Travel & Tourism

From Kolkata to Vadodara, people appeal to govt to connect Patna collectorate with tourism

The fate of the the historic landmark in the Bihar capital currently hangs in the balance, and on World Tourism Day on Sunday, experts and ordinary citizens, from Patna to Vadodara and Delhi to Kolkata, made a fresh appeal to the government to not demolis
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World Tourism Day: Embark on a Virtual Vacation to Australia

Keeping in mind the varied sights, sounds and experiences that travellers look forward to, a host of diverse virtual experiences were developed to enable people to continue exploring.

Apart from this, with 360-degree videos, travellers can traverse through a plethora of stunning landscapes and experiences.

Odisha govt to reopen tourist destinations from October

Tourism Minister J P Panigrahi said his department has prepared a master plan to promote various destinations in the state to attract tourists.

Urging people to come to the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said all precautionary measures have been taken for the health safety of travellers, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

WBTC to launch river cruise for just Rs 39

The cruise, traversing many landmarks and hidden gems of the city of joy, will be launched on October one, he said.

The cruise will travel past the Armenian ghat, Nimtala ghat, Chandpal ghat, the Eastern Railway headquarters which came into being in 1952, Binoy Badal Dinesh Bagh, among several landmarks of the city along the river, Kapur told PTI here.

Medical tourism sector needs government support to get back on its feet: Apollo Hospital Joint MD

Highlighting the role of the medical tourism segment in the company's portfolio, she said the last fiscal saw patients from over 50 countries trusting Apollo Hospitals with their healthcare needs.

Medical value travel tourism is still nascent in India and holds great potential.

World Tourism Day 2020: With all precautions for Coronavirus pandemic, here is how Rajasthan is reviving tourism

World Tourism Day 2020: The tourist destinations and monuments are being sanitized regularly. The managing staff and authorities have also being sensitized towards ensuring social distancing and other

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71% millennials ready to travel within India in next 6 months: Survey

Millennials are likely to become the key driver of tourism revival with 71 per cent respondents in the category saying they are willing to explore 'Incredible India' in the next six months due to vari

Amit Shah to inaugurate ‘Destination North East-2020’ event on Sunday

Earlier, this week unveiling the logo and theme song of the festival, Singh said the 'Destination North East' event has been travelling across the country -- from Varanasi to New Delhi or to Chandigar

The home minister will inaugurate the event through video conference while Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh will be the guest of honour.

Uttarakhand eases coronavirus norms for tourists

In a revised set of guidelines for tourists, Chief Secretary Om Prakash said it is not mandatory for them to bring coronavirus negative report before checking into a hotel or homestay.

However, checks like thermal scanning, sanitisation and other prescribed health protocols for hotels and restaurants must be complied with, the new guidelines said. (Representative image)

SOPs for Hotels and Guests: Here’s all you need to know

Hospitality industry and hygiene goes hand in hand and this pandemic has just upped a notch, for the hygiene standards to be maintained by the industry.

Social Distancing, Face Masks and Hygiene holds utmost importance while welcoming the guests and during the other chores.

Worried about safety and hygiene in hotels? Here’s how premium hotels step up focus on these seven safety protocols

The Coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way hotels and restaurants now serve their guests.

Social distancing and hand hygiene top the list of safety protocols for all premium hotels across the country. (Representative image)

Jio starts offering mobile services on 22 international flights

The company's partner airlines include Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Euro Wings, Lufthansa, Malindo Air, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, and Alitalia.

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Boarding flights during Coronavirus pandemic: Systematic COVID-19 testing for flyers before departure is key, says IATA

Coronavirus update: IATA in a statement has said that in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, airlines and airports have been reinforcing protective layers including cleaning or disinfection, airflow

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Vaishno Devi devotees to have live ‘darshan’ through mobile app

The app, set to be launched on October 17, the first day of Navratri, would also have a feature to conduct live 'hawan', they said.

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These 16 countries provide visa-free entry to Indian passport holders – check list

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said there are 43 countries which provide visa-on-arrival facility and there are 36 countries wh

Taj Mahal reopens after six months amid COVID-19 with capped number of tourists, social distancing norms

This came after the Agra district administration gave its nod to the reopening of Taj Mahal and other monuments like Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh, Chini ka Rauza and Marium Tomb.

In case you are planning to visit the Taj Mahal, here is what you must keep in mind.

Good news for Vaishno Devi pilgrims! Home delivery service of ‘Pooja Prasad’ launched

The devotees who are unable to visit the shrine located between three peaked mountains, popularly known as 'Trikuta', can now get the 'Pooja Prasad' delivered to their home, the spokesperson said.

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Taj Mahal reopens! Take note of COVID-19 norms- masks, social distancing before visiting

One of the seven wonders in the world, Taj Mahal reopens after being closed for six months!

Mysore Palace, Charminar in Delhi! Get ready to see replicas of iconic monuments in Punjabi Bagh’s Bharat Darshan Park

In Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh region, Bharat Darshan Park spread over 8.5 acres will be ready soon and visitors can visit from next year.

Hong Kong bars Air India flights till October 3 after passengers test positive for COVID-19

Air India passenger flights were barred from landing in Hong Kong between August 18 and August 31 after 14 passengers on its Delhi-Hong Kong flight of August 14 tested positive for COVID-19 post-arriv

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LG Manoj Sinha announces Rs, 1,350-Cr economic package to boost tourism, other sectors in J&K

The LG said under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, Rs 1,400 crore have already been provided to people through the Jammu and Kashmir Bank.

The LG had constituted a committee on August 18 to assess the help required by the business community.

AirAsia begins flights on Mumbai-Guwahati, Mumbai-Srinagar routes

The airline said the Mumbai-Guwahati flight will operate three times a week while the flight on the Mumbai-Srinagar route will operate four times a week.

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Air India Express flights from/to Dubai will operate as per original schedule from tomorrow

The Dubai airport authorities had imposed an embargo on the movement of flights from India for a period of 15 days up to October 2.

The clarification from the state carrier came after information about the suspension of all flights to and from Dubai was made public by the officials of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority earlier in the day.

Tourism stakeholders seek reopening of monuments in Aurangabad

Maharashtra's Aurangabad city is home to World Heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora and monuments such as BibiKa Maqbara and Daulatabad fort among other historic places.

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