‘Desi Travel’ the buzzword of Indian hospitality sector recovery

Roop Partap Choudhary By Roop Partap Choudhary As industries are in the process of rebooting to the new normal after being hit by the pandemic, the hospitality industry which was one of the worst hit industries is also getting back to operations. After the unprecedented and unimaginable scenario created by the pandemic, the Indian hospitality … Read more

How to lock your flight fares, travel like royalty! This festive season is all about flexibility and air travel

Stephen Alden, CEO Raffles & Orient Express highlights that several extraordinary resort projects are making headlines with the opening of Raffles Udaipur and Raffles The Palm, Dubai.( Image: Raffles The Palm, Dubai) It’s easy to bask in festive vibes this season and travel like royalty! With more and more people keen to travel abroad, there … Read more

Indians ready for leisurely international travel again, survey finds

The survey also found that 57% of the Indian respondents feel safe about staying in hotels. (Representative image) A vast majority of Indians are ready to travel internationally for leisure following the second Covid-19 wave in the country as reduced anxiety and the end to travel curbs have lifted sentiment, a new study has found. … Read more

As UAE, Greece open safe travel corridor, flydubai announces summer routes to Santorini, Mykonos; Check details

The carrier would also be starting operations of its flights to Georgia’s Batumi and Montenegro’s Tivat from June 25. Vacation in Greece: UAE and Greece have opened a safe travel corridor for travellers who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus. Accordingly, Dubai-based airline flydubai has now announced that it would be launching two new air … Read more

COVID Vaccines Protect Against Top Variants, WHO Says

May 21, 2021 — The COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States and Europe offer protection against the four main coronavirus variants known to exist, a World Health Organization official says. “All COVID-19 virus variants that have emerged so far do respond to the available approved vaccines,” WHO European Regional Director Hans … Read more

The call of the road: Hot travel trend of 2020

As days passed and confidence rose with road trips, short-distance air travel also picked up in the last quarter of 2020, leading to another post-pandemic travel terminology: flycations. And now, of course, we have vaxications, or post-vaccine vacations. By Reya Mehrotra Fed up of staying at home, Kochi-based travel and event consultant Agney Menon packed … Read more

Travel and tourism set to witness a paradigm shift amid the Covid scare. Will India fare well?

With a Covid-19 resurgence in many parts of the country and the world, international travel is still very subdued. But the ongoing global vaccination drive should speed up the return to travel. If all things go well on the vaccination front, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) panel of experts foresee a rebound in … Read more

Local travel no 1 choice! Indians prefer familiar destinations, holidaying with pets, shows new survey

Clearly, safety and familiarity are becoming top priority for travellers. (Image: Goa Tourism on Twitter) Domestic travel surges! A new survey shows that nostalgia and familiar experiences entice Indian travellers, just as they now look to travelling with their furry friends, yes – their much loved pets! Booking.com has shared insights from its latest survey, … Read more

Traveling to India? Check these Covid-19 international air travel guidelines first

Everyone coming to India will have to fill out the self-reporting form on the Air Suvidha online portal. Covid-19 international air travel guidelines: There is no doubt that the steady decrease in COVID-19 cases in India has led to easing of the Coronavirus-related restrictions. However, there is still a ban on scheduled international commercial flights … Read more

Apps to Let Travelers, Others Show COVID-19 Status

Julie Parsonnet, MD, professor of epidemiology and population health, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, professor of epidemiology and director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Paul Meyer, CEO, Commons Project Foundation, New York City. Perry Flint, spokesperson, International Air Transport Association. Schengen Visa Info News: … Read more