Glamping Experience in Argentina

Luxury Camps – Glamping Experience

We can create and develop comprehensive events throughout Argentina that combine glamping, luxury nomadic camps, activities, gastronomy. Imagine arriving to Barilcohe to one of these beautiful relaxing camps, where nature is the wow factor. Away from everything but ready to RE-connect.

We have no limits to create the “never done before” for nature and adventure lovers both for leisure travel and groups up to 60 pax.

Argentina – Lake District

Argentina’s lake district and Northern Patagonia have spectacular landscapes, snow-capped mountains, pristine rivers and lakes, privileged vistas and native forest to discover and explore.

Glamping Tents and Domes

Outdoor living in Argentina

The outdoor livings are mounted in privileged places to relax and enjoy the camp with Comfortable chairs and tables Outdoor fireplace* Personal alpaca throw blanket Lanterns Activity board.

Food and Cuisine

Delicious gourmet food and premium malbec wines are included in the camps Private chef and personnel at your service.

Activities

Our activities include professional bilingual guides/assistants and top brand equipment. Hiking, mountain biking, rafting, private navigation, horseback riding, and fishing.

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Lafayette COVID 19 Update

France Policy

On Monday May 11th and after 55 days of lockdown in France, shops (except for cafes and restaurants) have reopened, in compliance with social distancing guidelines. Our national borders (outside the European Union/Schengen area) remain closed for now and will not reopen until at least Monday June 15th. The French government has announced that the provisional timetable for the opening of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, major museums, and tourist and cultural attractions will be broadcast at the end of May but cinemas, theatres, larger museums, and concert halls will remain closed until further notice. Gatherings of more than 5,000 people will remain prohibited until at least September. Beaches are reopening on a case-by-case basis, subject to permission from their respective “prefectures” and upon the request of the local mayors. In addition, actors of the sector created a common charter: Industry Actors Common Charter

Hotel Policy

Accor Hotels have introduced elevated hygiene & prevention measures to ensure your safety. The ALLSAFE label certification, developed by Accor represents new cleanliness & prevention standards and provides assurance that these standards have been met in hotels.

  • Guests provided with individual sanitiser, wipes and masks
  • From July, guest access to medical professionals & telemedical support
  • Reinforced cleaning program in public areas with frequent disinfection of high touch room & bathroom areas
  • Social distancing enforced in all common areas
  • Sanitiser provided in key public areas (front desk, elevators, restaurant, etc.)
  • Reinforced food safety standards & new buffet protocols
  • Saferoom service provided at no extra charge in case of restaurant closure
  • Contact less check-in, check-out and payments carried out whenever possible
  • Dedicated guest hotline to answer questions and to best prepare their stay
  • Employees given comprehensive safety & hygiene training

Transportation Policy

The new transportation rules of our suppliers include physical distancing:

  • Designated vehicle per driver
  • Cleaning of the vehicle during the day after each service
  • Entire cleaning of the vehicle every night with viricidal products
  • Drivers wear masks
  • Hydro alcoholic gel and masks at disposal
  • All vehicles are equipped with a “viral protect” Plexiglas between the clients and the driver to maintain a perfect isolation
  • No water and newspaper anymore for the time being

Restaurants and Venues Policy

Many venues, caterers and restaurants have continued their activity during the crisis, through take-away offers, and providing free services for hospital staff and those in need. As an example, VI Paris (operator of 9 major event venues in Paris) has edited SAFE V guidelines, based on 5 sets of measures:

  1. General measures: appointment of a COVID manager and one contact person per venue; specific commitments by the Management Committee relating to monitoring the recovery
  2. Venue-specific measures: preparation of plans concerning cleaning, safety, deliveries adapted to each space (entrances, rest areas, washrooms, etc.); procedures to follow in case of suspected cases of COVID-19
  3. Employee measures: training, provision of PPE and ensuring it is worn properly, implementation of protective measures, cleaning and disinfection of premises.
  4. Measures concerning service providers: creation of a charter for providers that have permanent staff at our sites, as well as recommendations for those that offer fewer regular services.
  5. Measures concerning organisers and exhibitors: definition of appropriate procedures, counting and filtering of visitors, organisation of simultaneous events.
    Some additional special measures which could also be implemented:
  • Visio-visit, electronic signature, and special conditions
  • Communication on measures implemented, for participants
  • Remote event: distance attending of participants when they cannot travel

Lafayette Paris Policy

All our staff, including free lancers (operation, hostesses and guides) is applying the following usual health measures, in order to limit the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands regularly or use a hydro-alcoholic solution
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or a handkerchief
  • Blow your nose into a disposable handkerchief and then dispose of it
  • Avoid touching your face and wear a mask
  • Maintain a distance of at least one meter (3 feet) from other people
  • Greet other people without shaking hands or embracing We will make sure suppliers appointed apply the same, while additionally suggesting all solutions to ensure your guests and staff safety, thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the destination

 

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"A little bit of Brazil, from us to you" - BeBrazil

Bringing Brazil to you during COVID – 19.

