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France France review prolonging Covid pass for international travel
  • www.connexionfrance.com
  • 27 June, 2022
The French government is preparing a draft bill to allow it to keep the Covid health pass in place for international travel in and out of France until March 31, 2023. A health pass is not a document in of itself but is either proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid, proof of having recovered from it recently (a positive test) or proof of a negative Covid test Read More...
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Jamaica Jamaica sees great opportunity with the Indian wedding market
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 June, 2022
Jamaica recently announced that it welcomed more than one million stopover visitors to the island, as on June 15, 2022. The arrival figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board JTB) signal that the sector is proving its resilience and a return to pre-pandemic performance is on the horizon. With this, the Board reiterated that the island is continuing its efforts Read More...
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India Kashmir Valley witnesses tourism boom
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 June, 2022
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said the Kashmir Valley is witnessing an exponential increase in the tourism flow due to the successful campaigns to attract maximum tourists towards the region. According to statistics of the Jammu and Kashmir tourism department, March 2022 broke the 10-year tourist arrival record in Kashmir Read More...
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UAE Ras Al Khaimah to host Minifootball World Cup in 2023
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 June, 2022
Sports tourism is gaining momentum in Ras Al Khaimah with the destination named host of the 2023 Minifootball (WMF) World Cup, a mega international football competition held every two years that attracts thousands of spectators and fans from around the globe. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) won the highly competitive bid to stage the 2023 tournament Read More...
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India Goa Historical forts, memorials to be restored
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 June, 2022
After making budgetary provision to restore temples demolished during the Portuguese colonial rule in Goa, the state's BJP government has announced plans to restore and beautify forts and memorials having historical importance. It has also focussed on passing the history of Goa liberation to the next generation by including it in textbooks Read More...
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Thailand Thailand Pass to be scrapped for visitors entering the country from July 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 June, 2022
Thailand plans to remove one of its entry requirements for the international travellers, i.e., the Thailand Pass from July 1. However, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers from all countries/territories with scheduled arrivals from this date Read More...
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Dubai Dubai sees 197% year-on-year rise in number of international visitors
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 June, 2022
Dubai’s successful tourism rebound continues to inspire global tourism recovery with the city welcoming 6.17 million international overnight visitors from January to May 2022, a 197 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase from the same five-month period in 2021, which saw the destination attracting just over two million international travellers Read More...
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South Africa South Africa lifts COVID-19 rules including mask mandate
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 24 June, 2022
As South Africa witnessed the decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, the country has decided to lift its COVID-19 rules that earlier made mask-wearing at indoor public places mandatory, along with a limited size of public gathering and various entry requirements at its borders Read More...
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India Ramayana Circuit train arrives in Nepal's Janakpur
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 June, 2022
The Ramayana Circuit train, carrying as many as 500 Indian Hindu pilgrims, arrived in Nepal’s Janakpur. Chief Minister of Nepal’s Madesh province, Lalbabu Raut welcomed the passengers on board the 14-coach Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train, which was jointly flagged off from New Delhi Read More...
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India Bhubaneswar tourism sector pins biz revival hope on Rath Yatra
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 June, 2022
The Odisha tourism industry, which was in doldrums owing to Cyclone Fani in 2019 and the Covid-19 pandemic in the two subsequent years, is all set to receive a major fillip during nine-day Rath Yatra, starting July 1. The government expects a footfall of around 20 lakh devotees during the nine days, almost double the usual arrival of tourists during the period in the past Read More...
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Turkey Turkey Foreign visitor arrivals exceed 300% in May
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 June, 2022
Turkey has received around 3.82 million foreign arrivals in May, surged by 308 per cent year-on-year, the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry said. During the first five months of 2022, Turkey hosted a total of 12.7 million foreign arrivals, up by 207 per cent compared to the same period last year, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying Read More...
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India How India could become a wellness tourism hub
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 June, 2022
With its prowess in traditional medicine systems that have developed over several millennia, India has the appeal to wellness tourists that few other places do. Our country must consolidate its strengths and capitalise on the opportunity at hand in the wellness tourism domain. A mix of adroit policy maneuvers and adept marketing may well take India Read More...
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Cyprus Cyprus to restart sea-link with outside world
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 20 June, 2022
After a long gap of 21 years, Cyprus has re-established regular sea-link with the rest of the world. The launch of a ferry from the port of Limassol, Cyprus, to Greece marked the occasion. This sea-link will be beneficial for both the countries in terms of tourism and economy. Addition of modern ships on this route means more comfortable sailing experiences for the travellers Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka flights from Jaffna to India to resume in July
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 June, 2022
Sri Lanka will resume flights from the northern Jaffna peninsula to India next month, Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has said, asserting that the move would support the country's tourism industry and help in easing the economic crisis. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority plans to attract 800,000 tourists during the rest of the year Read More...
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China China to allow more international flights
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 June, 2022
China's civil aviation authority is discussing with its counterparts in certain countries the possibility of gradually increasing international passenger flights in and out of the country, the Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, the civil aviation authority has taken scientific, targeted and dynamic Read More...
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Ladakh Ladakh to get its first Dark Sky Reserve
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 18 June, 2022
Watch out for astro-tourism, for it is going to come in big and real soon. A tripartite agreement was signed between the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, the Ladakh Union Territory Administration, and Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council in order to form India’s first ever Dark Read More...
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Nepal Nepal to shift Everest base camp due to risk of melting glacier
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 June, 2022
The Nepal government is contemplating shifting the base camp of Mount Everest as global warming and human activity are making the current location unsafe, a senior official said recently. The current base camp, situated at an altitude of 5,364-metre on the Khumbu glacier where over 1,500 people gather every climbing season Read More...
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US Yellowstone Park gateway towns in US fret about tourism future
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 June, 2022
A gnawing uncertainty hung over the gateway town of Gardiner this week following unprecedented flooding that shut down one of America’s most beloved natural attractions and swept away roads, bridges and homes. Gardiner itself escaped the flooding but briefly became home to hundreds of park visitors stranded when the road leading Read More...
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Uttarakhand Char Dham pilgrims to get INR 1 lakh accident insurance cover
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 June, 2022
Pilgrims of Char Dham Yatra will get an insurance coverage of INR 1 lakh if they meet with an accident on the premises of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The insurance cover to the pilgrims will be provided by United India Insurance Company Ltd on behalf of Manav Utthan Seva Samiti, a spiritual institution founded by Uttarakhand Read More...
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Thailand Thailand to remove Thai Pass & health insurance requirement
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 June, 2022
In a major update to provide more relief to international travellers with respect to entry requirements, Thailand’s Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has, today, approved the removal of the Thailand Pass registration scheme and the USD 10,000 health insurance Read More...
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Egypt Egypt removes all Covid-19-related entry restrictions
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 June, 2022
Egypt recently lifted all Covid-19-related entry restrictions for all travellers, whether Egyptians or foreigners. The decision was made by Egypt’s Supreme Committee for the Management of the Epidemiology and Health Pandemic Crisis according to the pandemic conditions in Egypt and abroad, said Nader Saad, a spokesperson of the Egyptian cabinet, in a statement Read More...
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Saudi Arabia 6 Unmissable Experiences in Saudi Arabia to Book
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 17 June, 2022
Spread across the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East and also the only one to be sharing coastlines with both — the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. Home to mountains, deserts and beaches, the country boasts of various geographical settings for all kinds of travellers Read More...
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Greece Greece Remains Top Favourite Destination for Europeans
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 17 June, 2022
Europeans continue picking Greece as one of the top five favourite destinations, especially those planning to travel in the upcoming months, a report by the European Travel Commission (ETC) has revealed. According to the report, 73 per cent of the respondents are planning Read More...
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Las Vegas Las Vegas tourism board invests in international travel comeback
  • www.fox5vegas.com
  • 17 June, 2022
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - International air travel to the entertainment capital of the world has recovered to about 80%, according to County Commissioner Michael Naft. “We have to make sure we’re fighting for those visitors. You can’t take it for granted they’ll come,” Naft said Read More...
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Croatia Croatia Registers 1.3 Million Overnight Stays From Austria
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 17 June, 2022
A total of 1.3 million overnight stays have been registered in Croatia from Austria, which is an increase of four per cent compared to the same record period of 2019, according to the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB). The CNTB presented the data in an organized presentation for the Croatian tourism offer for the most influential Austrian media Read More...
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Fiji Fiji reopens border to cruise ships
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 June, 2022
Fiji has re-opened its international border to cruise ships with additional measures to reduce risks following a ban of over two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All travellers aged 16 years and above, both cruise passengers and crew members, are required to be fully vaccinated with a Fiji-recognised Covid-19 vaccine and a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours Read More...
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Australia Western Australia to scrap mask mandate at airport
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 June, 2022
Western Australia is set to lift the mask mandate at airport terminals from Saturday onwards despite a continued increase of Covid-19 cases in the state. Masks will still have to be worn on flights, but they will be voluntary when travellers are inside international and domestic terminals. Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said that the removal is based Read More...
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Europe 71% Of Europeans Plan to Travel This Summer
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 16 June, 2022
A total of 71 per cent of Europeans are excited to travel again this year, according to a survey conducted by Europ Assistance. The same source shows that 71 per cent of Europeans generally intend to travel during the summer, representing an increase of +14 points compared to 2021 Read More...
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Singapore Singapore Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights return
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 15 June, 2022
After a long wait of two years, the Universal Studios in Singapore has announced the comeback of their famous Halloween Horror Nights (HHN). The famous show/exhibition that has been running since 2011 was halted after the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But now the administration has decided to run a regular HNN Exhibition Read More...
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London London’s Heathrow airport reopens Terminal 4 after two years of Covid-break
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 June, 2022
London’s popular Heathrow Airport has announced the reopening of Terminal 4 after a hiatus of two long years due to the Covid-19 pandemic when international travel and traffic at the airport dropped significantly. The airport which handled close to 5.4 million passengers last year took the decision on the back of the peak summer travel season Read More...
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Europe Travel to Europe: Be ready for bigger crowds at popular tourist spots
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 14 June, 2022
Thursday evening was bliss for Mika Moulton. It was the third week of her Italian vacation, and she and her wife were sipping wine at a Tuscan restaurant and enjoying the picturesque mountains and cypress trees Read More...
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Thailand Thai travel sector turning into medical tourism with Radical surgery
  • www.nationthailand.com
  • 13 June, 2022
Now, the government has turned to medical tourism to lure back international tourists and spark another travel boom that lifts the Kingdom into post-Covid prosperity. Thailand abandoned its Test & Go" quarantine protocol on May 1, enabling vaccinated travelers to enter freely and opening the door for a travel-starved world Read More...
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Dubai Eid Al Adha, summer break 2022: COVID-19, visa requirements for popular destinations for UAE residents
  • gulfnews.com
  • 13 June, 2022
Dubai: With Eid Al Adha and the summer break for schools around the corner, many UAE residents are gearing up for a long vacation. If you are still trying to figure out which country you want to spend your Eid or summer break in, here is a list of popular destinations for UAE residents and the visa and COVID-19 rules to keep in mind Read More...
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UAE Why UAE residents are increasingly opting for a second passport
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 13 June, 2022
For Indian national MN, born and raised in the UAE, travel had never been a top priority until he married a European citizen. Getting a visa every time he wanted to travel to meet his wife started to take a toll on him. This summer, when MN realised he wouldn't be able to travel due to lengthy appointment queues at the visa office Read More...
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Europe Planning a trip to Europe? Get your visa application process going at least months in advance
  • theprint.in
  • 13 June, 2022
New Delhi: The ongoing season of international travel in India has been marked by long waits for tourist visas to Europe, especially countries like Greece, ThePrint has learnt. Applications for a Schengen visa usually take around 15 days to process, or 30 days in busy periods. But this has stretched far beyond four weeks now due to high volumes Read More...
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Amsterdam Amsterdam and Barcelona make a pact against tourism overcrowding
  • www.themayor.eu
  • 13 June, 2022
Just before the start of this past weekend, the mayors of Amsterdam and Barcelona, Femke Halsema and Ada Colau, reaffirmed their alliance to stand against the trend of tourism overcrowding and to promote more sustainable policies for tourism development. The Dutch capital’s mayor visited her counterpart to share experiences Read More...
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India Amarnath Yatra : direct flights to Amarnath this year
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 12 June, 2022
Amarnath Yatra is reported to start from June 30, and will continue for 43 days. The Centre, anticipating heavy tourist rush on this yatra this time, has asked for a helicopter service to take pilgrims directly from Srinagar to Panchtarni, which is the last drop off point, around 6 km from the shrine Read More...
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India Kashmir sees 80 lakh tourists in recent months
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 June, 2022
A record 80 lakh tourists have visited Kashmir since January, the deputy commissioner’s office in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district has claimed. “Kashmir is witnessing a ‘golden period of tourism’ as 80 lakh tourists have visited the UT in the past few months alone, breaking all the records of past 20 years,” the Anantnag Deputy Commissioner’s office said in a tweet recently Read More...
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Greece Greece & Spain - Most Visited Countries in EU During the pandemic
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 10 June, 2022
The most visited countries in Europe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which is lasting over two years, have been Greece and Spain, a report published by the European Tourism Council (ETC) reveals. According to this report, these two countries were also the most acclaimed, with overall scoring points reaching 4.0 out of five, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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India India-Bangladesh cross-border bus service from Agartala
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 June, 2022
India and Bangladesh cross-border bus service, a popular means of travel between the two neighbours, was flagged off from Agartala, Tripura with the aim of boosting tourism and people-to-people ties. “India-Bangladesh cross-border bus service on Agartala-Dhaka-Kolkata-Agartala Read More...
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India Odisha’s first luxury houseboat inaugurated at Barkul
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 June, 2022
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently inaugurated Odisha’s first luxury houseboat at Barkul in Chilika lake. It is an initiative to attract tourists from different parts of the country and outside to the Chilika lake. Patnaik, while inaugurating the houseboat in the presence Read More...
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Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Republic’s newly formed Tourism Development Fund
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 June, 2022
Tourism Development Support Fund of Kyrgyzstan Republic, a special purpose vehicle set up by the Kyrgyzstan government to drive investments into the tourism sector of the country, will encourage Indian private investments to boost tourism infrastructure in the central Asian republic. Set up in March this year, the fund has so far been focusing Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia to introduce new visa regime for GCC residents
  • www.zawya.com
  • 10 June, 2022
RIYADH — Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb has revealed that Saudi Arabia will introduce a new visa scheme for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) residents soon. Al-Khateeb stressed that the tourist visas launched by the Kingdom in 2019 still exist and there are no specific Read More...
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India Goa Heli rides, seaplane services to bolster tourism prospects
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 June, 2022
After encountering numerous hurdles in the past few years, Goa tourism is all set to launch various services that will boost the state’s profile as a holiday destination. The services include helicopter rides, seaplane, and amphibious bus tours that remained grounded for various reasons. A senior tourism official said that they will introduce helicopter rides Read More...
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Kazakhstan Kazakhstan introduces visa-free travel with 65 countries
  • thepeninsulaqatar.com
  • 09 June, 2022
Doha: Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Qatar H E Arman Issagaliyev has said that Kazakhstan introduced a visa-free regime with 65 countries of the world, including Qatar. “Qatar Airways operates four direct flights a week from Doha to Almaty. This is especially convenient for citizens and residents of Qatar, who can spend the weekend in Kazakhstan Read More...
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Bangkok Bangkok named the best city in the world for budget luxury vacation
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 09 June, 2022
People are always looking forward to a luxury international vacation, but budget plays an important role in planning one. Everything luxe, such as deluxe resorts, world-class services and car rentals etc. comes with a hefty price tag. However, the British website Money.co.uk, has named Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, as a luxury backpacking heaven Read More...
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Qatar The Ultimate Travel Guide for Qatar Ahead of the FIFA World
  • manofmany.com
  • 09 June, 2022
The eyes of the globe will be on Qatar when they play host to the 2022 World Cup. Many have questioned its ability to cater for the biggest show on turf, but the country is no stranger to large sporting events. The tiny Arab nation has previously held both Formula One and Moto GP Grand Prix’s as well as the FIFA Arab Cup only last year Read More...
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Japan Japan plans to open its doors to foreign tourists from June 10
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 June, 2022
Foreign tourists visiting Japan will be required to wear masks, take out private medical insurance and be chaperoned throughout their stay, the government said on Tuesday, as it plans a gradual opening from two years of Covid-19 restrictions. Only visitors on package tours will be allowed in during the first phase of reopening, from June 10 Read More...
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Turkey Turkey lifts all Coronavirus restrictions for Indian travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 07 June, 2022
Yes, you can now travel to the very beautiful Turkey, sans COVID restrictions. In a recent travel update, the government of Turkey has removed all the COVID-related restrictions for Indian travellers. Turkey Tourism Board said that with this move, the nation is hoping Read More...
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Portugal Portugal sees rebound in tourism, return to pre-pandemic
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 June, 2022
Tourism is rebounding more quickly in Portugal than in some parts of Europe, but the number of foreign visitors this year is still expected to lag the pre-pandemic record of 2019, the country’s hotel association AHP said on Monday. The number of tourists visiting Portugal recovered to 5.9 million in 2021, a year after plunging to 3.9 million Read More...
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Bali Remote workers may soon be able to live and work tax-free in Bali, under a 5-year ‘digital nomad’ visa
  • fortune.com
  • 07 June, 2022
Remote workers hoping to log in from the seaside villas lining the coast of the Indonesian island may soon get their chance, as Indonesia's tourism minister Sandiaga Uno told Bloomberg on Monday the country is developing a new “digital nomad” visa to attract higher-spending visitors Read More...
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India Spiritual Tourism is Boosting in India Post-pandemic
  • www.news18.com
  • 05 June, 2022
The tourism industry is gaining strength once again as the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in many parts of the world. While relaxing and exploring have been a point of travel for most people, after the pandemic, spiritual tourism is also increasing in the country Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi eyes tripling of foreign tourists in 2022
  • www.al-monitor.com
  • 05 June, 2022
Saudi Arabia aims to triple foreign tourism this year as pandemic restrictions ease, hajj pilgrims return and the first elements of the crown prince's signature projects open, its tourism minister told AFP Sunday. The famously conservative and closed-off kingdom Read More...
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Middle East Mideast optimistic over prospects for tourism
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 05 June, 2022
Middle Eastern citizens and residents want the global tourism sector to learn the lessons of the pandemic, and to change for the better, according to a new Future of Tourism Survey. Conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia, the survey found that Middle Easterners, in a region where Saudi Arabia Read More...
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Ooty Ooty Starscapes to launch astro observatory
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 June, 2022
Starscapes plans to launch an astronomical observatory in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. Starscapes will first set up a mobile observatory at MindEscapes resort in Ooty, followed by a permanent setup right next to the resort. Commenting on the new launch, Paul Savio, CEO and Co-Founder, Starscapes, said, “ We are excited to set up our mobile Read More...
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Japan Japan considers national travel discount campaign
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 June, 2022
Japan’s government is considering resuming a national travel discount campaign as soon as late this month to help the tourism industry recover from a Covid-19 slump, the Nikkei newspaper said on Saturday. A revived Go To Travel campaign would likely serve as a core measure to stimulate consumer demand, the business daily reported, without citing sources Read More...
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South Korea South Korea to lift seven-day quarantine mandate
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 June, 2022
South Korea will lift a seven-day quarantine mandate for international unvaccinated arrivals next week, as part of the country's efforts to restore pre-pandemic normalcy, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said on Friday. Despite the lifting scheduled for June 8, international arrivals Read More...
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Italy Italy lifts all COVID-related travel restrictions for travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 03 June, 2022
Italy has now lifted all COVID-19-related entry requirements, thereby allowing visitors to enter the country without the need of showing proof of vaccination, show proof of recovery, or get tested. The new rules came into effect on June 1. The updated rules will put Italy more in line with other European countries that have also lifted pandemic-era travel rules Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia issues rules for airlines transporting Haj pilgrims
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 June, 2022
The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has issued new rules for airlines transporting pilgrims for the upcoming season. The rules cover all airlines working in the kingdom's airports, including private airlines, regarding the health requirements that should be met by passengers Read More...
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Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Tourism focus on diversifying its traveller segments in India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 June, 2022
According to Bahruz Asgarov, Deputy CEO of Azerbaijan Tourism Board, the primary focus of the tourism board in India is to make the destination appealing to diverse travel segments in the market. Indian outbound to Azerbaijan is predominantly corporate incentives, he said. The tourism board wants to target other segments of travel like family leisure Read More...
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Ladakh Ladakh 48-hour acclimatisation now mandatory for all tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 02 June, 2022
You will now need to be extra cautious while planning a trip to Ladakh. As per the latest development, all those travelling to Ladakh will have to undergo mandatory 48 hours of acclimatisation in Leh before continuing their journey. As per the reports, this move comes in the wake of preventing acute high altitude sickness among tourists Read More...
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Assam Kaziranga national park witnesses over 64% increase in tourist footfall
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 June, 2022
Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR), India’s seventh Unesco world heritage site, received a tourist footfall of a little over 2.75 lakh, over 64 per cent more than previous year, generating a revenue of INR 6 crore during 2021-2022, an all-time record collection Read More...
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Middle East Middle East optimistic over prospects for tourism
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 03 June, 2022
Middle Eastern citizens and residents want the global tourism sector to learn the lessons of the pandemic, and to change for the better, a brand-new global survey has found. Middle Eastern respondents were the most optimistic on the prospect of taking either a holiday Read More...
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Turkey Turkey reports over 7.3% growth in Q1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 June, 2022
Strong demand, manufacturing and exports helped Turkey post slightly better than expected 7.3 per cent annual economic growth in the first quarter, data released on Tuesday showed, though fallout from a currency crisis cast a shadow over the rest of the year Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam witnesses surge in international arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 May, 2022
Vietnam witnessed more than 365,300 international arrivals in the first five months of this year, a 4.5-fold increase from the same period in 2021, the General Statistics Office said recently. In the period, visitors entering the country via air travel accounted for around Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia signs MoU with Seychelles to bolster tourism
  • english.alarabiya.net
  • 31 May, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Seychelles’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism to bolster the two nations’ tourism cooperation, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. The agreement was signed by Saudi tourism minister Ahmed al-Khateeb and his counterpart Sylvestre Rageonde Read More...
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US US to start in-person tourist visa appointments from September
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 May, 2022
The United States will soon be resuming regular in-person tourist appointments from September. The US Embassy in India has tweeted on the same and stated that the US mission to India is pleased to announce that they will start routine in-person tourist visa appointments in September 2022 Read More...
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Japan Japan To Open Borders From June 10
  • www.ndtv.com
  • 30 May, 2022
Tokyo: Japan's easing of a two-year ban on foreign tourists seeks to balance the enormous economic importance of tourism with concerns that travellers would trigger a Covid outbreak, insiders say. The decision means Japan will allow in a limited number of foreign tourists Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Tourism Board launches new campaign
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 May, 2022
Riding on the success and staging of international art and cultural events in the city, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is launching a new global campaign ‘Arts in Hong Kong’ to showcase itself as an art and cultural hub. The campaign aims to further raise Hong Kong’s international profile Read More...
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Czechia Czech Tourism India organises webinar for travel trade in partnership
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 May, 2022
The CzechTourism India team along with the Embassy of the Czech Republic organised and hosted their first webinar of 2022 titled ‘It's time to Czech into Czech again!’ on May 12 to update the Indian travel trade fraternity about the re-opening of Czech Republic for tourism from India and the process for applying for a visa to the country Read More...
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Germany Germany to remove several travel restrictions from June 1
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 May, 2022
The German government has announced to lift several of its COVID-19 travel restrictions from June 1, making it easier for tourists to enter the country. The update was shared by the Health Minister of Germany, Karl Lauterbach. The country’s 3G rule will be eliminated which includes proof of vaccination, recovery or negative test reports Read More...
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Egypt Egypt ranks 1st in Africa on the Travel and Tourism
  • www.egyptindependent.com
  • 27 May, 2022
Egypt ranked first in Africa, fifth in the Middle East and North Africa, and 51st globally, on the 2021 Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI) issued by the World Economic Forum. Thus, Egypt’s assessment on this indicator has improved by six degrees compared to 2019, making it one of the few countries in the world that has witnessed Read More...
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Africa Africa's tourism sector - Things are looking up again
  • www.dw.com
  • 27 May, 2022
The Grand Daddy Hotel in the center of Cape Town, South Africa is bustling. Guests are checking in at the reception desk, there's a gin tasting on the second floor while cocktails are served on the rooftop terrace. Manager Dane van Heteren has one word to describe how he feels about all of the activity: "Finally."During the pandemic Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia Tourism wants Indians to explore beyond Bali
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 May, 2022
A major chunk of the Indian visitations to Indonesia is to Bali and understanding this the Indonesian authorities are not leaving any stone unturned to get direct access to Bali for Indian travellers. “We are taking several initiatives to get a direct flight from India to Bali Read More...
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Yas Island Yas Island focusing on destination relaunch
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 May, 2022
Surrounded by crystal-clear waters and dotted with some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks, Yas Island is one of the fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations and also home to one-of-a-kind experiences. From family-friendly theme parks to a thrilling F1 racetrack and vast golf course to world-class shopping options Read More...
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Israel Israel drops RT-PCR test requirement for foreign visitors
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 24 May, 2022
With a move to extend more relief to international travellers, the Israel Government has now announced waiving off the requirement of mandatory COVID-19 test for visitors travelling to Israel. The Ministry of Health, Government of Israel, recently made this announcement and added that RT-PCR testing is no longer required for travellers entering Israel Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi announces weekly international flights to NEOM megacity
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 May, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s main airline will next month start operating weekly international flights from the kingdom’s planned futuristic megacity known as NEOM, with Dubai as the first destination, state media reported Monday. The weekly NEOM-Dubai flights operated Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia Tourism anticipates slew of favourable policy measures from govt
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 May, 2022
After removing most of the Covid related restrictions for international travellers from May 1, Malaysia might also reinstate their liberal visa policies that existed prior to the global pandemic to make Malaysia more accessible for International travellers. Dr Sandhu who was in Delhi recently leading Malaysian travel suppliers for the annual SATTE Read More...
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Srinagar Srinagar launches adventure paragliding
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 May, 2022
With the aim of promoting tourism, the Kashmir department of tourism in association with a private paragliding firm launched adventure paragliding in Srinagar, said the authorities on Sunday. Amid the stifling heat across the country, tourists now have steered towards the Kashmir Read More...
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Singapore Singapore tourism numbers soar as it commits to remaining open
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 May, 2022
Singapore tourism numbers have been climbing since it re-opened its borders to foreign visitors earlier this year with Indians making the largest number of visitors by country of origin. The island city-state now accepts all fully vaccinated travellers from around the world Read More...
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Turkey Turkey witnesses tourism heat up
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 23 May, 2022
The number of foreigners arriving in Turkey last month more than tripled from a year earlier, data showed on Monday, reinforcing expectations that a rebound in the sector will help repair an economy battered by a weak currency and high inflation. Sector representatives expect Read More...
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Madrid Madrid to host global luxury tourism meet in October
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 22 May, 2022
Madrid will host the second edition of Forward_MAD from October 5 to 7, renewing its commitment to the development of a sustainable model of high-impact tourism, in which its historical and cultural heritage takes centre stage. For two days professionals from the tourism Read More...
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Chile Chile's famous Easter Island to reopen for tourism soon
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 22 May, 2022
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Easter Island, Chile, will be open for tourism. August 1 is the date that the island destination will be officially open after two long years. The island is located approximately 3,500 km west of the coast of Chile. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southern Pacific Ocean region Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s $1 Trillion Tourism Investment
  • skift.com
  • 21 May, 2022
Throughout the week we are posting original stories night and day covering news and travel trends, including on the impact of coronavirus. Every weekend we will offer you a chance to read the most essential stories again in case you missed them earlier Read More...
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Israel Israel remove pre-departure COVID-19 testing for tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 21 May, 2022
In a bid to boost tourism, Israel has announced to remove pre-arrival testing for tourists from May 21. The latest COVID-19 travel update was shared by the Israel Ministry of Tourism wherein it said that the rule will go into effect at 12:01 AM on May 21 and it will be applicable Read More...
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Spain Spain eases Covid-19 travel curbs for unvaccinated tourists
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 21 May, 2022
Spain on Saturday eased Covid entry rules for unvaccinated tourists from outside the European Union, in a boost for the key tourism sector ahead of the peak summer holidays. Until now travellers from outside the bloc -- including Spain's main tourism market Britain -- could only enter with proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 Read More...
