Travel Agenda: where to go and what to know in travel this week

All the latest, from street art festivals to new hotels and travel gadgets

A mural by street artist Disk, who is taking part in Artscape 2016
A mural by street artist Disk, who is taking part in Artscape 2016

Take to the streets

The street art festival, Artscape, comes to Gothenburg this year, with large-scale artworks on display in all 10 district of the Swedish city. Taking place 25 July-21 August, the festival will feature artists from around the world, as well as panel discussions, lectures and workshops. artscape.se

French fancy

Paris’s Marais district will welcome a new hotel this month. An homage to Josephine Beauharnais, the wife of Napoleon, Hotel de JoBo is a converted convent with 24 rooms. The flamboyant decor is inspired by the couple, with reproduction period wallpaper and a motif of roses – Josephine’s favourite flower. Guests will even find a campaign tent covered in blooms at reception. hoteldejobo.paris

Oregon trail

Delta will launch direct flights from Heathrow to Portland, Oregon next spring. Starting on 26 May 2017, the service will operate four times a week to the US West Coast city. You can read The Independent’s recent 48 Hours in Portland here. delta.com

Stay connected

Skyroam is offering a new service that allows travellers to hire one of its portable wi-fi hotspots for unlimited internet in more than 90 countries around the world. The flat rate is $9.95 (£7.11) per day for up to five devices. The Independent recently tested out a similar device, GlocalMe G2 – you can read our review here. skyroam.com

Southern comfort

Svatma, a restored family mansion in the southern Indian region of Tamil Nadu, has opened as a 38-room boutique hotel. Located in Thanjavur, home to Unesco-listed temples, the hotel offers experiences such as academic-led excursions and cookery classes, while the individually decorated rooms are inspired by the art and architecture of the region. svatma.in

The grand entrance to Svatma

Drink it in

Luxury hotel group Relais & Châteaux has launched a new tea trail across Asia. The week-long itinerary covers China, Sri Lanka and India, with the chance to visit tea museums, plantations and tea rooms en route. Prices start at €2,332 (£1,850) per person including a night at each of the seven properties on the trail. Transport not included. relaischateaux.com

Tents moment

Go Outside is a new website that claims to be the first dedicated to luxury camping in Italy. Accommodation on offer includes Airstream trailers, 35 minutes from Venice, and Coco Sweet tents that come with their own kitchen and veranda, on the shore of Lake Garda. gooutside.it

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