Mövenpick’s hotels and resorts in Asia and the Middle East are to offer local experiences to guests through its concierges.
The hotel chain is offering the activities that are “light years away” from tourist attractions to showcase local culture as part of its new Local Flair Getaway concept.
The experience range from talking to a vet at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital to seeing the secret Saigon tunnels used in the Vietnam war.
“More and more travellers want to engage with a destination in an authentic meaningful way,” said Andreas Mattmüller, chief operating officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Asia. “They want to learn about local cultures, talk to local people and enjoy local experiences rather than just visit the sights.”