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Southern Chinese tourism hotspot, Sanya, imposes Covid-19 lockdown measures

In effort to curb a fresh Covid-19 cluster, non-essential venues may be suspended in southern Chinese tourism hotspot - Sanya but certain narrower areas in the city are allowed to keep their Covid-19 policy at normal level

Southern Chinese tourism hotspot, Sanya, imposes Covid-19 lockdown measures (Twitter/VisitSanya)
Southern Chinese tourism hotspot, Sanya, imposes Covid-19 lockdown measures (Twitter/VisitSanya)
Updated on Aug 04, 2022 10:04 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Beijing

Airbnb sees third-quarter revenue above estimates as summer bookings surge

Travellers across Europe and North America have made early bookings to visit their favourite tourist spots both domestic and international, accelerating demand for the company's long-term vacation rentals.

Vacation rental Airbnb Inc on Tuesday forecast third-quarter revenue above estimates and announced a $2 billion share buyback, its first since going public, as pandemic-weary travellers make the most of the summer.(File Image)
Vacation rental Airbnb Inc on Tuesday forecast third-quarter revenue above estimates and announced a $2 billion share buyback, its first since going public, as pandemic-weary travellers make the most of the summer.(File Image)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 10:41 PM IST
Reuters |

Spain witnesses travel boom, edges closer to pre-pandemic tourism levels

Before the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to travel in 2020, Spain received a total of 38.2 million tourists in 2019, with 8.8 million visiting in June.

Tourists sunbathe on a beach in Fuengirola, near Malaga, Spain (REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo)
Tourists sunbathe on a beach in Fuengirola, near Malaga, Spain (REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 04:18 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Madrid

Thailand's international tourism jump to power GDP growth to 5-year high in 2023

Thailand, the tourism-reliant nation, has eased Covid-19 travel curbs, waived visa requirements and relaxed business restrictions to lure international travellers as soaring inflation has derailed the recovery in domestic consumption and investments

Thailand's international tourism jump to power GDP growth to 5-year high in 2023 (Photo by Worachat Sodsri on Unsplash)
Thailand's international tourism jump to power GDP growth to 5-year high in 2023 (Photo by Worachat Sodsri on Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 04:03 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Travel-friendly skincare ingredients that are a must for your next vacation

Looking for the best skincare tips for your next holiday? We've put together a skincare routine with ingredients that leave skin feeling like jello and can withstand stressful airports, jetlag, call sheets, crafts tables, sun and so on

Travel-friendly skincare ingredients that are a must for your next vacation (ANTONI SHKRABA)
Travel-friendly skincare ingredients that are a must for your next vacation (ANTONI SHKRABA)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 11:36 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Japan rules out travel curbs despite Tokyo's new Covid-19 cases touching record

Japan is cautiously and slowly reopening its borders. It has set a daily cap on visa entries and requires tourists to be on chaperoned tour groups. Despite the resurgence of new Covid-19 cases, PM Fumio Kishida has ruled out re-imposing nationwide movement curbs in the near future.

Japan rules out travel curbs despite Tokyo's new Covid-19 cases touching record (Image by Phongsak Manodee from Pixabay )
Japan rules out travel curbs despite Tokyo's new Covid-19 cases touching record (Image by Phongsak Manodee from Pixabay )
Updated on Jul 29, 2022 09:33 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Has the travel landscape changed as a result of remote work?

While some employees go back to the office this year, many others continue to work from home. The places where people live, work, and even travel have all transformed as a result of this seismic transformation

Has the travel landscape changed as a result of remote work?
Has the travel landscape changed as a result of remote work?
Published on Jul 28, 2022 02:48 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

After digital nomads, ‘slomads’ take their work on travel but for longer time

Remote and flexible working has boomed since coronavirus lockdowns lifted globally and a rise in digital nomad visas. "Slomads" still travel around the globe taking their work with them but are choosing to spend longer in one location to enjoy a richer cultural experience or be more eco-conscious.

