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Etihad Airways updates travel rules for passengers departing UK

Abu Dhabi/IBNS: Following an announcement by the National Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, effective 24 December 2020, Etihad Airways requires all guests flying from the United Kingdom to present a negative PCR test within 72 hours validity of their flight departure time.

Airlines can fly 80 per cent passengers of pre-Covid levels in domestic flights

New Delhi/UNI: Airlines in the country can board up to 80 per cent of their pre-Covid capacity on domestic flights-- from 70 per cent now-- in their domestic flights.

Jammu and Kashmir: Two-day Autumn Festival in Pahalgam concludes    

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department organized a two-day Autumn Festival in Pahalgam ended on Sunday.

Heads of UNWTO and OECD press for coordinated action to restart tourism and save livelihoods

Madrid/IBNS: The pandemic crisis has undoubtedly devastated the tourism economy but it has also created an opportunity to rethink tourism development.

IndiGo operated 50,000 flights during COVID-19 lockdown

Mumbai/UNI: IndiGo airlines, marked the completion of 50,000 flights since the lockdown began in March on Saturday, the company said in a statement.

Etihad Airways keeps guests protected with global COVID-19 insurance

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is introducing COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover as part of Etihad Wellness, the airlines new health and hygiene programme.

DGCA extends ban on international flights till Sept 30

New Delhi/UNI: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday extended the ban on international flights, barring exceptions mentioned by the government, till September 30.

Flight operations from Kolkata to remain suspended on complete lockdown days

Kolkata/IBNS: Flight operations at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport will remain suspended on complete anti-Covid-19 lockdown days, announced by the West Bengal government.

Over 8,000 foreigners leave Nepal since March amid nationwide lockdown: immigration dept

Kathmandu/Xinhua: Over 15,000 people including 8,004 foreigners have left Nepal by air since Nepal enforced a nationwide lockdown on March 24, Nepal's Department of Immigration said.

SpiceJet to operate scheduled flights to the UAE from July 12 to 26

Gurugram: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline and the biggest air cargo operator, will operate flights from across four stations in India to Ras Al-Khaimah (Dubai) between 12th and 26th July, 2020 for eligible ‘Identity and Citizenship (ICA) approved UAE residents’. 

Private Travelling: How It Is the Need of The Hour?

The outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic set into motion several changes in our lives. Social distancing and lockdown altered our daily routines. While the lockdown is lifted, social distancing will continue to be the norm until a definite cure for the virus is discovered. As the illness gets contracted with coming in touch with infected people or surfaces, it is vital to take all safety precautions. While travelling, you must continue to follow distancing as a norm. The day to day travelling, involving going to the airport should not be made using public transport. There are car rental services providing airport drop Bangalore option with the self-driving alternative.

India keeps all international passenger flights suspended till Jul 15

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government on Friday extended the suspension of all international passenger flights till Jul 15 in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic Covid-19.

Etihad Airways partners with Medicus AI to launch Covid-19 risk assessment tool

Abu Dhabi/IBNS: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is partnering with Austrian-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to launch a Covid-19 risk-assessment tool that will empower guests to make informed decisions about travelling.

Hospitality in the time of a pandemic

Amid the Covid-19 scare and continued lockdown, travel and tourism is the industry hardest hit across the globe. Young journalists from USA's University of Missouri and India Blooms News Service report on the crisis in the hospitality sector from two sides of the world  

World slowly starts travelling again: UN Tourism Organization

New York/IBNS: After months of lockdowns, countries are cautiously starting to ease travel restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to research published Monday by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, stressed "the need for vigilance, responsibility and international cooperation as the world slowly opens up again."