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Indonesia Indonesia launches 10-year visa for tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 October, 2022
Indonesia has entered the race to attract wealthy foreigners into the country using its trump card: Bali.The country has introduced a new “second home visa” of five years and 10 years for those possessing at least IDR 2 billion (USD 130,000) in their bank accounts. Read More...
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Qatar Qatar market braces for football World Cup boom
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 October, 2022
Boxloads of wooden camels, plates with pictures of Qatar's skyscrapers, gold necklaces, football hats and scarves arrive every day in Doha's Souq Waqif market, where traders eagerly await World Cup fans. The narrow alleys of the century-old market will be a magnet for the one million football followers expected at the tournament, which kicks off on November 20. Read More...
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UAE Arabian Travel Market 2023 launches sustainable stand award
  • www.zawya.com
  • 20 October, 2022
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023, the leading travel and tourism showcase in the Middle East which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 1–4 May 2023, will feature a sustainability category at its annual exhibitor awards next year for the first time. The decision was taken to recognise exhibiting organisations that have considered the impact that their stand will have on the environment and the efforts they have made to reduce Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan (India) all set to launch full moon tourism
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 13 October, 2022
If all goes as planned, new innovative experiences will be launched to enhance the travel experiences of visitors. It is reported that the Rajasthan government is planning to launch full moon tourism, where visitors will be taken to remote areas to enjoy the sight of clear skies. If reports are to go by, the tourists will be given an opportunity to witness the stellar skies that people often miss in their day-to-day lives. Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong to lure tourists with free air tickets
  • www.bbc.com
  • 6 October, 2022
Hong Kong says it will give away 500,000 airline tickets, worth HK$2bn ($254.8m; £224.3m), as it tries to boost its Covid-hit tourism industry. The city rolled back several of its coronavirus rules in recent weeks. However, major airlines are struggling to get their flight schedules back to pre-pandemic levels. Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong to lure tourists with free air tickets
  • www.bbc.com
  • 5 October, 2022
Hong Kong says it will give away 500,000 airline tickets, worth HK$2bn ($254.8m; £224.3m), as it tries to boost its Covid-hit tourism industry. The city rolled back several of its coronavirus rules in recent weeks. However, major airlines are struggling to get their flight schedules back to pre-pandemic levels. Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia the most visited country in the Arab world in 2022
  • www.middleeastmonitor.com
  • 5 October, 2022
Saudi Arabia was the most visited Arab country by tourists throughout this year, statistics have shown. According to new figures released by the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), over 18 million tourists visited Saudi Arabia in 2022, so far, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following second at 14.8 million tourists, and Morocco coming third at 11 million tourists. Read More...
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Middle East Sporting events to boost Middle East tourism up to 30 percent
  • www.zawya.com
  • 28 September, 2022
UAE: Musafir.com, a leading online travel agency headquartered in the UAE, has revealed in its bi-annual travel trend report that sporting events will augment the tourism and hospitality economy up to 30 % in the region. The Middle East is becoming the world’s fastest-growing sports tourism destination valued at an estimated $600bn, according to the World Trade Organisation. Read More...
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Abu Dhabi SeaWorld Abu Dhabi set to be launched by Miral in 2023
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 September, 2022
The theme park, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, is scheduled to launch in 2023. It will feature UAE’s first dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center. The research and rescue center, to be located next to the theme park, will support regional and global conservation efforts, providing an advanced knowledge hub with a focus on indigenous Arabian Gulf and marine life ecosystems. The research center will start operating this year. Read More...
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China China ends lockdown on Southwest megacity of Chengdu
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 September, 2022
Millions of people in the Chinese megacity of Chengdu emerged from a Covid-19 lockdown that had closed schools, disrupted businesses and forced residents to stay home for over two weeks. With a population of 21 million, Southwest China’s Chengdu is the largest Chinese city to shut down since global finance hub Shanghai imposed a strict two-month lockdown in April, leaving many residents scrambling for food. Read More...
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China China To Start “Space Tourism” By 2025
  • www.inventiva.co.in
  • 19 September, 2022
China To Start “Space Tourism” By 2025, With Tickets Costing About $350,000, Crossing The Kármán Line. Beijing may soon be able to send its first paying customers to the edge of space through space tourism as early as 2025, with tickets costing between 2-3 million yuan ($286,400-$429,600). This is according to China’s leading rocket scientist. Read More...
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London Royal fans give London tourism a strong bump
  • www.hurriyetdailynews.com
  • 19 September, 2022
Royal fans have poured into the heart of London to experience the flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a mileslong line for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II. And while they’re here, they’re packing hotels, restaurants and shops. Read More...
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India Taj Mahal is the second most-loved landmark in the world
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2022
The world is created with some beautiful landscapes and it has some unique eye-catching landmarks that enhance the beauty of the planet. These notable landmarks dotted across the globe are what attract tourists. So here we bring you the names of some of the world's most loved and popular landmarks, based on the ranking in a recent survey by Bounce. Read More...
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U.S. Planning to apply for a US tourist visa?
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2022
As per the latest news reports, the appointment wait time for first-time non-immigrant visitor visa applicants to the United States in India has now gone up to two years. For instance, in Delhi and Mumbai, as per the US State Department website, the waiting period is now 758 and 752 days, respectively Read More...
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Bahrain Bahrain to rope in more MICE and leisure traffic
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 September, 2022
While the new Exhibition World Bahrain is all set to be unveiled in the Q4 of 2022, marking the launch of the Middle East’s largest exhibition and convention centre, Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority (BTEA) is getting more aggressive with the regional and international level promotions. Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia records 1.13 million air travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 September, 2022
Cambodia registered 1.13 million air travellers during the first eight months of 2022, up almost 600 per cent compared to the same period last year, a senior official said recently. However, the figure represented a 76-per cent drop compared to the same period in 2019, the pre-Covid pandemic year, Sin Chansereyvutha, undersecretary of state of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, said. Read More...
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Dubai Dubai stands to gain as tourists flock to Qatar
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 16 September, 2022
The United Arab Emirates did not qualify for the Qatar World Cup but it will be a winner anyway if an overspill of fans floods its hotels, restaurants and planes. With little investment the UAE, and in particular Dubai, stands to gain if, as expected, supporters opt to stay in the tourism hotspot instead of tiny Read More...
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Japan Japan allows entry of Indian visitors in group tours for tourism purposes
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 September, 2022
Post announcing reopening of the destination for tourists, Japan has allowed entry of Indian tourists. The Government of Japan has announced a policy to resume entry for Indian visitors entering Japan in the group tours, conditionally for tourism purposes. Read More...
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Qatar Qatar World Cup to attract profit related to aviation, tourism & hospitality
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 September, 2022
The United Arab Emirates did not qualify for the Qatar World Cup but it will be a winner anyway if an overspill of fans floods its hotels, restaurants and planes. With little investment the UAE, and in particular Dubai, stands to gain if, as expected, supporters opt to stay in the tourism hotspot instead of tiny Gulf neighbour Qatar during the November-December tournament. Read More...
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U.S. U.S. Travel To Australia Starts To Boomerang Back
  • www.forbes.com
  • 16 September, 2022
An Australia Marketplace was held in Los Angeles last month. Its mission was simple; to promote trade and tourism from the United States coming out of two years of COVID-19. Australia has a way to go to return to its 2019 numbers, when one million U.S. and Canadian travelers visited, spending Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka opens 1155-ft tall Lotus Tower to public
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 16 September, 2022
Sri Lanka on Thursday opened the massive 1155 ft (350 m) tall Lotus Tower which is also referred to as a Chinese built "white elephant" for public viewing. Nearly $113 million was spent on the construction of the tower which is situated in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Read More...
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Japan Japan likely to resume visa-free tourist travel in October
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 15 September, 2022
In an interesting turn of events, Japan is likely to lift the previously placed ban on individual tourist visa requirements. This will, most probably, come into practice in October. At present, foreign visitors visiting Japan are required to book guided tours to get a visa to enter the country. Read More...
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Dubai Dubai will be home to a massive ‘moon-shaped’ resort
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 13 September, 2022
Dubai is unstoppable when it comes to futuristic attractions and adding records to its name! The city, which is already famed for its world's tallest building, the incredible Burj Khalifa, will soon add another feather to its cap by constructing a unique moon-shaped resort. It’s already being duped as an Read More...
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UAE UAE Boosts Tourism Returns to $5 Billion in First Half of 2022
  • skift.com
  • 13 September, 2022
The tourism revenue of the United Arab Emirates surpassed $5 billion in the first half of this year, compared to $3 billion in the same period last year. The number of hotel guests that the country received rose to 12 million — registering a 42 percent year-on-year growth. Read More...
