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FILE PHOTO: An empty International Terminal of San Francisco International Airport is pictured after the U.S. air travel ban, in San Francisco, California.(REUTERS)

U.S. asks travelers for patience amid chaos, long lines at airports

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Travelers returning to the United States and being screened for the coronavirus were met by long lines and massive delays at some major airports, prompting federal officials to deploy more staff and President Donald Trump to appeal for patience.
United Airlines Holdings Inc booked $1.5 billion less revenue in March than the same time last year and warned employees that planes could be flying nearly empty into the summer, even after severe flight cuts.(Unsplash)
United Airlines Holdings Inc booked $1.5 billion less revenue in March than the same time last year and warned employees that planes could be flying nearly empty into the summer, even after severe flight cuts.(Unsplash)

Airlines slash schedules, jobs and pay after new travel restrictions

Sydney/Chicago | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Airlines around the world announced they would make more drastic reductions to their flying schedules, cut jobs and seek government aid after countries further tightened border restrictions due to the fast spreading coronavirus.
Masked voting volunteers face a woman voting for local elections Sunday March 15, 2020 in Paris. France is holding nationwide elections Sunday to choose all of its mayors and other local leaders despite a crackdown on public gatherings because of the new virus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.(AP)
Masked voting volunteers face a woman voting for local elections Sunday March 15, 2020 in Paris. France is holding nationwide elections Sunday to choose all of its mayors and other local leaders despite a crackdown on public gatherings because of the new virus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.(AP)

Coronavirus outbreak: Spain, France impose tight controls as global infections pass 150,000

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 06:14 PM IST
France ordered the closure of restaurants, bars, cinemas and nightclubs - but said food shops, pharmacies and banks would remain open, and pressed ahead with voting for local elections on Sunday despite the virus threat.
The Shirvanshir Palace and homes in Baku’s old city.
The Shirvanshir Palace and homes in Baku’s old city.

Exploring Baku: The land of fire and fuel

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Geetika Jain
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 10:43 AM IST
The essence of Europe and Asia is seamlessly woven into the tapestry of Baku.
Airlines are dropping flights, countries are tightening borders, and concerts and conferences have been cancelled.(UNSPLASH)
Airlines are dropping flights, countries are tightening borders, and concerts and conferences have been cancelled.(UNSPLASH)

Instagram vs Reality: Travel influencers gloss over coronavirus

Bloomberg | By Sarah Frier
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Airlines are dropping flights, countries are tightening borders, and concerts and conferences have been cancelled. But there’s one place where it’s possible to escape the outbreak: Instagram.
REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE(UNSPLASH)
REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE(UNSPLASH)

Ridley me this: The nesting of Odisha’s Olive Ridley turtles is an experience of a lifetime

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sneha Mahale
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 11:21 AM IST
The nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles in Odisha is an experience of a lifetime, and should definitely make it to every wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list, this season.
Whatever may be the stories associated with waterfalls, there is no doubt that they are breathtakingly beautiful.(Unsplash)
Whatever may be the stories associated with waterfalls, there is no doubt that they are breathtakingly beautiful.(Unsplash)

Catherine Falls, Bakthang Falls and more: 5 beautiful waterfalls of India which one must not miss

Hindustan Times | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 06:24 PM IST
India has innumerable waterfalls, which are considered to be some of nature’s unique gifts. There are also numerous legends associated with waterfalls, some of them have supernatural connotations too.
Present day Mahabaleshwar came into existence in the year 1829-30. The magnificent scenic “points”, the perennial springs, streams, and waterfalls of Mahabaleshwar plateau, with its year round superb climate drew the English and others to Mahabaleshwar.(Unsplash)
Present day Mahabaleshwar came into existence in the year 1829-30. The magnificent scenic “points”, the perennial springs, streams, and waterfalls of Mahabaleshwar plateau, with its year round superb climate drew the English and others to Mahabaleshwar.(Unsplash)

Venna Lake, Wilson Point and more: Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Recently, a friend said she was taking a break and going to “where the strawberries grow in this season”. Mahabaleshwar, is one of the most suited places for strawberry cultivation. In fact strawberries from here, contribute to about 85 percent of the total production of strawberries in the country.
A tourist gets his temperature checked by a security guard, amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in a shopping mall in Bangkok on March 11, 2020.(AFP)
A tourist gets his temperature checked by a security guard, amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in a shopping mall in Bangkok on March 11, 2020.(AFP)

Singapore tourism may be worse hit than expected by Coronavirus

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Singapore is bracing for a harder hit to tourism than initially expected from the coronavirus as the outbreak spreads to more than 100 countries, impacting global travel plans, Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran said.
Many flights that would have carried visitors to Egypt have been cancelled amid efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.(Unsplash)
Many flights that would have carried visitors to Egypt have been cancelled amid efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.(Unsplash)

