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No more snaps of Mt Fuji; a screen is up in Japanese town to prevent tourists

Published on May 21, 2024 08:18 PM IST

A screen is up in front of popular photo location outside Lawson convenience store in the Japanese town of Fujikawaguchiko to deter tourists from overcrowding.

Visitors take a photo in front of a convenient store at Fujikawaguchiko town, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, with a backdrop of Mt Fuji. (AP)
AP | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Tokyo

Best suitcase brands: Top 6 luggage brands for all your travel needs

Explore some of the best suitcase brands to find the perfect luggage that suits your preferences and enhances your travel experience.

Check out the 6 best suitcase brands in India.
Published on May 21, 2024 06:20 PM IST

Kerala: Heavy rains prompt warnings and travel bans in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam

MET Department issues red alerts for Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and Idukki and sounded orange alerts for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam

A commuter wades through a waterlogged road, amidst rains, in Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala: Heavy rains prompt warnings and travel bans in Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, other districts (PTI Photo)
Published on May 19, 2024 12:46 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Thiruvananthapuram

Nilgiris district advises tourists to postpone trips amid heavy rain forecast

Defer trips till May 20, says Nilgiris collector; boy dies in flash floods at Courtallam waterfall

Tenkasi: Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services personnel at the spot after heavy rain triggered flash floods at Old Courtallam waterfall, in Tenkasi district. A teenage boy was washed away in the flash floods. Nilgiris district advises tourists to postpone trips amid heavy rain forecast, flash floods in Tenkasi (PTI Photo)
Published on May 19, 2024 11:38 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Nilgiris\tenkasi (tamil Nadu)

China: CAS Space to launch space tourism flights with panoramic windows by 2027

Chinese state-backed company unveils plans for space tourism flights with panoramic windows to the edge of space by 2028. Check ticket price inside

China: CAS Space to launch space tourism flights with panoramic windows by 2027 for this ticket price (Photo by Twitter/wulei2020)
Published on May 17, 2024 05:20 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Beijing

Tamil Nadu: Bryant Park in Kodaikanal transforms into floral wonderland for tour

Tourists flock to Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu as Queen of Hill Resorts hosts vibrant summer festival and flower show

Tamil Nadu: Bryant Park in Kodaikanal transforms into floral wonderland for tourists (Photo by Twitter/PasumaiVikatan)
Published on May 17, 2024 05:02 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Kodaikanal (tamil Nadu) [india]

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Who’s the third world now?

There was a time when Egypt or Lagos were considered lawless lands. Now one has to be on guard in London and Paris

It’s not just Cairo that has pickpockets and muggers, but first-world cities like Paris and Naples too. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Published on May 17, 2024 05:08 AM IST

Char Dham Yatra: No shooting videos, reels within 50m radius of temple premises

Over 26 lakh devotees across India and abroad register for ongoing Char Dham Yatra; Uttarakhand CM reviews arrangements, bans shooting videos/reels near temples

The Char Dham Yatra started on Friday with the opening of the portals of Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath Dham amid Vedic chants on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya in Garhwal Himalayas. Char Dham Yatra travel update: Pilgrims prohibited from shooting videos, reels within 50m radius of temple premises (HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2024 08:18 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Dehradun (uttarakhand) [india]

Spanish tourism industry under pressure amid record drought

Critics say the sector should do more to save water as Spain deals with a lack of rainfall.

The tourist sector is known for being especially water hungry.(Jiri Hubatka/imageBROKER/picture alliance )
Published on May 16, 2024 01:22 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

China allows visa-free entry for overseas groups on cruise ships

Tour groups can enter China from 13 ports including Shanghai, Qingdao, Dalian and Haikou, Mao Xu, a senior official with the immigration administration, said.

The new visa-free policy will be effective from May 15. (Pexels)
Published on May 15, 2024 04:15 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Hong Kong keeps island traditions alive: Cheung Chau hosts Bun Festival

Thousands of visitors flock to Hong Kong's outlying of island of Cheung Chau to watch the ‘Piu Sik’ or floating colours parade at the annual Bun Festival

A girl participates in the
Published on May 15, 2024 03:02 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Where to see the northern lights all over the world

As Ladakh, northern Europe and Australasia, witnessed unusual Aurora activity, social media lit up with magnificent snaps.

From Ladakh to northern Europe to Australasia, unusually-timed halos of Northern Lights recently surprised the world—courtesy of the biggest solar storm in more than 20 years.
Published on May 14, 2024 05:20 PM IST

India to Cambodia first direct flight services set to begin from Jun 16

The flow of tourists between India and Cambodia expected to double year-on-year, with direct flight connectivity and demand for medical tourism in India.

India to Cambodia first direct flight: Cambodia Angkor Air to launch direct flights between Phnom Penh and New Delhi (Photo by Twitter/ThaigerNews)
Published on May 14, 2024 04:34 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Qantas to add daily flights between Bengaluru and Sydney for peak holiday season

Australia's Qantas airline to operate daily flights between Sydney and from India's Bengaluru December to March next year

Qantas to add daily flights between Bengaluru and Sydney for peak holiday season (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
Published on May 14, 2024 04:12 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bengaluru

Qatar to ‘Liberate’ tourism sector to extend post-World Cup boom

Qatar is planning to liberalise its tourism industry to increase the record number of tourists thronging the nation since it hosted the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

About 44% of tourists came to Qatar from neighbouring Gulf nations, while arrivals from Europe, the US and Asia have also surged.(Pexels)
Published on May 14, 2024 12:54 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, New Delhi

Japan to introduce online booking for Mount Fuji trail to combat overtourism

Amidst concerns over safety and environmental impact, Japanese authorities have unveiled an online booking system for Mount Fuji's Yoshida Trail.