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Jeddah Jeddah 7 Top Tourist Destinations
  • www.tboacademy.com
  • 13 September, 2022
As the second largest city in Saudi, Jeddah is popularly known as the Bride of the Red Sea and is considered the tourism and economic capital of the country. Jeddah also serves as the commercial hub and gateway for pilgrims traveling to Makkah and Madinah. Read More...
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Japan Japan to waive tourist visa requirements as part of border easing
  • www.reuters.com
  • 12 September, 2022
TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Japan's government is planning to waive tourist visa requirements from some countries as part of a further easing of border controls enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19, Fuji News Network reported on Monday. Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand scraps mask wearing rules
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 September, 2022
New Zealand scrapped mask wearing rules and vaccine mandates, ending some of the toughest Covid-19 pandemic rules in the world about two years after they were put in place. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, in a weekly news conference, that it was time to safely turn the page on the country’s Covid-19 management and live without the extraordinary measures it previously used. Read More...
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South Korea South Korea and Thailand team up to drive tourism back
  • www.thaipbsworld.com
  • 12 September, 2022
Thailand and South Korea can add to their list of “things in common” their tourism industries, both of which are working to get back on track after COVID-19. Tourism exchanges between the two countries have been gaining momentum since the lifting of travel restrictions. Read More...
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Haryana Haryana largest museum of Harappan culture coming up
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 September, 2022
The world's largest museum of Harappan culture is coming up in Rakhigarhi in Haryana to showcase about 5,000-year-old Indus Valley artifacts, officials said on Sunday. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who reviewed the ongoing construction of the museum Read More...
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Delhi Delhi to become city of lakes
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 September, 2022
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Delhi would soon become a city of lakes, which would act as tourist spots. Elaborating on Kejriwal’s announcement, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the government was undertaking rejuvenation and beautification of 50 lakes in the city. Read More...
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Greece Greece expects to receive record high revenues for tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 September, 2022
Tourism in Greece, a vital pillar of the country’s economy, is on track to yield record high revenues this year, exceeding pre-Covid levels, according to officials. “2022 has been an amazing year for Greek tourism... I’m very happy to say that both branded and alternative destinations, both on Read More...
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Kenya Kenya's tourist arrivals up 91 pct amid global travel
  • english.news.cn
  • 9 September, 2022
NAIROBI, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's tourist arrivals surged 91 percent between January and August compared to a similar period last year, a senior government official said Friday. Najib Balala, the cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, told journalists in Nairobi, Read More...
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Fiji Fiji eases travel rules, removes on arrival Covid-19 test
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 8 September, 2022
Island nation Fiji has announced the easing of travel rules to accelerate tourism as it dropped the mandatory Covid-19 test requirements for all international travellers entering its borders. Effective September 5, travellers are no longer required to take a Covid-19 test upon arrival in Fiji. Read More...
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Germany Germany scrap Covid mask mandate on flights
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 8 September, 2022
Germany will soon drop mask requirements on commercial flights introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said, after flagship airline Lufthansa complained that the rule was no longer enforceable. Read More...
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Nagaland Nagaland: a unique initiative to promote ‘offroad tourism’
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 8 September, 2022
Blessed with incredibly beautiful but challenging terrain, a land that is steeped in authentic tribal culture, Nagaland is all set to emerge as the off-roading capital of India. Nagaland Tourism has embarked on a first-of-its-kind initiative to promote offroad-based tourism and has roped in extreme terrain Read More...
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Saudi Saudi plans train hotel staff under “Tourism Pioneers” programme
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 8 September, 2022
Under the watchful eye of an instructor, Munira al-Rubaian spreads fresh bed linen in a mock hotel room in the Saudi capital, aiming to land a job in the desert kingdom’s growing tourism sector. The unemployed 25-year-old is one of thousands of Saudis enrolled in the state-run “Tourism Pioneers” programme, which aims to prepare 100,000 job-seekers for a field that government officials insist is set to take off. Read More...
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UK UK Travel Vaccine Market Report 2022
  • www.businesswire.com
  • 07 September, 2022
The travel vaccine market is expected to grow from US$ 267.56 million in 2021 to US$ 524.88 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2022 to 2028. Travel vaccines, also called travel immunizations, are shots travelers get before visiting certain areas of the world that help protect them from developing serious illnesses. Read More...
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Umrah Umrah permits for GCC residents on tourist visa
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 07 September, 2022
Residents from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries who hold tourist visa to Saudi Arabia can now get permits to perform Umrah as well as visit the Rawdah Sharif at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. The Saudi Ministry of Tourism on Thursday announced that GCC residents can obtain Read More...
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Taiwan Taiwan plans to restart visa free entry for select countries
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2022
Taiwan will resume visa free entry for visitors from countries including the United States and Canada from next week, the government said, as it continues to ease controls put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19. Read More...
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Germany Germany: Sep’22 Travel Restrictions: What You Should Know
  • www.forbes.com
  • 05 September, 2022
There are currently no travel restrictions for traveling within the United States and territories, which makes it easy to go to the beach for a late summer getaway. Coronavirus infection rates remain relatively low in many places, but travelers should still exercise caution. Read More...
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Kashmir Kashmir’s Wular Lake To Get Non-Motorable Walkway Soon
  • www.india.com
  • 05 September, 2022
One of the largest fresh water lakes in South Asia is the Wular lake. Flocked buy tourists everyday, this gorgeous lake is situated near Bandipora town in North Kashmir. In a recent development pertaining to the tourism of the lake, the administrative authorities here have decided to construct a a non-motorable walkway that will only enrich the tourist experience here. Read More...
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Qatar Qatar major relief for Indians travelling for FIFA World Cup
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 September, 2022
For easy travel access and transit for international travellers, especially visitors travelling for FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar has announced to remove the mandatory quarantine requirement for all foreign visitors. Announcing to scrap the ‘Red Risk Classification’ effective Read More...
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Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh tourism signs MoU in Cambodia
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 September, 2022
Madhya Pradesh Tourism organised a roadshow in Phnom Penh, Cambodia recently. An MOU was signed between Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and CATA to further strengthen tourism ties between the two regions and enhance cooperation and goodwill. Read More...
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San Francisco Experiments With Climate Tourism
  • www.panic.world
  • 04 September, 2022
An unexpected destination is emphasizing its own famously cool temperatures as an incentive to stop there on your next cross-country trip. That destination is San Francisco — which has the advantages of a moderate climate combined with all of the amenities of a large city. Read More...
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South Africa South Africa sees 147% spike in tourist arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 September, 2022
South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu has said that the South African tourism sector is poised for a tremendous bounce back and positive growth after the first half of the year figures show a staggering 147 per cent in arrivals reaching an impressive 2,285,746. Read More...
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Spain Spain witnesses nine million foreigners in July
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 September, 2022
More than twice as many tourists visited Spain in July than in the same month last year, a number only slightly below pre-pandemic levels, National Statistics Institute data showed recently. Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka hopes to attract 1 mn tourists in 2022
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 September, 2022
Sri Lanka is hoping to attract a whopping 1 million tourists, including from India, this year, a senior tourism official said, as the cash-strapped island tries to overcome its worst economic crisis in decades. With more than 74,000 arrivals, India topped the list of tourists in Sri Lanka from January to July 2022, according to Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). Read More...
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UAE UAE’s Green Visa and how it will benefit you
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 02 September, 2022
The United Arab Emirates has been making efforts to lure entrepreneurs, qualified professions, and high net individuals by continuously reforming its entry and visa issuance, and ensure that they stay and invest in the country. Read More...
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US US reports second largest overseas visitors from India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 02 September, 2022
Indian visitors were the second biggest overseas travellers to the US this summer holiday season, despite visa delays and sky-high airfares. June 2022 saw 40.6 lakh non-US resident international visitors to America - up 135 per cent from June 2021 but still just 64.2 per cent of the pre-Covid June 2019, says the US department of commerce. Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong plans to introduce ‘reverse quarantine'
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2022
Hong Kong hopes to introduce ‘reverse quarantine’ for people going to mainland China as the financial hub seeks to open up to the neigbouring technology city of Shenzhen after months of restrictions, the city leader said. Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia receives highest foreign arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2022
Indonesia saw about 477,000 foreign visitors in July, official data showed, the most on a monthly basis since Covid-19 decimated the global travel industry. The number was the highest since February 2020 and though it represented a 38 per cent increase from the previous month, it was Read More...
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Thailand Thailand to allow long stays for international tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2022
Eyeing to attract foreign tourists for longer stays in Thailand, the Thai authorities have granted visa extensions for tourists to stimulate the upcoming peak travel season in the nation. During the specially granted 6-month period, the length of stay per time will be extended from 15 days to 30 Read More...
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Thailand Thailand looks to Indian weddings to boost tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2022
Thailand hopes to boost its tourism revenue to between 600 billion-700 billion baht (USD 16 billion-USD 19 billion) by year-end, by targeting high-spending groups like Indian wedding parties and honeymooners, a senior tourism official said. Read More...
