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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.

Singapore Airlines offers discounts to woo Indian families to holiday in Singapore this summer

With international travel having resumed from India and with summer holidays just round the corner, Singapore Airlines, in collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board, is offering a special family promotion on summer travel to Singapore.

Online registration for Chardham Yatra shoots up in Bengal: UTDB

Kolkata: With little more than a week to go for the commencement of Chardham Yatra, the number of online registrations has picked up in the state. Over a lakh registration have taken place so far for the period 3rd – 31st May.

Year-old Breeze Airways in USA will fly cross-country from Westchester to serve suburban travellers

Westchester: American startup airline Breeze Airways announced plans to add cross country flights from Westchester Airport to capture the suburban travel market.

Domaine de Grand Baie : Your go-to luxury service apartment in Mauritius

On an April evening this year when I checked into Domaine de Grand Baie with a group of friends, I was clueless where exactly I am and how far is the beach from where I am. 

Virginia in USA woos tourists with its gastronomic attractions

There are numerous restaurants in Virginia that offer outside patios and rooftop eateries, allowing people to take in the great outdoors while they dine. But we’ve pulled together a short list of al fresco offerings that take dining to the next level, presenting more of a feasting experience, than just a great way to grab a meal.

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.

‘Explore Gurez’ adventure trip aims to boost Jammu and Kashmir tourism

Srinagar: ‘Explore Gurez’ influencers meet organised by Indian Army in collaboration with J&K Tourism, district administration Bandipora was launched in Gurez Valley.