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Dusit International showcases exciting n...

Bangkok, Thailand: – Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, will showcase its expanding portfolio of international properties, along with a wide range of new services and guest experiences, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022, which will be held from May 9 to 12 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. […]

This summer, 1 in 2 Indian travelers pla...

Previous story: The Brigade Foundation and the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCIC) are collaborating to establish the “Brigade- BCIC Skill Development Academy This summer, 1 in 2 Indian travelers plan to depart on their first trip since the 2020 lockdown: OYO’s Mid-Summer Vacation Index 2022 Posted May 10, 2022 Over 61% of Indian […]

Global Hotel Alliance Reports Strong Fir...

Hotel brands in the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives dominate revenue; spend per stay and average length of stay exceed pre-pandemic levels, and domestic stays rebound to 2019 volumes Based in the United Arab Emirates Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, reported a strong recovery in room revenue […]

Radico Khaitan News: Radico Khaitan COO’

When working from home started two years ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unfortunately not prepared to operate in this mode. We struggled with our unstable internet connection and struggled to communicate in zoom meetings. However, over the past few years, we have indeed learned a lot and found a way to make […]

Russians who can travel east

SINGAPORE, May 9, 2022: The latest air ticketing data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russian outbound tourism, already severely handicapped by pandemic travel restrictions, has further declined due to Russian military operations in Ukraine. But affluent travelers are still flying, but not to Europe. Russia Outbound Ticket Drop In the week before the outbreak of war […]

Latest Covid rules for Spain, France and...

A bewildering array of Covid rules around vaccines, tests and travel forms remain in place for most countries popular with UK tourists despite all the regulations having been relaxed at home A crowded beach in Benidorm ( Image: Getty Images) Britons traveling abroad for their first summer holiday in three years will face a bewildering […]

Let’s Get Out – The New Indian Express

Express press service KOCHI: The holidays have arrived and everyone is in the mood to soak up the outdoors. For nearly two years, domestic and national tourism is at a standstill. Now, with Covid restrictions eased, Keralites are busy exploring destinations across the country and beyond. Tour operators say there has been an increase in […]

All the countries people can travel to t...

Several popular destinations across the UK have dropped all their coronavirus travel restrictions for tourists. Britons visiting any of the 44 countries without restrictions will no longer need to show proof of their vaccination status or undergo a test. The countries that have relaxed their rules are Costa Rica, the Maldives and Hungary. Holiday hotspots […]

What You Need to Know Before Going to Me...

Picture it now: you, languidly moving through a perfectly chilled infinity pool overlooking a turquoise ocean, with a salty margarita in your hand and the sun beaming overhead. Puffs of sunscreen and festive music swirl through the air, and you’ve already started thinking about your next ceviche encounter. If you dream of Mexico or have […]

Dusit International introduces exciting ...

The launch of Dusit’s new group-wide wellness concept, Devarana Wellness; a preview of two upcoming hotels in Kyoto, Japan; a deep dive into the world of luxury villa rentals under Elite Havens; and updates on Dusit’s reimagined flagship hotel, Dusit Thani Bangkok – set to open in 2024 as part of a $1.37 billion mixed-use […]

Media Industry in South Asia: Fostering ...

Today, journalists continue to face high levels of risk due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, as well as the closure of many media outlets and attempts by authorities to control independent media around the world. purpose of curbing disinformation and/or maintaining peace and security in the South. Asia. Although the state, political parties and […]

The Maldives preserve their pre-Islamic ...

A financial grant of around Rs. 2.75 crore (4 million Maldivian rufiyaa) by India is helping to restore one of the many archaeological sites in the Maldives that are remnants of the country’s Buddhist past. Last week, the two countries signed seven memorandums of understanding, which also included the preservation of heritage sites, under which […]

Lessons as Kenya’s former chief justice

By Josephine Christophe Dar es Salaam. Tanzanians need to learn a thing or two as former Kenyan Chief Justice Willy Mutunga launched his career in the country book, highlighting his efforts to transform Kenya’s justice system and his journey as a civil society leader.This remarkable book contains over 60 speeches, seven judicial opinions and three […]

Pinoys explore international travel as b...

With borders reopening, Filipino travelers want to explore international destinations more than ever. Their travel preferences have also shifted from pre-pandemic. Booking data from travel platform Agoda showed that in 2019, before travel was heavily restricted, the countries that followed the Philippines as the preferred travel destination for Filipino travelers were Japan, Hong Kong and […]

Bangladesh among top 10 destinations for...

