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Elephant on the Shire River Getty Malawi in southeast Africa is often confused with Mali, or even the Maldives in the Indian Ocean – but it’s working hard right now to change that. On my only visit there some 20 years ago, I could see the reasons why, despite its natural beauty and wildlife opportunities, […]

Large number of turtles found in protect...

The Ministry of Environment officially launched the “National Red List” of endangered animals in the Maldives in February. After research, the first species on the list were turtle species. According to the list, the risk of extinction for turtles and tortoises is very high. The government protected six areas of Laamu Atoll on December 23. […]

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 […]

Steady increase in outbound travel from ...

The lifting of air bubble agreements has given a boost to outbound tourism from Kerala to Europe and other popular destinations, although airfares remain higher and not all international flights have resumed service . Dubai and much of Europe have reopened their skies to tourists after the pandemic, although others like Thailand, Malaysia and a […]

Summer vacation prices rise amid strong ...

H Holidaymakers are being forced to spend upwards of £1,000 flying to popular European destinations for the summer as the cost of overseas travel rises. The cost of summer holidays has fallen in recent years as demand has plummeted following the Covid pandemic. But prices are skyrocketing after bookings surged in recent months following the […]

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, […]

It’s travel season and CRED’s Internatio

Summer conjures up memories of cobbled streets, beaches, snorkeling, relaxing by the pool, and indulging your taste buds. Now is the time to turn your wanderlust into reality. We’ve all scoured multiple websites during this time and waited for the time to pack up and fly. CRED’s International Promotions – an international travel sale will […]

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 […]

War in Ukraine Hits Russian Tourism Indu...

Russian tourism, both inbound and outbound, is being hit hard by the war-torn crisis that unfolded in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine in late February. For more than two years, the tourism industry has been affected due to the spread of Covid-19 which has turned the world upside down. Industry operators say the impact […]

From tent to trident: Salman’s journey a

“Yeh Dekho pool. Ek dum Maldives jaisa hai (See the pool. It’s like in the Maldives).” Salman Khan, 22, is giving a virtual tour of his swanky hotel to his family, who live in a small tent in Mumbai’s Cross Maidan, where his father works as a gardener. On normal cricket afternoons, the tent serves […]

Summer plans and long weekend lead to in...

Online travel company EaseMyTrip has seen a 40-50% increase in advance airline bookings for the upcoming summer season and the Good Friday long weekend. The platform also saw a 20-30% increase in advance bookings for international travel for the months of May and June, with a significant increase in the number of people traveling for […]

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 […]

Preliminary financial results for the 03...

AB Novaturas In March, the “Novaturas” group served 14.2 thousand customers, and the group’s turnover amounted to 10.9 million euros. In total, from January to March, the company served 36,400 customers, down 11% from the same period in 2019 before the pandemic. The cumulative turnover from January to March reached 27.6 million euros and was […]

How to avoid labor and visa fraud when a...

Dubai: Everyone dreams of prosperity, success and finding that elusive job. With so many opportunities to find opportunities in the UAE, it is only natural that some opportunistic people abuse this need. Thus, those wishing to enter the United Arab Emirates for the purposes of work, visit, investment, residence or any other legal purpose could […]

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. • […]

Ignore the middle class naysayers – fly

Minimum visits Like street musicians, cultural wonders will only make you feel guilty for ignoring them. Dubai may be preferable to Rome, for example, if you plan to spend the whole day by your hotel pool. Water Proximity to the pool or the sea is essential on the fly and the flop, for the sense […]

It’s Travel Season and CRED’s Internatio

Summer conjures up memories of cobbled streets, beaches, snorkeling, relaxing by the pool, and indulging your taste buds. It’s time to make your desire to travel come true. We’ve all scoured multiple websites during this time and waited for the time to pack up and fly. CRED International Promotions – an international travel sale that […]

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 […]

Jetstar Asia resumes flights between Sin...

