Now self-quarantine, isolation facilities with meals available at premium hotels; how to book, what to expect

Welcomhotels has rolled a notable initiative to help flatten the COVID-19 curve across India by offering quarantine facilities. Image: Welcomhotel, Bengaluru Uncertainty hits India’s travel and hospitality segments once again! At a time when the travel and hospitality industry had begun to witness an uptick in terms of demand, the second wave of the pandemic … Read more

Corona second wave hits hotel bookings! New launches continue, sustainable initiatives step up

Beach goers may want to take note of another new launch: The Westin Goa. (Image: The Westin Goa) Corona second wave: Hotel bookings witness a big slump! India’s hospitality industry is once again grappling with the impact of state-specific lockdowns as the surge in coronavirus cases continues to spiral across the country. Many stakeholders pin … Read more

Safety first! From OYO’s latest COVID safety initiatives for quarantine facilities to sustainable travel choices

Oyo has tied up with local authorities and several hospitals to extend support to COVID-19 patients, essential workers and the medical community. (Image: Delhi Tourism on Twitter) With a surge in Coronavirus cases, Indian travellers are turning cautious with their travel choices. Prioritising safety has become the need of the hour for travellers and staying … Read more

Covid-19 Vaccines: Centre issues clarification on procurement price ahead of Covid vaccination phase 3

The Serum Institute of India has defended the pricing. (File Photo) Covid-19 vaccination phase 3: Amid controversy over the price of Rs 600 per shot for Covishield vaccine, the Centre has issued a clarification saying that the Government of India will continue to procure both vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield – at Rs 150 per … Read more

Six vaccinated medical experts reveal their summer travel plans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared vaccinated Americans to travel again, but some immunized travelers remain on the fence about making summer plans.   Is it finally safe to fly? What about visiting unvaccinated relatives or traveling with young children?   CNBC Global Traveler asked medical professionals — all of whom are … Read more

Tech & Health: Fighting Covid-19 with tech

“With the second wave spreading on a larger scale, hospitals are now adopting RPM and new AI technologies to help combat the coronavirus outbreak,” said Dandwate. Hospitals in the most affected states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, which are reeling under Covid-19 surge, have turned to remote patient monitoring solutions to treat … Read more

Zydus Cadila to double remdesivir production

Also known as Zydus Cadila, the company is one of the seven manufacturers of Remdesivir in India. Remdesivir is being widely used to treat Covid-19 patients across the country. In view of surging demand for antiviral drug Remdesivir, Ahmedabad-based pharma major Cadila Healthcare has decided to double its production capacity. Also known as Zydus Cadila, … Read more

‘Tacky’ to ‘demoralizing’: Travel writers share their biggest ‘bucket list’ disappointments

So-called bucket list destinations come with big expectations — and often big crowds too. While overtourism can ruin many a holiday destination, it’s not the only reason vacations miss the mark. Here, travel writers who contribute to CNBC’s Global Traveler share the worst disappointments of their professional careers. Stonehenge, UK “Although I may have my … Read more

Astronomers discover 12 rare quasars that can solve the mystery of universe expansion

Enthused by the discovery made by the scientists, the scientists and researchers at ARIES, Nainital have started looking for newer quasar observation with the help of the institute’s own 3.6m Devasthal Optical Observatory (DOT). (Credit: Twitter/European Space Agency) In a major revelation, a set of international astronomers has been able to discover 12 rare quasars … Read more

Here’s what it costs to work remotely in 4 global hotspots

Google may be calling people back into the office, but many other companies — not to mention entrepreneurs — are still committed to remote work. From Croatia to Barbados, destinations provide vastly different experiences for foreigners who wish to work from new shores. The weather is usually better (save hurricanes), and costs can be cheaper … Read more