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(9 days ago) About 46% Indians plan to travel in October-December: Survey. According to LocalCircles' survey, when the responses given by citizens were aggregated on the basis of type of travel, it was found out that 34 per cent plan to 'visit family and friends', 28 per cent to visit a 'holiday destination', and 23 per cent 'other kinds of travel'.

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(5 days ago) The online travel company notes that there has been a marked pick up in bookings, not just for the upcoming long Dussehra weekend but also for the nex.. 91% of Indian travellers remain eager to travel for leisure and business purposes: Collinson survey

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Visas & Passports, Latest Visas & Passports News, Travel

(8 days ago) Henley’s Index ranks world’s most powerful passports; Japan & Singapore grab top spot, India positioned 90th with visa-free travel to 58 nations. The latest results and research from the Henley Passport Index show how barriers to entry over the past 18 months of the pandemic have resulted in a widest global mobility gap. ETTravelWorld.

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US lifts all restrictions for incoming foreign nationals

(2 days ago) The US will lift all travel restrictions for incoming non-citizen, non-immigrant travellers from November 8, with only limited exceptions, and they will be required to be fully vaccinated and produce proof of their Covid-19 vaccination prior to boarding a flight to the country, the White House announced on Monday. The updated travel guidelines also include new protocols around testing.

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End wildly inconsistent Covid-19 travel restrictions that

(9 days ago) The association urged governments to implement simplified regimes to manage the risks of pandemic as borders reopen to international travel. “Travel restrictions bought governments time to respond in the early days of the pandemic. Nearly two years later, that rationale no longer exists. Covid-19 is present in all parts of the world.

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US to lift Canada, Mexico land border restrictions in

(9 days ago) Canada on August 9 began allowing fully vaccinated US visitors for non-essential travel. Great relief Once the US curbs are lifted, non-essential foreign visitors crossing US land borders, such as tourists, will be able to visit if they are vaccinated. In early January, the United States will require essential visitors, like truck drivers or

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ITB Asia 2021 Virtual opens today, Travel News, ET TravelWorld

(2 days ago) ITB Asia 2021 Virtual opens today. In a move to signify the travel industry in Asia gradually opening and braving new realities in leisure, MICE and corporate travel, ITB Asia 2021 opened virtually today. In the course of the next few days, more than 3,200 travel products will be showcased to international attendees.

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england: Cheaper Covid-19 tests in place for vaccinated

(2 days ago) Fully vaccinated travellers returning to England from countries not on the travel ban red list can use a Covid-19 negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) instead of the more expensive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, under the new rules effective from Sunday, which could boost the country's tourism sector. Other parts of the UK – Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – are also expected to

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Outbound, Latest Outbound News, Travel News

(1 days ago) Travel service providers see strong uptick for travel to the UK after restrictions ease. According to ixigo, average one-way fares between September 21 and October 15 for routes such as Bengaluru-London and Hyderabad-London went up 22 per cent and 28 per cent respectively.

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Share of tour, travel & hospitality industry is

(1 days ago) Share of tour, travel & hospitality industry is continuously increasing in India's fast-growing economy: PM Modi. Speaking on tourism in Goa, PM Narendra Modi said that movement of both domestic and foreign tourists to the state is, definitely, going to …

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Travel Agents, Latest Travel Agents News, Travel News

(2 days ago) The online travel company notes that there has been a marked pick up in bookings, not just for the upcoming long Dussehra weekend but also for the next month. Bookings to and from Kolkata, Himachal, UP, Karnataka, Delhi and Gujarat have witnessed a rise between 50-70 per cent for the Dussehra weekend. ETTravelWorld.

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Lufthansa CEO sees business travel recovering faster than

(6 days ago) Lufthansa CEO sees business travel recovering faster than thought. Business air travel is recovering faster than expected and should remain solid through the winter, the Chief Executive of Germany's Lufthansa said in remarks published on Monday. Meanwhile private travel is seeing an "extension of the summer season" as people catch up on flights

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Ministry, Latest Ministry News, Travel News

(7 days ago) Travel and tourism industry hopes the long wait for int’l travel to end soon. The government is preparing for the graded opening of the international border for international charter flights from October 15 and regular commercial flights from mid-November.

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Hospitality, Latest Hospitality News, Travel News

(Just Now) Stressed tourism, hospitality sector causes 5.7% rise in MSME bad loans: SLBC. According to the latest report by State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC), the non-performing assets for the MSMEs surged by 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2021-22 at INR 10,640 crore from INR 10,064 crore in the corresponding quarter. TNN.

