2023 INSIGHTS AND NEWS
Award-winning travel PR agency, LOTUS, has been working with its varied client list to announce exclusive insights and travel news for 2023. The travel industry has continued to prove its ability to adapt through uncertain times, from the post-pandemic recovery to the cost-of-living crisis, diversifying to create exciting experiences in response to customer demand.
2023 is set to be a great year of travel with trends focusing on immersive new adventures, sustainability, cultural offerings and emerging destinations.
This extensive list covers the following:
· Immersive new adventures
· Sustainable travel
· Cultural events, openings and anniversaries
· New flight routes
· Hotel news
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IMMERSIVE NEW ADVENTURES
Cycle the Atlas Mountains with Aldo Kane and Exodus
Adventure tour specialist, Exodus Travels, has partnered with world record setting explorer and TV presenter Aldo Kane, to showcase the operator’s award-winning sustainability initiatives and adventures. The partnership reflects Aldo’s ethos of responsible travel, and the work that Exodus Travels has done to ensure that local communities and environments are supported. Aldo will lead Exodus Travels’ Atlas Descent tour in March 2023. The eight-day off-road cycling tour through Morocco’s Anti Atlas Mountains has everything from fast single track through palm trees and ancient hair pinned muleteers’ routes to remote, rocky jeep tracks.
Aldo has also curated The Aldo Kane Collection, 12 of his favourite Exodus Travels tours.
Exodus Travels’ eight-day Atlas Descent trip is priced from £1,899 per person and includes all flights, accommodation, seven breakfasts, six lunches, five dinners and airport transfers for group flights. Departures throughout 2022 and 2023. Aldo Kane will accompany the 6 March departure.
Headwater launches Canada and the USA in 2023
Canada’s Sunshine Coast, a 180-kilometre shoreline in British Colombia, stretches from Howe Sound to the dramatic-sounding Desolation Sound. Accessible only by plane or boat, the remote location allows the chance to connect with nature, become immersed in local communities and soak up the contrasting scenery of forests, mountains, and oceans. Experiencing this landscape by foot is the best way to do so – the walking trails run between the hotels meaning new routes are encountered every day. Accommodation is based in serene waterfront locations.
Headwater’s eight night self-guided Walking Canada’s Sunshine Coast is priced from £3,199 per person including accommodation with breakfast daily, international flights, transfers, GPS route directions and maps, luggage transfers and services of a local representative.
Maine is the place for those seeking a simpler way of life. Its seaside location and famed New England hospitality transports visitors back to a more tranquil time. Local produce is high on the agenda here with specialities such as lobster, smoked salmon, ripe blueberries, and favourite ‘whoopee pie’ to try after a day on the cycling trails of Acadia National Park and the Schoodic Peninsula. The first night of this trip is in Portland while the remaining days are spent between high quality New England inns, known for their charming service, scattered along Maine coastline.
Headwater’s seven night self-guided Cycling Maine’s Coast & National Park is priced from £3,439 per person including accommodation with breakfast daily, international flights, high quality bike hire, GPS route directions and maps, luggage transfers and services of a local representative. (Headwater.com, 01606 369121)
Sierra Leone back on the map
Located on Africa’s west coast, Sierra Leone is the continent’s lesser-travelled secret beach destination. Home to diverse wildlife, national parks, empty shores, world-class waves and a growing eco-tourism scene, this country’s nature and history make it one of the most exciting and interesting places to explore in 2023.
Hiking – a highlight for adventurous hikers is the climb up Mount Bintumani. Located in the Loma Mountains, this peak is the highest in Sierra Leone at almost 2000 metres. This may not sound so high to the seasoned climber, but summiting Bintumani is no easy feat. The trail is steep, rough but utterly beautiful. Traversing between sticky rainforest, rolling grass hills and loose rocks this is a truly off-the-beaten track experience.
Surfing – the exposed coastline of Sierra Leone means plenty of swell, all year round. The country has world class waves with bigger swells rolling in between March and October. The water is warm throughout the year meaning no need for a wetsuit. A 90-minute drive from Freetown is the Bureh, one of West Africa’s most picturesque beaches, which is now home to thriving surfing community where 90% of young people have taken up the hobby.
Wildlife/birdwatching – African safari destinations don’t usually feature Sierra Leone, yet this country has a huge portfolio of wildlife on its books. Top sightings include hippopotamus, African bush elephants, African forest buffalos, African leopards, chimpanzees and baboons. Situated in the north of the country, Outamba-Kilimi National Park’s woodland savannah is the place to find chimpanzee, colobus monkey, sooty mangabey and hippos.