After digital nomads, ‘slomads’ take their work on travel but for longer time (Andrea Piacquadio )
After digital nomads, ‘slomads’ take their work on travel but for longer time (Andrea Piacquadio )
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 09:58 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Lisbon

US witnesses spike in airline bookings but travellers are not spending

Visitor spending is taking longer to recover than visitor arrivals in US. It’ll take until 2025 for international tourism spending to hit pre-pandemic levels even though inbound airline bookings are nearly back to normal.

A Southwest Airlines aircraft flies past the US Capitol before landing at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, US. US witnesses spike in airline bookings but travellers are not spending, (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo)
A Southwest Airlines aircraft flies past the US Capitol before landing at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, US. US witnesses spike in airline bookings but travellers are not spending, (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 09:30 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Singapore sees spike in new arrivals, Indians make up second-highest percentage

There has been an increase in tourists visiting Singapore in the first half of 2022, with Indians being the second-highest nationality to visit the island nation after Indonesia.

In Singapore, Indians make up the second-highest percentage of new arrivals(Pexels)
In Singapore, Indians make up the second-highest percentage of new arrivals(Pexels)
Updated on Jul 26, 2022 02:32 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Sikkim sees massive growth of the tourism industry post Covid-19

According to tourism department records, as many as 3.08 lakh domestic travellers visited the hill state of Sikkim between October last year and March 2022, with January being the most profitable month for various stakeholders of the sector at 98,456 visitors.

Sikkim sees massive growth of the tourism industry post Covid-19 (Photo by Pulak Bhagawati on Unsplash)
Sikkim sees massive growth of the tourism industry post Covid-19 (Photo by Pulak Bhagawati on Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 08:37 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gangtok

Dover in UK, a departure point for France, eases backlog of tourist passengers

The peak in road traffic around the Port of Dover comes as travel chaos continues to plague the UK, with staff shortages disrupting air travel and strikes and extreme temperatures hampering trains.

Vehicles queue at the border control booths at the Port of Dover, in Dover, Britain, July 24, 2022. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
Vehicles queue at the border control booths at the Port of Dover, in Dover, Britain, July 24, 2022. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 08:07 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Qantas flight cancellations spiral, airline struggles to cope with rebound

Little more than half of Qantas’ domestic services were on time in June. Only 58.4% of the airline’s flights left on time and 59.1% arrived on time, a poorer performance than in May and worse than rival Virgin.

Qantas flight cancellations spiral, airline struggles to cope with rebound (REUTERS/Jamie Freed/File Photo)
Qantas flight cancellations spiral, airline struggles to cope with rebound (REUTERS/Jamie Freed/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2022 10:25 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Arunachal's Hollongi greenfield airport set to be operational from August 15

AAI conducts first flight test landing at Arunachal greenfield airport, State Civil Aviation Minister Nakap Nalo said the pilots appreciated the runway and other infrastructure at the airport after the test landing.

Arunachal Pradesh's Hollongi greenfield airport set to be operational from August 15, conducts first flight test landing (Twitter/PemaKhanduBJP)
Arunachal Pradesh's Hollongi greenfield airport set to be operational from August 15, conducts first flight test landing (Twitter/PemaKhanduBJP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 09:54 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Itanagar

Tourist train endangers some of Mexico's oldest pre-historic sites

Activists say the heavy, high-speed rail project in Mexico will fragment the coastal jungle and will run often above the roofs of fragile limestone caves known as cenotes. Inside those water-filled caves are archaeological sites that have lain undisturbed for millennia.

Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of Fonatur, points to photos of a planned train through the Yucatan Peninsula, during an interview in Mexico City. The Mexican government invoked national-security powers to forge ahead with the tourist train along the Caribbean coast  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Rogelio Jiménez Pons, director of Fonatur, points to photos of a planned train through the Yucatan Peninsula, during an interview in Mexico City. The Mexican government invoked national-security powers to forge ahead with the tourist train along the Caribbean coast  (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 09:37 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Mexico City

Travel fitness tips: 6 Yoga exercises for long layovers

Check out these 6 Yoga exercises for long layovers to make your journey smoother and also assist you in making it a fruitful one as it will improve your mood and affect your interaction with others during the travel.

