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In Focus

Let’s Worry About Xenophobia If Tourism Has To Revive Soon

In my earlier article, I clearly mentioned seeing xenophobia making inroads if COVID-19 issue is not handled well psychologically by our...

Latest news

West Bengal Issues Guidelines for All Domestic Flight Passengers

The government of West Bengal has issued guidelines for all passengers arriving in the state through the domestic flights. The announcement...

$7.4 Million Awarded in Relief Grants to Airbnb Superhosts

On March 30th, we announced the Superhost Relief Fund to provide grants to tenured hosts who are facing financial challenges because...

‘New Normal’ for Hotel Industry May Revolve Around Advanced Technology

As national infection rates start to decrease across the globe, hotel companies are starting to look to what the industry may...

ASSOCHAM Welcomes Govt Move to Resume Domestic Flights

New Delhi: Industry Body ASSOCHAM, has welcomed the Governments move to start domestic flights from 25th May. Saying that life and...

The validity of Recognition by MOT Extended by Six Months For All Categories of Travel agents

New Delhi: Ministry of Tourism, has allowed a six months relaxation or extension to all categories of Tour Operators (Inbound, Domestic,...
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News from India

West Bengal Issues Guidelines for All Domestic Flight Passengers

The government of West Bengal has issued guidelines for all passengers arriving in the state through the domestic flights. The announcement...

The validity of Recognition by MOT Extended by Six Months For All Categories of Travel agents

New Delhi: Ministry of Tourism, has allowed a six months relaxation or extension to all categories of Tour Operators (Inbound, Domestic,...

Air Fares Get Capped, As Domestic Flights Resume Operations

In an unprecedented move, Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday announced the capping of airfares in India until 24th...

Travel Post COVID-19 Survey: 75% Travellers Have Health & Safety as a Priority, 38% Looking for Holiday in Europe

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel services company, along with its Group company SOTC Travel Ltd. surveyed over 2500...

With No Relief: Indian Tourism Industry Reacts in Shock and Disbelief

With the end of four-day marathon announcements for distribution of 20 lakh crore worth of relief package that Government of India...

Insights & Research

COVID19: 100 % Of Countries Have Travel Restrictions in place; 72 % Have Borders Closed.

From the start of the crisis, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism has been tracking responses to the pandemic. This...
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Dubai Hotel Performance Shows COVID-19 impact

STR’s preliminary data for Dubai shows hotel performance declines worsening as concern around the COVID-19 pandemic broadens.  February preliminary...

Sustainable Travel, Climate Change on The Mind of Tourists: Survey

EDINBURGH, Scotland—Findings of a survey conducted by STR’s Tourism Consumer Insights team revealed the importance of sustainable tourism as well as...

CoronaVirus: Its impact on Chinese Hospitality Industry

SINGAPORE—Preliminary data and analysis from STR shows a hotel occupancy decline of 75% in Mainland China from 14-26 January 2020. Performance...

Editors Pick

Travel Industry Grounded – Impact On Mental Health: Why We Need To Talk About This Now! (Part-1)

COVID19 is a pandemic which has posed far reaching consequences on the tourism and travel industry. The easy permeability of the...

Airlines

DGCA Issues New Circular for Flight Restrictions

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday issued a new circular extending the suspension of all domestic and international...

Air Mauritius Files For Voluntary Administration.

A decision to place the 52-year-old carrier, Air Mauritius in a voluntary administration was taken by the board of directors after...

British Airways Rescues Stranded British Tourists in India

British Airways is flying thousands of UK nationals who have been stranded in India as a result of the Covid-19 crisis...

Malaysia Airlines Merger With AirAsia a Possibility

Merging of the loss-making Malaysian Airlines and the low-cost airline AirAsia is being considered by the government, Malaysia's second-most senior minister...
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‘New Normal’ for Hotel Industry May Revolve Around Advanced Technology

As national infection rates start to decrease across the globe, hotel companies are starting to look to what the industry may...

Travel Post COVID-19 Survey: 75% Travellers Have Health & Safety as a Priority, 38% Looking for Holiday in Europe

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel services company, along with its Group company SOTC Travel Ltd. surveyed over 2500...

In Toughest Times, It’s Even More Important To Take Care of Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

The entire tourism and hospitality sector has seen some nerve-racking days in the recent past. With no government support to the...
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Tourism News

ASSOCHAM Welcomes Govt Move to Resume Domestic Flights

New Delhi: Industry Body ASSOCHAM, has welcomed the Governments move to start domestic flights from 25th May. Saying that life and...

PIA Flight With 107 Onboard Crashes in a Residential Area Moments Before Landing

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 107 onboard has crashed in a residential area near Karachi airport, moments before its...

Changi Airport to Suspend T4 Operations To Cut Expenses.

Changi Airport will suspend its Terminal 4 Operations from May 16th, following a similar decision to suspend services at Terminal 2...

WTTC Announces Safe Travel Protocol To Regain Travellers Confidence.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled a range of new worldwide measures to restart the sector.

Abu Dhabi Launches E-Learning Platform for Travel Trade

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of the ‘Abu Dhabi Specialist...
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Hospitality

$7.4 Million Awarded in Relief Grants to Airbnb Superhosts

On March 30th, we announced the Superhost Relief Fund to provide grants to tenured hosts who are facing financial challenges because...

‘New Normal’ for Hotel Industry May Revolve Around Advanced Technology

As national infection rates start to decrease across the globe, hotel companies are starting to look to what the industry may...

Accor To Offer Medical Support To Guests In Worldwide Hotels

Accor, a global hospitality leader, and AXA, a global leader in insurance, announce an innovative strategic partnership to provide medical support...

Marriott International Launches Global Cleanliness Council

Marriott International, announced today that it will be rolling out a multi-pronged platform to elevate its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms...

Hotel Performance Worldwide: March Results

Preliminary March data for Abu Dhabi hotels Reflecting the circumstances around the COVID-19...

In Opinion

Do We Really Need The Tourism Ministry?

For Tourism in India and for all its stakeholders, COVID-19 has played havoc and placed all in a state of quandary,...

In Toughest Times, It’s Even More Important To Take Care of Your Mental Health & Wellbeing

The entire tourism and hospitality sector has seen some nerve-racking days in the recent past. With no government support to the...

Let’s Worry About Xenophobia If Tourism Has To Revive Soon

In my earlier article, I clearly mentioned seeing xenophobia making inroads if COVID-19 issue is not handled well psychologically by our...

Future Flying May Never Be Same As Before

There was a recent report named: "The Rise of Sanitised Travel", released by SimpliFlying. This report highlighted about 70 different areas...

COVID-19: Impact On Tourism – Indian Context

COVID-19 has come as a dampener to the otherwise dampened tourism industry. As it is, tourism, especially inbound tourism, was not passing...

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