Scuba Diving – Banana Island has great visibility for both scuba diving and snorkelling. The islands are dotted between five and fifteen miles off the coast offering clear waters and abundant aquatic life. Proximity to open water means a greater array of species and there are dive schools here to do courses and try dives with.
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary - Situated in the heavy rainforest of Western Area National Park a 30-minute drive from Freetown, visitors will find Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. It was founded by a Sri Lankan named Bala with the purpose of rescuing and rehabilitating endangered primates while educating people about these animals. Twice-daily tours of the sanctuary are available allowing visitors to see rescued chimps explore their surroundings and spot rehabilitated chimps who have been released to a larger area in the mountains beyond.
For more information: https://ntb.gov.sl/
Tallin, the Green Capital of Europe 2023
Set within the Gulf of Finland, in the heart of the Baltics, Estonia connects the cultural dots between Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe. The capital, Tallinn, is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, but also a modern and vibrant cultural hub, with extensive options for galleries, dining, and shopping. 2023 sees Tallinn become the Green Capital of Europe and has a goal of involving Tallinn's communities more in the city development, to find opportunities to support and implement green innovation, develop carbon neutral mobility and circular economy and help city residents better understand the importance of environmental protection.
In 2013, Tallinn became the first city to introduce free public transport to all residents and by 2035 the city intends to have free carbon-neutral public transport aiming to achieve full climate neutrality by 2050. The city has more than 2,100 hectares of protected areas – nature reserves, protected parks and even an island and is also one of the few capital cities that has its own bog and probably the only one where Scottish Highland cattle are employees of the city.
For more information: www.visitestonia.com
Menorca to celebrate 30 years as a UNESCO Natural Biosphere Reserve in 2023.
2023 will mark Menorca’s 30th anniversary as a UNESCO Natural Biosphere Reserve. Home to nearly 220 species of birds and 1000 species of plants, 60 of which are endemic to this northernmost island of the Balearic archipelago, Menorca has remarkable diversity of flora and fauna. Since October 1993, it has been recognised by UNESCO for the exceptional conservation of both its heritage and landscape. The island continuously strives to maintain its environmental standards and the quality of its natural resources for future generations to enjoy.
Visitors to Menorca can immerse themselves in its unspoiled rural countryside by exploring varied landscapes on foot, horseback or by bicycle. The Camí de Cavalls, a historic path circumnavigating the entire coastline, has been improved in recent years with new footpaths and stone hedges to make Menorca’s impressive scenery more accessible to visitors
Responsible Travel offers an eight-day walking experience on the island of Menorca from £1,145 per person, including flights from the UK and half-board accommodation. Please see menorca.es for more information.
Exodus Travels launches new Ebioatlas initiative in partnership with NatureMetrics
Exodus Travels is launching a collection of selected Citizen Science departures as part of its NatureMetrics partnership. The eBioAtlas, a joint initiative of IUCN and NatureMetrics, aims to monitor biodiversity in different areas around the world, in order to map the distribution of various species and contribute to global knowledge of ecosystems through genetics and cutting-edge technology partnerships to support conservation action and inform world biodiversity policy.
In October 2021, Exodus announced their Nature First commitment and set the goal of becoming Nature Net Positive by 2024. This means that when creating and running its trips, not only will negative impacts on natural ecosystems be reduced, but it will proactively seek to support nature’s restoration and regeneration. Its focus is to reduce the negative impacts of travel, including carbon emissions, waste and pollution, and ecosystem exploitation.
Exodus Travels’ eight-day tour The Zambezi Valley is priced from £2,699 per person and includes flights, all accommodation, all breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners, all transport and listed activities and tour leader throughout. Please enquire for Citizen Science departures during 2023. (Exodus.co.uk, 0203 1312 785).
CULTURAL EVENTS, OPENINGS, & ANNIVERSARIES
Glastonbury alternatives: Lucca Summer Festival announces line-up for 2023
In July 2023, the Tuscan town of Lucca will be hosting their annual Summer Festival, within the ancient walls of Lucca, creating a magical atmosphere for a music festival like no other. For 2023, the festival has recently confirmed that alongside the one and only Celine Dion, One Republic and Simply Red will also be performing.
