning fills up fast so be sure to book and arrive with plenty of time to settle into your front row seat to an oceanfront sunset.