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Unexplored tourist spots being identified to revive Kerala's tourism industry

  • 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.
Kerala state government said unexplored tourist destinations are being identified to bring in more travellers for reviving the key sector.(Unsplash)
Kerala state government said unexplored tourist destinations are being identified to bring in more travellers for reviving the key sector.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 09:02 AM IST
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Govt to provide free visas to 5 lakh tourists visiting India to revive tourism

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.
The Indian government will be providing free visas to 5 lakh tourists visiting the country in order to revive the tourism sector.(Unsplash)
The Indian government will be providing free visas to 5 lakh tourists visiting the country in order to revive the tourism sector.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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Here are 7 Indian states allowing travellers to enter without RT-PCR test

As India witnesses a drop in the number of Covid-19 cases, many states and Union Territories have started easing lockdowns and other curbs. Several states made RT-PCR negative test report mandatory on entering but now, with the decline in the number of cases, travel restrictions have also been eased in a few of them. Here is a list of states where you do not need to present an RT-PCR negative test report.(Unsplash) 8
As India witnesses a drop in the number of Covid-19 cases, many states and Union Territories have started easing lockdowns and other curbs. Several states made RT-PCR negative test report mandatory on entering but now, with the decline in the number of cases, travel restrictions have also been eased in a few of them. Here is a list of states where you do not need to present an RT-PCR negative test report.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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Coronavirus outbreaks at Thailand factories cripple the crucial tourism industry

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.
Coronavirus outbreaks at Thailand factories cripple the crucial tourism industry(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Coronavirus outbreaks at Thailand factories cripple the crucial tourism industry(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Updated on Jun 14, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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Uttarakhand tourism industry faces livelihood crisis, seeks Covid relief package

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.
Hotels in tourist hubs like Nainital and Mussoorie have suffered bulk cancellation of bookings in recent months due to the second wave of the pandemic which had shown signs of abating in February-March. (Photo via Creative Commons)
Hotels in tourist hubs like Nainital and Mussoorie have suffered bulk cancellation of bookings in recent months due to the second wave of the pandemic which had shown signs of abating in February-March. (Photo via Creative Commons)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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Egypt to wow back tourists amid Covid-19 with new ancient artifacts in museums

  • 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
Egypt to wow back tourists amid Covid-19 with new ancient artifacts in museums(Photo by Francisco Gomes on Unsplash)
Egypt to wow back tourists amid Covid-19 with new ancient artifacts in museums(Photo by Francisco Gomes on Unsplash)
Updated on May 30, 2021 12:34 PM IST
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Jammu-Kashmir admin builds new infrastructure in Kokernag to attract tourists

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.
J-K admin begins constructing infrastructure in Kokernag to attract tourists(ANI)
J-K admin begins constructing infrastructure in Kokernag to attract tourists(ANI)
Published on May 16, 2021 09:43 AM IST
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Covid-19: Australia PM Morrison says in no hurry to reopen borders

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.
Shoppers line up outside a Woolworths store in Brisbane, Australia. (REUTERS )
Shoppers line up outside a Woolworths store in Brisbane, Australia. (REUTERS )
Updated on Apr 18, 2021 10:30 AM IST
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Trans Arunachal Drive 2021 to bring state's tourism industry back to its foot

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
Trans Arunachal Drive 2021 to bring state's tourism industry back to its foot(Twitter/ArunachalTsm)
Trans Arunachal Drive 2021 to bring state's tourism industry back to its foot(Twitter/ArunachalTsm)
Updated on Apr 07, 2021 06:44 PM IST
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New Zealand considers tourism change to counter negative impacts

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.
New Zealand sells itself to foreign visitors on a clean, green brand, but recent reports have highlighted how the flood of tourists can damage the environment and over-crowd key attractions.(Unsplash)
New Zealand sells itself to foreign visitors on a clean, green brand, but recent reports have highlighted how the flood of tourists can damage the environment and over-crowd key attractions.(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 19, 2021 11:20 AM IST
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Craze for learning Chinese among Bihar tourist guides falls sharply

  • Earlier some guides used to teach Chinese at Bodh Gaya, but now they don’t have students.
The attraction of the Chinese language has lessened among tourist guides in Bodh Gaya due to strained India-China ties and the uncertainty about Chinese tourists' inflow in the future.
The attraction of the Chinese language has lessened among tourist guides in Bodh Gaya due to strained India-China ties and the uncertainty about Chinese tourists' inflow in the future.
Published on Feb 15, 2021 09:30 AM IST
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By Rakesh Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna

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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By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Mumbai

