Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: Tourism

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Hotels shut, taxis sold, guides ‘begging’: How Covid devastated tourism in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Lack of foreign tourists has hit tourism sector in Delhi-Agra-Jaipur ‘golden triangle’ hard, while lockdowns have meant even domestic tourist numbers are yet to match pre-pandemic figures. 

Have big plans for Covid ‘revenge travel’? ICMR study warns it could worsen 3rd wave

Study conducted by ICMR and Imperial College London says travelling with a vengeance after being cooped up at home could cause a higher peak in February-March 2022.

Thailand bets on Diwali season & Indians to boost its tourism

With outbound Chinese travel not expected to resume anytime soon, Thailand is betting on travellers from other countries to take advantage of its relaxed rules for tourists.

Cheap hotels, many eateries make Delhi 3rd-best capital city in the world for tourists: Survey

The survey conducted by Bounce, an international luggage storage facility, scored Delhi 6.06 out of 10, behind Valetta (Malta) and Abu Dhabi (UAE).

As Indians step out to shop, holiday, petrol demand looks at a V-shaped recovery

The urge to break free following months spent cooped up at home is driving up demand for petrol, which climbed above pre-virus levels last month.

3 ministers, 7 MLAs with hotels, resorts in focus as Goa welcomed tourists despite Covid wave

Goa govt’s argument for keeping tourism open was that restrictions would damage economy of beach state, a tourist hotspot that heavily depends on the sector.

‘Vaccine tourism’ resurfaces after Indians scramble to book Moscow trip for Sputnik jabs

Dubai-based travel agency Arabian Nights Tours has been inundated with calls after a draft flyer of their Delhi-Moscow vaccine tour package was leaked on social media.

Sri Lanka bans air passengers from India due to Covid surge

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, however, said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued instructions to allow Sri Lankan migrant workers to return.

It’s the worst time for travel, but Easy Trip is still upbeat

EasyTrip Director says the company is growing as travellers are attracted by its policy of not charging a service fee if other discounts aren’t being used in tandem.

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Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane addressing the annual press conference on 12 January | ANI

Many good reasons to demilitarise Siachen. But India-Pakistan ties too torn to allow it

After 10 years, India has spoken about Siachen. Army chief General Naravane said that the country wasn’t opposed to demilitarisation of the glacier.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.