Star digital report Sat Apr 30 2022 9:00 PM Last updated on: Sat Apr 30 2022 9:20 PM Cox’s Bazaar. Photo: Sikder Ahmed “> Cox’s Bazaar. Photo: Sikder Ahmed Bangladesh is among the 10 Asia-Pacific destinations best positioned for tourism recovery, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Travel-ready 2022 index. The index measures 28 Asian […]

Fallout from war in Ukraine: Tourism ind...

The war in Ukraine has dealt a severe blow to the tourism industry in Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, Egypt and Cyprus. Before the pandemic, tourism accounted for 10% of Turkey’s gross domestic product. In 2021, after COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted, around 4.7 million Russians and 2.1 million Ukrainians visited the country, accounting for a quarter […]

PGA Shahid urges increased commitment an...

Maldives Foreign Minister and President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Abdulla Shahid, urged increased engagement, engagement and investment in mountain development. He made the remark in a message during the opening ceremony to celebrate the International Year for Sustainable Mountain Development. PGA Shahid went on to note that marking […]

CDL Hospitality Trusts’ Q1 net property

SINGAPORE (BUSINESS TIMES) – With the easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions leading to higher occupancy rates, CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) saw a 22.5% year-over-year increase in Net Property Income (NPI) to $24.2 million for the first quarter of 2022. Gross revenue rose 36.1% to $46.2 million over the same period, the hotel trust said in […]

Return of pre-pandemic flight bookings f...

The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that the tradition of traveling at the end of Ramadan is seeing a significant revival this year. From 13and April, flight reservations departing from the Middle East for trips covering the last ten days of the festival (22n/a April 2n/a May) reached 64% or pre-pandemic levels, a 220% increase […]

SA’s PCR rules are ruining family vacati

Travelers coming to South Africa must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or provide a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours. These regulations leave children aged 5 to 12, who cannot be vaccinated in South Africa, and their families in a difficult position. PCR tests show positive results long after children have already […]

Underwater Hotel Market to witness pheno...

The latest published Global Underwater Hotel Market Research assessed the future growth potential of the global underwater hotel market and provides useful information and statistics on market structure and size. The report aims to provide market insights and strategic insights to help decision makers make sound investment decisions and identify potential gaps and growth opportunities. […]

This Cashback Platform’s Extravelganza C

Travel. Holiday. Go. With the easing and/or lifting of travel restrictions around the world, we still can’t believe we get to use these words more and more regularly now. And what could be better than booking your first vacation in years? How about getting some money while I do it? Singapore website ShopBack lets you […]

The number of Covid-19 cases in the Mald...

With nearly 300 new Covid-19 infections, the number of Covid-19 cases in the Maldives has risen to 179,171. This was revealed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in its latest figures released on Monday. Thus, statistics revealed that between April 17 and 23, a total of 288 new Covid-19 infections were confirmed, including 37 in […]

Jaishankar, Philippines FM exchange nice...

NNA | Update: April 24, 2022 9:36 p.m. STI New Delhi [India]April 24 (ANI): Following their bilateral meeting earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had a series of friendly exchanges with his Filipino counterpart Teddy Locsin Jr. on Twitter on Sunday with the Minister of Foreign Affairs in visit calling interaction, one […]

Returning travelers are new hope for the...

Running a homestay shop nestled in the evergreen jungle of Chikkamagaluru in Karnataka has proven to be a busy job over the past three months for Ravishankar BM, a planter turned family owner. welcome in the hamlet of Shiravase. The scenic property, bounded by meandering streams, has been packed with travelers from across the country […]

Maldives’ quota for this year’s Hajj pil

Saudi Arabia has revealed that the Maldives will receive 453 quotas for the Hajj pilgrimage this year. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah released a list detailing the Hajj quotas allocated to each country, via Twitter. The list specified the number of pilgrims allowed from each country this year. The Maldives and the African […]

What couples looking to honeymoon in 202...

Honeymoon hopes are finally having their moment, taking full advantage of the relaxed restrictions related to COVID-19, including the recently announced removal of masks on planes. After a few false starts, it finally looks like the return to normal we were promised could be here. Yet despite this, those eager travelers who delayed honeymoons or […]

Responding to the moment, leaving no one...

