December 01, 2021 02:39 (IST)
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Mamata Banerjee meets Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, Sanjay Raut in Mumbai | 7-day institutional quarantine for international travellers from 'at-risk' nations in Maharashtra | India summons Pakistan official over model's photoshoot at Kartarpur Sahib | Mumbai to be hit by heavy rains tomorrow, cyclonic storm in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh: IMD | No Mamata-Uddhav meeting in Mumbai owing to Maharashtra CM's health condition

SriLankan Airlines continues to consolidate operations to pre-COVID-19 levels with India

New Delhi: SriLankan Airlines has assured Indian travellers that the airline is committed to increase the flights to destinations that were temporarily halted due to the pandemic, restore operations to pre-COVID-19 levels, and offer Indian travelers a wide range of  connections to Sri Lanka.

Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion this year

New York: The coronavirus pandemic will likely cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said Monday, calling the sector's recovery "fragile" and "slow."

US, Australia ban entry to travellers from South Africa amid Covid-19 variant 'Omicron' scare

Washington/UNI: The United States and  Australia have issued official orders restricting travel from South Africa amid the growing concerns of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant.

Thar Unplugged: India's first desert botanical resort near Jodhpur beckons tourists

The golden beauty of Thar desert in Rajasthan is well known. So are the tourist magnets like India's blue city Jodhpur and golden city Jaisalmer.

New Zealand to reopen to vaccinated visitors from next year

Wellington/IBNS: New Zealand has announced its plans to reopen borders, which have been closed for more than a year and a half due to Covid-19 outbreak, to fully vaccinated visitors from April next year.

AirAsia India resumes inflight food & beverage service on all routes

Mumbai: AirAsia India is resuming inflight food and beverage service across all its routes as of Friday in line with  relaxations in the Covid19 regulatory guidelines issued by the government on Nov 16, which had earlier restricted meal service on flights less than 2 hours.

This weekend check out Bandel, your budget getaway from Kolkata

It’s that time of the year that witnesses a surge in picnics, outings and short trips in this part of the country, mostly due to the weather- which gets progressively better for outdoor activities- and partly because the year is about to end, heralding a fresh start.

No quarantine in Turkey for 13-18 aged Indian travellers with negative PCR test

After the acceptance of Covaxin, post the nod of the Indian vaccine from WHO, Turkey now curbs the mandatory quarantine for travellers between the age of 13 to 18 years of age.

Fully vaccinated Indians will be allowed to enter Singapore without quarantine

Singapore/IBNS: Singapore has announced to allow fully-vaccinated Indians to the country without quarantine.

Jammu and Kashmir: Zoogu-Khairan tourist village inaugurated 

Budgam: A tourist village in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam, named ‘Zoogu-Khairan’, was inaugurated on Saturday, media reports said.

Places to savor indigenous cuisine in USA

Today, Native American food is slowly becoming more popular in the U.S. Restaurants are turning to the past for inspiration, and many chefs are reviving dishes that are truly native to their regions.The recent culinary movement is digging deeper, creating the ultimate expression of local, seasonal food by emphasizing indigenous ingredients.

Sydney Opera House glows gold for Diwali

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House shimmered in gold recently to mark the Diwali festival, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains around the world.

ITC Hotels launch Welcomhotel Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar/IBNS: ITC Hotels on Monday announced the opening of 'Welcomhotel Bhubaneshwar', the first LEED Platinum Certified Hotel in Odisha.

IndiGo launches 6 new flights from Kanpur

Kanpur/UNI: The IndiGo airline Monday started six new flights between Kanpur and Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.

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.