(April 14, 2022, 11:51 +07) Jetstar Asia has resumed flights between Singapore and Danang, Vietnam. With quarantine-free return travel now available between the two cities, Jetstar Asia will operate the route with two flights per week. Flight 3K541 is scheduled to take off from Changi Airport (SIN) at 6:55 p.m. and arrive in Danang (DAD) […]

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 […]

How online travel aggregator Pickyourtra...

The Covid-19 outbreak has posed unprecedented challenges to many businesses, including the travel and hospitality industry. This meant that everything that had been built over the years had fallen to zero. As of March 2020, the Chennai-headquartered Online Travel Aggregator (OTA) Choose your course stared into an empty space and didn’t know if he would […]

Maldives promoted at WTM Africa 2022 tou...

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) had participated in the World Travel Market (WTM) Africa 2022. WTM Africa is the leading global tourism trade show held on the African continent. This year, WTM Africa is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC), from April 11-13, 2022 in the South African […]

“Dream or real reality? / Sarah Engels

Sarah Engels (29) is enjoying the Easter holiday for a family vacation in paradise in the Maldives, as she showed her Instagram fans on her Instagram story on Tuesday. What a dream place! Sarah Engels probably made many of her nearly two million followers green with envy when she shared the first photos from her […]

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 […]

‘Leading the Transformation’ summit turn

The Palacio de Congresos de Palma hosted the Sustainable Destinations Summit organized by UNWTO in partnership with the Mallorca Tourism Foundation. The conference shared environmental, social and economic sustainability best practices developed around the world by leading organizations and companies in these initiatives. Catalina Cladera, President of the Consell of Mallorca, Isabel Oliver from the […]

Maldives tourism marketed in Italy

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) and industry partners participated in BIT Milan, to promote Maldivian tourism in the main traditional source market of the Maldives. BIT Milan, held in Milan, Italy, runs from April 10-12, 2022. MMPRC states that attendance at this event is aligned with their marketing strategies for the Italian […]

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, […]

Fiji’s Momi Bay resort offers cult Maldi

With the return of international travel, people feel like splurging like never before, but there is a way to get the same luxury for a fraction of the price. With the world deprived of international vacations for two years, people are keen to splurge on their trips like never before. But if you’re looking for […]

Hot Deals: Maldives in May and Rock the ...

Travel April 12, 2022 02:003 minute read Tiki Taane is the headliner of Northland’s May Music Festival in the Bay of Islands. Picture/File CHILL-OUT COOK ISLANDS Vacationers wanting beachfront accommodation in Rarotonga, where the youngest are 16, can book a five-night stay at the four-star Crown Beach Resort and Spa in a one-bedroom villa (including […]

The “hidden” island of Levanzo, one of t

It’s the start of high season in many sunny European countries and if you’re like us, you’re ready for a holiday. But, while Benidorm has reopened its beaches and Portugal and France continue to be popular, there are some stunning lesser-known spots. And Italy has some of the most beautiful seaside towns and islands, including […]

A quick guide to all things Emirates ide...

The Emirates ID card will now be used as the primary proof of your residence as an expat and visa stickers in passports have been removed. A historic change that came into effect from today, April 11, 2022. As processes become clearer, here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about the Emirates […]

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 […]

TS folks’ interest in flying to new plac

Posted: Posted Date – 3:57 PM, Mon – 11 Apr 22 Hyderabad: The people of Telangana like to fly to new places for vacations. And this, according to GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), has helped Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here recover from the impact of Covid faster than any other metropolitan airport in […]

Fiji beat New Zealand to win the 2022 Si...

(April 11, 2022, 11:04 +07) Fiji resumed the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in style with a stunning victory in Singapore. The Olympic champions beat rivals New Zealand 28-17 in a thrilling final on Sunday to claim their first series title since Sydney in January 2020. Australia beat Ireland 21-19 to clinch a hard-fought bronze […]

Asian countries are top international tr...

