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The cruise industry stages a comeback

July 31, 2021 7:00:09 pm

The industry faces a long road back to normal

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Visiting Vythiri: Here’s how to plan a trip to this 100 per cent vaccinated tourism destination

July 30, 2021 4:30:54 pm

Vythiri is a stunning town, famous for its beautiful forests, spice plantations, and the diverse traditions of tribal communities

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More a molehill: Visitors slam London’s new tourist ‘mound’

July 29, 2021 2:30:10 pm

Designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, the mound is a 25-meter (80-foot) hill made from turf-covered scaffolding that claims to offer panoramic views of Hyde Park, Oxford Street and the surrounding area

Help! I’m traveling to Europe. All the requirements are a dizzying mess.

July 28, 2021 10:30:23 pm

Once upon a time, the requirements for international travel weren’t all that complicated: always a passport, sometimes a visa.

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Dholavira now a UNESCO Heritage site: Here’s everything to know if you are planning to visit

July 27, 2021 6:20:55 pm

A UNESCO press release describes the place as an "ancient city", which is "one of the most remarkable and well-preserved urban settlements in South Asia"

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Greek tourism faces tense ‘summer of patience’

July 27, 2021 11:00:35 am

Then the island was downgraded to "orange" on Greece's COVID-19 map - one level before curfews and other tough restrictions become mandatory - and bookings sunk to around 50 a day

UK’s summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID

July 25, 2021 8:00:20 pm

The British government, which has been operating a traffic-light system for overseas travel, recently tweaked its rules to make it simpler for fully-vaccinated individuals and their families to travel.

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Spanish holiday rental bookings in August exceed pre-pandemic levels

July 23, 2021 3:30:13 pm

Spain's tourism industry was devastated by the travel restrictions imposed last year to curb the pandemic

See the world, in Canada

July 21, 2021 10:30:26 pm

“There are so many parts of Canada that feel like you’ve traveled halfway around the world and are in a foreign destination,” said Laurie Keith, a travel adviser

Cyprus showcases ancient undersea harbor to draw tourists

July 19, 2021 3:30:26 pm

The Covid-19 pandemic has slashed tourism arrivals for an island that relies much on that revenue, so Cyprus authorities are taking a fresh look at what the island has to offer visitors, to re-ignite interest among those who do opt to travel

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Couple mark Eiffel Tower re-opening with marriage proposal

July 17, 2021 10:30:55 pm

People queue for tickets as Paris' Eiffel Tower reopens its doors to tourists

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Eiffel Tower reopens; COVID passes required as of next week

July 17, 2021 9:50:39 am

Smiles were broad and emotions palpable as the first masked visitors mounted the elevators heading to the top of the Paris monument

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Visiting Maldives again: Remember these Covid guidelines before planning a trip

July 16, 2021 1:20:34 pm

All tourists -- including those who have received both the doses of their Covid vaccine -- must produce a negative RT-PCR test report

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Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise ride to reopen, but without its racially insensitive depictions

July 13, 2021 8:50:41 pm

As stated on the Disney Parks website, the new ride would "reflect and value the diversity of the world around us"

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Italy offers tourists a chance to relocate to villages and even get paid for it

July 13, 2021 3:50:15 pm

The offer is essentially aimed at luring millennials who are eager to work and have a change of scene

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World Population Day: Five countries with the highest population growth rate

July 11, 2021 8:05:19 pm

From Syria to Uganda, take a look at these five countries with the fastest growing population rate

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Seven sustainable habits which will make you a more conscious traveller

July 7, 2021 4:40:59 pm

From choosing sustainable accommodations to saying no to plastic and being mindful -- here are some things to consider

Mired in crises, Lebanon hopes summer arrivals bring relief

July 5, 2021 10:30:45 pm

The dual shocks of the pandemic and a devastating financial crisis have gutted the hospitality sector of this Mediterranean nation, known for its beaches, mountain resorts and good food

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‘Revenge travel’: Because home is not where the heart is after months of lockdown

July 5, 2021 5:00:07 pm

Taking revenge as it were for the months of anxiety, of working from home, doing or conducting classes online and unable to meet even close relatives, people have masked up, got their jabs and wasted no time in heading outdoors

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International Bikini Day: Get a perfect tan in these lesser-explored beaches of India

July 5, 2021 2:30:46 pm

Bookmark these pristine, sun-kissed beaches for your future holidays, when you would want to flaunt your bikini and spend a relaxed time here

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It’s lonely at the Top of Europe

July 4, 2021 11:15:13 am

Switzerland's tourist industry is bracing for another tough year as Swiss and European travellers are not expected to fully make up for the absence of Asian tourists kept at home by COVID-related restrictions.


Overseas tourists roam free on Thai island of Phuket without quarantine

July 3, 2021 7:07:39 pm

Thailand launched a special programme for vaccinated visitors to the island which allowed them to roam freely

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Thailand ready to tackle outbreak from reopening, minister says

June 30, 2021 1:00:44 pm

Phuket, Thailand’s most popular tourist destination, will start receiving visitors with proofs of vaccination from Thursday as the tourism-dependent Southeast Asian nation takes the biggest step yet to revive the industry.

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Glass half full for Cannes hotels as festival guests return after 2020 washout

June 29, 2021 10:30:10 pm

This year's event runs from July 6-17 and, with France's coronavirus curfew lifted last week, visitors should -- albeit under strict social distancing and infection control norms -- be able to mingle round the clock

Jim Corbett National Park opens for round-the-year tourism

June 29, 2021 7:08:55 pm

Corbett's opening generated great enthusiasm among wildlife lovers