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Australia What does tourism in Australia look like now that travellers are returning?
  • thenewdaily.com.au
  • 21 May, 2022
The international terminals at our airports looked like busy beehives before the pandemic. During the lockdowns, we’ve learned that empty terminals look like the set of a creepy zombie movie. As of May 2022, all state borders are open (I am writing this column in a hotel room in WA) and more international destinations allow travel every month Read More...
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Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh unlocks new travel destinations
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 20 May, 2022
The recently concluded Trans Arunachal Drive (TAD) brought out many new travel destinations. The TAD covered a total of 2000 km across Arunachal, from the valleys to the mountains, unravelling many new places for us to explore. A lot of Arunachal is yet to be explored. The remote areas especially hold such unique and beautiful experiences for travellers and explorers Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand has welcomed American tourists for the first time in 2 years
  • thepointsguy.com
  • 20 May, 2022
When New Zealand announced it would begin letting international travelers visit again in May after more than two years of isolation from the rest of the world, I began scanning airfare and mileage deals to see if I might be able to plan a trip to one of my favorite destinations Read More...
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Germany Germany’s Travel & Tourism Sector Expected to Create 470k Jobs
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 20 May, 2022
The World Travel and Tourism Council’s recent Economic Impact (EIR) has revealed that Germany’s Travel and Tourism sector over the next year will surpass the pre-pandemic levels by almost 2.5 per cent above the 2019 levels. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) forecast has also shown that the sector’s contribution to GDP Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Tourism to diversify pilgrim tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 May, 2022
Recognising the new challenges that emerged while managing the Char Dham yatra, despite putting in place an online registration system for pilgrims, Satpal Maharaj said that the government is looking at diversifying the offerings for spiritual tourism in the state by creating various thematic spiritual circuits in order to decongest some of the conventional routes Read More...
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Thailand Thailand attract more foreigners by promoting medical tourism
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 19 May, 2022
Thailand aims to lure more foreign visitors in the post-Covid period by promoting itself as a medical tourism hub, building on its good track record of handling the pandemic, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said. A virus task force headed by Prayuth on Friday will also consider demands to reopen bars Read More...
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Greece Greece ends mandatory mask-wearing in planes, public indoor areas
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 May, 2022
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said this month that face masks will not have to be worn in airports and on flights in Europe from May 16. But rules for wearing masks vary after the mandatory requirement was lifted Read More...
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Morocco Morocco 'breathing again' as tourists back after Covid shutdown
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 May, 2022
Moroccan snake-charmer Youssef watched as long-absent tourists again thronged Marrakesh's famous Jamaa El-Fna square, ending a long pause forced by the Covid pandemic. "We're breathing again," he said. The ancient southern city, famous for its views of graceful red buildings set against palm trees and snow-capped mountains Read More...
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Japan Japan is testing a return to tourism
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 18 May, 2022
The Japan Tourism Agency announced on Tuesday, May 17 that it would start allowing small group tours in May as part of a "test tourism" trial before the country fully reopens to foreign visitors. The country's tourism agency added that the trial will allow the government to assess health and safety protocols and how to deal with Covid-19 Read More...
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Dubai Dubai received 630,000 international health tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 May, 2022
According to a report released by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai received 630,000 international health tourists in 2021 and spending of international medical tourists reached nearly AED730 million in the past year despite the global Covid-19 pandemic Read More...
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Uttarakhand Char Dham online registration mandatory
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 May, 2022
Uttarakhand Government has reiterated that advance online registration is mandatory for pilgrims who want to undertake annual Char Dham yatra and those pilgrims who have no prior registration will be stopped at Rishikesh, the starting point of the annual pilgrimage. The government has made the prior registration compulsory for all the pilgrims Read More...
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India Wayanad Tourism Organization proposes a unique Ramayana ‘culture circuit’
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 May, 2022
Known as an unspoilt nature’s paradise and a destination for adventure seekers and wildlife enthusiasts, Kerala’s Wayanad district will be adding a new element to its rich and diverse tourism offerings if Wayanad Tourism Organization’s (WTO) proposal is accepted by the tourism department of the state Read More...
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Jaipur Jaipur to host Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 May, 2022
The Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart is scheduled to be held from July 22-24 in Jaipur, Principal Secretary Tourism of Rajasthan, Gayatri A Rathore informed. In an elaborate presentation, Rathore said that Rajasthan is not only a favoured destination for tourism but also for investment Read More...
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Sabah Sabah as an attractive destination for Arabs
  • www.dailyexpress.com.my
  • 16 May, 2022
SABAH Tourism Board (STB) and five local travel agents will present Sabah as one of Malaysia’s hidden jewels at the 2022 Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. On May 8, tourism leaders held a business-to-business (B2B) meeting with potential buyers to promote Sabah as a favoured destination in an effort to break into the Middle Eastern market Read More...
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Japan Japan plans to reopen to tourism in June
  • www.timeoutabudhabi.com
  • 16 May, 2022
While much of the world has now opened up – in some form or other – to international travellers, some countries have been much slower to lower entry restrictions and encourage the return of tourists. Take Japan, for instance. Tourists have been barred from entering Japan Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand to fully reopen for tourists from July
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 16 May, 2022
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently announced that the country will fully reopen its international borders from July 31, along with cruise ships getting back to local ports on the same day. As per the reports, the July-end opening of the border is two months earlier than the previous time frame provided by the government Read More...
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Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to adopt Balanced Tourism to drive
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 May, 2022
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), at the Arabian Travel Market 2022, announced its approach to sustainability – Balanced Tourism, a key milestone in its strategy to drive overall sector growth and become the regional leader in sustainable tourism by 2025 Read More...
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Florida Florida sees record tourism in the first quarter of 2022
  • news.wfsu.org
  • 15 May, 2022
Florida attracted a record number of tourists during the first three months of 2022, surpassing totals from similar quarters before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the hospitality and leisure industry. Visit Florida, the state’s tourism-marketing agency Read More...
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Madurai Madurai plans heritage walks, cycling to showcase nightlife of the city
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 14 May, 2022
Madurai City Corporation is planning heritage walks and heritage cycling especially during the night to showcase the nightlife of Madurai, popularly called Thoonganagaram or the city that never sleeps. Mayor V Indirani Ponvasanth presented the idea during Read More...
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Kenya Kenya welcomes Indian travellers as tourism recovers
  • www.travelandtourworld.com
  • 14 May, 2022
The tourism sector has received a major boost from the Indian market with a visit of about 300 tourists for an excursion of the country’s tourism products. Last week, Kenya played host to 150 Indian travellers for a tour of attractions within Nairobi and Masai Mara while another group is expected to the jet in first week of next month Read More...
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Thailand Thailand eyes India market for revival in tourism industry
  • www.moneycontrol.com
  • 13 May, 2022
Fancy a visit to Phuket or Bangkok? Thailand is looking forward to welcoming you. The country is counting on Indian visitors to revive tourism and expects to welcome 5 lakh arrivals from India this year with travel restrictions being eased, said Cholada Siddhivarn Read More...
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Barcelona Barcelona sees the return of mass tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 May, 2022
Visitors are once again jamming the narrow streets of Barcelona's Gothic quarter as global travel bounces back from the pandemic, reviving tensions over mass tourism in the Spanish port city. Hotel occupancy in the city rose in April, which included the Easter long weekend, to nearly 85 per cent Read More...
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South Korea South Korea to increase int'l flights to meet travel demand
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 May, 2022
South Korea will add an additional 230 international flights by next month to meet growing demand for travel in the wake of an easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Interior Minister Lee Sang-min said. The addition will raise the number of weekly international flights from 532 in May to 762 in June Read More...
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Dubai Dubai airport witnesses busiest quarter in years
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 May, 2022
Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, reported that it handled over 13.6 million passengers in the first three months of 2022 - more than double last year's number in a clear sign that a long-awaited travel revival has reached the global aviation hub Read More...
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India Palace on Wheels to return to tracks soon!
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 12 May, 2022
Palace On Wheels, India’s famed luxury train, is all set to make a comeback soon, after its services were halted due to the COVID pandemic in 2020. As per the reports, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) Chairman Dharmendra Rathore will likely ink a new agreement Read More...
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Finland Finland Expects a Strong 2022 Summer Season
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 10 May, 2022
Finland has high hopes that the upcoming summer will help the tourism industry in the country mark a boost after the same was brought to its knees in the past two summers due to strict COVID-19 restrictions. The expectations for such a thing to happen are mainly based on the steady interest in domestic travel, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Malta Malta Expects 1.8 Million Tourist Arrivals This Year
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 10 May, 2022
The Malta Tourism Authority has revealed that it is aiming to attract 1.8 million tourists this year. Such a statement from the Tourism Authority of Malta comes just as the country decided to relax its COVID-19 restrictions, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. According to the Times of Malta Read More...
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Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu prepares to welcome tourists once again
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 May, 2022
Tamil Nadu topped the country in foreign tourist arrivals for five years between 2014 and 2020, with its share between 17 per cent and 21 per cent. Then came Covid-19. Tourism is reviving globally once again and industry stakeholders hope the state government will move swiftly to help the sector that used to contribute 8 per cent Read More...
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UAE UAE’s travel and tourism industry is mapping out the next growth strategy
  • gulfnews.com
  • 09 May, 2022
Arabian Travel Market 2022 has a clear mandate to go by – spot the trends that would sustain Dubai and the UAE’s travel and tourism ambitions through the rest of the decade Read More...
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Namibia Namibia: Tourism Battles to Rise From Covid Blow
  • allafrica.com
  • 09 May, 2022
AFTER losing about N$3,2 billion in foreign currency earnings in 2020 through Covid-19 the tourism industry cannot survive on domestic travel alone. This was revealed in a research paper released on Thursday by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), titled 'Namibia's Tourism Read More...
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Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh electric buses to ferry tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 May, 2022
Tourists can now enjoy a smooth ride to the Rohtang pass at 13,050 feet in eco-friendly electric buses at a very reasonable cost, and that too without the need of booking the permit online. To promote sustainable tourism, the Himachal Roads Transport Corporation () is running electric buses on Manali-Rohtang-Atal tunnel-Manali route Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Tourism announces revival plan showcasing new developments
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 May, 2022
In its annual tourism update event online, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced a revival plan that highlights Hong Kong’s vibrant developments and new experiences, aiming to generate a positive ambience and make the city a top-of-mind destination for worldwide Read More...
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Qatar Qatar records surge in GCC and European visitors
  • dohanews.co
  • 09 May, 2022
Qatar has witnessed a significant rise in the number of Gulf and European visitors in the last month, a new report by Qatar’s Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed. In March 2022, the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) visitors increased to 34.5% of the total visitors to the country Read More...
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Laos Laos to drop Covid entry curbs for vaccinated tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 May, 2022
Laos will drop Covid-19 entry restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists from Monday after the country reported falling coronavirus cases and deaths, senior officials said. The small Southeast Asian nation saw an 80 per cent downturn in international traveller numbers in 2020, 4.7 million foreign tourists visited the previous year Read More...
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Jordan Jordan's tourism witnesses signs of recovery
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 May, 2022
Jordan's pandemic-hit tourism industry has shown signs of recovery for the first quarter of 2022 and the Eid ul-Fitr holiday, following massive campaigns to promote the kingdom's tourism profile and the eased Covid-19 restrictions. "All figures indicate that the tourism sector is undergoing a recovery Read More...
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Middle East Middle East needs a louder voice in world tourism
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 08 May, 2022
The Gulf is rich in natural wonders, from the rugged mountains of Oman to the wild beauty of Saudi Arabia’s vast Rub Al-Khali, and is also home to a large slice of the world’s most important cultural and historical sites. Over the past two decades, our part of the world has experienced Read More...
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South Africa Durban’s tourist attractions in the spotlight at the 2022 Africa
  • www.iol.co.za
  • 08 May, 2022
Nkosenhle Madlala, who is the chairperson of the city’s Governance and Human Capital Committee, represented eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda at the Indaba. “Durban’s story is one of resilience against all odds. We hosted key target markets to explore the city’s newest tourism Read More...
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UAE UAE hotels gear up to cash in on Qatar’s World Cup travel rush
  • gulfnews.com
  • 08 May, 2022
Dubai: The Fifa World Cup is still another six months away, but that is not stopping hotels in Dubai - and the UAE - planning to catch some of the travel-and-stay action from the games happening in Qatar. That and all the action that will take place in the UAE could be setting up one massive fourth quarter Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi launches ‘Summer Like You Mean It’ tourism campaign
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 08 May, 2022
DUBAI: Abu Dhabi has launched a new destination campaign to attract travellers to the UAE's capital during the summer. The new campaign showcases unique and memorable experiences that visitors to Abu Dhabi can experience during the summer, Emirates News Agency reported Read More...
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Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh govt will develop 14 tourist circuits
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 May, 2022
The Uttar Pradesh government will develop 14 tourist circuits to promote tourism in the state, a Minister said on Friday. One of these 14 tourist circuits would be dedicated to martyrs, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Tourism and Culture Jayveer Singh said. Braj Bhoomi, the birthplace of Lord Krishna Read More...
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Thailand Thailand plans to extend support for domestic travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 May, 2022
Thailand plans to extend the existing scheme to support domestic travel to September from May in a bid to boost its vital tourism sector, the Thai Chamber of Commerce said on Friday. The plan, approved by a meeting of the country's economic task force chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha Read More...
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Yercaud Yercaud gears up for summer festival
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 May, 2022
Yercaud, a hill station in the district, is gearing up for the 45th summer festival. The district administration usually celebrates the festival in the last week of May. “Since the summer festival was cancelled for the past two years because of the pandemic, the district administration is planning to celebrate the event in a grand manner this year Read More...
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New York Global Travel Insurance Market Size, Share & Industry Trends
  • www.globenewswire.com
  • 05 May, 2022
The Global Travel Insurance Market size is expected to reach $60. 7 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 28. 2% CAGR during the forecast period. Travel insurance gives financial protection for expenses or losses caused as a result of unforeseen circumstances while traveling domestically or internationally Read More...
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Croatia Croatia Has Lifted All COVID-19 Restrictions
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 04 May, 2022
Entry restrictions to Croatia have been completely lifted, meaning that travellers can enter the country exempted from presenting a health certificate, the local media has revealed. According to news published by the Total Croatia News, the abolishment of the entry rules, which indicates that travelling is back to the pre-pandemic state Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia Relax Covid Restrictions and Resume Visa on Arrival for Indians
  • www.news18.com
  • 02 May, 2022
There’s great news for all Indian travellers who want to go to Malaysia. The Asian nation will soon be reintroducing the visa on arrival option for Indians. This is a step to attract more tourists from India to visit Malaysia. Malaysia is also planning on curbing the Covid-19 restrictions soon so that international tourists can explore the nation without any hassle Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam opens world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 02 May, 2022
Vietnam has just launched its latest tourist attraction for tourists with a fondness for heights. As per the reports, the Asian country has opened a glass-bottomed bridge suspended 150 m (490 feet) above a lush jungle. The Bach Long pedestrian bridge, which translates to white dragon Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia International tourists to Angkor Wat up 663%
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 May, 2022
Cambodia's famed Angkor Archaeological Park attracted 33,205 foreign visitors in the first four months of this year, up by 633 per cent year-on-year, authorities said on Monday. The site made a gross revenue of USD 1.35 million from ticket sales during the January-April period, an increase of 622 Read More...
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Italy Italy, Greece relax Covid restrictions before tourism season
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 May, 2022
Italy and Greece relaxed some Covid-19 restrictions on Sunday, in a sign that life was increasingly returning to normal before Europe's peak summer tourist season. Greece's civil aviation authority announced that it was lifting all Covid-19 rules for international and domestic flights except for the wearing of face masks during flights and at airports Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand opens its borders to 60 more countries
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 May, 2022
New Zealand welcomed thousands of travellers from around the globe on Wednesday as the country opened its borders to visitors from around 60 nations including the United States, Britain and Singapore for the first time since Covid-19 hit in early 2020. Maori cultural performers sang songs at the arrivals gate in Auckland and travellers Read More...
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Greece Greece lifts Covid curbs for travellers ahead of key summer season
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 May, 2022
Greece lifted Covid-19 restrictions on Sunday for foreign and domestic flights, its civil aviation authority said, ahead of the summer tourism season that officials hope will see revenues bouncing back from the pandemic slump. To fly in or out of the country, travellers were previously required Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong eases Covid rules for aircrews, lifts overseas travel alert
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 April, 2022
Hong Kong will shorten mandatory hotel quarantine for passenger flight crews to three days from seven, while cargo crews will be exempt, modest steps at unwinding Coronavirus curbs that have turned the city into one of the world's most isolated places. The changes, which take effect in May, give the global financial hub's aviation trade and logistics industries Read More...
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Kerala Kerala Tourism launches first Water Street in Maravanthuruthu, Kottayam
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 April, 2022
Kerala Tourism’s first STREET project was inaugurated in Maravanthuruthu in Kottayam. Maravanthuruthu Water Street is the first of the 10 STREET (Sustainable, Tangible, Responsible, Experiential, Ethnic Tourism hubs) projects identified to be developed by Kerala Tourism through Read More...
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Fiji Fiji drops pre-departure tests for tourists from May
  • www.nzherald.co.nz
  • 29 April, 2022
Fiji has dropped pre-departure tests for tourists coming to the islands. From Sunday 1 May, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide proof of a negative test to board a flight to Fiji. The Fijian government's decision was met with enthusiasm from tourism operators Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia resumes visa-on-arrival for Indian travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 29 April, 2022
Great news for all those planning a trip to Malaysia. Reportedly, Malaysia is all set to reintroduce the option of visa on arrival for Indian travellers. This move is seen as a step to attract more and more travellers from India. If reports are to go by, the Southeast nation is also gearing up to relax all mandatory COVID relaxations to facilitate the travel of international tourists Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand all set to host Butterfly Fest from June 4
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 28 April, 2022
Uttarakhand is all set to host three-day Devalsari Titli Utsav from June 4, 2022, in Tehri Garhwal’s Devalsari. This fest is being organised to promote nature-based tourism and butterfly watching in the hill state. As per the reports, the festival will feature butterfly, bird and moth watching, butterfly photography, nature and heritage walks Read More...
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India Most Indians keen to travel abroad in next six months: Survey
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 28 April, 2022
As COVID-19 related international border restrictions gradually ease over recent months, Indian travellers are planning their next trip abroad with almost three-quarters of respondents looking to do so in the foreseeable future, according to a survey by online accommodation platform Airbnb Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lankan tourism sees signs of recovery
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 28 April, 2022
Addressing the severe financial crisis the country is currently going through, the Sri Lankan government announced that they will now sell long-term visas to foreigners for a minimum of $100,000. It will allow them to live and work in Sri Lanka for 10 years. The Golden Paradise Visa Program is expected to bring in the much-needed foreign currency Read More...
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Africa Africa leading with ban on single-use plastics
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 April, 2022
There is a collective effort worldwide to phase out the use and production of single-use plastic. Back in 2002, Bangladesh was the first ever country to ban thin, single-use plastic. Several countries followed suit by either imposing a partial or complete ban on the use of plastic Read More...
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Dubai Dubai sees around 2.2m visitors in Jan-Feb this year
  • gulfnews.com
  • 26 April, 2022
Dubai: Dubai saw around 2.2 million visitors in the first two months of this year, according to Dubai Tourism CEO Issam Kazim. Kazim added that overall tourist numbers this year will be higher than 2021 despite the Russia-Ukraine conflict. “We are seeing huge increases in markets Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia luxury wellness tourism
  • www.laingbuissonnews.com
  • 25 April, 2022
Saudi Arabia has lifted all travel restrictions. Visitors to Saudi no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a PCR test to enter the country. The red list of countries not allowed entry has been discontinued. Institutional quarantine requirements have been removed entirely Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia aiming for tenfold increase in air transit traffic
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 April, 2022
Saudi Arabia is targeting a tenfold increase in international airline passengers transiting the kingdom by the end of the decade as it looks to triple annual passenger traffic, an official said Read More...
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Thailand Thailand Drops Test Requirements
  • skift.com
  • 25 April, 2022
Thailand will scrap its “Test and Go” requirement for vaccinated travelers from May 1, a further loosening of travel requirements as it aims to re-energize its tourism economy that once ranked as the strongest in Southeast Asia Read More...
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Meghalaya Meghalaya to bet big on casinos, with Gaming Act
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 24 April, 2022
Taxation Minister James PK Sangma said the Meghalaya government has come up with the Gaming Act to generate a lot of employment opportunities from the vibrant tourism industry Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia to host world travel and tourism summit
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 24 April, 2022
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will host the 22nd World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Riyadh from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 this year. It was announced at the global summit’s closing session in Manila, according to a statement Read More...
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Qatar Qatar leads travel recovery in Middle East
  • www.gulf-times.com
  • 24 April, 2022
Qatar is leading travel recovery in the Middle East, demonstrating a 7% increase compared to pre-pandemic levels, Qatar Tourism has announced citing a report by leading travel data and analytics company ForwardKeys Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong to allow international travellers after 2020
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 April, 2022
Hong Kong will allow non residents to enter the financial hub from May for the first time in more than two years, a small step in unwinding stringent Coronavirus restrictions which have turned the city into one of the world's most isolated places Read More...
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India Tourism Australia launches Virtual Travel Fair for Indian travellers
  • bwhotelier.businessworld.in
  • 23 April, 2022
Tourism Australia has launched a Virtual Travel Fair, ‘Discover a Great Deal More’, that provides Indian travellers with the opportunity to explore attractive deals on holidays to Australia, for a limited period. In addition to airfares, travellers can also view competitive prices on holiday packages and other tourism products and experiences Read More...
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India India-Vietnam flights to restart operations from April 29
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel
  • 22 April, 2022
Planning to travel to Vietnam? Yes, you can now start planning as Vietjet has announced that it will resume operations of six flights between India and Vietnam from April 29 Read More...
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India Singapore Tourism Board Launches New Campaign For India
  • www.livemint.com
  • 22 April, 2022
India’s outbound tourism market is expected to hit $9 billion by 2025. An estimated 25 million Indians traveled overseas in 2017. India has 28 million passport holders who are potential travelers Read More...
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Spain Spain Lifts Face Mask Requirement
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 22 April, 2022
The Spanish authorities have announced that the country has officially lifted the mask requirement. According to Spain’s official tourism website, Travel Safe, travellers visiting Spain as well as citizens of the country are no longer required to wear a fake mask when attending different outdoor and indoor places, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland lifts all entry restrictions from May 2
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 April, 2022
Switzerland, one of the favourite holiday destinations of international tourists, will be fully open for visitors from across the globe starting May 2, 2022. Switzerland’s State Secretariat of Migration (SEM) has announced the lifting of all entry restrictions that it had put in place through the duration of the pandemic with effect from May 2 Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia reduces quarantine period for unvaccinated inbound travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 April, 2022
Cambodia has decided to reduce the quarantine period for unvaccinated inbound travellers from 14 days to seven days, Health Minister Mam Bunheng announced on Thursday. Read More...
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India India Govt. to launch Ayush visa to boost medical tourism
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 21 April, 2022
In a bid to boost medical tourism in India, PM Narendra Modi recently announced the launch of a special category of Ayush visa for tourists, who want to visit India for medical treatment or tourism Read More...
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Greece Greece eyes bullish tourism season despite Ukraine war
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 April, 2022
Greece's pandemic-battered tourism industry is hoping the war in Ukraine won't derail recovery, with hundreds of thousands cancelling trips as the country lifts Covid restrictions in a bid to revive the key sector Read More...
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Kochi Kochi’s cruises breathe life into tourism sector
  • www.newindianexpress.com
  • 19 April, 2022
KOCHI: A friend told Rajesh K S, a tourist guide based in Kochi, to book a ticket to travel on the Classic Paradise vessel. Now, he recommends the trip to everyone who enjoys cruising the sea. More such vessels have resumed operations on Kochi’s backwaters after the Covid restrictions were lifted Read More...
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UAE UAE approves new entry, residence scheme for foreigners
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 April, 2022
The United Arab Emirates’ cabinet approved regulations on entry and residence of foreigners, formalising a process aimed at giving expatriates a bigger stake in the economy Read More...
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UAE UAE introduces five-year tourist visa
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 18 April, 2022
The UAE has announced massive changes to its visa system, introducing a five-year tourist visa and several new types of visas, while expanding the Golden Visa programme The UAE Cabinet, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Read More...
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India Indians are visiting Southeast Asia as Countries open
  • www.aninews.in
  • 18 April, 2022
Singapore, April 18 (ANI): Earlier this month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global air travel posted a strong rebound in February 2022 compared to January 2022, as Omicron-related impacts moderated outside of Asia Read More...
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Australia Tourism Australia betting big on T20 World Cup
  • www.moneycontrol.com
  • 18 April, 2022
The travel industry, battered by the coronavirus pandemic, is betting big on the ICC Men's T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October. The slam-bang cricket tournament will not only boost India's outbound travel market but also bring incremental visitors to Australia, which hosts the event Read More...
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Azerbaijan Azerbaijan removes COVID-19 test mandate for the fully vaxxed
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 17 April, 2022
In a bid to boost tourism in the country, the government of Azerbaijan has finally removed COVID-19 test requirements for completely vaxxed travellers. Starting now, fully vaccinated visitors arriving in Azerbaijan won’t have to take RT PCR tests Read More...
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Europe Travel Europe Travel Makes A Comeback–As Do The Prices And Crowds
  • www.forbes.com
  • 17 April, 2022
Despite the war in Ukraine and the ongoing cloud of Covid-19 travel restrictions, it’s clear that people are ready to travel to Europe and between EU countries once more–incentivised by the fact that many European countries have scrapped travel restrictions Read More...
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Mexico Is it safe to travel to Cancun or other parts of Mexico?
  • thepointsguy.com
  • 17 April, 2022
This week, the Quintana Roo government deployed 6,000 army troops in the tourist hub of Cancun, according to local news outlet Reportur Read More...
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Netherlands Netherlands to Welcome More Tourists This Year
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 17 April, 2022
Even though the Netherlands will welcome a more significant number of international tourists during this year, compared to 2021, the numbers will still be far below the 2019 figures. Such conclusions have been reached through the latest report of the Dutch tourist board, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Slovenia Slovenia’s Hotels & Tourist Resorts Almost Fully Booked
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 17 April, 2022
Slovenia’s hotel facilities are almost completely reserved for the Easter and Labor Day holidays. The country is seeing urban tourism already gaining ground after the halt of many tourism activities due to the Coronavirus pandemic, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Uttarkashi Uttarkashi's tourism sector showing signs of revival
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 April, 2022
After a lull of almost two years due to Covid pandemic, trekking, mountaineering and hotel industries in Uttarkashi district have started showing some signs of revival. Almost every hotel in the district received advance bookings for Char Dham Yatra, which starts from May 3. Trekking agencies are also busy receiving domestic tourists Read More...
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Railways Railways revolutionising Indian tourism industry
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 April, 2022
With its start in 1830 in England, the way Railroads have revolutionised the world is unbelievable and remarkable. The way Indian railways have transformed our country, no one has ever thought that one day we will have the largest network of railroads that will play a crucial and significant role in the life of its citizens Be it supporting manufacturing, agriculture, or tourism; Read More...
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Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas Resumes Service in Europe
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 15 April, 2022
After a two-year operational pause, the Voyager of the Seas is officially resuming service today. The 1999-built vessel is welcoming guests back in Spain for a repositioning cruise to Northern Europe. The nine-night itinerary departs from Barcelona and features stops in five additional destinations – including Copenhagen, Denmark, where the cruise is set to end on Apr. 15 Read More...
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South Africa South Africa is introducing a digital nomad visa
  • www.euronews.com
  • 15 April, 2022
South Africa’s captivating coastlines and unique ecosystems attract millions of travellers every year. With tourism bringing in an estimated $10 billion (€ 8.2 billion) to the economy and employing millions throughout the country Read More...
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Greece Greece removes all COVID-19 restrictions for tourism season
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 14 April, 2022
In a bid to attract tourists in the country this summer, Greece has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions including face masks and COVID certificates. The country said that it has removed all the summer tourism restrictions but will consider reinstating them in September Read More...
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Iran Iran to waive visa fees for FIFA World Cup fans in nearby Qatar
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 14 April, 2022
To encourage travel, Iran's tourism ministry had said earlier that visas could be waived for inbound visitors from Qatar during the two months of World Cup. Visitors could apply for free single or multi-entry passes for 20 days during that period, the ministry said. In January, Iran qualified for the World Cup finals, the third in a row and their sixth overall Read More...
