This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. Read about AA’s new fee for large carry-ons, Maldives offering holidaymakers vaccines on arrival, Singapore Airlines adding new award category, CDC unveils new mask guidance, 8 new Hard Rock Hotels in Brazil, and free burritos from Chipotle.
From now on when American Airlines takes your carry on bag at the gate and requires you to check it, you can expect to pay for the privilege – unless you’re entitled to free checked bags with a premium cabin ticket, AAdvantage elite status, or co-brand credit card.
Maldives will soon offer visitors vaccinations on arrival as part of its three-pronged initiative aimed at reviving the country’s hard hit travel sector, according to its tourism minister. The “3V” strategy, which encourages tourists to “visit, vaccinate, and vacation,” will provide a “more convenient” way to visit the country, Abdulla Mausoom told CNBC on Wednesday.
Singapore Airlines updated its website yesterday with details of a brand new award category for KrisFlyer redemptions called a ‘Promo’ award, an inflexible and non-refundable level which looks set to be added to the current award lineup across all four cabin classes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unveiled updated guidelines on Tuesday detailing activities that vaccinated people can safely resume, including attending small outdoor gatherings without the need to wear a mask. The new “interim public health recommendations” detail a variety of situations in which individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can forgo wearing a mask, but urged the continued use of face coverings in most indoor settings and in crowded outdoor areas.
Hard Rock Hotels today announced plans for development of eight hotels with approximately 3,000 rooms in several key cities throughout Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Ilha de Sol, Campos do Jordão, Foz do Iguaçu, Jericoacoara, Natal and Recife. The hotel properties, developed and owned by Brazil-based real estate developer VCI S.A., will be managed by the Hard Rock Hotel brand, which is renowned for the top-notch guest experiences it provides travelers around the world. The addition of these properties under Hard Rock’s diverse hospitality portfolio marks the continued international expansion of the brand with an increased emphasis on prime South American locations.
Chipotle is offering 250,000 Free Burritos For Healthcare Workers. Goes live at 4/29 at 10AM PT. To receive your burrito you must allow ID.me to share your first name, email, zip and group association with Chipotle