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across Asia and the Pacific, driving lockdowns, movement restrictions and curfews and disrupting essential sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence services. In this new landscape, UNFPA has had to strengthen advocacy, drive innovation, adapt service modalities and leverage the power of technology to ensure the continuity of […]

This year’s best travel destinations aro

Planning is part of the fun of taking a trip, and it turns out that more people actually plan a trip for 2022 than they actually traveled in 2019. But the number of Covid-19 cases, safety protocols, quarantine restrictions and cleanliness are all key factors in travel decision-making in 2022, according to a January survey […]

Woman catches Covid twice in 20 days – s

A woman has set a record by catching Covid twice in 20 days. The woman, in Spain, was a 31-year-old healthcare worker. She caught Delta in December, then Omicron in January. The researchers said the case shows that even vaccinated people who have had Covid-19 “cannot assume they are protected from re-infection”. She was infected […]

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kuma...

New Delhi: On his first overseas visit after assuming the post of Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral R Hari Kumar visited the Maldives from 18-20 April 22. During the visit, he met Ibrahim Mohamad Solih, President of the Republic of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mariya Ahmed Didi, Minister of Defense […]

With COVID restrictions eased, almost 70...

A recent customer survey, which was conducted to better understand Indian summer holiday travel plans as well as their preferences, found that 70% of respondents said they want to travel during the summer. ZestMoney, India’s largest and fastest growing EMI finance network and Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), has released the survey results. About 2,000 […]

70% of Indians plan to go on holiday thi...

According to the survey conducted by finance and network Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) ZestMoney, 70% of respondents said they planned to travel during the summer, indicating pent-up demand over the past two years of the pandemic. The survey elicited responses from over 2,000 participants, most of whom belonged to Millennials and Gen Z, from […]

Unvaccinated Australians are allowed to ...

Australia closed its borders in March 2020 due to the pandemic and kept them closed for almost two years. When the borders closed, the rules specified that Australians also could not travel overseas unless they received an exemption. In February this year, Australia reopened its international borders to vaccinated overseas travelers and residents to return […]

The number of Covid-19 cases in the Mald...

The number of Covid-19 cases in the Maldives has risen to 178,883. This was revealed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in its latest figures released on Monday. As such, statistics revealed that between March 14 and April 16, a total of 4,225 new Covid-19 infections were confirmed, including 394 in the congested capital of […]

State of the economy: another stalemate ...

EDITORIAL: Pakistan’s projected growth rate for the current year is 4.3%, while 4% is projected for 2022-23, according to the World Bank report titled “The South Asia Economic Focus, Reshaping Norms : a New Way Forward” – a rate lower than that predicted by the outgoing Khan administration’s finance minister, Shaukat Tarin, who had forecast […]

Stansted: British Airways attracts futur...

British Airways is trying to lure new cabin crew to Stansted and Heathrow airports with a ‘golden handshake’ of £1,000 in a bid to fill staffing gaps. Half of the bonus is to be paid after three months, and the other £500 will be available when recruits have completed six months of employment. BA’s latest […]

Revival of the travel and tourism sector...

Following the pandemic, the the travel industry experienced an exceptional increase in the number of reservations. The sector that suffered massive losses during the lockdown is set to see significant growth as COVID-19[feminine] restrictions were eased and people were vaccinated. To talk about this phenomenon, Aloke Bajpai, co-founder and group CEO, ixigo, and Himank Tripathi, […]

Scandal-hit Credit Suisse has reason to ...

International banks such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank, not generally considered bastions of corporate virtue, all decided about two weeks after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February that they were to join in the great withdrawal of the world’s 12th economy. It took another two weeks for Credit Suisse, one of the […]

Niecy Nash Reveals Going To Therapy With...

Niecy Nash has revealed she saw a therapist with her partner, Jessica Betts, saying the move has helped them tremendously to “communicate better”. Niecy and Jessica secretly tied the knot in August 2020, much to the surprise of fans, who had no idea the actress was in a relationship with her longtime friend. Since their […]

Eid al Fitr holidays 2022: visa-free tra...

Here are the COVID-19 requirements for UAE residents traveling to Azerbaijan: • Your UAE residency visa must be valid for a minimum of four months upon arrival in Azerbaijan. • Passengers over 18 must provide the following documents: • Official certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or an official letter indicating your recovery from COVID-19. • […]

Where is it hot in April? Top vacation ...

In the UK, April can be a capricious month in terms of weather. In true British fashion, one minute he might be offering t-shirts and shorts, but the next you’ll need a high-quality raincoat. For this reason, many Brits see it as the perfect time of year to get away to warmer climes, but at […]

Malaysians have booked holidays until 20...

KUALA LUMPUR: We now have the freedom to travel after many countries, including Malaysia, recently eased their Covid-19 restrictions. So Malaysians have started dusting off their bucket list and are all set to go on holiday with friends or family, or hiking alone. You can feel the excitement in the air as some people have […]

Hyderabad airport road will be subject t...