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UAE UAE’s Tourism Boom Is Helping Short-Term Rentals Thrive
  • skift.com
  • 01 September, 2022
Backed by a steady growth in the tourism sector, demand for short-term rentals has increased significantly among travelers to the United Arab Emirates and a lot of it has to do with post-Covid travel preferences coupled with remote work options. Read More...
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GNTB GNTB 100 most popular tourist attractions in Germany
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2022
Germany’s national tourist organisation German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has unveiled a list of 100 most popular tourist attractions in Germany based on a survey it conducted. The country has been conducting the top 100 rankings from last 10 years. Last year's winner, Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, received the most votes. EuropaPark Rust was also able to defend its second place. Rothenburg ob der Tauber took third place for the first time. Read More...
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Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Reaches Major Tourism Recovery Milestone
  • www.travelagentcentral.com
  • 29 August, 2022
The Cayman Islands has announced that it has reached a major milestone in efforts to rebuild stayover tourism arrivals. According to an airlift capacity report by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Research Unit—which tracks flights to the Cayman Islands through Q1 2023 and compares capacity to 2019—the destination gaining seats in late 2022. Read More...
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Indians Indians top the Abu Dhabi travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 29 August, 2022
Indians are among the top travellers who visited Abu Dhabi the most in the first six months of this year, according to a passenger traffic report. The traffic report released by Abu Dhabi Airports - the operator of Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International, Al Bateen Executive , Delma and Sir Read More...
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Nagaland Nagaland gets second railway station after 100 years
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 August, 2022
Nagaland on Friday got its second railway station after a gap of more than 100 years with the commissioning of a new facility at Shokhuvi. Dimapur Railway Station, in the heart of the commercial hub of the state, was inaugurated in 1903. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio flagged off the Donyi Polo Express from Shokhuvi Railway Station during the day Read More...
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Japan Japan promote efforts to boost tourist spending in regional areas
  • www3.nhk.or.jp
  • 28 August, 2022
The Japan Tourism Agency plans to boost efforts to attract wealthy foreign travelers to regional areas by selecting model tourist sites for focused support. The government agency is taking the step in anticipation of a recovery in inbound tourism. Agency officials say more than 28 million tourists visited Japan before the coronavirus pandemic in 2019 Read More...
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Bed & budget Bed & budget: Youth Traveller Hostels are game-changers
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 28 August, 2022
Sneha Patra is thankful to her friend for introducing her to the concept of youth traveller hostels. After all, where else can you get everything related to your stay covered at a little over Rs 600 a night? “This is much better than the shady hotels that come at a similar price Read More...
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Qatar World Cup fever spreads from Qatar in Middle East tourism boom
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 28 August, 2022
Qatar is gearing up for a World Cup tourism boom as the tiny Gulf state prepares to welcome more than a million soccer fans. One complication: many of them can’t or won’t stay there. An accommodation squeeze and low tolerance for alcohol and partying in the conservative Muslim nation means tens of thousands of fans will base themselves in nearby countries for the monthlong tournament Read More...
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India Ayush Visa to make India a preffered Medical Travel destination
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 August, 2022
What is a Medical Value Travel destination? At present, this term is gaining momentum in the world of travel. It refers to a branch of tourism, where overseas patients visit a country for availing medical treatment. And India is coming up quite strong in this field. Added bonus is the new Ayush Visa that will be made available in a few months time Read More...
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Thailand Thai Tourism to target 10 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2022
  • www.thailand-business-news.com
  • 27 August, 2022
Thailand’s tourism scene is continually being reinvigorated, with the tally of foreign arrivals having now exceeded 4 million for the year according to Thai News agency NNT. Relevant agencies are now considering tourism promotion measures that would attract travelers to the Kingdom for the rest of the year. The current target is to realize 10 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2022 Read More...
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New Delhi Dalmia Bharat launches Red Fort Centre in New Delhi
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 August, 2022
Dalmia Bharat recently launched a visitor centre at the Red Fort. The multistoried centre has been designed and curated with the help of Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Commenting on the opening of the visitor centre, Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Limited, said, “We welcome our fellow citizens and guests Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand government starts weekly helicopter service
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 August, 2022
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami recently flagged off Dehradun - Almora - Pithoragarh Heli (Helicopter) service from Jolly Grant Airport. This helicopter service will run from Dehradun to Haldwani, Pantnagar, Almora, and Pithoragarh. This service of 7-seaters Pawan Hans will run only once a week. CM Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed his gratitude to the Union Read More...
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Odisha Odisha to develop 13 more eco-tourism retreats
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 August, 2022
The Odisha government recently decided to develop 13 more eco-tourism retreats in different parts of the state, an official said. The decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary, SC Mohapatra. “Ten new spots have been chosen for development of eco-retreats with night stay facilities, and three for development of nature camps for day tourists,” he said Read More...
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Mexico Mexico lures visitors on new age tourism trail
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 August, 2022
With restorative rituals, yoga retreats and psychedelic experiences, Mexico has become a magnet for spiritually minded tourists seeking an alternative vacation far from the troubles of the modern world. While many visitors head straight to the beach, a different type of tourist chooses the village of Tepoztlan, a haven for artists and intellectuals an hour's drive from the capital Read More...
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Riyadh Riyadh Explore Top 10 Tourist Places
  • www.tboacademy.com
  • 26 August, 2022
You may have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of admiring stunning examples of architectural wonders, charming natural beauty, and amazing views of the expansive desert at the tourist places in Riyadh. Al Thumama Desert is renowned for presenting stunning views of nature as well as adventure sports like quad biking, whilst the Masmak Fortress is famed for its unusual and mysterious Heet caverns. The most incredible Read More...
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Seoul Planning a trip to Seoul? Here’s what you must do
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 August, 2022
A few years ago, pre-pandemic to be precise, the peninsular East Asian country of South Korea did not really figure among the top countries to visit for Indians. But with the rising popularity of K-pop, K dramas and Korean cosmetics and skin care products, everything in South Korea has caught the young Indians’ fancy. It is but natural that a lot of Indians now wish to travel Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi launches Hayya Card, a new multi-entry visa
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 August, 2022
To facilitate organised travel for the visitors going to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Saudi has announced the introduction of a new multi-entry visa to Saudi, which would be available to visitors holding the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Hayya Card. The Hayya Card is required for all World Cup attendees and provides entry into Qatar and the stadiums Read More...
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Qatar Qatar Tourism launches new holiday campaign featuring David Beckham
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 August, 2022
Ahead of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar later this year, 47-year-old football icon David Beckham has been named the face of Qatar Tourism’s new stopover holiday campaign. The newly launched campaign reveals Beckham’s action-packed adventure around the country over the course of 48 hours, showing how Qatar can be a great stopover break for all visitors Read More...
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United Kingdom United Kingdom: Overseas travel and tourism
  • www.gov.uk
  • 26 August, 2022
Visits to the UK by overseas residents, visits abroad by UK residents and spending by travellers, using provisional passenger traffic data Read More...
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Australia Australian tourism operators say international market needs time to rebound
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 August, 2022
Australian tourism operators have revealed the international market still need time to rebound about half a year after the country’s border reopened. It recently marked six months since Australia opened up to international visitors almost two years after the border was closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. According to data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia: Domestic travel up 30% as government's cultural vision
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 25 August, 2022
More than 10.5 million Saudis travelled to cultural sites within the kingdom in the first 10 months of 2021, marking a 30 per cent increase from the previous year. The data was revealed by the Ministry of Culture in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a report, which assesses the growth Read More...
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Germany Germany imposes strict Covid rules for travel during fall & winter
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 August, 2022
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Cabinet approved legislation that ensures basic protective measures against the Coronavirus pandemic are continued during the fall and winter when more virus cases are expected. The presentation of the rules - which also include the new obligation to wear N95-type face masks during all long-distance travel by train and bus as well as on planes Read More...
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UAE UAE to soon launch 5-year multiple-entry tourist visa
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 25 August, 2022
It’s a double celebration for fans of Dubai as the UAE is planning to launch its new five-year multiple-entry visa very soon. Also, come October 30, Emirates airlines will start its new Airbus A380 service from Bengaluru to Dubai. The new service is expected to increase the number of business and leisure flyers to Dubai to shoot up Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam encouraging Indians to visit the country
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 August, 2022
Last week, at India-Vietnam Tourism Promotion Conference held on August 17 in Ho Chi Minh City, government officials and industry representatives from both countries met to discuss how they can promote inbound tourism from India. Organised by the Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City, the meeting was graced by Pham Van Thuy, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Administration Read More...
