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  • COVID-19 surge | Maldives bans entry of Indian, other South Asian tourists May 12, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 surge | Maldives bans entry of Indian, other South Asian tourists

    Maldives recorded over 1500 new infections on May 11 that took the total tally to over 38,000 cases.

  • COVID-19 negative report mandatory for entry of outsiders in Himachal's Spiti Valley May 10, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 negative report mandatory for entry of outsiders in Himachal's Spiti Valley

    Across Himachal Pradesh, tourism sector has been hit due to resurgence of the health crisis. The state is placed under a lockdown till May 17.

  • From lush landscapes to pure white beaches: Yemen's Socotra archipelago awaits ecotourists Mar 23, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    From lush landscapes to pure white beaches: Yemen's Socotra archipelago awaits ecotourists

    With its lush landscape, distinctive trees, unique animals and turquoise waters home to dolphins, Yemen is hoping its Socotra archipelago will become a dream destination despite the country's nightmarish conflict.

  • Thailand launches yacht quarantine scheme to boost its ailing tourism sector Mar 12, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Thailand launches yacht quarantine scheme to boost its ailing tourism sector

    Thailand is offering this option to visitors in a hope to help bring 1.8 billion baht in yacht tourism revenue. The South East Asian nation relies heavily on tourism which was banned last year to limit the spreading of the virus.

  • Women hosts listed on Airbnb India earned Rs 16 million in 2020 Mar 04, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Women hosts listed on Airbnb India earned Rs 16 million in 2020

    The company estimates that among the four million hosts globally, over 55 percent or more than two million hosts on its platform, are women.

  • Infrastructure projects to boost tourism, create opportunities for MSMEs: Nitin Gadkari Mar 02, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Infrastructure projects to boost tourism, create opportunities for MSMEs: Nitin Gadkari

    The minister said the government's initiatives such as collateral-free automatic loans for business, including MSMEs, and Rs 50,000 crore-equity infusion through MSME Fund of Funds, which benefits companies with higher credit ratings, will generate tremendous business opportunities.

  • Vistara to launch non-stop flights to Male from March 3 Feb 13, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    Vistara to launch non-stop flights to Male from March 3

    Bookings for flights to the Maldives are progressively being opened up on all channels including mobile app as well as through travel agents.

  • Government to launch seaplane services on various routes, says Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Feb 12, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    Government to launch seaplane services on various routes, says Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

    CPSE Sagarmala Development Company has invited Expressions of Interest from airline operators for the same

  • COVID-19 impact | Hospitality, tourism witness 41% decline in hiring in 2020: Report Jan 25, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Hospitality, tourism witness 41% decline in hiring in 2020: Report

    Job seekers' appetite for tourism jobs also plummeted as job searches on Indeed were down 31 per cent in 2020 compared to the previous year.

  • 2021: Ten words we want to use more this year Jan 03, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    2021: Ten words we want to use more this year

    2020 was an extraordinary year, a year that gave rise to a new, resilient and different world.

  • For hospitality and tourism sector, 2021 is all about survival, recovery Dec 21, 2020 04:40 PM IST

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

    With business coming almost to a standstill, the travel and tourism industry players want the government to provide targeted support to the sector till vaccine-based confidence comes, to help them meet their operating costs and retain jobs.

  • With restrictions placed on the Taj, Agra is out on a limb in peak tourist season Dec 21, 2020 02:19 PM IST

    With restrictions placed on the Taj, Agra is out on a limb in peak tourist season

    This most Moghul of all Moghul cities in the sub-continent, and indeed the world, is strangely without tourists for the first time and it does not make a pretty picture.

  • Working to link hospitals with foreign insurance firms to boost medical tourism, says Prahlad Patel Dec 20, 2020 07:38 PM IST

    Working to link hospitals with foreign insurance firms to boost medical tourism, says Prahlad Patel

    Prahlad Patel said the aim is to ensure that foreign nationals seeking medical treatment in India can arrive here with their own insurance which would be recognised by all health centres here.

  • Four steps that will help restart India’s tourism sector Dec 09, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    Four steps that will help restart India’s tourism sector

    The most important role in kick-starting tourism lies with the state governments who need to start working together with the industry more than ever to create strong public-private partnerships to maximise the impact

  • Goa's domestic air passenger traffic returning to normal: Official Nov 29, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    Goa's domestic air passenger traffic returning to normal: Official

    Talking to PTI, Goa Airport's Director Gagan Malik said the number of domestic flights are also increasing amid the unlock process, even as scheduled and chartered international travel continues to remain suspended.

  • Trade, transport and tourism plunge 15.6% from 47% as GDP sees recovery Nov 27, 2020 07:51 PM IST

    Trade, transport and tourism plunge 15.6% from 47% as GDP sees recovery

    According to the NSO data released on Friday, the gross value added (GVA) from trade, hotel, transport, communication & services related to broadcasting fell by 15.6 percent at constant prices in July - September quarter year-on-year against a 7 percent year-on-year decline in the overall real GVA for the second quarter.

  • 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.

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