NEW DELH : About a fortnight after the resumption of regular international flights after almost two years, Indians flocked to the United Arab Emirates, the Maldives and Thailand in Asia; Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria in Europe; and other destinations such as Turkey, Australia, the UK and the US, travel industry executives said. “We have seen […]

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 […]

3 exciting new resorts in the Maldives

Kuda Villingili Resort in the North Male Atoll of the Maldives. Kuda Villalingili Resort Of the approximately 1,200 islands in the Maldives, there seems to be a new resort popping up every week, so popular is this collection of white sand/turquoise water/reef and fish-filled atolls in the Indian Ocean. (Even more so after dropping the […]

Athlete and prolific fundraiser with MS ...

Impressive athlete who fundraises prolifically, from rugby to obstacle events, is ‘happiest in skydiving’ when he ‘falls as fast as anyone else’ because multiple sclerosis l left in a wheelchair. Mark Webb, 53, first felt the symptoms of the lifelong wasting disease affecting the brain and spinal cord when he went to look after his […]

Overseas warnings intensify tourism’s ag

By Renishka Fernando Views) : All stakeholders in the tourism industry staged a peaceful protest outside the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) on April 5 Photo by MA Pushpa Kumara Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is once again facing a crisis due to economic, political and social issues that have attracted attention abroad. Countries have […]

UAE tops Gulf Business 100 Arab Powers l...

Five inclusions in the top 10 positions came from the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates topped the Gulf Business 100 Arab Powers list for 2022 with five inclusions in the top 10 positions. Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technologies and Managing Director and Group CEO of Abu […]

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 […]

New summer travel cheat sheet to help US...

Share the article Last update 1 minute ago Have you been looking for the best flight prices for your summer vacation? US online travel giant Expedia analyzed recent data on its web search and found that US travelers were planning their summer vacations even before spring break and Easter break. According to information shared by […]

The most luxurious 5-star hotels where c...

Two planners mentioned Aman Hotels, which offer breathtaking views and luxe amenities like in-room wine cellars and private meditation gardens. The spa at the Aman Tokyo hotel in Japan. Agent Wolf/Shutterstock Aman has 33 luxury resorts, hotels and private residences in 20 countries around the world, but some of Aman’s most popular resorts are in […]

One Luxury offers new limited hotel and ...

With the best price guarantee, customers can get a luxury trip One of the main luxury travel agencies in Germany, One Luxury is relaunching its website designed to facilitate reservations for 5-star luxury hotels and luxury package tours. The company is also offering new limited offers of luxury hotels/resorts for travel to the Maldives with […]

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 […]

Kapil Sharma’s wife Ginni Chatrath, chil

Image source: INSTAGRAM/KAPILSHARMA Comedian Kapil Sharma celebrates his birthday Strong points Kapil Sharma shared glimpses of his birthday party on social media For Kapil’s birthday, his wife Ginni Chatrath and their two children are also present Kapil has been busy shooting his next film, directed by Nandita Das “Comedy King” Kapil Sharma recently turned a […]

Laura Hamilton on Vacation She’ll Never

For TV presenter Laura Hamilton, traveling isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life. Having been one of the faces of Channel 4 A place in the sun Over the past decade, she has visited destinations all over the world. Outside office hours, you’ll likely find her on Spain’s Costa Del Sol – where […]

7 things to put in your travel backpack

With the country opening the doors to travel again, after two long years, we have our wish list ready. As excited as we are about traveling to new destinations, we’ll all admit that packing the essentials for the trip is definitely tedious. From sunglasses to toiletries, we have an endless list of travel essentials. So […]

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 […]

Russian billionaires lack paradise to st...

As Russia increasingly becomes a pariah in the global financial system, billionaires who have long sheltered their fortunes overseas suddenly have far fewer options for where to put their money. Repatriating assets to a country heading for economic ruin, putting them within reach of Putin, is a disastrous proposition. But so does keeping them in […]

Top 10 tips to save on travel and boost ...