A five-star line-up deserves five-star accommodation. Located in the heart of Lucca, Grand Universe Lucca is a five-star luxury hotel that strives to provide guests with an immersive Italian experience. Perfect for those looking to unwind after a long day of music and festivities, guests can dine at the hotel’s Legacy Restaurant, and later retire to the Champagne Rooftop, where views of the historic city centre can be seen as the sun sets over Lucca’s terracotta tiles.
Double rooms at Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection are priced from £220, room only. For more information: www.granduniverselucca.com
Hong Kong’s Star Ferry celebrates 125 years
The Hong Kong Star Ferry, one of Hong Kong’s most distinct attractions, celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2023. Taking passengers from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island, it first began in 1888 when entrepreneur Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala began a service using his steamboat, the Morning Star. He soon acquired three more boats and a decade later in 1898, businessman Sir Catchick Paul Chater bought all the boats and created the Star Ferry Company. Today, it has a fleet of eight ferries and services millions of passengers every year. The Hong Kong Star Ferry has retained its distinct design throughout its many years of services and offers passengers a unique perspective of Hong Kong’s skyline.
Hong Kong’s Peak Tram celebrates 135 years
The Peak Tram celebrates its 135th anniversary in 2023. One of the world’s oldest funicular railways, the Peak Tram ascends Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island, reaching heights of 1,300 ft above sea level. Although originally created as a form of public transport, it quickly became renowned for its spectacular views of the city and Victoria Harbour. The Peak Tram recently underwent a multi-million regeneration which included new tramcars and refurbishments to the Central and peak terminals to make the experience even more enjoyable, efficient and comfortable for visitors.
11 Skies indoor entertainment complex opens in Hong Kong
Late 2023 will see the opening of 11 Skies, a new indoor entertainment complex set to be the largest in Hong Kong. Spanning 570,000 square feet, it’ll feature eight unique attractions, including the city’s first 4D motion flying theatre and an immersive art exhibition, as well as hundreds of shops and dining options. Discover Hong Kong
Both British Airways and Cathay Pacific fly direct from London Heathrow to Hong Kong International Airport.
Israel’s Tel Megiddo National Park builds visitor centre
A new, state-of-the-art Visitors Center was recently officially opened at the Tel Megiddo National Park, promising tourists an enhanced visiting experience. The Visitors Center, which employs the latest technology, emphasizes the connection between Tel Megiddo and the Bible, alongside displays of historical artifacts.
The main room in the center displays the model of Tel Megiddo which was first shown in the 1950s, updating it with new technology and video material to tell the story of the site over the years. The center also displays ivory artifacts, uncovered at the site in the 1920s and 1930s, that point to the wealth of the inhabitant during Biblical times. In addition, visitors to the center can see a copy of the stela relating to Pharoah Shishak (also known as Shoshenk I), the king of Egypt who conquered Megiddo.
Tel Megiddo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the most excavated archaeological site in Israel over the years, overlooking about thirty different cities from various time periods in the history of the Land of Israel. Megiddo was one of the strongest and most important cities of Canaan. The remains of the palaces, temples, gates and the city’s sophisticated water system are evidence of its great power.
For more information: www.goisrael.com.
100th anniversary of Sorolla in Valencia
2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Joaquín Sorolla, Valencia’s most renowned impressionist painter who captured the light of the Mediterranean in his works. The Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia has permanent exhibitions of his work such as Grupa valenciana and Figuras de casacas jugando en un jardín. In addition to these, an immersive display entitled Sorolla a través de la luzthat will showcase some of his rarely exhibited pieces.
There will also be guided tours of Valencia City to visit the sites associated with the painter, including his birthplace, next to the church of Santa Catalina where he was baptized; the Centro del Carmen, the School of Fine Arts where he studied; the Bancaja Cultural Centre, where there will be temporary exhibitions dedicated to the artist; and Malvarrosa beach, which inspired some of his most famous scenes. The Vertical restaurant will also be offering a menu inspired by Soralla’s work.
Perfect for those that want to combine the oasis of nature next to cosmopolitan Valencia, the city of Valencia is also located a short walk or cycle from the coast. It’s here where the Parador de El Saler, a hotel that blends seamlessly into the natural landscape, is nestled between the Albufera Natural Park and the Mediterranean Sea. Guests are urged not to leave without dining in its two restaurants, serving the best Valencian paellas or taking a walk through the Natursenda – a 2km walk to experience the rich ecosystem of the area.