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Madhya Pradesh Pranpur in MP becomes an example of rural tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 August, 2022
Many areas of Madhya Pradesh are rich in art and culture but they have not been duly recognised. However, Pranpur in Ashoknagar district is a village which has become an example of rural tourism as its art and culture is reaching different parts of the country and the world, effecting a big change in the lives of the people there Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia attracts over 740K international tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 August, 2022
Cambodia has attracted more than 740,000 international visitors in the first seven months of 2022, an increase of 560 per cent compared to the same period in 2021, the Tourism Ministry said in a statement. Tourism Minister Thong Khon on Saturday said the re-opening of all socio-economic activities has boosted growth at some major tourist destinations in capital city Read More...
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Thailand Thailand - tourists will now be able to extend their stays
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 21 August, 2022
As per the latest development, Thailand will now start permitting an extended length of stay for foreign tourists between October and March. This move comes in the wake of supporting its economic recovery as pressures from Covid-19 ease. As per the latest news reports, foreigners from 18 territories visiting Thailand under the category of visa-on-arrival (VOA) will now be allowed Read More...
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Bahrain Bahrain Winter-themed festival commences
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 August, 2022
A winter-themed festival, Wadi Skate, recently kicked off in cooperation with Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA), at Wadi Al Sail Mall in Riffa. The festival will go on till September 3, 2022, where tourists can enjoy ice skating at an indoor rink with live music and mouth-watering food from Sunday to Thursday, from 12 pm to 10 pm, and on weekends from 12 pm to 12 am Read More...
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Oman Oman now a transit hub for GCC travellers
  • www.zawya.com
  • 21 August, 2022
Air fares to Oman are relatively lower than that of other countries at the moment. An increasing number of expatriates bound to some of the neighbouring GCC countries are using the Sultanate of Oman as a transit point owing to soaring airfares. Oman's three international gateways, Muscat, Suhar and Salalah are witnessing a surge in the number of transit passengers Read More...
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Greece Greece's tourism industry is booming after pandemic
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 20 August, 2022
Greece is expecting a record-breaking tourist season with more visitors than in 2019, the year before the coronavirus pandemic paralysed the world — despite Russia's war in Ukraine, the energy crisis and high inflation. For a long time, Greece hasn't seen so much music, so much dancing, so much eating and drinking under bright summer skies: On August 14 and 15 Read More...
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India TCS relief to inbound tour operators
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 August, 2022
Providing a big relief to Indian travel trade and tour operators, especially inbound tour operators, who were losing a share of the business to foreign tour operators, the central government has announced to exempt Tax at Source (TCS) applicable on tour packages booked by foreign tourists for travel to India’s neighbouring countries Read More...
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India Air travel set to become costlier from August 31
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 August, 2022
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (“MoCA”) has issued an order No. 28/2022 (“Latest MoCA Order”) dated August 10, 2022 to remove the air fare bands with effect from August 31, 2022. This effectively means that the earlier defined upper and lower limits on airfares will now be removed with effect from August 31, 2022. This would leave the airlines in charge to determine the prices for air travel Read More...
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Singapore Singapore Museum of ice cream latest attraction
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 August, 2022
The Museum of Ice Cream, described as a dream-come-true destination for the young and old alike, is the latest attraction offered as Singapore is all set to revive tourism mainly from South India post Covid. Tourist visa and immigration process for entry has been eased for the benefit of travellers who can now easily fly into the island nation and if they are double vaccinated Read More...
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Tanzania Tanzania installs internet on Mount Kilimanjaro
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 August, 2022
Tanzania has installed high-speed internet services on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, allowing anyone with a smartphone to tweet, Instagram or WhatsApp their ascent up Africa’s highest mountain. State-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation set up the broadband network recently at an altitude of 3,720 metres (12,200 feet), with Information Minister Nape Nnauye calling Read More...
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Sharjah Sharjah Tourism unveils ‘Holiday Homes Project’
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 August, 2022
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) in cooperation with several governments and private agencies and institutions in the emirate has launched a regulatory framework - the Sharjah Tourism’s ‘Holiday Homes Project’ - which aims to offer an official framework of facilitation and control to Sharjah residents who wish to rent out places they own as holiday homes Read More...
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Countries Only rich tourists welcomed in these 6 countries
  • www.euronews.com
  • 16 August, 2022
As travel restrictions ease, some countries are being more selective about who they welcome post-pandemic. Last week, New Zealand’s tourism minister reiterated his desire to attract “high quality tourists” rather than those who campervan around the country “on $10 [€7] a day Read More...
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Jordan Jordan ranks 6th on Travel and Tourism Development Index
  • www.jordannews.jo
  • 15 August, 2022
AMMAN — The Travel and Tourism Development Index issued by the World Economic Forum for 2022 showed that Jordan ranked 6th among Arab countries and 64th globally in the index, according to Khaberni News. Jordan ranked 64th in the Travel and Tourism Sector Competitiveness Index (TTDI) among 117 countries until May 2022 Read More...
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UK The UK's eccentric book-loving 'kingdom'
  • www.bbc.com
  • 16 August, 2022
On 1 April 1977, second-hand bookshop owner Richard Booth donned a homemade crown, marched through the streets of Hay-on-Wye and declared himself "King of Hay" outside the gates of the Welsh town's Norman-era castle. Holding a regal sceptre fashioned from brass plumbing and with the freshly stitched green-and-white flag of the new "Kingdom of Hay" flying behind him Read More...
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Thailand Thailand Tourism Boom Drives Baht to Asia's Best
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 15 August, 2022
Thailand’s baht rebounded so rapidly in the past few weeks on optimism about the country’s tourism-led growth that it’s already hit year-end analyst targets. The currency jumped 2.3% to about 35.45 per dollar this month, leading gains in Asia by a wide margin. In addition to rising Read More...
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Australia Off-season travel demand grows between Australia and S.E. Asia
  • www.asiaone.com
  • 15 August, 2022
While July to September is considered a slow travel season for both Australia and Southeast Asian countries, Trip.com data shows that more travellers from these two regions are travelling during this season. For Southeast Asian consumers based in tropical countries, summer is the perfect time to visit a cooler destination like Australia, and vice versa Read More...
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Bahrain Bahrain minister highlights plans to promote tourism
  • www.zawya.com
  • 15 August, 2022
Bahrain's Tourism Minister Fatima bint Jaffer Al Sairafi said several programmes and events are organised by the ministry in partnership with other agencies and the private sector to promote the tourism sector regionally and internationally. She was speaking at a meeting with the fellows of the Prime Minister’s Fellowship Program, said a Bahrain News Agency report Read More...
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Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 boosts Qatar's profile as global tourist
  • thepeninsulaqatar.com
  • 14 August, 2022
Doha: The Qatari tourism sector's positive momentum in the first half of 2022 has significantly demonstrated the sector's booming in recent years. The state of Qatar remained a vital tourist destination in the region. The great accomplishments made recently had been substantially translated after HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani received the Arab Tourism Read More...
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Uttar Pradesh U.P. government reaches out to digital content creators to promote tourist destinations
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 12 August, 2022
The Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) government has reached out to YouTubers, bloggers and social media influencers in a bid to put tourist destinations of the state on the international stage. The U.P. government is contacting these social media influencers of all countries through their embassies in New Delhi Read More...
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Canada Now Travel to 33 European Countries With Cheaper Train Passes
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 12 August, 2022
The all-in-one train ticket, the Eurail Global Pass, will enable nationals from Canada and other third countries to travel to 33 European countries for €291. This offers a flexible way for people to travel to Europe while using sustainable travelling alternatives as well as allows pass holders to travel without having to make a reservation prior to the trip Read More...
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US Most Expensive U.S. Cities to Travel to as a Tourist
  • www.thrillist.com
  • 12 August, 2022
A new study from UK company Money determined the ten most expensive cities to travel to based on tourism taxes in the most visited cities in the world. The list includes five cities from the United States in the top ten, with three of those cities topping the list. Tourism taxes in Honolulu, San Francisco, and Los Angeles are the highest in the world Read More...
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Uttar Pradesh Mathura and Vrindavan to be soon connected via cruise service
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 August, 2022
If all goes as per the plan, Mathura and Vrindavan will soon be connected via a cruise service. Referring to this, Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Mathura and Vrindavan will be connected with a cruise service, for which waterways on the Yamuna will be developed. This move comes in the wake of promoting religious tourism in the region Read More...
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Europe OYO expansion in Europe: Acquires Denmark's holiday home chain
  • www.zeebiz.com
  • 11 August, 2022
In line with its commitment to the 'Invest in Denmark' initiative, online hospitality major OYO has acquired Europe-based holiday homes operator Bornholmske Feriehuse, which aims to accelerate the growth of travel and tourism in the market. Bornholmske Feriehuse, which has over 700 homes on its platform, is based out of Bornholm island in Denmark and is expected to clock more than 2,50,000 Read More...
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Asia How do people in Asia-Pacific feel about travel right now?
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 11 August, 2022
For the most part, residents of Asia-Pacific can travel again. But some are more confident about packing their bags than others. Travel confidence is “diverse and nuanced” in the region, according to a new survey commissioned by the travel website Booking.com. Some 11,000 people in the region were polled about their comfort levels and concerns Read More...
