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Post-Covid tourism surges in Madrid

  • Travellers looking for culture and nightlife have returned to Madrid, one of Europe's most visited cities. But the economic impact of the pandemic has some locals questioning the country's dependence on tourism revenue.
Post-Covid tourism surges in Madrid(Leah Carter/DW)
Post-Covid tourism surges in Madrid(Leah Carter/DW)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 03:37 PM IST
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By Deutsche Welle, Delhi

Charming, beautiful and mesmerising: Ayodhya Wali Diwali

Celebrate the festival of lights in this Holy city and soak in the grand and mesmerising aerial drone shows set on the banks of Sarayu this year
Ayodhya Wali Diwali
Ayodhya Wali Diwali
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 02:09 PM IST
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Chronicles of Gul Panag’s Goa adventures in pics

Gul Panag’s family vacation in Goa was loaded with a whole lot of adventures. From kayaking to getting trapped in the choppy waters of the sea, Gul Panag faced it all and more, with husband Rishi Attari, son Nihal and relative Rustom Attari by her side. The chronicles of her Goa adventures made their way on her Instagram profile in the form of snippets.(Instagram/@gulpanag) 8
Gul Panag’s family vacation in Goa was loaded with a whole lot of adventures. From kayaking to getting trapped in the choppy waters of the sea, Gul Panag faced it all and more, with husband Rishi Attari, son Nihal and relative Rustom Attari by her side. The chronicles of her Goa adventures made their way on her Instagram profile in the form of snippets.(Instagram/@gulpanag)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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Delhi's free pilgrimage scheme now includes Ayodhya, set to resume in a month

Arvind Kejriwal had promised a day ago that the temple town of Ayodhya will be included in the Delhi government's free pilgrimage scheme for aged people.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal offers prayers at Saryu Ghat in Ayodhya on Monday. (ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal offers prayers at Saryu Ghat in Ayodhya on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 01:05 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre issues draft guidelines to ensure ease of air travel for disabled people

  • According to the draft guidelines, airport operators must make special arrangements to facilitate screening of persons with special needs so that the process is carried out efficiently "keeping the dignity and privacy of the passenger in mind".
Civil Aviation Ministry issues draft guidelines to ensure ease of air travel for disabled people(Pixabay)
Civil Aviation Ministry issues draft guidelines to ensure ease of air travel for disabled people(Pixabay)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 10:10 AM IST
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Cambodia announces phase wise reopening to vaccinated tourists

  • On arrival, visitors must show proof they have been vaccinated and take a rapid results test for Covid-19. They can proceed without quarantine if the results are negative.
Cambodia's government announced plans Tuesday to reopen the country in several stages to fully vaccinated foreign tourists starting from the end of next month.(Unsplash)
Cambodia's government announced plans Tuesday to reopen the country in several stages to fully vaccinated foreign tourists starting from the end of next month.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 09:59 AM IST
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Singapore to open travel lanes with Australia, Switzerland to revive economy

  • Fully-vaccinated travellers from the two countries will be able to enter Singapore freely after taking Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction tests, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said Tuesday.
Singapore will allow people arriving from Australia and Switzerland to enter without having to quarantine from November 8, as the Southeast Asian nation takes another step in reopening borders and reviving its economy and status as an aviation hub.(Unsplash)
Singapore will allow people arriving from Australia and Switzerland to enter without having to quarantine from November 8, as the Southeast Asian nation takes another step in reopening borders and reviving its economy and status as an aviation hub.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 09:25 PM IST
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Cuba to welcome tourists from November and ease entry requirements

  • As November 15, Cuba will only require visitors to carry proof of vaccination or a recent PCR to enter the country, replacing what were previously among the strictest protocols in the Caribbean, involving a quarantine period and multiple PCR tests.
Cuba will open its borders and ease entry requirements next month after vaccinating most of its people with home-grown Covid-19 drugs, allowing it to welcome back overseas visitors and giving a shot in the arm to its ailing tourist industry.(Unsplash)
Cuba will open its borders and ease entry requirements next month after vaccinating most of its people with home-grown Covid-19 drugs, allowing it to welcome back overseas visitors and giving a shot in the arm to its ailing tourist industry.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 09:14 PM IST
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‘In the middle of nowhere,’ this is what Nushrratt Bharuccha did…

Nushrratt Bharucchais giving us major travel FOMO. The actor is currently in Madhya Pradesh and the pictures of her getaway are making their way on her Instagram profile. Her profile is replete with her ventures in Madhya Pradesh and each one of them are making her Instagram family drool like anything.(Instagram/@nushrrattbharuccha) 8
Nushrratt Bharucchais giving us major travel FOMO. The actor is currently in Madhya Pradesh and the pictures of her getaway are making their way on her Instagram profile. Her profile is replete with her ventures in Madhya Pradesh and each one of them are making her Instagram family drool like anything.(Instagram/@nushrrattbharuccha)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 02:18 PM IST
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Janhvi Kapoor merged hills and Pilates. Here’s how she did it

Janhvi Kapoor never fails to scoop out time from her busy schedule to take off for her next vacation. On Monday, Janhvi dropped a fresh snippet of her pictures which document her ventures in her next vacation. Janhvi is back in the hills and the pictures are making us swoon.(Instagram/@janhvikapoor) 6
Janhvi Kapoor never fails to scoop out time from her busy schedule to take off for her next vacation. On Monday, Janhvi dropped a fresh snippet of her pictures which document her ventures in her next vacation. Janhvi is back in the hills and the pictures are making us swoon.(Instagram/@janhvikapoor)
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 10:48 AM IST
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What are the Covid entry rules for travellers to European countries?

