Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Tourism

Not flying this year? This is what you can do with your frequent flier miles

From pooling the points to planning for 2021 to approaching travel miles as a fluctuating currency to purchase tickets, here are some practices one can follow:

Half a billion Chinese are going on vacations while rest of the world still dreams of one

In the first four days of the Golden Week holiday that started 1 October, 425 million people, nearly 80% of last year’s throngs, traveled domestically.

India’s adventure tourism circuit with Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka can boost the sector

Given the varied recovery trajectories for countries, uncertainty and travelers’ anxiety will be the hallmark of travel and tourism in the age of Covid-19.

Haryana tourism wants some employees to generate 50% of salary themselves, they say impossible

The order is for Drawing and Disbursing Officers and counter in-charges at tourism complexes across Haryana. These employees have not been paid salary for the last 3 months.

India beats Maldives, Sri Lanka to become a favourite tourist spot in South Asia, finds study

A report by Brookings India reveals that tourism in India improved considerably since 2017, and added that India could leverage its cultural similarities with neighbours to grow further.

Your country’s Covid management will decide how many tourists you will get

Countries hard-hit by Covid will have to factor in new concerns of hygiene and safety for travellers, in order to build back tourism.

Saudi Arabia, Russia, UK, Germany hope to ‘wow’ citizens with Covid staycations

Covid put a giant dent into the tenth of global economic output tourism accounts for. Countries are hoping to recover some of these losses from domestic travellers.

Maldives set to reopen its resort islands to international visitors from 15 July

International visitors will be allowed only on resort islands and live-aboard boats as of 15 July; on 1 August, guest houses and hotels on inhabited islands will reopen.

Thailand reopens to tourists – but only those who are loaded & can charter private planes

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has added a clause to the plan to also allow those who have 'special arrangements' with the government.

With virus hammering tourism, Bali’s hotels are up for sale and going cheap

Balangan Wave, a 50-villa resort under construction, has already hit the market, and developer Michael Halim has slashed his asking price to $9 million from $17 million in May.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.