A three-night stay at Parador de El Saler, based on two adults sharing a superior double room, is priced from €902.70 arriving on 17 February. The price includes accommodation and breakfast. Book here.
Year of Picasso
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, recognised with more than 40 international events organised across both Spain and France, where the artist spent much of his life. Picasso is of particular importance to Málaga – his homeland. Picasso who was born in the city in the 19th century, died at 91 years old in 1973. Large museums across Spain – including that of Málaga – will have special exhibitions to commemorate the occasion. 2023 also marks the 20th anniversary of the Picasso Museum in Málaga, giving even more emphasis to Picasso’s birth city.
Located on Mount Gibralfaro, lies the Parador de Malaga Gilbrafaro - the ideal place to discover Picasso’s birth city and enjoy all the leisure, sports and cultural activities it has to offer. Swim in the rooftop pool, relax in the elegantly decorated common areas or dine in the hotel’s on-site restaurant, where traditional Malaga cuisine and seasonal products are served with a panoramic view that overlooks both the city and the bay.
A three-night stay at Parador de Malaga Gilbrafaro, based on two adults sharing a standard double room, is priced from €570 arriving on 17 February. The price includes accommodation and breakfast. Book here.
The 13th Youth Song and Dance Festival
Estonia’s Song Festival, first held in 1869, takes place every five years and encompasses the values that Estonians consider important as a nation – love for their country, language, culture and customs. The festival is of such national significance it is listed by UNESCO as an intangible heritage tradition. The 150th jubilee celebration in 2019 saw almost 70,000 Estonians gather at the Song Festival Grounds in Tallinn to listen to 35,000 singers from 1,020 choirs. Towns and cities across the country have their own smaller festival grounds for performances in between these years.
The 13th Youth Song Celebration will take place on 2 July 2023 at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. Performers will include young children’s choirs, children’s choirs, boys’ choirs, mixed choirs, girls’ choirs, male youth choirs, wind orchestras and symphony orchestras and ends with performances by the combined choir. The concert is preceded by the ceremonial procession of the participants through the centre of Tallinn along a 5km route.
For more information: www.visitestonia.com/en/xxiii-youth-song-and-dance-celebration
Sigalit Landau - The Burning Sea, a new exhibition at the Israel museum, Jerusalem
For the past twenty years, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau has developed a pioneering practice centred around the Dead Sea. Sigalit Landau: The Burning Sea at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem illuminates this prolific period in Landau’s career, spanning a fascinating range of sculptures, installations, video works, and photographs, including the premiere of new works and sculptures from the artist’s acclaimed series of objects transformed by the Dead Sea’s salt-rich waters. The exhibition is on view until 17th June 2023.
For more information: www.goisrael.com.
Guernsey hosts highly acclaimed Renoir exhibition
Next year Guernsey is hosting an internationally awaited Renoir exhibition. Organised by Art for Guernsey, in partnership with the Museum of Impressionism Giverny in France, the Renoir exhibition is set to be worth millions in art. This large-scale exhibition has been established in commemoration of Renoir’s time in the Channel Islands, which he lovingly depicts in many of his works. Paintings by other famous artists including, Monet and Gauguin are also expected to be included. The exhibition is set to launch in the autumn of 2023, and in conjunction with the Moulin Huet Renoir walk, is forecast to peak tourists’ interest in Guernsey, whilst also paying tribute to the works of an internationally acclaimed artist who had a love for Guernsey’s wild landscapes.
For more information: www.visitguernsey.com.
Central America to experience annular solar eclipse
An annular solar eclipse passing through most of Central and some of South America will take place on 14 October 2023.
LATA member Journey Latin America offers three group tours that will be in the area during the eclipse including the 12-day Kinkajou: Best of Guatemala and Belize from £4,156pp including flights, transfers, accommodation, excursions and meals as specified online.
For more information: www.lata.travel.
Lincoln welcomes The Barbican Creative Hub and a renovation of the Victorian Covered Market
Over the past five years, the city centre around the old Victorian Corn Exchange has been regenerated thanks to the vision of the head of Lincolnshire Co-op back in the 80s. The Cornhill Quarter has seen £70 million of investment funding an impressive regeneration, which has breathed a new lease of life through its streets, attracting brand new eateries, businesses, attractions.