The road connecting the airport from NH 44 will be closed to car traffic for a few days due to construction work, authorities said. Traffic will be restricted on the road leading to Hyderabad Airport from National Highway 44 from April 14 to 22, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) authorities have announced. In a traffic […]

Full list of countries with no travel re...

The 2022 Easter holidays have seen a huge increase in the number of people wanting to get away for a break, with customer demand taking understaffed airports by surprise. It’s the first Easter since 2019 that hasn’t been affected by airport closures, government travel ban lists and other restrictions. The rush for sun getaways and […]

Russia lifts Covid restrictions on fligh...

“The infection rate is falling, which means it’s time to expand the destinations available to our Russian airlines,” the Russian news agency said. TASS quoted Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Saturday. Besides Vietnam, the list includes Algeria, Argentina, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, […]

AFC adapt as Covid resurgence in China f...

April 11 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) must again quickly adjust their schedules as a new wave of covid has forced the withdrawal of China’s Shanghai Port FC from the Champions League group stages which begin later this month- this. The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has confirmed the club’s withdrawal following recent lockdown measures […]

Interest of Russian tourists to travel t...

Interest of Russian tourists to travel to Thailand increases by 20% amid ‘open skies for friendlies’ announcement PHUKET: Moscow’s announcement that Russia was lifting COVID-19 related restrictions on flights to 52 countries from yesterday (April 9) spurred immediate growth in ticket search inquiries from Russia to foreign states, with searches for Thailand jumping 20%. But […]

Russia restores air service with 50 othe...

YEREVAN, APRIL 9, ARMENPRESS. Russia is lifting COVID-related flight restrictions in 52 other countries, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has announced, TASS reports. The Federal Anti-Covid Crisis Center has informed that Russia is lifting restrictions for scheduled and charter flights to the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Venezuela, […]

Cyprus eases travel restrictions – plus

Cyprus is due to scrap travel restrictions after the Easter holidays as it becomes the latest tourist destination to reassess strict entry requirements. As the holiday season kicks off with a surge of sun seekers eager to get away, many overseas countries are easing rules to help revive their post-pandemic economies. Currently, the UK is […]

How to book an influencer-style vacation...

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been unable to venture abroad due to strict travel restrictions. With the easing of restrictions, more and more people are wondering where to book their holiday destinations. Lavish trips posted on social media by influencers can top many wish lists, but they’re often out […]

Emirates ranks among the most reputable ...

The photo has been used for illustrative purposes. Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has been ranked among the 100 most reputable organizations in the world by 2022 Global RepTrak 100. The award-winning Dubai-based airline is the only company from the Middle East and North Africa region to make the list, with a reputation score […]

Summer Bay Resort launches “Island Renta

Lang Tengah Island, Malaysia, April 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Malaysia has recorded over 34,000 deaths and over 3.84 million total cases of Covid-19 as of March 15, 2022. On average, an estimated 5,000 to 20,000 cases of Covid-19 are reported per day as the Omicron variant continues to spread in the country. In October […]

Countries you can travel to from the UK ...

Countries in Europe and beyond have dropped all Covid-related travel restrictions as they open up to tourism. International travelers are used to testing themselves before and after flights, possibly having to self-isolate and filling out passenger locator forms Some countries will require proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19, but the list of countries below […]

Philippines to experience economic recov...

The Philippines’ economy will continue to recover strongly in 2022 as the easing of pandemic restrictions boosts local consumption and despite concerns about “geopolitical tensions”, the Manila-based Asian Development Bank said on Wednesday. Growth is expected to reach 6% this year, one of the highest rates in Southeast Asia, and is expected to rise a […]

Covid cases rise from 2,000 to 600

In the week following the revocation of the public health emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, 2,300 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the Maldives. However, there have only been 665 confirmed cases of the virus in the past week. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said that from the 27th of last month to last Saturday, […]

Russian airlines can use 193 planes to f...

picture by Ramon Kagie to Unsplash Russian airlines are still able to operate flights outside Russia with the use of 193 aircraft, Russian Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev said on Tuesday. A fleet of Antonov An-148s, Sukhoi Super Jet 100s and a few fully owned foreign aircraft (Airbus, Boeing, Embraer) that leasing companies are unable to […]

TAT partners with Thai AirAsia to organi...

Mr. Thanet, center right, and Mr. Santisuk, center left, at a recent press conference. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) aims to attract 1.75 million tourists from short-haul markets this year as more countries reopen, and will partner with Thai AirAsia (TAA) to offer at least 18,000 package tours over the next few months. Thanet […]

Maldives remains top travel destination ...