This file photo taken on August 31, 2023 shows visitors climbing the slopes of Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak at 3,776 meters (12,388 feet). An online booking system for Mount Fuji's most popular trail was announced on May 13, 2024 by Japanese authorities trying to fight overtourism on the active volcano. (Photo by Mathias CENA / AFP)
Published on May 13, 2024 02:49 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

How travel ‘bucket lists’ help cancer patients handle life and death

A cancer diagnosis affects people’s sense of control over their future. Thus, a travel bucket list can serve as a form of insurance against potential regret.

The bucket-list search for adventure, memories and meaning takes on a life of its own with a diagnosis of life-limiting illness. (Pexels)
Published on May 13, 2024 12:00 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Sydney

Hong Kong tourism boost: Eight more Chinese cities join solo travel scheme

Hong Kong welcomes more independent travellers, economy gets a lift and tourism gets a boost as 8 major capital cities from China join the solo travel scheme

Tourists take photos in front of Victoria Harbour, in Tsim Sha Tsui, in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong tourism boost: Eight more Chinese cities join solo travel scheme (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo)
Published on May 12, 2024 10:21 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hong Kong

Nepal: Everest Spring climbing season begins, China reopens Tibetan route

Nepal is home to 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks and welcomes hundreds of adventurers each spring, when temperatures are warm and winds are typically calm.

Nepal: Everest Spring climbing season begins, China reopens Tibetan route as record number of climbers expected (File Photo by Lakpa SHERPA / AFP)
Published on May 12, 2024 10:07 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Algeria: New visa initiative paves way for adventurous travellers in Sahara

Algeria gains traction among the adventurous travellers who don’t need maximum comforts to tour the stark southern deserts that make up 80% of the country

Discover Algeria's hidden treasures: New visa initiative paves way for adventurous travellers in Sahara (Photo by Twitter/chimran55)
Published on May 11, 2024 04:11 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Bharat Gaurav Special Tourist Train to start from New Jalpaiguri on May 18

The journey by Bharat Gaurav train spans 8 nights-9 days, covering key tourist spots including Vaishno Devi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura, Vrindavan and Ayodhya

Bharat Gaurav Special Tourist Train to start from New Jalpaiguri on May 18, will explore North India's sacred sites (Photo by Twitter/kishanreddybjp)
Published on May 11, 2024 01:26 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Guwahati

Where and how are people travelling this summer?

Tantra retreats, Southeast Asian destinations, and spiritual destination-hopping to beat the heat are taking summer tourism in India to the next level.

With countries like Thailand and Sri Lanka extending visa-free entry and more predicted to follow, cities across Southeast Asia are attracting the most number of Indian tourists.
Updated on May 11, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Tourists warned of water shortage on Koh Phi Phi Islands in Thailand

Water crisis threatens Thailand's holiday paradise of Koh Phi Phi, dry spell and heatwaves dampen tourism on the islands

Tourists warned of water shortage on Koh Phi Phi Islands in Thailand amidst scorching heatwave (Photo by Shutterstock)
Published on May 10, 2024 02:08 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Vanuatu tourism hit as Air Vanuatu cancels flights, enters liquidation

Tourists stranded after Air Vanuatu cancels flights to Australia and New Zealand as government puts Pacific Island's national carrier into liquidation

Vanuatu tourism hit as Air Vanuatu cancels flights, enters liquidation (File Photo by Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)
Published on May 10, 2024 10:13 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Sydney

Explore the top 8 incredibly lightweight yet spacious foldable travel bags

Best foldable travel bags are made from durable and water-resistant materials, ensuring longevity and protection for your belongings. Buy from our top picks

Foldable travel bags serve multiple purposes beyond travel, such as gym sessions, shopping trips and more.(Pexels)
Published on May 09, 2024 05:03 PM IST

UK ‘Tourist Tax’ sends tourists flocking to Paris, Milan and Madrid for shopping

Brexit aftermath: UK's decision to end tax-free shopping sparks surge in European tourism, tourists abandon London for VAT refunds in Paris, Milan and Madrid

UK ‘Tourist Tax’ sends tourists flocking to Paris, Milan and Madrid for tax-free shopping (AP File Photo/Luca Bruno)
Published on May 09, 2024 10:33 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Best men's travel bag: Top 9 picks for your next travel adventure

Embark on journeys with style and functionality! Discover the best men's travel bags for your adventures. Shop now and make your travels hassle free!

Pack up and venture out with the best men's travel bags by your side.(Pexels)
Published on May 08, 2024 06:38 PM IST

Best Skybags suitcase: Top 7 options built to withstand the rigours of travel

Skybags suitcases are perfect for travel enthusiasts. These bags have ample storage space, multi-compartments, compression straps and quick-access pockets.

Skybags suitcases offer a perfect combination of style, durability, functionality and security.(Pexels)
Published on May 08, 2024 06:19 PM IST
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