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How IBM has been providing tailor-made solutions and

(1 days ago) The travel, transportation, and tourism industry is a crucial contributor and essential indicator of the economic health of the nations.As a result, the industry has been among the early adopters of technologies like Hybrid Cloud, AI, Security, IoT, Blockchain, and more.With the pandemic, the industry transformed itself with newer innovations to restore traveller trust and increase operational

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Aviation, Latest Aviation News, Travel News

(7 days ago) Sri Lanka to restart ETA service for travellers at airport. The issuance of on-arrival Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) would facilitate tourists who were unable to obtain an online ETA due to time constraints in arranging their journey to Sri Lanka. ETTravelWorld.

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Events, Latest Events News, Travel News

(5 days ago) 72% believe India will develop infrastructure to support green travel, reveals Dubai Expo 2020 survey. According to this year’s global survey by Expo 2020 Dubai, 88 per cent of Indian respondents are of the opinion that nations should work closer together to solve global challenges such as a …

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International, Latest International News, Travel News

(4 days ago) Major South Korean travel agencies expected to recover from pandemic fallout. The positive outlook for local tour agencies comes amid growing demand for overseas trips on the back of fast-rising Coronavirus vaccination rates and Seoul's "travel bubble" pacts with other countries.

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Inbound, Latest Inbound News, Travel News

(Just Now) The travel and tourism industry, which was expecting an upward revision from the assured 7 per cent rate of incentive, was taken aback with the 2 per cent reduction in admissible rate. ETTravelWorld India has all the ingredients to make tourism an enormous engine for growth: Dipak Deva

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Canada lifts advisory against non-essential int'l travel

(6 days ago) The advisories, put back in place on Thursday, can be seen on the government's Travel Advice and Advisory website. However, a blanket advisory against all cruise travel remains in place. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the government advised all Canadians, regardless of vaccination status, to avoid non-essential international travel.

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maldives: Maldives records over 100,000 tourist arrivals

(Just Now) Maldives records over 100,000 tourist arrivals in October. Over 100,000 tourists have visited the Maldives in the month of October, the state-owned PSM News citing data from the Ministry of Tourism said on Tuesday. Ministry data showed that 102,434 tourists visited the Maldives from October 1 to 24, a 599 per cent increase from the same period

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Singapore travel India: Singapore removes India, 5 other

(4 days ago) Singapore removes India, 5 other South Asian nations from travel restriction list. As per Singapore Health Ministry, travellers from these countries will be subject to Category IV border measures. They will still be required to serve their 10-day stay-home notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities. PTI; October 23, 2021, 18:21 IST

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Tourism industry needs a GST holiday, Travel News, ET

(3 days ago) Vivek Agarwal: The travel and tourism industry is undoubtedly the worst hit in these times of crisis. Initial conservative estimates for India point towards a revenue loss of about USD 22 billion globally. Domestically, current industry estimates put the losses i excess of USD 5 Billion. However, we believe that the figures initially brought

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central railway: Railways to operate Mumbai local train

(2 days ago) Central Railway and Western Railway will run suburban services in Mumbai at the 100 per cent capacity of the pre-pandemic level from October 28, but the existing travel restrictions for the general public will remain unchanged, as per an official release. This decision was taken considering the increased flow of commuters, an official said on Monday

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Kushinagar airport: Kushinagar airport is a remarkable

(3 days ago) The Travel Agents Association of India has extend its profound and sincere gratitude to the Government of India, Uttar Pradesh Government and Airports Authority of India (AAI) for commencing operations at the newly-built Kushinagar International airport.The association in a statement said that India has a huge opportunity and as infrastructure connectivity progresses there will be no looking

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Technology, Latest Technology News, Travel News

(9 days ago) Travel Insights with Google: Helping the industry understand demand. Allowing travel stakeholders to make the most of pent-up demand and providing them with insights into where demand is coming from, Google’s Travel Insights is built around three tools – Destination Insights, Hotel Insights and Travel

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UK lifts travel advisory against all but essential travel

(8 days ago) The UK government's travel advisory warning against "all but essential travel" on public health grounds was updated on Wednesday to lift Covid-19 related restrictions for 32 countries, including Bangladesh and Malaysia. India was not among the countries covered by this complete travel ban, which impacts travellers' ability to access travel insurance.

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Indonesian Prez calls for ASEAN travel corridor to bolster

(1 days ago) Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, has urged Southeast Asian countries to speed up plans to create a regional travel corridor to help revive tourism and speed up a recovery from the economic damage of the pandemic. Citing UN and World Trade Organization data, Widodo said Monday that the level of restrictions in Southeast Asia was the highest in the world.

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(8 days ago) Medallin Sports appointed as an Official Travel Agent for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. Medallin Sports, one of India's leading sports experiential and travel company, has been appointed as an Official Travel Agent in India for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2021.