Published: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 11:43 AM Last update: Mon 4 Apr 2022, 11:45 AM Most countries have now relaxed travel restrictions imposed at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Maldives, a popular travel destination known for its sunny beaches and blue waters, is poised for an influx of tourism after the ease of […]

What went wrong with Saarland’s economie

Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Nepal. The names come one after the other. Five of the eight economies in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) are now hard hit by inflationary shocks, leaving people struggling to meet basic daily needs for survival. Global factors such as the pandemic and the supply chain […]

Development Bulletin | Political econom...

Jhe Sustainability Report 2021 (SDR) is a joint annual publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Bertelsmann Stiftung, published by Cambridge University Press. The report was written by a group of authors, including economist Jeffrey D Sachs. The report does not reflect the views of any organization, agency or program of the United Nations. […]

MINT chief pushes for end to travel rest...

A tourist wears a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease at sunset near the Grand Palace on January 7, 2022. (Photo Reuters) The government must drop all Covid travel restrictions before the tentative June 1 date to save the economy before it’s too late, says the founder of Minor International (MINT). […]

Herald: Air travelers grounded

April 02, 2022 | 06:07 IST Air travelers grounded The dramatic increase in airfares has had an effect on international travel in the state. The usual practice of going to cooler climates in Europe during the summer holidays will not happen this year. Travel agents talked about the state of things on the ground It […]

Maldives trains travel agency specialist...

SINGAPORE, April 1, 2022: Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation, branded Visit Maldives, is partnering with Pacific World Travel to launch an e-learning program for travel agents in Southeast Asia. The program runs until March 28, 2023 and utilizes Pacific World Travel’s sales and marketing network throughout Southeast Asia. The joint e-learning program will promote […]

UK moved to France’s green list for trav

The UK has been moved to France’s green list for travel, meaning travelers from the country are now subject to only minimal restrictions. Fully vaccinated travelers only need to present proof of vaccination to the tour operator, and no longer need to complete a sworn statement confirming they do not have symptoms of Covid. Persons […]

Webinar held to familiarize the Nordic l...

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) hosted a webinar to familiarize the Nordic market with local tourism products and experiences. The webinar entitled “Maldives – Local Islands, Local Experiences” targeted the travel industry from Sweden, Denmark and Norway. It was held on March 29. MMPRC says the webinar was part of a series […]

Thomas Cook India expands presence in Pu...

Thomas Cook India has inaugurated a new Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in Ludhiana, Punjab. This expansion increases Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in Punjab to 11 Consumer Access Centers: 9 owned branches and 2 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets across Punjab and Chandigarh tri-city. This new outlet will serve the commercial capital and […]

Kushinagar airport in UP welcomes first ...

On Sunday, Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh welcomed the first group of Buddhist travellers. A series of high-level Buddhist delegations arrived at the airport from Vietnam and Thailand. The delegation was led by Vice President and General Secretary of the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam, Thich Duc Thien. Apparently, Thich Duc Thien studied Buddhism at […]

A ForwardKeys snapshot of India – Q2, 20

Before the presentation of ForwardKeys‘Insights Vice President, Olivier Ponti at ITB India, here is a summary of the main trends in air travel to and from India. India continues to have the largest share of inbound travelers in the APAC region, with 24.4% of total arrivals in the first quarter as […]

Medical Tourism Begins for Treatment in ...

DUBAIWATER, March 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The healthcare industry has experienced significant challenges as a result of the COVID pandemic. The virus hampered the treatment of patients who had to fly to India for better treatments and procedures. The situation is gradually starting to normalize and foreign travel restrictions have been eased in India. Previously, […]

Best travel destinations without Covid r...

As vaccination rates increase day by day and people around the world begin to accept that the Covid-19 virus may be part of their daily lives, more and more destinations are lifting entry requirements entirely. trip for travelers. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says Covid-19 has entered the endemic phase for many countries and […]

SME Notebooks: My design office speciali...

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which make up 99% of businesses in Singapore, have felt the impact of Covid-19 heavily. TODAY’s Voices section features testimonials from small business owners and managers about the highs and lows of running a business during the pandemic. In this episode, Mr. Gaurang Khemka, 48, recalls how his design firm’s […]

Summer Travel Inquiries Surge 100%, Reac...

PUNE: For the first time since March 2020, summer travel inquiries jumped 100% – reaching 2019 or pre-pandemic levels, tour operators told TOI. Nikhil Thakurdas, CEO of Odyssey Tours and Travels, said: “After two consecutive summers in lockdown, 2022 will be the first summer in three years where people can travel without worrying about a […]

Ex-footballer-turned-lawyer from Northam...

