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Go solo, woman, see the world

Today more and more Indian women are choosing to undertake journeys travelling solo, ignoring the incredulous question, ‘Are you travelling alone?’ Debayani Bose gives a lowdown on this new trend 

Discover the splendour of the 15th century Khimsar Fort in Rajasthan

The splendour and magnificent architecture of the palaces of Rajasthan never cease to amuse me. And so, my quest for rare Rajasthani forts recently led me on one such journey to the small village of Khimsar, which is around five hours from Jaipur and three hours from Bikaner. The town is well-known for holding the Nagaur cattle trading Festival, Khimsar fort, Jain Temples, and Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary.

Japan finally decides to end restrictions on foreign tourists

Tokyo/IBNS: Japan will open its doors to foreign tourists, after more than two years of closed borders owing to the Covid pandemic.

Bahrain woos Indians, its tourism body holds roadshows for Indian travel agents

Mumbai/IBNS: Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) conducted a first four-city roadshow in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi from Sept. 16 to 12 to forge connections with Indian travel agents.

Pondicherry: A Weekend to Remember

Rich in history and culture, Pondicherry is not just another beach destination or weekend getaway. A rendezvous with the French town will tell you a story of a town and its people who not only embraced the French culture but have been nurturing and preserving  its French-style houses, and bright-colored cafes. A resident of Bangalore, Debayani Bose spends a weekend at the beautiful town ahead of Independence Day and shares a glimpse of her traversing through the 'Paris of the East'.

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.

Independence Day: OYO announces stays at slashed prices

New Delhi: Indian Hospitality enterprise OYO on Monday announced reduced prices on stays with tariffs which now begin at Rs 399 for the period between Aug. 8 and Aug. 21.

Our executive chef is Indian as well: Sherene Allaman, Sun International, on why South Africa is an Indian favourite

With international tourism gearing up after the nearly two-year-long pandemic induced hiatus, one of Indians' favourite destinations, South Africa, is wooing back the tourists from this part of the world. The hotel industry in South Africa is upbeat once again. Sherene Allaman, Vice President—International Sales and Marketing, Sun International, speaks to IBNS-NITN editor Sujoy Dhar on why their property should be on the bucket list of travellers with different budgets

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

Thomas Cook-SOTC offer Indian travellers special packages to overcome visa challenges

Mumbai/IBNS: Despite the pent up demand for travel, the late reopening of India’s skies has led to considerable problems in the visa process for several mid and long haul destinations, according to sources in the Indian travel industry.

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.

Small Town, Big Story: Journey through America’s hidden wonders

The United States is home to hundreds of small towns throughout the country, bursting with individual personality and deep-rooted traditions. To help celebrate the local characters who bring these towns to life, Atlas Obscura co-founder and creative director, Dylan Thuras, journeys across America to discover some of the country’s hidden wonders in newly launched GoUSA TV original series Small Town, Big Story.

Qatar publishes updated COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy, India in exceptional red list

Doha/NITN: India ranks among the ‘exceptional red countries’ according to the updated COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy posted by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health.

Entry into Austria from ‘virus variant states’

Entry into Austria from ‘virus variant states’, including India, is currently highly restricted, with only a few exceptions.

How do I prepare for a trip to South Africa?

If you are planning for a trip to South Africa, you might be aware that this place is home to 11 national languages, 6 distinct ecosystems, and 3 capitals. It also boasts the richest field of gold in the entire world and has relations of race that always take the attention of the news channels. Moreover, this country is host to zebras, giraffes, leopards, and even lions that roam around freely. However, South Africa visa renewal is not the only requirement. Prior to visiting this place, you must take into consideration several preparatory tips other than that this article will provide you with.