As the summer season approaches, people start thinking about where they will take their next vacation. For some, this is the first break since the pandemic quarantined the world. Although Covid-19 continues to cast shadows over people’s daily lives, the nation has to deal with other trying factors such as the cost of living crisis. […]

Mexico, Iceland and other countries you ...

People across Scotland and the UK will be eager to head abroad for an Easter holiday – many having not left the UK since before the pandemic. With the easing of travel restrictions at home and abroad and the reopening of tourism, the demand for vacations abroad has been considerable. While some countries still have […]

Maldives shelters sanctioned yachts of R...

Maldives will not actively pursue yacht seizures – sources Fears impact of Russian sanctions on tourism industry – sources “Fantastic” to think that the yachts will be confiscated MALE, April 7 (Reuters) – A day after coal and fertilizer billionaire Andrey Melnichenko was placed on the European Union’s sanctions list on March 9, his superyacht […]

These are the 10 smallest countries you ...

What makes traveling enjoyable are the discoveries people make on their journeys. While traveling, one can discover many things about the world that one never thought could exist. Countries differ in many ways such as culture, lifestyle, landscape, people, attractions and much more. A tourist exploring different counties has a chance to learn a lot […]

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 […]

Tourism chief tells SLAITO and SLAPCEO t...

Calls on industry bodies to remove personal agendas Ask SLAITO President Thilak Weerasinghe to meet her rather than flee the crisis Says she can’t be bought off with posh vacations, plane tickets or bullied like previous presidents Rejects all claims on proposed tourism law […]

TUI 2022 Awards: Greek hotels among the ...

Five Greek hotels received this year the TUI Global Hotel Awardsplacing them among the tour operator’s top hotels globally for 2022. TUI’s prestigious awards recognize hotels that have received exceptionally high customer satisfaction scores and demonstrated their commitment to durability. “Year after year, our hotel partners have helped us create unforgettable vacations for our guests,” […]

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 […]

MMPRC launches a new campaign with ASTA

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched a new marketing campaign in association with the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA). The new marketing initiative will target the US traveler market, which will be a one-year campaign. As part of this initiative, the island nation will be placed on the ASTA Worldwide […]

Bangladeshi passport remains the 9th wea...

Bangladeshi passport ranks fifth in South Asia April 06, 2022, 8:55 p.m. Last modification: 06 April 2022, 21:35 Representative image. Photo: Collected “> Representative image. Photo: Collected The Bangladeshi passport again ranked ninth in the world as its holder can only travel to 40 out of 227 destinations worldwide without a prior visa, according to […]

Full list of 14 countries with no Covid ...

Coronavirus has changed the world of travel with Covid testing and vaccine requirements now an integral part of holidays. The good news is that countries are easing their restrictions – in fact, 14 countries, including Mexico, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, have scrapped Covid travel rules entirely. With UK travel rules having ended when you return […]

Outrigger Acquires Five-Star Resort in t...

WHY IT RATES: Both loyal Outrigger guests and new to the brand will love the luxurious five-star Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru resort, which includes Outrigger’s signature experiences to deliver memorable excursions, like coral reef restoration. – Lacey Pfalz, Associate Editor, TravelPulse Outrigger Hospitality Group announced today that it has acquired the newly renovated five-star Maafushivaru Resort […]

The tenth edition of the MALT Congress 2...

Published on: Wednesday April 6th 2022 The landmark edition of the annual MALT Congress held in Dubai on March 30-31, 2022 saw a great turnout of over 200 buyers. Offering a platform for buyers and suppliers to connect and build relationships, there was no better place for industry stalwarts to understand today’s market. A haven […]

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, […]

Iconic New York hotel brand Waldorf Asto...

Artist’s impression of the One Circular Quay development. Photo: artist view Iconic luxury hotel brand Waldorf Astoria is expanding Down Under, with plans to launch its first property in Sydney by 2025. The Hilton-owned Waldorf Astoria Sydney will occupy a 28-story skyscraper in the highly anticipated One Circular Quay mixed-use development, considered one of the […]

5 luxury outdoor, wellness and nature re...