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South Korea South Korea allows unrestricted travel for Indian tourists
  • www.lifestyleasia.com
  • 10 August, 2022
South Korea recently reopened unrestricted travel for Indian tourists. The country, which has been among the most popular travel destinations thanks to the current Hallyu wave in India, will allow tourists to roam the Korean streets and access South Korea’s luxury market, businesses Read More...
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India Opportunities and Headwinds in Domestic Aviation Industry
  • www.india-briefing.com
  • 09 August, 2022
India is the world’s fourth largest aviation market, behind the US, China, and the UK. It’s a nation of 1.3 billion people, with a growing middle class and an increasing need to enhance regional interconnectivity between states and cities while expanding global links. Despite the pandemic slowing demand for air travel, particularly in East Asia, India’s civil aviation industry Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Best Taxi Apps In Saudi Arabia
  • www.inventiva.co.in
  • 09 August, 2022
The desire to travel and explore the world has always been one of the hallmarks of human beings, in every era and in every place, continuing to be passed down from generation to generation like a sort of genetic inheritance. This strong desire, this inner urge, manifests itself especially during holiday periods, or within those short intervals of time when Read More...
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China Self-driving air taxis coming to Australia
  • ia.acs.org.au
  • 09 August, 2022
Enter your details to subscribe to Information Age, the flagship title of the Australian Computer Society. Each week you'll receive a selection of the latest articles so you can stay up to date with the latest news, analysis and opinion Read More...
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China China eases Covid suspension for international flights
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 August, 2022
China on Sunday shortened its suspension period for inbound international flights carrying Covid-positive passengers, signalling that Beijing could soon ease its strict border controls. Incoming flights carrying five positive Covid-19 cases, or four percent of the total passengers, will now face a reduced one-week suspension, the Civil Aviation Administration Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong reduces Covid quarantine to 3 days for incoming travel
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 08 August, 2022
Hong Kong’s government said recently that it would shorten the Covid-19 hotel quarantine period for all arrivals to three days from seven, taking another step in slowly unwinding stringent pandemic rules. The measures will be effective from Friday, the city’s leader, John Lee, told a press conference. Arrivals will need to self monitor for a further four days Read More...
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Dubai Dubai's international visitor numbers nearly triple
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 08 August, 2022
Dubai hosted 7.12 million international visitors in the first half of 2022, nearly three times the 2.52 million tourists recorded in the same period last year, as it pursues its goal to become the world's most visited destination. The number brings the emirate closer to its pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels of 8.36 million arrivals in the first six months of 2019 Read More...
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EU EU Is Working to Facilitate Visa-Free Travelling for Saudi
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 08 August, 2022
Patrick Simonnet, the EU’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has revealed that the bloc is working on a system that aims at visa-free travelling for citizens of Gulf countries. In addition, the ambassador has revealed that a new plan that aims at facilitating the visa process for Saudi citizens to be granted multiple visas is in the making and will soon be announced, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Oman Oman on Lonely Planet's top 10 global tourist destinations
  • timesofoman.com
  • 07 August, 2022
Melbourne: The Sultanate has been ranked the seventh top travel destination in the world for 2022 by Australian website of Lonely Planet. The ranking is based on the evaluation of experts in terms of tourism destinations and adventures that attract tourists. The website’s report indicated that the Sultanate of Oman secured this place due to its diverse landscape which includes deserts Read More...
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Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh pushes for homestays to promote rural tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 August, 2022
Madhya Pradesh tourism department in a bid to attract international tourists to rural areas of the state is pushing for homestays in select villages. The endeavour has been mooted under the Rural Tourism Project of the MP Tourism Board. In the first phase of the project, tourism activities will be conducted in about 100 villages to make the tourists experience Read More...
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Thailand Thailand witnesses 1 million tourist arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 August, 2022
Thailand’s foreign tourist arrivals in July reached one million for the first time since early 2020 as tourism picks up following an easing of pandemic restrictions, bolstering economic growth prospects. The tourism reliant country received 1.07 million foreign visitors in July, up from 767,497 visitors the previous month, its Covid-19 task force said recently Read More...
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India Free entry for tourists at all monuments till August
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 August, 2022
To commemorate the 75th Independence Day celebrations, no fees shall be charged from visitors (both domestic and foreign) at all ticketed centrally protected monuments, museums, archaeological sites and remains, from August 5- August 15, 2022. as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, informed Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy in a tweet Read More...
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Asia-Pacific Global Adventure Tourism Industry worth Over 3/5th contribution by Soft Tourism
  • finance.yahoo.com
  • 05 August, 2022
NEWARK, Del, Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A recently published study by Future Market Insights expects the global adventure tourism market to augment at a 16% CAGR from 2022 to 2032. By the end of the said assessment period, a valuation of US$ 1,484.01 Billion is expected for the market. Adventure tourism is gaining huge traction owing to the blooming travel industry Read More...
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France France lifts travel restrictions for international travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 August, 2022
Sharing the latest travel update, France has relaxed Covid restrictions for international travellers. With effect from August 1, the travel rules that previously applied to travellers arriving in France are no longer valid. Travellers do not have any formalities to complete before arriving in the mainland or overseas France, and the Covid certificate is no longer required Read More...
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Jammu & Kashmir 1.06 crore tourists visited Jammu & Kashmir from January to July 3
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 August, 2022
An estimated 1.06 crore tourists have visited Jammu and Kashmir from January to July 3 this year, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in the Rajya Sabha recently. Responding to questions in the House, the Minister also said nearly 30,000 people have been recruited in the public sector in Jammu and Kashmir since 2019 Read More...
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South Korea South Korea removes travel restrictions for Indians
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 August, 2022
In a big boost to push numbers from India, South Korea has removed all travel restrictions for tourists and announced a slew of initiatives in the luxury market, business leisure and learning experiences for the Indian market. All Indian travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel to the destination, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) India Read More...
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Rajasthan Palace on Wheels to be back on tracks by September
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 04 August, 2022
India’s famous luxury train, Palace on Wheels, will be back on the tracks by September. Referring to this, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) Chairman Dharmendra Rathore stated that Rajasthan’s famous luxury train will run on the tracks from September in all likelihood Read More...
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UAE UAE ready for potential 'swift and robust' influx of Chinese tourists
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 03 August, 2022
The UAE could welcome the return of Chinese tourists in the next six to 12 months, tourism analysts said. But the expected surge in visitor numbers, which reached nearly a million in Dubai in 2019, will be on hold until there is a further easing of China's zero-Covid policy restrictions Read More...
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Sharjah Sharjah Taxi launches first-of-its-kind 'smart taxi'
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 03 August, 2022
Sharjah Taxi, a subsidiary of Sharjah Asset Management Company, investment arm of the government of Sharjah, has launched a revolutionary “smart taxi,” a first in the Middle East, with the primary goal to harness artificial intelligence services for vehicle operations and safety. This action is in order to achieve the digital transformation plan of the emirate of Sharjah Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand fully reopens borders
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 August, 2022
New Zealand’s borders fully reopened recently, but the return of international visitors and students is only expected to start with a trickle following the lifting of Covid-based travel restrictions. New Zealand reported 52,538 cases of the Coronavirus over the last seven days yet is ready to restart welcoming back visitors. The final phase of its borders reopening began at midnight Read More...
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Singapore Singapore receives 2.2 lakh Indian visitors in first half of 2022
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 August, 2022
After India opened its borders for international tourism post Covid-19 and the subsequent resumption of scheduled international commercial flights, Singapore has been receiving a large number of Indian tourists as visitors flock to the popular South Asian nation for leisure and MICE travel after a two-year long Covid-break. In the first half of 2022 alone, the country has received over 1.5 million Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand fully reopens borders
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 August, 2022
New Zealand’s borders fully reopened recently, but the return of international visitors and students is only expected to start with a trickle following the lifting of Covid-based travel restrictions. New Zealand reported 52,538 cases of the Coronavirus over the last seven days yet is ready to restart welcoming back visitors. The final phase of its borders reopening began at midnight local time Read More...
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Cyprus Cyprus tourism rebounds despite sanctions-hit Russia plunge
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 August, 2022
Beside sparkling Mediterranean waters at the Cypriot resort town of Ayia Napa, the bars are bouncing with foam dance parties as tourist numbers rebound following two tough years of pandemic. But one key nationality is effectively missing: Russian visitors, as the once lucrative market has been hit by European Union sanctions imposed after Moscow invaded Ukraine Read More...
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Yas Island Yas Island launches campaign titled “Yas Yas Baby” to promote the destination
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 July, 2022
Yas Island has launched a campaign titled ‘Yas Yas Baby’ in an integrated roll-out inspired by the 90’s hit single, ‘Ice Ice Baby’. The new campaign calls on holidaymakers to ‘break like they mean it’ at the destination. Yas Island houses everything from theme parks Read More...
