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Sea, sand, sugar and history: A 7-day trail of Mauritius' symphony of nature and Indian heredity

‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius’- Mark Twain. 

Sentosa Island in Singapore woos Indian tourists with more attractions on golden jubilee year

With Indians constituting nearly 30 percent of tourists to Sentosa in Singapore, this island resort off Singapore’s southern coast is wooing tourists with more attractions on its golden jubilee year.

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.

Global action needed to streamline pandemic travel measures

New York: Countries must find consensus on clear, equitable and streamlined pandemic travel measures, the heads of two organizations working to improve migration said on Friday during on event on the sidelines of the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) at UN Headquarters in New York.

Grounded for 3 years, Jet Airways to resume commercial flight operations

New Delhi/IBNS: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has granted license to Jet Airways, grounded for three years, to resume commercial flights.

Indian hotel rooms aggregator OYO announces a free stay after 5 night stays

New Delhi: Hospitality technology platform OYO  has announced that its customers will be eligible for a free stay after every 5 night stays in an initiative to boost travel in post-pandemic India.

We know what you can do this summer in US

The United States of America is now welcoming international visitors to experience and discover the country’s natural wonders, vibrant cities and towns, iconic landmarks and diverse culture. From epic road trips along Route 66 to hiking spectacular trails at some of the USA’s top national parks, there’s an endless array of experiences to enjoy while keeping social distancing and safety guidelines in focus.

Visa applications from India double in Jan-Mar 2022 compared to same period last year, says VFS Global

Kolkata/IBNS: Visa facilitator VFS Global said visa applications doubled in the first quarter of calendar year 2022 compared to the corresponding period last year yet the volume is nowhere close to the pre-pandemic level.

Germany: Lufthansa apologizes for not letting orthodox Jews to board

Berlin/UNI: German airline Lufthansa has apologized after a large number of Jewish passengers travelling from New York to Hungary earlier this month were denied boarding on a connecting flight in Germany because they were Jewish, media reports said.

European Union removes mask requirement for air travel

Cologne/IBNS: International travellers visiting the European Union (EU) next week onwards will not be required to wear masks at airports or on aircraft, EU authorities informed Wednesday.

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.

Immerse in the cultural heritage of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighbourhood

Every neighbourhood of San Francisco is rich in its culture. Yerba Buena is one of them. Apart from the incredible world-class hotels, renowned museums, outstanding dining options, and nightlife, the area has preserved a unique identity making it the perfect locality to experience San Francisco in its cultural best.  

Aapravasi Ghat: Witness to the Great Indian Migration to Mauritius

The largest human migration in history occurred between 1834 and 1923 when the British in its experimental bid to abolish slavery brought mostly Indians as indentured labourers to work in the sugarcane estates of Mauritius. Sujoy Dhar visits the historic Aapravasi Ghat, an immigration depot in capital Port Louis, to retrace the footprints of some half a million people who landed there over nearly a century in quest for a better future

Veranda Tamarin: Boho-chic budget beach escape in Mauritius

It was on the day I was checking out that I learnt that Veranda Tamarin is a surf hotel with a surf school since this uber cool boutique property is on the only beach in Mauritius where you can surf in the absence of coral reefs under the water.  I would spot the surfers on the beach silhouetted against the twilight sky walking back to their retreats with their surfboards.  

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.