Travel fitness tips: 6 Yoga exercises for long layovers (Andrea Piacquadio )
Travel fitness tips: 6 Yoga exercises for long layovers (Andrea Piacquadio )
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 09:10 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Qantas forecasts more travel bumps ahead after passengers blast chaos

Passengers angered by delays and cancelations have lashed out at the airline and Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce, particularly over a decision to shed thousands of jobs. The carrier had Australia’s worst domestic flight-cancellation record in May, scrapping 7.6% of its services, or one in 13.

A passenger queues at a Qantas Airways Ltd. check-in counter at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia,. Qantas, which carries the slogan
A passenger queues at a Qantas Airways Ltd. check-in counter at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia,. Qantas, which carries the slogan "Spirit of Australia," has become a punching bag for passengers exasperated with cancelled flights, lost belongings and unscheduled sleepovers on airport floors.  (Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)
Updated on Jul 17, 2022 04:25 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Paris boutiques benefit from splurge by American tourists as Euro slides

American tourists were thronging Paris's Avenue Montaigne this week, browsing in the luxury boutiques, which include designer names such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci. The weak euro is big draw for tourists, particularly Americans who are key growth driver for the European luxury goods sector

People queue to enter La Galerie Dior, the museum of fashion house Dior, in Paris, France (REUTERS/Rali Benallou)
People queue to enter La Galerie Dior, the museum of fashion house Dior, in Paris, France (REUTERS/Rali Benallou)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 09:27 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Paris

Greece sees spike in tourists, expects economy growth due to tourism boom

The tourism sector is vital for Greece and the industry accounts for about a fifth of its economy and more than a quarter of jobs. While a cost-of-living crisis means European consumers have cut back on some spending, foreign travel has proven an exception and tourists are flocking to Greece.

People visit Dassia beach on the island of Corfu, Greece. Greece sees spike in tourists, expects economy growth due to tourism boom (REUTERS/Adonis Skordilis)
People visit Dassia beach on the island of Corfu, Greece. Greece sees spike in tourists, expects economy growth due to tourism boom (REUTERS/Adonis Skordilis)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 09:27 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Singapore cruise industry resumes port calls, will Indians return?

Singapore's first port call were to Royal Caribbean's Spectrum of the Seas and Resorts World Cruises' Genting Dream which docked at Port Klang in Malaysia and Indonesia's Batam and Bintan islands respectively. Both cruise ships are homeported in Singapore

Covid-19 travel update: Singapore cruise industry resumes port calls, will Indians return? (Twitter/italysingapore)
Covid-19 travel update: Singapore cruise industry resumes port calls, will Indians return? (Twitter/italysingapore)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 08:59 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Singapore

Hong Kong’s hotel quarantine makes tourism face hurdle under China demand

Hong Kong’s 24,000 designated hotel quarantine rooms for August until the end of October are struggling to meet demand, as recent decisions to slash isolation to seven days and reopen the border to non-residents prompted a surge of travellers who snapped up reservations sometimes months in advance.

Workers wearing protective gear direct arriving passengers to quarantine hotels in the Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong is shelving a Covid-19 measure that has resulted in dozens of cancelled flights in recent months and thwarted travel plans for thousands.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung )
Workers wearing protective gear direct arriving passengers to quarantine hotels in the Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong is shelving a Covid-19 measure that has resulted in dozens of cancelled flights in recent months and thwarted travel plans for thousands.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung )
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 08:53 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Sikkim, West Bengal sign agreement to ease travel for tourists, boost tourism

The agreement will allow West Bengal-registered commercial vehicles to drop tourists at their hotels in different travel destinations of Sikkim. 

Sikkim, West Bengal sign agreement to ease travel for tourists in a bid to boost tourism (Unsplash)
Sikkim, West Bengal sign agreement to ease travel for tourists in a bid to boost tourism (Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 07, 2022 09:40 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Siliguri

Indo-Nepal bus service begins from Siliguri after two years of Covid-19

The Siliguri-Kakkarvitta-Kathmandu bus will run on a regular basis from Tenzing Norgay bus terminus at 2 pm, will cover 615km and reach Kathmandu the next morning at around 7 am. The ticket is priced at Rs1500 per person.

