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Monday, October 18, 2021

Barcelona hopes for return of mass tourism

October 18, 2021 9:40:28 pm

The consequences of months without tourists are painfully obvious across Barcelona: A number of stores have even gone out of business on one of the city's most important tourist streets

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Once-thriving Argentine spa draws tourists to ghostly ruins

October 18, 2021 5:00:13 pm

The spa town was started in 1921 to take advantage of the waters of Lake Epecuen, which has very high salinity and a high concentration of minerals that are used to treat rheumatological and skin conditions.


Bengal’s tourism industry eyes revival this Durga Puja

October 11, 2021 9:40:10 pm

According to industry sources, bookings for trips during Durga Puja are in full swing amid fears of a possible third wave of the pandemic

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Here’s everything you need to know about Portugal’s ‘Golden Visa’

October 11, 2021 4:40:50 pm

The visa allows you to live and work in Portugal, as well as visa-free travel across the entire Schengen Area comprising 26 European nations

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As international travel returns, confusion over vaccines reigns

October 10, 2021 11:20:54 am

Over the summer, many countries opened to international visitors following the successful rollout of vaccination programs, but fragmented rules about which vaccines will be accepted and what documentation is required, as well as a lack of compatibility between vaccine apps, have left travelers confused


Have you travelled to the world’s safest cities?

October 7, 2021 7:00:22 pm

The 2021 Safe Cities Index ranked 60 cities based on 76 safety indicators

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‘We saw the sun rise from under our feet’: Everest Twins Tashi and Nungshi Malik

October 7, 2021 12:30:23 pm

The Malik sisters are among the 400+ women from across the world who have taken on the 'Women Peak Challenge' in Switzerland, where they are representing India

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Tourist finds massive yellow diamond worth $20k at US park, gets to keep it

October 6, 2021 9:40:12 pm

"We really didn’t think we would find one, let alone something that big," the tourist said

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Where are Indians travelling to this festive season?

October 4, 2021 8:00:07 pm

From UAE, France and UK, to Goa, Manali and Darjeeling -- here are some top destinations

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Egypt forges new plan to restore Cairo’s historic heart

September 30, 2021 7:30:27 pm

The plan aims to revitalise and promote Cairo as a tourist attraction while the government prepares to move to a futuristic new capital in the desert

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Five things to consider while planning a productive work-from-hills

September 29, 2021 9:40:35 pm

Deciding on a location means thorough research: on good connectivity, nice neighbourhood, and a stable wifi connection

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Thailand cuts quarantine to 7 days ahead of November reopening

September 28, 2021 3:30:36 pm

The latest decisions by the virus panel, chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha, are part of its “living with Covid” strategy to restart the economy, while maintaining infections at a level that doesn’t overwhelm Thailand’s health-care system

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‘Worst thing I have ever seen’: Netizens react to prison-turned-luxury hotel

September 23, 2021 5:30:55 pm

Anna Seregina shared screenshots of Instagram posts related to luxury hotel Malmaison Oxford in England; netizens seemed unhappy

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China’s ‘ugliest buildings contest’ to identify country’s bizarre architecture

September 22, 2021 1:20:58 pm

The shortlist includes skyscrapers, museums, hotels and sports facilities, with "unusual shapes" and "tactless ornamentation" that may have contributed to China's reputation for bizarre architecture

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Universal Studios opens Beijing park under anti-virus curbs

September 21, 2021 8:30:22 pm

Visitors were required to wear masks and display a smartphone-based health code that shows whether they have been to regions deemed at high-risk of infection

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France’s Notre Dame cathedral secured at last. Next: rebuild

September 19, 2021 2:10:41 pm

Negotiations will now begin with companies bidding to take part in the mammoth reconstruction effort


No travel needed to wed in Utah

September 18, 2021 8:30:08 pm

Though travel restrictions have shifted and evolved since then, the United States currently bans entry to most travelers from China, Iran, Brazil, India, Britain, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa and much of Europe

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Egypt reopens ancient King Djoser’s southern tomb to tourists

September 16, 2021 1:00:31 pm

Egypt is keen to reinvigorate tourism following the coronavirus pandemic and has unveiled a series of new discoveries and a new museum in recent months

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Time Out reveals ‘best cities in the world’ in 2021; find out the top 10

September 10, 2021 4:00:34 pm

Factors for why the city made it to the top include its weather "that allows for outdoor dining year round", hundreds of parklets, "progressive politics", etc


Three Indian destinations in line for UNWTO’s ‘Best Tourism Village’; know about them here

September 9, 2021 3:00:25 pm

Kongthong in Meghalaya, Pochampally in Telangana, and Ladhpura Khas in Madhya Pradesh have made it to the list

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Who can stop Venice from sinking?

September 9, 2021 1:20:29 pm

In 2019, Venice experienced the worst flooding the city has seen in decades. The waters in Venice peaked at 1.87 meters that year, the second highest since official records began in 1923

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Fall travel trends: Have you heard of ‘trip stacking’? (You will)

September 8, 2021 10:30:00 pm

You may have more room on the plane, but your rental car may cost more

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Parts of Rajaji Tiger Reserve opened for round-the-year safari

September 6, 2021 7:30:51 pm

Tourists visiting Rajaji can now go on widlife safari from Satyanarayan Mandir to Kasro throughout the year, Chief Wildlife Warden J S Suhag said

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The return of the dream honeymoon

September 5, 2021 4:16:25 pm

After the pandemic forced a halt for many honeymoons, this summer has shown indications that they’re back — and bigger and splashier than ever before

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Bonding over bikes, cuisines and cocktails: How travelling fosters friendship between strangers

September 1, 2021 12:30:13 pm

While most people believe travelling to be something that is planned comfortably with family and friends, there is an entire gamut of travellers, who get their kick out of travelling solo, or in the company of total strangers