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Jamaica Jamaica to ease COVID-19 restrictions for travelers
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 14 April, 2022
Jamaica is rolling back its COVID-19 entry restrictions with hopes that easier entry will attract more tourists. The Jamaica Tourist Board announced that the Caribbean island will drop its indoor mask mandate starting Friday and its pre-departure PCR COVID-19 testing requirement starting Saturday Read More...
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Australia Pre-departure testing for travellers to Australia ends on April 17
  • www.nzherald.co.nz
  • 14 April, 2022
It's no secret that, out of all the travel restrictions and requirements, pre-departure tests have been one of the most headache-inducing. Fortunately, if you're travelling to Australia, you can ditch the supervised RAT tests and expensive PCR tests next week. Read More...
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Qatar and Iran Qatar and Iran Devise Game Plan for the 2022 World Cup
  • www.bourseandbazaar.com
  • 14 April, 2022
In just the last two months, Iran and Qatar have signed 20 bilateral agreements—14 were signed during Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s trip to Doha in February, and another six were signed when Qatari transport minister, Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, traveled to Kish Island earlier this week Read More...
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Amarnath Amarnath Yatra to commence from June 30
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 13 April, 2022
The annual Amarnath Yatra will commence on June 30, after a gap of two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was recently announced by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Read More...
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Bali Bali - positive travel outlook due to eased travel restrictions
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 13 April, 2022
Indonesia recently announced its reopening for international travellers, and with that, things are looking up for Bali. Online travel booking platform Agoda has revealed that places near Indonesia are searching increasingly for vacations in Bali, which has been one of the most popular beach destinations Read More...
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Singapore Singapore geared up to receive more Indian tourists
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 13 April, 2022
Singapore, which has reopened its borders effective April 1 and initiated a number of measures to welcome back visitors, is looking forward to an uptick in the number of tourist arrivals from India Read More...
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South Korea South Korea to lift overall special travel advisory over Covid
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 April, 2022
The South Korean government on Wednesday said it has decided to lift a special travel advisory affecting all overseas travel as a measure against the Covid pandemic. The across-the-board special advisory, introduced in March 2020 and extended on a monthly basis, will be lifted, effective Thursday, Read More...
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South Africa Innovation for the revival of African tourism
  • www.africanews.com
  • 12 April, 2022
Travel and tourism prior to Covid-19 had become one of the most important sectors in the world economy, accounting for 10 percent of the global Gross Domestic Product. The African Union estimated that Africa lost nearly 55 billion US dollars in tourism revenues. In South Africa's tourism industry, recovery is driven by digital technology and diversifying the market Read More...
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London London's Heathrow reports highest passenger numbers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 April, 2022
Passenger numbers at London's Heathrow Airport returned to the highest level since the pandemic began in March, driven by outbound leisure travel and the removal of all Covid restrictions. Heathrow said, in a statement on Monday, that inbound leisure and business travel had remained weak however due to high levels of Coronavirus in the country Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand: Trekkers will be allowed to scale glaciers in Kumaon
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 10 April, 2022
The Uttarakhand Tourism Department stated that it would be allowing trekkers to climb the Pindari, Kafni and Sunderdhunga glaciers in the Kumaon region between April 15 and June 15. However, glacier trek routes would again open between September 15 and October 15 Read More...
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Finland Finland tourism rebounding despite war, pandemic
  • yle.fi
  • 10 April, 2022
Hotel occupancy rates in Helsinki rose significantly in March, which is typically an off-peak month. While still not close to pre-pandemic levels, occupancy at capital region hotels climbed to 40 percent in March, nearing rates seen last summer. Preliminary figures meanwhile show that some 838,580 passengers came through Helsinki Airport in March Read More...
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Malawi Malawi has a new all-out Tourism Masterplan
  • eturbonews.com
  • 10 April, 2022
Malawi may become the tourism investment paradise in Africa. This was made clear after Malawi’s President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera last week Monday unveiled a $660 million tourism investment master plan. This plan will help map up the infrastructure development for this southeast African Nation Read More...
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Puducherry Puducherry welcomes tourists to a 4-day beach festival in April
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 08 April, 2022
The Union Territory (UT) of Puducherry has planned a four-day beach festival, starting April 13. The festival is going to promote tourism, and as well as generate employment in the UT. According to Puducherry's Tourism Minister, Lakshminarayananan, the tourists are going to see a host of events, such as cultural programmes Read More...
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Thailand Thailand Eases Testing Rules for Visitors
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 08 April, 2022
Thailand plans to scrap a mandatory polymerase chain reaction test on arrival for foreign visitors from next month as the Southeast Asian nation steps up efforts to attract more tourists amid a rebound in global travel. The RT-PCR tests will be replaced with antigen tests at the airports Read More...
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Israel Israel : Tourist arrivals nearly double in Q1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 April, 2022
The number of tourist arrivals in Israel during the first quarter of 2022 has jumped by 98.2 per cent year on year, according to data issued by the country's Central Bureau of Statistics. The number of arrivals in January-March reached 303,400, up from 153,100 in October-December 2021 and 16,800 in the first quarter last year, reports Xinhua news agency Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan government approves film tourism promotion policy
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 April, 2022
The Rajasthan Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the CM's residence on Wednesday, approved the Rajasthan Film Tourism Promotion Policy-2022. The policy has been launched with the aim of developing Rajasthan as a film destination Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir records 1.8 lakh tourists in March - highest in a decade
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 06 April, 2022
Good news from Heaven on Earth! Kashmir has made a record in March 2022. It’s for the first time in 10 years that the valley recorded footfall of around 1.8 lakh tourists in the month of March, as per the figures available with the Kashmir tourism department Read More...
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Cuba Cuba relaxes travel restrictions starting this week
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 06 April, 2022
Cuba has decided to relax health measures for travellers. The country will relax its covid restrictions starting Wednesday. According to the National Director of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Francisco Duran, travellers are not required to show a vaccination certificate upon arrival Read More...
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Italy Italy likely to introduce Digital Nomad Visa for remote workers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 06 April, 2022
With COVID-19, many have turned working from home into a lifestyle, thereby enjoying the freedom of logging in from anywhere in the world; people who are now termed as Digital Nomads. As per the latest developments, remote workers will soon be able to grab the opportunity of working remotely from Italy, as it becomes the latest country to join the list of WFH-friendly countries Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia reintroduces visa-free policy for ASEAN nationals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 April, 2022
The Indonesian government has reintroduced a visa-free visit policy for citizens of fellow ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member countries, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights said. "With this new policy, foreigners from nine other ASEAN countries are able to enter with visa-free visits," Director of Immigration Traffic Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia uses mobile app to facilitate pilgrimage during Ramzan
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 April, 2022
Saudi Arabia will use a mobile application to facilitate visitors' pilgrimage to Mecca during the holy month of Ramzan, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said. Travellers observing Umrah, a form of pilgrimage to Mecca, can book their Umrah ritual via the application Eatmarna and enjoy a smoother and safer experience, the ministry said on Tuesday Read More...
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Russia Russia plans to restart international flights with 52 ‘friendly nations’
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 05 April, 2022
Russia is planning to restart international flight services to and from 52 countries post-April 9. This was stated by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in a statement. He added that the country will be resuming flight services to and from Argentina, South Africa, and other ‘friendly countries’, which indicates those that have not joined Read More...
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Sweden Sweden reopens for international travellers; removes all restrictions
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 04 April, 2022
Sweden has finally started welcoming travellers from abroad and has removed all COVID-19 border restrictions. The beautiful country is visited by a number of travellers from all over the world and is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. But given the pandemic Read More...
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Srinagar Srinagar gets a hot air balloon service for tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 04 April, 2022
Travellers to Kashmir would be thrilled to know that there is now a hot air balloon service at Zabarwan Park, Srinagar. You can now experience the beautiful Zabarwan Park, and its surrounding areas from a hot air balloon. The hot air balloon is set to attract locals and tourists alike Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir witnesses record breaking tourist arrivals in spring 2022
  • www.moneycontrol.com
  • 03 April, 2022
Ever since Srinagar's famous gardens reopened last month, tourist arrivals have seen a sharp rise in picturesque Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). According to J&K tourism officials, March 2022 broke the 10-year tourist arrival record in Kashmir, signalling that Kashmir’s tourism industry Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia opens land border with Singapore
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 03 April, 2022
Malaysia has finally reopened for vaccinated, and as well as unvaccinated travellers after two years of travel restrictions. The country opened up for travel after maintaining some of the most rigid curbs in the region. Malaysia had earlier barred most foreign nationals from entering the country Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia records 151.98% increase in tourist arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 April, 2022
Indonesia recorded 18,460 foreign tourist arrivals in February, an increase of 151.98 per cent compared to a year earlier and 21.91 per cent higher than in January, authorities said. According to data from the Ministry of Transportation, the main entry points include Bali's Read More...
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Spain Spain expects Easter bounce to lift tourism to 80% of pre-Covid levels
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 April, 2022
Spain expects international tourist arrivals to reach 80 per cent of pre-pandemic volumes in the second quarter as northern Europeans shrug off concerns over the Ukraine conflict and return en masse for Easter, a senior tourism official said on Friday. "Easter isn't showing any direct impact from uncertainty caused by the conflict," Secretary of State for Tourism Fernando Valdes said Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii sees return of tourism as pandemic concerns ease
  • apnews.com
  • 02 April, 2022
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism industry is starting to see a rebound as people return to travel and coronavirus concerns ease. Data from the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism shows March domestic arrivals have been on par with 2019 levels Read More...
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Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu: Caravan tourism sets New rules for adventure
  • www.newindianexpress.com
  • 01 April, 2022
CHENNAI: The State is working on formulating additional guidelines for adventure and caravan tourism in the State’s forests, hills, and beaches, said Minister for Tourism M Mathiventhan on Thursday. He was inaugurating the three-day Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) at the Chennai Trade Centre Read More...
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Kerala Kerala launches ‘Revenge Tourism’ campaign to boost wanderlust
  • www.onmanorama.com
  • 01 April, 2022
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s Tourism Department has launched yet another innovative campaign to attract travellers to various destinations in the state. Titled ‘Revenge Tourism’, the initiative aims to inspire people who could not travel due to the COVID 19-related restrictions over the last couple of years to visit places now as an ‘act of revenge Read More...
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South Korea South Korea Reopens to Vaccinated Travelers
  • thehill.com
  • 01 April, 2022
South Korea is relaxing travel restrictions for fully vaccinated visitors starting on Friday, the Korea Tourism Organization announced. Travelers who are fully vaccinated and boosted will no longer be quarantined upon entry into South Korea, according to a Friday release from the organization Read More...
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Uttarakhand Gartang Gali, the famous skywalk in Uttarkashi, is all set to reopen
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 01 April, 2022
The famous Gangotri National Park (GNP) and the historic Gartang Gali skywalk are all set to reopen for the public after a four-month long winter break. Reportedly, visitors will be able to access them from April 1. Referring to this, GNP officials stated that they are geared up to welcome visitors to the park, which is famed for its exotic rich flora Read More...
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Singapore Singapore readies Changi airport as travel curbs ease
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 March, 2022
Singapore's Changi airport is gearing up to receive more passengers as the city-state eases travel and other Covid-19 restrictions, amid it hopes will see a return to pre-pandemic levels of traffic. With nearly 7,500 flights a week in March, 2019 and 68 million passengers in that year Read More...
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Delhi Delhi International Film Festival to be organised every year
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 March, 2022
To promote Delhi as a global shooting destination, the AAP government will hold an international film festival every year under its film policy, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday. While presenting the budget for financial year 2022-23 in the Assembly, Sisodia said the Delhi International Film Festival will promote the city's rich culture and diversity Read More...
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India India and Maldives agree to recognise vaccine certificates mutually
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 March, 2022
India and Maldives signed an agreement to recognise the vaccine certificates mutually . The agreement was signed during the visit of Indian Foreign Minister, S Jaishankar to Male. This will facilitate easier travel between the two countries and give a boost to the tourism sector Read More...
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India Wellness Retreats in India: Rejuvenate, Reboot, Refresh
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 28 March, 2022
There is a renewed interest in individuals seeking a holistic approach towards achieving health goals in a safe and conducive atmosphere helmed by a coterie of experts after the government’s decision to constitute a National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board. This has led to a rise in popularity of multiple wellness retreats boasting of the latest advancement in sciences Read More...
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UAE UAE demand to soar as India resumes regular international flights
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 27 March, 2022
Travel between the UAE and India is set to soar as the South Asian country resumed regular international flights from March 27 after two years. According to travel agents, some passengers are confused about the Covid PCR testing rules for travelling to India. The country requires a PCR test for passengers who don’t hold vaccination certificates from India or some other countries on its exemption list Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir Valley witnesses tourism boom breaking 10-yr-old record
  • www.sundayguardianlive.com
  • 26 March, 2022
Srinagar: Spring splendour is a real treat for tourists who are coming in large numbers both by road and by air, and the stakeholders are visibly happy with the start of the season. Already in the winter season, the government has said that Kashmir valley witnessed the highest-ever tourist footfall Read More...
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Singapore Singapore, Malaysia full resumption of travel to boost tourism
  • www.nst.com.my
  • 25 March, 2022
KUALA LUMPUR: The full resumption of land travel between Malaysia and Singapore will catalyse business activities not only for the severely impacted tourism industry, but also provide a strong impetus for the post-Covid-19 economic recovery. It could boost external trade and employment, which in turn, will contribute to the 2022 gross domestic product Read More...
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New Delhi Bharata Bhagya Vidhata festival commences at Red Fort
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 March, 2022
Projection mapping on the façade of Red Fort, showcasing of items produced by master weavers, delicacies from across the country and, in a city looking at a temperature in the high thirties, the novelty of ice skating for children — a 10-day cultural extravaganza will begin at the iconic Read More...
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Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu now travellers can enjoy boat ride to Kurusadai island
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 24 March, 2022
In a bid to boost tourism, the government of Tamil Nadu has announced plans to start a boat ride to Kurusadai island, which is one of the 21 islands in the Gulf of Mannar. The island is all about corals, sea creatures and natural beauty. One can easily spot aquatic animals such as sea cucumber, sea urchins and crabs here. The coastal flora and fauna is simply incredible here Read More...
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South-East Asia Is South-East Asia open to tourists? A complete list
  • www.euronews.com
  • 22 March, 2022
If you’ve been dreaming of a trip to southeast Asia, this could be the summer it finally happens. More than half of the subregion’s countries - all blessed by a balmy climate and dreamy coastlines - have relaxed their Covid travel restrictions in recent months Read More...
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Greece Greece Presents New Framework for Medical Tourism
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 22 March, 2022
Greece’s Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias attended the opening of the World Health Organization (WHO) office in the Hellenic Republic’s capital for the Quality of Care and Safety of Patients. The selection of this country as the seat of the office of WHO was a recognition of the work Read More...
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Italy Italy’s Travel Insurance Market Expected to Grow Significantly
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 22 March, 2022
Italy’s travel insurance market is anticipated to grow at a significant rate owing to its low penetration rate and growth in the tourism industry. Moreover, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) previously revealed that Italy’s tourism sector is expected to increase by 2.6 per cent, contributing to around 5.1 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2027 Read More...
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Finland Finland is the ‘Happiest Country of 2022’
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 21 March, 2022
Finland has become 2022’s happiest country in the world! And this is not the first but the fifth consecutive year that the nation has bagged the prestigious title! The other top five countries in the list are Denmark (second), Iceland (third), Switzerland (fourth) and The Netherlands (fifth). Luxembourg, Norway, Israel, and New Zealand are also in the top 10 list Read More...
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Haryana Haryana 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela commences
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 March, 2022
Governor of HaryanaBandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal inaugurated the 35th Surajkund International Crafts Mela recently. The Mela will be open till April 4, 2022, daily from 12.30 pm-9.30 pm. During the inauguration session, Bandaru Dattatraya Read More...
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Canada Canada eyes recovery as COVID-19 travel rules ease
  • globalnews.ca
  • 20 March, 2022
With Canada further easing COVID-19 restrictions at its borders, travel experts are seeing a surge in demand for international trips, but summer bookings for Europe are modest amid concerns about the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Starting April 1, fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entering Canada Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir’s almond blossoms in Badam Vaer garden attract tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 20 March, 2022
Kashmir has a new tourist hotspot! The Badam Vaer garden has become the latest sensation in Srinagar drawing the attention of thousands of tourists. Reason being the multicoloured almond flowers bloom in the garden. These flower blooms also mark the onset of spring season Read More...
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Qatar Qatar Tourism wins five awards for its digital transformation
  • www.zawya.com
  • 20 March, 2022
Qatar Tourism (QT) has received five awards at the Horizon Interactive Awards 2021. The awards are renowned in the field of interactive, web design, and creative media, and recognise compelling web sites and web site designs, videos, and mobile applications Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan 3-day Shekhawati festival to start from Sunday
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 March, 2022
The three-day Shekhawati festival, which showcases the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, will start from Sunday. The festival is being organised by the Rajasthan Tourism Department in Lakshmangarh and it gives a close glimpse of the art and crafts and rural sports activities Read More...
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Assam Kaziranga park sees surge in tourist footfall
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 March, 2022
Assam's Kaziranga National Park received over 2.20 lakh visitors in 2021-22, the highest in the last 12 years, and the revenue earned from tourist footfall surpassed Rs 4 crore, according to official data. The number of foreign tourists visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site has dipped in the last two years owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and related restrictions Read More...
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Myanmar Myanmar all set to welcome foreign tourists from April 17
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 20 March, 2022
Myanmar has announced plans to restart international passenger flights starting April 17. The announcement of lifting a two-year ban was made by the military on Saturday. The Southeast Asian nation had shut its borders to international visitors in March 2020 when the world Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia drops COVID testing requirements for overseas visitors
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 19 March, 2022
Cambodia has now announced that travellers are not required to take COVID 19 tests to enter the country, thus hoping to boost tourism in the coming months. The country has gone ahead of its neighbours to relax restrictions, so that tourism can get the much needed boost Read More...
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Germany Germany to lift most Covid restrictions
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 March, 2022
Germany will lift most restrictions to contain the coronavirus despite infections hitting a record in the country on Thursday. Chancellor Olaf Scholz said after talks with leaders of Germany's 16 states that a record of almost 300,000 infections in one day was not good news, but the easing of restrictions was justified given intensive care units were not overwhelemed Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand Tourism Restarts For International Tourists From May
  • www.india.com
  • 19 March, 2022
On Wednesday, Jacinda Ardern New Zealand Prime Minister said that her nation was “ready to welcome the world back” as most tourists would be allowed to return by May. The nation continues to ease covid-19 travel restriction with the ease in covid-19 infection cases.Also Read - 5 Unique Destinations in India For Those Who Love Flowers And Holi! Read More...
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US US booking sites seeing strong demand for 2022 travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 March, 2022
The US booking sites including Vrbo, Hopper and KAYAK are seeing higher demand for spring and summer leisure travel as COVID-19 restrictions ease and travellers appear to be shrugging off added costs to plane tickets and road trips from rising fuel prices. "We are seeing strong booking activity for spring break and the beginnings of a very strong summer Read More...
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Thailand Thailand Eases Rules for Tourists as Global Travel Revives
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 18 March, 2022
Thailand will scrap a pre-arrival Covid-free certificate requirement for vaccinated foreign visitors even as it reported record new infections, as more countries ease border controls to benefit from a rebound in global travel. Starting April 1, foreign travelers will no longer be required to hold a Covid-free certificate issued within 72 hours of boarding a flight Read More...
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India India restores tourist visas for all countries
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 17 March, 2022
Two years after international travel was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union government has decided to restore all categories of tourist visas for foreign nationals and also issue fresh visas with immediate effect. The government has already decided to allow regular international flight operations, which were suspended since March 23, 2020 Read More...
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Canada Canada might remove the need for COVID test for arrivals
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 17 March, 2022
In a new move, Canada has decided to do away with the COVID 19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers who are coming into the country. The new rule will come into effect from Apr 1, 2022. According to reports, the government in Canada has not yet gone public with the news, but speculations suggest that the news will be made public soon Read More...
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Israel Israel sets sights on 100,000 visitors from the UAE
  • gulfnews.com
  • 17 March, 2022
Dubai: Israel wants more ‘two-way’ traffic with the UAE, with the initial target to attract about 100,000 visitors from the Gulf country. “Not this year, because we just opened up and there’s a lot that needs to be done,” said Ksenia Kobiakov, New Markets Development Department Director Read More...
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Uzbekistan Uzbekistan lifts Covid-19 restrictions on foreign tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 March, 2022
Uzbekistan withdrew some Covid restrictions starting Wednesday and will resume issuing electronic visas for foreigners to open the country to tourists, said the Uzbek special commission on Covid-19. Foreigners arriving in Uzbekistan are still required to hold a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours upon arrival Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam scraps quarantine, other travel restrictions for tourists
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 16 March, 2022
HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam on Wednesday scrapped quarantine and other travel restrictions for foreign visitors in an effort to fully reopen its border after two years of pandemic-related closure, the government said. Visitors entering the Southeast Asian country only need to show a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival, according to the Health Ministry Read More...
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Philippines Philippines relaxes entry restrictions for all foreign nationals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 March, 2022
The Philippines has loosened entry restrictions for all fully vaccinated foreign nationals visiting the country starting this month, the Philippines' Bureau of Immigration said on Wednesday. In an advisory, which was effective immediately and signed by Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, foreign nationals coming from visa-required countries Read More...
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Middle East Middle East’s travel, tourism revenues could grow to $246bn in 2022
  • dailynewsegypt.com
  • 15 March, 2022
New research from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed that the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector’s revenues could reach $246bn this year, just 8.9% behind pre-pandemic levels. In 2019, before the pandemic struck and began to devastate economies around the world, the travel and tourism sector in the region was booming, generating $270bn in revenues Read More...
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Istanbul Istanbul showcases its experiences in New Cool promotional films
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 March, 2022
In 2021, Istanbul was voted one of the world’s best cities in reader surveys from a variety of leading publications; in fact, Istanbul is consistently ranked among the top destinations in surveys and ‘best lists’ published in international media. In three new commercials focusing on art, cuisine Read More...
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UK UK will end all COVID travel rules from March 18
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 15 March, 2022
The UK government has announced its plans to end ll COVID-19 travel rules on Friday. The news was shared by the British transport secretary Grant Shapps. As of now, travellers to the U need to complete locator form before arrival and unvaccinated travellers need to take a COVID-19 Read More...
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France France Luxury Travel expected to Reach €48m by 2030
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 15 March, 2022
Travelling with no hassles is on an upward trend and is gaining market share in the overall travel industry, analytics service providers have revealed. According to a new report published by Allied Market Research titled, “Luxury travel market by Type of Tour, Age Group, and Types of Traveler: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast Read More...
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UK UK to remove all remaining Covid-19 international travel restrictions
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 March, 2022
Providing more relief to foreign travellers entering the country, the United Kingdom (UK) government has announced the removal of all remaining Covid-19 travel restrictions for all kinds of passengers effective March 18. Making the announcement, the UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, said that from 4 am on 18 March (GMT) Read More...
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India 6 Trends that can help uplift the tourism industry in india
  • www.mangalorean.com
  • 14 March, 2022
The tourism sector of India is growing rapidly and it has a lot to offer to the tourists and can also provide millions of job opportunities for the people. In the past few years, we have seen some great advancements in the industry but as far as the revenue and growth of the tourism sector are concerned then India has faced different challenges Read More...
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Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu starts boat ride to Kurusadai island in Gulf of Mannar
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 14 March, 2022
Tourists can now enjoy a jolly boat ride to Kurusadai island, one of the 21 islands in the Gulf of Mannar marine national park, and soak in the sights of corals, sea cucumber, shoals of fish, sea urchins, devil's eye crab and other coastal flora and fauna in the shallow waters en route. What's more, they could also spot humpback dolphins and other sea creatures Read More...
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South Africa South Africa to soon start e-visa facility for Indian travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 14 March, 2022
The South African Tourism Board has recently expressed that it’s eyeing 64% year-on-year growth in arrivals from India this year. To capitalise on the strong consumer demand in the country, they have started taking various marketing initiatives. The board, in a statement, stated that India continues to be one of their top focus markets Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Tourism to contribute 15% to $1.86trln economy by 2030
  • www.zawya.com
  • 14 March, 2022
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia sees tourism leading to contribute more to its GDP by 2030, which is predicted to hit $1.86 trillion, as it plans to move away from oil. The Kingdom, which plans to generate income streams from non-oil sectors, will invest in tourism in order to attract 100 million visitors a year and see the sector contributing up to 15 percent of the GDP Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii Tourism returns nearly full force
  • www.khon2.com
  • 13 March, 2022
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Spring break is about to begin for thousands of students and many people are ready to get out and travel. For some, it will be their first time without major pandemic restrictions. As travel has ramped back up to the islands, the University of Hawaii at Manoa Travel Industry Professor Jerry Agrusa said that tourism is back Read More...
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Jammu & Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir gears up for spring season to attract tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 March, 2022
Ahead of the spring season, the tourism department of the Jammu and Kashmir administration has geared up to make this season yet another successful spring season for the tourists with a number of activities planned and lined up for the visitors. The tourists visited the valley in large numbers Read More...
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South Korea South Korea no more quarantine for fully vaxxed travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 12 March, 2022
The South Korean Health Ministry on Friday announced plans to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated foreign travellers from March 21. Earlier, travellers entering South Korea were supposed to undergo a seven-day self-quarantine. The ministry informed that people who are fully vaccinated against Coronavirus will be exempted from self-quarantine when entering South Korea Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius drops negative PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated visitors
  • mauritiusnow.com
  • 12 March, 2022
The Republic of Mauritius drops the requirement for all incoming visitors to present a negative PCR test before being allowed into Mauritius. Previously, fully vaccinated passengers had to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has dropped this requirement as from 12 March 2022 Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam travel firms see strong recovery in outbound
  • e.vnexpress.net
  • 11 March, 2022
Travel firms in Vietnam are reporting a surge in outbound tour bookings as over 50 countries lift Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements for Vietnamese tourists. Representatives of several tour operators said the number of Vietnamese tourists booking tours to Asia, the Middle East and Europe in March has increased two to three times over last month Read More...
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Nepal Nepal No RT-PCR test for fully vaccinated travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 10 March, 2022
In a recent development, Nepal has announced a number of measures to ease travel for fully vaccinated international travellers to boost tourism in the country. As per the reports, international travellers will now be able to easily travel to the Himalayan region without undergoing a pre-departure PCR test Read More...
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Bali Bali scraps quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 09 March, 2022
Those visiting Bali will no longer be required to stay in mandatory hotel quarantine as the government will be rolling back its costly travel rule starting next week. As of now, foreign visitors are required to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Bali for at least three days at their own expense Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia to reopen borders from April 1
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 09 March, 2022
Malaysia is all set to reopen its borders for tourism on April 1. On Tuesday, the government of Malaysia made the announcement that it is now ready to welcome fully vaxxed tourists as the nation has finally reached the endemic stage of Coronavirus. By doing this, the country has joined the list of nations removing COVID-19 restrictions and restart tourism Read More...
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Oman Oman open for business ahead of busy 2022 season
  • www.prnewswire.com
  • 08 March, 2022
MUSCAT, Oman, March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- VisitOman.om, the Sultanate of Oman's online travel booking gateway for trade partners, has officially launched its booking engine commercially. As the global travel and tourism sector prepares to return to full strength in 2022, VisitOman.om aims to connect the world with Oman's beauty by offering a full Omani travel experience Read More...
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Japan Japan's ANA lines up low-cost carrier in bet on post-COVID
  • www.reuters.com
  • 08 March, 2022
TOKYO, March 8 (Reuters) - Japanese airline ANA Holdings Inc (9202.T) plans to launch a new international low-cost carrier in late 2023 or early 2024, joining its rival Japan Airlines Co (9201.T) in a bet on a revival in tourism as the impact of the COVID pandemic fades Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia scraps most Covid restrictions for Umrah
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 07 March, 2022
Now, following the Kingdom's decision to ease Covid-19 restrictions, worshippers in the UAE are expressing their happiness at being able to travel and offer their prayers. Umm Fahah, a 55-year-old Emirati, said: "I was longing to be there, as I used to travel annually to perform Umrah. Inshallah, I will be there in the last 10 days for Ramadan," she said Read More...
