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    News bites – 18 June 2019

    First Six Senses Resort to Open in Central America

    Six Senses has partnered with The Canyon Group to open a new luxury resort in Costa Rica – the first Six Senses to open in Central America. Capturing the essence Costa Rica’s ‘pura vida’ (pure life) culture, Six Senses Papagayo focuses heavily on sustainability, preserving the natural surroundings and creating a unique eco-luxe hotel for discerning guests.

    Spanning 2,300-acres on the Papagayo Peninsula, Six Senses Papagayo is set to unveil 41 pool villas and 31 residencies in 2021. With plenty of pristine coastline to explore, from the stunning beaches to the extensive rainforests, mountains and lakes, Six Senses Paoagayo will be a haven for relaxation.

    Six Senses Papagayo is set to include an extensive wellness program, with treatments, a spa, fitness centre and other wellness-inspired activities on offer. The organic farm not only provides fruit, vegetables and herbs to inspire the chef’s menu, but will also be used in the resort’s signature spa treatments.

    This anticipated new opening provides a new platform for sustainable travel and a in-depth exploration of the beauty Costa Rica has to offer.

    Image courtesy of Visit Costa Rica

    Uber is at it again with the unveiling of Uber Air

    Uber recently unveiled its first foray into the world of the Great Barrier Reef with ScUber, the underwater ride-sharing submarine. Now, it’s taking to the skies with Uber Air.

    Melbourne, Australia is set to join Dallas and Los Angeles as pilot cities to test Uber’s newest technology. Test flights will commence in 2020, followed by commercial operations in 2023. With a design inspired more by drones than helicopters, the newest venture in ride-sharing will operate on rechargeable batteries, which are expected to use 90% less energy than a helicopter and produce no direct emissions.

    The ‘flying taxi’ could be the answer to escaping the on-ground traffic, especially for those notorious for running late for a flight. With a predicted flight time of 10 minutes from the CBD to the Melbourne airport, Uber Air could cut travel time down by up to an hour in peak hour traffic.

    Looks like Back to the Future is finally becoming a reality… can hover boards be invented next?

    Image courtesy of Embraer

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