A Northamptonshire solicitor has won a landmark football case has won a landmark football case involving force majeure and Covid-19. Blaser Mills Law sports manager and former professional football player David Winnie has won his complaint to the FIFA Football Tribunal on behalf of Dutch football manager René Hiddink against his former employer, the Football […]

Explained: Why Nepal chose to go against...

While South Asian countries such as Bangladesh, India and Pakistan abstained in a UN vote condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Nepal surprisingly backed the resolution to demand that Moscow withdraw its troops. It was a rare move for Nepal, which normally maintains a “neutral” stance on global conflicts. The tiny Himalayan nation also enjoys […]

From crisis to inclusive economic growth...

* From crisis to inclusive economic growth in Sri Lanka Wed, 23 March 2022, 09:13 a.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka. World Bank Blog by Faris Hadad-Zervos, World Bank Country Director for the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka and Hans Timmer Chief Economist, South Asia, World Bank March 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka has […]

EasyJet is making a radical change to UK...

easyJet has announced that it will be making a new change for passengers in the UK on Sunday which will affect all passengers. The airline said it would drop its mandatory mask-wearing policy from Sunday March 27 on flights where it is not a legal requirement at either end of the route. This means that […]

Canada travel rules: pre-departure testi...

The Canadian government has announced that it will relax its entry restrictions. It is hoped the move will boost the country’s tourism industry as the Easter travel season is set to begin. From next month, fully vaccinated travelers will no longer have to be tested for coronavirus before departure. Air Canada welcomed the announcement, calling […]

More visitors since VTL started, but lei...

SINGAPORE – Although Vaccinated Traffic Corridors (VTLs) have largely benefited the tourism scene here, their ripple effects are not yet evenly distributed. Some tourism players are seeing a stronger rebound in business travel here, while leisure travel is still slow to return. Singapore Hotel Association chairman Kwee Wei-Lin said hotels here have seen healthy arrivals […]

Yameen: CDM is most autocratic, interfer...

Opposition leader former President Abdulla Yameen said the MDP is the most autocratic party in the Maldives to have ruled the country twice. Yameen arrived at Lhaviyani Atoll Kurendhoo yesterday afternoon for the ‘India Out’ campaign led by the PPM-PNC coalition. He said that the first CDM regime also interfered with the judiciary and the […]

Maintaining the number of Ukrainian and ...

Statistics have shown that the number of Russian and Ukrainian tourists visiting the Maldives has not changed much. According to the Ministry of Tourism, 7,000 tourists visited the Maldives from Ukraine before Russia declared war on the country, and the country was among the top eight source markets for the Maldives. The most recent statistics […]

Rebecca Lim: Fiancee Handles Sudden Lime...

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Rebecca Lim has been nominated for her tenth Top 10 Most Popular Female Artist award at the upcoming Star Awards 2022 on April 24. It’s a slew of good news for the 35-year-old actress, who also announced her engagement to Matthew Webster, 35, last November. Propelled […]

Changes to GMA Sample Collection Center ...

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has announced changes to the opening hours of specimen collection centers in the Greater Male region. HPA said that starting Thursday, sample collection would be between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday through Thursday. Collection centers will be closed on Fridays. There are a total of sample collection centers operating […]

Goans head north to relax

March 17, 2022 | 04:41 IST Goans head north to relax With COVID restrictions finally being eased gradually in many countries and international flights also set to resume in the country after two years from March 27, Herald finds that Goans are happy to travel within the country and are heading to the North. Ray […]

UAE-Manila flights back at full frequenc...

“This itinerary is in high demand as people have postponed their trips due to travel restrictions,” said a Dubai-based booking agent. “Fares are always higher – a one-way ticket currently costs about the same as a return ticket in the pre-Covid era.” All Filipinos have already started flying to the UAE in search of better […]

Emirates to launch Tel Aviv – Dubai flig

Emirates Airline has announced that it will launch daily services between Dubai and Tel Aviv from June 23, 2022. After repeated delays, Emirates was due to launch the route in December but it was postponed at the last minute due to the spread of the Omicron variant. The Emirati low-cost unit flyDubai has been […]

Ahead of UN conference on women, WRC cal...

New York, NY – Starting today and running through March 25, 2022, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will hold its 66th session at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York. The CSW is an intergovernmental body of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations responsible for the promotion of […]

Maldives relaxes Covid-19 measures and d...