Egypt’s fragile tourism sector braces for virus impact

Cairo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Just when Egypt’s crucial tourism sector was recovering from years of political tumult and jihadist attacks, the industry finds itself bracing for a potential buffeting by the new coronavirus.
Namaste Orchha 2020: First-ever festival to promote tourism in Madhya Pradesh’s Orchha.(Namaste Orchha/ Instagram)
Namaste Orchha 2020: First-ever festival to promote tourism in Madhya Pradesh’s Orchha.(Namaste Orchha/ Instagram)

Namaste Orchha 2020: First-ever festival to promote tourism in Madhya Pradesh’s Orchha

Orchha (Madhya Pradesh) | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 01:44 PM IST
With a vision to preserve the heritage, culture and plans to help in the economic progress of the people of Orchha, the festival celebrates the cultural landscape of the central state.
International Women’s Day 2020: From single moms to former corporates to former daily wage labourers, here’s a look at women taxi drivers in India.
International Women’s Day 2020: From single moms to former corporates to former daily wage labourers, here’s a look at women taxi drivers in India.

International Women’s Day 2020: From fearing travelling alone to women driving cabs and bike taxis in small towns of India

Hindustan Times | By Sweta Kaushal
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 03:26 PM IST
International Women’s Day 2020: In the past few years, women working as commercial cab drivers, and even for bike cabs, have increased.
The street-facing windows of the Red Light Secrets museum in Amsterdam.
The street-facing windows of the Red Light Secrets museum in Amsterdam.

A secret sex museum in Amsterdam lets you be the girl in the window

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kirpalani
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 11:07 AM IST
An audio tour also takes you through the various ‘departments’ of a typical brothel in the city - the Office, a BDSM room, even a lost-and-found.
Tokyo 2020: Robots to greet, guide visitors at Olympics.(Unsplash)
Tokyo 2020: Robots to greet, guide visitors at Olympics.(Unsplash)

Tokyo 2020: Robots to greet, guide visitors at Olympics

Tokyo, [Japan] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Tokyo Olympics 2020: With the presence of robots world travellers will see that Haneda Airport is transferred into an airport of the future.
First ever ‘The Meghalayan Age’ fest off to a colourful start.(Meghalaya Tourism/Facebook)
First ever ‘The Meghalayan Age’ fest off to a colourful start.(Meghalaya Tourism/Facebook)

First ever ‘The Meghalayan Age’ fest off to a colourful start

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:29 PM IST
The festival will also host its invitees in luxurious tented colony-nestled in the lush surroundings- to let them experience the unadulterated ‘Meghalayan’ way of life.
Health officials warned that those travelling abroad could face quarantine themselves at the discretion of authorities.(Unsplash)
Health officials warned that those travelling abroad could face quarantine themselves at the discretion of authorities.(Unsplash)

Airline hub UAE tells citizens not to travel over virus

Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 01:01 PM IST
The United Arab Emirates on Thursday warned its citizens not to travel anywhere abroad amid the ongoing worldwide coronavirus outbreak, a stark warning for a country home to two major long-haul airlines.
In the wide spectrum of Indian movies, there are innumerable road movies encompassing various languages and time.(Unsplash)
In the wide spectrum of Indian movies, there are innumerable road movies encompassing various languages and time.(Unsplash)

4 Indian road movies that have truly captured the Indian landscape

Hindustan Times | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 12:43 PM IST
In the cinematic universe, out of all the genres that we can enjoy, the ‘road movie’ is one which takes the viewers on a virtual journey, savouring the very spirit of adventure that exists in the minds and souls of all human beings.
A Schengen visa is undeniably one of the most imperative entry keys to Europe.(Unsplash)
A Schengen visa is undeniably one of the most imperative entry keys to Europe.(Unsplash)

Planning a Europe trip? Plan better with these tips

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 02:23 PM IST
If you are one of the lucky ones heading away on an amazing adventure to Europe, you aren’t the only one. An increasing number of Indians are travelling to beautiful Europe, thanks to the new guidelines of Schengen visa.
Vistara on Monday unveiled its new 787-9 Dreamliner(Reuters)
Vistara on Monday unveiled its new 787-9 Dreamliner(Reuters)

Economy class seats to have 12-inch screen, six-way headrest in Vistara’s new Dreamliner aircraft

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 12:34 PM IST
The seat pitch - which is the distance between two rows - is of 44 inches in business class of this plane, which arrived in Delhi on February 29 from Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Washington.
Wellness tourism is beyond regular spa and thermal treatments to incorporate lifestyle improvement practices that render holistic well-being through travel, he added.(Unsplash)
Wellness tourism is beyond regular spa and thermal treatments to incorporate lifestyle improvement practices that render holistic well-being through travel, he added.(Unsplash)

India, South Asia see a rise in wellness tourism: Experts

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 12:43 PM IST
As health and holidays come to be increasingly combined in the modern tourism sector, the rise of wellness tourism in India and South Asia is a trend many are taking notice of.
The government was also considering allowing tourists to walk through the headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which is a heritage structure dating to colonial era.(UNSPLASH)
The government was also considering allowing tourists to walk through the headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which is a heritage structure dating to colonial era.(UNSPLASH)

