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TCB to reinforce Bhutan as a high-end destination

The hotel industry that has seen an explosion in recent years and directly dependent on tourism will be in for shake up with the Tourism Council of Bhutan relooking at the tourism policy. The council, a government agency, has an objective –  reacting, rethinking, and recovery post-Covid-19. The recovery post-Covid-19 is to look into tourism policy […]

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Sri Lanka to launch global tourism campaign

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Promotion Bureau plans to launch a long-awaited multi-million-dollar global tourism promotion campaign. The final terms of references of the five-year campaign are being reviewed by a committee. The aim is to finish the procurement process by December and to kick off the campaign by January 2021.

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Sri Lanka Delays Reopening Tourism, Lifts Curfew

Sri Lanka has decided to delay reopening the country to foreign tourists by at least two weeks, but lifted its nationwide curfew on Monday as the island-nation prepares to hold parliamentary elections in the coming weeks. The island nation was initially planning to open its international airports to tourists on August 1, but has now decided […]

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Nepal resumes its visa services after lockdown relaxation

The government of Nepal had eased the lockdown starting from 12 June at low risk areas, including Kathmandu valley, by allowing markets to reopen and private vehicles to ply according to the odd-even final digit on license plates matching the final digit of the Nepali calendar date, while adopting effective precautions against COVID-19. Further, Department […]

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India Tourism launches ‘India Stays Inside’ social media campaign

In order to rekindle the memories of India in the minds of travellers, India Tourism has launched an innovative social media campaign called ‘India Stays Inside’. An initiative by India Tourism Western India Regional office, the campaign has received rave reviews on social media handles of Incredible India. ‘India Stays Inside’ is an emotional campaign […]

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Sarnath to get more tourist facilities

Sarnath, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites of the country, located about 11 km from Varanasi, & where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after he attained enlightenment will soon witness massive development with The World Bank-funded Rs 100 crore project to provide world-class facilities for pilgrims, tourists and ensure employment for the local […]

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India Gears up for Unlock 2.0 with more relaxations

The government of India on 29th June issued guidelines for Unlock Phase II, beginning from July 1, with relaxations in night curfew, provision for more domestic flights and trains, and clearance for more than five people in a shop. However, schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed till July 31, and Metro rail, […]

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India start unlock 1.0

India’s post Coronavirus unlocking begins and the first clear message put up by the government is that the lockdown is going to end. The Ministry of Home Affairs introduced the guidelines of ‘Unlock 1.0’ where it will allow a phased reopening of most activities across India. This unlocking will happen in 3 phases and the […]

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Bangladesh leaving lockdown as offices, public transports to reopen from May 31

The government is phasing Bangladesh out of lockdown by reopening offices and resuming public transport services on a limited scale from May 31 until Jun 15 amid an escalation of coronavirus cases. Offices and other workplaces will be allowed to operate in this period while public transit system will run in a reduced capacity subject […]

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Government of India Extends Validity Period Of Approval/Classifications Of Hotels & Other Accommodation

Considering the hospitality industry is going through a very difficult time in the wake of Covid 19 Pandemic and lockdown that has severely impacted the accommodation sector, the Ministry of Tourism has decided that validity of approval or certifications of hotels and other accommodation units whose project approvals/reapprovals and classification/reclassification have expired/are likely to expire […]

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