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Canada government, provinces agree Covid-19 vaccine travel

(4 days ago) Canada government, provinces agree Covid-19 vaccine travel passport - officials. From October 30, people wishing to travel domestically by plane, train or ship would have to show proof of full vaccination. Reuters; October 22, 2021, 12:00 IST

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New Delhi named one of the best capital cities in the

(Just Now) In a study conducted by travel experts at luggage storage firm Bounce, India’s national capital New Delhi has been named as the third best capital city for tourists to visit on a holiday. The research analysed 69 developed capital cities around the globe, based on factors such as the average cost of a hotel & transport, number of attractions & restaurants, and average temperatures & rainfall

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About 46% Indians plan to travel in October-December

(9 days ago) About 46% Indians plan to travel in October-December: Survey. According to LocalCircles' survey, when the responses given by citizens were aggregated on the basis of type of travel, it was found out that 34 per cent plan to 'visit family and friends', 28 per cent to visit a 'holiday destination', and 23 per cent 'other kinds of travel'. PTI

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Corporate, Latest Corporate News, Travel News

(6 days ago) Travel stocks are buzzing in today's market. Here's why. On Monday, shares of Asian Hotels (North) and Royal Orchid Hotels rallied 20 per cent each to INR 99.9 and INR 98.40, respectively. EIH Associated Hotels and Advani Hotels and Resorts gained 16 per cent each to INR 385.55 and INR 84.50, respectively. ETTravelWorld.

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The Decade Ahead: Braving New Realities in Travel

(5 days ago) The Decade Ahead: Braving New Realities in Travel - ITB Asia announces theme for virtual conference. Scheduled to take place from October 25-29 2021, ITB Asia Virtual Conference 2021 will feature experts sharing their insights and discussing strategies on issues to remove barriers to travel, accelerate international recovery and make the travel, tourism and MICE industries more inclusive …

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UK travel: India withdraws Covid travel restrictions for

(8 days ago) India withdraws Covid travel restrictions for UK nationals. This move by the Indian government closely follows the British government's decision to discontinue mandatory testing and quarantine norms for Indian travellers vaccinated with Covishield. UK nationals coming in to India can now heave a sigh of relief as the Indian government has

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KTM Society to take active involvement in policy matters

(6 days ago) Baby Mathew Somatheeram who has been reelected unopposed as the President of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) Society, has said that his priority is to transform KTM from a mere travel mart organising body to a strong lobbying force for favourable government policies to help the tourism sector grow to its fullest potential in the state. Mathew said that the decision to move the High Court during

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Emirates rolls out new flexible re-booking policy, extends

(4 days ago) For travellers whose travel plans have been affected by Covid-19, Emirates has introduced a new flexible re-booking policy through which passengers can extend the validity of their unused tickets up to 36 months. The airline has updated its Covid-19 travel waiver policy for all tickets issued on or after October 12, 2021 with a travel date on or before May 31, 2022.

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Travel will come back much stronger: Puneet Chhatwal

(1 days ago) Travel will come back much stronger: Puneet Chhatwal. Indian Hotels Company Ltd MD and CEO Puneet Chhatwal feels that global leaders must do everything to ensure that the right process and procedure are in place, so that travel can be started seamlessly. PTI; July 01, 2021, 18:58 IST

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Corporate travel News

(4 days ago) Will we now see travel passes for less frequent, but definite business trips? In an exclusive interaction with ETTravelWorld, Kaushal Satam, SVP, Airline Partnerships, Product, Loyalty & Operations at InterMiles, talks about the slow return of corporate travel and how this shift may make way for new products and create partnership opportunities between hotels and airlines to sell ‘travel

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Research, Latest Research News, Travel News

(8 days ago) About 46% Indians plan to travel in October-December: Survey. According to LocalCircles' survey, when the responses given by citizens were aggregated on the basis of type of travel, it was found out that 34 per cent plan to 'visit family and friends', 28 per cent to visit a 'holiday destination', and 23 per cent 'other kinds of travel'. PTI.

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phuket sandbox: All that Indians need to know about

(5 days ago) Fully-vaccinated Indian nationals are now eligible to travel to Thailand through the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus programmes. A notification issued by the Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi, states that the embassy will now start issuing all types of visas and COE for permitted non-Thai nationals, except for medical treatment. However, there are some requirements like visa application and COE

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Bulgaria makes Covid 'health pass' obligatory for leisure

(Just Now) Bulgaria is the EU's least vaccinated country and has had the highest mortality rate in the bloc in the past two weeks. Only 25 per cent of Bulgaria's seven million people have had at least one Covid shot, well below the EU average of nearly 80 per cent. On Tuesday, it reported 4,979 new Coronavirus cases, the highest daily tally since late March, and 214 deaths in the past 24 hours.

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