For more information: www.cornhillquarter.co.uk
The UK Government’s Towns Fund aimed at levelling up towns and cities outside of the wealthy south-east has awarded the city of Lincoln £19 million, £3 million of which is being spent on creating the Barbican Creative Hub from a historic, but derelict building in front of the city’s train station. The redevelopment owned by the Lincolnshire Co-op and managed by Lincoln University will transform the welcome visitors to the city receive and there are plans to open a gallery, café and retail space for the public on the ground floor, while upper levels will offer studios, workspaces and a dedicated members' room for the creative industries.
Alongside this, the city’s Victorian covered market is undergoing a complete renovation. Both the market and the Barbican Creative Hub are set to open in 2023.
For more information: www.lincoln.gov.uk/projects/barbican.
25th Winter Efteling – a magical winter wonderland in the Netherlands
For a magical wintery family getaway, Efteling – the fairy-tale theme park in the south of Holland – will host its 25th ‘Winter Efteling’ in 2023. Each year, the Dutch theme park resort will transport guests to a winter wonderland, decorated with crackling bonfires, beautiful garlands, and thousands of sparkling lights. Favourites such as the ice-skating rink will return to Warme Winter Weide – a nostalgic winter garden – alongside live and heart-warming entertainment and mouth-watering food and drink.
Children will be welcomed by Pardoes, the Magic Jester, and Princess Pardijn in the sleigh, while Fay de Fee and Pinocchio will try to make it snow. The famous adrenaline-inducing outdoor rollercoasters, as well as gentle rides, will be open as usual if the weather permits. A recent addition, the Witches' Camp will be in the beautifully lit Fairytale Forest, and the park show Raveleijn will add extra show times during Winter Efteling. Each day will end with the spectacular water show Aquanura. Kids and adults will enjoy becoming the characters of their own fairy-tale while staying at Efteling Hotel in one of its 20 enchanting theme suites. Alternatively, enjoy the peace in Holiday Park Bosrijk or sleep between treetops or by the water at Efteling Loonsche Land or in the middle of nature in Loonsche Land Hotel.
A two-night stay at Efteling Village Bosrijk in a four-person room is priced from £717 based on arriving 26 November. The price includes breakfast and three days of unlimited access to Efteling park (a day ticket is usually priced at £40 per person) located 15 minutes away from the hotel. Book here.
500th anniversary of Perugino
From 4 March – 11 June 2023, an exhibition to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Italian Renaissance painter, Perugino will be held at the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Italy. Described as Il Meglio Mastro d’Italia – the Best Master of Italy – this exhibition will go by the same name and will celebrate 500 years since Perugino’s death. Curated by gallery director, Marco Pierini and museum curator, Veruska Picchiarelli, the exhibition will include over seventy works created before 1504 which was a poignant year for Perugino. During this year, he worked on three commissions which signified the peak of his career: The Crucifixion of the Chigi Chapel in Sant’Agostino in Siena, the Fight Between Love and Chastity in Mantua and the Marriage of the Virgin for the chapel of the Holy Ring in the Cathedral of Perugia.
Citalia has a twin-centre six-night holiday to Rome and Umbria priced from £1175 per person based on two adults sharing. This includes flights from London Gatwick, private transfers, breakfast daily and four days of hire car. This is price is based on a 12 April 2023 departure.
40th anniversary of Joan Miró’s death
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Joan Miró, the pioneering abstract and Surrealist painter. Miró chose to live in Palma de Mallorca, a city with a rich artistic heritage, from 1956 up until his death in 1983. As such, Palma is celebrating his legacy with the reopening of the Moneo Building at the Miró Mallorca Foundation, the museum which honours his life and work. Visitors to the cultural capital of the Balearic Islands can now enjoy the new ‘Espai Estrella’ exhibition space, which showcases Miró’s methods during his time at Son Boter, which today forms part of the Foundation.
For more information about the Miró Mallorca Foundació please visit: www.miromallorca.com/en/
For more information on Palma as a visitor destination, please visit www.visitpalma.co.uk
British Airways launches direct route from UK to Guyana
From March 27, 2023, British Airways launches a new, twice-weekly direct flight. One of South America’s final frontiers, English-speaking Guyana is composed of vast areas covered by virgin rainforest, savannah and ancient tablelands, over one of which spills the stunning Kaieteur Falls. Deep in the almost untrodden interior, there is magnificent jungle scenery and a plethora of wildlife unrivalled on the continent. Jaguars, giant otters and tapirs roam whilst over 800 bird species including harpy eagles can be spotted. This is true wilderness; there are just a few dirt roads heading inland so travel is by river, dirt road or by light plane.
