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

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

‘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

Dubai parts with curtain covers for restaurants in Ramadan

Dubai is parting with a longstanding requirement that restaurants be covered by curtains in the daytime during Ramadan to shield the sight of food from people fasting. The move, announced Sunday by the city-state’s Economic Development Department, is the latest change aimed at boosting tourism in the autocratically ruled Muslim nation. “Restaurants will be allowed … 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

Premium stay or discount deals? From vacation homes, wellness retreats to road trips!

Several surveys have indicated that people are ready to pay a premium for their safety. Image: SaffronStays-Harmony Deolali Dreaming of a road trip or an Ayurveda wellness retreat in a picturesque lush green scenic spot? Good news! 2021 offers a perfect opportunity for Indian travellers to step out from their homes! Be it a staycation, … Read more

Sri Lanka is now open to travelers — no quarantine, but no mingling with locals too

To quarantine or not to quarantine — that is the question. Or at least it has been for countries deliberating how to handle incoming international travelers. But that changed last month when Sri Lanka reopened its borders with a requirement unlike any country that had opened before it —  one that neither grants travelers free … Read more

Ex-union minister K V Thomas appointed KPCC Working President

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sulking former union minister Prof K V Thomas was on Thursday appointed Working President of the Congress in Kerala, ahead of the crucial assembly elections expected in April-May this year. The party also announced appointment of C K Sreedharan as a Vice-President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). “Hon’ble Congress President (Sonia Gandhi) … Read more

Maharashtra govt seeks to expedite plan for coastal zone development

MUMBAI: The government of Maharashtra has approached the central government to expedite the process of preparing Coastal Zone Management Plans (CZMP) as per the Coastal Regulation Zone notification of 2019 for Mumbai city, its suburban areas, Thane, Palghar district area, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg. In June 2019, the central government had released guidelines for preparation … Read more

More than 20 years of airline passenger traffic growth was erased in 2020, report finds

A passenger checks flight information on a board in the departures hall at Madrid Barajas airport. Paul Hanna | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — More than two decades of growth in airline passenger traffic were erased in 2020, a new report found. “The pandemic and its consequences wiped out 21 years of global passenger … Read more