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic tourists Flock in Record-Breaking Numbers
  • www.newcastleaccountants.com
  • 07 March, 2022
Despite a short blip due to the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, the travel rebound from the pandemic is well underway thanks to pent-up demand. And, apparently, many people are heading to the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean island nation just had the second-biggest month in its history of tourism as more than 566,000 travelers descended on the Dominican Republic Read More...
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Fiji Fiji reopens borders for fully vaccinated Indian tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 March, 2022
In good news for the country’s holidaymakers, Fiji has announced reopening borders for Indian tourists after the island nation’s government decided to lift travel-related restrictions effective March 2. Fully vaccinated Indian tourists can vacation in Fiji without the need for any quarantine. However, some entry requirements remain in place Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan launches 'night sky astro tourism' in all 33 districts
  • www.onmanorama.com
  • 06 March, 2022
Jaipur: Rajasthan has become the first state in India to announce the introduction of night sky astro tourism in all 33 districts of the state. In fact, four tourist spots in Jaipur will become the venues of this new tourism product which will help people, including children, gaze at the stars during clear skies Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan host 3-day Braj Holi Mahotsav from March 12 to 14
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 05 March, 2022
Rajasthan Tourism Department is all set to host Braj Holi Mahotsav, a 3-day Holi festival from March 12 to 14. As per the reports, the festival will be held in Deeg, Bharatpur, and Kaman. Director of the Tourism Department Nishant Jain said that the East of Rajasthan is imbued with the essence of Braj Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Tourism Authority launches Journeys Through Saudi
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 March, 2022
The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) recently launched international virtual roadshow series Journeys Through Saudi, showcasing the best of the destination through an extraordinary journey around the country. The immersive roadshow provided unique insights into the diverse products and experiences of the destination Read More...
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Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh push for Caravan tourism, develop circuits
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com/
  • 05 March, 2022
Taking note of growing Caravan tourism, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic years, for being safe and flexible while providing social bubble, Himachal Pradesh government has decided to focus on it. Caravans tourism is a unique tourism aimed at promoting tourism activities in circuits and destinations, which are not having adequate hotel accommodation Read More...
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Egypt Egypt 3000-year-old lost city unearthed
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 05 March, 2022
A team of archaeologists in September 2020 started looking for a mortuary temple on the western bank of Luxor in Egypt. But what they found was far more than what was expected. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass in early April 2021 announced they had unearthed an entire 3,000-year old metropolis called Aten, Egypt's Lost Golden City Read More...
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Israel Israel to resume all flights to Dubai with new security deal
  • www.reuters.com
  • 04 March, 2022
JERUSALEM, March 4 (Reuters) - Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed a security arrangement that will allow Israeli airlines to resume a full schedule of flights to Dubai, the Shin Bet security agency said on Friday. A dispute over airport security in Dubai had forced them to cut back services and without a resolution all flights would have been halted by March 8 Read More...
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Andaman and Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Fully vaccinated no longer required to carry RT-PCR test report
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 04 March, 2022
As per the latest developments, the Andaman and Nicobar Administration has updated COVID-19 testing norms for incoming tourists and travellers. Now, all asymptomatic and fully vaccinated visitors entering Port Blair will be exempted from carrying a negative RT-PCR test report with immediate effect, irrespective of the country of origin or type of vaccine Read More...
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Japan Japan further ease Covid border controls
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 March, 2022
Japan will further relax its Covid-19 border controls from March 14, increasing the daily cap on overseas entrants to 7,000 from the current 5,000, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced. Addressing the reporters, Kishida revealed a new scheme to give entry priority to foreign students, as business travel demand is not high, reports Xinhua news agency Read More...
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Italy Italy removes all its pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 04 March, 2022
Good news for people who have been planning to visit Italy! The country just removed all its pre-arrival testing requirements for fully vaxxed travellers. With this measure, Italy has become the latest European nation to ease its entry protocols and it came into effect on March 1 Read More...
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British British Tourists increase in Spain Compared to January 2021
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 04 March, 2022
Data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) shows that in January 2020, Spain recovered about 60 per cent of international tourist arrivals compared to the pre-pandemic era. Meanwhile, in January 2021, the number of foreign visitors more than fivefold, when 2.5 million tourists arrived in Spain, increasing total expenditure by 516.7 per cent Read More...
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Venezuela Venezuela announces increase in flights to Moscow
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 March, 2022
Venezuela's Tourism Minister on Thursday said the country will increase state airline flights to its ally Moscow, as many countries around the world, led by the United States and Europe, block Russian planes from their airspace Read More...
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Agra Taj Mahal experiences over 2 lakh footfalls
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 03 March, 2022
The Taj Mahal experienced over two lakh footfalls on the occasion of the last day of Shah Jahan’s Urs. As per Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials, around two lakh tourists visited the Taj Mahal on Tuesday to celebrate the occasion. The entry was made free for the public from 2 PM on Sunday and Monday but on Tuesday, the entry was free for the whole day Read More...
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France France Partially Abolish COVID Vaccine Passport
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 03 March, 2022
The French authorities have decided to put to an end another COVID-19 measure, after evaluation that the virus-related situation in the country is relatively better and allows for such a measure to be lifted. On Thursday, the French Prime Minister Jean Castex said in a press release that starting from March 14, Monday, the obligation to carry a COVID-19 vaccination passport Read More...
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Australia Australia Finally Reopens For Vaccinated Tourists
  • www.india.com
  • 03 March, 2022
Australia finally removes all travel bans and has reopened for vaccinated travellers. On Thursday, Western Australia became the last state to lift border restrictions. Thus, making Australia open for tourism after a long haul.Also Read - 'What A Legend': Shoaib Akhtar Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii remove COVID-19 travel quarantine requirements from March 26
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 03 March, 2022
Hawaii is planning to lift its COVID-19 quarantine requirement for travellers this month, starting from March 26. As such, those arriving in the US from other places would no longer have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test Read More...
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Berlin Berlin Welcomed 5.1 Million Visitors in 2021
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 03 March, 2022
A total of 5.1 million international visitors with nearly 14 million overnight stays were registered in Berlin’s accommodation facilities during last year. Such figures have been provided by the Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia unveils new mountain tourism destination Trojena
  • gulfnews.com
  • 03 March, 2022
Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday announced the launch of TROJENA, a new global destination for mountain tourism to be constructed within NEOM as part of a master plan that aims to develop the tourism sector in the region Read More...
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Thailand Thailand welcomes Saudia’s maiden flight from Riyadh
  • www.tatnews.org
  • 01 March, 2022
Bangkok, 01 March, 2022 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to join all relevant Thai public and private agencies to welcome Saudia’s inaugural flight on the Jeddah-Riyadh-Bangkok route that symbolises a return of cordial Saudi-Thai relations, following the historic visit to Saudi Arabia by Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, late last month (25 January) Read More...
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Punjab Punjab 'Wagah-Attari' style beating retreat ceremony restarted
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 February, 2022
The beating retreat ceremony restarted by Border Security Force Saturday at Border Outpost Suchetgarh on the International Border here, about seven weeks after it was suspended owing to the surge in the Coronavirus cases, officials said. The 'Wagah-Attari-style' ceremony, comprising Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka further relaxes entry requirements for travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 February, 2022
Fully vaccinated travellers do not need to take a PCR or Rapid Antigen test, to determine the Covid status before travelling to Sri Lanka from March, said the country's Health Ministry Sunday. According to the guidelines issued by the ministry, a traveller who has received both doses of a two-dose vaccine, or a recommended combination of them, is considered a fully vaccinated person Read More...
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Odisha Odisha The best kept ‘wilderness’ side
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 February, 2022
From diversity in terms of the landscape to the sheer variety of animal species make Odisha’s parks unique. From the mangrove and rare marine ecosystem of Bhitarkanika to the Chilika lagoon which is home to migratory birds to the Mahanadi Gorge of Satkosia to the mountain Read More...
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UAE UAE drops face masks outdoors, quarantine for Covid contact cases
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 February, 2022
The United Arab Emirates, the Middle East tourism and commercial hub, over the weekend ended a requirement to wear face masks outdoors and obligatory quarantine for Covid-19 contact cases. Fully-vaccinated passengers arriving in the country will no longer require PCR Read More...
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Goa Goa hotels nearly full after tourist influx
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 February, 2022
COLVA/PANAJI: A large number of domestic tourists have arrived in Goa to be part of the colorful festivities, which formally commenced with a float parade flagged off by King Momo in Panaji on Saturday. Carnival celebrations are being held after a gap of two years Read More...
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Sharjah Sharjah gets largest safari park outside Africa at Bardi Reserve
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 February, 2022
The Sharjah ruler, Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi has thrown open the largest Safari park outside Africa at Bardi Reserve in Al Dhaid recently. Extending over an area of 8 square kilometers, the Sharjah Safari has been completed at an investment of Dh 1 billion over five years Read More...
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Brazil Brazil tourism sector tries to rise from pandemic ashes
  • www.wionews.com
  • 27 February, 2022
With the glittering parades, towering floats and sultry samba postponed by the omicron variant, Brazil will have a carnival week without much carnival this year -- bad news for a tourism industry already battered by the pandemic Read More...
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Iceland Iceland removes all COVID-19 related travel restrictions
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 February, 2022
In a bid to boost travel in the country, Iceland has lifted all of its COVID-19 restrictions, including all border-related restrictions. With this, Iceland has become the latest country to remove all pandemic-era rules and regulations. As per the Ministry of Health and Ministry for Foreign Affairs Read More...
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Thailand Thailand TEST & GO rules from 1 March 2022
  • www.tatnews.org
  • 27 February, 2022
Travellers can arrive in Thailand by air, land, and water with the required prepaid accommodation reduced to 1 night and the COVID-19 tests revised to 1 RT-PCR and 1 self-ATK. The health insurance coverage has also been reduced to no less than US$20,000 Read More...
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US US eases Covid indoor mask guidelines for most of country
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 February, 2022
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday dramatically eased its Covid-19 guidelines for masks, including in schools, a move that means 72per cent of the population reside in communities where indoor face coverings are no longer recommended. The new masking guidelines shift from a focus on the rate of Covid-19 transmission to monitoring Read More...
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India Visa, immigration modernisation scheme extended till 2026
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 February, 2022
With an aim to modernise and upgrade immigration and visa services, the Ministry of Home Affairs () approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme till March 31, 2026, with a financial outlay of INR 1,364.88 crore Read More...
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Bulgaria Bulgaria is easing its travel restrictions
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 February, 2022
Bulgaria has decided to ease its COVID-19 restrictions and lift the green certificate in order to gain entry into restaurants, shopping malls and other public venues. Bulgarian Prime Minister, Kiril Petkov said the relaxation will start from March 20 as coronavirus infections ease Read More...
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Slovakia Slovakia eases Covid curbs on slowing case rate
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 February, 2022
Slovakia will allow all restaurants, shops, hotels and spas to serve unvaccinated people from Saturday, the government said, citing a lower Covid-19 case rate. Only those fully vaccinated against Covid and recovered from the disease have been given access to most shops and services, as well as mass events held in the EU member state of 5.4 million people Read More...
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Taiwan Taiwan to reopen to business travellers in March
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 February, 2022
Taiwan announced plans on Thursday to reopen to business travellers and shorten quarantine for all arrivals, slightly loosening restrictions in one of the few places alongside China still pursuing a zero-Covid strategy. The island was hailed for keeping Covid-19 at bay for the first year of the pandemic, but an outbreak detected last April forced Taipei Read More...
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Lebanon Lebanon eases Covid measures for travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 February, 2022
Lebanese authorities have announced that inbound travellers would be exempted from PCR tests if they have received their last Covid-19 vaccine shots within six months. Considering the recent decrease in the daily Covid-19 cases in the country, Health Minister Firas Abiad Read More...
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Qatar Qatar removes hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated and recovered residents
  • m.thepeninsulaqatar.com
  • 24 February, 2022
Doha: The Ministry of Public Health announced a new update on the Covid-19 travel and return policy to Qatar, which will come into force on Monday, February 28, at 7 pm Qatar time. This update comes in conjunction with the noticeable decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, and the success of vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 in Qatar Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam reopens int'l air routes
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 February, 2022
As part of efforts to resume socio-economic activities, Vietnam has reopened air routes to 20 countries and regions, compared to 28 in the 2019 winter flight schedule before the Covid-19 pandemic, a transport official said. The resumed routes included those to Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States Read More...
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WTTC WTTC Welcomes EU Decision to Ease Travel restrictions before Easter
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 24 February, 2022
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has applauded the new Recommendation of the EU to ease travel restrictions for arrivals from third countries before Easter. In a press release issued on February 22, President and CEO of WTTC, Julia Simpson, stated that it is time to rebuild Travel and Tourism to connect Europe to the world Read More...
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Japan Japan Reopens to More Vaccinated Tourists
  • skift.com
  • 24 February, 2022
Japan is clearly taking steps to prepare for a reopening to foreign tourists — not just the gradual border easing that will take place next month. But the country's refusal to include vaccines developed by Chinese makers is a sign Japan isn't expecting visitors from China anytime soon Read More...
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Morocco Morocco resumes tourist visa operations for Indians
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 23 February, 2022
Good news for Indian nationals wanting to visit Morocco! The north African nation has resumed tourist and visitor visa operations in India and has started accepting visa applications for all categories. The Embassy of the Royal Kingdom of Morocco made the announcement. Apparently, the Moroccan border reopened for commercial flights on February 7, 2022 Read More...
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France France’s Travel & Tourism sector could see employment surpass pre-pandemic
  • wttc.org
  • 23 February, 2022
London, UK: New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed France’s Travel & Tourism sector could gain more than 60,000 jobs this year compared to 2019, reaching 2.8 million and surpassing pre-pandemic levels by 2.3%. In 2019, before the pandemic struck, France’s Travel & Tourism sector contributed almost €211 billion to its economy (8.5% of the country’s economy) Read More...
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Portugal Portugal allows Non-Essential Travel From Canada
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 23 February, 2022
Travellers from Canada can now enter Portugal for travel purposes as the latter has removed the non-essential travel ban. The news was announced by the Embassy of Canada to Portugal, which said that Portugal had lifted its previous restrictions that were applied against arrivals from Canada, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Israel Israel reopen for tourism from March 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 February, 2022
Removing all barriers and restrictions for tourists, Israel has announced reopening for tourism allowing all tourists irrespective of their vaccination status to the without the need to quarantine on arrival. Under new travel guidelines effective from March 1, the only requirement is a negative RT-PCR test before departure and subsequently another test on arrival in Israel Read More...
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Dubai Dubai 'Most beautiful building on Earth' opens
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 February, 2022
Dubai opened its Museum of the Future on Tuesday, a spectacular structure it is touting as the world's most beautiful building. The museum, a seven-storey hollow silver ellipse decorated with Arabic calligraphy of quotes from Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Read More...
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Khajuraho Khajuraho all set to host 48th annual dance festival
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 February, 2022
The grand stage in the Khajuraho Temple site has been lit up for the 48th Khajuraho Dance Festival. The week-long festival is seeing eminent artists from across the country performing in the backdrop of the Khajuraho temples which is a prized UNESCO world heritage monument of the country Read More...
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Finland Finland Expects Significant Increase in Number of US Tourists
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 21 February, 2022
Finland is expected to welcome a record number of visitors from the United States during this summer, which would help the Nordic country’s tourism industry further recover from the damages caused by the Coronavirus Read More...
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Singapore STB joins PATA as government member
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 February, 2022
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), an advocacy body comprising private industry in the travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors and the public sector entities including government agencies from the Asia Pacific region, which works for responsible travel and tourism development in the region Read More...
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Sabah Sabah tourism goes virtual to revitalise industry
  • www.nst.com.my
  • 20 February, 2022
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has gone virtual to revitalise the struggling tourism industry while waiting for international borders to reopen. To ensure local tourist guides maintain their resilience amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sabah Tourism Board (STB) is working with the Sabah Tourist Guides Read More...
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Australia Australia Reopens to International Travelers
  • www.cbsnews.com
  • 20 February, 2022
International tourists and business travelers began arriving in Australia with few restrictions on Monday for the first time in almost two years after the government lifted some of the most draconian pandemic measures of any democracy in the world Read More...
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Greece Greece expects Surging Number of Australian Travellers
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 20 February, 2022
A flow of Australian tourists is expected this year in Greece, following the announcement of the Australian government to abolish COVID-19 restrictions, after almost two years of ban. The Greek Tourism Minister, Vassilis Kikilias, shared the news during a meeting with Read More...
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India Swadesh Darshan Scheme's Eco Theme gets six projects
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 19 February, 2022
Eco Circuit is going to be on the fifteen thematic circuits for development in the country, under the Swadesh Darshan scheme. The Ministry of Tourism has identified this theme in order to promote eco-tourism in the country. A total of six projects have been sanctioned for this theme Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand expands Pacific quarantine-free travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 February, 2022
One-way quarantine-free travel to New Zealand will be extended to include Nauru, Tuvalu and American Samoa, a senior official said on Friday. From 11.59 pm on February 27, eligible travellers from Nauru, Tuvalu and American Samoa will be able to enter New Zealand without entering managed isolation and quarantine facilities or self-isolation on arrival Read More...
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J&K J&K Snow carnival organised to boost tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 February, 2022
A three-day snow carnival began in Bhaderwah in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and drew a large number of visitors. The carnival, a brainchild of the Army, is being organised to boost tourism in the region, severely hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It showcases the beauty of snow-filled Read More...
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Kerala Kerala's first Caravan Park to come up in Vagamon
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 February, 2022
Kerala's first Caravan park is all set to come up in Vagamon, a scenic hill station located in Idukki district. The park, as part of the state government's new Caravan Tourism policy, would be thrown open to travellers on February 25, state Tourism Minister PA Mohammad Riyas said on Thursday Read More...
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Iceland Iceland get a new Arctic airline in Niceair as tourism rebounds
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 18 February, 2022
Iceland will get a new airline in Niceair, which plans to start flights to mainland Europe amid signs that tourism in the region is bouncing back from the pandemic. The carrier aims to link Akureyri near the Arctic circle with three destinations in the UK, Spain and Denmark from June. Backed by investors including Iceland’s biggest fishing company Samherji Read More...
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Jordan Jordan to lift COVID restrictions on international visitors
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 February, 2022
Jordan on Thursday said it was easing coronavirus-related restrictions on foreign visitors, taking a key step toward reviving its critical tourism industry. Jordan's Tourism Board said that as of March 1, visitors would no longer be required to take a PCR test before entering the country or take another PCR test upon arrival at airports and other entry points Read More...
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Israel Israel launches plan to support tour guides amid pandemic
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 February, 2022
Israel's Tourism Ministry has launched a 25 million shekel (USD 7 million) plan to support the country's tour guides amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The plan is part of a government decision to assist the Israeli tourism industry, which has sustained significant losses inflicted by the pandemic Read More...
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Switzerland Swiss lift most Covid-19 restrictions as infections decline
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 February, 2022
Switzerland has become the latest European country to ease coronavirus restrictions, including ending health checks for incoming travellers from many countries and the need to have Covid-19 passes to enter many public venues. The Federal Council, the seven-member Swiss executive branch, said as masks and Covid-19 vaccination passes Read More...
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Greece Greece kicks off tourist season early to meet 'great demand'
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 February, 2022
Greece's tourism minister, Vassilis Kikilias on Thursday said the visitor season would officially start in March, earlier than previous years, and there were "positive signs" of a bumper summer ahead. After COVID-19 brought global travel to a standstill in 2020, Greek tourism suffered its worst year Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam to fully reopen borders from mid-March
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 February, 2022
Vietnam on Wednesday finalised a plan to fully reopen its borders to foreign tourists from next month, as it looks to accelerate its economic recovery and revive a battered tourism sector. "The approval is in accordance with the government's new responses to the pandemic, which are adapting safely and flexibly and controlling the virus effectively Read More...
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Canada Canada ease travel requirements as Covid cases decline
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 February, 2022
Canada will ease entry for fully vaccinated international travellers starting on Feb. 28 as Covid-19 cases decline, allowing a rapid antigen test for travellers instead of a molecular one, officials said on Tuesday. Antigen tests are cheaper than a molecular test and can provide results within minutes Read More...
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South Africa South Africa Tourism starts 'More & More' consumer outreach campaign in India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 February, 2022
In order to reignite interest in South Africa as a preferred tourist destination in the India market, South African tourism launched its 'More & More' direct consumer campaign. Localised for Indian audiences, the campaign aims to highlight the variety and diversity of experiences Read More...
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Madhya Pradesh MP Tourism to offer sky diving facility for tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 February, 2022
In a first, the Madhya Pradesh tourism department has decided to introduce a sky diving facility in the state to promote tourism and adventure in collaboration with private partners, a senior official said on Wednesday. "To experience the thrill of flying like birds in the sky, the golden opportunity of sky diving will now be available at Bhopal and Ujjain Read More...
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Netherlands Netherlands Remove Quarantine Requirement on February 25
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 16 February, 2022
The Dutch government has decided to lift the quarantine requirement that currently applies to arrivals from very high-risk countries. “From February 25, 2022, people travelling from very high-risk areas are no longer required by law to self-quarantine on arrival,” the statement of the government reads Read More...
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Singapore Singapore adds Qatar to quarantine-free travel programme
  • thepeninsulaqatar.com
  • 16 February, 2022
Singapore: Singapore will expand its quarantine-free travel programme to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this month, its health ministry said on Wednesday, and will progressively add more destinations under the scheme Read More...
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UK UK travel and tourism sector to hit £192bn in 2022 - WTTC
  • www.hotelowner.co.uk
  • 15 February, 2022
It forecasts that the global travel and tourism sector’s contribution to the global economy could reach £6.3tn this year, just 6.4% behind Read More...
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Kashmir KASHMIR: Army Plans a 3 Day Snow Sports Festival from 18th Feb
  • www.india.com
  • 15 February, 2022
A three-day snow sports festival is organised at the Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir from February 18. This is done by the administration to revive the tourism industry which took a hit due to the covid-19 pandemic. It is organised by Army’s Rashtirya Rifles unit that is based Read More...
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Philippines Philippines is now open to fully vaccinated international travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 14 February, 2022
Good news for beach lovers! The Philippines has finally reopened its borders to fully vaccinated overseas travellers. By doing this, it has also become the latest Southeast Asian nation to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions. The gorgeous island country started welcoming international travellers from the United States on 10 February, 2022 for the first time in almost two years Read More...
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Bermuda Bermuda drops testing and quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 14 February, 2022
Bermuda will be easing some of its Coronavirus-related protocols starting next month, to streamline the process of travel for tourists. As per the reports, starting March 7, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival, and quarantine until the results are in Read More...
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Sikkim Sikkim lifts Covid-19 induced restrictions as cases decline
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 February, 2022
The Sikkim government announced that from Friday onwards, the restrictions will be lifted in the state after a "significant decline in the Covid-19 case. "The Sikkim government issued an order on Thursday that reads, "the decision to lift the restriction was taken after Read More...
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Chandigarh Chandigarh launches unified ticketing app for tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 February, 2022
In a bid to provide tourists quick and easy access to key tourist destinations like Sukhna Lake, ticketing of Rock Garden, Bird Park, Hop on Hop off bus and museums, Chandigarh administration launched and app for unified ticketing system for various tourist spots Read More...
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Sharjah Sharjah announces Sharjah Light Festival 2022
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 February, 2022
Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the 11th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, which will take place from February 9-20 across nine sites in the emirate. With its tagline, Echoes of the Future, the festival will feature light and music shows designed to shine a light on Sharjah’s main landmarks and prominent architectural features Read More...
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Norway Norway to end most pandemic curbs
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 February, 2022
Norway will scrap nearly all its remaining Covid-19 lockdown measures as high levels of Coronavirus infections are unlikely to jeopardise health services, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said on Saturday. The Nordic country, which removed most curbs on February 1, will still keep some restrictions for the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard Read More...
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France France softens Covid-19 border sanitary control rules
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 February, 2022
The French government announced measures on Friday to relax sanitary control on the country's borders, effecting from February 12, amid a general loosening of Covid-19 measures. "The government decided to ease the system of border sanitary control for vaccinated travellers in particular," the government said in a written statement Read More...
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Kerala Kerala and Abu Dhabi to sign MoU for tourism cooperation
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 February, 2022
Kerala and Abu Dhabi have agreed to work together for the development of tourism, giving a big boost to the state’s initiatives to revive the travel and hospitality sector from the pandemic-induced downturn. The understanding was reached during the discussions between PA Mohamed Riyas Read More...
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Israel Israel becomes 1st country allowing drones flight in civilian airspace
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 February, 2022
Israel's Ministry of Transport and Road Safety has announced the country's first certification for unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) to operate in civilian airspace. The certification was issued on Wednesday by the Israeli Civil Authority (CAA) to the Hermes Starliner unmanned system, which was developed and manufactured by Elbit Systems, an Israeli defense electronics company Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii drops its booster shot mandate for fully vaccinated tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 February, 2022
In a recent travel update, Hawaii has removed its requirement of vaccinated travellers to have a booster shot to visit as a part of its Safe Travels program. The announcement was made by the state's governor Ige on Tuesday. The official statement released by Ige stated, "In making this decision, we considered declining COVID-19 case counts Read More...
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Spain Spain welcomes teenage tourists from outside EU from February 14
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 11 February, 2022
From February 14, foreign visitors aged 12-17 from non-EU countries who don’t have a valid vaccination certificate can enter Spain if they can show a negative PCR or similar Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before arrival, the industry, trade and tourism ministry said in a statement Read More...
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UK UK lifts all testing requirements for vaccinated travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 February, 2022
Vaccinated travellers can enter Britain without taking any Coronavirus tests starting Friday, after the government scrapped one of the final restrictions imposed over the past two years in response to Covid-19. British residents and visitors who have had at least two doses of an approved Coronavirus vaccine now only need to fill out a passenger Read More...
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Egyptian Egyptian tourism aspires for prominence in 2022
  • dailynewsegypt.com
  • 11 February, 2022
After a very harsh 2020 that was full of disasters and gloom due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 was a satisfactory year for Egypt’s tourism in comparison with the rest of the global tourism industry Read More...
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Sri Lanka Indian tourists can now avail visa on arrival in Sri Lanka
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 February, 2022
In a major development, Sri Lanka has announced to resume visa on arrival facility for international tourists entering the country. The on-arrival Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) facility is now available for tourists from India along with other countries. However, the facility will not be available for passports holders of countries such as Afghanistan Read More...
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Greece Greece to Officially Open Tourist Season on March 1
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 10 February, 2022
Starting from next month, Greece will officially open its doors to international tourists, as the Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, has said that the Hellenic Republic’s tourist season will start on March 1. Despite the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and its new strains Read More...
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Bahrain Bahrain announces long-term visa to 'boost economy'
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 February, 2022
Bahrain announced Monday the creation of long-term visas for foreigners in an effort to "boost the economy", following in the footsteps of some of its Gulf neighbours. With just over half of its 1.7 million population made up of foreigners, Bahrain is seen as a hub for professional expatriates Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam's domestic tourists hit 6.1 mn during Lunar New Year holiday
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 February, 2022
Tourist hotspots across Vietnam received some 6.1 million domestic visitors during the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday, the country's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has said. The Lunar New Year holiday ended on Sunday. During the biggest holiday of the year, domestic travellers surpassed the number posted in December 2021 at 5.2 million Read More...
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Philippines Philippines welcomes back foreign travelers after 2 years
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 February, 2022
The Philippines lifted a nearly 2-year ban on foreign travellers on Thursday in a lifesaving boost for its tourism and related industries as an omicron-fuelled surge eases. Foreign travellers from 157 countries with visa-free arrangements with the Philippines who have been fully vaccinated Read More...
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Jammu & Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir launched Integrated tourism portal
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 February, 2022
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, on Tuesday, launched the integrated web portal of the Tourism department which shall provide a one stop solution for tourists and visitors. The web portal will provide all the information related to tourism in Jammu and Kashmir including its allied agencies like Tourism Development Authorities Read More...
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Maldives Maldives launches visa free entry for Indian businesspersons
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 February, 2022
Maldives has initiated the process of granting Indian Nationals visa free entry for business purposes, for a period not exceeding the visa free period of 90 days beginning February 1. This is m stipulated in the Agreement on the Facilitation of Visa Arrangements between the Government of Maldives and the Government of India signed in December 2018 Read More...
