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Ray of light: RBI has given optimism to tourism and hospitality sector

By Anindita Acharya   When was the last time you packed your bags, booked tickets and travelled to your heart desire? Yes, the obvious response would be before the Covid-19 pandemic hit us in 2020 and disrupted everything in our life. Doesn’t it look like ages before? According to the World Travel and Tourism Council […]

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‘How smart phones will change your travel plans in 2020’

By Anandi Don’t get surprised if we tell you 85percent of the international tourists have a mobile device with them while travelling (eHotelier). Or did you know 76percent of the travellers believe their smartphone is the most important travel companion (Openkey)? According to Hotels.com, 42percent of the travellers globally have booked a hotel on a mobile […]

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Aviation sector prospers, strategic investment on growth

Compiled by Satyaki Dutta Aviation industry is functioning as a dynamic sector in the recent times, with a direct and major impact on the travel and tourism industry on the whole. Preventing the stagnation in the sector, especially by developing the technological aspects is the need of the day. With the target-specific goals, the sector […]

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Travel Insurance, needed for vaccinated travelers too

By Satyaki Dutta Travellers are pretty ready to explore the globe this summer after the pandemic lockdown lifts up. When you are among those lucky few who got their Covid jab, you can travel without worrying about the disease. Still, for some places, youneed to carry correct category of travel insurance. Some of the countries […]

Destination

All you need to know about Banana Islands

Nancy Kapoor Banana Island is one of the few neighbourhoods in Lagos and Nigeria that can compete with the world’s most attractive destinationslike Paris, San Diego, California and Tokyo. Banana Island is constructed on the reclaimed ground along the Lagos Lagoon’s Ikoyi waterfront. The Island is 8.6 kilometres east of Lagos Island’s Tafawa Balewa Square. […]

Moments

Trade FAM trip in Thanjavu, Tamil Nadu

Delaire, the tourism representation company, embarked its first FAM triprecently with seven travel agentsto Svatma in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadufor 3 daysand 2 nights. Within the property, the travel trade experienced early morning yoga, Vedic chanting, Carnatic music concert, delicious food and spa treatment. To get a feel of its pure culture and heritage, they also […]

Interview

African tourism market brims with international tourists

After a short period of sluggish tourist influx from worldwide, the tourism market is returning to its growth phase. Among the companies eyeing for a large chunk of the success-pie, Africa Incoming, the destination management company is bound for success. Its main target is ‘to motivate people to travel to this beautiful continent called AFRICA,’ […]

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Sustainability path: green economy movement face challenges

By Alejandro Ríos, Director, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium The impact of environmental degradation brought forth by human actions done in the name of progress over decades has given rise to a new socio-economic development paradigm. It highlights the need to equally promote social equality, environmental sustainability and economic stability – all of which are closely […]

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10 Travel Tips for Every Solo Traveller

By Maitri People traveling in groups or with their families rarely come out of their comfort zone to hit the road alone. But these days solo travel has become the most exciting and emancipating experience that a nomad can have in their lifetime. Nevertheless, if you are still confused to take up your first solo […]

Wellness Tourism

Post Covid-19: Ministry soars plan, help wellness tourism

By Netpal Travel Bureau The Draft National Strategy and Roadmap for Development of Rural Tourism in India strives to promote local products through tourism. It helps to generate income and jobs in rural areas and authorize local communities as well. To boost the tourism sector, post-coronavirus pandemic era, the Ministry of Tourism has recently released […]