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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

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Slow tourism start on Greek island but businesses optimistic

June 29, 2021 4:30:46 pm

Greece was one of the first European Union countries to declare itself open to tourism this year, allowing visitors in from mid-May with either a negative coronavirus test, proof of vaccination or proof of recent recovery from Covid-19

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K-pop activism a lifeline for Thailand’s hard-hit ‘tuk tuk’ drivers

June 28, 2021 10:30:15 pm

Drivers of Bangkok's distinctive tuk tuks have been among the hardest-hit by the pandemic's devastation of Thailand's all-important tourism industry, left haunting corners of empty city streets complaining of mounting debt

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Lisbon man breathes new life into city’s historic trams

June 27, 2021 11:15:52 am

Trams have been transporting Lisbonites up and down the city's hilly streets since 1901 and they are still popular.

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Colosseum’s visitors finally stand among the ghosts of lions and gladiators

June 26, 2021 5:50:34 pm

The towering 2,000-year-old stone amphitheatre, the biggest in the Roman empire, is Italy's most popular tourist attraction, drawing 7.6 million visitors in 2019.

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Venice reinventing itself as sustainable tourism capital

June 25, 2021 7:30:55 pm

After a 15-month pause in mass international travel, Venetians are contemplating how to welcome visitors back to its picture-postcard canals and Byzantine backdrops without suffering the past indignities of crowds clogging narrow alleyways, day-trippers picnicking on stoops and selfie-takers crowding the Rialto Bridge

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Monsoon travel: Delhi, Lonavala among top-booked domestic destinations

June 25, 2021 6:20:16 pm

The research finds there is a growing popularity of alternative accommodations such as resorts, villas and guesthouses offering a more secluded experience


The world’s most expensive city has been revealed

June 23, 2021 7:10:46 pm

The city topped the list in a 2021 cost-of-living survey by consultancy firm Mercer

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Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary party starts October 1

June 23, 2021 1:00:13 pm

The celebration will include a new nighttime show called “Disney Enchantment,” at the Magic Kingdom. The show will have enhanced lighting, fireworks and immersive projection effects that extend from the Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.

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Second wave effect: Hotels leave big cities, focus on off-beat locations

June 23, 2021 10:30:01 am

According to global real estate service firm JLL, hotel occupancy levels in India dropped by 17 per cent and room rates declined by about nine per cent in April 2021, when compared to March 2021

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Tibet tourism boom pressures historic sites

June 20, 2021 3:15:54 pm

The growing numbers of tourists appear unconcerned by political controversies long circling Tibet.

Encounters with ghosts on Georgia’s Golden Isles

June 17, 2021 7:00:45 pm

While historical records are sketchy, archaeologists say that hundreds, perhaps thousands, settled in the swamps of the Deep South, including the Okefenokee, from the late 1600s to the Civil War.

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Taj Mahal welcomes tourists after two months

June 20, 2021 10:15:21 am

On Wednesday, as the ASI announced the reopening of all centrally-protected monuments, sites and museums that were shut on April 15 owing to the deadly second wave of COVID-19, the Taj recorded 1919 visitors