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India As travel resumes, read the emerging travel sentiments for 2022
  • www.mid-day.com
  • 08 February, 2022
The Indian travel and tourism industry has shown a positive sign of recovery from the effects of the second wave, and more people are looking at 2022 as the year of travel and experience. Based on a strong vaccination drive, travellers who could not travel to their preferred destinations last year are now looking to revive that travel sentiment Read More...
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Morocco Morocco reopens airspace after 2-month virus shutdown
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 February, 2022
Morocco reopened its airspace on Monday in a bid to breathe life into its crisis-hit tourism sector, two months after it cancelled commercial flights over Coronavirus fears. The North African kingdom's latest move was welcomed by businesses who have suffered two lost years due to the pandemic, as well as by Moroccans stranded abroad Read More...
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South Andaman South Andaman open for tourism activities with immediate effect
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 February, 2022
In the latest notification, the Andaman & Nicobar Administration has announced that all tourist spots in the South Andaman district are permitted to open for tourism activities with immediate effect and must follow strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour. Earlier, the authorities had announced to reopen museums, Sound & Light show at Cellular Jail, and NSCB island for tourists Read More...
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South Korea South Korea gets ready for air taxis with US-based startup
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 February, 2022
South Korea's top wireless carrier SK Telecom said on Monday it has partnered with US-based Joby Aviation in developing flying cars in a move to expand its foothold in urban air mobility (UAM) services. SK Telecom said that the two companies signed an agreement to form a regular consultative team to boost cooperation in introducing air taxis Read More...
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J&K J&K Igloo cafe in Gulmarg becomes new tourist attraction
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 February, 2022
An igloo cafe opened in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg has become a new tourist attraction in the union territory. The cafe named 'Snowglu' has been set up at the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir and is 37.5 feet tall and 44.5 feet in diameter Read More...
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Qatar Qatar World Cup to give Gulf tourism lift as neighbours tap into demand
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 07 February, 2022
Gulf nations are preparing for a boom in tourism as huge numbers of football fans plan trips to watch the Qatar World Cup in November. Qatar’s hosting of the world’s largest sporting event will lead to one of the busiest winter tourism seasons yet Read More...
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China China: Cultural tourism favored among spring Festival celebrations
  • english.news.cn
  • 07 February, 2022
BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- "The performances in our new theater are often sold out, and even tickets for standing-room have to be added, which was unimaginable in the past," said Hong Shijian, head of the Quanzhou puppet theater in east China's Fujian Province Read More...
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Brunei Brunei launches tourism products to attract visitors amid pandemic
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 February, 2022
The Brunei government has launched a new tourism package to attract domestic and foreign tourists despite a recent surge in daily Covid-19 cases in the Southeast Asian country. According to Brunei's Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism, the tourism products are designed specifically for Brunei-Muara district, where the national capital Bandar Seri Begawan Read More...
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Greece Greece drop testing for European vaccine holders
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 February, 2022
Greece will no longer require travellers with European vaccine passports to undergo Covid-19 tests before entering the country, from next week, the health minister said Friday. "As of Monday, those with active European (vaccination) certificates will enter without obligatory testing," Health Minister Thanos Plevris said in a televised statement Read More...
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Portugal Portugal eases Covid travel curbs for jabbed EU arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 February, 2022
Portugal on Sunday announced an easing of its travel restrictions for holders of European Covid-19 certificates by scrapping a requirement to test negative before entering the country. Travellers with an EU digital health pass or other recognised vaccine passes will be exempt from having to prove a recent negative test result from Monday Read More...
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Australia Australia reopen its borders to international travellers from Feb 21
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 February, 2022
Providing a great source of relief to the tourism stakeholders of Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced that Australia will be reopening its borders to international tourists from March 21. Almost two years after deciding to close Australian borders to international tourists, Australia will now be reopening its borders to international guests Read More...
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Singapore Singapore Tourism launches Safe Itinerary Guide and “Experience Singapore!
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 February, 2022
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and five tourism industry associations in Singapore have announced the launch of the Safe Itinerary Guide and “Experience Singapore!” Compendium, which provides safe travel guidelines and itineraries for the tourism sector as Singapore prepares to welcome more Read More...
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Turkey Turkey will now be known as ‘Turkiye’
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 06 February, 2022
Turkey will now be known as ‘Turkiye’. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently released a statement and announced tweaking the country’s internationally recognised name to Turkiye. Reportedly,the Turkish President announced the name change in early December. This decision will mainly impact how public and foreign nations address the country Read More...
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Bali Bali reopens to foreign travellers from all countries
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 February, 2022
Direct international flights to Bali have resumed for the first time in two years as Indonesia opens the resort island to foreign travellers from all countries, but mandatory quarantine remains in place for all visitors. Officials had said in October that Bali would welcome foreign Read More...
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Turkey Can tourism ease the inflation pressure in Turkey?
  • www.bbc.com
  • 05 February, 2022
But the struggle is particularly acute in Turkey where people are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. They are making tough decisions about what they can afford and how they budget. A mix of soaring inflation and a currency that's lost nearly half its value has created Read More...
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India India files dossiers of Hoysala temples for UNESCO World Heritage status
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 04 February, 2022
India's famed Hoysala Temples in Belur, Halebid, and Somanathapura could soon be included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. According to latest reports, India has filed for the nomination of the temples for the year 2022-2023 Read More...
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Caribbean Caribbean archipelago is a prime spot to visit next
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 04 February, 2022
Perhaps no travel destination in the world has had a rougher go of things these past few years than Puerto Rico. In addition to the pandemic, the Caribbean archipelago has faced an eye-popping string of disasters in the past half-decade. They include the Zika epidemic in 2016, Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and then a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in early 2020 Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand reopen its border in stages
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 04 February, 2022
New Zealand is set to reopen its border to visitors in stages, after largely remaining closed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be the first time that the country will be opening after it closed in 2020 in response to COVID pandemic. As per the reports Read More...
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Morocco Morocco Open its Doors for International Travelers
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 04 February, 2022
Morocco is reopening its borders and lifting the ban on international flights from February 7. Flights in and out of the country will remain limited and face masks will continue to remain mandatory in public places Read More...
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Boracay Boracay scraps COVID test for vaxxed tourists
  • newsinfo.inquirer.net
  • 04 February, 2022
ILOILO CITY—Foreign and domestic tourists, who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, are now allowed to visit Boracay Island without the need of a negative swab test result. In an executive order that took effect on Feb. 1, Aklan Gov. Florencio Miraflores lifted the requirement for the negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) Read More...
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Maharashtra Maharashtra’s monuments have reopened for visitors
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 03 February, 2022
Maharashtra’s monuments have now reopened after remaining shut for three weeks due to the surge in COVID 19 cases. The famed Ajanta and Ellora, among other sites, are once again open for visitors. Tickets for these sites can now be purchased online, but visitors must Read More...
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Iceland Iceland Expects Tourists to Spend 700 Billion in the Country
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 03 February, 2022
Authorities in Iceland are attempting to rebuild the tourism industry, increase jobs in culture and creative industries and improve the country’s competitiveness. In addition, Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Trade, has stressed that the goal for tourists Read More...
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West Bengal West Bengal relaxes Covid restrictions, resumes daily flight
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 February, 2022
In an order issued on Monday evening, West Bengal has announced to withdraw restrictions placed on the places of tourist interest in the state along with the resumption of daily domestic flights from Mumbai and Delhi with effect from February 1, 2022 Read More...
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India IRCTC resume catering services on Rajdhani Express
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 January, 2022
In a significant policy decision, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to resume catering services on the Rajendra Nagar Terminal-New Delhi Tejas Rajdhani Express (12309/12310) beginning February 1 from Patna and February 2 from Delhi. Since March 22, 2020, the IRCTC has suspended catering services on the Rajdhani Express Read More...
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India India ranked among top 10 in cross-country travel index
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 30 January, 2022
NEW DELHI: India has been ranked among the top 10 countries for cross-country travel in an index of 118 countries by vacation homes aggregator Holidu. The index was compiled by taking into account a variety of factors deemed important for anyone planning a road trip Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam: international arrivals up 11.2% in January
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 January, 2022
Vietnam welcomed over 19,700 international arrivals in January 2022, up 11.2 per cent year on year, mainly due to the pilot tourism programmes and resumption of regular flights, the country's General Statistics Office said on Saturday. In the period, foreign visitors entering the country by air accounted for 88 per cent of the total Read More...
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Austria Austria begin easing coronavirus restrictions on February 5
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 January, 2022
Austria will begin easing Covid-19 related restrictions next week, Chancellor Karl Nehammer Karl Nehammer told a news conference on Saturday, as the Omicron variant leads to reduced hospitalisations despite high infection numbers. From February 5, Austria will extend the opening hours of restaurants and shops until midnight Read More...
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Romania Romania Launches Digital Nomad Visa
  • schengenvisainfo.com
  • 30 January, 2022
Romania’s government has started implementing the digital nomad visa, which permits internationals to live in Romania while working for companies outside the country. The new visa is expected to attract a large number of internationals and help the country’s economic sector recover from the damages provoked by the Coronavirus and its new strains, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Canada Canada relaxes COVID testing rules to ease travel from India
  • economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 January, 2022
A move that can certainly be seen through the twin lens of easing travel norms and waning effect of the omicron variant of coronavirus, Canada has relaxed the COVID-19 testing norms for those travelling from India Read More...
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Morocco Morocco end flight ban on February 7
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 January, 2022
Morocco said on Thursday that it would end a ban on flights to the kingdom, in place since November 29 in an effort to limit the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. A government statement published by the country's official MAP news agency said that the ban would end on February 7 Read More...
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J&K J&K starts special city tours to revive heritage tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 January, 2022
The Jammu and Kashmir government has started special city tours to revive heritage tourism and attract cultural and heritage lovers from across the world towards Kashmir. To promote culture, heritage and overall tourism, the department of tourism has invited twenty-two tour operators from Maharashtra, Pune. The tour operators will make the tourists visit Read More...
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Singapore Singapore resumes booking of new tickets on VTL flights to and from India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 January, 2022
Singapore has resumed booking of new tickets on select-bilateral flights to India under the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) agreement after the South Asian nation had decided to temporarily suspend booking of designated VTL flights till January 20. One month ago, Singapore Airlines Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia launches campaign to revive pandemic-hit tourism industry
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 January, 2022
A campaign named "Cambodia: Safe and Green Tourism Destination" was launched here on Thursday, aiming at reviving the Covid-19 hit tourism industry, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said. Speaking at the launch event held via video conference, Khon said for the past two years, many tourism businesses were shut down and tens of thousands of employees lost their jobs, Xinhua news agency reported Read More...
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Philippines Philippines lifts ban on foreign tourists to revive tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 January, 2022
The Philippines will grant entry to visitors vaccinated against Covid-19 from Feb. 10, its government said on Friday, in an effort to boost a tourism sector decimated by the pandemic. The archipelago nation of more than 7,000 islands had planned to reopen in December Read More...
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India 7 Countries fully vaccinated Indians can travel
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 January, 2022
As COVID-19 infections continue to rise across the globe, many countries have imposed travel restrictions and health protocols to prevent its further spread. Amidst all this, some countries have started to ease travel restrictions for international visitors to boost their economy and tourism sector Read More...
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Italy Italy eases travel from the EU as of February
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 January, 2022
Italy will ease Covid-19 restrictions for all visitors from European Union countries starting from February 1, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Minister of Health Roberto Speranza has signed an order stating that travellers from EU countries will only need a "green pass," it said in statement Read More...
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UAE UAE lift entry, transit ban on passengers from 12 African countries
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 January, 2022
The United Arab Emirates will lift an entry and transit ban on on Saturday on travellers who had recently visited South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and eight other African countries. The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong shortens on-arrival quarantine to two weeks
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 January, 2022
Hong Kong on Thursday shortened the mandatory quarantine for international travellers from three weeks to two, even as the city struggles to contain virus outbreaks involving Omicron and Delta variants. Like mainland China, Hong Kong is one of the few places left in the world still pursuing a "zero-Covid" strategy that has largely kept the virus Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi releases comprehensive travel guidelines
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 January, 2022
Sharing a detailed information on the entry of international travellers in the emirate, the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) - Abu Dhabi has released comprehensive Covid-19 travel guidelines to inbound visitors entering Abu Dhabi. According to the information shared by the department Read More...
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US US road travel topped pre-pandemic levels in November
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 January, 2022
US motorists driving in November topped pre-pandemic levels and rose 12.3 per cent over the same month in 2020 as more Americans returned to offices and leisure trips, a government agency said. The Federal Highway Administration said on Monday motorists drove 267.5 billion miles (430.5 billion kilometers) in November, up 29.2 billion miles over November 2020 Read More...
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India What is fueling the demand for Holiday homes in India?
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 January, 2022
Just when the globe thought they'd had enough of Covid-19 and were looking forward to happier times, Omicron appeared and confirmed that the pandemic was far from over. This new type, which has been dubbed "extremely transmissible," has caused mayhem across countries and disrupted businesses. This new version has had a significant impact on the travel and hotel industries Read More...
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French French 'vaccine pass' in force for leisure and travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 January, 2022
New rules came into force in France on Monday requiring people to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter bars, restaurants, trains and planes, after a fierce fight over details of the law in parliament. A negative coronavirus test will no longer be enough to access leisure activities Read More...
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UK UK scrap COVID tests for fully vaccinated travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 January, 2022
Fully vaccinated travellers entering England will soon be exempt from any COVID test requirements, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed on Monday. Speaking to reporters during a visit to a hospital in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Johnson said the daily Omicron Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia reopens islands to Singaporean tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 January, 2022
Indonesia opened up two islands close to Singapore to visitors from the city-state on Monday, officials said, as part of calibrated moves to reboot its tourism sector while controlling the spread of Covid-19. Singaporeans can visit Batam and Bintan islands approximately 15 km (9.32 miles) and 30 km away respectively provided they are vaccinated against Covid-19 Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland: Fully vaccinated travellers not required to present Covid-19 test
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 January, 2022
In a news worth cheering for outbound travellers heading to Switzerland, the Swiss authorities have announced that fully vaccinated travellers are not required to present a Covid-19 test report as a mandatory requirement to enter the nation Read More...
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German German tourism office launches podcast series
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 24 January, 2022
The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) is targeting higher engagement with high-level international travel and tourism industry professionals via the launch of ‘On the MIC with Petra Hedorfer’ – a new monthly podcast series exploring a wide variety of industry topics Read More...
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US Luxury tourism recovery quicker than budget tourism in US
  • www.globaldata.com
  • 24 January, 2022
The pandemic has transformed many travelers into high-net-worth individuals and made the super-wealthy even wealthier, according to GlobalData. The leading data and analytics company notes that 29% of respondents in one of its live polls state that their budgets Read More...
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Ireland Ireland to scrap most Covid restrictions
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 January, 2022
Ireland will scrap most of its Covid-19 restrictions starting from Saturday following a drop in the number of new cases, the government announced. Starting from 6 am on Saturday, there will be no social distancing requirements in public venues, no restrictions on the number of people attending indoor and outdoor events Read More...
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Ireland Ireland scrap most Covid restrictions
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 January, 2022
Ireland will scrap most of its Covid-19 restrictions starting from Saturday following a drop in the number of new cases, the government announced. Starting from 6 am on Saturday, there will be no social distancing requirements in public venues, no restrictions on the number of people attending indoor Read More...
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Dubai Dubai Parks and Resorts announces opening of LEGO themed hotel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 January, 2022
Dubai Parks and Resorts, owned by the Dubai Holding Entertainment, has announced the opening of MOTIONGATE Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park on January 21, which will become home to the world’s first rollercoaster inspired by Lionsgate Read More...
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Spain Spain Expects Tourism Sector to Recover in Spring
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 22 January, 2022
Authorities in Spain expect tourism to increase during spring after suffering a decline due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. In addition, according to a senior government official, they expect the number of international visitors this year to be more than two-thirds Read More...
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Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh : app to promote local handicrafts through tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 January, 2022
In view of providing a hassle-free experience for tourists and simultaneously boosting sale of local handicrafts, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday launched 'Apna Kangra' app and hampers handcrafted by self help groups at Dharamsala Read More...
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WTTC WTTC Foresees Strong Recovery of European Travel & Tourism in 2022
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 21 January, 2022
A productive summer season is expected to occur, as bookings for intra-European travel have increased by more than 250 per cent, and summer bookings have surpassed the 2021 levels by 80 per cent so far, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed Read More...
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Thailand Thailand expands Sandbox destinations to six provinces
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 January, 2022
Reopening the Pattaya and Ko Chang Sandbox, Thailand has announced the reintroduction of the Sandbox Extension programme effective from February 1, 2022, from 9:00 hours (Thailand time). In a statement, the Kingdom’s Centre for Covid19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Read More...
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Kenyan tourism Kenyan tourism begins recovery from pandemic slump as locals fuel travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 January, 2022
Kenya's tourism industry has started to pull out of its deep Covid-19-induced slump as local travellers take advantage of lower prices, the government said on Wednesday, but foreign visitor numbers are still well below pre-pandemic levels Read More...
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Sweden Sweden scraps demand for negative Covid test to enter country
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 January, 2022
Travellers to Sweden will no longer be required to show a negative Covid test before entering the country, the government said on Tuesday. Sweden introduced rules for a recent negative Covid test on December 28 last year in a bid to slow the spread of the more contagious Read More...
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Qatar Qatar World Cup ticket sales to open
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 January, 2022
Fans can start registering to buy Qatar World Cup tickets on Wednesday with prices for visitors starting at around USD 70, one-third cheaper than the tournament in Russia, The Associated Press has learned Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi makes booster dose mandatory for entry
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 January, 2022
Following the rapid surge in new cases of Covid-19 and spread of Omicron variant, the Abu Dhabi city authorities have announced that showing proof of booster dose vaccination of an approved Covid-19 vaccine is mandatory to enter its borders Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia lifts ban on foreign arrival for tourism boost
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 18 January, 2022
Indonesia lifted a ban on all foreign arrivals and kept the required isolation period at 7 days in a bid to keep the economy going, even as local Covid-19 infections continued to climb. Authorities last week removed all 14 heavily-infected nations from its travel ban list, allowing travellers Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii may soon require travelers to have a Covid booster
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 18 January, 2022
Hawaii may soon require travelers arriving from other US states and territories to have a Covid booster shot if they want to travel to the islands without quarantine or testing requirements. Gov. David Ige said on a recent livestream show with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper Read More...
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Maharashtra Maharashtra: Central Railway's vistadome coaches see impressive response
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 17 January, 2022
MUMBAI: With an occupancy rate of 100%, the vistadome coaches of the Central Railway (CR) have become popular among passengers tr avelling to Goa and Pune from Mumbai. MUMBAI: With an occupancy rate of 100%, the vistadome coaches of the Central Railway (CR) have become popular among passengers travelling to Goa and Pune from Mumbai Read More...
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Kerala Kerala Tourism launches major initiative to showcase Mystical Malabar
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 January, 2022
In order to bring the so far unexplored region of Kerala, Malabar, into the tourism map of the world, Kerala Tourism has launched a major marketing initiative. Titled FAM 2 Malabar500, the initiative will host 500 travel agents and tour operators from India and abroad to see for themselves Read More...
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Mumbai Mumbai revises travel guidelines for travellers coming from UAE
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 17 January, 2022
As per the latest development, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that international travellers arriving in Mumbai from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including Dubai, will now be exempted from 7-day home quarantine Read More...
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Dubai Dubai parks and resorts set to launch new rides
  • www.ausleisure.com.au
  • 17 January, 2022
Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced the impending launch of two new rides within its Lionsgate Zone at Motiongate Dubai as of 21st January. The additions are the first rollercoaster in the world to be inspired by the hit film franchise John Wick, as well as the world’s fastest Read More...
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Europe COVID travel restrictions for every country in Europe
  • www.euronews.com
  • 17 January, 2022
Most countries have travel restrictions in place in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19. The latest big changes include: France has now reopened to UK tourists. Pre-departure tests are no longer required for the UK. Cyprus now requires pre-departure PCR tests from all travellers Read More...
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Zagreb Zagreb County Celebrates Successful 2021 Visitor Numbers
  • www.total-croatia-news.com
  • 17 January, 2022
January 17, 2022 – Perhaps it's the perfect balance of nature, culture and close proximity to the buzzing, big city? Zagreb County celebrates successful 2021 visitor numbers, despite the ongoing global challenges. After tourism in 2020 was almost totally nixed, 2021 will be remembered Read More...
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India India’s tourism gets a huge push at Expo 2020 Dubai
  • gulfnews.com
  • 16 January, 2022
Dubai: India’s Tourism Fortnight at EXPO2020 Dubai concluded yesterday with the sector highlighting the country’s core strengths across different areas of tourism including medical, luxury, adventure, sustainability and MICE. Inaugurated on January 3 by Rakesh Kumar Verma, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia lifts entry ban for people from 14 nations
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 January, 2022
The Indonesian government has lifted the entry ban on visitors from 14 countries to restore the country's economy and boost the tourism sector, the Covid-19 Task Force said. The task force's spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said the 14 countries are South Africa, Botswana, Norway Read More...
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Qatar How to enjoy a healthy holiday in Qatar
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 January, 2022
Qatar Tourism invites travellers to renew and rejuvenate in the new year with holistic and natural wellness escapes. The perfect place to cleanse the mind, nourish the body, and heal the soul, here’s how Qatar’s abundance of spas, activities, and relaxing excursions combine to create a transformational ‘desert detox’ healthy holiday Read More...
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Italy Italy lifts Covid entry ban on eight Southern African states
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 January, 2022
Italy lifted on Friday an entry ban on people who had visited any of eight Southern African states which it imposed in November as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 began to spread. "Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed a new order lifting the special restrictive measures for South Africa Read More...
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India Indians can now travel visa-free to 60 destinations
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 14 January, 2022
In a significant improvement from the ranking of last year, the Indian passport has strengthened as the country improved its passport ranking in the Henley Passport Index 2022. Climbing from its earlier ranking of 90th, the country’s passport has now reached the 83rd rank Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland’s Tourism Industry Reached 90% of Its Pre-pandemic Levels
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 14 January, 2022
Due to eased travel restrictions and the opening of borders for vaccinated travellers, Switzerland has registered increased overnight stays during the holiday season. "The return of European guests and the high demand from locals filled the accommodations over Christmas Read More...
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Singapore Singapore is leading the way for the recovery of the sustainable Travel Industry
  • gulfbusiness.com
  • 13 January, 2022
Singapore has been at the forefront of building a city-state that is exemplary in terms of its innovation, technology, transport solutions and its ingenuity to develop sustainability options that are designed to be future-proof. Showcasing that singular focus on developing sustainable and ecologically-sound models is its 1,550-square-metre pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Read More...
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Israel Israel Is Finally Open For Travel Again
  • www.godsavethepoints.com
  • 13 January, 2022
Sometimes it’s best to sit on the sidelines and let things play out. We covered Israel’s initial reopening to tourism over the summer, but a series of rapid twists and turns in between then and now were too much to keep up with. After months of open, closed, open kinda, closed kinda, Israel now has official approval to move forward with a broad tourism reopening Read More...
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France France ease UK travel restrictions on Friday
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 January, 2022
France said that it will ease Coronavirus curbs introduced last month on travellers from Britain, enabling vaccinated tourists to visit from Friday providing they have a negative test. The government has decided to end a blanket ban on non-essential travel, announced on December 16 when "the epidemic was spreading at a spectacular Read More...
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Heathrow Airport Heathrow Airport no Covid testing for fully-vaccinated
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 January, 2022
The in London has called for dropping Covid testing for those who are fully-vaccinated, while revealing that "at least" 600,000 passengers cancelled flights during the key holiday month of December, Sky News reported Read More...
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South Africa Kruger National Park recognised among the best in the world
  • www.citizen.co.za
  • 12 January, 2022
South Africa’s Kruger National Park has been recognised among the best in the world alongside America’s Grand Canyon National Park, Joshua Tree National Park and the Göreme National Park in Turkey. According to research by the travel experts at ParkSleepFly, the Kruger National Park is the ninth most popular national park in the world on TikTok Read More...
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Thailand Thailand opens 3 more beach destinations to tourists amid Covid spike
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 11 January, 2022
Thailand added three popular beach destinations to a visa program that allows foreign visitors to bypass a mandatory isolation, throwing a lifeline to its Covid-hit tourism industry seen as key to a nascent economic recovery. Starting Tuesday, vaccinated foreign tourists can enter Krabi, Phang Nga, and Koh Samui in addition to Phuket Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia: No institutional quarantine for Umrah pilgrims who took 2 doses
  • saudigazette.com.sa
  • 01 December, 2021
JEDDAH — The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that institutional quarantine is no more required for foreign Umrah pilgrims who took two doses of Covid-19 vaccines approved in Saudi Arabia. Fully vaccinated pilgrims can now travel directly to the holy city of Makkah and start performing Umrah rites without the need for institutional quarantine Read More...
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Kikilias Kikilias: Positive signs for the new tourism season
  • www.ekathimerini.com
  • 11 January, 2022
“The signs for the new year make us optimistic about the prospects of tourism amidst the unstable climate caused by the Omicron variant,” Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Sunday. Referring to the next moves to support the “locomotive of the Greek economy,” the minister Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka launches luxury train service with India's assistance
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 January, 2022
Sri Lanka has launched a luxury train service connecting the country's Tamil-dominated Jaffna district to the capital city Colombo with the help of a Line of Credit offered by India, in another significant landmark in bilateral ties Read More...
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India Dudhwa tiger reserve opens
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 January, 2022
A new entry gate of Dudhwa tiger reserve was dedicated to people by Dara Singh Chauhan, forest minister of the state, on Thursday in an online event. It is a step towards the promotion and branding of the reserve. The newly constructed entry gate on the Indo-Nepal Read More...
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UAE UAE firm signs MoU to invest $100 million in J&K to strengthen tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 January, 2022
In its ongoing efforts to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has signed an MoU with the UAE's pioneering financial services company, Century Financial that will invest $100 million in the Union Territory Read More...
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Thailand Thailand let go of its quarantine-free visa policy for now
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 09 January, 2022
Thailand has decided to suspend its quarantine-free visa programme for vaccinated visitors, in view of the ongoing Omicron variant outbreak. The country has also taken some other measures in regard to this latest outbreak Read More...
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India India tops Sri Lanka’s tourism charts 2021
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 08 January, 2022
India topped Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals in December and the entire year, according to data published by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). For most part of 2020 beginning April, Sri Lanka shut its borders fearing import of COVID-19 cases into the island nation Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius lifts travel ban on South Africa
  • businesstech.co.za
  • 07 January, 2022
The island nation of Mauritius has lifted its travel ban on South Africa as fears of the Omicron variant and its spread begin to wane. In a statement, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) said the Covid-19 travel ban imposed by Mauritius on South Africa Read More...
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France France loosens UK travel restrictions
  • www.politico.eu
  • 07 January, 2022
France on Thursday expanded the list of compelling reasons to travel to and from the U.K., effective as of January 6, the French consulate in London announced. People are now allowed to travel between France and the U.K. for work-related reasons requiring an on-site presence Read More...
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Croatia Croatia’s registered 257% Increase in Tourist Overnight Stays in December
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 06 January, 2022
The Zagreb Tourist Board has revealed that the capital of Croatia has registered an increase of 257 per cent in tourist overnight stays in December 2021 compared to December 2020. This means that Zagreb accommodated more than 161,100 tourists in the last month Read More...
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Turkey Turkey expects cruise tourism boom in 2022
  • www.hurriyetdailynews.com
  • 06 January, 2022
Representatives of the Turkish cruise sector are expecting a boom in cruise tourism in 2022, with over 1 million tourists, after world renowned companies have re-added Turkish ports to their routes following the opening of Istanbul’s Galataport Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir witnesses highest tourist footfall in seven years
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 05 January, 2022
In what we call a record, Kashmir witnessed the highest tourist footfall of decade. The gorgeous valley recorded a total of 1,27,605 tourists in November in 2021. According to the Jammu and Kashmir government officials, the number is more than all the figures in the month in the past seven years! Read More...
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Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh get 13 more ropeways
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 05 January, 2022
SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh will have 13 ropeway projects for promoting both tourism and hill-specific transport system. The 13 ropeways will cover 111.65 kilometres and cost about Rs 5,644 crore. Tweeting about these proposed projects, Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari Read More...
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Dubai Dubai among most popular vacation destinations for US tourists
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 05 January, 2022
The study, conducted by ParkSleepFly, is based on an analysis of Google search data for flights, vacations and hotels in popular tourist destinations around the world to discover the most popular and fastest-growing vacation hotspots for US tourists Read More...
