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Nepal removes quarantine provisions for tourists vaccinated for Covid-19

Nepal on 25th March, enforced new travel rules removing the quarantine requirements for foreign tourists who have got both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, in an attempt to give a boost to pandemic-depressed travel and tourism business in the country. According to new travel protocols, posted on the website of the Tourism Ministry on 25th March […]

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Bio Bubbles: Sri Lanka Eases Tourism Restrictions For Vaccine Vips

Sri Lanka has joined the list of destinations that is easing entry restrictions for tourists who have had their Covid-19 vaccine – reducing their mandatory quarantine time on to just one day. After this, though, they must still abide by the nation’s “bio-bubble” restrictions for seven days (rather than 14). Previously – since January – […]

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Nepal expecting hundreds of climbers despite pandemic

Nepal is expecting hundreds of foreigners to attempt to scale the highest Himalayan peaks despite the pandemic. The Department of Tourism in Kathmandu said 17th March that more than 300 foreigners have expressed interest in climbing Mount Everest this spring. There’s similar interest for other mountains too, said Mira Acharya, a director at the department. […]

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Maharashtra Tourism to introduce colonial carriages for tourists

Maharashtra Tourism will be introducing the colonial carriages into Mumbai streets once again to charm the visitors and tourists to the city. In the first phase, 12 of these e-carriages will run at the city’s renowned landmarks such as the Gateway of India, Marine Drive and Nariman Point. The battery operated carriages will have GPS […]

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Scheduled international flights from/to India further suspended till April 30: DGCA

DGCA has further extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights till April 30, 2021. However, the civil aviation authority in a circular goes on to mention that the restriction will not be applicable for flights specifically approved by DGCA and international all-cargo operations. DGCA in the circular also mentions that international scheduled flights […]

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Royal Orchid opens 8 new hotels across India

Despite the lingering impact of COVID-19 on hospitality sector, Royal Orchid Hotels has announced the opening of eight new hotels across India. The new properties under brands Regenta Resort, Regenta Central and Regenta Inn are in Bengaluru, Noida, Goa, Jaipur, Ajmer, Mashobra (Himachal Pradesh) and Udaipur. “We are on a path to set up 100-plus […]

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IATA plans to launch travel pass this month; in talks with Indian authorities, airlines

To provide easier air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, global airlines’ body IATA plans to launch its travel pass by the end of March and is also in talks with Indian authorities and carriers for using the pass in India. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has around 290 airlines as members, including Air India, […]

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India Tourism Singapore office starts ‘Reconnect’ webinars across ASEAN

India Tourism Singapore regional office has stated a series of webinars across ASEAN region under the banner ‘India Tourism Reconnect’ in order to kick-start tourism capitalising on the massical vaccination drive that is happening across the globe. These virtual meetings are aimed at reconnecting the Indian Tourism industry with stakeholders in key markets and start […]

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India to develop 78 maritime tourism landmarks around lighthouses: PM Modi

Inaugurating the Maritime India Summit 2021 through video conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his government is committed to invest in transforming port and waterways infrastructure in a way which is not seen before. He said that the Ministry of Port Shipping and Waterways has created a list of 400 investable projects in […]

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Rishikesh hosts the 29th International Yog Festival

Minister of Agriculture Uttarakhand, Subodh Uniyal, President (All India Akhada Council) Narendra Giri, Chairman, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Acharya Balakrishna inaugurated the seven-day long International Yog Festival 2021 on 01st March. The festival is being jointly organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) and Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). Calling Rishikesh the motherland of yoga, Uniyal while […]

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands to get four water aerodromes this year

The government of India plans to set up four water aerodromes in Andaman & Nicobar Islands this year, as it looks to develop the union territory as a tourist destination that can compete with the likes of Maldives and Mauritius. “We recently sent a team from Andaman & Nicobar to the Maldives so that the […]

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Taj’s Wellington Mews Chennai to be an all-woman manned hotel

Taking their commitment to gender equality to a new height, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has decided to convert one of its luxury hotels, Taj Wellington Mews in Chennai into an all-woman managed hotel. Coinciding with the Women’s Day celebrations, this announcement by the company will make the hotel the first all-women managed hotel in […]

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Srilanka records 1,682 tourist arrivals after re-opening for tourism

Sri Lanka registered 1,682 tourist arrivals in January as the country resumed International flight operations following a nine-month suspension since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to officials. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) officials added that out of the total number of tourist arrivals, 87 per cent were from Ukraine. The […]

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5 Indian Airports find place in ACI World’s ‘Voice of the Customer’ list

In the list of airports which have set benchmarks in listening and engaging the customers during the Covid-19 pandemic released by the ACI World, a trade association of airports of the world, five Indian airports have found its place. The Indian airports which have found place in the list in the APAC region are Indira […]

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Luxury Train Golden Chariot all set to make a comeback from March 2021

Karnataka’s luxury train, the Golden Chariot, is all set to be on the tracks soon. As per the latest reports, the luxury train after remaining off the tracks for more than three years, will start chugging once again from March 2021. Reportedly, the train will resume services for the first time since operations were taken […]

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Pune airport to suspend flights from April 26 to May 9 for runway work

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has intimated to the airport authorities about a total closure of passenger flight operations from the airport between April 26 and May 9 to facilitate the ongoing runway recarpeting works. The airport is part of the IAF’s air base at Lohegaon. The air force controls the 2,530m runway and air […]

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Assam’s Manas National Park launches cycle safaris for tourists

Manas National Park in Assam has become the country’s first to introduce cycle safaris for tourists. Reportedly, during the first phase, 12 cycles will be made available for tourists, who will be able to enjoy a trip around the periphery of the deep forests and explore the off-beaten tracks. Manas National Park, a UNESCO heritage […]

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6 flights from Delhi, Ahmedabad to Jaisalmer each week

Spicejet on 06th February announced the launch of air services between Jaisalmer, Delhi and Ahmedabad after the pact between tourism businessmen of Jaisalmer and Spicejet was inked with the mediation of district collector Ashish Modi. To save the tourism industry in Jaisalmer, local businessmen and Spicejet had signed a MoU to start air services. The […]

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Soon enjoy alluring river cruise in Kerala’s Malabar region also

Tourists visiting Kerala will soon be able to enjoy a river cruise like never before. Kerala Tourism is introduced Malanad-Malabar River Cruise on February 15, 2021, which features 11 types of boat rides. The cruise is offering different thematic experiences and tours of Kerala’s offbeat areas, including the northern districts like Kasaragod and Kannur. The […]

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Accor Opens Second Grand Mercure In Bengaluru

Accor announced the opening of its second Grand Mercure, at Gopalan Signature Mall in Bengaluru. This is Accor’s sixth hotel in Bengaluru and seventh property in Karnataka for guests to experience flavours, art and culture of the state. This 212-room hotel is inspired by the iconic Hoysala architecture, incorporating local touch points to the overall […]

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More relaxations on international travel expected from next month in India

The revised list of guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution for Covid-19 by the Ministry of Home Affairs, starting from February 1, 2021, has removed many restrictions imposed on various activities, including air, rail and other modes of travel, exhibition, conferences and social functions, education and entertainment. The MHA guidelines for the month of February […]

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India – Russia to resume flights

Russia has now permitted airlines within the country and foreign airlines to resume scheduled international services to India from January 27, 2021, along with few other countries. Announcing this, the Russian embassy in India tweeted, “According to the press-release of @GovernmentRF, the Russian Emergency Response Centre, chaired by Vice Prime Minister Ms Tatiana Golikova, decided […]

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