Welcome to this week’s travel news. This week, there is a more negative atmosphere in the travel area. Unfortunately, there is an explosion in the number of COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant in many countries, especially in the UK. This required countries to take measures again. It looks like we will have trouble in our travels in the near future. However, I still compiled the positive developments such as the world’s first energy positive hotel and British Airways’ sustainable initiatives. I hope you will like it!
World’s First Energy Positive Hotel will open in 2023 in Norway
Hotel Svart is a spectacular circular hotel. They built it on stilts on the brink of a fjord near the Svartisen glacier in northern Norway. The beautiful Norway Glacier Hotel, which will open in 2023, will be the first hotel in the world to produce more energy than it consumes.
Svart will contain approximately 100 rooms. Also, there will be an indoor-outdoor spa with sound therapy, cry therapy, and Nordic-inspired treatments, and a design studio. Ice climbing on the glacier, yoga lessons in the midnight sun, wildlife viewing, diving, and fishing will all be available at the hotel.
The Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opened in Portugal
The 516 Arouca, which opened this year in Aveiro, Portugal (about an hour from Porto), allows visitors to see the world’s longest pedestrian bridge. It is about 1,700 feet long and rises 575 feet above the ground. Enjoy the view of the Paiva Canyon and Aguieiras Waterfalls. They are both of which are part of the Arouca World Geopark and managed by UNESCO.
Orient Express will be Back Again in 2023 with New Destinations
In 2023, a new ‘Orient Express‘ voyage will transport travelers from Italy to a number of European destinations including Paris, Istanbul, and Split. The interiors of the Orient Express La Dolce Vita are influenced by the curves and colors of the 1960s and 1970s.
There will be 12 deluxe cabins, 18 suites, one honor suite, and a restaurant carriage on each of the six trains. The train aims to inspire a “new generation” of travelers to appreciate rail travel’s golden age. The average cost will be £1,700 per night, per person. The journey will be confined to customers with rich pockets.
British Airways may Use Recycled Cooking Oil as Fuel
The airline said in December that it had reached an agreement with a refinery in the United Kingdom to purchase sustainable aviation fuel. The lower-carbon fuel will be from renewable feedstocks such as waste from vegetable oils, fats, and greases.
According to the airline, it aspires to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To do this, the new-age fuel, as well as carbon offsetting, will play a key role. The new fuel will help reduce life cycle CO2 emissions. It will be about 100,000 tons or the equivalent of 700 zero-emission flights between London and New York.
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