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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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By Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
  • Sunkissed pictures are so yesterday and Parineeti Chopra proves the same as brushes aside our Monday blues and tickles our travel bug with ‘snowburnt’ pictures from the mountains of Nepal along with a breathtaking virtual tour 

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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By Deutsche Welle, Delhi

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

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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By Anirudh Bhattacharyya I Edited by Amit Chanda

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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By Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Thailand prepares airports for quarantine-free travellers after 2 years of Covid

From November1, Thailand will allow vaccinated arrivals from low risk countries to return to its popular destinations like Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
An airport staff practices departure protocols during a readiness inspection in preparation for the country's reopening on November 1, at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
An airport staff practices departure protocols during a readiness inspection in preparation for the country's reopening on November 1, at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand(REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 07:38 AM IST
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Singapore welcomes more tourists under quarantine-free programme

  • From this week, the lanes will be extended to vaccinated arrivals from Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Britain and the United States, who can enter Singapore without quarantine if they pass Covid-19 tests.
Singapore welcomed on Wednesday the first travellers under an expanded quarantine-free programme, marking a big step towards the aviation hub restoring its international links, despite a sharp rise in its Covid-19 cases.(Unsplash)
Singapore welcomed on Wednesday the first travellers under an expanded quarantine-free programme, marking a big step towards the aviation hub restoring its international links, despite a sharp rise in its Covid-19 cases.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 05:30 PM IST
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Tahira Kashyap is chilling in Maldives with her ‘soulmate forever'. Here's how

  • A video, documenting the amount of fun that they have been having in Maldives, made its way on Tahira Kashyap’s Instagram profile on Tuesday, and it is making our weekday better. The video perfectly captures the close-knit bonding that the family has.
Tahira Kashyap is chilling in Maldives with her ‘soulmate forever'. Here's how(Instagram/@tahirakashyap)
Tahira Kashyap is chilling in Maldives with her ‘soulmate forever'. Here's how(Instagram/@tahirakashyap)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 01:14 PM IST
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By Tapatrisha Das, Delhi

Madame Tussauds opens museum in Dubai with statues of Virat Kohli, Lionel Messi

  • Madame Tussauds opened its first outpost in the Arab world in Dubai. With only limited oil reserves, the emirate of Dubai has been focussing on the development of tourism sector.
Madame Tussauds opens museum in Dubai with statues of Virat Kohli, Lionel Messi and more(REUTERS)
Madame Tussauds opens museum in Dubai with statues of Virat Kohli, Lionel Messi and more(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 07:32 AM IST
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Statue Of Unity in Gujarat to remain open for visitors from October 28 to 31

  • The world famous Statue of Unity and other tourist attractions around it at Kevadia in Gujarat's Narmada district will remain open for visitors between October 28 and 31.
The world famous Statue of Unity and other tourist attractions around it at Kevadia in Gujarat's Narmada district will remain open for visitors between October 28 and 31, said an official on Monday.(Unsplash)
The world famous Statue of Unity and other tourist attractions around it at Kevadia in Gujarat's Narmada district will remain open for visitors between October 28 and 31, said an official on Monday.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 10:13 PM IST
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Australia's Queensland state to open to vaccinated travellers without quarantine

  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said fully vaccinated travellers would be allowed into the Australian state Queensland without quarantining when 80 per cent of the state's population aged 16 and older was vaccinated. That benchmark is expected to be achieved by December 17.
Australia's Queensland state announced plans Monday to open up to vaccinated travellers, ending the status it has enjoyed throughout the pandemic of remaining virtually free of Covid-19.(Unsplash)
Australia's Queensland state announced plans Monday to open up to vaccinated travellers, ending the status it has enjoyed throughout the pandemic of remaining virtually free of Covid-19.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 01:35 PM IST
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Priyanka Chopra’s tryst with underwater life. Pics inside

Priyanka Chopra recently took off underwater for a stress-release session and the bright smile on her face says everything about how much she loved it. On Monday, the actor made our day better with a set of pictures, fresh from underwater. Priyanka went for scuba-diving. From posing under the water to gaping at fishes, she did it all.(Instagram/@priyankachopra) 7
Priyanka Chopra recently took off underwater for a stress-release session and the bright smile on her face says everything about how much she loved it. On Monday, the actor made our day better with a set of pictures, fresh from underwater. Priyanka went for scuba-diving. From posing under the water to gaping at fishes, she did it all.(Instagram/@priyankachopra)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 11:37 AM IST
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Barcelona has high hopes for the return of mass tourism

  • The consequences of months without tourists are painfully obvious across Barcelona: A number of stores have even gone out of business on one of the city's most important tourist streets.
Barcelona has high hopes for the return of mass tourism(Jonas Martiny/DW)
Barcelona has high hopes for the return of mass tourism(Jonas Martiny/DW)
Published on Oct 18, 2021 08:36 AM IST
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Domestic flights to operate at full capacity from today

  • The second wave of the Covid-19 restrictions had forced the airlines to limit domestic flight operations to 50% of their capacity in June.
The revision in passengers' capacity has been welcomed by the major carriers of the country.(REUTERS)
The revision in passengers' capacity has been welcomed by the major carriers of the country.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 08:44 AM IST
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India's first museum dedicated to alcohol opens in Goa

  • Kudchadkar, who is a collector of antiques, said the idea behind the museum was to make the world aware of Goa's rich heritage, especially the story of feni, the strong local drink.
India's first museum dedicated to alcohol has opened its doors to 'spirited' enthusiasts in Goa.(Unsplash)
India's first museum dedicated to alcohol has opened its doors to 'spirited' enthusiasts in Goa.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 07:38 PM IST
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Rude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: A Dubai food diary

Most top restaurants in Dubai are branches of places from abroad, but they can be very good with their cooking skills and presentation
The reason you’ll like the Dubai Oberoi is that as comforting as it is to Oberoi regulars from India, it is run to top global standards
The reason you’ll like the Dubai Oberoi is that as comforting as it is to Oberoi regulars from India, it is run to top global standards
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 12:08 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar-Jaipur direct flight services to commence from Nov 2

  • "I hope that the connectivity between Temple City, Bhubaneswar and Pink City, Jaipur would not only enhance tourist footfall but would also provide a boost to economic activities in both the states," Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has said direct flight services between Odisha's Bhubaneswar and Rajasthan's Jaipur will commence from November 2.(File image)
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has said direct flight services between Odisha's Bhubaneswar and Rajasthan's Jaipur will commence from November 2.(File image)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 06:13 PM IST
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Safe, swift, uninterrupted: Chartered services woo travellers

Minimal touch-points, the freedom to set your own schedule, time-efficiency have made private air charters popular in a post pandemic world
Minimal touch-points, the freedom to set your own schedule, time-efficiency have made private air charters popular in a post pandemic world (Photos: Shutterstock)
Minimal touch-points, the freedom to set your own schedule, time-efficiency have made private air charters popular in a post pandemic world (Photos: Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 16, 2021 12:27 PM IST
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