 

Since many of us are trying to balance work and downtime from home, the team at BeBrazil have decided to put together a few suggestions of recipes, music, and movies, to transport you from your couch or kitchen, all the way to Brazil. 

Brigadeiro

Brigaderios are mandatory at any birthday in Brazil, but are also great for rainy days on the sofa! Karolina from BeBrazil will take you through a lesson in this

Moqueca

A fragrent fish stew that is a staple of Bahian gastronomy. It is a wonderful representative of our mixed cultural heritage, as Conor from the Salvador office will explain. 

Pão de queijo

American Youtuber Hilah teaches us how to make the famous cheese bread, which is best enjoyed with a cup of Brazilian Coffee!

 

Brazilian Music

Amor, Festa e Devoção (Love, Party and Devotion) is a complete show by Maria Bethânia, one of Brasil’s greatest interpreters. This is a collection of her most famous songs.

On the Wild Side

BBC’s Seven Worlds, One Planet, is a magnificent documentary that has an entire episode dedicated to South America, with many scenes shot in Brazil.

https://youtu.be/IlFRPkT-hVc


Argentina Latest News

A message from Araceli Dimeglio, Owner, Passion For Events

Dear clients and friends from around the world.

My team and I are trying to stick together in these difficult times, knowing we will embrace you again soon. We follow the news around the world and see the difficult times you are all facing in each of our countries.

Argentina is also affected and has taken very drastic measures to protect the residents and tourists. We feel the right measures have been taken at the right time to stop the spread of the virus, and as a country we feel prepared.

We would like to say that we are still here, and we will remain here putting in our best efforts to adapt to this disruptive time. We understand that we are all a community, and more than ever we have to stay together and support each other.

As in Tango Dance, we want to keep all the embraces for the next time we can see you all. Until then, remain safe, healthy, stay positive, and don’t let this situation dim your passion for travel!

#WeWillTravelAgain


COVID 19 Supplier Updates - Pacific Destinations Fiji

Supplier updates from Pacific Destinations, Fiji

We hope you are keeping safe and well. Please see below updates from Warwick Fiji Resort, Pullman’s Nadi Bay Resort & Spa, and Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa relating to their operations.

 

Warwick Fiji Resort to close

With reference to the COVID – 19 global pandemic and the subsequent closure of international borders with airline suspensions; please be kindly advised that Warwick Fiji Resort will be closing down from April 3rd 2020 until further notice.

This is a temporary measure in light of the situation and the resort’s reservations department will be open for general inquiries only.

Opening dates will be advised as soon as information is received from relevant authorities.

 

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa closes

It is with sadness that Sofitel Fiji Resort advises that due to the current situation we have with COVID – 19, and subsequent border closures, Sofitel Fiji will be significantly scaling down it’s operations and not accepting any guests at the resort from 27th March 2020 until 22nd June 2020.

For any bookings that yo have with us for your clients, there are three options to choose from during this period:

  1. We will cancel your client’s booking with a full refund of any monies paid.
  2. We will reschedule your client’s booking to a new date in 2020 (which must end by 24th December 2020) – existing bookings will be moved, and the current rate quoted will be honoured. We will also offer a FJD 100 resort credit on the new dates. Any payments made for existing bookings will be transferred to new dates.
  3. We are happy to reschedule your client’s booking to a new date in 2021 – any payments received will be credited towards a new booking. However there may be a slight rate difference for new dates in 2021.

During the next three months, we will have a skeleton staff looking after and maintaining the resort. We are also looking at the possibility of trying to push on with the renovation program and have it completed sooner than originally scheduled. This will be dependent on deliveries and shipments still being able to get through to the resort.

Thinking of our travel industry partners over this incredibly difficult time for all of us – we look forward to continuing to welcome your clients to Sofitel Fiji once this is all behind us.

Pullman Nadi Bay – Reservations

We wish to advise that due to the current circumstances surrounding the impact of COVID – 19 the resort will not be accepting any bookings between now and 30 June 2020.

