Aman Resorts launches its latest outpost, Amanera, in the Dominican Republic this autumn. Backed by jungle, the property is perched on a clifftop overlooking Playa Grande, on the north coast, with the Playa Grande Golf course next door. Accommodation will be in 25 free-standing casitas.
ZSL has partnered with Exodus to launch its first wildlife holidays. The trips, costing from £1,029pp, will let travellers see animals in their natural habitat, with a portion of the profits going towards the society's work. Trips include orang-utan spotting in Borneo and searching for lions in Kenya.
Saga Holidays will run a special cruise next year to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The five-night Remembering the Somme itinerary aboard Saga Sapphire will sail to France for the anniversary on 1 July 2016, and will include tours of battlefields, memorials, and museums. From £940pp.
Butlin's has teamed up with the Science Museum and Aardman Animations to create The Astonishing Family Science Weekend. Taking place 18-21 September, Butlin's Minehead will put on science and technology themed events for children aged six-16, including experiments, space workshops, and model making.
Members of Marriott's Rewards loyalty scheme can now attend exclusive concerts for free at certain hotels. The promotion, part of a partnership with Universal Music Group, was launched this week by Ellie Goulding at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. Further performances are to be announced soon.
Western & Oriental has launched a "Fall Foliage" collection of autumn breaks to the US. Included are fly-drive trips to Napa, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe in California; Nashville and Memphis in Tennessee; and New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts in New England. From £1,375pp.
New Edinburgh hotel 24 Royal Terrace opened its doors this week, just in time for the Fringe. The 16-room hotel recently underwent a £1m restoration during which its original Georgian features were restored. The hotel also has an extensive private art collection on show.
Wizz Air has launched new flights from Glasgow to Budapest – the first direct route between the two cities. The twice-weekly service (departing Tuesday and Saturday) will operate year-round. And on 15 September the no-frills airline will start flying to the Hungarian capital from Birmingham.Reuse content