Remember when “forest bathing” made us smile? No more. The Japanese, of course, have long believed in the health benefits of shinrin yoku, their term for it. And thinkers like John Muir and Henry David Thoreau testified eloquently in their writings to the clarity and inspiration they found on nature walks. These days, doctors are […]

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 […]

“Tourism policies need to be overhauled”

Tourism is a major economic driver in many Southeast Asian countries: in 2019, it contributed US$393 billion to the region’s GDP. But the Covid-19 pandemic and border closures had dire consequences for the millions of people who made their living in the industry. These enforced respites, however, have highlighted the effects of overtourism, after rapid […]

Want to sleep at Old Trafford the night ...

(05 April 2022, 12:19 +07) Marriott’s innovative loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy, has teamed up with Manchester United to offer one lucky fan and guest the chance to wake up at the legendary Old Trafford football stadium on match day, in the comfort of a suite transformed into a room with a view of the pitch. […]

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 […]

Demand for tickets abroad on the rise, a...

A week after the resumption of scheduled overseas commercial air operations from India, demand for international travel has shown a “clear acceleration”, encouraging travel service providers. People are desperate to travel after a two-year lull and demand and inquiries are skyrocketing despite rising airfares, some industry players have said. Indiver Rastogi, president and group head […]

MMPRC launches campaign with ASTA

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched a marketing campaign with the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA). MMPRC states that this campaign targets the United States (US) market. They said this is a one-year campaign, which will place the Maldives in the ASTA Worldwide Destination Guide, which is a valuable country-by-country […]

This Bioluminescent Florida Tour Will Li...

What better way to see Florida at night than with a tour of its bioluminescent side? Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in North America, and it’s not hard to wonder why. Florida is home to the famous Disneyland Park, as well as beautiful beaches, incredible wildlife, and vibrant nightlife. From soaking […]

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 […]

Ukraine crisis threatens tourism recover...

MADRID, April 4, 2022: After the unprecedented fall in 2020 and 2021, international tourism is starting to show signs of a gradual recovery in 2022, but the Ukraine crisis could hamper progress. On the positive side, UNWTO reports that as of March 24, 12 destinations had no Covid-19 restrictions in place, and more destinations are […]

An exquisite stone carved Hindu temple

The Kathireshan Hindu temple maintained by the villagers when it resurfaced in the Maussakele reservoir bed is a symbol of communal harmony. The famous Hindu temple resurfacing in the dry reservoir bed of Maussakele drew me to the once grand old town of Maskeliya and now a dusty town in an arid landscape. For someone […]

Cheval Blanc Paris rewarded by Michelin ...

“These stars recognize Arnaud Donckele’s years of hard work and his high standards. He is a genius alchemist who takes us on a journey full of emotion and poetry. He transforms each of his creations into something exceptional and never stops reinventing himself to continue to surprise us every day and take us on a […]

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 […]

Passenger traffic at Hyderabad airport e...

Single-day passenger numbers from Hyderabad International Airport reached around 53,000 on March 27, or around 109% of pre-Covid average daily domestic traffic, the airport operator revealed on Sunday. The airport also recorded the highest number of post-Covid domestic air traffic (ATM) movements of 374 on the same day. On […]

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. […]

Austrian Airlines prepares for Easter tr...

As Austria prepares for its Easter holidays, national carrier Austrian Airlines is gearing up for a busy holiday season. The carrier has seen unprecedented demand for leisure flights, with nearly 58,000 travelers crossing the Mediterranean from its Vienna hub in the first weekend. Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl noted the increased interest in travel by […]

Big relief for Indian tour operators whe...

The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has expressed sincere gratitude to the Government of India for abolishing the levy of withholding tax (TCS) on the sale of overseas tour packages for foreign tourists who book trips through through tour operators located in India. According to Mr. Rajiv Mehra, President of the Indian Association of […]

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). […]

Place2Go promotion aims to lure Indian t...