  • Many countries have eased restrictions on everyday life, making tourism possible again this autumn. DW Travel offers a brief recap of what rules apply in the EU.
What are the Covid entry rules for travellers to European countries?(Maja Hitij/Getty/Images)
What are the Covid entry rules for travellers to European countries?(Maja Hitij/Getty/Images)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 08:35 AM IST
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USA to outline vaccination rules on international travel reopening

The White House plans to outline the legal framework requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for most foreign air travellers replacing the current restrictions, as well as rules for exemptions from the requirements.
USA to outline vaccination rules on international travel reopening(Reuters)
USA to outline vaccination rules on international travel reopening(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 07:51 PM IST
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Parineeti Chopra's ‘snowburnt’ pics from Nepal are giving us serious travel FOMO

After holidaying with family in the lowest part of the world - the Maldives, Parineeti Chopra took off to explore the highest point i.e. the snowcapped mountain range in Nepal.(Instagram/parineetichopra) 5
After holidaying with family in the lowest part of the world - the Maldives, Parineeti Chopra took off to explore the highest point i.e. the snowcapped mountain range in Nepal.(Instagram/parineetichopra)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 02:51 PM IST
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Mumbai airport traffic returning to pre-Covid times with Navratri as tailwind

During the Navratri festival, nearly 666,000 passengers flew in and out of the Mumbai airport from October 7-15, marking a steady return towards pre-Covid times. More than 317,000 of them arrived at the airport and about 349,000 departed it
An Air India aircraft is pictured at a terminal of the Mumbai airport. The Navratri festival boosted traffic at the airport, pushing it towards pre-Covid times. (AFP/File)
An Air India aircraft is pictured at a terminal of the Mumbai airport. The Navratri festival boosted traffic at the airport, pushing it towards pre-Covid times. (AFP/File)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 11:53 AM IST
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India to lift quarantine requirement for international travellers from today

  • The new guidelines provide protocols to be complied with international travellers as well those to be followed by airlines, points of entry (airports, seaports and land border) for risk profiling of passengers.
All passengers shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.(HT File Photo)
All passengers shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 08:13 AM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SOS Venice: Can turnstiles save the sinking city?

  • As visitor numbers to Venice continue to pick up, the local population keeps declining. Venice is still struggling to get on top of its over-tourism problem.
SOS Venice: Can turnstiles save the sinking city?(Teressa O' Connel/DW)
SOS Venice: Can turnstiles save the sinking city?(Teressa O' Connel/DW)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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China's Gansu province suspends all tourism activities as Covid-19 cases surge

  • Gansu registered, from October 18 to Saturday night, a total of 41 confirmed cases, of which 30 are from Lanzhou, seven from Zhangye, two from Jiayu Pass, one from Tianshui, and one from Longnan.
Gansu, China's Northwest province, has announced the suspension of all tourism activities after a surge in the Covid-19 cases in the region, reported local media.(Unsplash)
Gansu, China's Northwest province, has announced the suspension of all tourism activities after a surge in the Covid-19 cases in the region, reported local media.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 02:06 PM IST
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Odisha former tourism minister urges direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Dehradun

‘Kindly instruct officials to do needful for starting a direct flight between Dehradun and Bhubaneswar, which will be of great support for devotees and tourists as well’: former Odisha tourism minister in a letter to Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Odisha former tourism minister urges direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Dehradun(File Photo / REUTERS)
Odisha former tourism minister urges direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Dehradun(File Photo / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bhubaneswar

Go First becomes first airline to launch direct flights from Srinagar to Sharjah

Go First will operate four flights every week between Srinagar and Sharjah. The direct flights from Sharjah will offer seamless connections to Srinagar and beyond to Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Leh and Mumbai and vice versa.
Go First becomes first airline to launch direct flights from Srinagar to Sharjah(Twitter/travelobiz)
Go First becomes first airline to launch direct flights from Srinagar to Sharjah(Twitter/travelobiz)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 07:44 AM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Srinagar (jammu And Kashmir) [india]

Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam receives season's first snowfall

  • The union territory's famous tourist spot Gulmarg also received season's first snowfall this morning while the Srinagar district received light showers of rain.
Pahalgam district of Jammu and Kashmir got covered in a blanket of snow after receiving the season's first snowfall on Saturday morning.(Unsplash)
Pahalgam district of Jammu and Kashmir got covered in a blanket of snow after receiving the season's first snowfall on Saturday morning.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 05:48 PM IST
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Singapore allows travellers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan from Oct 26

