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  • Travel sector recovery faces risks of rising air fares, new Covid-19 wave May 20, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    Travel sector recovery faces risks of rising air fares, new Covid-19 wave

    While the peak summer season offers hope to travel companies, there is also the possibility of higher airfares dampening demand

  • The Hills Are Calling | Visit these beautiful hill stations in India to escape summer heat May 17, 2022 06:12 PM IST

    The Hills Are Calling | Visit these beautiful hill stations in India to escape summer heat

    A look at some beautiful hill stations you could visit to escape the summer heat.

  • Thailand eyes India market for revival in tourism industry as it eases travel restrictions May 13, 2022 02:16 PM IST

    Thailand eyes India market for revival in tourism industry as it eases travel restrictions

    Thailand is betting on India, which is among the top 5 markets for the tourism industry of the kingdom. Tourism Authority of Thailand expects 5 lakh Indian visitors to travel to Thailand in 2022.

  • Domestic travellers and wellness seekers pull Kerala tourism out of the woods May 13, 2022 12:52 PM IST

    Domestic travellers and wellness seekers pull Kerala tourism out of the woods

    Hotels in Kerala are heavily booked for May and June, indicating a busy summer season for the tourism industry in the state.

  • EU lifts mask requirement for air travel as pandemic ebbs May 11, 2022 08:44 PM IST

    EU lifts mask requirement for air travel as pandemic ebbs

    Passengers should however behave responsibly and respect the choices of others around them, EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky said.

  • India focusing on confidence-building strategies post pandemic to intensify tourism: Official May 11, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    India focusing on confidence-building strategies post pandemic to intensify tourism: Official

    Speaking to the media during the ongoing Arabian Travel Mart, which commenced on May 9, Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday said that India is focusing to ease the difficulties that were created for the tourists due to the spread of the coronavirus which impacted the world economy severely.

  • Tourism Australia expects trade pact with India to drive student traffic, aims at 1 million visitors by 2030 May 11, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    Tourism Australia expects trade pact with India to drive student traffic, aims at 1 million visitors by 2030

    The trade agreement also allows 1,800 qualified, professional, traditional Indian chefs and yoga teachers to enter Australia as contractual service suppliers for a period of up to four years. In addition, the post-study work visa for Indian students has been increased to four years.

  • Railways introduces baby berths in select trains. See photos May 10, 2022 12:43 PM IST

    Railways introduces baby berths in select trains. See photos

    The new berths were launched on Mother's Day. They are foldable and come equipped with straps to secure babies.

  • MakeMyTrip plans to enhance business-to-business segment May 10, 2022 11:47 AM IST

    MakeMyTrip plans to enhance business-to-business segment

    The company currently has over 1,650 mid-to-large corporates and more than 30,000 MSME clients. It has engaged over 2,6000 offline travel agents as it plans a bigger play in the business travel segment.

  • Thousand Nights Camp, A Stay In The Middle Of Wahiba Sands In Oman | Miles To Go May 08, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    Thousand Nights Camp, A Stay In The Middle Of Wahiba Sands In Oman | Miles To Go

    Oman is well known for its stunning landscape, outdoor experiences and adventures. With its miles and miles of desert, one of the adventures includes staying in camps or dwellings surrounded by endless golden sand dunes. Thousand Nights Camp offers a luxurious experience in the middle of the deserts of Wahiba / Sharqiyah sands. The property has standard sheikh tents, as well as the luxurious, and air conditioned Ameer tents. Other amenities include a pool, which is a luxury in the middle of a desert. A couple of nights spent here offer a great getaway from the city life. Watch this video to know more.

  • MakeMyTrip sees 150% rise in super-luxury, premium hotel bookings during pandemic May 04, 2022 11:43 AM IST

    MakeMyTrip sees 150% rise in super-luxury, premium hotel bookings during pandemic

    One in every three Indian travellers searched and booked a premium or luxury property during the pandemic wherein, the average room per night cost was anywhere between Rs 13,000 to Rs 15,000, the company said, citing data recorded on its platform.

  • The world's longest non-stop flight is starting by end of 2025 May 02, 2022 07:44 AM IST

    The world's longest non-stop flight is starting by end of 2025

    Australia's Qantas Airways is set to launch a 19-hour flight from Sydney to London. The airline will order 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft for long-haul flights.

