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Bhutan reopens borders to international tourists after 2 years, Indian visitors to pay Rs. 1,200 per day fee

Guwahati/IBNS: After shutting its doors to international tourists for two and a half years owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bhutan re-opened its borders on Friday.

Tourism in India: Signs of recovery with over 60 pc jump in overseas guest searches for Airbnb stays in the country

New Delhi: As travel restrictions continue to ease, international travelers are increasingly looking to visit India, according to newly released Airbnb data.

Storytelling by locals makes Madhya Pradesh tiger safaris more interesting: MP Tourism

With tourism back with a vengeance after a pandemic-induced hiatus and Work-From-Home (WFH) fatigue, Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India, has geared up to receive visitors from across the country. Yuvraj Padole, MP Tourism Dy. Director (Events, Marketing & Film), was in Kolkata to attend the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF).  Sujoy Dhar catches up with him on the latest offerings from the state

Sydney hosts mega tourism event

Tourism Australia’s largest annual travel trade event, the Australian Tourism Exchange 2022 (ATE22) was successfully held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney between 15 to 18 May with over 1100 delegates comprising international buyers, Aussie tourism product sellers and media.

UN meets to help reverse ‘precipitous drop’ in tourism

New York: As part of the “long journey” to recover from the ravages of COVID-19, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid highlighted on Wednesday the need to build a more sustainable, resilient, and responsible global tourism sector.

Foreign tourists trickling back to India, tour operators remain optimistic

Srinagar: As the third wave of Covid pandemic started waning in February, foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) showed uptick stoking hopes of revival of tourism and hospitality sector battered by the outbreak of deadly virus.

70 pc Indians plan to vacation this summer; Goa, Kashmir, Ladakh, Kerala preferred destinations: Survey

According to the survey conducted by financing and Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) network ZestMoney, 70 percent of respondents stated that they have plans to travel during the summer, indicating a pent-up demand from the last two years of the pandemic.

11th edition of Sharjah Light Festival to mark new phase of post-pandemic tourism growth

Sharjah/IBNS: Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the 11th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, bound to happen from February 9 to 20 across nine sites in the emirate.

Union Budget gives big boost to tourism in India: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Budget 2022-23 announced Tuesday, presented the government’s plans to increase capital expenditure by 35 per cent and fuel growth for an economy recovering from 3 waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sikkim bans foreign travellers from entering the state until December 15

Gangtok/IBNS: The tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim has announced that it is stopping the issuing of permits for foreign visitors in view of the concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.

Thailand reopens borders for tourists from over 60 nations

Bangkok/UNI/IBNS: The Thai government announced Monday that it will be opening its borders to tourists from more than 60 countries after 18 months of covid19 restrictions in place.  

‘Time to rethink, transform, and safely restart tourism’, says UN chief

Tourism “touches almost every part of our economies and societies”, enabling the historically marginalized, and “those at risk of being left behind, to benefit from development”, declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday, marking World Tourism Day. 

Thailand likely to delay reopening of key tourist destinations until November

Bangkok, UNI/Xinhua: Thailand plans to postpone its reopening of the capital Bangkok and other major tourist destinations to foreign visitors until November, citing that the vaccination rate in these regions are still behind the targets.

Video conference facility opened at Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir

Srinagar/IBNS: Secretary Tourism and Culture, Sarmad Hafeez Tuesday inaugurated a video conferencing facility at the Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir to facilitate the online meetings and webinars of the department, including the tour operators of the Kashmir division.

Covid19: 8,000 tourists headed to Nainital and Mussoorie sent back by Uttarakhand Police

Dehradun/IBNS: The Uttarakhand Police has sent back at least 8,000 tourists, who were heading to Nainital and Mussoorie over the weekend, in order to prevent overcrowding during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, according to media reports.