- Kerala's tourism sector suffered a loss of ₹7,000 crore in foreign exchange earnings as the number of domestic and international travellers has dropped drastically since 2016 and especially during the pandemic period, according to Tourism Minister P A Mohammed Riyas.
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 09:02 AM IST
In order to revive the tourism sector, the Indian government will be providing free visas to 5 lakh tourists visiting India. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said financial support would be provided to more than 11,000 registered tourist guides, travel and tourism stakeholders.
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST
The coronavirus has swept through over 130 Thailand factories, making manufacturing one of the top sources of infections, threatening to further undermine the economy as it struggles to recover from Covid-19 pandemic's crippling blow to the crucial tourism industry.
Updated on Jun 14, 2021 12:29 PM IST
The relief package has been sought for hoteliers, owners of roadside eateries, tour and travel operators, and people connected with adventure tourism like rafting and trekking who are facing a livelihood crisis with no tourists arriving due to the pandemic.
Published on Jun 04, 2021 02:26 PM IST
- Egypt is betting that the new ancient discoveries and troves of ancient artifacts from its archaeological sites and museums will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market by making international tourists come back in force and inject cash into the tourism industry
Updated on May 30, 2021 12:34 PM IST
In an attempt to promote tourism in Anantnag district, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has started building new infrastructure including huts, cafeterias and resorts under Prime Minister Development Project at a cost of ₹3.5 crore.
Published on May 16, 2021 09:43 AM IST
ANI | , Anantnag
Australia closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents in March 2020 and has been permitting only limited international arrivals in recent months, mainly its citizens returning from abroad.
Updated on Apr 18, 2021 10:30 AM IST
Reuters | , Melbourne
Intending to promote and create awareness around Arunachal Pradesh while also inviting tourists to the Covid-19 free state, Trans Arunachal Drive 2021 flagged off a road trip from Namsai in the eastern part of the state which will end in Tawang in the west
Updated on Apr 07, 2021 06:44 PM IST
New Zealand is considering ways to transform its key tourism industry amid concerns that a flood of visitors is damaging the environment and stretching infrastructure.
Published on Mar 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST
- Earlier some guides used to teach Chinese at Bodh Gaya, but now they don’t have students.
Published on Feb 15, 2021 09:30 AM IST
By Rakesh Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
- 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.
Published on Feb 10, 2021 11:39 AM IST
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai
South Africa’s government started a 1.2 billion rand ($79.4 million) fund aimed at reviving the ailing tourism industry.
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 12:51 PM IST
People dreaming of travel post-Covid-19 now have some scientific data to support their wanderlust. A recent study has found that frequent travellers are happier with their lives than people who don’t travel at all.
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 10:07 AM IST
Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
After a lull of nearly one-and-a-half years, Kashmir was again abuzz with tourists as thousands of people from different parts of the country descended on the picturesque Gulmarg, Pahalgam and other areas of the valley for the New Year.
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
The pandemic has taken a toll on the tourism industry this year. Mexico’s tourism ministry now feels that international travel could go up by 65% next year, and even a worst-case scenario would still bring more travellers than in 2020.
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Mexico City | By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
The tourism sector suffered losses to the tune of Rs 600 crore this year due to the pandemic, Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) chairman Lukendra Rasaily said.
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:40 PM IST
Gangtok, Sikkim | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
New Year celebrations and parties in Goa might take a hit this time in view of the pandemic protocol and apprehensions over a new coronavirus strain in England, which has affected flight schedules.
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 09:16 AM IST
Panaji | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
The two-day North East Festival concluded here on Sunday after setting the NE Growth Agenda with discussions on the revival of travel and tourism industry post-Covid-19 pandemic and showcasing manufacturing potentials of the region.
Published on Dec 21, 2020 07:02 PM IST
Guwahati | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
India’s hospitality and tourism sector suffered three quarters of economic wipeout estimated to be up to Rs 15 lakh crore, and the industry is desperately looking forward to government support to survive and recover in 2021.
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 06:44 PM IST
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel on Thursday said domestic tourism would be the mainstay of the tourism industry in post-Covid times, highlighting the need to identify and promote unexplored and little known destinations in the country.
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 08:48 PM IST
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale
Around 45% of Portuguese hotels have temporarily closed or are planning to do so due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which kept most visitors away from the tourism-dependent country for over nine months.
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Lisbon, Portugal | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
Authorities on Spain’s Canary Islands expect a partial recovery of the archipelago’s tourism industry in 2021 as vaccines and testing allow for travel restrictions to be lifted.
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 04:39 PM IST
Spain | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
Japan’s government will extend a campaign to revive the country’s tourism industry with travel discounts beyond the end of January.
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Tokyo | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
One of South America’s top summer destinations will remain shut to foreign tourists this summer. Uruguay, home to luxury beach resort Punta del Este, will keep international borders closed this summer, President Luis Lacalle Pou said late Thursday.
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Uruguay | By Bloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
After several months of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Kerala government on Monday allowed select tourism centres in the state to open in two phases in strict compliance with the Covid-19 precautions.
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 09:35 AM IST
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
A slew of luxury hotels opening in Thailand amid the Covid-19 pandemic are pinning their hopes on a government plan to lure high-spending tourists, betting those seeking five-star quarantine will help cushion the devastation wrought on the travel industry.
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Thailand | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
Away from the mundane, the tourism industry is offering a quiet and serene workplace to many who’ve been locked up at home for months with tremendous work pressure
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
With the Covid-19 pandemic largely under control in China, the Golden Week holiday is putting on display the country’s confidence in its economic rebound and its public health measures.
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 01:37 PM IST
China | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
This year, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic mean that some 600 million tourists — about 40% of the population — will travel within China during the holiday that began Thursday, according to Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency.
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 01:02 PM IST
Hong Kong | By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal