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Ultra-luxury Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse (www.sceniceclipse.com), have today unveiled six brand-new voyages with the largest ever release of their 2023/24 Arctic & Fjords collection. Scenic Eclipse and Scenic Eclipse II, which is set to launch in 2023, will introduce almost 40 new landings throughout the Arctic region, visiting Scotland and the Canadian Arctic – giving guests the chance to discover new horizons and venture further than ever before in ultra-luxury style.

Passengers travelling between London Euston and Scotland over the early May Bank Holiday are being urged to travel either side of the long weekend. At Easter Network Rail invested £22m to improve future journeys for passengers and freight on the West Coast main line and key routes in the Midlands and North West.

Now a further £19.1m is being spent to complete or continue many of those major upgrades to improve passenger and freight journeys for the future.

A federal judge in Florida struck down the national mask mandate covering airlines and other public transportation, and the Biden administration said the rule would not be enforced while federal agencies decide how to respond to the judge’s order.

The ruling appeared to free operators to make their own decisions about mask requirements, with several airlines announcing they would drop mandates but New York City’s public transit system planning to keep one in place.

Sandals Resorts International is planning to pour significant dollars into its St. Lucia portfolio, with both its Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Halcyon Beach all-inclusive resorts set to undergo expansion.

At the Sandals Regency La Toc, which opened in 1993 as Sandals' first St. Lucia resort, the company will be adding a new resort-within-a-resort "village" concept.

Qatar Airways, the multiple award-winning airline, and IndiGo, India's largest airline, announce the reactivation of their strategic cooperation following the lifting of the suspension on international scheduled flights by the Indian government. Qatar Airways is currently operating 190 flights per week to and from 12 destinations in India, namely Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Kozhikode, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Goa, Kolkata, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Forget the stresses and strains of modern life and reconnect with the best that Mother Nature has to offer with the Freedom Awaits itinerary, curated by Visit Dean Wye as part of its new Find Your Freedom campaign, which inspires visitors to enjoy easy experiences for their mind, body and soul in the tranquility of the Forest of Dean. With more than 20 million trees stretching over 200 square miles, this is the perfect spot to let mind, body and soul roam unhindered by 21st Century constraints.

The St. Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has released its latest stay-over results, revealing March 2022 as the highest arrivals month since the restart of the industry from the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to achieving top five performance status in the Caribbean.

Stay-over visitors for March 2022 were recorded at 32,110, (up 21% on the forecasted figure), with a total of 80,811 arrivals year to date (from January to March), marking a strong start to the year.

The City of Wolverhampton Council has appointed its first Independent Travel Training Coordinator, to provide additional support to young people who face barriers to travelling on their own. The Independent Travel Training programme offers one-to-one supports to enable 11 to 19-year-olds to travel a specific route in a safe and responsible way on public transport.

With the UK’s roads set to be extremely busy this Easter. Green Flag, the breakdown provider, expects nearly 22 million people to be hitting the road and is forecasting a 20 per cent increase in breakdowns over bank holiday weekend, which could mean an extra 2,000 breakdowns per day.

Damon Jowett, Director of Roadside and Network Services at Green Flag, said: “People across the country will be looking forward to the first bank holiday weekend of 2022 and, with the weather looking reasonable, it’s no surprise that so many of us plan to hit the road. 

Opening its doors for the first time in September 2021, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, is dedicated to running with a strong sense of environmental consciousness, with a range of pioneering programmes that promote a culture of best practice through resort operations.  

Fringed by a vast lagoon, the coral reef that forms and surrounds the resort islands is one of the most complex ecosystems on earth. Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, in collaboration with its dive and watersports partner Sub Oceanic, is monitoring the condition of the reefs around the resort.

VisitEngland’s Easter Trip-Tracker survey, published this week, shows that 7.4 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK for the Easter weekend, bringing an estimated £1.8 billion boost to the economy.

This is on par with the pre-COVID Trip-Tracker figures for Easter 2019, which were the highest since this survey began and a significant increase on 2018 when 4.8 million Brits were planning an overnight holiday trip for the long weekend. In 2017, the figure was 6.6 million.