Indo-Nepal bus service begins from Siliguri after two years of Covid-19 (Twitter/ANI)
Indo-Nepal bus service begins from Siliguri after two years of Covid-19 (Twitter/ANI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2022 08:56 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Siliguri (west Bengal) [india]

Sri Lanka mulls to tap tourists from India for quick tourism revival amid crisis

Sri Lanka authorities will hold roadshows starting next month in five Indian cities to attract travellers seeking “wellness, leisure, and Ramayana-trail,” tours, corporate functions and destination weddings

Sri Lanka mulls to tap tourists from India for quick tourism revival amid crisis (Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay )
Sri Lanka mulls to tap tourists from India for quick tourism revival amid crisis (Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay )
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 08:11 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Covid-19 travel: Thailand may get pricier for tourists with dual hotel rates

Thailand’s tourism ministry plans to ask hotel operators to implement a dual-tariff structure under which foreign visitors may be charged rates similar to pre-pandemic days while locals may continue to enjoy discounted rates

People take pictures inside a decorated tunnel linking a train station to a department store amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Bangkok. Thailand may get pricier for tourists with dual hotel rates  (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
People take pictures inside a decorated tunnel linking a train station to a department store amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Bangkok. Thailand may get pricier for tourists with dual hotel rates  (REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 07:53 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Hajj 2022: Date, history, significance of Muslims pilgrimage and Day of Arafah

Hajj 2022: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history and significance of the Muslims' pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the importance of the Day of Arafah, ahead of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid

Muslim worshippers around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on July 5, 2022. - One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed to participate in this year's hajj -- a key pillar of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims with the means are required to perform at least once -- after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by AFP)
Muslim worshippers around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on July 5, 2022. - One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed to participate in this year's hajj -- a key pillar of Islam that all able-bodied Muslims with the means are required to perform at least once -- after two years of drastically curtailed numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.  (Photo by AFP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 02:09 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

British Airways scraps 800 more flights as UK waives airlines slot rules

The move by British Airways to scrap 800 more flights follows the UK’s decision to waive rules requiring airlines to use take-off and landing slots or lose them the next season.

Passengers stand in a queue to the British Airways check-in desks in the departures area of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain (REUTERS/John Sibley/File Photo)
Passengers stand in a queue to the British Airways check-in desks in the departures area of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain (REUTERS/John Sibley/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 08:10 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Spain sees spike in tourism levels, still under pre-pandemic levels

Foreign tourists spent 8.02 billion euros ($8.36 billion) in Spain in May, up from 1.4 billion euros in the same month last year and almost as much as the 8.14 billion euros in May 2019

Lucia Saco takes an order at Tabanco de San Andres restaurant in central Madrid, Spain (REUTERS/Susana Vera)
Lucia Saco takes an order at Tabanco de San Andres restaurant in central Madrid, Spain (REUTERS/Susana Vera)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 05:55 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Madrid

Thailand discourages discounts to lure tourists, focuses on selling premium

'We cannot let people come to Thailand and say because it's cheap. Instead they should say 'because it works, it's reasonable', that's where we can increase value," Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said at an event at Bangkok's main international airport to promote tourism 

Tourists visit Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Summer travel is underway across the globe but a full recovery from two years of coronavirus could last as long as the pandemic itself.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Tourists visit Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Summer travel is underway across the globe but a full recovery from two years of coronavirus could last as long as the pandemic itself.  (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 05:42 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Bangkok

Venice introduces mandatory day-trippers' reservation and fee

Tourists who choose not to stay overnight in hotels or other lodgings will have to sign up online for the day they plan to come and pay a fee. These range from 3 to 10 euros ($3.15 to $10.50) per person, depending on advance booking and whether it's peak season or the city is very crowded.

Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic centre, clogging narrow streets and heavily-used foot bridges crossing the canals.(Unsplash)
Starting in January, Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in a bid to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic centre, clogging narrow streets and heavily-used foot bridges crossing the canals.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 11:19 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Chayanika Das
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