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All centrally protected ASI monuments to reopen from June 16

The Taj Mahal and other centrally protected monuments closed for around two months due to the Covid pandemic will be reopened on June 16, an ASI official said.
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J&K plans mythological theme park near Vaishno Devi shrine

Around one crore devotees from across the country and abroad visit the Vaishno Devi shrine atop the Trikuta hills annually, with Katra town, 43 km from Jammu, serving as the base camp for the pilgrima

The officials said investors should have the experience of running a theme-based or an amusement park with an annual footfall of five lakhs and should also adhere to international safety standards throughout the project.

Rath Yatra to be held in Puri without devotees for second year in row: Official

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena said that all guidelines of the Supreme Court, issued last year, will have to be followed in letter and spirit while observing the rituals on the occasion. "

Now Work from Hotel! IRCTC offers Nature travel plans for Puri, Konark & Gopalpur; see rates & other details

Due to the pandemic, there has been an increased demand for more secluded and private environments because of health and safety concerns.

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Airbnb, Oyo, Yatra & EaseMyTrip join hands to form Confederation of Hospitality, Technology and Tourism Industry

Governments across the world imposed intermittent lockdowns and restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, crippling the hospitality and tourism industry.

The fear of contracting the virus has also prompted people to shun travel and outdoor activities.

CHATT to boost domestic tourism! Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, OYO, Yatra come together for India’s first travel and hospitality tech collaboration

Addressing the virtual digital launch of CHATT, Prahlad Singh Patel, Tourism Minister lauded the founding members of CHATT for coming together to put India on the global map.

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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.

Travel during COVID-19 2nd wave: More than 95 per cent of travel bookings are for one-way trips: Rajiv Subramanian, Cleartrip

For many travellers, chronic stress and fatigue have been key factors during the second wave of the pandemic. Yet staying indoors is viewed as a lifesaver for most Indians at this point of time.

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Cash counting centre damaged in Vaishno Devi fire, no casualty reported

The fire started at around 4.15 pm and was completely controlled by 5 pm by the use of water hydrants after the CRPF personnel raised an alarm

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Covid-19: France tackles Coronavirus variants as it readies for tourists

France has registered more virus cases than any country in Europe and among the world's highest virus-related death tolls, at more than 109,000 lives lost.

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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.

World Environment Day 2021: Boost for hospitality! How IHCL, ITC, JW Marriott, Leisure Hotels drive sustainable practices

The drive towards sustainability is what pulls many premium leisure hotels to pave the way for innovative and eco-friendly practices.

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France welcoming back vaccinated tourists

France is putting itself back on the menu as a destination for international tourists who have been vaccinated for the coronavirus.

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China witnessing an increase in Red Tourism: What it is and how it is impacting the tourism industry in China

China has also invested heavily in this form of tourism over the years.

MICE industry needs to leverage technology to reboot its services: Yogesh Mudras, MD, Informa Markets 

'A lot has happened since the last year that wreaked havoc on global tourism, travel, the hospitality industry and the economy.'

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How to book safe staycation packages? ITC Grand Bharat reopens with DNV platinum certification

With more stayThis paves the way for new habits such as staycations and workcations are here to stay. While these new habits create new opportunities for the hospitality segment, Emily Broad Leib, Har

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Taking a domestic flight soon? Here’s how Centre’s order of lesser flights, changed ticket prices could impact you

This marks the first reduction in operational capacity for airlines ever since the domestic flights were allowed to resume operations last year in May after a two-month national lockdown.

UK’s Heathrow Airport opens terminal for ‘red list’ countries like India

Travellers on direct flights from such destinations will now go through Terminal 3 and then move directly to a government-approved quarantine facility booked at the passengers' own expense.

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Ayodhya Ram Temple: Filling area after removal of debris underway, expected to finish by October, says Trust

Director of IIT Guwahati, National Geo Research Institute (NGRI) informed that there were lots of debris identified under the ground that needed to be removed before the construction of the main templ

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Mumbai’s civic-run zoo to expand by 10 acres for new animals

One of the city's most patronised venues, officially called the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, it is currently spread over 53 acres and the extra 10 acres have already been procured for a third phase

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E-pass for Maharashtra residents: Here is what you need to know about travel pass

In the view of Covid-19 transmission, Maharashtra netizens can step outside only when there is a particular reason and this reason includes any medical emergency, death of first relative or a marriage

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COVID-19 quarantine, self isolation: How to opt for safe stay? Agoda rolls out offers for Indian travellers

Agoda, a global digital travel platform has recently launched two distinct channels for travellers in India to easily opt and search for quarantine stays or alternative stay options during the second


Covid-19 impact: Domestic air travel reduced to 50% capacity, tickets to be expensive from June 1

On the back of rising Covid-19 cases resulting in air passenger number decline, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has reduced the capacity of domestic flights.

Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

In 2019, foreign tourism's revenue stood at $13 billion. Egypt received some 13.1 million foreign tourists -- reaching pre-2011 levels for the first time. But in 2020, it greeted only 3.5 million fore

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