April 2, 2022 – The Indian market is huge and offers an opportunity that may not yet have been fully exploited by the Croatian tourism sector. In the post-pandemic period, Indian tourists are hungry for travel, and the Place2Go promotion might just put Croatia on their map. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, after a two-year […]

Sam Faiers’ daughter is the spitting ima

Sam Faiers has taken hair advice from the royal family, it seems, after styling his daughter Rosie’s locks in a way that matches Princess Charlotte’s recent hairstyle. The former The Only Way Is Essex star, 31, took to her Instagram Stories to gushed about four-year-old Rosie’s locks as she revealed her hair was “getting so […]

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 […]

Most visitors interested in domestic des...

Show will help revive Bangladesh’s tourism industry after Covid shock, organizer hopes April 01, 2022, 9:55 p.m. Last modification: April 01, 2022, 10:11 p.m. Tourists and locals came to enjoy the beauty of the mountains of Bandarban during the rainy season. Photo: TBS “> Tourists and locals came to enjoy the beauty of the mountains […]

I have visited almost every country in t...

Torbjørn Pedersen agrees that his idea sounds crazy. Travel to every country in the world, live on just US$20 a day, and do it all without ever using a plane. Crazy, yes, but as Pedersen says, “a good kind of crazy”. For the past nine years, Pedersen, also known as Thor, has criss-crossed the world, […]

Vice President Naseem wraps up successfu...

Vice President Faisal Naseem has concluded his official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Vice President traveled to Dubai earlier this week to attend the 2022 World Government Summit. During his four-day visit, Vice President Naseem signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Maldivian government on exchanging experiences on development and […]

Man caught flying without shoes on stole...

A pilot who allegedly flew a civilian plane in Italy on Wednesday was wearing only socks when a French military plane forced him to land. The plane was disrupting air traffic over Nice, according to a Tweeter of the Air and Space Forces. This man had crossed several no-fly zones, including the airspace above the […]

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 […]

Where is Jennifer Robertson, the widow o...

In October 2018, Jennifer Robertson was living the life of her dreams. She had just married her best friend, Gerald “Gerry” Cotten, in a ceremony at a Scottish castle; she had recently started a property management business; and, using money from Cotten’s incredibly profitable Bitcoin exchange, she and Cotten had spent the past two years […]

Melanie Moore on cappuccino, carbs and t...

Melanie Moore in Paris. While actress and dancer Melanie Moore can’t get enough of Paris, she can’t wait to spend the next 16 months in the United States playing Scout in the nationwide tour of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “I’m so excited to see parts of the country that I’ve never seen before,” Moore, 30, […]

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 […]

5 Tourist Destinations With Stunning Nat...

5 Tourist Destinations With Stunning Natural Wonders March 31, 2022, 2:34 p.m. 2 minute read The natural phenomena of these places will not fail to enchant you. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Even though humans have explored many layers of the universe, there are still so many things beyond the mind. Several natural phenomena can be […]

Reopening of borders: hope and joy for M...

Over the past few days, I’ve met some of my peers in the travel industry, and I could see a hint of hope on their exhausted faces. They were beaming with joy, and rightly so, after going through crushing hardships over the past two years. Yes, we all know by now that this April Fool’s […]

Beginning of the 3-day tourism fair in t...

Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Md Mokammel Hossain along with tour operators, agents, stakeholders and guests inaugurate the “10th Mastercard Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2022” at Bangabandhu International on Wednesday Dhaka Convention Center. – Photo press release. An international tourism fair titled the 10th Mastercard Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair 2022 kicked […]

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 […]

Jada Pinkett Smith Speaks, Chris Rock Co...

Arts and Entertainment Office Wed, Mar 30, 2022 12:50 PM Last updated on: Wed, Mar 30, 2022 1:00 PM Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock. Photo: Collected “> Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock. Photo: Collected Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock onstage at the 2022 Oscars. Since the controversial incident, Jada Pinkett Smith has […]

Catch the first rays | TTG Asia

The Maldives was one of the first destinations to reopen amid the pandemic, giving it a first-mover advantage. Feizal Samath uncovers how the island nation is nurturing travel dreams through targeted campaigns and marketing efforts over the past two years. HIMMAFUSHI / MALDIVES – MARCH 08, 2019: Long hair Caucasian surfer rides tropical ocean wave […]

Silversea Cruises launches new ship in G...