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Jammu and Kashmir Amarnath Yatra resumes from Pahalgam route
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 29 July, 2022
As reported earlier, Amarnath Yatra was temporarily suspended due to inclement weather, and no pilgrims were allowed to move towards the revered cave from both Baltal and Pahalgam camps. Officials added that the authorities had to suspend the yatra due to heavy rains, and informed that it will resume only after the weather improves Read More...
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India India undertakes a massive 75-day campaign to clean up 75 beaches
  • www.livemint.com
  • 29 July, 2022
NEW DELHI: The number of visas issued by Vietnam to Indians has grown 24 times compared to pre-pandemic levels, said Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam's envoy to India. The country issued just about 250 visas a day before the coronavirus pandemic and immigration authorities are now issuing 6,000 visas a day to Indians, making it the single largest in-bound market into Vietnam at the moment Read More...
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India Indians turn globe-trotters despite challenges
  • economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 July, 2022
Despite high airfares, the new threat of monkeypox, and visa issues for some European countries, all bets are still on the Indian traveller and online travel platforms and airlines continue to see an uptick in overseas bookings. Indian carriers are seeing higher passenger occupancy levels on their international flights than what they recorded pre-Covid, executives and industry watchers said Read More...
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Thailand Thailand’s latest offerings —casinos and cannabis
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 28 July, 2022
After going through a tough pandemic phase, Thailand is taking all the required measures to lure tourists and foreign currency. Recently, the country was in news for decriminalising cannabis and is now set to open casinos to rescue its economy. As per reports, Thai lawmakers submitted a report to the Parliament, recommending permission to “entertainment complexes” with legal casinos to be built in all prime Thai cities Read More...
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Japan What makes Japan's passport the strongest in the world?
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 28 July, 2022
Japan has once again managed to become the world's most powerful passport in 2022, allowing its citizens visa-free access to 193 countries. This report is as per the Henley Passport Index's third quarter 2022 report that has been released recently. This index is calculated by Henley & Partners, which is a global investment firm that specializes in residence and citizenship Read More...
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India 60 countries that offer visa on arrival to Indian travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 July, 2022
As per the Henley Passport Index, Japan now has the world's most powerful passport, while India secured 87th position, providing access to 60 countries. This also means that an Indian passport holder will now be able to visit their dream destinations, out of these 60 countries Read More...
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Qatar Highest hotel occupancy in the Emirates during the Qatar 2022 World Cup
  • atalayar.com
  • 25 July, 2022
The Qatar 2022 World Cup is approaching and the expectations are very good in all senses. The tourism sector will be the most profitable industry and hotels are already preparing to welcome thousands of fans. In addition to Qatar, neighbouring countries will also be immersed in the travel operation and Emirates, for example, is preparing for almost full hotel occupancy Read More...
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Bundelkhand Bundelkhand forts to be developed as new centres of tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 July, 2022
Forts located in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh would soon get a facelift with the state government planning to develop them as new centres of tourism. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday directed officials that forts in the region should be repaired. The move comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently noted that Bundelkhand has many forts Read More...
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Thailand Thailand 3-day festival to showcase Northeast India
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 26 July, 2022
To showcase talent as well as diplomatic relations between Northeast India and Thailand, the latter is all geared up for its upcoming three-day festivity. The second edition of this festivity will feature song, dance, fashion show, discussion, buyer-seller meets and more Read More...
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Nepal Nepal announces measures to revive its tourism industry
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 July, 2022
The Nepali government has announced a number of measures to revive the tourism industry battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, including a plan to declare the years between 2023 and 2033 as Visit Nepal Decade. Unveiling the Tourism Rehabilitation Action Plan, Jeevan Ram Shrestha, Nepal’s Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, said that the government is breaking the tradition Read More...
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Macau Macau reopens its casinos after almost two weeks of COVID-19 lockdown
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 25 July, 2022
Macau is ready to open its casinos for its visitors after almost two weeks of the city-wide lockdown. However, the city has not released any information on whether the casinos will operate at full capacity or not. Earlier this month, Macau shut down its casinos for the first time Read More...
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Jharkhand Jharkhand announces big plans for tourism sector
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 24 July, 2022
A shift from “extraction” to “attraction”, with a clear reference to mining tourism, Jharkhand’s aims to revive, renew and revamp tourism in the state with a global perspective. The intent was made clear by Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who launched the Jharkhand Tourism Policy 2021 Read More...
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Dubai Dubai becomes world’s most popular travel destination
  • gulfnews.com
  • 24 July, 2022
According to data released by UK-based Premier Inn, Dubai has topped the list of the most popular city breaks around the world. The study analysed the cities that showed up as the top searched-for city breaks across several countries. “According to the data, holidaymakers are Read More...
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Australia Australia bets on sports tourism from India
  • www.livemint.com
  • 24 July, 2022
Tourism Australia is banking on the India-Pakistan cricket clash at the ICC T20 World Cup in October in Melbourne to draw visitors from India. The World Cup will be played in Australia in October and November. India was the second-biggest market for tourists to Australia after New Zealand in May, the peak Indian summer holiday period Read More...
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Agra Taj Mahal remains the highest revenue-generating monument in India
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 23 July, 2022
Taj Mahal, one of the most loved and recognised historical monuments in the world, has once again made it so easy to say “Wah Taj!”. The monument of love remains the highest revenue-generating monument in India, even in the face of pandemic. In the last three years – 2019 to 2022 – Taj Mahal generated approximately INR 132 crore from the sale of tickets Read More...
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Portugal Portugal cuts golf course irrigation in drought-hit Algarve tourist hub
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 July, 2022
Facing an unprecedented drought, Portugal will cut irrigation of golf courses and green spaces in its tourism-dependent Algarve region to avert water rationing for human consumption, the country’s Environment Minister said recently. Mainland Portugal already has 99 per cent of its territory in severe or extreme drought as a result of the recent heat wave Read More...
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Singapore Singapore to resume operations of Changi Airport terminal
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 July, 2022
Singapore will resume operations of the fourth terminal at its main airport on September 13, the Changi Airport Group (CAG) said, as the Southeast Asian travel hub recovers from the more than two years of Covid-19 pandemic-induced disruptions. With a capacity of 16 million passengers per annum, terminal 4 would enable airlines Read More...
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France France: Tourist pass required to visit these pretty French towns
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 22 July, 2022
It’s a fact that world tourism was badly affected during the pandemic. But now that things are looking a little better, the world is going back to the pre-pandemic days, a time when over tourism was the most pressing and concerning issue for many countries. Europe, especially, has been dealing with over tourism for the past many years Read More...
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Spain Spain Will Begin Offering Free Rail Rides To Certain Destinations
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 22 July, 2022
For visitors who have been planning on visiting Spain, here’s your lucky free ticket. The public rail system of Spain has announced free train travel from September 1 to December 31. This can be used for both local as well as tourism. The public train system, Renfe, is making travel free of charge to encourage travellers to opt for train travel and enjoy offbeat places. Read More...
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Goa Goa set to provide co-working spaces to visitors on beaches
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 July, 2022
Professionals visiting Goa will soon be able to work while enjoying the picturesque shoreline as the state government has come up with a concept of co-working spaces on the beaches. The Goa government is going to promote the “culture of #WorkationGoa” through co-working spaces to be created on the beaches, state Tourism and Information and Technology (IT) Minister Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand launches new investor migrant visa
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 21 July, 2022
The New Zealand government said recently that it had created a new investor migrant visa to attract experienced, high-value investors to invest in domestic businesses. The new Active Investor Plus visa will replace the old investment visa categories and would require migrants to make investments in New Zealand businesses, Economic and Regional Development Minister Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia launch nearly $400 million hospitality investment fund
  • www.arabianbusiness.com
  • 20 July, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has announced setting up a SAR1.5 billion hospitality investment fund in collaboration with the UK-based global hospitality developer Ennismore and Al Rajhi Capital, a homegrown asset management company. The fund is to be utilised for promoting lifestyle hotels and other hospitality projects in various tourist destinations within the Kingdom, SPA reported Read More...
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Jordan World Travel Awards to host first ceremony in Jordan
  • tradearabia.com
  • 20 July, 2022
World Travel Awards (WTA) will host its Middle East Gala Ceremony 2022 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amman, hosting leading travel industry figureheads from across the region in the capital of Jordan on September 18, 2022. The Ritz-Carlton, Amman, located in the prestigious 5th Circle, provides a unique destination for both leisure and business travellers Read More...
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Thailand Thailand expects tourism revenue of up to USD 65 bn next year
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 19 July, 2022
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said that it expects the tourism industry to generate revenue of up to THB 2.38 trillion (USD 65.03 billion) next year. In a best-case scenario, revenue of THB 1.5 trillion would come from international visitors and THB 880 billion from domestic tourism, TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said, adding that would be equivalent to about 80 per cent Read More...