The face mask mandate that came into force in the Maldives in February 2021 has been dissolved. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) revealed this at a press conference on Sunday evening, where Director General of Public Health Maimoona Aboobakuru and HPA Communicable Diseases Division Chief Dr Fathmath Nazla Rafeeq have announced a number of relaxations […]

War in Ukraine risks delaying recovery o...

DENPASAR (BALI) – War. Spiral air fares. Canceled flights. So far, the recovery that Southeast Asia’s tourism industry was hoping for in 2022 is looking anything but. For two years, hotels and resorts here bided their time, hoping vacationers from Asia, Europe and Australia would return to soak up the sun, rent a villa and […]

No armed foreign forces in the Maldives,...

The Ministry of Defense said no armed foreign servicemen were stationed in the Maldives. In a press release on Saturday, the Ministry of Defense said no armed foreign servicemen were in the Maldives and no foreign parties would be active at Uthuru Thilafalhu Base where the wharf and shipyard of Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) […]

Travel news this week: Shipwrecks and a ...

Editor’s note – Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. Want to make up for lost time? CNN Travel is here with our weekly roundup […]

China’s tough line on COVID deals $380 b

While there are signs Beijing is at least considering its COVID Zero exit strategy, curbs and other restrictions are unlikely to be significantly eased before 2023, given the need for stability in a politically important year. for President Xi Jinping. McKinsey said in a report in August that outbound travel from China could remain quiet […]

Centara Reveals Strong Business Performa...

Bangkok, Thailand– Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, unveiled its recent business performance, expansion plans and strategic direction for the future, including several new hotels, new destinations and new brand concepts. This exciting era of growth will help the group achieve its long-term goal of becoming one of the world’s top 100 hotel […]

Maldives confirms 329 new cases of Covid...

The Maldives confirmed 329 new cases of Covid-19 and 436 more recoveries from the infection as of sunset on Wednesday. According to the latest figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 1,743 samples were tested for the virus between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Of these, 350 were collected in the country’s […]

International tourism key to recovery, e...

VIETNAM, March 9 – Foreign tourists visit the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City on February 25. — VNS Photo Thu Hằng Thu Hằng HCM CITY — A sense of caution dampens excitement as stakeholders prepare for the full resumption of international tourism on March 15. Will Việt Nam’s quarantine rules be […]

Police warn to take action against taxis...

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) on Monday warned of soaring taxi prices, saying it violates Ministry of Transport regulations. The authority’s warning comes a day after news of taxi ranks operating in the Greater Male region agreed to a price hike on fares. Earlier, reports confirmed that a total of 14 taxi centers operating in […]

Over 150 delegates participate in the 20...

The Election Commission of India (ECI) today hosted the Virtual International Election Visitor Program (ENPI) 2022 for Election Management Bodies (EMBs) from nearly 32 countries and four international organizations. An overview of the ongoing elections for the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh was presented to over 150 EMB delegates participating […]

Maldives confirms 323 new cases of Covid...

The Maldives on Saturday confirmed 323 new cases of Covid-19 along with 518 additional recoveries. According to the latest figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), a total of 2,179 samples were tested for the virus between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, of which 295 were collected across the capital. The new […]

Active Covid-19 cases in the Maldives dr...

Active cases of Covid-19 in the Maldives have fallen to 14,766. According to the latest figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), a total of 298 new cases of Covid-19 and 419 additional recoveries were reported between 6 p.m. Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday. The public health authority revealed that 2,101 samples were tested […]

Russia blocks Facebook due to Russian me...

Russia’s communications regulator said on Friday it blocked Facebook from Meta Platforms Inc in response to what it said were restrictions on access to Russian media on its platform. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, said there had been 26 cases of discrimination against Russian media by Facebook since October 2020, with limited access to state-backed channels like […]

Rules for entering the Czech Republic du...

The Czech Republic continues to apply the color coding system, categorizing countries according to their epidemiological situation. Divided into four categories, the green category represents low-risk countries, where no travel restrictions apply; the orange category represents medium risk, and red and dark red include countries with very limited travel comfort. Travelers from all countries, regardless […]

Maldives confirms 459 new cases of Covid...

The Maldives has confirmed 459 new cases of Covid-19 and 540 additional recoveries. According to the latest figures made public by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), a total of 2,503 samples were tested between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday, of which 482 were collected across the capital. During the reporting period, 41 new […]

Thai tourism wants to rebound – but it m

Open up Thailand without restrictions or risk the country being left behind by competitors, according to travel and hospitality figures. IT was a unanimous call among leading figures in Thailand’s tourism industry: let go with Test & Go. “Thailand is now at a crossroads. There is no choice but to open and get rid of […]

11 international visa-free trips for Ind...

