Spain has just extended its free train travel scheme until December 2023, World Spa Awards reveals the best spa and wellness brands for 2022 and more in top stories of the day.
Spain’s free train travel to continue throughout 2023
Spain has just extended its free train travel scheme through to December 2023. Earlier this year, free train tickets were introduced for short and medium-distance journeys. It started on 1 September and was originally meant to end on 31 December.
Now, Spain has pledged €700 million to extend the scheme until the end of next year – and it could be here to stay for the foreseeable future. The environmental and social impacts of these free multi-trip tickets will be reevaluated then to see if it is worth continuing with the scheme. It was reported that free travel had already made it possible for a large number of citizens to abandon their cars and travel by train instead.
World Spa Awards reveals the best spa and wellness brands for 2022
World Spa Awards – the global initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has announced the highly-anticipated winners of its 2022 programme.
Mandarin Oriental took the prestigious title ‘World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand’ for the first time. The brand’s excellence was mirrored with twelve Mandarin Oriental individual spas around the world winning an impressive sixteen award titles. Miraval Resorts & Spas won ‘World’s Best Wellness Retreat Brand’ with Miraval Arizona, Miraval Austin and Miraval Berkshires collecting wellness retreat titles in their respective states.
Aeroflot to operate 3 Russia-Goa flights/week
Aeroflot, the flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia has announced that it will start operating 3 weekly non-stop services between Moscow and Goa beginning November 02.
According to the information on Aeroflot’s official website, the airline has scheduled SU 0236 every Tuesday, Saturday, and Monday, departing from Moscow at 14:55 and arriving in Goa at 01:00. Similarly, the return flight SU 0237, which departs from Goa at 02:30 and arrives in Moscow at 08:15, is scheduled every Thursday, Sunday, and Monday.
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