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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."

Japan's tourist attractions receive QR codes to track visitors with COVID-19 - reports

Tokyo/Sputnik/UNI: City attractions in Japan's Osaka have introduced a new tracking system for people with the coronavirus disease using a QR code, the NHK broadcaster reported.

World Tourism comes to a halt as 100% of countries impose travel restrictions

Madrid: COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization showing that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism.

Learn six Indonesian dances from home in quarantine times

Jakarta/Bali/IBNS: Even being in quarantine to combat the deadly Covid-19, millions of people can certainly learn six types of Indonesian dances staying indoors.

Etihad Airways to distribute Ramadan boxes to those affected by Covid-19

Abu Dhabi/IBNS: Etihad Airways has launched the Etihad Ramadan Box initiative to bring Iftar meals to homes across the UAE.

Turkish Airlines extends suspension of all flights over COVID-19 concerns

Istanbul/Xinhua/UNI: Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) on Tuesday announced that it extended the suspension of all its domestic and international flights until May 28 over COVID-19 concerns.

Vistara offers customer flexibility of picking alternate date of travel

New Delhi/IBNS: Airline Vistara has offered its customers the flexibility of picking an alternate date of travel as the country is going through an anti-COVID-19 lockdown. 

Tough times for tourism, but UN travel organization predicts holiday traffic will return

New York/IBNS: Tourism may have been brought to a near-standstill by COVID-19, but the industry – which accounts for 10 per cent of global GDP – finds itself in a unique position to help put the global economy back on its feet, once the pandemic has passed.

GoAir announces measures to protect staff and flyers as it prepares to resume flights from May 4

New Delhi: Indian private carrier GoAir has announced a slew of measures to protect its staff, crew, and passengers in preparation for a phase-wise commencement of flights from May 4.

British Airways special flight to touch down at Kolkata airport after 11 years

Kolkata/IBNS: Eleven years after ceasing direct flight operations between Kolkata and London's Heathrow airport, a special evacuation flight of the United Kingdom (UK)'s flag carrier airline, British Airways, will touch down at Netaji Subhas Chandra International (NSCBI-CCU) airport here on next Sunday (Apr 19) to transit UK nationals stranded in West Bengal and its neighbouring states due to the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown, officials said.

IndiGo operates relief flight from Delhi to Jodhpur

New Delhi/IBNS: In-line with its commitment to provide support to the nation in the current scenario, IndiGo operated a relief flight from Delhi to Jodhpur on Mar 29, 2020.

Amid lockdown over COVID-19, SpiceJet offers to fly migrant workers from Delhi, Mumbai to Bihar

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the nationwide lockdown called by the government to stop the spread of COVID-19, airline SpiceJet has offered to fly migrant workers from Delhi and Mumbai to the eastern state of Bihar, media reports said.

Turkey suspends air travel with other countries over coronavirus

Ankara/Sputnik/UNI:  Turkey is suspending air travel with other countries amid the COVID-19 epidemic, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

COVID-19: GoAir offers aircraft, pilots, cabin crew, airport staff for emergency services and repatriation of citizens

New Delhi/IBNS: GoAir has reached out to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the DGCA and offered its services in the wake of a complete lock down across the nation.

COVID-19: IndiGo announces schedule reductions

New Delhi/IBNS: Indian airline IndiGo has reduced its domestic schedule to match market demand over the next few weeks.