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| 09 August, 2020, 01:28 AM IST | E-Paper


    Tourist spots come back to life as the young hit the road

    ​​Travel and tourism have been devastated by the disease and the lockdown that ensued and while much of the industry is still dormant, this trend makes for a few positive signals.

    80% work completed on Development of​ Ayodhya project: Ministry of Tourism

    The Swadesh Darshan Scheme is aimed at the integrated development of theme based tourist circuits and the ministry said it is developing tourism these infrastructure in the circuits.

    Nepal to reopen its mountains including Mt Everest to climbers amid coronavirus threat

    Nepal will reopen its Himalayan mountains including Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, officials said on Thursday, to boost the tourism-dependent economy despite rising coronavirus infections.

    India needs to make working credit available for tourism industry: UNWTO Director

    Suman Billa, director at World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), said India had issued safety and hygiene guidelines for reopening the sectors and the UNWTO has supported the Indian government by reviewing the guidelines in line with international best practices.

    FAITH revises upwards loss guidance for Indian tourism industry to Rs 15 lakh crore

    FAITH’s first guidance which was calculated and was shared with the government in March 2020 had put tourism’s economic value at risk at Rs 5 lakh crore from the Covid pandemic.

    TFS leads the way by Intelligent Automation

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world in many unexpected ways. Travel and tourism used to be a flourishing space, with several cities and countries rel...

    Nearly 32% of Indians willing to travel after 2020, 36% after 3 months: Zostel’s Travel Survey 2020

    According to the survey, 54.8% travellers are willing to travel solo, 23.2% want to travel in a group and 21.9% want to travel as couples. Mountains are the most preferred travel destination for 70.1% of respondents followed by 23.9% for beaches and 5.2% for cities.

    MakeMyTrip begins restoring salaries of employees three months after pay cuts

    The company’s domestic flight booking volumes are currently at 15-20% of pre-Covid-19 levels and hotel bookings are at 10-12%. There has also been a gradual improvement in bus bookings, Magow said. launches new tools to navigate pandemic measures, search experience updates

    The company said it has also updated its search experience with additional filter options that deliver results tied to what research shows customers want at this time, including drive time or distance from their home, trip themes such as beach or nature, and cleanliness scores.

    Thomas Cook India launches initiative to tap demand for mini vacations in Europe

    Travel services firm Thomas Cook India on Wednesday said it has launched an initiative - 'City Escapes' to tap the growing demand for very short vacations.

    Change in European tourist's travel patterns will badly hit festive and winter business in eastern Himalayan region

    As estimated, with an average spending of around 250 USD a day per head, nearly 50,000 foreign tourists form the lion's share of the total rupee volume business of this region worth around Rs 6 crore a day during peak seasons. "Europe is the largest contributor to the head count of foreign tourists and business volume in this region," said a travel Consultant.

    Hilton launches new offer for extended stays

    Hilton launches new offer for extended stays

    The company said travelers will have another opportunity to avail the Hilton Dream Away offer when the booking window reopens on August 7 2020 (limited duration) for stays until March 31, 2021.

    Goibibo launches inter-city cab e-pass assistance service

    Goibibo launches inter-city cab e-pass assistance service

    The company said the Goibibo app provides riders with vehicle and driver-partner information – a prerequisite for applying for a travel e-pass within a few hours of the booking.

    Travel service providers lay off more people as industry sees no signs of immediate recovery

    Travel service providers lay off more people as industry sees no signs of immediate recovery

    Thomas Cook has laid off about 1,000 people so far while travel portal Yatra, post the termination of its pending merger agreement with Ebix earlier this month, has laid off about 400 people besides putting 600 employees on leave without pay, people familiar with the developments said.

    redBus resumes intra-state bookings on private bus operators in West Bengal

    redBus resumes intra-state bookings on private bus operators in West Bengal

    The resumption of intra-state bus travel will effectively end the long and anxious wait for thousands of travellers who were looking to travel during the past few months amidst the lockdown, said a press statement issued by the company.

    Turning the tourism industry around is key to economic revival

    Turning the tourism industry around is key to economic revival

    Tourism is one of the hardest-hit sectors due to the Covid-19 pandemic across the globe. As countries, including India, went under a lock down to prevent the virus spreading, the tourism industry suffered a body blow. Its recovery is key for the economic revival as the sector is one of the major employment generators and has a multiplier effect on the economy.

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