South Africa starts $79 million fund to help tourism industry

South Africa’s government started a 1.2 billion rand ($79.4 million) fund aimed at reviving the ailing tourism industry.
South Africa’s government started a 1.2 billion rand ($79.4 million) fund aimed at reviving the ailing tourism industry.(Unsplash)
South Africa’s government started a 1.2 billion rand ($79.4 million) fund aimed at reviving the ailing tourism industry.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 12:51 PM IST
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Good news for people with wanderlust: Frequent travellers 7 per cent happier

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.
The new study was published in the journal of Tourism Analysis.(Unsplash)
The new study was published in the journal of Tourism Analysis.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 10:07 AM IST
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Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Kashmir again abuzz with tourists in New Year

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.
As tourist arrivals spiked, the region witnessed huge traffic jams.(Pixabay)
As tourist arrivals spiked, the region witnessed huge traffic jams.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 12:11 PM IST
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Srinagar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Mexico hopes for more international tourists next year

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.
Tourism to Mexico could rise up to 65% next year -tourism ministry(Reuters)
Tourism to Mexico could rise up to 65% next year -tourism ministry(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 09:40 AM IST
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Mexico City | By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover

Sikkim suffers Rs 600-crore blow as coronavirus pandemic cripples tourism industry

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.
Sikkim(Unsplash)
Sikkim(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 07:40 PM IST
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Gangtok, Sikkim | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Goa bustles with tourists but pandemic may play party-pooper

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.
While thousands of revellers have arrived in Goa to ring in 2021, unlike every year, the state will miss foreign guests due to curbs on flying.(Unsplash)
While thousands of revellers have arrived in Goa to ring in 2021, unlike every year, the state will miss foreign guests due to curbs on flying.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 09:16 AM IST
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Panaji | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

North East Festival concludes with focus on making region tourism hub

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.
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.(Unsplash)
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.(Unsplash)
Published on Dec 21, 2020 07:02 PM IST
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Guwahati | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale

For hospitality and tourism sector, 2021 is all about survival, recovery

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.
India’s hospitality and tourism sector suffered three quarters of economic wipeout estimated to be up to Rs 15 lakh crore.(Unsplash)
India’s hospitality and tourism sector suffered three quarters of economic wipeout estimated to be up to Rs 15 lakh crore.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale

Domestic tourism to be mainstay of tourism industry in post-Covid times: Patel

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.
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.(Unsplash)
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.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 08:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kale

Almost half of Portuguese hotels temporarily shut due to Covid-19

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.
Most hotels plan to remain shut for around four months, with the vast majority saying they would reopen in March next year.(Unsplash)
Most hotels plan to remain shut for around four months, with the vast majority saying they would reopen in March next year.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 09:30 PM IST
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Lisbon, Portugal | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale

Canary Islands see tourism improving in 2021, but still far below pre-pandemic levels

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.
The islands’ regional government expects the number of incoming tourists to plummet to 5 million this year.(Unsplash)
The islands’ regional government expects the number of incoming tourists to plummet to 5 million this year.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 04:39 PM IST
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Spain | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Japan to extend domestic travel discount campaign beyond January - Yomiuri

Japan’s government will extend a campaign to revive the country’s tourism industry with travel discounts beyond the end of January.
Officials have yet to decide how long the “Go To Travel” campaign will run.(Unsplash)
Officials have yet to decide how long the “Go To Travel” campaign will run.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 06:41 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Punta del Este: Uruguay, South America’s posh summer hotspot to stay closed on Covid-19

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.
Punta del Este, Uruguay(Unsplash)
Punta del Este, Uruguay(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 24, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Uruguay | By Bloomberg | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Selected tourism centres in Kerala to open up

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.
Houseboats and other tourist boats will also be allowed to operate, while tourism beaches will be allowed from November 1.(Pixabay)
Houseboats and other tourist boats will also be allowed to operate, while tourism beaches will be allowed from November 1.(Pixabay)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 09:35 AM IST
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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Luxury Thai hotels opening in pandemic bet on 5-star quarantine

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.
About half-a-dozen luxury hotels that opened in Bangkok during the pandemic.(Unsplash)
About half-a-dozen luxury hotels that opened in Bangkok during the pandemic.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 10:04 AM IST
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Thailand | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

With work piling up, vacation homes becoming a hot favourite

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
(Photo: shutterstock)
(Photo: shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 09:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan

Half a billion travellers show China’s economy moving past covid

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.
The surge of activity stands in stark contrast to the rest of the world -- the global tourism industry is expected to lose at least $1.2 trillion in 2020.(Unsplash)
The surge of activity stands in stark contrast to the rest of the world -- the global tourism industry is expected to lose at least $1.2 trillion in 2020.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 01:37 PM IST
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China | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Coronavirus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

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.
People walk in the tourist area surrounding Houhai Lake during Chinese National Day holidays in Beijing, China, October 2, 2020.(REUTERS)
People walk in the tourist area surrounding Houhai Lake during Chinese National Day holidays in Beijing, China, October 2, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
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