Travel and Tourism

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 Booking.com 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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Igloo Stay: After severe coronavirus impact, Manali Igloo Hotel ready to host tourists

The igloo hotel stay offers a unique experience in the Hamta valley near Manali every year during winter.

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ASI removes cap on number of visitors at protected monuments ahead of New Year celebrations

The move comes after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) modified its SOPs on December 18, 2020.

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Seaplane service between Ahmedabad-Kevatia to resume from December 27; booking underway- Check details

In a bid to boost tourism and travel in the state, the country's first seaplane service from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and Kevadia's Statue of Unity was commenced on October 31, 2020.

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Glass floor bridge at Rajgir to be completed by March: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also inspected zip line, zip bike and main camp area of the nature safari during his Rajgir visit.

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Budget 2019: Modi govt plans to boost tourism with development of 17 iconic tourist spots

Finance Minister said that the government will build 17 iconic sites to encourage the arrival of tourists in India.

17 "iconic sites" will be transformed into world-class destinations to boost the tourist influx.

Jet Airways to expand South India-Gulf connectivity

Jet Airways will operate new daily services from Hyderabad to Dammam and from Mangaluru to Sharjah from August 7, 2016

FTAs on e-Tourist Visa records 179.9% growth in May

India received foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) of 43,833 on e-Tourist Visa, in May 2016, as compared to 15,659 during May 2015, registering a growth of 179.9 per cent

Top things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Along with natural attractions and activities, Ras Al Khaimah features a number of ancient archaeological sites, giving visitors an insight into the destination's rich culture

MTDC facilitates ‘Hunar Se Rojgar Tak’ scheme

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has been selected as a facilitator for the Hunar Se Rojgar Tak scheme, launched by Ministry of Tourism to impart courses at state level in the hospitality sector

Chongqing in talks with MTDC, IMC to boost tourism & trade

Chongqing Tourism Administration, tourism authority of one of the four municipality cities of China – Chongqing, recently conducted a tourism promotional event in Mumbai, for the travel trade community

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