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Qatar FIFA World Cup is set to boost Qatar’s Economy
  • www.zawya.com
  • 18 July, 2022
Dubai - Qatar’s successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup has accelerated development in critical sectors of the economy, including travel and tourism, hospitality and infrastructure. Most predictions estimate that over one million visitors will arrive in Qatar for the event, generating approximately QAR 66 billion for the country by 2025 Read More...
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Dubai Dubai hotels expecting near full occupancy during Qatar World Cup
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 18 July, 2022
Hotels in Dubai expect to be close to full capacity in the final months of the year as tens of thousands of football fans plan to use neighbouring countries as a base for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Supporters groups are booking up hotels in the emirate en masse, with up to 100 supporters planning to base themselves at a single hotel and travel to Doha for matches in November and December Read More...
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Sharjah Sharjah announces special hotel packages, discounts on activities
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 17 July, 2022
A new campaign launched in Sharjah offers hotel packages and discounts on activities throughout the emirate’s popular tourist and hospitality destinations. Running till September 30, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority’s (SCTDA) annual campaign will see hotel packages include discounts on entry tickets to a host of destinations and attractions Read More...
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Turkey World’s oldest temple in Turkiye receives a record number of visitors
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 July, 2022
After 19 historical attractions from Turkiye were added to UNESCO’s latest list of ‘World Heritage Sites’ that offer “outstanding universal value”, Göbeklitepe, one of the most important sites of the Neolithic Age, has received a record number of visitors in 2021 and is further expected to break the current visitor record by the end of 2022 Read More...
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Bhutan Bhutan reopening in September, but with triple tourist tax
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 15 July, 2022
Bhutan has finally revealed its reopening date, September 23, 2022, after remaining shut for outsiders for more than two years due to the pandemic. The gorgeous Himalayan nation has been attracting travellers from across the globe since ages now. During the pandemic, the nation imposed strict COVID-19 rules, which didn’t allow outsiders to enter the country Read More...
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Mumbai Mumbai ranks 14th among best tourist cities in Asia
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 15 July, 2022
Mumbai has featured in the 15 ‘Best Cities in Asia’ listing of Travel + Leisure (USA) for the tourists to visit. Part of world’s best destination awards announced on Tuesday by one of these most influential travel and lifestyle magazines in the world, the Travel+Leisure listing places Mumbai on the 14th rank much after Jaipur (3rd) and (5th) Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia expects to receive 1 million foreign tourists in 2022
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 14 July, 2022
Cambodia is expected to attract one million international tourists in 2022, much higher than 200,000 in 2021, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said recently. The Southeast Asian nation received 510,000 foreign visitors in the first half of this year, up 394 per cent compared to the same period last year, he said, adding that Vietnam and Thailand were the largest sources Read More...
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Europe Dollar and Euro Reach Parity. European Travel Is Cheap
  • www.barrons.com
  • 14 July, 2022
Travel in Europe is a lot cheaper for Americans given that the euro reached parity with the U.S. dollar this week for the first time in 20 years. That means one dollar buys one euro, compared with €0.95 a month ago and €0.85 at this time in 2021. Travelers will get less, considering conversion fees and the fact that normal people can’t exchange currencies at the rates banks pay Read More...
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Europe Europe emerges as a budget-friendly travel option this year
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 14 July, 2022
Flying to Europe this year might sound as absurd as opting for premium gasoline. With prices this high, is it really the right time to splurge? “As a result of labour shortages and all these things going on, travel is more expensive than it’s been in a while,” says travel journalist Oneika Raymond. “Flights are really expensive. Accommodation is really expensive Read More...
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Bahrain Bahrain Experiences you cannot skip during your next vacation
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 July, 2022
A country housing mesmerising ancient history, rich culture, and breath-taking architecture, Bahrain, is the only island nation in the Middle East which makes it quite exotic as a travel destination. The past and the present thrive parallelly in this nation Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia travel & tourism to see fastest growth in the region
  • centreforaviation.com
  • 11 July, 2022
CAPA publishes more than 1,000 global News Briefs every week, covering all aspects of the aviation and travel industry. It’s the most comprehensive source of market intelligence in the world, with around 50 per cent of content translated from non-English sources. The breadth of our coverage means you won’t need any other news sources to monitor competitors Read More...
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Britain Britain’s Go-Ahead predicts upbeat 2022
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 July, 2022
Britain’s Go-Ahead Group forecast a solid full year as the transport operator expects a busy summer with more passengers travelling on its buses and trains, mainly in the tourist areas. Without providing figures for its outlook for the year ending July 2, the firm said that it expects its regional bus operations to deliver operating profit before exceptional Read More...
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San Diego San Diego drawing Visitors While Improving Life for Locals
  • www.sdbj.com
  • 11 July, 2022
With more than 35 million people coming to the region every year, delivering billions of dollars to the local economy, tourism and hospitality in San Diego is a big deal. And while COVID-19 has challenged tourism and hospitality officials efforts during the past three years Read More...
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Dubai Progressive reopening of Asian markets boosting traffic through GCC Hubs
  • www.gulf-times.com
  • 10 July, 2022
The progressive reopening of Asian markets is boosting traffic through GCC hubs such as Doha and Dubai, IATA’s latest data reveal. Middle Eastern airlines’ traffic rose 317.2% in May compared to May 2021, IATA said. May capacity rose 115.7% versus the year-ago period Read More...
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UAE UAE: Summer travel demand on the rise as
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 10 July, 2022
UAE is experiencing an influx of inbound arrivals, leading travel agents in the country have said. Scores of tourists from Central Asian and East African countries are rushing into the UAE to experience sunny weather conditions, pristine beaches, world-class architecture Read More...
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India Meghalaya Receives Most Promising New Destination Title
  • www.news18.com
  • 09 July, 2022
Meghalaya, also known as the abode of clouds, has been conferred with the Most Promising New Destination title at the Travel Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) 2022. This honour is viewed as a significant boost to the tourism sector. The official account of Meghalaya Tourism Read More...
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Portugal Portugal removes all COVID-19 entry rules for travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 09 July, 2022
Portugal has finally removed all COVID-19 entry rules making it easier for travellers. From now on, travellers won’t have to show a negative RT PCR test report or any other negative test report or proof of vaccination. On July 1, Portugal eased all its entry restrictions as mentioned Read More...
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India Auli (Uttarakhand) will soon be a 365-day destination
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 09 July, 2022
Uttarakhand Tourism has started brainstorming on developing Auli, the Himalayan ski resort, into a world-class adventure tourism destination and a 365-day attraction in the state. The Tourism Minister of the state, Satpal Maharaj, chaired a meeting of the senior officials of the department to discuss the master plan for the development of Auli Read More...
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South America International Arrivals to South America Expected to Recover by 2024
  • ftnnews.com
  • 09 July, 2022
Research by GlobalData has revealed that international travel to South America plummeted from 35 million visitors in 2019 to a mere 3.3 million in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic—meaning that the region missed out on around $49.2 billion* in tourism spend over the two years. The leading data and analytics company notes that, following these disastrous few years Read More...
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Asia Asia Is the Beating Heart of Future Hotel Growth
  • skift.com
  • 08 July, 2022
Japan is forecast to return to pre-pandemic tourism levels by early 2024, coincidentally in time for the debut of the Hyatt Centric Sapporo. Meanwhile, Indonesia expects torrid tourism growth, and in Vietnam, the Fusion empire is growing Read More...
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Venice Venice to Charge Tourists Entrance Fee To Curb Over-Tourism
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 08 July, 2022
To curb over-tourism in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Venice, tourists now will have to pay an entrance fee. Venice becomes the world’s first city to charge an entry fee. Yes, you read that right. For decades, the lagoon city has been suffering from over-tourism and with this move, the problem of over-tourism will be solved Read More...
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Germany Germany Tourism - new campaign to lure Indian travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 July, 2022
Recognising an increased demand for outdoor experiences this summer among visitors from the Indian market, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has announced a new campaign highlighting sustainable and open-air activities. The brand-new campaign named ‘Embrace German Nature’ is designed to promote beautiful nature sites including popular national parks Read More...
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Spain Spain eyes vibrant summer after ‘dazzling’ visitor surge
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 July, 2022
Spain recently said that it was hoping to reach its record visitor numbers of 2019 after two years of pandemic restrictions, although soaring inflation figures suggest tough times will return after the season ends. Before the pandemic hit in 2020, Spain was the world’s second-favourite holiday destination and this year it looks set to reclaim its place Read More...
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Qatar FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 hotel prices 'going up by the hour
  • www.hoteliermiddleeast.com
  • 07 July, 2022
Football fans from around the world are desperate to get their hands on tickets, flights and hotel rooms for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The event will be held across Qatar from November 21 to December 18. Amit Udani, executive director at Fly Aerolink Travel, a Mumbai-based travel service provider, told sister title Arabian Business Read More...