If you have clients booked with us between these dates, please do contact our team to reschedule their bookings (tours@pdfj.com.fj)

We look forward to continuing to work with you and to welcoming your clients to Pullman Nadi Bay in the future.

Thank you for your support and wishing you well.


COVID - 19 Update, COLTUR PERU

A message from Miguel Velasco, CEO COLTUR Peru

In the exceptional circumstances we are all experiencing, I hope that you and your families are well and enjoying good health. With this message, I want to thank you for your continued trust during this difficult situation, and to keep you informed regarding our actions at COLTUR PERU.

I am proud to be able to confirm that 90% of our travellers have already been able to return home safely, thanks to the work of our dedicated team. We remain committed to assisting those travellers who were unable to leave, and we are doing everything necessary to help them during their stay in Lima.

The drastic decisions made by the Peruvian government in order to contain Covid-19 have been widely praised and they have proved decisive in avoiding an exponential spread of the virus in our country. I am pleased to be able to state that no member of our staff or their immediate families has been infected.

Our president has made the decision to extend the period of mandatory social isolation and border closure until Sunday, April 12th. While our operations remain temporarily suspended, our office staff will continue to assist you as they work from home.

We are developing new experiences and seeking creative ways to continue offering travellers the very best of Peru. When the time is right, we will be ready to welcome them once more and continue sharing with them the magic of our country.

I would like to close with a message of optimism. Tourism in Peru has shown its resilience in other challenging circumstances. We will continue working with the AUTHENTIC DEDICATION that has always characterized us, contributing with you to the development of our country’s travel industry, and to the wider economy.


We are all in this together

A message from Anna Nagy, Director of BeBrazil

From my desk at home, I’m thinking about each one of you. Over the past few weeks, countries and cities have asked their citizens to stay home to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, to care for the elderly and their loved ones. We at BeBrazil have done no different. Our main concern is with the health and well-being of our team, our families, our passengers, suppliers, and partners worldwide. The only thing we can do to help, is stay home.

We have been working from home since Monday last week, and have been in close touch with many of you postponing bookings, helping guests get back home, looking at the future, and standing together during this time. Thank you to each one of you for your continued support.

Our industry is about people and for people, although we are in a social distancing mode, we would love to invite you for a “virtual casual Coffee” to break the routine, say “Hi” and catch up. We are happy to schedule online training and webinars to help you increase your destination knowledge.

During this time, our team will be dedicated to creating new exciting programs, updating our product, and getting ready for the near future where you will all need our full support and creativity.

I’m personally very thankful for the great team I have today at Be, and know for certain that we will come out of this stronger together.

We work in an industry that delivers dreams, connects people, explores different cultures, and enriches us every time. I believe that after this period of isolation, the desire to explore will increase and we are here stronger than ever to help deliver each and every one of those dreams.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy and BE POSITIVE always!


What is new in Horizon Travel?

CEO of Horizon Travel Elected General Secretary of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies

With an immense amount of hard work comes recognition and through that recognition the President and C.E.O. of Horizon Travel, Aristides Tsaldaris, has been elected as General Secretary of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA).

 

Since the establishment of HATTA in 1927, the Association has been contributing dynamically to the development and promotion of tourism throughout Greece. HATTA has been able to provide through its members, such as Horizon Travel, a variety of different services that have been supporting the country’s development efforts while upgrading the quality of the tourist services offered.

 

We look forward to seeing the continuous growth and success of HATTA and Greece’s tourism under the new leadership of Aristides.

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The Latest in Greece?

Brand new hotels in 2020!

Athens Capital MGallery hotel – Athens – 5-star city hotel – Opening in April 2020

Athens Capital Hotel, located in the ideal place in the heart of Athens on Syntagma Square next to the Parliament House, is your perfect choice for an eco-urban break to discover the city vibes. Stroll into the beautiful Athenian surroundings, explore the ancient Greek history and track the Philosophers’ path by creating your own story through an authentic experience. In a bright, relaxing and clean ambience space, its restaurants welcome you for a casual lunch break. Otherwise, the all-day bar will be waiting for you to relax and unwind with a variety of beverages, meet for your afternoon tea or enjoy your cold beer, long drinks and cocktails in the evening.

