Travel and Tourism

India back in ‘holiday mood’! How festive travel, workation have sparked new surge in domestic tourism

With India seemingly at the tail end of the second wave of the pandemic, it seems that travel is picking up as the festive season approaches us.

Thinking of travelling to Dubai? Here are some interesting cultural facts about the Emirati city

Dubai Tourism: Financial Express Online’s Bulbul Dhawan reached out to Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) Protocol Manager Ahmed Al Jafflah to understand some of these

Unlock Travel Trends: Trending vacation hotspots to satiate the lust for travel

Thousands have thronged hill stations and beaches to take a break from staying at home.

Thomas Cook India and SOTC Travel’s joint survey, Third Holiday Readiness report (June) identifies regions in India that are trending as vacation hotspots.

Boost to the tourism sector in India! Modi govt announces this scheme for tourist guides, travel agencies; details

Coronavirus impact on tourism in India: While restrictions on travel and tourism were essential to ensure the health of the people of the country, it led to the loss of livelihood of numerous people associated with this indus

Green tourism to get a boost in Mumbai! First-of-its-kind eco-friendly forest trail to come up in Malabar Hill

To understand more about the walkway and how the plan of making it eco-friendly would be realised, Financial Express Online’s Bulbul Dhawan interacted with IMK Architects Partner and Principal Architect Rahul Kadri.

No better time for switching to greener transport

Meanwhile, countries like France, Germany and Poland have come out with stimulus packages that heavily focus on green mobility options like cycling and electric vehicles/buses.

Essentially, COVID resulted in taking the “mass” out of a mass transport system.

Dwarkadhish Temple in Gujarat: A look at the history, legends and architecture of this Char Dham on India’s west coast

Temples of India: Seeming to rise from the Arabian Sea, Jagat Mandir is the main temple situated in the Dwarka city of Gujarat’s Devbhoomi Dwarka district.

World Environment Day 2021: Tourists call for sustainable travel practices to minimise harm to planet

This has been revealed in a survey conducted by digital platform Agoda, the findings of which were released in its Sustainable Travel Trends Survey to mark the World Environment Day.

As UAE, Greece open safe travel corridor, flydubai announces summer routes to Santorini, Mykonos; Check details

Apart from these two locations in Greek islands, the carrier will be operating flights to Turkey’s Bodrum and Trabzon, Tivat in Montenegro and Georgia’s Batumi.

Which countries can Indians travel to? Here’s how your global travel plans are impacted

Recently, several countries have implemented travel bans such as- Singapore, Australia, the UK, the UAE, Canada, France etc.

The flights to Maldives, US etc have now faded. (Representative image/ Reuters photo)

Impact of Covid-19 on travel and tourism sector and how SEIS can bring relief

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in 2019, India generated about 5.6 per cent of total exports revenue.

Air travel to get expensive as airfares’ lower limit hiked 5% due to ATF price rises

The upper limit on airfares will remain as it is for now. Just a month back, the Centre had increased the lower and upper limits on domestic airfares by 10-30 per cent due to rising ATF prices.

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Bring The Destination Home: Meetings & social events are scheduled on online platforms, so why not travel?

Periods of adversity in human history have usually witnessed technological advances and innovations, and there are new innovations in the travel economy, too.

Statue of Unity achieves another feat! World’s tallest statue crosses landmark of 50 lakh visitors

Located at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat, the statue is an international tourist destination, since it is the tallest statue in the world.

Local travel no 1 choice! Indians prefer familiar destinations, holidaying with pets, shows new survey

The Future of Travel research insights show that 49% of Indian travellers plan to visit new domestic destinations.

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Jumbo fun! 48-day annual retreat for temple elephants takes off in Tamil Nadu; Details

In order to prevent wild elephants from entering the premises of the camp, the area has been solar-fenced and watchtowers have been established.

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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Less than 3 million foreign tourists visited India in 2020, says govt

Last year, foreign tourist arrivals stood at 2.68 million and "no formal study has been instituted for assessment of loss of revenue in 2020", Patel said.

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No plans to approach GST Council for reducing tax on all hotel rooms to 12 per cent: Tourism minister

He said that GST on restaurants and eateries have been brought down to five per cent irrespective of whether they are air-conditioned or not.

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COVID19 टीकाकरण के बाद 31% लोग देश में ही करना चाहते हैं ट्रैवल, 37.9% ने नहीं किया कुछ भी तय; पोल में खुलासा

31 फीसदी लोगों ने कहा कि वे देश के अंदर ही पहली ट्रिप के लिए प्लान करेंगे.

31 percent will plan for trip inside country after covid-19 vaccination says twitter poll

Gir to Rann: Planning to visit Gujarat? Here’s the list of must-visit destinations

There are certain key locations and destinations that the state is bringing into focus in the new tourism policy.

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Gujarat Tourism: From Vocal for Local to sustainable tourism, key focus areas of Gujarat’s new tourism policy

The policy, which came into force on January 1 this year, will remain functional till December 31, 2025.

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Passport Index 2021: Germany has most powerful passport in 2021, but Belgium came out strongest during COVID-19

With the closure of borders, global mobility fell, leading to an all time low in the World Openness Score (WOS).

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On top of the world: All-women cockpit crew to fly inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight via North Pole

The Air India flight will fly on Saturday over the North Pole, taking the Atlantic route to reach Bengaluru, a senior official of the airline said.

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Coronavirus pandemic brought tourism to its knees in 2020

While on the culture ministry front, the focus so far has been to maintain safety norms, with the ministry restricting the number of tourists visiting such sites, slowly, footfalls are expected to grow.

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More demand for road trips, staycations and pilgrimages; biz travel already on the rise: Harshit Vyas, SVP & COO, OYO India and South Asia

In this exclusive interaction with The Financial Express Online, Harshit Vyas, SVP & COO, Franchisee Business - OYO India and South Asia, shared his thoughts on the travel bookings and trends.

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Eskimo experience at Manali’s Igloo hotel: Costs, adventures and things to keep in mind

Winter vacation 2020: Here’s everything you need to know to be prepared for your trip to the igloos!  

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