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  • Kaziranga National Park resumes elephant safaris after COVID-19 shutdown Nov 02, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Kaziranga National Park resumes elephant safaris after COVID-19 shutdown

    Forest officials, along with elephant trainers who are known locally as 'mahouts', performed a small ceremony on Sunday before the resumption of the safaris. A local priest, in a Hindu blessing, smeared vermillion on the forehead of the elephants as they prepared to receive their first riders after a long gap.

  • China Golden Week holiday pumps up tourism, boon to economy Oct 09, 2020 06:03 PM IST

    China Golden Week holiday pumps up tourism, boon to economy

    More than 45 percent of China’s 1.4 billion people traveled during the holiday, which began October 1. They spent 466.6 billion yuan ($69.5 billion), according to data from China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

  • Job searches for roles in hospitality, tourism on rise since May: Report Sep 26, 2020 08:19 PM IST

    Job searches for roles in hospitality, tourism on rise since May: Report

    Searches by job seekers saw a 30 percent increase between May and August 2020, according to a report by global job site Indeed.

  • Gautam Singhania calls for reopening of ‘high employment-generating’ tourism sector Sep 06, 2020 03:42 PM IST

    Gautam Singhania calls for reopening of ‘high employment-generating’ tourism sector

    Raymond's Chairman and Managing Director of Gautam Singhania said India should look at “opening up incoming tourists” to help revive the tourism sector

  • Coronavirus-hit Kerala resort turns pool into fish farm Aug 24, 2020 07:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus-hit Kerala resort turns pool into fish farm

    The fish, which takes about eight months to reach full size, is a popular ingredient in dishes in southern India and the Middle East.

  • European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart Jul 27, 2020 10:41 PM IST

    European tourism faces turbulence only weeks after restart

    European countries started opening up to each other's tourists in mid-June, but recent events have shown that the new freedom to travel is subject to setbacks.

  • Coronavirus impact | Most people in India not comfortable travelling for at least a year: Survey Jul 24, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Most people in India not comfortable travelling for at least a year: Survey

    The states that have opened their borders for the visitors include Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Goa, and Madhya Pradesh, according to the survey by Neta App.

  • Goa opens its borders to tourists, hotels start accepting bookings Jul 02, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    Goa opens its borders to tourists, hotels start accepting bookings

    There is, however, a precondition for those who wish to visit the much-popular beach getaway- either carry COVID-19 negative certificates to enter the state or get tested at the border and undergo quarantine at a state-run facility till the results arrive.

  • Airbnb partners with Brazil virus hotspot Sao Paulo on post-pandemic tourism Jun 13, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Airbnb partners with Brazil virus hotspot Sao Paulo on post-pandemic tourism

    Virus hotspot Sao Paulo is the first destination in Latin America chosen by Airbnb as part of a global push to revive its business as authorities ease coronavirus-related restrictions on tourism.

  • Airbnb launches initiative to boost domestic travel focusing on nearby destinations Jun 11, 2020 08:50 PM IST

    Airbnb launches initiative to boost domestic travel focusing on nearby destinations

    In India, 51 percent of the company's business comprises domestic bookings. In addition, search trends and wishlists by its users in India indicate that long lockdown has only piqued interest in and aspirations to travel, once the lockdown is eased, Airbnb said in a statement.

  • Venice glimpses a future with fewer tourists and likes what it sees Jun 07, 2020 04:08 PM IST

    Venice glimpses a future with fewer tourists and likes what it sees

    Can a city whose history and culture drew tens of millions of visitors a year reinvent itself? The coronavirus may give it a chance to try.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Thailand to position itself as 'trusted' destination after COVID-19 eases Jun 06, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Thailand to position itself as 'trusted' destination after COVID-19 eases

    Thailand, the first to report a virus case outside of China, wants to build on its reputation and remake its popular image as a destination for big tour groups.

  • Goa looks to revive tourism sector hit hard by COVID-19 May 31, 2020 05:11 PM IST

    Goa looks to revive tourism sector hit hard by COVID-19

    Tourism is considered the backbone of Goa's economy. The state attracts a large number of domestic and foreign travellers.

  • Dubai, Mumbai tops wish-list of most Indian travellers post COVID-19 crisis May 18, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Dubai, Mumbai tops wish-list of most Indian travellers post COVID-19 crisis

    The top domestic destination for Indian travellers is Mumbai, followed by Goa, New Delhi, Lonavala and Bengaluru, a survey by digital travel company Booking.com said.

  • Stimulus package reactions: Is space more important than tourism, asks hotels association chief May 18, 2020 03:18 PM IST

    Stimulus package reactions: Is space more important than tourism, asks hotels association chief

    The tourism industry was looking forward to a deep set of survival measures for the sector from the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package.

  • Goa to test, quarantine all entering state, says health minister May 14, 2020 10:46 AM IST

    Goa to test, quarantine all entering state, says health minister

    Testing will be done using Truenat kits — usually used for testing tuberculosis — as it gives a result within two hours

  • COVID-19 | Kerala must abandon its old ways and redefine its growth mantra May 12, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Kerala must abandon its old ways and redefine its growth mantra

    With remittances tapering and the tourism sector down, Kerala must focus on a scientific and profitable agriculture sector

  • International tourism could decline by 60-80% in 2020: UNWTO May 11, 2020 11:11 AM IST

    International tourism could decline by 60-80% in 2020: UNWTO

    The global international agency said that the pandemic has caused a 22 per cent fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020.

  • COVID-19 | Resetting the offshore industry to help India’s job market May 01, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Resetting the offshore industry to help India’s job market

    The government, together with industry bodies and leaders, must form strategies to both import foreign companies and jobs to India, and also export jobs after the pandemic

  • Global tourism industry may shrink by more than 50% due to the pandemic Apr 23, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Global tourism industry may shrink by more than 50% due to the pandemic

    Predicting the economic impact of the coronavirus right now is akin to participating in a running competition without knowing how long the course is.

  • COVID-19 impact | Tourism & hospitality on brink of collapse, appeals for relief package Apr 23, 2020 12:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Tourism & hospitality on brink of collapse, appeals for relief package

    The Indian tourism industry, in 2018-19, handled business of over 10.5 million foreign tourists.

  • Inbound travel may see negligible business until September: Industry experts Apr 06, 2020 06:57 PM IST

    Inbound travel may see negligible business until September: Industry experts

    As per IATO estimates, the hotel, aviation and travel sectors together may incur losses of about Rs 8,500 crore.

  • Covid-19 pandemic | A grim forecast for the tourism sector Mar 20, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Covid-19 pandemic | A grim forecast for the tourism sector

    The tourism and hospitality sector that is in need of financial assistance is less likely to find any favour from the banking sector as the past record of the hospitality sector is riddled with loan defaults.

  • 3-Point Analysis | Coronavirus outbreak has left the travel industry reeling Mar 19, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | Coronavirus outbreak has left the travel industry reeling

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma does a 3 -point analysis to understand the COVID-19 impact on the airline business.

  • Covid-19 pandemic | An opportunity for SAARC to strengthen ties Mar 16, 2020 10:26 AM IST

    Covid-19 pandemic | An opportunity for SAARC to strengthen ties

    The 2015 Delhi Declaration on Public Health Challenges, adopted at the fifth meeting of SAARC health ministers, is an ideal blueprint to follow up if the nations join hands to flight the Coronavirus Covid-19.

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