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China Sanya Set to Become a Global Tourism Hotspot
  • www.prnewswire.com
  • 04 January, 2022
SANYA, China, Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As the globe enters a new year, the Sanya Tourism Promotion Board ("STPB") is ready to transform Sanya into the world's hottest tourist destination in 2022. Building on the momentum gained in 2021, the New Year Read More...
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Iceland Iceland Welcomed Over 700,000 International Tourists
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 04 January, 2022
More than 700,000 international tourists visited Iceland in 2021, compared to 2020 figures, during which year the Nordic country welcomed 486,000 international travellers, according to a report published by Morgunblaðið Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's post-pandemic tourism roadmap
  • www.zawya.com
  • 04 January, 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates : Buoyed on by a steady increase in tourist arrivals, Sri Lanka, with confidence and pride, presented the country’s tourism roadmap on the Expo 2020 Sri Lanka National Day which was celebrated on Monday, 03 January 2022, at the Expo Media Centre in Dubai Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia launches e-visa service for cruise tourists
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 04 January, 2022
JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched an e-visa service for cruise tourists. Through Twitter, the ministry on Sunday said that the e-visa would be issued to people arriving in Saudi Arabia via cruises, and that applications could be filed through its electronic platform Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's post-pandemic tourism roadmap
  • www.zawya.com
  • 04 January, 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates : Buoyed on by a steady increase in tourist arrivals, Sri Lanka, with confidence and pride, presented the country’s tourism roadmap on the Expo 2020 Sri Lanka National Day which was celebrated on Monday, 03 January 2022, at the Expo Media Centre in Dubai Read More...
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Tanzania Tanzania named among top 5 tourist destinations in Africa
  • www.thecitizen.co.tz
  • 04 January, 2022
Arusha. Tanzania has been named by the US digital TV channel as being among the five top tourist destinations in Africa. The spectacular Serengeti National Park, beaches in Zanzibar and cultural tourism are cited as the main attractions Read More...
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Israel Israel reopen to vaccinated from low-risk states
  • www.dw.com
  • 03 January, 2022
Israel said Monday that foreign visitors from low-risk countries who are vaccinated will be permitted to enter the country. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and a group of ministers decided at a meeting that "entry of vaccinated/recovering tourists from 'orange' countries will be permitted" starting Sunday Read More...
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Thailand Thailand: Restarting tourism, recharging life
  • www.bangkokpost.com
  • 03 January, 2022
November 1 was the official start of Thailand's open-border policy to once again welcome tourists on a large scale. The success of domestic vaccinations against the coronavirus was one factor that helped make the reopening possible, with about 69% of the population Read More...
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Kerala Kerala government resumes houseboat services
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 03 January, 2022
In a bid to boost tourism in the state, the Kerala government has resumed houseboat services after a long gap. The services remain suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic for a long time. Given the number of unpredictable lockdowns and travel bans across the country Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia launches e-visa service for cruise tourists
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 03 January, 2022
JEDDAH: The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched an e-visa service for cruise tourists. Through Twitter, the ministry on Sunday said that the e-visa would be issued to people arriving in Saudi Arabia via cruises, and that applications could be filed through its electronic platform Read More...
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India India's hospitality sector driven by Rising number of foreign tourists
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 03 January, 2022
The hospitality industry in India has been recording a moderate growth in the past few years and has great potential to score an even greater number in the future. The nation rich in culture and diversity has been attracting a large number of tourists from all over the globe Read More...
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Portugal Portugal: Passengers Can Now Claim Refund of Unused
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 03 January, 2022
Authorities in Portugal have announced that travellers can now claim the refund of unused vouchers at the travel agencies related to trips that have not been made until September 30, 2020, due to the Coronavirus Read More...
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India India resume Additional Flights to Germany
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 02 January, 2022
Citizens of Germany planning to travel to India will soon be eligible to do so as both countries’ authorities have agreed on the resumption of additional flights between both territories starting from January 19, India’s flag carrier airline Air India has announced Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir celebrities to adventure seekers, jam-packed Gulmarg
  • www.greaterkashmir.com
  • 01 January, 2022
Srinagar, Dec 31: At a time when travel to Europe is facing hurdles due to COVID-19, domestic holidaymakers visited ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir in large numbers, while hotels witnessed jam-packed bookings for the year-end Read More...
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UK UK Planning Cheaper, Easier Visas For Trade Deal With India
  • www.ndtv.com
  • 01 January, 2022
London: The UK is planning to relax immigration rules by offering cheaper and easier visas for Indian tourists, students and professionals, in an attempt to clinch a trade deal with India, a media report said on Saturday Read More...
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Mexico Mexico estimates 28.1% growth in international tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.co
  • 01 January, 2022
Mexico welcomed 31 million international tourists in 2021, representing an increase of 28.1 per cent compared to that of 2020, according to preliminary estimates from the Ministry of Tourism released Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia promotes ecotourism at Expo 2020 Dubai
  • www.traveldailynews.asia
  • 31 December, 2021
DUBAI – The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) through its agency Tourism Malaysia is taking over the Malaysia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) between 26th December 2021 until 31st December 2021 Read More...
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Syria Syria seeking to increase tourism travels to Iran
  • en.mehrnews.com
  • 30 December, 2021
Speaking with Iranian Ambassador to Damascus Mehdi Sobhani on Thursday, Syria’s Minister of Tourism Mohammad Rami Radwan Martini said that his country is vehemently interested in boosting tourism travels to the Islamic Republic of Iran Read More...
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Utah Utah tourism industry bouncing back from pandemic
  • www.nwaonline.com
  • 30 December, 2021
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- As the world nears its third year of the covid-19 pandemic, there is at least one industry that is bouncing back -- Utah travel and tourism. It's one of the most profitable industries in the state, contributing $7.07 billion Read More...
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Portugal Portugal travel Demand increase
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 29 December, 2021
The increase in the travel demand in Portugal registered in the second half of this year has brought into light the fact that the country lacks 85,000 workers engaged in the travel and tourism sector. Such estimation has been reached by the recent report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Read More...
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Dominican Republic Dominican Republic - Sunshine and all-inclusive: tourists are returning
  • fortune.com
  • 29 December, 2021
The Dominican Republic is on track to receive close to 5 million visitors this year, cementing a recovery for the Caribbean’s top tourist destination despite the threat of the Omicron variant, Deputy Minister of Tourism Jacqueline Mora said Read More...
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Greece Greece number of International Tourists almost doubles
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 28 December, 2021
The number of international tourists interested in visiting the Hellenic Republic almost doubled between January and October, with German tourists accounting for the biggest spenders in Greece during the same period, the figures from the Bank of Greece (BoG) have shown Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii Tourism Is Still Doing OK
  • www.civilbeat.org
  • 28 December, 2021
Tourism executives are taking a “wait and see” approach as the specter of the omicron variant raises new concerns about a tourism recovery in the first half of 2022, which before the variant emerged was shaping up as equal to 2018 Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan: Light and sound shows set up at five tourist places
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 December, 2021
Light and sound shows were introduced at five tourist places in Rajasthan, including the state capital, on Monday to promote tourism in the state, officials said. Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, inaugurated light and sound show at Jai Niwas garden behind Govind Dev temple in Jaipur Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand ancient routes to Chardham rediscovered
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 December, 2021
In a recent update, a team of experts who went looking for the lost trek routes to Chardham has returned after rediscovering at least three ancient routes. If these three threks discovered by the team are revived, this would boost tourism in Uttarakhand Read More...
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Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh making efforts to revive tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 December, 2021
Madhya Pradesh is making efforts to re-enable the sectors which were more affected by Covid, these would include the hospitality, tourism, and travel industries. Addressing the 104th Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association in Bhopal, Chief Minister Read More...
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Singapore Singapore lifts travel ban imposed on 10 African countries
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 December, 2021
Singapore has lifted the ban it imposed on 10 African countries over the Omicron variant of Coronavirus, while authorities expect a rapid doubling of cases in the coming days. Passengers arriving in Singapore with travel history to Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand food festival to start in Mussoorie
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 December, 2021
The Uttarakhand Tourism Development Council (UTDB), in association with The Times of India, is organising a three-day food festival at Mall Road in Mussoorie from December 27. Visitors will get to enjoy Pahari cuisine, Uttarakhandi folk dance, live bands and cultural programmes during the festival Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia reopening reveals nature of post-pandemic tourism
  • www.shine.cn
  • 26 December, 2021
Malaysia has gradually reopened its borders to international travelers starting from last month by initiating the Langkawi International Travel Bubble plan, Tourism Malaysia Shanghai said during a recent networking event with travel and airline operators in Shanghai Read More...
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Utah Utah tourism industry bouncing back from pandemic setbacks
  • apnews.com
  • 26 December, 2021
ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — As the world nears its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is at least one industry that is bouncing back — Utah travel and tourism. It’s one of the most profitable industries in the state, contributing $7.07 billion to the economy Read More...
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Slovenian Slovenian tourism figures soar in November
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 December, 2021
The number of overnight stays by tourists in Slovenia jumped by about 8.5 times year-on-year in November 2021, the country's statistics office said. The November figures also surpassed those from the same month in 2019, the last pre-Covid year, according to statistics Read More...
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Philippines Philippines plans for ‘workation’ to revive tourism in 2022
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 25 December, 2021
MANILA: The Philippines is hopeful for the revival of its tourism sector in 2022, officials and key stakeholders have said, as they seek to encourage more domestic travelers and tap into the growing “workation” market two years after nearly all recreational activity was halted by COVID-19 curbs Read More...
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India Indians can visit Thailand via Phuket
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 24 December, 2021
Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced a temporary suspension of the Sandbox applications and Thailand's pass for all new ‘test and go’ from December 22, 2021. This move comes in wake of the rising number of Omicron cases in the country Read More...
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Saudi Arabi Saudi Arabia recognises Covaxin for travel
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 24 December, 2021
In a recent vaccine update, Saudi Arabia has approved India-made Covaxin for travel. The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia made the announcement yesterday that Indian citizens who are fully vaxxed with homemade Covaxin can enter Saudi Arabia without any restrictions Read More...
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Spain Spain's hotel bookings jumped five-fold
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 December, 2021
The number of nights booked by tourists in Spanish hotels surged five-fold in November from the same month a year earlier, but was still 20 per cent lower than in November 2019, data released on Thursday showed. The number of nights booked rose to 14.8 million in November Read More...
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Odisha Odisha promotes niche tourism in Silicon Valley of India
  • www.newsheads.in
  • 22 December, 2021
Bengaluru : Odisha Tourism conducted its fourth leg of promotional campaign to boost travel, tourism and hospitality sector in the domestic markets via a tourism roadshow in Bengaluru. Organised in association with FICCI, the event witnessed 100 travel operators from Karnataka Read More...
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UAE UAE top destination for tourists from India
  • www.al-monitor.com
  • 21 December, 2021
The United Arab Emirates is the top destination for tourists from India, the official Emirates News Agency reported today. In the first quarter of 2021 from January through March, 314,495 Indian citizens traveled to the UAE on tourist visas, according to statistics Indian Foreign Minister Read More...
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Milan Milan: Tourism Campaign Amid Omicron Could Be Smartly Timed
  • skift.com
  • 21 December, 2021
Pandemic ups and downs aside, a destination must stay top of mind with travelers. For Milan, repositioning the city's image means finding creative ways to hit the right note of cheer until a recovery is here to stay Read More...
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Europe EUROPE: What are the Covid entry rules for travellers to EU countries?
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 21 December, 2021
Across Europe, many countries are tightening their entry rules again because of the surge of the delta and Omicron coronavirus variants. The situation in each country can change daily, meaning tourists, tour operators, hotels and restaurateurs must remain highly flexible Read More...
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UAE UAE: Leaders of Tomorrow | Travel & Tourism Industry In The UAE Region
  • www.timesnownews.com
  • 21 December, 2021
Catch Panchali Mahendra of Atelier House, Mohammed Sultan of Luxury Explorers' Collection & Mohamed Fayed of GrubTech as they talk about technology adoption in travel & tourism industry in the UAE region. Tune in to ET Now tonight at 10:30 pm Read More...
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Jamaica Jamaica Wins Several Major Accolades
  • sflcn.com
  • 20 December, 2021
Jamaica secured several major accolades yesterday (December 16) during a special World Travel Awards Winners Day presentation in Dubai. Jamaica was named the ‘World’s Leading Cruise Destination,’ ‘World’s Leading Family Destination,’ and ‘World’s Leading Wedding Destination’ for 2021 Read More...
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South Korea South Korea focus on BLeisure to entice the corporate traveller from India
  • www.aninews.in
  • 20 December, 2021
New Delhi [India], December 20 (ANI/Mediawire): As the world opens to a transformed atmosphere, travel and tourism, the industry to take the biggest hit due to the pandemic, is also showing signs of recovery Read More...
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Cape Town Cape Town honoured as leading festival and event destination
  • www.news24.com
  • 20 December, 2021
Cape Town has been named the World's Leading Festival and Event Destination for 2021 by the 28th annual World Travel Awards. This is despite the Mother City not being able to host many – at times any – festivals or events in the last two years owing to the Covid-19 pandemic Read More...
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Philadelphia Philadelphia: Offers Unique Tourism Options for Holiday Season
  • flipboard.com
  • 20 December, 2021
The city continues to bounce back from the impact of the pandemic Read More...
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Seychelles Seychelles Again Wins World's Most Romantic Destination
  • allafrica.com
  • 19 December, 2021
Seychelles has won the World's Most Romantic Destination title for the second consecutive year at the 28th World Travel Awards, the Tourism Department said Thursday. The island nation came in first in the romance category ahead of other nominees which included Antigua & Barbuda Read More...
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Finland FINLAND: Santa Claus Village welcomes tourists ahead of Christmas
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 19 December, 2021
Christmas season is in full swing in Finland's Santa Claus Village as tourists from elsewhere in Finland and abroad come to revel in the festive spirit at the sprawling theme park, take a reindeer or husky sleigh ride and if they’re lucky, glimpse the Northern Lights Read More...
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Laos Laos to reopen for tourists from January 1
  • www.onmanorama.com
  • 17 December, 2021
Vientiane: The Laos government announced on Thursday a plan to reopen for visitors starting from January 1, 2022, according to a notice issued by the Prime Minister's Office. The notice, which was signed by the Head of the Prime Minister's Office, Khamchen Vongphosy, was released on Wednesday Read More...
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Antarctica ANTARCTICA: Luxury tourism is landing— but at what cost?
  • www.abc.net.au
  • 17 December, 2021
Decked out with wooden flooring, timber bedheads and even leather couches in the dining room, Wolf's Fang looks more like a Nordic guesthouse than a remote outpost in Antarctica. For around $US48,000 ($68,000) travellers can fly to and spend six days at the luxury polar campsite Read More...
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Greek Greek Tourism Shines at World Travel Awards 2021
  • news.gtp.gr
  • 16 December, 2021
Greek tourism won a number of prestigious accolades at this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA), the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism. The World Travel Awards, announced its 2021 World winners at the Grand Final Winners Day held on Thursday Read More...
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Philippines Philippines hailed world’s top dive destination anew at 2021
  • www.philstar.com
  • 16 December, 2021
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism on Thursday announced that the Philippines once again won The World’s Leading Dive Destination award at the World Travel Awards 2021. “This distinction is indeed a great privilege, yet, it underlines our great responsibility of protecting Read More...
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Armenia Armenia named World's Leading heritage destination in 2021
  • en.armradio.am
  • 16 December, 2021
Wings of Tatev was recognized as the winner of the 28th World Travel Awards in the “World’s Leading Cable Car Ride 2021” category, and Armenia is the winner in the “World’s Leading Heritage Destination 2021” category Read More...
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Peru Peru Wins 3 Awards at the World Travel Awards 2021
  • www.businesswire.com
  • 16 December, 2021
LIMA, Peru--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ) is proud to announce that Peru has been awarded three important distinctions at the global edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA) Read More...
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UAE UAE wins 63 World Travel Awards 2021
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 16 December, 2021
The UAE has won a whopping 63 titles at the World Travel Awards 2021. Unveiled on Thursday, the 28th annual awards follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes for the awards are cast by travel industry professionals and the public Read More...
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Australia Australia open for travellers from South Korea, Japan
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 14 December, 2021
Australia will open its borders on Wednesday to travellers from South Korea and Japan, as well as for skilled workers and students from all over the world after the pause caused by the emergence of the new Omicron Coronavirus variant, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday Read More...
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Austria Austria: ends lockdown restrictions for vaccinated people
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 December, 2021
Austria ended lockdown restrictions for vaccinated people across most of the country on Sunday, three weeks after re-imposing strict rules to combat a rising wave of Coronavirus infections. The rules, which vary by region within the country, largely allow for the reopening of theaters, museums and other cultural and entertainment venues on Sunday. Shops will follow on Monday Read More...
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Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh: planning to upgrade tourism infrastructure
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 12 December, 2021
The Andhra Pradesh government is planning to improve the state's tourism sector, starting with the village of Gandikota. As per latest reports, Gandikota is going to get a ropeway very soon, which is going to cost a total of INR 4.50 crore. According to the state's Tourism Minister, Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao Read More...
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UAE UAE residents can enter EU states showing vaccination details on Al Hosn app
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 12 December, 2021
The UAE has been connected to the European Union’s Digital Covid Certificate system, making it easier for vaccinated nationals and residents in the Emirates to travel to EU member states. An official with the EU delegation in the UAE told Khaleej Times that vaccinated citizens and residents will be able to use the Al Hosn mobile application Read More...
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Oman Oman reveals ambitious plan to boost tourism
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 12 December, 2021
Oman expects to earn over 9 billion rials ($22.5 billion) a year from tourism by 2040 as it bids to diversify its economy away from oil income. In an exclusive interview at the Oman-Saudi Arabia Tourism Investment Meeting on Sunday, the sultanate’s Tourism Undersecretary said plans were already under way to set up a cluster of tourism investments nationwide Read More...
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Kerala Kerala: announces to reopen traditional route to Sabarimala Temple
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 December, 2021
The Kerala state government has decided to open the traditional route to the Sabarimala temple from Pampa via Neelimala, Apache medu, and Marakoottam. As per the data from the Health Ministry, the southern state currently has a little less than 40 thousand active cases Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: lifts travel ban on 6 African nations
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 December, 2021
Sri Lanka on Friday lifted the travel ban imposed on November 27 on travellers from six African countries - South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini, following the news on the spread of new Omicron variant of Covid-19 Read More...
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Phuket Phuket food festival offensive launched to boost economy
  • www.thephuketnews.com
  • 11 December, 2021
PHUKET: Tourism officials have launched a slew of food festivals to be held in Phuket throughout December in the hope of boosting domestic travel to the island to help the island’s economy. Branded as the “Thai Taste Therapy Festival”, the campaign was officially launched by Chai Nakhonchai, Director-General of the Department of Cultural Promotion Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan: host Ranakpur Jawai Bandh Utsav
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 December, 2021
Rajasthan is all geared up to host the Ranakpur Jawai Bandh Utsav from December 22 in Pali district. Referring to this, Rajasthan Tourism Department stated that along with this festival, Utsav of Mount Abu will also be held on December 30-31, which will mark the last official tourism event of the year 2021 Read More...
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Greece Greece: lifts travel restrictions for tourists from India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 December, 2021
The Global Visa Center World (GVCW) has announced that Indian citizens and residents of India can now enter Greece following the Covid-19 testing protocol as a precautionary measure against the pandemic. According to the latest regulations, limited categories of visitors Read More...
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Sikkim Sikkim: ban the use of plastic bottles from New Year
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 December, 2021
Sikkim Tourism will join the state government’s campaign to ban single-use plastic including packaged water starting from New Year, 2022. A senior tourism official of the state informed that the ban will be strictly implemented at all destinations. Even airlines and other transport service providers bringing visitors to the state will also be asked to avoid serving plastic water bottles Read More...
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Thailand Thailand: opens up to Indian tourists
  • www.deccanchronicle.com
  • 08 December, 2021
Thailand has finally opened out to international tourists, and is the first country in the region to do so. India is one of the 63 “low risk” nations whose citizens can enter Thailand without a long quarantine. In one of three methods to enter the country, Indians will follow the easiest “Test and Go” method Read More...
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UAE UAE Etihad Rail will change the way passengers travel forever
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 07 December, 2021
Ahuge draw for Egypt's tourism industry is the train that runs the length of the country, parallel to the Nile river. From the comfort of private cabins, passengers cross a vast country in a matter of hours, all while viewing the landscapes and sites that make the country the marvel that it is Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand develop Benital as an Astro Village
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 December, 2021
In order to promote Benital in Chamoli District as a niche destination for astro-tourism, the district administration of Chamoli has tied up with Starscapes Experiences to hold two days of Astro Party at Benital. Held for the first time, the objective of the event is to develop Benital as the first Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi GCC entrants set to dominate in Hail
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 07 December, 2021
HAIL: Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council country riders dominate the motorcycle and quad entry for this week’s Hail Cross-Country Rally, the four-day finale to the world’s 2021 off-road season. While most attention this week in the north-central region of Saudi Arabia turns Read More...
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Boracay Boracay logs highest arrivals during pandemic
  • newsinfo.inquirer.net
  • 07 December, 2021
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Boracay Island recorded in November the highest number of tourist arrivals during the coronavirus pandemic amid loosened travel restrictions and more activities allowed on the island Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia reverses travel ban on Omicron variant-hit African nations
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 December, 2021
Cambodia has removed a ban on travellers from 10 African countries after it was imposed nearly a week ago due to the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said. With the approval from Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Health Read More...
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Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu efforts on to increase revenue from tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 December, 2021
Efforts are on to increase the revenue from tourism activities, which were drastically down during the pandemic, Tamil Nadu Tourism Minister Dr M Mathiventhan said on Monday. Tourism activities and arrival of tourists, particularly from foreign countries, have drastically declined Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland Scraps Quarantine Obligation for Britons
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 06 December, 2021
The Swiss Federal Council has revealed that the mandatory quarantine requirement that was previously imposed against travellers from the United Kingdom has now been lifted. However, the same has announced that even though the self-isolation rules will no longer be effective Read More...
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France Travelling to France This Winter – Current Rules and Entry Restrictions
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 06 December, 2021
For all those wishing to walk through the streets of France, visit the historic boulevards of Paris, or enjoy the Eiffel tower view under the Christmas lights such a thing is possible for a large share of tourists, especially for European Union/Schengen Area nationals Read More...
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Dubai Dubai hosts the Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 December, 2021
Around 146,000 people converged on Sheikh Zayed Road to take part in Dubai Run 2021. Presented by Mai Dubai, the event was held on the closing weekend of this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), the citywide initiative of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Read More...
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Greece Greece Permits Entry for Travellers From Mexico
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 04 December, 2021
The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that travellers from Mexico can now enter Greece for non-essential purposes like tourism and business, even if they are not vaccinated, thus expanding the list of third countries, the nationals of which can enter the territory of Greece to 43 Read More...
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Maharashtra Maharashtra no RT-PCR required for fully vaccinated domestic flyers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 December, 2021
Amending its earlier order, Maharashtra now does not require fully vaccinated domestic passengers to carry a negative RT-PCR report. The state government has said that an RT-PCR test certificate showing negative result within 72 hours before boarding, would only be required for those who are partially Read More...
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Florida Florida tourism booms despite pandemic
  • www.dw.com
  • 01 December, 2021
While the new omicron coronavirus variant is again hampering travel for many, one part of the US is experiencing a tourism boom. The Republican state of Florida has taken an anti-lockdown, anti-mask approach all year Read More...
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Nagaland Nagaland gears up for Hornbill festival from Dec 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 November, 2021
The Nagaland government is all set to organise the popular Hornbill festival from December 1 to help artisans and entrepreneurs associated with textile, agriculture and allied sectors, state tourism advisor Khehovi Yepthomi said on Friday. The 10-day programme, which boosts the local economy Read More...
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UAE UAE favours resumption of normal flight services with India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 November, 2021
The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday pitched for resumption of its normal flight services with India, saying such a step will help in checking the escalating cost of travel and address difficulties being faced by travellers. Ambassador of the UAE to India Ahmed Albanna also said that the two countries Read More...
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Philippines Philippines reopens to vaccinated tourists next week
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 November, 2021
The Philippines will welcome back fully-vaccinated tourists from most countries next week, the government said Friday, over 20 months after shutting its borders to keep out the Coronavirus. Falling Covid-19 infections and rising vaccine coverage will allow the country to revive its battered tourism Read More...
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Cuba Cuba tourists trickle following pandemic slumber
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 November, 2021
Cuban tourism operators breathed a sigh of relief this week as the first tourists in months returned to sip mojitos and snap selfies in vintage cars in the capital Havana, providing a much-needed shot in the arm to the Caribbean island's ailing economy Read More...
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Fiji Fiji's main int'l airport ready to reopen
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 November, 2021
Fiji is ready to reopen Nadi International Airport as more than 90 per cent of adults in the island nation have been fully vaccinated against Covid and amid a careful reopening strategy in place, Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said on Wednesday Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia, Singapore set to reopen borders to some travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 November, 2021
Malaysia and Singapore said Wednesday they will partially reopen their borders next week to fully vaccinated citizens and some others, after nearly two years of closure due to the pandemic that had stranded many Malaysian workers in the neighbouring city-state away from their families Read More...
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Goa Goa flights in dec Russian charter operators keen on operating
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 November, 2021
Russian charter operators have sought landing slots at Goa's Dabolim international airport ahead of the New Year celebrations in the coastal state, airport director Gagan Malik said on Tuesday Read More...
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Turkey Turkey 3.5mn foreign tourists visited in October
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 November, 2021
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Turkey in October received 3.5 million foreign tourists, which is almost double the number of the corresponding time last year, raising hopes for the upcoming travel season. The Mediterranean resort city of Antalya and the country's financial and cultural hub Istanbul Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand to reopen to foreign travellers from April 30
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 November, 2021
New Zealand will keep its borders closed to most international travellers for a further five months, the government said on Wednesday, outlining a cautious easing of border curbs that have been in place since Covid-19 hit in March 2020 Read More...
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Odisha Odisha increase in footfall buoys tourism sector
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 November, 2021
A significant drop in Covid-19 cases and increased vaccination pace has led to a rise in tourist footfall in the state. Industry insiders said they are very happy that normalcy is returning and hoped for a fast recovery in business Read More...
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Bihar Bodh Gaya tourist footfall likely to increase soon
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 November, 2021
Vietnam's Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau, has expressed hope that footfall of domestic and international tourists to Bihar's Bodh Gaya will increase soon. The Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, reopened on August 27 after remaining closed since April Read More...
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Australia Australia to reopen to students and business visa holders from December 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 November, 2021
From December 1, 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can now travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. A day after a group of international students arrived in Australia from Singapore, Prime Minister Scott Morrison Read More...
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Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh takes up safety of women travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 November, 2021
‘Dil khol ke ghoomo, Hindustan ke dil mein, aap safe hai’ - with a tagline that reassures travellers that they are safe, Madhya Pradesh is sending out a loud and clear message to everyone, especially women travellers, telling them that they are welcome to explore the state without Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia over 900K tourists during 3-day Water Festival
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 November, 2021
Over 900,000 tourists took part in Cambodia's three-day Water Festival as majority of the country's population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, said Tourism Minister Thong Khon. Water Festival, one of the largest in the Southeast Asian nation, was marked from November 18 to 20 this year, reports Xinhua news agency Read More...
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Australia Australia to reopen to students and business visa holders from December 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 November, 2021
From December 1, 2021, fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can now travel to Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption. A day after a group of international students arrived in Australia from Singapore, Prime Minister Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand approves Covishield and Covaxin
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 November, 2021
In a positive move intended to welcome Indian travellers again, the New Zealand government has announced to approve both Covishield and Covaxin to simplify travel of international passengers. The move effectively means that Indian travellers visiting New Zealand Read More...
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India Singapore and India to resume scheduled commercial passenger flights
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 November, 2021
Singapore (CAAS) has reached an agreement with the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India on the resumption of scheduled commercial passenger flights between the two nations. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said that from November 29, 2021 Read More...
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Jammu & Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir early snowfall gives boost to tourism
  • www.dailyexcelsior.com
  • 20 November, 2021
Srinagar, Nov 19: Early snowfall has boosted tourism in Kashmir and secured an early start to the winter tourist season, with tour operators receiving pre-bookings before winter has set in Kashmir. The increase in tourist footfalls has encouraged the tour operators Read More...