LATA member Original Travel (www.originaltravel.co.uk) has a 14-day Wildlife Wandering in Guyana itinerary featuring three nights in Georgetown before heading into the Iwokrama Rainforest for river paddling, hiking and wildlife walks. From £3,395pp based on two sharing and including all flights, transfers and accommodation.
For more information: www.lata.travel.
El Al Airline launches direct route from Tel Aviv to Dublin
The flagship airline carrier for Israel, El Al, has plans to expand its flight routes, including a new route between Tel Aviv and Dublin, to launch in March 2023. The route, initially announced in 2019 ahead of the pandemic, will be the only carrier operating between Tel Aviv upon launch.
For more information: www.elal.com
Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Malaysian Borneo introduces all-inclusive offering
Shangri-La Rasa Ria is one of the most impressive hotels in Kota Kinabalu. Set within a vast tropical jungle, guests benefit from numerous luxurious amenities including 10 restaurants and bars, a private beach, golf course, nature reserve – the Rasa Ria Reserve – and contemporary spa.
The hotel has recently introduced a luxurious all-inclusive offering which combines incredible experiential adventure with the five-star service that is at the very heart of the Shangri-La brand. While guests can expect sumptuous all-day dining and unlimited access to premium drinks, the all-inclusive concept encompasses additional experiences at no extra expense, including cycling, kayaking and body boarding.
For guests with families, the complimentary Cool Zone Kids Club offers arts and crafts, treasure hunts, mini golf and more, whilst the Adventure Point outdoor playground is a haven for kids that love to run around and play. And finally, return private airport transfers from Kota Kinabalu International Airport are all part of the all-inclusive treatment, so guests can kick off (and conclude) their holiday in style. Shangri-La Rasa Ria
All-inclusive at Shangri-La Rasa Ria starts from £230 per night based on two adults sharing.
Kimpton Hong Kong opens in late 2023
Late 2023 will see the opening of Kimpton Hong Kong, a luxurious five-star property situated along Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong’s Tsmi Sha Tsui district. Combining contemporary style with retro elegance, the hotel’s 492 rooms will be lovingly designed, with signature accents and contemporary amenities that Kimpton Hotels is known for. Guests will be able to benefit from a rooftop swimming pool, distinct dining options and a sky garden which boasts views of the harbour below.
The room rates are currently to be confirmed.
Ikos Porto Petro with Sovereign Luxury Travel
The highly anticipated Ikos Porto Petro is now taking bookings for summer 2023 with Sovereign Luxury Travel. Opening in June 2023, the Ikos Porto Petro is the latest in the long line of award-winning Ikos Resorts across the Mediterranean. The new resort features the same elevated all-inclusive luxury that is consistent in all Ikos resorts. The new resort is located within a picturesque setting between secluded coves and the fishing village of Porto Petro. Experience the renowned Ikos touches such as Dine Around and Local Drive Adventures to explore the local area, whilst still discovering the new culinary and activity experience on offer in the resort.
A luxury seven-night holiday to Majorca, staying at Ikos Porto Petro, on an all-inclusive basis, is priced from £2265 per person. This includes flights from London Gatwick, and private transfers. The price is based on 16 June departure.
Hard Rock Hotel Marbella to Reopen in Spring 2023 with Rock Spa®
The all-new Hard Rock Hotel Marbella has closed for the winter season of 2022, and will reopen its doors, introducing a new brand-signature Rock Spa® in Spring 2023, bringing Hard Rock signature treatments to Marbella. The reopening will also mark the year-round opening of the property following its seasonal debut.
Rooms start from £167 per person. Find out more here: Hard Rock Hotel Marbella | Palladium Hotel Group
Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts Ibiza to Reopen in Summer 2023 following refurbishment
Located in the lovely Playa d’en Bossa area, Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa, Ibiza, will undergo refurbishments over the winter season, opening with a fresh feel ahead of the summer season in 2023.
Rooms start from £174 per person. Find out more here: Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa
Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa to re-open in December 2023 following refurbishment
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Mexican five-star property, located in the picturesque Riviera Maya, will close in early 2023 to undergo extensive renovations. The resort will reopen ahead of the 2023 Caribbean season in December, to welcome guests back to a slice of paradise.
Rooms start from £391 per person. Find out more here: Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa | Palladium Hotel Group
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