October 26, 2020 07:12 (IST)
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Indians top chart of 1.77 lakh tourists visiting Nepal in first eight months of 2020

Kathmandu: As many as 1,77,675 foreign tourists visited Nepal in the first eight months of 2020 and a significant number of them were from India, as per data released by country's Department of Immigration (DOI).

Ecuador issues first electronic passport

Quito/Xinhua: Ecuador issued its first electronic passport as part of a modernization drive of the country's identification systems, based on the technical recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Bangladesh eases air travel restrictions on domestic flights

Dhaka/Xinhua: Bangladesh eased from Sunday air travel restrictions on domestic flights as the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has issued updated guidelines.

IndiGo operated 50,000 flights during COVID-19 lockdown

Mumbai/UNI: IndiGo airlines, marked the completion of 50,000 flights since the lockdown began in March on Saturday, the company said in a statement.

SpiceJet repatriates 160 Indian nationals from Philippines

Gurugram/IBNS: India's private airline SpiceJet has operated its maiden repatriation flight from the Philippines under the Vande Bharat Mission.

SpiceJet introduces zero cancellation service for passengers

Gurugram/IBNS: India's private airline SpiceJet is allowing its passengers to cancel tickets and claim full reimbursement of the cancellation charges without any hassle.

Etihad Airways keeps guests protected with global COVID-19 insurance

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is introducing COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover as part of Etihad Wellness, the airlines new health and hygiene programme.

IndiGo commences flights between Male and Kochi under Air Bubble

Kochi/IBNS: India's private airline IndiGo commenced two weekly flights between India and Maldives under air bubble from Friday.

A trip down memory lane to Freddie Mercury's life in Switzerland's Montreux on his 74th birthday

Farrokh Bulsara, known to his fans as Freddie Mercury- lead vocalist of the rock band Queen is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of all time. On 5th September 2020, what would have been his 74th birthday, we take a trip down memory lane to the rock-star’s life in Switzerland!

Air India actively considering reintroduction of Kolkata-London-Kolkata direct flights

Kolkata/UNI: Air India, the Asian country's national airline, is actively considering reintroduction of its Kolkata-London-Kolkata direct flight soon after getting nod from the Aviation Ministry and Airport Authority of India (AAI) and clearance of other technicalities.

Zimbabwe to reopen airports as COVID-19 pandemic eases

Harare/Xinhua: The Zimbabwe government has begun preparing for a gradual resumption of domestic flights, as daily COVID-19 cases have been on a decline over the past few weeks.

IndiGo marks 100 days of flying by enabling blood plasma transport in CarGo

New Delhi/IBNS: IndiGo, in its bid to support the country in its fight against the pandemic, created the first-ever blood plasma corridor to save the life of a patient suffering from COVID-19. The plasma units were transported on IndiGo CarGo from Bengaluru to Srinagar via connecting flights.

Marriott International staycation offers in India: Valid till Dec 31 for bookings by Oct 30

Kolkata/IBNS: If you are still wondering if it is okay to go on a holiday in the new normal phase, how about checking out a staycation offer from Marriott International as a confidence building measure?

DGCA extends ban on international flights till Sept 30

New Delhi/UNI: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday extended the ban on international flights, barring exceptions mentioned by the government, till September 30.

Have an innovative idea to help re-start tourism? Check out the UNWTO challenges

Madrid: Are you a startup, an individual, or an entrepreneur, who believe that your disruptive ideas or projects are likely to help the pandemic afflicted tourism and hospitality sectors to fight back in the new normal phase?