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Canada Canada accept travellers vaccinated with Covaxin
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 November, 2021
Canada will now allow entry to travellers from India fully vaccinated with Covaxin. The Canadian government has announced that travellers fully vaccinated with Covaxin, Sinopharm and Sinovac will now be allowed to enter the country from November 30, 2021 Read More...
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UK UK add booster doses to Covid vaccine pass for travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 November, 2021
Travellers who have had a booster jab, or a third top-up dose, of a Covid-19 vaccine will now be able to demonstrate their fully updated vaccine status through the National Health Service (NHS) Covid Pass, the UK government announced on Friday Read More...
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Singapore Singapore business events bounce back post Covid
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 November, 2021
Singapore is hosting top executives of big global companies this week at a host of conferences, marking its gradual return to normalcy and underscoring the contrast with long-time rival Hong Kong, which is sticking with some of the toughest quarantine rules in the world Read More...
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Philippines Philippines reopen 'soon' to vaccinated foreign tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 November, 2021
The Philippines has approved a plan to allow entry soon to foreign tourists vaccinated against Covid-19, its Tourism Ministry said on Friday, following moves by other Southeast Asian countries to relax travel curbs. The Coronavirus task force "approved in principle the entry of fully vaccinated tourists Read More...
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Odisha Odisha three new eco-tourist spots on anvil
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 November, 2021
The Odisha government has decided to set up three new eco-tourist spots in the state and employ a community-based management (CBM) approach to operate them, as it has been successful in generating income for tribal families, an official release said on Thursday. Chief Secretary Read More...
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Egypt Egypt reopen Luxor’s ancient Avenue of Sphinxes
  • english.ahram.org.eg
  • 18 November, 2021
Egypt will hold the reopening ceremony of the ancient Avenue of Sphinxes (Kebash Road) in Luxor on Thursday 25, November, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Thursday. The Avenue of the Sphinxes stretches 2,700 metres between the ancient Karnak and Luxor Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam receives 1st batch of international tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 November, 2021
For the first time in 20 months, Vietnam has received the first batch of quarantine-free international travellers amid efforts to revive the Covid-battered tourism sector. Wednesday's arrivals were from Australia, France, South Korea, and the US, and will go on a package tour covering flights Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius welcomes over 80,000 holidaymakers since reopening
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 November, 2021
Since its reopening for fully vaccinated travellers on October 1, Mauritius has welcomed over 80,000 visitors travelling to the island nation for holidays and vacations. The country hopes that the reminder of 2021 will be promising for its tourism industry Read More...
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Dubai Dubai eases visa norms, announces five-year multiple entry visa
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 November, 2021
In a bid to attract more global visitors and drive flexibility and efficiency, Dubai has introduced a new five-year visa for employees of international companies based in the emirate. Making the announcement, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Read More...
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Kerala Kerala explore promoting film locations as destinations
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 November, 2021
Kerala Tourism will explore the potential of film locations to promote tourism and thereby accelerate the pace of revival of the tourism sector in the state. Informing this at the launch of the tourism Revolving Fund scheme of the government, Tourism & PWD Minister Read More...
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Meghalaya Meghalaya govt to set up museum for Garo tribe to attract tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 November, 2021
In a major boost for tourism in Western Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Saturday announced setting up of a "Garo Heritage Village" in West Garo Hills district at a cost of INR 10 crore. Though the chief minister did not elaborate on the project, official sources Read More...
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India India drops COVID travel restrictions for vaccinated tourists
  • fortune.com
  • 15 November, 2021
After halting tourist visas in March last year, India is now allowing quarantine-free entry to fully inoculated travelers from 99 reciprocating countries. The government only requires such tourists to monitor their health for 14 days after arrival Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia ends quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals
  • www.livemint.com
  • 15 November, 2021
Cambodia became the latest country in Asia on Monday to end strict quarantine and travel measures for vaccinated arrivals, giving hope to businesses in the pandemic-hit tourism industry Read More...
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Kerala Sabarimala Temple to reopen for devotees
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 14 November, 2021
The Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, dedicated to Lord Ayappa is all set to reopen from November 15, Monday, for devotees. The temple is going to reopen for the pilgrimage season, which is known as Mandala-Makaravilakku Read More...
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Canada Canada sees increased international arrivals in October
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 14 November, 2021
Canada saw the number of international arrivals to the country increase in October from the same month last year, but remained well below the pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels of October 2019, according to authorities. American residents took 292,200 trips to Canada in October Read More...
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Seychelles Seychelles lifts ban on Indian travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 November, 2021
The Ministry of Health Seychelles has announced that visitors from all countries, including India, are now allowed to enter Seychelles, irrespective of Covid-19 vaccination status. Seychelles International Airport is now also open for all scheduled commercial flights Read More...
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New York New York welcomes back tourists after 20 months as US reopens travel
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 12 November, 2021
New York is welcoming back visitors with open arms after the US ended its 20-month Covid travel restrictions, but it will likely take several years before the number of tourists to the Big Apple reaches pre-pandemic levels Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Recognises Covishield
  • www.india.com
  • 12 November, 2021
Riyadh: In a big win for Indian travellers, Saudi Arabia on Friday recognised Serum Institute of India’s Covishield as an approved Covid vaccine for entry into the country. With the recognition and approval, Saudi facilitated the fully vaccinated Indian travellers Read More...
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France France’s Travel & Tourism Recovering Ahead of EU & Other World Countries
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 12 November, 2021
France’s travel and tourism sector has increased by 34.9 per cent this year, research from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals. The news was shared during the Destination France Summit, where WTTC also added that the sector’s growth noted this year Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland approves Covaxin; fully open to all vaccinated Indian travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 12 November, 2021
Indian travellers vaccinated with Covaxin, can now travel to Switzerland. While sharing an official update on the approval of Covaxin, Switzerland Tourism noted that all fully vaccinated travellers from India can now travel to Switzerland without undergoing quarantine, and will be required to undertake COVID-19 test upon arrival Read More...
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Madhya Pradesh Habibganj railway station to showcase tourism, culture
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 November, 2021
The revamped Habibganj railway station, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 15, will feature glimpses of Madhya Pradesh's tourism and culture at its main entry, waiting rooms, VIP lounge and air concourse, a senior official said on Wednesday Read More...
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Argentina Argentina now open to fully vaccinated travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 November, 2021
Argentina recently opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers. As per the reports, eligible travellers must have received both the jabs of COVID vaccine at least 14 days before visiting the country, and must be able to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 Read More...
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Cuba Cuba is all set to reopen for international travel
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 10 November, 2021
Cuba is now ready to reopen for international travellers. The country has announced that it will permit international visitors starting from November 15. The incredible Caribbean country is a favourite among explorers, and many are going to get their wish fulfilled to travel to Cuba very soon Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir is in gloom, winter is coming
  • www.livemint.com
  • 08 November, 2021
Tourists flocked the union territory this year but a surge in violence is worrying businesses. More needs to be done to restore the confidence of both tourists and local businesses. The region’s tourist circuit has to diversify beyond Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar Read More...
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Japan Japan Promoting Universal Tourism, Catering to Diverse Dietary Needs
  • www.businesswire.com
  • 08 November, 2021
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of overseas visitors to Japan set a new annual record of 31.9 million in 2019, the eighth straight year of growth. To help revive this positive trend as global travel resumes Read More...
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Srinagar Srinagar airport declared 'major airport'
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 November, 2021
On Saturday, the Civil Aviation Ministry issued a notification declaring the airport of Srinagar as a major airport under the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act, 2008 Read More...
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UK UK residents gear up for transatlantic travel restart
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 November, 2021
When British couple Alison and David Henry booked to visit their son Liam in New York in March last year, little did they know Covid-19 would delay the trip by nearly two years. In the meantime they missed celebrating their son's 30th birthday and their own 30th wedding anniversary together Read More...
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India India Pavilion crosses two lakh footfalls at Expo 2020 Dubai
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 November, 2021
The India Pavilion at the Dubai Expo has crossed two lakh footfalls, becoming one of the most visited pavilions, the government said on Friday. The pavilion was inaugurated on October 1, 2021. "The India Pavilion has hosted over 2,00,000 visitors as on November 03, with various sector and state-specific Read More...
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US US to lift all travel restrictions for fully vaccinated
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 November, 2021
The US is set to lift all restrictions for fully vaccinated international travellers, including from India, from November 8 but they will have to show proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding a flight to the country, according to an official statement Read More...
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Japan Japan eases border rules to allow business travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 November, 2021
Japan said Friday it will allow short-term business travellers, foreign students and other visa holders to enter the country, but tourists are still barred under pandemic border restrictions. From Monday, business visitors fully inoculated with an authorised vaccine will need Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand govt relaxes Covid restrictions
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 November, 2021
The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday made further relaxations in the ‘Covid restrictions’ which were in place in the state since October 19. According to the order issued by chief secretary SS Sandhu, the cap on wedding attendees has been removed and marriage halls will now be allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi launches free bus service to top tourists attractions
  • gulfnews.com
  • 05 November, 2021
Abu Dhabi: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a new, free transportation service, the Visit Abu Dhabi Shuttle Bus, which has been developed to connect both local and international tourists to Abu Dhabi’s top hotels and attractions Read More...
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France Eiffel Tower visitor numbers climb to pre-Covid levels
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 November, 2021
The Eiffel Tower is clocking up visitor numbers not seen since Covid-19 kept most tourists away and ripped a deep hole in its finances, the attraction's operator said Thursday. A major paint job on the "Iron Lady" has resumed after an interruption during the pandemic due to high lead levels Read More...
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Spain Spain sees tourism back to pre-pandemic levels in 2022
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 November, 2021
International travel to Spain is recovering fast and could allow the tourism-dependent nation to reach pre-pandemic foreign visitor levels by 2022, the government said on Wednesday after data showed a sharp rise in September arrivals Read More...
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India Travellers vaccinated with Covaxin can enter US
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 November, 2021
Travellers fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with Covaxin have been given the green light to enter the US from November 8. Talking to over updating the approved travel list for Covaxin, CDC press officer, Scott Pauley said, "CDC's travel guidance applies to FDA approved or authorised Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia cuts quarantine period for foreign visitors
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 November, 2021
The Indonesian government has decided to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for international travellers, both Indonesian citizens and foreigners, from five to three days, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said on Tuesday Read More...
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Canada Canada allow more airports to accept international passenger flights
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 November, 2021
Canada will allow more airports to accept international passenger flights at the end of November, Canada's Transport Ministry has said. The Canadian government's strict vaccine travel requirements that will be fully phased in by November 30, and the issuing of a pan-Canadian Read More...
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Laos Laos allows fully vaccinated foreign visitors
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 November, 2021
The Laos government will continue with a tourism program in 2022 to invite Lao and foreign tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to explore the country. It is hoped that the program, Lao Thiao Lao, or Lao Visit Laos, will attract at least 1.9 million domestic visitors Read More...
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Philippines Philippines 'more than ready' to welcome foreign tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 November, 2021
The Philippines is preparing to welcome back foreign travellers to its pristine beaches and innovated new normal tourist attractions as the country's Covid-19 cases are on a decline and vaccination drive is ongoing Read More...
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Australia Australia reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 November, 2021
Australia's international border will reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore later this month. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday announced the resumption of quarantine-free travel after meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Read More...
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Shimla Shimla tourist footfall increases during festive season
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 November, 2021
The footfall of tourists has increased in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh and particularly its capital Shimla during the Diwali festival season. The rush of tourists is such that the Kalka-Shimla trains are fully occupied and the tourists are rushing to hills to spend holidays Read More...
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Thailand Thailand reopens to vaccinated tourists from over 60 nations
  • www.bbc.com
  • 01 November, 2021
Tens of thousands of travellers are expected to arrive in Thailand today as the country reopens to tourists after 18 months of Covid restrictions. Vaccinated tourists from more than 60 "low-risk" nations are allowed to enter the country and avoid hotel quarantine Read More...
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Ladakh Ladakh: Hanle to be declared as 'dark sky sanctuary'
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 October, 2021
The Union Territory administration in Ladakh will be declaring Hanle as a 'dark sky sanctuary' in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics to promote astro-tourism in the region, a senior official has said. A dark sky sanctuary promotes proper illumination Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir gets its first ever floating theatre at Dal Lake
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 October, 2021
The first-ever open-air floating theatre in Jammu and Kashmir has been launched in the famous Dal lake. During the concluding ceremony of the ongoing Iconic week celebrations, the theatre was inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Read More...
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Orlando Orlando expecting influx of international tourists as travel ban gets lifted
  • www.clickorlando.com
  • 31 October, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. will lift its ban on international travelers effective Nov. 8, and it appears folks from all over the world are itching to get back to America’s tourist destinations. The announcement from the Biden administration is a big deal for so many parts of the country Read More...
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Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh govt to be facilitator for tourism promotion
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 October, 2021
In order to promote tourism in the state, Chhattisgarh government aims to become a facilitator and wants the private sector to be actively exploring the industry. Speaking to IANS on Friday at the sidelines of the National tribal dance festival Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka approves 5 new airlines to boost tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 October, 2021
The Sri Lankan government has approved five new airlines to operate into the country before the end of this year aimed at boosting tourist arrivals following the easing of Covid curbs, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said Read More...
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Argentina Argentina to restart international tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 October, 2021
Argentine officials said that the country is ready to reopen its borders to visitors from around the world, thanks to the progress in its vaccination drive against Covid-19, "We can open our borders because Argentina has reached a sufficiently high vaccination Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand to start Cave Tourism Circuit
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 October, 2021
Taking a cue from Slovenia, a country in central Europe known for its cave destinations, Uttarakhand is set to initiate its own Cave Tourism Circuit in the Gangolihat area of Pithoragarh where a network of nine underground caves was discovered in September Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand start easing Covid-19 border restrictions
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 October, 2021
New Zealand said on Thursday it would ease coronavirus border restrictions that have been in place since March 2020, and move to a system of home isolation for fully vaccinated overseas arrivals from early next year Read More...
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Oman Oman approves Covaxin for travel without quarantine
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 October, 2021
The Government of the Sultanate of Oman on Wednesday added Indian-made Covaxin to the approved list of Covid-19 vaccines for travel to the country without quarantine. "COVAXIN has now been added to the approved list of Covid-19 vaccines for travel to Oman without quarantine Read More...
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Qatar Qatar signs deal with Accor to manage World Cup fan accommodation
  • www.reuters.com
  • 28 October, 2021
DOHA, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Qatar has awarded Europe's largest hotel group Accor (ACCP.PA) to manage apartments and villas that will house fans visiting Qatar during next year’s World Cup, the Cup's organising committee said on Thursday Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka launch tourism promotion campaigns in 5 countries
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 October, 2021
Sri Lankan Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said the government will launch a special tourism promotion programme in five countries, including India, to boost the Covid-battered sector Read More...
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Australia Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 October, 2021
Australia will lift a ban on citizens travelling overseas without permission, the government announced Wednesday, with the country's border set to open to skilled workers and international students by year's end Read More...
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Italy Italy Now Allows Essential Purpose Travel
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 27 October, 2021
The Italian authorities have announced that travellers from Brazil, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka reaching the country for essential purposes are no longer banned since the countries have been moved to List E Read More...
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Germany Germany reports significant Increase in Int’l Demand
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 27 October, 2021
German tourism has experienced an incremental growth in international demand for tourism, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) report reveals. Furthermore, the Site Minder’s World Hotel Index has revealed that about 30.8 per cent of all 400 global hotel bookings for October 2021 Read More...
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Maldives Maldives records over 100,000 tourist arrivals in October
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 October, 2021
Over 100,000 tourists have visited the Maldives in the month of October, the state-owned PSM News citing data from the Ministry of Tourism said on Tuesday. Ministry data showed that 102,434 tourists visited the Maldives from October 1 to 24, a 599 per cent increase from the same period in 2020 Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia to reopen to international travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 October, 2021
Foreign tourists will soon roam Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temples once again, after officials on Tuesday flagged a partial reopening to vaccinated travellers. The Coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions put the brakes on Cambodia's burgeoning tourism industry Read More...
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Singapore Singapore to ease travel curbs for Australia, Switzerland
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 October, 2021
Singapore will allow quarantine-free entry for vaccinated travellers from Australia and Switzerland from next month, officials said Tuesday, adding to a list of 10 other countries, including the United States and several European nations Read More...
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US US lifts all restrictions for incoming foreign nationals from November 8
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 October, 2021
The US will lift all travel restrictions for incoming non-citizen, non-immigrant travellers from November 8, with only limited exceptions, and they will be required to be fully vaccinated and produce proof of their Covid-19 vaccination prior to boarding a flight to the country Read More...
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New Delhi New Delhi named one of the best capital cities in the world to visit on holiday
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 October, 2021
In a study conducted by travel experts at luggage storage firm Bounce, India’s national capital New Delhi has been named as the third best capital city for tourists to visit on a holiday. The research analysed 69 developed capital cities around the globe, based on factors such as the average cost Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia extends visit visa validity free of cost till November 30
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 October, 2021
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced to extend the validity of visit visas for travellers who are not allowed to enter the country amidst the travel ban. Indian travellers can also avail the visa validity extension free of cost since India along with Pakistan Read More...
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Iran Iran reopens to vaccinated tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 October, 2021
Iran has reopened its doors to tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 after almost 20 months of closure due to the pandemic, media in the Islamic republic said Monday. The country's anti-virus taskforce approved the reopening on the advice of the tourism ministry, an official was quoted as saying on the ministry's website Read More...
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Jeddah Jeddah to Makkah in 5 mins through Hyperloop
  • lifeinsaudiarabia.net
The Hyperloop Technology will help connect Neom, the Red Sea Project, Jeddah, Makkah, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat. The Hyperloop technology would allow people to travel from; Read More...
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Egypt Egypt's hotels back to full capacity
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 October, 2021
Egypt has allowed hotels to run at full capacity while observing strict Coronavirus precautionary measures, an official at the Ministry of Tourism said on Sunday. Assistant Minister Abdel Fattah al-Asi told Reuters the decision had already come into effect Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia reopen Langkawi for international tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 October, 2021
Taking gradual, calibrated measures to reopen international borders, Malaysia will allow the entry of fully vaccinated foreign tourists in Langkawi without quarantine from November 15. The Malaysian government is implementing a pilot international Read More...
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Israel Israel & UAE sign 'green corridor' agreement for vaccinated passengers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 October, 2021
Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a 'green corridor' agreement allowing passengers vaccinated against the novel Coronavirus to travel freely between the two countries, the Israeli consulate in Dubai said on Twitter on Sunday Read More...
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India First charter from UK to land in Goa on December 13
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 October, 2021
Even as tour operators await booking confirmations from Russian destinations, TUI Airways’ first flight of the season from the UK will land in Goa on December 13. India started issuing visas on October 15, and bookings have been trickling in from other destinations Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Warner Bros first hotel in the world
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 October, 2021
Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading developer, in collaboration with world famous entertainment company, Warner Bros will open the first Warner Bros hotel in Yas Island Abu Dhabi, which is scheduled for a grand opening on November 11 Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam open Phu Quoc island to vaccinated tourists in November
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 October, 2021
Vietnam plans to reopen the resort island of Phu Quoc to vaccinated foreign visitors in late November, authorities said, as the country looks to reboot its tourism industry after almost two years of closure. Phu Quoc, which lies around 10 kilometres (six miles) off Cambodia Read More...
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US Croatians Can Now Travel to US for Business & Tourism Purposes Without Visas
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 24 October, 2021
Croatian citizens will no longer need a visa in order to travel to the United States for purposes such as business or tourism, as the latter’s authorities have confirmed that Croatians can now enter the US visa-free, as soon as they obtain approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland’s Zurich Airport Receives World Travel Award
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 24 October, 2021
Switzerland’s Zurich Airport has received the World Travel Award as Europe’s best airport for the 18th year in succession. The World Travel Awards is considered the most prestigious awards program in the travel industry Read More...
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Singapore Singapore removes India from travel restriction list
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 October, 2021
Singapore on Saturday announced the removal of India and five other South Asian countries from its travel restriction list as the island-state continues to adjust border measures in response to the global Covid-19 situation. All travellers with a 14-day travel history to Bangladesh, India, Myanmar Read More...
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Canada Canada lifts advisory against non-essential int'l travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 October, 2021
The Canadian government has lifted its advisory against all non-essential international travel by Canadians outside the country which were in place since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 Read More...
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Israel Israel to reopen to vaccinated tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 October, 2021
Starting from November 1, Israel will be reopened to tourists fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a plan jointly drafted by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's office and the Ministries of Tourism and Health Read More...
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Dubai Ain Dubai opens with a line up of entertainment options
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 October, 2021
Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel by Dubai Holding was recently launched accompanied by a two-day opening extravaganza at the Ain Dubai Plaza. Its doors opened at 2pm on Thursday, October 21, where visitors witnessed a host of family entertainment and activities with 12 food trucks and more Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii welcome tourists from Nov 1, 2021
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 22 October, 2021
For those who have been waiting for a Hawaiian holiday, your dream is about to come true! One of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, Hawaii has announced it will officially welcome tourists back on November 1 Read More...
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Dubai Dubai hotel occupancy rates rise on Expo countdown
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 21 October, 2021
Hotels in Dubai recorded a surge in occupancy rates in September, boosted by the easing of travel restrictions and the countdown to Expo 2020 in October. The average occupancy rate rose to 67.2 per cent in September, jumping 51 per cent compared to the same month in 2020, according to hospitality data Read More...
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Bombay Bombay High Court iconic building of is now open for heritage walks
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 21 October, 2021
The Bombay High Court building will be open from October 16 to heritage enthusiasts, as part of the Maharashtra state government's efforts to boost tourism in the region. As per the reports, the high court and the Tourists Guide Association have taken this initiative jointly Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia to operate domestic and international flights at full capacity
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 21 October, 2021
Saudi Arabia has decided to go ahead and allow its airports to operate at full capacity for both domestic and international flights. The Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced on Sunday that airports are already operating at full capacity without any COVID 19 restrictions Read More...
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Caribbean Travel Caribbean Travel & Tourism sector recovering faster than any other region in the world
  • www.guardian.co.tt
  • 20 October, 2021
The Caribbean’s Travel & Tourism sector is recovering at a faster rate than any other region in the world, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The WTTC said that Caribbean’s Travel & Tourism contribution to GDP is expected to rise more than 47 per cent this year Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka records over 7,000 tourist arrivals in Oct
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 October, 2021
Over 7,000 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka so far this month, giving a boost to the country's tourism industry which took a blow due to the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported on Monday. According to official figures, 7,096 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka from October 1 to 13, reports Xinhua news agency Read More...
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India Corbett’s Bijrani zone is now open for night stay and jungle safari
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 19 October, 2021
The Bijrani Zone of the Corbett Tiger Reserve is now open for jungle safari and night stay. And as per the forest officials, Dhikala zone will reopen on November 15 as per schedule. Corbett Tiger Reserve Director Rahul, referring to this, added, “Dhela, Garjiya and Jhirna were already operational for a day’s visit Read More...
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Kerala Kerala caravan tourism looks promising
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 18 October, 2021
Caravan tourism in India is yet to catch up, but the tourism industry in Kerala is slowly inching towards it. The Kerala government’s Keravan Kerala project is seeing caravan parks opening all across the state. The tourism and trade industry in Kerala has also guaranteed its support to this caravan tourism policy Read More...
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Barcelona Barcelona has high hopes for the return of mass tourism
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 18 October, 2021
The Catalan capital is suffering from a sore lack of tourists. While city officials are calling for vacationers to return, critics of mass tourism find it difficult to make their voices heard. Typically, there are so many tourists at the Sagrada Familia Read More...
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Singapore Singapore expand no-quarantine scheme for vaccinated travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 October, 2021
Singapore opened travel lanes for vaccinated passengers from Brunei and Germany in September, and will expand the scheme from Tuesday to another eight countries- Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia cuts quarantine time for fully vaccinated travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 October, 2021
Foreign investors, technical experts, diplomats, and cooperation project managers and coordinators, as well as Cambodian officials returning from overseas missions will be required to undergo a three-day quarantine only, while general inbound passengers Read More...
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Goa Goa: India's 1st Liquor Museum 'All About Alcohol' Opens
  • www.india.com
  • 17 October, 2021
Panaji: India’s first museum dedicated to alcohol has opened its doors to ‘spirited’ enthusiasts in Goa. The museum named ‘All About Alcohol’ houses hundreds of artefacts linked to feni, including large, traditional glass vats in which the local cashew-based alcohol was stored centuries ago Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia turn huge oil rig into hotel and theme park resort
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 17 October, 2021
Saudi Arabia will build a 800-room hotel resort and theme park on an oil rig platform. Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund unveiled plans for its latest tourism attraction called The Rig – a series of connected platforms that span 150,000 square metres Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka to restart ETA service for travellers at airport
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 October, 2021
The Sri Lankan government has announced that it has decided to restart the on-arrival Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) service at its airports for fully vaccinated international travellers Read More...
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US US to open to fully vaccinated travellers from Nov 8
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 October, 2021
The United States of America will be opening to fully vaccinated travellers from November 8. Kevin Munoz, the White House Assistant Press Secretary, in a tweet announced, “The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8 Read More...
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Goa Russian, UK airlines plan Goa flights
  • www.business-standard.com
  • 15 October, 2021
Goa will receive charter flights from Russia and the United Kingdom from November as India opens the door to foreign tourists. While travel agents from Goa said TUI Airways flights from the UK are expected from the first week of November, the airline said operations will start from December 13 Read More...
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Philippines Philippines lifts quarantine for fully vaccinated international travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 October, 2021
The Philippines has lifted the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving more than 40 countries and regions with a low Covid-19 infection rate, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday Read More...
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UAE UAE 3-day weekend strong travel demand peaks more destinations open
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 15 October, 2021
UAE residents are increasingly looking to go abroad for their holidays amidst growing confidence for travel while concern about the Covid-10 pandemic wane, thanks to increased vaccination, decrease in the number of new coronavirus cases and opening up of a number of destinations for tourists from the UAE Read More...
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India India withdraws Covid travel restrictions for UK nationals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 October, 2021
UK nationals coming in to India can now heave a sigh of relief as the Indian government has withdrawn the travel restrictions for those arriving from the country. The earlier guidelines on international arrival issued on February 17, 2021 Read More...
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Maldives Maldives records over 905,000 tourist arrivals this year
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 October, 2021
The Maldives has received more than 905,000 tourists so far this year amid the ongoing Covid-19, according to data from the Tourism Ministry. The tourist arrivals were 122.5 per cent higher than in last year as the Covid-19 pandemic led to prolonged border closures and restrictions on Read More...
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Aurangabad Aurangabad: Pre-Covid timings of Ajanta-Ellora restored
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 12 October, 2021
India’s famous Ajanta-Ellora caves will reopen to visitors from today. As per the reports, the district administration recently gave its nod to operate the World Heritage Sites, and other monuments in Aurangabad district as per the pre-COVID timings Read More...
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Florida Florida tourism on the rebound after pandemic
  • news.yahoo.com
  • 12 October, 2021
Florida tourism on the rebound after pandemic Read More...
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West Bengal West Bengal: eyes revival of tourism this Durga Puja
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 10 October, 2021
Many people are mixing travel with family get-togethers at exotic locations, having missed out on meeting each other for a long time owing to the restrictions," Anil Punjabi, the eastern region chairman of the Travel Agents Federation of India, said Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia: lifts travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people
  • www.reuters.com
  • 10 October, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Malaysia on Sunday lifted interstate and international travel restrictions for residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as the country achieved its target of inoculating 90% of its adult population Read More...
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Fiji Fiji: to reopen for tourism as it hits vaccine milestone
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 October, 2021
Fiji will ease Covid-19 restrictions and announce its reopening for international travel after the country hit a vaccination milestone Saturday. Changes to the country's virus restrictions would be announced on Sunday afternoon after 80 percent Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: welcomes highest Number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals From India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 9 October, 2021
Sri Lanka has welcomed 13,547 foreign tourists in September 2021, of which 8,528 were Indians who topped the list of arrivals to the island nation, as easing of border restrictions, gradual containment of the pandemic, and promotion of air tickets to Indian tourists boosted inbound travel Read More...
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Czech Republic Czech Republic: receives Safe Travels stamp by WTTC
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 9 October, 2021
The Czech Republic has received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Tourism & Travel Council (WTTC). The Czech national tourism office applied for the mark for the Czech Republic, which, based on documents from the Czech Chamber of Commerce Read More...