The strength of any country’s passport is based on the number of countries that can be traveled without a visa with the passport of that country. Now The Indian passport allows you to travel to certain countries without a visa. You can only travel, move and stay in these countries with the help of an […]

Maldivian streaming service selects Veri...

Baiskoafu app secures its code as well as valuable licensed and original content Verimatrix, the leader in powering the modern connected world with people-centric security, announced that ECOMXCHANGEMV Pvt Ltd has selected the Verimatrix secure delivery platform to use its Code Shield and Multi-DRM solutions to protect the growing video streaming service Baiskoafu and its […]

Germany pledges to welcome all Ukrainian...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a press release at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 27. (Stephanie Lecocq/AP) Russia faces universal condemnation and increased sanctions from European countries for its unprovoked assault on Ukraine, and new measures are being announced every day. If you have just read today, here is an […]

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When we’re not outdoors, we get our dose of adventure exploring social media and the web. Sometimes we get a little too wired, and browsing adventure readings can go from minutes to hours. To feed your own dose of adventure, here are some of the best adventure links we’ve discovered this week. The 30 best […]

Maldives active Covid-19 cases at 15,211...

Active Covid-19 cases in the Maldives have fallen to 15,211 as recoveries continue to rise. According to the latest figures made public by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), a total of 517 new cases of Covid-19 and 660 additional recoveries were confirmed between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. During the reporting period, a […]

Travel, aviation and business groups urg...

With new guidelines released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that relax many COVID-era policies, including indoor mask-wearing, the US Travel Association, the American Hotel and Lodging AssociationAirlines for America and the US Chamber of Commerce appeal to White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeffrey Zients in a letter urging the Biden administration […]

Japan opens online applications for entr...

Japan on Friday began accepting online applications from sponsors, including universities and businesses, seeking entry clearance for foreign students and business people ahead of the easing of strict entry restrictions on Tuesday. entering the country. Sponsors will be required to share entrant information through the Incoming and Returning Tracking System (ERFS)which comes under the Ministry […]

Covid-19 positivity rate in capital drop...

By sunset on Wednesday, the capital’s Covid-19 positivity rate had fallen to 5%. According to the latest figures made public by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 971 new cases of Covid-19 and 310 recoveries were confirmed between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday. With this development, the number of Maldives Covid-19 cases has increased […]

Where do UAE travelers want to go? Swit...

Vacations to the UAE remain popular, with Dubai topping the list of top destinations for UAE residents. Abu Dhabi came second in YouGov’s list, which ranked the top 10 destinations for UAE consumers using what the global public opinion and data firm calls an impression score. Dubai ranked first with a score of 65.7, while […]

Travel with the summer of renewal in int...

As countries ease border restrictions and India prepares to resume regular international flights from March 15, travel agencies are expecting a rush this summer. According to Thomas Cook India, tour operators have seen queries quadruple in the past 15 days. Customers have started planning summer vacations, with Europe in particular seeing strong demand, the company […]

Ukraine Crisis: US Plans Initial Sanctio...

President Joe Biden’s administration has prepared an initial set of sanctions against Russia that includes banning U.S. financial institutions from processing transactions for major Russian banks, three people familiar with the matter said. The measures, which would only be implemented if Russia invades Ukraine, are aimed at harming the Russian economy by severing “correspondent” banking […]

Without an air bubble between India and ...

The Indian government has still not reached an air travel bubble deal with South Korea, even after 23 months of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has prevented most Indians working in South Korea from returning home to visit family. Direct flights between the two countries were suspended in March 2020. Nearly 14,000 Indians work and study […]

5 international sites welcoming Indian t...

If your feet are longing to step out of the four walls of your home, if you are someone who has explored India extensively and are waiting for international borders to open, your wait is over. Many countries around the world have been gradually opening up to tourists from various nations for the past few […]

Thailand News Today | Tourism sector ca...

Tourism operators wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and other government officials, calling for the country to be fully reopened to foreign visitors from March. In the letter, the groups say they want all entry restrictions dropped, including the Thailand Pass and PCR testing on arrival, and want Covid declared endemic. They […]

Thai hoteliers call for dropping PCR tes...

Thailand’s Hotel Association says the government must drop the PCR test requirement for foreign visitors if there is any hope of saving the country’s tourism industry. THA President Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi said demand for the revamped Test & Go program is weaker now than when it launched in November, due to the upcoming end of […]