Lalibay Resort – Aegina – 5-star resort– Opening in summer 2020

This ideal location will be ready to welcome you during Summer 2020. A huge renovation and redecoration, Lalibay will provide you with experiences full of sea, with its nautical decoration being one of the indications! Lalibay resort is ideal for long or short breaks from your daily routine. Additionally, for those who want to combine business with pleasure, inspirational spaces designed for your professional lifestyle and well-equipped venues for business meetings as well as conferences are available.Koukoumi Hotel – Mykonos – 4-Star Vegan Hotel – Opening in May 2020

This summer Mykonos welcomes the first vegan hotel in Greece! Koukoumi makes a promise to operate in a 100% vegan friendly way; there is no room for elements connected directly or indirectly to animals. This means no leather, fur or any other animal products are used anywhere in/on the hotel premises, while a promising vegan restaurant is about to serve exclusively vegetarian and vegan options. Fourteen suites, pool, spa and gym amenities are going to operate in Eco-friendly terms, with recyclable and environmentally friendly elements. Sustainability and vegan philosophy make Koukoumi a tempting travelling choice; how about relaxing while leaving no carbon footprint behind you?

Aegon Hotel – Mykonos – 5-Star luxury Hotel

Set on one of the most cosmopolitan islands of the Mediterranean and nested in an infinite sandy beach overlooking the Aegean Sea, Aegon Mykonos Hotel welcomes you to a unique self-gratifying experience, offering luxurious facilities, savvy island vibes, along with energizing fitness and wellness activities.

All 76 guestrooms are luxuriously decorated featuring bespoke design elements and state-of-the-art items, while the hotel’s natural color palette emulates the organic landscape and the purity of the Cyclades.

Kalesma – Mykonos – 5-Star hotel – Opening in June 2020

New built 27 suite and villa luxury boutique hotel set on the hillside of Ornos Bay, seemingly secluded, yet easily accessible and offering stunning views to the Aegean Sea and glorious sunrise and sunset views. Kalesma is a place where the Greek spirit of hospitality meets the new lifestyle hotel and offers the opportunity to experience both authentic island experience and privacy. Elegantly designed, decorated in a stylish, neutral palate and embellished with natural materials such as real wooden beamed ceilings, each of the rooms emanate a unique Cycladic charm and grace.

Orama Hotel & Spa – Santorini – 5-Star hotel– Opening in May 2020

Discover the eclectic elegance of Orama Hotel & Spa and experience a stay driven by extraordinary feelings of comfort and relaxation. The capital of Santorini, only a few meters away from the cliff of the caldera and the panoramic view of the volcano invite you to indulge yourself and enjoy a unique experience of Cycladic hospitality. One can find in Orama Hotel & Spa the absolute place to stay; built with respect to the Cycladic architecture, it includes the finest services and amenities that speak to the guests’ needs.Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa – Elounda, Crete – 5-Star resort – Opening in June 2020

Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is in north-eastern Crete, in the famous Elounda bay overlooking the island of Spinalonga, a candidate for the UNESCO List of World Heritage Site. The concept behind the development of Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa is focused on the timeless values of Greek culture, Greek hospitality, and of the lasting Cretan tradition. The architectural design of the outdoor and indoor areas of Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa aims to showcase the incredible beauty of the landscape from every angle. Modern comfort and luxury coexist harmoniously in an environment that respects and enhances our cultural heritage.

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DMS Connect 2020

Kick off 2020 with a trip abroad by attending DMS Connect

 

The pioneers of destination consulting down under, DMS Destination Marketing Services will deliver captivating door prizes at their flagship showcase DMS Connect. Qualified attendees will be in the running to embark on enlightened trips to Tahiti, Sri Lanka, North America, Bali, Fiji and Hawaii.

Airline partners for the 20th anniversary edition of Connect, include Air Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui and Sri Lankan Airlines. The Sydney showcase will be held at the iconic Sydney Opera House in the new Yallumundi Rooms where travel professionals will have the opportunity to meet with the likes of Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Belmond, Visit Monaco, Robertson Lodges, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Korea Tourism Organization and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board.

DMS’ ground operators will attend in full force at all three shows; the latest to join the line up include, Key Events (a Host Global partner) from San Francisco and DestinAlp from Switzerland. The world is again being served up on a silver platter to events and leisure practitioners with reliable suppliers specialising in both MICE and high-end leisure program design at DMS Connect.

 Full exhibitor lists:  destinationmarketing.com.au/dms-connect/

DMS Connect 2020:

Monday 24 February: Auckland (The Maritime Room)

Tuesday 25 February: Melbourne (Aerial)

Thursday 27 February: Sydney (Sydney Opera House)

Enquiries: Thea Mendes – thea@destinationmarketing.com.au +61 2 9368 1811.