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Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh Tourism: launches Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit in Chandkhuri
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 October, 2021
Ram Van Gaman Tourism Circuit, an initiative of the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board under the new development plans of the Government of Chhattisgarh was launched on October 7 on the occasion of Navaratri at the Mata Kaushalya Temple and Police Academy Parade Ground in Chandkhuri Read More...
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Singapore Singapore: plans to expand quarantine-free travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 October, 2021
Singapore plans to widen its quarantine-free travel programme to include fully vaccinated individuals from South Korea and the United States as the financial hub moves cautiously to reopen its borders. Fully vaccinated travellers can travel between the city-state's Read More...
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Bihar Bodh Gaya: a round-the-year tourist destination
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 October, 2021
The Union Ministry of Tourism plans to develop Bodh Gaya, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site, as a round-the-year tourist destination and is making efforts to set up required infrastructure and facilities, officials said on Thursday Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam: to welcome more vaccinated travellers from December
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 October, 2021
Vietnam is planning from December to reopen key tourist destinations to vaccinated visitors from countries deemed a low Covid-19 risk, the government said on Wednesday, ahead of a full resumption targeted for June next year Read More...
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Malaysia Langkawi tourism: bubble gives hope to other destinations
  • www.thestar.com.my
  • 07 October, 2021
It has been nearly a month since the Langkawi travel bubble kicked off on Sept 16, and it seems like the programme has been a success. Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) chief executive officer Nasaruddin Abdul Muttalib said in a report that up to Sept 30 Read More...
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India India decides to reopen for foreign tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 07 October, 2021
The government of India has announced its decision to start issuing tourist visas to foreigners, starting from October 15, 2021. This major decision was taken to boost inbound tourism to India Read More...
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Europe Europe: Express Train Reaches Paris After Travelling for 36 Days
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 07 October, 2021
After a 20,000km journey while travelling for 36 days across European Union countries and even those outside the EU, the Connecting Europe Express train reached its ultimate destination, Paris Read More...
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Mexico Mexico: passes pre-pandemic tourism mark
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 07 October, 2021
The Airports of the Southeast group, which runs the terminal at the Caribbean coast resort, said Wednesday it handled 1.66 million passengers in Cancun in September, 4.4% percent more than in the same month of 2019 Read More...
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India Indians can now travel to Germany
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 06 October, 2021
The German Government, in a latest move, has lifted all travel restrictions for those travelling from India. As per the reports, travel to Germany will be permitted again from India; travels would be allowed for all purposes. However, travellers will have to abide by some rules Read More...
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Greece Greece: Aspires to Continue Attracting French Tourists
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 06 October, 2021
Greece aspires to attract tourists from France during October, the year-end holiday season and Easter, after recently announcing that the Hellenic Republic was the first country of choice for holidays for travellers from France during this year’s peak tourist season Read More...
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Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh reopens for travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 05 October, 2021
Arunachal Pradesh state government has announced to reopen the state for travellers in a move to promote tourism in the region. As per the reports, travellers who are fully vaccinated, with both the doses of approved COVID-19 vaccine, will be allowed to enter the state Read More...
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San Francisco San Francisco: airport takes off vaccine tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 October, 2021
As San Francisco International Airport (SFO) surpasses 30,000 vaccine doses administered at the Airport recently, a clear trend has emerged- more and more foreign travellers are making vaccination a part of their visit to San Francisco Read More...
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Bali Bali: open its doors to international tourists from October 14
  • www.onmanorama.com
  • 04 October, 2021
Jakarta : Indonesia will reopen the resort island Bali for foreign visitors from certain countries starting from October 14 amid a decline in fresh Covid-19 cases, a government official said Read More...
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England England: approved vaccines and the list of countries
  • www.gov.uk
  • 04 October, 2021
What you need to do when you travel to England depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated or not. To qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, you must have been fully vaccinated with a full course of an approved vaccine under Read More...
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Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh: reopens for fully vaccinated domestic and foreign tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 October, 2021
In a major boost to tourism industry in the state, the Arunachal Pradesh government has announced to reopen the state for tourists. Fully vaccinated travellers, who have taken both the doses of the approved Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed to enter the state Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland Tourism: launches Swisstainable sustainability strategy
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 October, 2021
Switzerland Tourism has launched a new Swisstainable sustainability strategy, with an aim to make the country the world’s most sustainable travel destination. This new programme covers the entire Swiss tourism industry and is for anyone and everyone Read More...
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Australia Australia: announces reopening of international travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 October, 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced the reopening of international travel and easing of border restrictions. Morrison said that the international border will reopen next month for states that have reached 80 per cent vaccination rates Read More...
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Thailand Thailand's: Phuket opens to all vaccinated travellers
  • www.moneycontrol.com
  • 02 October, 2021
Fully vaccinated travellers from any country can now book holidays to tourism haven Phuket, the Thai government has announced, under tweaks to a struggling quarantine-free travel scheme Read More...
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Maldives Maldives: witnesses robust rise in vacation queries
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 October, 2021
According to a recent RCI booking trends report, Maldives emerged as the most popular and the largest international tourist destination amid pandemic in 2021 with the overall search for the destination on RCI.com increasing multiple folds to 595 per cent Read More...
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Norway Norway: Ends Its COVID-19 Travel Advice for All Countries
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 01 October, 2021
The Norwegian authorities have announced that citizens of the country will now be able to travel to other areas, even for tourism purposes, since the Government will no longer advise against unnecessary travel Read More...
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Dubai Dubai: Expo 2020 to attract 25 million business and tourist visits to the world
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 01 October, 2021
The first world fair to be held in the Middle East, Expo 2020 Dubai, opened on Thursday with a lavish ceremony of fireworks, music and messaging about the power of global collaboration for a more sustainable future Read More...
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Iran Iran: to start issuing tourist visas soon
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 01 October, 2021
Iran will start issuing visas to foreign tourists from next month. After suspending the said services for almost 19 months due to the COVID crisis, the country has now announced that it will start issuing the said visas soon Read More...
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Bali Bali: to Reopen Its Borders For International Travellers
  • www.india.com
  • 01 October, 2021
International Travel News: After a long wait, Bali is finally gearing up to reopen its borders for international travellers amid Covid-19 pandemic. Scroll down for more details.Also Read - International Flights: Australia Won't Welcome Tourists Until 2022, Gives Priority To Skilled Migrants, Students Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius: reopens to foreign visitors after covid-19
  • www.aljazeera.com
  • 01 October, 2021
The island nation of Mauritius has fully opened its doors to international visitors, hoping to rebuild its key tourism industry after long months of isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Haryana Haryana: launches adventure sports to promote tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 September, 2021
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday inaugurated a host of adventure sports activities like parasailing, paramotor and jet scooter at Tikkar Taal in Morni Hills of Panchkula district. With this formal inauguration Read More...
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Greece Greece’s: Accommodation & Hotels Were 63% Occupied in September
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 29 September, 2021
Occupancy in accommodation and hotels in Greece reached 63 per cent from September 12 until September 19, the figures published by the country’s Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, have revealed. The Ministry also has announced that starting from November Read More...
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US US: to allow visa-free travel for visitors from Croatia
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 September, 2021
The US government said Tuesday that Croatia would soon join the countries whose people can visit without a visa in a sign of closer economic and security ties. The State Department and Department of Homeland Security said in a joint statement that the European nation Read More...
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Machu Picchu Machu Picchu: certified as the first carbon neutral tourist destination in the world
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 September, 2021
The Historic and Natural Sanctuary of Machu Picchu became the first wonder of the world and the first international tourist destination to obtain the carbon neutral certificate. The certification, awarded by the Green Initiative, an institution that seeks to promote green and environmentally friendly tourism Read More...
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Italy Italy: gives COVID green light to six non-EU tourist destinations
  • www.reuters.com
  • 29 September, 2021
MILAN, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Italy's health ministry said on Tuesday it had given the go-ahead for travel to six non-European tourist spots without the need for quarantine as a COVID-19 precaution either on arrival or return Read More...
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Ladakh Ladakh Tourism: opens the Siachen base camp for domestic tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 September, 2021
Ladakh Tourism’s official Twitter handle has tweeted announcing that the Siachen base camp is now open for domestic tourists. The timing could not have been any better as the announcement came a day before World Tourism Day 2021 Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong is shaping the tourism experience
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 September, 2021
With hunkered-down living, virtual life, and social isolation, the pandemic has hit us hard. Hong Kong, a city filled with energy, offers many opportunities to relax and unwind. On this World Tourism Day, Hong Kong Tourism Board showcases the wellness scene Read More...
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Nepal Nepal resumes visa on arrival for foreign tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 September, 2021
In a bid to boost tourism, Nepal has resumed visa on arrival for those international visitors who are fully vaccinated without quarantine requirement! With this announcement, the Himalayan nation is hoping to revive its tourism sector Read More...
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Norway Norway to Lift Its Advice Against Non-Essential Travel
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 27 September, 2021
Citizens of Norway will be eligible to travel to other countries, even for non-essential purposes such as tourism, as the country’s government will no longer advise them to avoid unnecessary travel Read More...
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Maharashtra Maharashtra to develop monsoon tourism in the Konkan region
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 September, 2021
Monsoon tourism in the Konkan region is to be developed by the Maharashtra government, as per Tourism Minister, Aaditya Thackeray. The Maharashtra government is also looking at developing the state into a cinema hub with a single Read More...
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Australia Australia on track to reopen 'by Christmas at the latest
  • www.abc.net.au
  • 27 September, 2021
International travel is high on the agenda for many Australians, but there is a lot we do not know about how it will work, prompting calls from passengers and the aviation industry for clarity from the federal government Read More...
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Andaman Andaman fully vaccinated tourists do not need to carry PCR report
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 September, 2021
In a new travel guideline, the Andaman and Nicobar government has announced exemption of negative RT-PCR reports for fully vaccinated travellers who wish to visit the island destination. The new guideline will come into effect from September 25 Read More...
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Qatar Qatar will continue to develop travel and tourism industry
  • www.gulf-times.com
  • 26 September, 2021
Qatar will continue to develop the travel and tourism industry, and achieve integration across the sector to increase efficiency and contribute to achieving the comprehensive development defined by Qatar National Vision 2030, Qatar Airways Group chief executive and chairman Read More...
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Saudi Saudi Tourism Authority opens commercial office in Dubai
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 26 September, 2021
The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) has opened a commercial office in Dubai as part of its strategy to engage the tourism trade in key source markets and raise awareness of the kingdom following the reopening of the country to international visitors Read More...
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Canada Canada lifts ban on direct flights from India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 September, 2021
Canada will allow direct flights from India from Monday, lifting the ban on them after a gap of more than five months. Announcing the decision, Transport Canada on Saturday in a tweet said: "Beginning at 00:01 EDT on September 27 Read More...
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Dubai Dubai: Madame Tussauds open doors for guests on October 14
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 September, 2021
Madame Tussauds Dubai will officially open its doors to the public for the first time on October 14. The Dubai edition of the world-famous wax attraction is the first of its kind in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the 25th edition of the attraction globally Read More...
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Maldives Maldives emerges as a popular family destination
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 25 September, 2021
Once the brutal second wave subsided, the pictures of Indians holidaying in Maldives were back with a bang on Instagram. Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan’s pictures holidaying with her husband and both her sons continued to gain likes by twitterati and paparazzi Read More...
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Argentina Argentina Reopening For International Tourism November 1
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 25 September, 2021
Argentina is pivoting from one of the world’s strictest pandemic lockdowns to arguably one of its fastest reopenings. A fast-improving vaccination campaign and political urgency are unlocking the gates to South America’s second largest nation Read More...
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UP UP government to develop Chandrakanta tourism circuit
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 September, 2021
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh now plans to develop a new tourism circuit in the state - the 'Chandrakanta Santati" which is an epic fantasy adventure novel in Hindi by Devaki Nandan Khatri Read More...
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Kenya Kenya is now open for Indian travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 24 September, 2021
Indians can now experience Kenya’s many adventures as the Kenya Tourism Board has announced that the country has reopened its borders for Indian travellers. Kenya was closed for a while for tourism amidst a second wave of coronavirus. According to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Read More...
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Scotland Scotland's international travel testing regime to be relaxed
  • www.bbc.com
  • 24 September, 2021
Fully-vaccinated people travelling to Scotland from overseas will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid tests, the Scottish government has confirmed. The change will benefit Scots returning home from abroad and visitors from non-red list countries Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia automatically extends visit and tourism visas
  • gulfnews.com
  • 23 September, 2021
Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday announced that it has automatically extended visit and tourism visas, which were issued before March 24, 2021, local media said Read More...
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Greece Greece Expected to Reach €12 Billion in Tourism Revenues
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 23 September, 2021
The Greek Minister of Tourism, Vasilis Kikilia, announced that €2 million have been allocated for tourism in Evia, the second-largest isle in the country, as tourism throughout the summer season has been successful, and the industry is expected to reach €12 billion in revenues for this year Read More...
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Chile Chile to Open Borders For Vaccinated Foreign Travellers
  • www.india.com
  • 22 September, 2021
International Travel Update: Good news is that Chile gets added to the list of countries that are opening or have opened their borders to fully vaccinated international travellers. Keep scrolling down for more information on this Read More...
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US Fully Vaccinated Passengers Can Travel to The US From November
  • www.india.com
  • 21 September, 2021
New Delhi: In what can be called as a good news for flyers planning to travel to the United States, the country has eased travel restrictions allowing fully vaccinated individuals to enter the US beginning in November Read More...
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Goa Goa tourism industry seeks SOPs before lifting of ban on tourists
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 20 September, 2021
The Travel and Tourism Association of Goa submitted a memorandum to Union minister of tourism and culture G Kishan Reddy seeking a resumption of charter flights -- which bring a bulk of the foreign tourists to Goa -- beginning October 1 even if it is via reciprocal bubble arrangement with countries Read More...
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India India to allow charter flights as it gets ready to welcome tourists
  • www.business-standard.com
  • 20 September, 2021
Vaccinated foreign tourists would be allowed to visit India on charter flights as the government plans to relax entry restrictions. An announcement regarding the modalities and date for resumption of leisure travel is expected by the end of this month Read More...
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IRCTC IRCTC starts special train for Char Dham Yatra
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 September, 2021
The State of Art Deluxe AC Tourist Train offers features including two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based washroom functions, foot massager. The fully air-conditioned train also provides two types of accommodation Read More...
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UAE UAE hotels hit 62% occupancy as tourism industry continues Covid-19 recovery
  • www.arabianbusiness.com
  • 20 September, 2021
UAE hotels hit 62 percent occupancy in the first six months of 2021 as the tourism sector continues to rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic, ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai opening in October, state news agency WAM reported Read More...
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UAE UAE residents pick Europe for next holiday - and they intend to stay longer
  • gulfnews.com
  • 20 September, 2021
Dubai: UAE’s residents are already making their next holiday plans – and Europe will be their top choice, In fact, 56 per cent of respondents in a dnata Travel poll said they have narrowed down their choice to a destination in Europe Read More...
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UAE UAE: Domestic tourism to witness boost as Abu Dhabi relaxes entry rules
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 19 September, 2021
Domestic and inter-Emirate tourism is expected to rise now that Abu Dhabi has done away with pre-entry Covid-19 testing at border entry points, experts in the travel sector have said Read More...
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Phuket Phuket Sandbox received 33,059 international tourists so far
  • www.pattayamail.com
  • 19 September, 2021
The Phuket Sandbox programme has welcomed 33,059 international arrivals in the first two and a half months, from 1 July to 16 September, 2021. Fully vaccinated and with no need to quarantine, international travellers have come to Phuket on direct international flights operated by major airlines from points around the world Read More...
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Goa Goa open for visitors, ready to start tourism
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2021
PANAJI: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday that the government has written to the Union ministries of home affairs and external affairs to give special permission to allow charter flights into the tourist state Read More...
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UK UK eases travelling rules for vaccinated Indians
  • www.livemint.com
  • 18 September, 2021
In a bid to provide relief to people travelling to the United Kingdom as the UK government on Friday eased travel rules and guidelines for the people visiting the country Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand High Court lifts ban on Chardham Yatra
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2021
The Uttarakhand government has moved quickly and notified the resumption of the Chardham Yatra in the state from today after the High Court bench headed by the Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan removed the stay on the annual yatra in June this year on the basis of a Public Read More...
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Greece Greece sees jump in international arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2021
International air traffic to Greece picked up strongly in August at the peak of the summer tourism season, civil aviation authority data showed on Friday. Arrivals nearly doubled in that month to 3,042,098, from 1,666,222 a year earlier when the world Read More...
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Germany Germany Removes 14 Countries From List of High-Risk Areas
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 18 September, 2021
Starting from Sunday, September 19, travellers from Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Moldova, and Venezuela will face stricter entry restrictions when travelling to Germany, as the same have been placed in the list of high-risk areas Read More...
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Dubai Dubai eases travel restrictions ahead of Dubai Expo
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 17 September, 2021
The Dubai Expo is all set to welcome guests from far and wide. But what about covid travel protocols in the UAE? According to latest reports, the UAE has now relaxed its COVID travel rules for travellers from India. The expo will begin from October 1, and will go on until March 31, 2022 Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia may reopen to tourists from some countries in October
  • www.reuters.com
  • 17 September, 2021
JAKARTA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia may allow foreign tourists to start returning to the popular resort island of Bali and other parts of the country by October after a sharp slide in COVID-19 cases, senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Friday Read More...
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West Bengal West Bengal: All wildlife sanctuaries are now open
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 September, 2021
The national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and tiger reserves in West Bengal are all set to welcome tourists with appropriate safety measures from September 16, after the state government announced to relax restrictions on wildlife safari and rides Read More...
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Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh will launch a new tourism circuit on Lord Ram’s stay
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 September, 2021
Chhattisgarh is all set to celebrate the launch of the state government’s ambitious ‘Ram Van Gaman Path Tourist Circuit’ project on the occasion of Navaratri on October 7. The state tourism board is using the festival occasion to introduce a new tourism circuit that follows the path traveled Read More...
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Chile Chile reopens borders to visitors ahead of summer tourism season
  • www.reuters.com
  • 16 September, 2021
SANTIAGO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Chile announced plans to reopen its borders to visitors on Wednesday in a bid to revive its ailing tourism industry ahead of the Southern Hemisphere summer and following a successful vaccination drive that has seen COVID-19 infections in the country plummet Read More...
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Europe European Tourists Travelling to Costa Rica in high number
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 16 September, 2021
A total of 21,969 tourists from European countries have visited Costa Rica during August, marking the highest number of European arrivals recorded so far in 2021 Read More...
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Kerala Kerala Tourism launches Caravan Tourism Policy
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 September, 2021
As part of introducing new products to attract new customers to God’s Own Country, Kerala Tourism has launched a new policy for Caravan Tourism for the State. The announcement of the new policy was made by the state Tourism Minister, PA Mohamad Riyas today in Thiruvananthapuram Read More...
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Australia Australia takes major step towards vaccine passports for international travel
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 13 September, 2021
The Morrison government has taken a major step towards establishing a vaccine passport for international travel, awarding a contract to international IT company Accenture for new digital passenger declarations Read More...
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India Indian villages have been nominated for UN’s WTO Award
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 13 September, 2021
Three Indian villages have been nominated in the Best Tourism Village category for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award. Madhya Pradesh’s Ladhpura Khas village that is situated near the town of Orchha, is one such village Read More...
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Nepal Nepal tourism proposes V2V model to revive tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 September, 2021
With over 95 per cent of the tourism stakeholders across key destinations in the country claimed to have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the tourism industry of Nepal has proposed a V2V (Vaccinated-host to Vaccinated Tourist) model of reopening destinations Read More...
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Australia Australia : vaccine passports for international travel
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 13 September, 2021
The Morrison government has taken a major step towards establishing a vaccine passport for international travel, awarding a contract to international IT company Accenture for new digital passenger declarations Read More...
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Tanzania Tanzania to host first East Africa tourism expo
  • www.thecitizen.co.tz
  • 13 September, 2021
The expo aims to attract tourists and promoting investment in the tourism industry within the East African Community (EAC) member states Read More...
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Cuba Cuba easing entry restrictions in November
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 September, 2021
Havana, Cuba is readying to kick start its tourism season in November amid efforts to contain the sharpest spike in daily Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospitalisations since the onset of the pandemic early last year Read More...
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Bangkok Bangkok to reopen for fully vaccinated tourists from October 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 September, 2021
Thailand plans to reopen Bangkok to fully vaccinated visitors in October, officials said Friday, as the kingdom seeks to salvage a tourism industry hammered by the pandemic. Before covid, tourism made up a fifth of Thailand's national income but severe travel Read More...
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Singapore Singapore Tourism to promote urban wellness experiences
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 September, 2021
ClassPass and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have launched a one-year partnership to jointly promote Singapore’s wellness offerings and enhance the city’s attractiveness as an urban wellness destination Read More...
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Dubai Dubai sees sharp surge in business, leisure travel
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 11 September, 2021
As the world battles new Covid-19 variants and rising cases, Dubai has secured its spot as one of the safest vacation destinations — and the proof is in the tourism boom. Ever since Dubai eased travel restrictions, the city has seen a surge in international visitors Read More...
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Greece Greece will remain open to US travelers
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 10 September, 2021
While a growing number of European Union member states are tightening entry requirements for visitors from the United States, authorities in Greece say the country will remain open to U.S. travelers through October, the end of tourist season Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam: Phu Quoc reopening to tourism
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 10 September, 2021
Vietnam plans to reopen the beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month, authorities said, as the country looks at ways to revive an economy suffering from extended lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Canada Canada eases international travel restrictions
  • kitchener.ctvnews.ca
  • 10 September, 2021
WATERLOO - Large festivals in the region are hoping to capitalize on tourism dollars as Canada eases up on international travel restrictions. The move comes after a slow economic year for the hospitality industry Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Tourism launches ‘West Kowloon’ for art and culture tourism
  • www.businesswire.com
  • 9 September, 2021
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) officially launched a West Kowloon neighbourhood programme, after featuring popular promotions “Old Town Central” and “Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local” in the “Hong Kong Neighbourhoods” campaign Read More...
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Bahrain Bahrain set to become medical tourism hub'
  • www.gdnonline.com
  • 9 September, 2021
A PRIVATE healthcare facility is aiming to bolster Bahrain’s vision of becoming a medical tourism hub in the region by flying in world-renowned experts for specialist treatments. Under the International Visiting Professor (IVP) Programme launched by Al Salam Specialist Hospital Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on UAE
  • www.livemint.com
  • 8 September, 2021
Saudi Arabia will allow citizens to travel to the neighbouring United Arab Emirates. It has also lifted travel restrictions on South Africa and Argentina. Saudi Arabia will allow citizens to travel to the neighbouring United Arab Emirates Read More...
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Canada EU Citizens Fully Vaccinated Can Now Travel to Canada
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 8 September, 2021
The Government of Canada has announced that since yesterday, September 7, all European citizens who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease can travel to Canada for non-essential purposes Read More...
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Oman Oman is set to welcome visitors from GCC and western countries
  • www.gdnlife.com
  • 8 September, 2021
Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Tourism is now ready and eager to welcome travellers and visitors from GCC and western countries, backing on the Supreme Committee’s decision to permit anyone holding an approved vaccine certificate to enter the country from Wednesday Read More...
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Dubai Dubai gets world’s first ‘green’ mosque
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 7 September, 2021
Dubai just got the world's first ‘green’ mosque. As per the reports, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated the world's first green mosque, which also received platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia aims to welcome vaccinated foreigners by November
  • www.ttgasia.com
  • 7 September, 2021
Cambodia is working towards a possible reopening of borders for fully vaccinated international travellers by November this year, with Phnom Penh on track to becoming the most vaccinated city in South-east Asia Read More...
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Israel Israel: to reopen for small foreign tour groups
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
Israel will allow small foreign tour groups from selective countries to visit from September 19 under a pilot programme to kick-start tourism, the government said on Sunday. Tour groups of between 5 and 30 people from countries on Israel's green Read More...
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Israel Israel: to reopen for small foreign tour groups
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
Israel will allow small foreign tour groups from selective countries to visit from September 19 under a pilot programme to kick-start tourism, the government said on Sunday. Tour groups of between 5 and 30 people from countries on Israel's green Read More...
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India Indians can now travel to Canada via a third country
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
Indians can now fly to Canada if they stop over at a third country and get an RT-PCR test done. From September 7, Indians can now use places in the Middle East to transit to Canada, after popular destinations like Turkey, Dubai and Abu Dhabi relaxed norms Read More...
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India India to have one of the largest pavilions at Expo2020 Dubai
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
India will have one of the largest pavilions at the ensuing Expo2020 at Dubai. The six-month long World Expo is slated to begin on October 1 where over 190 countries are participating and showcasing their unique capabilities in various areas and opportunities for investment Read More...
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India Abu Dhabi: updates 'Green List'; effective from September 6
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT- Abu Dhabi) has issued the updated ‘Green List’ for travel to Abu Dhabi that will be effective from September 6, 2021 (12:01am UAE time) Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi: DCT signs MoU with Emirates Tourist Guide Association
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 September, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Tourist Guide Association to improve tourism guidance, promote tourism in the emirate, and connect tourist guides with the tourism and culture sectors Read More...
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Turkey Turkey removes quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated Indian
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 September, 2021
The Turkish Embassy in New Delhi has announced that fully vaccinated Indian travellers will not be required to undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine in Turkey from September 4. Sharing the updated guidelines, the Embassy said that the travellers will be eligible for the quarantine exemption Read More...
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Philippines Philippines to lift travel ban on India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 September, 2021
The Philippines will lift the travel ban for all inbound travellers from India and nine other countries starting from September 6 despite the rising Covid-19 cases fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Saturday Read More...
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Spain Spain: Tourism Increases by 78%
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 03 September, 2021
International tourist arrivals in Spain have returned to pre-pandemic levels with an increase of 78.3 per cent being detected this year and the figure showing that a total of 4.4 million arrivals were registered in July Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia: set to reopen Langkawi islands to tourists
  • www.straitstimes.com
  • 03 September, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia plans to reopen the tourist haven of Langkawi islands as it renews efforts to rebuild parts of the economy worst hit by the pandemic Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius: is opening for tourists on October 1
  • www.onmanorama.com
  • 02 September, 2021
After a long break, the land of the sun and the sand is open to tourists from October 1st. This spells good news for a legion of tourists who have been missing their favourite holiday destination. This Indian Ocean Island is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs Read More...
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Indore Indore: Dubai flight resumes after 17 months
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2021
Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumed operations on Wednesday, after being stopped in March last year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia attended virtually a programme organised at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport Read More...
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Fiji Fiji: Tourism shares its reopening plans
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2021
As border restrictions ease and travel resumes, destinations will need to market themselves differently so that travellers perceive them as aspirational as well as safe. Similar to other leisure tourism destinations, Fiji will also be going for the same markets Read More...
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UAE UAE tourist visa services resumed ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2021
VFS Global has resumed the tourist visa services for Indians travelling to UAE effective August 30, a day after the country announced the reopening of borders for fully vaccinated travellers. Currently, the service is available for Emirates Airlines and FlyDubai customers only Read More...
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UAE UAE:Open up travel to all vaccinated people
  • economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2021
The United Arab Emirates announced it will resume issuing visas to all tourists fully vaccinated against Covid from Monday, a month before Dubai hosts the delayed Expo 2020 trade fair Read More...
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Meghalaya Meghalaya: set to reopen borders for tourists
  • www.idiva.com
  • 30 August, 2021
The Meghalaya government has taken the decision to open the state’s border for tourists from September 1st, 2021 after a cabinet meeting in Shillong. The Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, took to Twitter to share the news, and add some important announcements as well Read More...
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China China: Universal Studios open first theme park in China
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2021
China is all set to get a Universal Studios theme park, which will be the first in the country. The theme park is opening in the city of Beijing in the month of September. As of now, the opening date is set for September 20 Read More...
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India Goa: No RT PCR required for fully vaccinated tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2021
In a recent travel update, the Bombay High Court at Goa has allowed fully vaccinated people (tourists or not) to enter the state without providing a negative RT PCR test report. Apparently, the government of Goa had submitted an application in the High Court to allow fully vaccinated people Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius further eases travel protocols for vaccinated travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2021
The Mauritian government has further eased the isolation protocols for incoming international visitors as fully vaccinated travellers will now have to spend only seven days in a designated, special ‘resort bubble’ hotel instead of 14 days Read More...
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