NEWS: US will only allow vaccinated Brits, Save £200 on Dubai with BA, & new Curio Hilton in Cambridge

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New Curio Hilton in Cambridge

If you are looking for a UK staycation, then Cambridge can be a great option with plenty to do in this pretty Cambridge city on the River Cam.

A few days ago The Fellows House Cambridge opened its doors, marking the first Curio Collection by Hilton in the city and Hilton’s second property in Cambridge. The 131-room apartment-style hotel joins the  Curio portfolio of more than 100 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, each handpicked for its distinctive character and unique charm. 

Located a short walk from the city centre, and a stone’s throw from the River Cam and Jesus Green, it is the perfect base to explore Cambridge’s famous colleges, the Bridge of Sighs, the University of Cambridge museums, and Botanic Gardens. The hotel will provide a range of carefully curated experiences designed to unlock the history of the city and showcase its full offering from the authentic perspective of a local.

The room types are all named after people associated with the city and notable Cambridge fellows such as Kipling, Newton, Gormley, and Attenborough. This includes king rooms, studios, and one-bedroom apartments, together with Fellows Duplex apartments split across two levels. All studios and apartments have fully equipped kitchens, ideal for relocation, project workers, and extended stay alongside workation-style getaways. Families can comfortably stay in a one-bedroom apartment or in the two-bedroom The Fellows Family connecting room. 

The pictures look gorgeous so I’m planning a trip in a few weeks and will, of course, write a thorough review! Prices start at around £200 a night or about 60,000 points rising to 120,000 points for an apartment.

You can find more details here.

 

US likely only to allow vaccinated Brits

According to Reuters, citing a White House official,  the Biden administration wants to reopen travel to boost the tourism and aviation industry but is not “ready to immediately lift restrictions” because of the rising coronavirus cases. 

The working group is preparing “to have a new system ready for when we can reopen travel”, the source said, which includes “a phased approach that over time will mean, with limited exceptions, that foreign nationals traveling to the US need to be fully vaccinated”.

The United States currently bars most non-US citizen citizens who within the last 14 days have been in the UK, the 26 Schengen nations in Europe without border controls, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran, and Brazil. The only ways round it as an NIE for exceptional business or other interests such as education and spending 14 days in another country first. 

The next decision has to be made before the end of August as to whether to lift the ban or keep it. 

 

Save up to £200 on Dubai, France & other new green list countries

Nice, France

Following last night’s travel announcement, British Airways Holidays has added Dubai to its current beach sale (www.ba.com/sale) with three-night holiday packages available in September from £389pp. Dubai joins other destinations in the Caribbean, which have seen reductions made across summer holidays for those who book by 9 August 2021. You can see more in this article.

In addition to this, British Airways Holidays is offering up to a further £200 off holidays to Dubai, plus the newly green-listed Germany and now amber-listed France. The discount applies to all holidays completed by 31 October 2021, when booked by 18 August 2021. Please see information below on discounts and minimum spend:

  • Holiday package bookings with a total cost of £5,000 per booking can save £200 per booking
  • Holiday Package bookings with a total cost of £2,500 per booking can save £100 per booking
  • Holiday Package bookings with a total cost of £1,000 per booking can save £50 per booking

For more information and full T&Cs, visit the BA website here.

Below are some holiday packages available from British Airways Holidays – some of which meet the minimum spend to qualify for the discount mentioned above. Please note that these are subject to change and availability.

Dubai: British Airways Holidays offers three nights at the 5* Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa from £639pp, travelling on selected dates between 1 September – 30 September 2021 inclusive. Includes economy (World Traveller) return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation on Half Board basis. Book by 9 August 2021. *includes discount as per above*

Dubai: British Airways Holidays offers three nights at the 5* Hilton Dubai Jumeirah from £539pp, travelling on selected dates between 1 September – 30 September 2021 inclusive. Includes economy (World Traveller) return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation with breakfast. Book by 9 August 2021. *includes discount as per above*

Nice, France: British Airways Holidays offers three nights at the 4.5* Le Meridien Nice from £589pp, travelling on selected dates between 9 August – 31 August 2021 inclusive. Includes economy (Euro Traveller) return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 15 August 2021. 

Paris, France: British Airways Holidays offers three nights, at the 4* Le Six from £259pp, travelling on selected dates between 1 September – 11 September 2021 inclusive. Includes economy (Euro Traveller) return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation with breakfast. Book by 15 August 2021. 

Berlin, Germany: British Airways Holidays offers three nights, at the 4* NH Berlin City Ost from £179pp, travelling on selected dates between 4 September – 19 September 2021 inclusive. Includes economy (Euro Traveller) return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 15 August 2021. 

Stuttgart, Germany: British Airways Holidays offers three nights at the 5* Le Meridien Stuttgart Deutschland from £267pp, travelling on selected dates between 9 September – 24 September 2021 inclusive. Includes economy (Euro Traveller) return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 15 August 2021.

For reservations and availability visit ba.com here.