To woo tourists, Mumbai all set to have Buckingham Palace-like drill

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 04:07 PM IST
The government was also considering allowing tourists to walk through the headquarters of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, which is a heritage structure dating to colonial era.
(Shutterstock)
(Shutterstock)

How to handle post vacation blues

Hindustan Times | By Riddhi Doshi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2020 05:20 PM IST
So how can you bounce back faster? Stick to some kind of a routine during your holiday or an event.
Lie-flat seats ... in coach? It’s possible, says Air New Zealand, which on Tuesday announced a new economy-cabin concept to be piloted on flights between New York and Auckland starting this October. The new route is the first-ever non0stop between the two cities, taking roughly 16 to 18 hours.(Unsplash)
Lie-flat seats ... in coach? It’s possible, says Air New Zealand, which on Tuesday announced a new economy-cabin concept to be piloted on flights between New York and Auckland starting this October. The new route is the first-ever non0stop between the two cities, taking roughly 16 to 18 hours.(Unsplash)

Air New Zealand is putting bunk beds in Economy Class

By Nikki Ekstein ,Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 10:27 AM IST
Economy Skynest, the latest prototype to stem from the airline’s Hangar 22 innovation center, builds off the success of the airline’s Economy Skycouch, which allows families to transform a row of three economy seats into a single full-size bed.
Workers wearing protective suits talk outside a clothing store on Munjeong-dong Rodeo Street in the Songpa district of Seoul, South Korea.(Bloomberg)
Workers wearing protective suits talk outside a clothing store on Munjeong-dong Rodeo Street in the Songpa district of Seoul, South Korea.(Bloomberg)

Desperate to stop virus’ spread, countries limit travel

Seoul, South Korea | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Officials scrambled to halt the spread of a burgeoning virus Tuesday, from northern Italy where troops were dispatched to enforce quarantines and schools were shuttered, to South Korea, where some neighbourhoods in a city of 2.5 million were brought to a near standstill.
The state-owned Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC) is getting ready to implement the ‘storytelling’ initiative with an aim to make destinations and travel more attractive to tourists.(PIXABAY)
The state-owned Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC) is getting ready to implement the ‘storytelling’ initiative with an aim to make destinations and travel more attractive to tourists.(PIXABAY)

Travellers can now experience a storytelling tourism drive in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 01:40 PM IST
The state-owned Bekal Resorts Development Corporation (BRDC) is getting ready to implement the ‘storytelling’ initiative with an aim to make destinations and travel more attractive to tourists.
The government said in a news release that people from those areas who needed to come to Vietnam for other reasons must be quarantined for 14 days when entering the country.(Unsplash)
The government said in a news release that people from those areas who needed to come to Vietnam for other reasons must be quarantined for 14 days when entering the country.(Unsplash)

Vietnam bars tourists from virus-hit parts of South Korea

Hanoi/Nha Trang, Vietnam | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Vietnam banned tourists from coronavirus-hit areas of South Korea on Wednesday, a blow to a tourism industry already reeling from a collapse in Chinese visitor numbers.
The rescue was the latest episode involving the bus, first made famous by Jon Krakauer’s 1996 book Into the Wild and then by Sean Penn’s 2007 film of the same name.(Movie still)
The rescue was the latest episode involving the bus, first made famous by Jon Krakauer’s 1996 book Into the Wild and then by Sean Penn’s 2007 film of the same name.(Movie still)

Into The Wild: Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous deadly pilgrimage bus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:12 AM IST
The rescue was the latest episode involving the bus, first made famous by Jon Krakauer’s 1996 book Into the Wild and then by Sean Penn’s 2007 film of the same name. Both fuelled a lingering mystique about a young idealist, Christopher McCandless, who met his death from starvation in the bus.
Anusim, which translates as ‘the coerced’, historically comes from Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Inquisition. But in the modern case, it reflects a sense of being obliged into Orthodoxy.(UNSPLASH)
Anusim, which translates as ‘the coerced’, historically comes from Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Inquisition. But in the modern case, it reflects a sense of being obliged into Orthodoxy.(UNSPLASH)

‘No one knows, not my wife, not my parents’: The ‘double life’ of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel

Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 03:35 PM IST
Anusim, which translates as ‘the coerced’, historically comes from Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Inquisition. But in the modern case, it reflects a sense of being obliged into Orthodoxy.
Hippos stay submerged in a lake at the Napoles Park in Puerto Triunfo, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The hippos, that were originally brought to Colombia by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar as part of his personal zoo, have been taking over the countryside near his former ranch endangering native animals while also leaving farmers and fisherman fearing for their safety.(AP)
Hippos stay submerged in a lake at the Napoles Park in Puerto Triunfo, Colombia, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. The hippos, that were originally brought to Colombia by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar as part of his personal zoo, have been taking over the countryside near his former ranch endangering native animals while also leaving farmers and fisherman fearing for their safety.(AP)

Colombians grapple with a big problem: Late drug baron Pablo Escobar’s wandering hippos

DORADAL, Colombia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 10:21 AM IST
An estimated 80 hippopotamuses, perhaps more, live in the area around the Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s principal river. They’re descendants of four hippos that were brought to the country by infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar for his personal collection.
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