“It’s not really a place you can experience from a hotel,” says Jason Liberty, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean Group. We are in the Galapagos Islands, the highly protected volcanic archipelago some 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador where 26-year-old Charles Darwin found inspiration for his theories of evolution. And, instead of a […]

4 big trends in luxury travel

Travelers are looking for sustainable stays like The Ranch at Laguna Beach. Laguna Beach Ranch The pandemic has changed the way we travel, from COVID testing to mobile check-ins in hotels to using QR codes in restaurants. While some recent changes may prove temporary, others are part of longer-term trends, from purpose-built wellness sanctuaries to […]

Hotel Review: Cora Cora Maldives Resort

In a secluded stretch of ocean north of the equator, Cora Cora, or Raa Maamigili, is a small but bustling ecosystem of restaurants, greenery and local wildlife. The Cora Cora Maldives resort prides itself on offering just 100 rooms, a mix of iconic Maldivian overwater villas or airy beach properties nestled on the waterfront surrounded […]

MMPRC launches campaigns to market the M...

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched campaigns to promote the Maldives in the Southeast Asian market. MMPRC, in collaboration with Pacific World Travel Agency (PWTA), has launched a year-long e-learning program targeting the Southeast Asian market. The program will run from March 28, 2022 to March 28, 2023. The MMPRC states […]

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 […]

Couples Whose Honeymoon Gone Wrong Could...

Couples whose honeymoons didn’t go as planned could get the chance to do it all over again – but this time on a hassle-free Maldives vacation Lucky couple can stay at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort Honeymoons are meant to be an exciting journey for newlyweds, whether you’re checking off a bucket list destination or exploring […]

Exploring Nepal on a budget

Nepal is one of the cheapest countries in Asia for travelers and it’s easy to explore this beautiful, culturally rich country on a budget. There are plenty of cheap places to stay and eat, public transport is very good value, entry fees for attractions are low by international standards and those mountain scenery amazing are […]

The first couple conclude a four-day tou...

The first couple have completed their tour of the southernmost towns of Addu and Fuvahmulah. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed concluded their four-day visit to the southernmost towns on Monday. They led a delegation of Cabinet ministers and senior government officials on the trip, which was also joined by India’s External […]

Flight warning as British Airways releas...

BRITS traveling with British Airways are warned that they must always wear masks if traveling to 50 destinations. The airline announced it was scrapping its mandatory mask policy earlier this month if passengers were flying to a country where face masks are not mandatory. 2 British Airways passengers must wear masks if flying to any […]

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, […]

IndiGo starts operations from Pantnagar ...

IndiGo has launched flights connecting Pantnagar in Uttarakhand with Delhi and Dehradun. Dehradun-Pantnagar and Delhi-Pantnagar flights will operate daily, the airline said in a statement. “Celebrating our inaugural flights to and from Pantnagar – our 72nd domestic destination. We are pleased to further increase connectivity by adding another station in the state of Uttarakhand,” according […]

After China, Russian Foreign Minister Se...

The dates of the Russian Foreign Minister’s visit to New Delhi will be announced as soon as EAM S Jaishankar returns from its tour of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will soon visit New Delhi. (File photo: REUTERS) After China, the Russian Foreign Minister will soon stop in New Delhi. […]

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 […]

British Airways crew hit with luxury hot...

BRITISH Airways staff have been banned from all-inclusive hotel deals at a luxury resort after a drunk flight attendant passed out on a beach. Guests watched as the rookie collapsed in the Maldives during a layover between flights. 1 A British Airways stewardess appalled staff at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma in the MaldivesCredit: Alamy […]