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Asian tourism sees rise in glamping and staycations in second Covid-19 year

With international travel heavily restricted, foreign tourists can't enter many countries and locals can't get out. In the metropolis of Hong Kong, glamping and staycations have replaced trips abroad for at least some of its 7.4 million residents.
A young couple with their dog spend their time outside an Indiana-style tent at We Camp, a glamping site located in Yuen Long, Hong Kong The difficulty of travelling abroad has made glamping, or glamourous camping, popular in Hong Kong.(AP Photo/Matthew Cheng)
A young couple with their dog spend their time outside an Indiana-style tent at We Camp, a glamping site located in Yuen Long, Hong Kong The difficulty of travelling abroad has made glamping, or glamourous camping, popular in Hong Kong.(AP Photo/Matthew Cheng)
Updated on Aug 28, 2021 12:37 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hong Kong

Tired of working from home? Here are 7 staycation spots in Delhi to enjoy WFH

There are days when you would want to just pack your bags and leave for a vacation. That might not always be possible since many places are yet to ease the lockdown but you can opt for a staycation with your friends or alone. If you live in Delhi, then here are a few staycation spots where you can enjoy working from home.(Unsplash) 7
There are days when you would want to just pack your bags and leave for a vacation. That might not always be possible since many places are yet to ease the lockdown but you can opt for a staycation with your friends or alone. If you live in Delhi, then here are a few staycation spots where you can enjoy working from home.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 05, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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Mouni Roy slays 15k feathery black satin loungewear, in Dubai staycation pics

  • The fashion police can’t keep calm and we don’t blame them as Mouni Roy redefines regal in a slew of sizzling pictures from her Dubai staycation, donning a black satin luxury lounge set with feather trims on the cuffs to amp up the oomph factor
Mouni Roy slays <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15k feathery black satin loungewear, in Dubai staycation pics(Instagram/imouniroy)
Mouni Roy slays 15k feathery black satin loungewear, in Dubai staycation pics(Instagram/imouniroy)
Updated on May 05, 2021 09:12 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

Europe's summer abroad cancelled as staycation bookings soar

From Connemara cottages to Berlin houseboats, Sweden's ski slopes to UK activity parks, holiday accommodation is being snapped up by cautious domestic tourists already resigned to another staycation summer, amid fears of foreign travel bans and quarantines.
The staycation trend spells a second lost summer for Europe's hard-hit airlines. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The staycation trend spells a second lost summer for Europe's hard-hit airlines. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 10, 2021 04:33 PM IST
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Valentine's Day brings cheer to travel and tourism industry

  • The metro cities which have witnessed a rise in enquiries or bookings for staycations are Bengaluru followed by Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Kolkata. Additionally, destinations like Goa, Jaipur, Darjeeling and Coorg have seen adequate occupancy rise as well, said travel portals.
Goa continues to be a hot destination for travelers post Covid-19 restrictions.(Unsplash)
Goa continues to be a hot destination for travelers post Covid-19 restrictions.(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 10, 2021 11:39 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai

Covid-19 travel: Staycations and home office equipment boost UK spending

Britain’s economy suffered a record 20% contraction in the April-June period before recovering a bit in May and June. Its prospects depend in large part on how confident households are about getting back to something resembling normal life.
Spending rose in annual terms for the first time since before the lockdown, up 0.2% year-on-year as people bought more fuel to go on holiday in Britain and to begin returning to their workplaces. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Spending rose in annual terms for the first time since before the lockdown, up 0.2% year-on-year as people bought more fuel to go on holiday in Britain and to begin returning to their workplaces. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 07:53 AM IST
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London | ByReuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Britain staycations help travel spending, revenues in post-lockdown era

Staycations, or vacationing close to home, have been a theme of this summer. Although this has increased sales for the hospitality industry, overall travel spending remained 60% lower than last year.
Spending may be further boosted this month by the government’s Eat Out to Help Out program which picks up part of the tab on meals. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Spending may be further boosted this month by the government’s Eat Out to Help Out program which picks up part of the tab on meals. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 05:54 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

A 14-hour detour is helping Russians escape to the beach

Russians have been advised to stay put this summer even as other coronavirus restrictions are loosened, as the government deals with the fourth-highest infection rate in the world.
Russians can drive to Minsk with minimal checks, and once there they can make use of Belarus’s more liberal Covid-19 restrictions. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Russians can drive to Minsk with minimal checks, and once there they can make use of Belarus’s more liberal Covid-19 restrictions. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 07:07 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Belgians holiday in trees as staycations come back in vogue amid Covid-19

Guests pose a they sit inside a teardrop-shaped tent hanging from a tree created by Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, offering an unusual accommodation for tourists in the Belgian countryside, near Borgloon, Belgium. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir) 9
Guests pose a they sit inside a teardrop-shaped tent hanging from a tree created by Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, offering an unusual accommodation for tourists in the Belgian countryside, near Borgloon, Belgium. (REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 10:57 AM IST
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Post-pandemic travel: Belgians holiday in trees as Covid-19 prompts staycations

Some Belgium residents are attempting to make the most of summer, as a holiday abroad during the coronavirus pandemic seems like a bleak possibility for atleast the next few months.
A guest climbs on a ladder to enter a tear drop-shaped tent hanging from a tree created by Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, offering an unusual accommodation for tourists in the Belgian countryside, near Borgloon, Belgium.(REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)
A guest climbs on a ladder to enter a tear drop-shaped tent hanging from a tree created by Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, offering an unusual accommodation for tourists in the Belgian countryside, near Borgloon, Belgium.(REUTERS/Francois Lenoir)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 10:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma

Hotels are betting on staycations to survive Covid-19 pandemic

How do you take a break during the summer of pandemic?  You avoid mass transit. You certainly don’t fly. You stay close to home. In other words, you go to a hotel.
The global hotel industry is pinning its survival on the staycation. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The global hotel industry is pinning its survival on the staycation. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 03:02 PM IST
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Delhi | ByBloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Mumbaiites are opting for staycations this long weekend

Travel portals tracking holiday bookings said there has been a 15% increase in bookings for staycations and wellness holidays
Travel portals tracking holiday bookings said there has been a 15% increase in bookings for staycations and wellness holidays, as compared to the last long weekend in May.(Shutterstock/Photo used for representational purpose)
Travel portals tracking holiday bookings said there has been a 15% increase in bookings for staycations and wellness holidays, as compared to the last long weekend in May.(Shutterstock/Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNeha LM Tripathi, Mumbai

Do you take short holidays on long weekends? Here are 6 travel trends to get the most of it

Staycations, homestays, and solo travelling on long weekends are some of the travel trends favoured by millennials this year, say experts.
Bookings are made less than 24 hours before the trip to various off beat locations.(Shutterstock)
Bookings are made less than 24 hours before the trip to various off beat locations.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 08:44 AM IST
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