Travel news: Olympic Museum reopens in Lausanne, Switzerland

Plus, spring package deals from Dubai to Malaysia and the Maldives.

The Olympic Museum in the Swiss city of Lausanne, which has reopened this week after 12 months of / CIO
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Olympic Museum reopens in Lausanne

The largest Olympic archive in the world has been redesigned as a three- level “Olympic Campus”, serving as a “permanent tribute to everyone who has lived the Olympic dream over the years.”

Situated on the Quais d’Ouchy, the museum features an indoor museum and a park, which, with its combined elements of the athletics track (where visitors can measure their speed against some of the world’s greatest athletes) and a garden of Olympic records.

The Olympic Museum features state-of-the-art technology, as well as the Olympic Studies Centre (

Dnata launches new packages for spring

The Dubai-based tour operator Dnata has launched a series of package deals for the spring-summer season, with destinations including Malaysia and the Maldives.

Guests can stay at the Taaras Beach & Spa Resort on Redang Island, off Malaysia’s east coast, from just Dh2,799 per person, including taxes, for three nights, based on two people sharing.

The 191-room hotel is a private beach resort accessible by air. The price includes flights, accommodation, breakfast and dinner and airport transfers, some activities and a 75-minute spa treatment and is valid for travel until June 14.

For those looking for a complete spa holiday, Dnata is also offering packages for The Chateau, an organic spa and wellness resort in Berjaya Hills, a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur.

The 200-room hotel is situated in the rainforest and centred around La Santé, a European-style spa that offers individualised programmes including weight loss, stress relief, pre- and postnatal care and pampering.

A "Stress Relief" package starts from Dh6,030 per person, including flights, transfers, accommodation, all-organic meals, a consultation, seven treatments and all taxes and service charges. Valid for travel until October 31; for bookings, email

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