Luxury Hotels

Sharecare – British Airways – Avant-Garde

Forbes Travel Guide and Sharecare have announced their first Sharecare VERIFIED hotels. All have passed compliance on over 360 expert-validated best practices for health security, addressing the critical need to restore confidence with guests and travel planners in the age of COVID-19 and beyond. The initial list includes Nüwa Manila at City of Dreams (Manila, Philippines); Montage Los Cabos (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico); The Hazelton Hotel (Toronto), and Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston), where Girlahead had a delightful lunch with JB and Tiffany Dowd, above.

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Travel is changing, as we all know. There will be no more British Airways 747 flights, sob (Girlahead will forever miss seat 64K, best-in-house by far). The airline is cleverly selling off its 747 bits and pieces. Buy sets, six at a time, of First Class dinner plates, designed by William Edwards, and other elegant memories of the last days of pre-pandemic flight. Congratulations to the airline, however, for currently somehow continuing to feed people inflight – meals currently come in brown paper bags and it is almost worth buying up to Club World merely for the Do&Co desserts which are always included. Meanwhile, buy memories via  whatabuy.co.uk/british-airways

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More on travel. Paul Tumpowsky gave a really concise Americas round-up on yesterday’s Recovery 2.0: Virtual Leadership Round Table, pointing out travellers are becoming more COVID-aware at airports than up in the air. Interestingly, just up on PODCAST, Daniel Levine, CEO of Avant-Garde Institute.  Here his predictions