  • Cathay Pacific to resume direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi to Hong Kong next month Apr 26, 2022 06:38 PM IST

    Cathay Pacific to resume direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi to Hong Kong next month

    According to the Hong Kong government, immigration and quarantine requirements are currently in place for passengers landing in or transiting through Hong Kong, including presenting a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Thailand eases travel restrictions, hopes to see 5 lakh Indian tourists this year Apr 26, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    Thailand eases travel restrictions, hopes to see 5 lakh Indian tourists this year

    With India being a key market for Thailand, it is expecting to welcome 500,000 Indians in the country this year. The kingdom saw two million Indian visitors traveling to Thailand in 2019 which helped Thailand generate USD 2.5 billion in revenue.

  • My Family and Other Globalizers | Horrors of plane travel Apr 24, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    My Family and Other Globalizers | Horrors of plane travel

    As all parents and fans of Dante are aware, there are layers to hell, and anything that does not involve caring for a baby on a plane, is in the outer circle.

  • Baggage lost, frustrated passenger trolled airline with PowerPoint presentation. How Microsoft responded Apr 23, 2022 03:19 PM IST

    Baggage lost, frustrated passenger trolled airline with PowerPoint presentation. How Microsoft responded

    Elliot Sharod, a resident of Surrey outside London, had lost a bag containing his wedding cards and guest itineraries while travelling with Irish carrier Aer Lingus.

  • Jan-March domestic air passenger traffic jumps 6.1% YoY, Indigo retains largest market share Apr 20, 2022 03:30 PM IST

    Jan-March domestic air passenger traffic jumps 6.1% YoY, Indigo retains largest market share

    Domestic air traffic in March grew by 36.7 percent as compared to the preceding month, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in its monthly report.

  • End of US mask mandate for travel is met with elation and dread Apr 19, 2022 10:54 PM IST

    End of US mask mandate for travel is met with elation and dread

    “I’ve got nothing but extremely positive feedback,” said John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union, which represents thousands of flight attendants

  • SpiceJet to add new flights from April 26 on domestic, international routes Apr 18, 2022 11:20 AM IST

    SpiceJet to add new flights from April 26 on domestic, international routes

    The airline has also introduced an “industry-first flight” on the Delhi–Porbandar–Delhi sector

  • Doha street food: Must-eats in Qatar, which is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November Apr 17, 2022 05:33 PM IST

    Doha street food: Must-eats in Qatar, which is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November

    Nosh your way around Doha with street eats that range from the familiar to the fabulous.

  • VFS Global customers preferring premium services after COVID-19: Pranav Sinha Apr 14, 2022 06:10 PM IST

    VFS Global customers preferring premium services after COVID-19: Pranav Sinha

    Indian travellers are preferring travel services that enable them to submit visa applications from the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes or offices, reducing human touch points and possible exposure to the coronavirus

  • Air ticket bookings for summer, Good Friday weekend up 50%: EaseMyTrip Apr 14, 2022 05:42 PM IST

    Air ticket bookings for summer, Good Friday weekend up 50%: EaseMyTrip

    Driven by pent-up demand and the removal of travel restrictions across the globe, the Indian travel industry is on a strong recovery mode, the company said in a statement.

  • Bookings for extended weekend from April 8-10 highest in 2022 so far: OYO Apr 14, 2022 04:04 PM IST

    Bookings for extended weekend from April 8-10 highest in 2022 so far: OYO

    The bookings for the weekend that coincided with Navratri and Ashtami were much higher than the weekend bookings for peak travel days such as Republic Day, Holi, and Valentine’s Day, OYO said in a statement.

  • Delta Air Lines reports a quarterly loss as fuel prices take a toll Apr 13, 2022 10:30 PM IST

    Delta Air Lines reports a quarterly loss as fuel prices take a toll

    The company reported adjusted operating revenue of $8.2 billion, down 21% from the same quarter in 2019 and beating the forecast it issued at the start of the year.

  • Summer of ’22: April, May advance bookings at hotels rise up to 60%; chains raise room rates by 25% Apr 08, 2022 07:05 PM IST

    Summer of ’22: April, May advance bookings at hotels rise up to 60%; chains raise room rates by 25%

    Hotels and resorts in popular tourist hotspots like Delhi, Mumbai, Panaji, Kochi, Srinagar, Shimla, Nainital and Dehradun have even seen advance booking better than the pre-pandemic levels

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