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Direct flights between Delhi and Kolkata to take off regularly instead of 3 days a week

Kolkata/IBNS: Direct flights between Delhi and Kolkata will take off regularly instead of three days a week, the West Bengal government announced on Monday relaxing the restrictions.

Global tourism professional body Skal International India launches new brand identity in jazzy Kolkata meet

Kolkata: On a crisp winter evening in a sprawling deck of Kolkata's Novotel hotel, an enlivened group of travel industry professionals was celebrating this early December.

Taj Chia Kutir Resort and Spa debuts in Darjeeling

Darjeeling: Indian Hotels Company’s (IHCL) iconic brand, Taj, on Monday announced the opening of Taj Chia Kutir Resort & Spa, Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal.

Etihad Airways launches global student offer

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Etihad Airways, the national carrier for the UAE, is making it easier for students to travel between university and home or to discover new horizons and cultures, with the launch of its Global Student offer.

Pompeii: From ashes and memories

Two thousand years ago, the volcanic eruption of the Vesuvius completely destroyed the thriving city of Pompeii, inhabitants included. With a recent discovery, newer facts are coming up and makes Ranjita Biswas remember her visit to the city of Italy frozen in memory

Maharashtra: Ajanta caves reopen after 9 months' closure owing to Covid

Aurangabad/UNI: The world-famous Ajanta Caves, which were closed for the past nine months due to the COVID-19, reopened from Wednesday.

Meghalaya to re-open for tourists ahead of Christmas

Shillong/UNI: Tourists can spend their Christmas festive season in any part of Meghalaya, as the ‘abode of clouds’ will re-open for visitors from outside the State from Dec 21.

Airlines can fly 80 per cent passengers of pre-Covid levels in domestic flights

New Delhi/UNI: Airlines in the country can board up to 80 per cent of their pre-Covid capacity on domestic flights-- from 70 per cent now-- in their domestic flights.

Taj brand owner IHCL and Ambuja Neotia Group add three more hotels to their partnership

Kolkata/IBNS: Indian Hotels Company, (IHCL), south Asia’s largest hospitality company, recently announced the signing of three Taj hotels – two in Kolkata, West Bengal and one in Patna, Bihar.

Memories of Tigre, Maradona's chosen home

As the news of Maradona’s death hit the headline and the world mourned, the name Tigre also came up. This is where he breathed his last. Ranjita Biswas remembers her trip to the Tigre island

Free transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial launched by American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld

New York/IBNS: With the COVID-19 pandemic refusing to die down, international air travel remains affected by restrictions such as mandatory quarantine.

Turkey registers 11.9 million tourist arrivals between Jan-Sept 2020 despite Covid

The Turkish Tourism Board in India revealed that between January & September this year, a total of 11.9 million International visitors arrived in Turkey. Turkey was amongst the first few countries to open its borders for tourism after  implementing stringent measures like Safe Tourism Certification to safeguard the health of tourists and those involved with touristic activities.

Chicago to host US premiere of Immersive Van Gogh in a new venue dedicated to immersive art

CHICAGO:  Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open on Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of the blockbuster art experience Immersive Van Gogh.

Essential Travel Advice for Seniors in 2020 and Beyond

As the end of the year approaches, many people are making travel plans to  reconnect with family members from around the globe. Unfortunately, COVID-19 still poses a major health and wellness threat for many individuals –– particularly seniors. Indeed, if you’re over 65, but thinking about traveling in the near future, you should take certain precautions to protect yourself and others. Here, we’ll outline five bits of essential travel advice that seniors can use now and well into the future. Trust us, you’ll  want to keep this list handy:

Travel Intent Survey by AirAsia India: Consumers more likely to fly this festive season for a holiday

New Delhi: AirAsia India on Friday announced the findings of its recently conducted study to identify the ‘Travel Intent’ among the Indian consumers.