  • The new development is likely to have come after reviewing the Covid-19 situation in these countries.
Singapore allows travellers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan from Oct 26. (File photo)(Bloomberg)
Singapore allows travellers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan from Oct 26. (File photo)(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 23, 2021 04:49 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mini Mathur is ‘feeling like a microscopic dot’ in Egypt. Here’s why

  • “To be one with those who live forever. To think that 5000 years ago the Egyptian civilisation knew the principles of science, architecture, astronomy and used it to create immortality (well..) is mind numbing and so humbling,” wrote Mini in her caption.
Mini Mathur is ‘feeling like a microscopic dot’ in Egypt. Here’s why(Instagram/@minimathur)
Mini Mathur is ‘feeling like a microscopic dot’ in Egypt. Here’s why(Instagram/@minimathur)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 01:46 PM IST
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By Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Reunion vacation: The latest travel trend?

Unable to meet for long owing to the Covid-19 crisis, travellers are booking private villas with large, isolated spaces that will allow them to move around in groups
Rather than meeting up over a cup of coffee, many are now planning reunions away from the city, paving the way for reunion travel (Photo: iStock)
Rather than meeting up over a cup of coffee, many are now planning reunions away from the city, paving the way for reunion travel (Photo: iStock)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 10:45 AM IST
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Diana Penty’s Shimla safarnama – 'Maggi on cold, snowy day'

  • Amidst the work schedule, Diana is also scooping out time for herself to immerse in the beauty of Himachal Pradesh. Since she reached Shimla, the actor has been sharing a slew of pictures on her Instagram profile to treat her Instagram family.
Diana Penty’s Shimla safarnama – 'Maggi on cold, snowy day'(Instagram/@dianapenty)
Diana Penty’s Shimla safarnama – 'Maggi on cold, snowy day'(Instagram/@dianapenty)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 02:04 PM IST
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By Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Covid-19: Canada lifts advisory on non-essential travel abroad

The Canadian government has removed its global travel advisory on all non-essential travel outside the country. The caution had been in place since the spring of 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic first spread internationally and into Canada.
An airplane takes off from Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian government has removed its global travel advisory on all non-essential travel outside the country in place since the spring of 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic first spread internationally and into Canada. (REUTERS)
An airplane takes off from Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadian government has removed its global travel advisory on all non-essential travel outside the country in place since the spring of 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic first spread internationally and into Canada. (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 11:03 AM IST
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Melbourne ends one of the world’s longest lockdowns

Movement restrictions have been lifted in Melbourne while venues from salons to restaurants are reopening for fully-vaccinated people. Art galleries, gyms and other venues are expected to begin opening their doors early next month
People dine outdoors in Degraves Street in Melbourne, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Melbourne, Australia’s most populous city after Sydney, came out of 77 days of lockdown on Friday after Victoria state reached a benchmark of 70% of the target population fully vaccinated.(Daniel Pockett/AAP Image via AP)
People dine outdoors in Degraves Street in Melbourne, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Melbourne, Australia’s most populous city after Sydney, came out of 77 days of lockdown on Friday after Victoria state reached a benchmark of 70% of the target population fully vaccinated.(Daniel Pockett/AAP Image via AP)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 10:10 AM IST
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Sikkim registers record tourist footfall, CM urges people not to travel

  • The government took several measures to encourage tourism this festive season to make up for the financial hit it took last year. The two-month lockdown during the peak season last year caused an estimated loss of 500-700 crore, officials said.
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Thursday urged the people not to travel in view of the landslides as the state registered a record tourist footfall during the Durga puja vacation.(Unsplash)
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Thursday urged the people not to travel in view of the landslides as the state registered a record tourist footfall during the Durga puja vacation.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 09:21 PM IST
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Women in Ladakh village are slowly turning into homestay hosts

  • With many of the men working for the Army and away from home for months, the women of Phyang, a mountain village about 15 km from Leh with great views of rugged peaks and cloud laden blue skies, are slowly coming into their own as homestay hosts.
Women in a village in Ladakh are slowly coming into their own as homestay hosts as many of the men work for the Army and stay away from home for months.(Unsplash)
Women in a village in Ladakh are slowly coming into their own as homestay hosts as many of the men work for the Army and stay away from home for months.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 10:25 PM IST
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In need of ‘Vitamin Sea’: ‘Take the plunge with’ Mira Rajput

  • In a short video, Mira shared a snippet of how she went for a dive in the waters. Dressed in a red bikini, Mira was in need of some “Vitamin Sea.” And that’s why she did the obvious – she took the plunge into the waters.
In need of ‘Vitamin Sea’: ‘Take the plunge with’ Mira Rajput(Instagram/@mira.kapoor)
In need of ‘Vitamin Sea’: ‘Take the plunge with’ Mira Rajput(Instagram/@mira.kapoor)
Published on Oct 21, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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