This James Bond-inspired eco-friendly floating hotel is entirely solar-powered

This solar-powered floating hotel suite aims to reimagine tourism.

Anthénea is unsinkable, moveable and autonomous enough to control from a smartphone. Inspired by the James Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” French architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle designed it to look like the underwater Atlantis citadel in the film.

“I was drawn to the story of this man who gives up everything to live under the sea and builds this octopus-shaped space that’s in contact with the flora and fauna of the ocean,” Ducancelle told the Hollywood Reporter.

The hotel suite looks like a sleek, white, floating saucer. Anthénea is

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What Hospitality Can Learn From Boston’s Comeback Plan

Boston travel organizations know they have a giant thorn from their past to overcome for state officials to green light a plan to once again allow the private events and meetings the state’s largest hotels need in order to survive.

A Biogen conference at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel in late February has been labeled an early coronavirus superspreader event — tied to cases both in Massachusetts as well as across the U.S. and Europe when attendees returned home. Massachusetts, one of the hardest hit in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic, eventually went into one of the toughest

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Is It Safe to Stay in a Hotel During COVID-19? Here’s What the Experts Have to Say

Summer is usually the perfect time to satisfy your wanderlust by jetting off on near and far vacations, but during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many people are asking themselves just how safe traveling is right now. While stay-at-home orders have mostly been lifted, many travel bans and restrictions are still in place. But if you do decide to get on a plane or even drive somewhere for a getaway, how safe is it to stay in a hotel? In short, not very, experts say.

“As with any public place, there are transmission risks in hotels,” Andria

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Where to train like (and with) an Olympian this summer

Club La Santa hosts several top Olympians every year
Club La Santa hosts several top Olympians every year

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were due to begin this weekend. But of course the coronavirus crisis stuck a gigantic spanner in the works. Alas, we’ll have to wait another year for the opening ceremony.

Now we can travel, however, Olympians themselves are throwing their kit in their bags and preparing to jet off for warm-weather or altitude-based training camps. And the whole British sailing team is currently out on the water in Santander.

So where to go to train like a pro?

For swimmers – Mallorca, Spain

One of the

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