Tourism and the hotel industry were the worst affected sectors due to Covid-19. While the infections are steadily declining in India, and people are getting back close to their normal lives, ITC board of Hotels executive director, Nakul Anand narrates how his company survived the pandemic and what's to look forward, at Ek Mulakat Vishesh organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh reports
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.
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.
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department organized a two-day Autumn Festival in Pahalgam ended on Sunday.
Madrid/IBNS: The pandemic crisis has undoubtedly devastated the tourism economy but it has also created an opportunity to rethink tourism development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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