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India Sikkim, West Bengal sign agreement to ease travel for tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 07 July, 2022
The governments of West Bengal and Sikkim have signed an agreement to help tourists travel between the two neighbouring states with ease in a bid to boost tourism, officials said on Wednesday. The agreement will allow West Bengal-registered commercial vehicles to drop tourists at their hotels in different destinations of Sikkim, they said Read More...
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Thailand Thailand may get pricier for tourists with dual hotel rates
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 06 July, 2022
Thailand’s tourism ministry plans to ask hotel operators to implement a dual-tariff structure under which foreign visitors may be charged rates similar to pre-pandemic days while locals may continue to enjoy discounted rates. Foreign tourists may soon find Thailand a more expensive destination than in the past two years with the country now planning Read More...
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Laos Laos, ASEAN discuss ways to attract more visitors
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 July, 2022
The Lao authorities are holding talks with other ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries to share ideas on ways to attract more visitors and make them feel welcome. Plans will also focus on ensuring the health and safety of tourists as the Covid-19 virus continues to circulate, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Wednesday Read More...
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Mozambique Mozambique Rhinos return after four decades of extinction
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 July, 2022
Over four decades after they became extinct locally, rhinos are roaming again the wilds of Mozambique, which is bringing the endangered species from South Africa in efforts to breathe new life into its parks and boost local tourism. A group of rangers captured, sedated and moved black and white rhinos over 1,000 miles (1,610 km) to Mozambique’s Zinave National Park Read More...
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Bhutan Bhutan Invites International Travellers After 2 Years Of Hiatus
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 04 July, 2022
Travellers can pick up their packed bags and finally head to Bhutan. The country had cancelled the entry of international travellers for the last two years due to the covid-19 pandemic. Now, travellers can witness nature’s beauty once again. In an attempt to make a reive economy, the country is planning to take a step towards sustainability Read More...
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India Goa starts 'Monsoon Trekking' to boost tourism in hinterland areas
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 04 July, 2022
The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC)recently launched the Monsoon Trekking programme to boost tourism in hinterland areas. While addressing the launch event at Tambdi Surla in South Goa, GTDC Chairman and Sanvordem MLA Dr Ganesh Gaonkar added that this move will help boost the economy of the region and will further help to generate employment for locals Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Palace Museum opens its doors to public
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 July, 2022
The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM), located in the West Kowloon Cultural District of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), was open to the public on Sunday. More than 900 treasures from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing are put on display on rotation at the opening exhibitions. Some of the pieces are being shown in Hong Kong for the first time Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi tourism sector to grow at 11% per year for the next decade
  • gulfnews.com
  • 04 July, 2022
Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector is expected to grow at an average of 11 per cent annually for the next decade, the fastest in the Middle East, a global travel body said on Monday. By 2032, the sector will contribute SAR 635 billion to the Kingdom’s GDP, a 17.1 per cent share in the total economy, the World Travel & Tourism Council said in its Economic Impact Report Read More...
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London Let’s Do London! New tourism campaign from UK
  • www.standard.co.uk
  • 04 July, 2022
Buckingham Palace, Borough market and The Beatles are being used in a £2m promotional campaign aiming to encourage tourists from the rest of the country to visit London. Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday unveiled the latest phase of his Let’s Do London initiative to revitalise the capital’s Read More...
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Australia Australia scraps requirement to declare Covid-19 vaccination status
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 July, 2022
The Australian government has announced an end to requirements for international travellers to declare COVID-19 vaccination status. Home Affairs Minister Clare O' Neil and Health Minister Mark Butler on Sunday announced that, from Wednesday, travelers arriving in Australia will no longer have to complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) to declare vaccination status Read More...
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Venice Venice : mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 03 July, 2022
Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic center, clogging narrow streets and heavily-used foot bridges crossing the canals. Venice officials on Friday unveiled new rules for day-trippers Read More...
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India Jharkhand’s first fossil park opens doors for visitors
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 02 July, 2022
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren recently inaugurated a 95-acre park that has been built to preserve the Jurassic-era fossils. Set on Rajmahal hills in Sahebganj, this fossil park in Mandro Block has been built at a cost of INR 10.79 crore, which apart from generating employment for locals Read More...
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Japan Japan eases travel advisory for 34 nations
  • www.japantimes.co.jp
  • 02 July, 2022
The government has eased its travel warning over the COVID-19 pandemic for 34 countries, including China, South Korea and India, and is no longer requesting that residents in Japan refrain from nonessential trips to those nations. The Foreign Ministry on Friday also lowered its travel advisory for France, Germany and Italy, as well as other 11 European nations, to Level 1 Read More...
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Shanghai Shanghai Disneyland reopens after Covid-triggered closure
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 July, 2022
Shanghai Disneyland reopened on Thursday, after more than three months of closure in the wake of a Covid-19 outbreak. Tickets were available for purchase starting from Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency Visitors are required to present negative results of nucleic acid testing taken within 72 hours, wear masks and undergo temperature screening before entering the park Read More...
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Bhutan Bhutan reopening for international travelers from Sep
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 01 July, 2022
Bhutan is all set to reopen for international travellers from September. Referring to this, an official stated that the kingdom will be reopening for the first time since the pandemic began more than two years ago, as it looks to revive its economy. In March 2020, with the outbreak of COVID-19, Bhutan took early steps to close its borders and banned tourism Read More...
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France France : Here’s where the French travel
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 01 July, 2022
International travelers may prioritize visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre when they visit France. But French residents have other ideas. Border restrictions during the pandemic largely gave locals the chance to explore their country without foreign tourists, which in 2019 numbered some 90 million Read More...
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India Kedarnath Dham chopper services will continue during monsoon this year
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 30 June, 2022
Reportedly, Kedarnath Dham pilgrims will continue to use chopper services during the monsoon this year. Referring to this, Secretary of Tourism and Civil Aviation Dilip Jawalkar stated earlier that the chopper services to Kedarnath Dham are usually discontinued by the concerned Read More...
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California California Budget Invests in Restoring Tourism Economy
  • www.travelpulse.com
  • 30 June, 2022
California's new state budget, which has been agreed upon by state legislators and Governor Gavin Newsome, includes a $15 million investment in helping restore California's tourism economy. The money will go to supplement Visit California’s proven tourism efforts providing direct support for domestic tourism marketing programs aimed at driving increased travel to the state Read More...
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Qatar FIFA World Cup Qatar to maximise tourism potential
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 June, 2022
Ahead of an important campaign launch in October, which will also come to India in a ‘big way’, Qatar Tourism is hopeful that the series of events and activities planned ahead of the much anticipated FIFA World Cup will provide a significant boost to tourism and other related sectors in the country Read More...
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Maldives Maldives building a floating city to accommodate 20K people
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 30 June, 2022
Maldives is one of the premium beach destinations in the world attracting honeymooners, luxury seekers and sea lovers from across the globe. The country is now building a floating city to accommodate 20000 people. Located about 10 minutes from the capital city Malé, the project known as the Maldives Floating City will be completed by 2027 Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam international arrivals hike in Jan-June
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 June, 2022
Vietnam received nearly 602,000 international arrivals in the first six months of this year, a seven-fold increase from the same period last year, thanks to its reopening of tourism activities and resumption of international flights, the General Statistics Office said on Thursday. The number, however, still plunged 92.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2019 Read More...
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Qatar Qatar Tourism brings global photography app, ‘Explorest,’
  • www.zawya.com
  • 29 June, 2022
Following more than two years of location scouting and development, Qatar Tourism (QT), in partnership with Explorest, today unveiled 75 of the greatest places to take photos across the country. Qatar’s debut on the app marks a first for the region and is set to be the go-to digital travel companion for amateur and professional photographers Read More...
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India 2 million tourists have arrived in Thailand, India leading the way
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 28 June, 2022
Indians and Malaysians are leading a tourist rush to Thailand after it relaxed entry rules, with total arrivals topping 2 million since the start of the year and providing a fillip to the Southeast Asian nation’s sluggish economy. Foreign tourist arrivals totaled 2.03 million between January 1 and June 26, deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Taisaranakul Read More...
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Barcelona Barcelona Introduces Restrictive Measures for Tourists
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 28 June, 2022
Spain’s Barcelona has introduced measures to tackle large tour groups, as the city is a popular tourism destination. According to the latest rules, noise restrictions, person capacities, and a one-way system for tours in different centres across the city, in an effort to reduce the pressure on the residents, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Dubai Dubai ranked 14th costliest city in the world
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 27 June, 2022
Dubai has been ranked 14th most expensive city in the world for high net worth individuals (HNWIs) this year, slipping two places from the previous year, according to Julius Baer’s Global Wealth and Lifestyle Report 2022. The study tracks prices and consumer behaviour around the world to gauge the price inflation of a basket of goods and services in cities around the world Read More...
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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